Traveling on a performance trip is a moving experience. We want you to have a life-changing tour, and offer a number of ways to help you get there. From scholarships before you go, to photo and video contests after you return, Encore is there from start to finish to create a seamless trip experience.
"Singing in the beautiful old churches is something I've always wanted to do. A few times, I was moved to tears which made singing hard. The experience was so moving!"
"One of the highlights for me was watching our kids hang out with the kids from the Irish music group in Cork. The kids actually came back the next day to hang out with the kids in our group and it was really cool!"
"The high point of the trip was singing in Salzburg Cathedral. Such an awesome experience! The tours and experiences you arranged were wonderful. It's hard to choose highlights because it was all so exciting."
"The trip was amazing! Ireland is the most beautiful place on the planet!! But there was an extra special magic touring the countryside with our group and our outstanding guides Phil and Espin!!! We even learned some Gaelic!!"
"The audience in Bratislava were so appreciative and seemed to be grateful for the performance. The venue was tremendous; an old Franciscan church with great acoustics. I cried when we completed our concert and saw looks of joy on our audience's faces."
"The pacing was excellent. It was great that each travel day had no performances and that our performance days always had time for sightseeing."
"A highlight of my trip: performing on stage of Carnegie Hall, the gracious reception by the NJYS conductor backstage after our performance and seeing a fellow parent violinist moved to tears as he watched his 8 year old standing there playing in such a legendary hall."
"Singing with 172 other musicians and the wonderful chamber orchestra under the direction of Gerald Wirth in St. Stephens Cathedral; it was an awesome experience I will always remember. Vienna is truly beautiful."
"Our Encore Tour Manager, Ian Graham, and Gerrie, the bus driver from Holland were the best! I will never forget this experience. My heart is overjoyed! Thanks for the experience of a lifetime. I look forward to my next trip with Encore Tours and ACIS."
"Everything was well organized and timed in a way to keep the kids moving and doing something new every day. Tour managers were absolutely wonderful; they anticipated what the kids/adults needed and answered every question!"
Expect fun, expect adventure, expect to return home with stories you'll be telling family and friends for years. You can also expect the following:
You'll be in centrally-located three- and four-star hotels, dine on delicious three-course meals featuring the finest local cuisine, be courted by the best tour managers in the business and see the incredible sites at your destination!
We've said it a thousand times, but our Tour Managers really are the best in the business. In 2015, our Tour Managers were rated 100% excellent by traveling passengers. They'll be with your group from start to finish, keeping you on time, telling you incredible stories about your touring destinations and making you laugh along the way!
You'll receive access to your own personal online account so you can see updates to your itinerary, flight arrangements and hotel accommodations. You'll even get sightseeing recommendations for your touring destination!
Your personal online account gives you options to pay. Pay by online checking account, credit card, printed check or even sign up for automatic payments, giving you an easy way to pay your way.
While your Group Leader works with our Tour Consultants and Program Managers, we have a whole Client Services department dedicated to serving you. Call or email them with any questions!
firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-795-0813
We know that our passengers work hard to fundraise for their tour. With Encore, you have the opportunity to raise even more funds through our scholarship opportunities and photo/video contests.
When you travel with Encore, your insurance is already included, granting you automatic health and trip cancellation/interruption insurance in case of illness. There is also an option to upgrade insurance and even add instrument insurance!
Encore buys currency ahead of time, so your price never changes based on the exchange rate. Your rate is guaranteed.
As a smaller division of American Council for International Studies (ACIS) and American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS), Encore Tours reaps the benefits of additional financial backing and security, specialized insurance policies and more. Your money is always safe with Encore.
Encore has a global infrastructure and 24/7 on duty staff around the world and are equipped at handling all travel-related emergencies. Check out our Safety and Security Handbook to learn more.
Ready to travel with Encore Tours? We look forward to working with you to put together a trip worth remembering! Here's what you'll need to do for your trip:
Fill out our online or printed registration form. Be sure to review the Terms & Conditions!
Log in to your online account to view itinerary, choose your insurance option and make payments.
Turn in your passport information and your signed application form as soon as possible!
Keep an eye out for Encore Tours/ACIS invoices and emails. Be sure to follow the prompts.
Download our ultimate packing list, pack your bags and enjoy the performance trip of a lifetime!
Every year, Encore and ACIS offer Travel Scholarships for Encore Tours passengers in grades 6 - 12. This competition offers students the chance to be rewarded for their creative expression and interest in the world. We offer travel scholarships toward any Encore program, broken into three categories: artwork, photography and writing.Learn More
Go ahead, take a shot! You could be rewarded greatly. Every summer, Encore offers participants a chance to submit their trip photos and videos for a chance to win some awesome prizes, including $500 grand prize gift cards to Amazon. Our #MoreEncore contest is exclusively for Encore participants and our parent company ACIS Photo Contest is open to all ACIS & Encore travelers. Participants can submit to multiple contests to triple their chances of winning.