School Music Tour to Cardiff and the West Country

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Your school music tour to Cardiff and the West Country will offer your ensemble the opportunity to perform some incredibly prestigious venues in both England and Wales.

You can perform at Salisbury Cathedral, Bath Abbey and Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, where appreciative audiences will love hearing your sacred repertoire.

And when you’re not performing, you’ll have the opportunity to explore this fascinating corner of the UK, with a wide range of cross-curricular visits available, from Stonehenge to the SS Great Britain!

School Music Tour to Cardiff and the West Country



5 days, 4 nights

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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1


Travel to Cardiff


Afternoon to visit the Welsh capital including the castle and Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre


Check into hostel for evening meal and games
Day 2


Visit the Millennium Stadium


Visit to Llandaff Cathedral for an afternoon performance


Evening meal at hostel
Day 3


Travel to Bristol


Visit to the SS Great Britain


Check into hostel Evening meal at hostel
Day 4


Travel to the Roman town of Bath


Visit to Bath (ideal for shopping) Late afternoon concert at Bath Abbey and possibility of busking in the main square outside the Pump Room


Return to hostel for evening meal
Day 5


Travel to Salisbury with a stop at Stonehenge


Visit to Salisbury and afternoon recital at Salisbury Cathedral


Travel home
  • Executive coach travel
  • 4 nights' half-board accommodation with students in multi-bedded rooms and staff in twin/singles
  • Organisation and promotion of 3 concerts
  • Access to the Vamoos travel app
  • Detailed final itinerary
  • VAT


YHA Cardiff Central

This great youth hostel is within walking distance of the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Castle and many more of the Welsh capital's best known attractions. The hostel offers free Wi-Fi throughout, as well as three conference rooms. A buffet breakfast featuring hot and cold items is served every morning in the restaurant/bar area. With a total of 320 beds, this hostel offers a great choice of room options, including dormitory, family and double rooms, all of which benefit from en-suite facilities. Students will love the modern décor and youthful atmosphere at this fantastic hostel in the heart of the Welsh capital.

YHA Bristol

YHA Bristol is set in a historical building, a former waterfront grain house. This youth hostel has been restored to offer simple and relaxed accommodation. The hostel has a restaurant and a games room with TV and Wi-Fi access. It has also a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering guests.Groups are usually accommodated on dormitories with shared bathroom and staff in twin rooms.


Cardiff Castle Tour

Learn more about Cardiff’s rich history at Cardiff Castle. Choose from a guide or audio tour. Depending on the events programme, you might be able to take part in a ghost tour, warrior school or underground cinema experience.

Principality Stadium Tour

Head to the stronghold of Welsh rugby with a tour of the Principality Stadium. Visit the Press Conference Suite, the first XV changing room, walk down the players’ tunnel and get a great view of the pitch from the VIP hospitality suite.

SS Great Britain

Step aboard this incredible former passenger steamship designed by one of Bristol's greatest sons, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Once the longest passenger ship in the world, it's now a fascinating museum.

Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo

We The Curious (Science Museum)

We The Curious is a fantastic interactive science museum and arts centre in the heart of Bristol. It's also home to UK's first 3D planetarium.

Bath Abbey

Beautiful Bath Abbey is in the heart of the city, close to the Roman Baths. A Grade 1 listed building, it was founded in the 7th century and rebuilt in the 16th century, with major restoration taking place in the late 19th century.

Pump Room Bath

Enjoy coffee and cake, lunch or afternoon tea at the world-famous Pump Room in Bath. You can even try some of the water - although be warned it does have quite an eggy taste!

Jane Austen Centre

Jane Austen spent a considerable amount of time in Bath. It is, therefore, fitting that the city pay tribute to her at this exhibition examining her life and works, as well as the Regency period during which she and Bath were at their prime.


You can't visit Wiltshire and the West Country without stopping at perhaps its most famous monument - Stonehenge. This prehistoric stone circle is considered a British cultural icon, although debate still rages as to its original purpose.

Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral is considered one of the best examples of Early English architecture and is truly magnificent. Built over the course of less than 40 years in the 13th century, the cathedral is home to the best of the four surviving original copies of Magna Carta.

Supporting you
every step of the way

Creating your
perfect tour

Your quote will be put together by an experienced Tour Adviser who’ll be an expert in music tours and will know the destination really well too. They’ll work with you to create a tour to suit your group’s needs and meet your tour objectives.

Launching your tour

The next step is to get your tour approved and then get your musicians signed up to it. Our ‘Trip Launch Pack’ will help you with this step. This is full of resources (all free to download) designed to make your life easier at this crucial point in the tour planning process.

you’ve booked

Once you’ve booked, your dedicated Itinerary Coordinator will start work on the finer details. They’ll make sure your itinerary makes the most of your time and they’ll take on most of the admin tasks for your trip (including making sure your concerts are well promoted).

Support while
you’re away

Throughout your music tour, we’ll be just a phone call away (24/7). Before you go, we’ll send you a final info pack and you’ll be able to access all your tour documents via the free Vamoos app.

your tour

When you return from your tour, we’ll ask you to complete a detailed feedback survey, so we can continue to improve the service we offer. And we can start planning your next tour, so you can give your musicians and their families plenty of time to pay for it (and so it’s less stressful for you). 

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