Perform in beautiful and historic surroundings in Tuscany!

The beauty of Tuscany is incomparable, providing a truly striking and inspirational place for you to visit and perform. This region offers a variety of venues suitable for bands, orchestras and choirs, such as the Chiesa di San Michele in medieval Lucca and spectacular Tettucio Spa in Montecatini. You will have the opportunity to explore the city of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, and Pisa, to see its famous leaning tower.

Venues

Mercantia Festival View
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Mercantia Festival

Time of year: Mid-JulyYour ensemble can perform an outdoor concert as part of this incredible festival, which takes place...

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Tettucio Spa

Tettucio Spa plays host to a number of performances throughout the summer months, ranging from small choral ensembles to large...

Chiesa di San Michele View
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Chiesa di San Michele

The Chiesa di San Michele is located in the centre of Lucca, the medieval walled city and home town of...

Basilica Santa Maria Assunta View
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Basilica Santa Maria Assunta

This modern-looking basilica built in the 1950's is located in the heart of Montecatini Terme and is...

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Chiesa di San Salvatore in Ognissanti, Florence

Perform at this historic church in central Florence - the final resting place of Sandro Botticelli and Amerigo Vespucci!

Seaside camping View
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Barco Reale Camping

Entertain campers at this spectacular glamping and campsite in the Tuscan hills!

Church View
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St. Mark's Church, Florence

Perform at this Anglican church in the heart of Florence!

Suggested Itinerary (7 days, 4 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary
1

Travel to Dover

Ferry/tunnel crossing

Overnight travel

2

Arrive in Montecatini Terme

Explore the resort

Evening meal at your accommodation followed by a rehearsal

3

Head east for a full day in Florence

Visit the Duomo, Uffizi Gallery, Pitti Palazzo and Boboli Gardens

Late afternoon/early evening concert in Florence

4

Depart for Lucca and visit the Puccini house

Walk along the medieval walls

Visit Pisa and its famous leaning tower

Evening performance at a local holiday village

5

Morning visit to Siena; home of the Palio horse race

Transfer to San Gimignano for an afternoon performance

Farewell evening meal

6

Take the funicular to Montecatini Alto for some stunning views

Depart mid-afternoon for return journey to Calais

Overnight journey

7

Ferry/tunnel crossing

Arrive back at school

7 days, 4 nights Price from £689 pp
  • 4 nights' half-board accommodation
  • Return executive coach travel (TV/video/WC/seatbelts)
  • Return ferry/tunnel 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

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Leaning Tower of Pisa

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The iconic symbol of Italy, Pisa's bell-tower would be a beautiful and architecturally significant building even without its famous lean.… Read More

Florence Cathedral

Florence Cathedral

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Florence's striking black, white and pink cathedral captures Italian architecture at the very beginning of the Renaissance. Brunelleschi's dome took… Read More

Uffizi Gallery

Uffizi Gallery

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Florence's finest art gallery grew out of the private collection of the city's ruling de' Medici dynasty… Read More

Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio

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Best known of all Florence's treasures, this glorious bridge was the only one of six spared by the retreating Germans… Read More

The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)

The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli)

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The Boboli Gardens (Giardino di Boboli) are rich and extravagant pleasure-gardenswithphotogenic views over Florence. Designed by the Grand Dukes as… Read More

San Gimignano

San Gimignano

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San Gimignano is a small walled medieval hill town in the province of Siena, Tuscany, central Italy. It is mainly famous for its medieval architecture, especially its towers, which may be seen from several kilometers outside the town.… Read More

Palazzo Pitti

Palazzo Pitti

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The Palazzo Pitti is a vast Renaissance palace in Florence, Italy. It is situated on the south side of the… Read More

Acqua Village Park

Acqua Village Park

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Water park with lots of activities, slides, pools and games. You can buy refreshments in the park from the ice cream parlour, sandwich bar and restaurants. Special attention is paid to the younger swimmers so you can bring even younger groups here.… Read More

Lucca & Puccini's Birthplace

Lucca & Puccini's Birthplace

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Lucca is a stunning medieval city with winding streets and a fantastic atmosphere. Surrounding the large Old Town the wide city walls still stand which can now be navigated either on foot or by bicycle.… Read More

Siena

Siena

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One of Italy's best preserved medieval towns, located in the heart of Tuscany.… Read More

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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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Excellent set of trips and activities for the students, and the region is not too expensive. — The Becket School , July 2015

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