Orchestra & School Tours | Hayllar Music Tours

Orchestra, Band, Choir & School Music Tours


Orchestra & School Tours | Hayllar Music Tours

Orchestra, Band, Choir & School Music Tours


Hayllar Music Tours is an Australian-owned travel company dedicated to arranging outstanding music and cultural tours around the world tailored for orchestras, bands, choirs and schools.

With many years of experience and a wealth of contacts in the classical music industry throughout Europe, Asia and the US, we put together detailed and expertly-planned itineraries full of the finest cultural experiences and unforgettable performance and learning opportunities.

We work with major arts institutions around the world, including the very best orchestras, conductors, musicians and venues to arrange workshops, performances and sightseeing activities for your students to enrich their musical education.

If you are thinking of a tour in 2018, 2019 or 2020, get in touch with Hayllar Music Tours today to start planning your orchestra, band, choir or school music tour.

Why choose Hayllar MUSIC TOURS

World-Class performances and workshops

Hayllar Music Tours has worked with many of the world’s finest orchestras, ensembles and musicians, and can incorporate performance or workshop opportunities with musicians from these groups into your tour.

Workshops with musicians and singers from the following ensembles have been featured in our recent tours:

  • Academy of Ancient Music
  • Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Budapest Festival Orchestra
  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
  • Choir of Westminster Abbey
  • Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
  • Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
  • Hallé Orchestra
  • The King’s Singers
  • Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
  • Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin
  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra
  • Vienna Boys’ Choir
  • Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Dedicated tour consultants and tour managers from start to finish

Hayllar Music Tours has a team of dedicated tour consultants who will work with you on your tour from start to finish. From discussing your group’s educational and performance requirements, accommodation and travel options, possible destinations and tour length, to helping you decide on concert programs, suggesting the best restaurants and organising interesting and fun days out, we will be with you every step of the way to organise a tour with every detail taken into consideration.

Our experienced tour managers will then travel with your group, working with expert local guides, concert promoters and coach companies to ensure every part of your tour runs perfectly.

Safety is our priority

We undertake risk assessments for all components of your tour so that you can be safe in the knowledge that every eventuality has been considered. We will assist you with travel insurance and can arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy for you and your group. Throughout the tour you can rest assured that you will have 24-hour access and support from Hayllar Music Tours.

Accommodation and site inspections

We visit every hotel, restaurant and site included in your itinerary ahead of your tour, so you can be sure that everything in your itinerary has had the Hayllar Music Tours seal of approval.

Plus, we work closely with a range of hotels, restaurants and coach companies throughout Europe, Asia and the US to bring you the highest quality service but with the very best rates.

The personal touch

Your dedicated tour manager will travel to your school or institution prior to the tour to discuss all aspects of the itinerary with parents, teachers and students, giving everyone the opportunity to ask any questions they may have ahead of departure, ensuring everyone gets the most out of the tour but with complete peace of mind.


Hayllar Music Tours has many years of experience organising tours for music organisations in Australia and around the world. Our testimonials on the following page speak for themselves, but some of our recent clients include:

  • Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
  • Gondwana Voices
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra
  • Queensland Youth Orchestra
  • St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Sydney
  • St Mary’s Cathedral Choir, Sydney
  • Sydney Youth Orchestras


Hayllar Music Tours is dedicated to music. We believe music tours are an excellent way of inspiring singers and instrumentalists by bringing learning to life and taking music to exciting destinations around the world. Music tours are a brilliant way to motivate your orchestra, band, choir or school music group, they encourage good attendance at rehearsals and improve confidence and performance skills.

What happens next?

