Orchestra Trips

Choose Encore for your next orchestra tour and travel with confidence. Directors for orchestra’s of all sizes trust us for our reliability and meticulous attention to detail. We understand your unique needs, and have access to a wide variety of world-class concert halls and historic venues that your performers are sure to love. Our best-in-class instrument insurance ensures the safety of your instruments, allowing you to focus on leading and inspiring your orchestra. Join the many orchestra directors that travel with us, and find out why Encore means more.

What type of orchestras are traveling?

From the young violinist just starting their musical journey to the professionals working in the music industry, we run trips for all orchestra types.

  • High School Orchestras

  • College/University Orchestras

  • Elementary and Middle School Orchestras

  • Community Orchestras

  • Semi-Professional Orchestras

  • Youth Orchestras

  • Children’s Orchestras

Your Orchestra Trip Experience

Appropriate Orchestral Venues

Based on your orchestra’s size, experience, ability and repertoire, we’ll hand-pick appropriate venues just for you. We guarantee that the acoustics, stage size and venue type will be suitable for your orchestra.

Instrument & Equipment Rentals

We take care of all your instrument and equipment rental needs. Whether you need large percussion, an upright bass, or a grand piano, we’ll make sure it’s ready for you on the stage.

Temperature-Controlled Instrument Trucks

We handle your instruments with care. Upon request, we’ll book a temperature-controlled instrument truck to travel alongside your group. Your instruments are in good hands.

Instrument Insurance

Traveling with instruments can still be nerve-wracking! That’s why both our Ultimate and Ultimate Plus Insurance Plans offer instrument insurance for passengers, with the option to upgrade for additional coverage.

Instrument Storage

With Encore, your instruments will be safely stored in a separate room at the hotel, plus, we’ll work with the venues and coach driver to ensure a safe storage space for your things during your performances.

Set-Up, Sound Checks and Rehearsals

We’ll schedule plenty of time for your sound checks and rehearsals prior to each performance and we’ll work with you in advance to determine how much time you will need.

Publicity Materials

Your orchestra’s press kit is of the utmost importance when requesting to play in venues overseas. Our Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Orchestra’s Press Kit will show you how to put these materials together.

Repertoire Approval

Whether performing for a formal performance, joint or benefit concert, repertoire selection is key to a successful orchestra trip. We’ll help you select your orchestra’s touring repertoire and send to your designated venues for approval.

Attire & Changing Rooms

We’ll keep you informed of what concert attire you’ll need to bring and we’ll even book your changing rooms in advance!

Balance & Ringers

We know that your orchestra’s balance is important during your recruitment strategies. We’ll help you keep an eye on your balance through our passenger reports and can even hire ringers if you need them!

Joint Concerts, Workshops and Benefit Concerts

Looking to work with a local orchestra, participate in a workshop with a member of the local Philharmonic or want to raise money for a charity during your performance? Ask us to include some of these options in your proposal.

Customize Your Tour

Are you ready to take your ensemble to new places? Get a quote from one of our tour consultants who will help you customize a trip to meet your goals.

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You have been an absolute joy. If I hate to rate the whole experience I would recommend this to everyone else. You guys have treated us like royalty.

Orchestra Director, ID

This trip exceeded my expectations in every way. Every detail was superb.

Orchestra Director, ID

I always feel the staff at Encore Tours are true partners in our touring endeavors. Thank you!

Steven K.
Orchestra Director, MA

Popular Orchestra Trip Itineraries

Mozart, Haydn And Dvořák

10 Days / 2 Munich / 2 Salzburg / 2 Vienna / 2 Prague

Spanish Flair

10 Days / 2 Barcelona / 2 Valencia / 2 Granada / 2 Madrid

Argentina Adventure

8 Days / 4 Buenos Aires / 2 Mar Del Plata / 2 Rosario

Popular International Orchestra Venues



The Musikverein is one of the most prestigious classical performance venues in the world. The globally-esteemed acoustics and architectural grandeur make the ‘Great Hall’ an unparalleled location for a classical concert. The Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, has an impressive calendar of classical events. It would be a true honor for any classical performer to play here.

