After our successful first Music Director Preview Tour in January 2018, we are excited to offer the inaugural familiarisation expedition to Europe again in January 2019. Specifically designed for music teachers, this tour gives you the chance to discover first-hand the opportunities and experiences available to your students on a European Music Tour.
The tour will feature visits to unique performance venues across Europe, guided tours of relevant music destinations, and meetings with local tour operators and musical organisers. There will also be time to explore some of Europe’s most beautiful cities such as Vienna, Budapest, Venice and Rome.
Accompanied by experienced Music Director, Mr David Mowat (Wesley College, Melbourne), there will be opportunities to collaborate with like-minded music educators, so you can return with a clear plan for your own group’s music tour.
On this tour, we will begin by travelling to the captivating city of Budapest. Here, we will see amazing performance venues and gain an understanding of Hungarian music, history, and culture during a guided sightseeing tour. Then, finish the visit with a dinner cruise on the River Danube.
Next on the itinerary is Bratislava. Here, we will meet with the organisers of the International Youth Music Festival, before arriving in the beautiful city of Vienna. In Vienna, you will explore magnificent venues available for your students to perform in, tour the historic Schonbrunn Palace and attend a classical concert.
From there, we head to Italy. First stop is Venice, to inspect the accommodation and performance venues available to groups, before continuing south to Tuscany. Overnight accommodation is in the spa town of Montecatini. From here we will visit the wonders of Florence and Lucca and meet with local music organisers to discuss concert possibilities.
Our last night is in Rome, the eternal city. While in Rome, there will be chances to check out further venues for your students to perform in and our tour guide will take us to see some of the world’s most iconic sites.
Through our local contacts in Europe, we have negotiated a special price of $2500 per person. This includes all flights, accommodation (8 nights, in properties where your group will stay), all transfers, breakfast and dinner daily, bespoke tours and a bi-lingual tour escort AND the tour will qualify for Professional Development recognition.
Plus, if you book a school group tour with Angas Travel before 30 June 2019, for travel in 2020 or 2021 with a minimum of 30 students, your participation fee in the Music Director Preview Tour will be returned to you (or reimbursed to the group tour cost).
There are only 10 spaces available (one per school/organisation and subject to eligibility as per the Terms and Conditions). Register your interest today by filling out the form below.
Bookings close 15 September 2018.