After you contact Hayllar Music Tours with your tour ideas, your dedicated travel consultant will do the following to organise the very best tour for you and your group:


  • Liaise with you to establish your vision and objectives for the tour;
  • Provide advice and assistance about the destination for your tour;
  • Provide a detailed quote with all costs, inclusions and exclusions;
  • Schedule performances, master-classes and workshops;
  • Arrange tickets to attend performances;
  • Organise all excursions and meals, and arrange payment for all activities;
  • Book flights, travel and accommodation to suit your budget;
  • Arrange freight for your larger and fragile instruments or arrange to hire these at each venue;
  • Provide travel insurance options and arrange a comprehensive travel insurance policy for you;
  • Advise on what visas are required for the tour and how to apply for these;
  • Undertake risk assessments for all components of your tour;
  • Provide an extensive pre-tour information pack with a detailed day to day itinerary, extensive pre-departure materials, all travel documentation, safety and contact information;
  • Coordinate a pre-tour information evening with parents, teachers and students;
  • Arrange for an experienced tour manager to travel with your group throughout the tour.

Testimonials | Hayllar Music Tours


Testimonials | Hayllar Music Tours



We believe the best way of cementing our reputation as the top music tour operator in Australia is by offering our clients the very best music tours around, and then letting their words speak on our behalf. Here are a few testimonials from some of our recent clients:

"In my many years of working broadly across the classical music industry in Australia, including as the Head of Classical Music at the Sydney Opera House and the Head of External Relations at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, I have never experienced such a level of professionalism, competence and intuition as when I recently had the pleasure of working with Hayllar Music Tours to deliver the Sydney Youth Orchestras’ 2017 European Tour. This was a monumental undertaking by any stretch of the imagination, and with the dedication of Elizabeth and her tireless team, we were able to set the highest standard possible for an international orchestral training and education opportunity for 84 of the best young musicians from Sydney. Upon receiving many more expressions of interest than we could cater for, I realised that Hayllar Music Tours had created a program of such interest and value that we would reap the benefits for years to come. 

During the course of the European visit, all aspects of logistics, risk management, and insightful music-specific pre-planning had been taken into consideration. Even unforeseen issues were no trouble at all in the safe hands of this company. I could not recommend Hayllar Music Tours, or indeed the satisfaction of travelling and working with Hayllar Music Tours, more highly."
Yarmila Alfonzetti - Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Youth Orchestras

"As a parent travelling alongside the Sydney Youth Orchestra on the recent tour to Europe, I was in awe of the quality and abundance of exceptional musical experiences organised by Hayllar Music Tours. It was evident that Liz and her team have exceptional connections and intimate knowledge of the rich musical heritage of Europe. The students revelled in the workshops provided by outstanding music educators who generously shared their expertise with the young musicians who held on to their every word. The music performances given by SYO were performed to packed appreciative audiences in magnificent venues. The concerts attended, an opera, a ballet and a chamber music concert were of the highest order. The tour provided a perfect blend of significant music experiences, together with thoughtful sightseeing, meticulously planned and delivered. The cost of the tour was very reasonable for all we received and was indeed all expenses paid, with no need to pay anything other than personal spending money.  I highly recommend Hayllar Music Tours and will certainly seek a quote from them for my next overseas student tour."
Susan, Sydney Youth Orchestras Family & Friends European Tour, April 2017

"Hayllar Music Tours recently organised a music tour for our school. We travelled to Germany, Austria and France covering six cities. The tour was extremely well organised and Hayllar Music Tours provided excellent advice and showed an attention to detail that was greatly appreciated. The tour ran smoothly, always to time and with fabulous accommodation, food experiences and sight-seeing. Our tours are busy with performance opportunities and Hayllar Music Tours organised workshops and masterclasses with some of the greatest orchestras and choirs of Europe. We also experienced some wonderful school exchanges which were of great cultural and musical significance to our students. Concerts that were presented were always with large, enthusiastic audiences - some as big as 900 people. I was very happy to use Hayllar Music Tours."
Ralph Wilcock, Head of Music, St Andrew's Cathedral School, European Tour, April 2016

"I wanted to commend you one last time for your fantastic job organising and leading the tour. What a comfort it was to know at all times that you were 100% on top of all details regarding the complex logistics involved. The tour was a huge success and the kids will never forget it. I hope you will organise many more tours for SACS. If I get any chance to recommend you to others I will certainly do so. Thanks for such a terrific trip!"
Anne Southan, Parent, St Andrew's Cathedral School, European Music Tour, April 2016


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+61 (0) 2 8091 2545 (office hours are 9:00am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday) 



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