Encore Tours 2019 FAM Trip for Music Directors

February 5, 2019 Jon Linker

Concert hall of Slovak Radio Building, with wooden accents and a large 6,300-pipe organ

Are you a choral or instrumental director considering a performance tour with your ensemble? Encore Tours has put together an incredible offer to show you all the wonderful opportunities and experiences available for you and your musicians in Eastern Europe.

This June, Encore will host a 7-day familiarization (FAM) trip for directors to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary to explore the culture, food and numerous fantastic venues that would welcome your ensemble. We’ll even take you to a concert of one of our traveling groups so you can see our operation in action and the outstanding venues and audiences we provide.

Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest in the evening, with warm city lights reflected in the Danube River and the Budapest skyline visible in the background

The package includes: round-trip air, 5 nights lodging in single rooms in centrally located 4-star hotels, all meals and transportation, local sightseeing, visits to 15+ concert venues and the services of a professional tour manager throughout.

Travel dates are June 5-11, 2019 and the price for all this is only $1,500 which is an amazing deal on its own. However, we will credit that money back to you if you bring your ensemble on any international trip with Encore in 2020 or 2021.

Members of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble dancing in traditional costume on black backdrop

Highlights of your FAM trip include: a folklore show with dancing and live music in Budapest, a dinner cruise on the Vltava River in Prague as well as visits to magnificent churches and other venues such as the Slovak Radio Hall, Martinu Hall, and Rudolfinum.


To see the itinerary and register for this amazing trip, visit our webpage about the Encore Tours 2019 FAM Trip!


A trip created just for music directors! For just $1,500, travel through Hungary, Slovakia, & the Czech Republic to explore the culture, food ,and numerous fantastic venues that await your ensemble! Click to learn more.

About the Author

Jon Linker

Jon comes to Encore Tours after 20 years as a professional trumpet player in United States Air Force bands including assignments in Ohio, Germany, Massachusetts and California. During his military career he performed in concert band, jazz ensemble, brass quintet and marching band in more than 20 US states and 19 foreign countries. Jon holds a Bachelor's degree in trumpet performance from Northern Illinois University.

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