Mozarteum, Great Hall


The concert hall is located under the gaze of the Hohensalzburg Fortress in the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, a school specializing in the arts. It is suitable for choirs and orchestras and features a new 50 stop tracker action organ, installed in 2010! Take a virtual tour.

Shanghai Oriental Art Center


This venue offers not one, but three concert halls (Concert Hall, Opera Hall and Performance Hall ) ranging in capacity from 300 to nearly 2,000 seats. The building opened in 2005 and since has hosted professional and amateur ensembles from around the globe. The venue is probably most famous for its architectural design in which its halls are connected to resemble a butterfly orchid from the view above!

Teatro Nacional

San Jose

This gorgeous Neo-classical arts complex in central San José is considered to be the finest historical building in the capital city. Its interior contains lavish furnishings and décor. The theater’s use is highly limited and requires that groups go through a selection process prior to admission for performing. We are proud to offer this venue for our talented and inspiring groups who travel to Costa Rica.



This beautiful Neo-Renaissance Hall in the heart of Prague is one of the oldest concert halls in Europe. Built in the late 1800’s, the structure contributed greatly to the development of Czechoslovakia as it housed the seat of the state parliment during the world wars. Today it is home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, many classical concerts, and is one of the main venues of the Prague Spring International Music Festival. It’s excellent acoustics make it a wonderful venue for symphony orchestras.

Smetana Hall


Named after the late Romantic composer, Bed’ich Smetana, this stunning Art Nouveau building was designed by noted architects of the era Osvald Poivka and Antonin Balsanek. Both architects worked hard to perfect the venues excellent acoustics. Smetana Hall’s impressive program of events throughout the year include the world-famous Prague Spring Festival. This is a truly exceptional setting for any classical performance!

Herkulessaal at the Residenz


Herkulessaal, or Hercules Hall, is a 1,270 seat hall used for concerts, ceremonies, lectures, and conferences. It is located inside the beautiful royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs in the center of Munich. Today the complex, known as the Munich Residenz, contains ten courtyards, beautiful gardens, and a stunning interior. There are over 130 rooms on display inside and your group could have a chance to experience and perform in this incredible palace.



The Harpa concert hall, which opened in 2011, is now a distinguished European venue with four concert halls and two informal performance areas. Notable spaces include the Eldborg Main Hall (up to 1,800 attendees), Norðurljós Recital Hall (seating for 520), Silfurberg Conference Hall for large performances, and the Kaldalón Auditorium for small ensembles.

Slovak Radio Hall


This contemporary building, which replicates an inverted pyramid was built in 1983. This hall provides excellent acoustics and hosts many professional music groups. The Radio Hall is the home of the Symphony Orchestra of the Slovak Radio and the Children Choir of the Slovak Radio.

Teatro El Círculo


This theater is known for its interior and exterior beauty, particularly the unique stage curtain featuring images from Greek mythology. Said to have an acoustic quality similar to New York’s Metropolitan Opera, this performance venue is a must when visiting Argentina.

Palau de la Musica Catalan


This breathtaking concert hall was built in the early 1900s in the middle of Barcelona. Along with the stunning stained glass dome ceiling, the structure includes a number of statues and designs that stand as homages to specific musical works. The concert hall is the only hall in Europe to be lit during daylight hours solely by natural light. This UNESCO World Heritage Site seats approximately 2,200 people and has seen performances by various artists ranging from Strauss, Stravinsky, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and more!

Royal Albert Hall


This large concert hall in Westminster holds over 5,000 seats and is used for professional ensembles. Every year, the hall plays host to hundreds of concerts, from jazz to classical to contemporary. Be sure to stop in for a visit on your tour to London and maybe perform or attend a concert here!