Great Britain Tours

Britain offers life-changing, eye-opening tour possibilities for every performer. The American Celebration of Music will incorporate the best that Britain's great cities have to offer, by arranging amazing concert venues and "must-see" site-seeing experiences. Please click on the itinerary links below to discover the best fit for your ensemble. Remember — in order to maximize your cultural and musical experience abroad, we consider these tour options a solid starting point, upon which we can further customize the ideal concert tour for your ensemble.

 

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Tour #1 - 6 nights | 8 days
London | Stonehenge | Cardiff | Gloucester | Stratford | Warwick | Oxford | Windsor | London

Arrive in London. Transfer to Cardiff with a stop at Stonehenge. Continue to Cardiff. Enjoy a guided tour of Cardiff Castle. Also, visit the Museum of Welsh Life at St. Fagan's. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to Stratford-upon-Avon. Stop en route in Gloucester to visit the historic cathedral. Upon arrival in Stratford, enjoy a tour of Shakespeare properties such as his birthplace and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Also, visit Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to London via Oxford to tour Christ Church College. Continue to Windsor to tour the Castle built 900 years ago. Continue to London. Enjoy a guided tour including residential and shopping districts. See Whitehall and Trafalgar Square, Big Ben, and the House of Parliament. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Enjoy a full day at leisure in London to visit a museum or do some shopping. Enjoy an Evening Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #2 - 6 nights | 8 days
Manchester | York | Warwick | Stratford | Oxford | Windsor | London

Arrive in Manchester and transfer to York for an orientation tour and free time. Visit York Minster and the Shambles among many other attractions. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to Warwick via Peak District National Park (Britain's first national park) in Derbyshire. Excursion to Stratford to enjoy a tour of the Shakespeare properties including his birthplace and Anne Hathaway's Cottage. Also, visit Holy Trinity Church where Shakespeare is buried. Lunchtime performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Afternoon at leisure for sightseeing, shopping, or other activities. Transfer to London via Oxford to tour the world-famous university including entrance to Christ Church College. Continue to Windsor for a tour of Windsor Castle, built 900 years ago. Take a guided tour of London including residential and shopping districts. See Whitehall and Trafalgar Square, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, and much more! Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Enjoy a full day at leisure in London to visit museums or do some shopping. Enjoy an Evening Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #3 - 7 nights | 9 days
London | Canterbury | Ely | Cambridge | Leeds | York | Liverpool

Arrive in London. Take a panoramic tour of London's highlights including Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Embark on a Thames River Cruise and have time for additional sightseeing and shopping. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Half-day sightseeing tour of Canterbury including a tour of the Cathedral. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britian. Transfer to Ely to visit the Cathedral. Continue to Cambridge to visit King's College. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to Leeds to visit the Castle and gardens. Additional time for sightseeing and shopping. Take an excursion to York and see York Minster and the Shambles. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to Liverpool. Visit The Beatles Story and discover everything you need to know about the world's greatest rock band. Afternoon at leisure for sightseeing and shopping. Evening Farewell Dinner. Depart for home.

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Tour #4 - 7 nights | 9 days
London | Stratford | Coventry | Liverpool | Manchester

Arrive in London. Take a panoramic tour of London's highlights including Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Drive by Chelsea Embankment and the home of R. Vaughan Williams. Visit the Royal Academy of Music. Concert as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Take a guided tour of London's residential and shopping districts. See Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, and St. Paul's Cathedral. Enjoy a backstage tour of Royal Albert Hall. Afternoon at leusire for sightseeing and shopping. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to Coventry stopping en route in Oxford. Visit Christ Church College. Stop in Stratford to enjoy a tour of the Shakespeare properties including Anne Hathaway's Cottage and Holy Trinity Church. Visit the Elgar Birthplace Museum and Worcester Cathedral. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to Liverpool. Visit The Beatles Story and discover everything you need to know about the world's greatest rock band. Full-day excursion to Manchester. Participate in a Workshop and concert as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Evening Farewell Dinner. Depart for home.

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Tour #5 - 7 nights | 9 days
Glasgow | Edinburgh | Stirling | Perth | Pitlochery | Inverness | Loch Ness | Fort William | Glasgow


Arrive at Glasgow airport. Transfer to Edinburgh for a half-day guided sightseeing tour of including a tour of Edinburgh Castle. See the Honours of Scotland (including the Scottish Crown Jewels) and the Royal Scots Regimental Museum. Also see Arthur's Seat, Charlotte Square, St. Giles, the Royal Mile, Sir Walter Scott Monument, St. Andrew Square and other landmarks. Possible afternoon/evening workshop or clinic. Full-day excursion to the Scottish Highlands, including a visit to Stirling with entrance to the Castle. Return to Edinburgh. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to Inverness via Perth and Pitlochery. Enjoy a half-day tour of Inverness, including St. Andrew's Cathedral (entrance included), the Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and see Inverness Castle. Travel 13 miles outside of town to visit Cawdor Castle. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to Fort William. Stop at Loch Ness for a one-hour boat cruise. Transfer to Glasgow. Enjoy a half-day of sightseeing tour, including entrance to the Burrell Collection. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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Tour #6 - 9 nights | 11 days
Glasgow | Edinburgh | Stirling | York | Warwick | Stratford | Windsor | London

Arrive in Glasgow. Transfer to Edinburgh for an orientation tour of Edinburgh's highlights. Half-day sightseeing tour of Edinburgh including the Castle. Possible workshop or clinic. Full-day excursion to the Scottish Highlands including a visit to Stirling and entrance to the Castle. Return to Edinburgh. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to York. Visit York Minster and walk along the walls of this medieval town. Transfer to Warwick via the Peak District National Park, Britain's first national park. Continue to Warwick. Excursion to Stratford to enjoy a tour of the Shakespeare properties. Performance as part of the American Celebration of Music in Britain. Transfer to London via Windsor. Tour Windsor Castle and visit St. George's Chapel. Take a guided tour of London including the residential and shopping districts. See Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace for a chance to see the Changing of the Guard. Take a Thames River Cruise and enjoy the afternoon in London for sightseeing and shopping. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner and depart for home.

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