A stunning backdrop for outdoor concerts, with the possibility to perform in France and Switzerland!

A tour to the French Alps will be truly relaxing; a chance to unwind and focus on your musical pursuits within a natural environment. Evian-les-Bains, famous for its water and thermal baths, will be your base during your stay. This area offers a stunning backdrop to outdoor concerts, as well as a beautiful setting to relax and spend time at leisure! The location of this trip also enables you and your ensemble the chance to take part in concerts in both France and Switzerland.

Venues

Montreux Jazz Festival View
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Montreux Jazz Festival

Time of year: July

Montreux is only a short journey away from Evian, where your band will be...

Evian town square View
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Evian town square

Bands can perform by the Musical Fountain overlooking the lake. The concert will be part of the local summer festival...

Chamonix town square View
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Chamonix town square

Only an hour away is this beautiful town where you will be able to combine a concert in the main...

The "Musical Fountain" View
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The "Musical Fountain"

Located on the Henri-Buet Esplanade in the Les Mouettes port, this fountain offers onlookers a spectacle of water jets...

Suggested Itinerary (6 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Midnight pick up and travel to Dover for Channel crossing

Travel through France

Arrive evening at the accommodation

2

Travel to Montreux in Switzerland

Visit the waterpark

Afternoon concert in Montreux, as part of the Jazz Festival

Possibility to have your evening meal in Montreux and enjoy the evening acitivities

3

Visit Yvoire, a lovely village in France

Afternoon concert in Yvoire

Travel to Thonon-les-Bains

Evening meal at the accommodation

4

Travel to Geneva and visit the town and its famous Jet d'Eau

Visit the Red Cross Museum and a chocolate factory

Travel back to Evian

Early evening meal at the hotel followed by concert in Evian

5

Check out of your centre, and take a boat across to Lausanne

Meet coach and set off for overnight travel to Calais

Overnight journey

6

Ferry/tunnel crossing

Arrive back at school

6 days, 4 nights Price from £379 pp
  • 4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel (TV/video/WC/seatbelts)
  • Return ferry/Eurotunnel crossings
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Detailed information pack
  • Arrangement of 3 concerts including publicity and advertising
  • Comprehensive travel and medical insurance
  • Itinerary planning service
  • Motorway tolls and taxes
  • VAT

Accommodation

Excursions

Jet d'eau (water foutain)

Jet d'eau (water foutain)

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Originally a simple security valve at the Coulouvrenière hydraulic factory this water fountain has, over the years, grown to be… Read More

Aquaparc - Le Bouvret

Aquaparc - Le Bouvret

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Immerse yourself in a world that combines fun and relaxation! The Aquaparc has four extraordinary worlds for you to discover.… Read More

Aiguille du Midi Cable Car

Aiguille du Midi Cable Car

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The Aigulille du Midi is the highest alpine lift system in Europe. Starting at 1,030 metres at the valley bottom, the cable car takes you 3,842 metres, to “the roof-top of the world”.… Read More

Mer de Glace

Mer de Glace

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The glacier attracts more than a million visitors every year. In 1909, the first mountain railway was built taking visitors to the glacier.In 1946, a tunnel and grotto were carved into the ice to provide a gallery penetrating to the core of the glacier and permitting an insight of this fascinating natural phenomenon.… Read More

The "Musical Fountain"

The "Musical Fountain"

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Located on the Henri-Buet Esplanade in the Les Mouettes port, this fountain offers onlookers a spectacle of water jets set to various musical scores (duration: around a half hour). From June to October.… Read More

United Nations

United Nations

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The United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has more than 1,600 staff, andis the biggest United Nations duty station outside… Read More

Boat Cruise on Lake Geneva

Boat Cruise on Lake Geneva

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The Lake of Geneva, nestled amidst the Alps is a true inland sea making possible a wide range of cruises:… Read More

Demonstration Cheese-dairy (la Maison du Gruyère)

Demonstration Cheese-dairy (la Maison du Gruyère)

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Snuggling near the mountain pastures at the foot of Gruyères Castle. The Maison du Gruyère invites you to discover the Le Gruyère AOC. The Maison du Gruyère takes you into the heart of the senses with an exhibition on fragrances and tastes. You will discover the secrets of cheese-making according to ancestral tradition.… Read More

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1 Creating Your Perfect Trip

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I love when I get the chance to go on tour with a group and see first-hand the dream that I've helped to make into a reality. – Alison Fox Music Sales & Product Manager

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A lovely place to visit, the generally short travel time to venues/excursions each day really helped to make the visit more pleasant. — Somerset Music , August 2016

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