Orchestra Tours

Looking for an incredible music tour experience for your orchestra?

Being part of an orchestra has many benefits. Orchestras provide an opportunity to meet people, enjoy the benefits of teamwork, challenge oneself and express oneself.

And perhaps most importantly, it's fun!

So when we are planning an orchestra tour, we are meticulous with the details and always seek to craft itineraries which are perfectly tailored to enable your orchestra to have a great time and lots of fun!


Organising orchestra tours since the 1980s

At Gower Music Tours, we have been organising tours for orchestras for many years. We operate orchestra tours across a wide range of European destinations. Venues and accommodation are hand-picked to be perfectly suited to the needs of orchestras, and we work with you to pick excursions and events which your members will enjoy and appreciate.

We have operated orchestra tours since the early 1980’s, making us one of the most experienced orchestra travel companies in the UK. We have built up an extensive network of suppliers across Europe. This includes a range of accommodation options to suit each group, transport providers with high quality equipment suited to the needs of orchestras, but most importantly reliable and compelling performance venues.

Memorable venues for orchestra tours

Logistics are particularly important for orchestra tours. The choice of transport, the selection of venues and accommodation all have to factor in the bulky equipment and instruments bands require. So having the correct support teams in place, and understanding venues in detail is critical. For example, your coach should be able to park near to a venue so you can minimise the efforts of moving your instruments around. We can help you select venues and locations that are best suited - and more importantly avoid the less suitable venues for an orchestra.

Organisational needs aside, we want your orchestra to perform in amazing venues where your members will create lasting memories. Over the years we have  worked hard to source venues where orchestras can flourish. We're always happy to give advice and offer ideas to meet the needs and budget of your travelling party.

Talk to us about music trips for your orchestra

We can help tailor the perfect music trip for your orchestra. Call us on 0115 9404 303 or get in touch by using the form below:

Unforgettable experiences

Orchestra tours need provide more than great performance opportunities. Location selection, tours and excursions and seamless organisation to help you enjoy the experience are all part of the winning formula. Let our passionate team of music lovers help your orchestra create a lifetime of memories. Contact us to share your ideas and to see if we can help shape them and make them a reality.

Expert orchestra tour operators


With over 30 years experience in organising music trips, we know what's important in creating a successful orchestra tour 


Intimate knowledge of venues, locations and which accommodation is suited perfectly to the needs of orchestras


Our consultants can take care of transport, accommodation, venues, publicity - and our bi-lingual staff can accompany your party if preferred


Safety and security is paramount, for members and equipment. Our venues and accommodation are routinely inspected by our staff

ATOL & ABTA protected - your money is safe with us


"The Music Tours arranged for our Huntingtower String Orchestra by Gower have been the most amazing experiences imaginable!"

Lynley Bramble

Huntingtower String Orchestra

Six Great Destinations for Orchestra Tours in Europe

All of our music tour destinations are designed to offer great experiences. These destinations are some of the most popular destinations for orchestras, combining memorable performance venues with a wide range of excursions popular with performers of all ages.

Create perfect memories performing in historic venues and visit some of Europe's most iconic destinations
Venice is a symbol of beauty and artistic creativity. Venice transports us into a past far from the frenetic speed of modern day. In Venice you stroll, take a gondola, soak up the atmosphere and marvel at the most unique city in Europe
Sitting on the Danube, Budapest offers an array of experiences and performing venue. Hot springs, historic locations and plenty of places to relax.
Rolling countryside, historic towns and cities and incredible performance venues make this an ever popular destination.
Explore Mozart's wonderful city and gain insights into how Salzburg inspired his music. Or follow the Sound of Music trail and make the hills come alive with your music, by visiting and performing in some of the more iconic locations of the film.
The ideal close-to-home touring venue with the ability to perform in medieval cathedrals in cities like Brussels, Ghent or Antwerp.
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Want more information on schools music tours? Contact us today or take a look at our sample music tour itineraries.

Let us help plan your school's perfect orchestra tour 

We'd be delighted to offer advice, help shape your trip and work with you to create pricing options to meet your budget.

Call us on 0115 9404 303 or contact us

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Gower Tours is a specialist music and concert tours operator. owned and operated by Halsbury Travel Ltd. We are 100% focused on providing tailor-made music tours for schools, youth and adult groups. Founded in 1986 by former teacher Keith Sharkey, Halsbury Travel is an independently owned, family-run operator carrying over 40,000 passengers on 800 tours annually. We have huge experience in organising successful music tours for all types of choirs, bands, orchestras, and ensembles.

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Halsbury Travel Ltd, 35 Churchill Park, Colwick, Nottingham, NG4 2HF

Telephone: 0115 9404 303

Halsbury Travel Ltd.: a company registered in England & Wales company number 02002208

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