The festival is held in the beautiful Whistler Village, a 90 minute drive north of Vancouver, BC and the home of the 2010 Winter Olympics. The pedestrian-friendly Village lends itself perfectly to a safe festival atmosphere for all participants. All restaurants, hotels and festival venues are within an easy 10 minute walk.
For more information please visit www.whistlermusicfestival.ca.
The festival is held at the beautiful Sun Peaks Resort, a 30 minute drive north of Kamloops in the beautiful Thompson Okanagan region of British Columbia. The alpine village setting of the resort lends itself perfectly to a safe festival atmosphere for all participants.
For more information please visit www.sunpeaksmusicfestival.com.
Nelson is located in the beautiful Southern Interior of British Columbia and is known as “The Queen City”, for its impressive collection of restored heritage buildings from its glory days in a regional silver rush.
For more information please visit www.nelsonmusicfestival.com.
Affinity Group Tours has partnered with Norwegian Cruise Lines to create the unique Music at Sea Program. With a series of dates and destinations, these exciting opportunities allows your group to have a great experience.
7-night cruise from Vancouver includes:
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The festival is held at the world-famous Disneyland, a 5-minute walk from most hotels. This unique setting allows groups to experience the best of both worlds by performing for Park visitors and then enjoying the Park itself.
Note: ensembles must provide audition materials and be accepted into the program
As one of the leading student tour operators in Western Canada, Affinity Group Tours is here to help you create memories for life. Whether you have a concert band, jazz band, choir or even an orchestra, we can create a tour full of learning and performing opportunities.
Trips can be planned around your school board’s calendar to minimize missed time in the classroom.
Affinity Group Tours has over 30 years’ experience in planning domestic, USA and international tours.
3-day Victoria tour includes: City Highlights Tour (Chinatown, Beach Drive, Bastion Square), a workshop at the University of Victoria, visits to Royal BC Museum with IMAX show, Victoria Symphony & Victoria School of Music, and a performance at the Parliament buildings.
3-day Vancouver tour includes: workshop at University of British Columbia, performance at Granville Island, visits to Stanley Park, Vancouver Aquarium, Telus World of Science, Gastown, Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Vancouver Symphony, and a performance at a local school.
4-day Canadian Rocky Mountain Festival tour includes: Banff Upper Hot Springs, Banff Gondola Ride.
3-day Edmonton tour includes: performances at local schools, visits to Royal Tyrell Museum, West Edmonton Mall, Telus World of Science, the Edmonton Symphony and a music workshop at the University of Alberta.
3-day tour includes: local school performances, visits to Western Development Museum, Workshop at the University of Saskatchewan, Wilson’s Entertainment Park, RCMP Heritage Centre, and the Tunnels of Moose Jaw.
5-day Toronto tour includes: visits to the CN Tower, MuchMusic Headquarters, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Royal Conservatory of Music, show at the Ed Mirvish theatre, Eaton Centre, and Niagara Falls (including the Maid of the Mist) and performances at local schools.
6-day tour includes: visits to Museum of Civilization, Montmorency Falls, sugar shack, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Pointe-a-Calliere Museum, Parc Olympique Quebec, Le Cabaret du Roy, Sculpteur Flamand, La Citadelle de Quebec, the Plains of Abraham and performances at local schools.
6-day tour includes: time in Nova Scotia at Dalhousie University (music workshop), visits to Pier 21, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, night at the symphony. Time in Prince Edward Island at the Anne of Green Gables House, Anne of Green Gables Museum, PEI Preserve Company, Cow’s Creamery and the Confederation Centre of the Arts. Local school performances in both provinces.
6-day tour includes: visits to the French Quarter, Jackson Square, Preservation Hall, Beauregard-Keyes House, Mardi Gras World, the Louisiana Swamps and Bayous. Participate in a Haunted Walking Tour, watch a jazz show at the Mint, volunteer for Katrina victims, enjoy a dinner cruise on an authentic steamboat, perform at local schools and partake in a workshop at the University of New Orleans.
7-day tour includes: performances at local schools, visits to International Marketplace, Aloha Flea Market, Pearl Harbor and Arizona Memorial. Enjoy snorkelling and swimming at Hanauma Bay, a Luau at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the Circle Island Tour of Oahu as well as a music workshop at the University of Hawaii, and a performance at the USS Missouri.
5-day tour includes: Park Hopper pass, 90-minute Recording Workshop with qualified Disney musician, performance in Disneyland, visits to Universal Studios, Medieval Times, and the Santa Monica Pier.
4-day tour includes: visits to Seattle Space Needle, Pike Place Market, Bill Speidel’s Underground Tour, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Experience Music Project Museum, 5th Avenue Theater, performances at local schools and a music workshop at Seattle University.
6-day tour includes: guided tour of Manhattan (Central Park, Greenwich Village, Little Italy), visits to Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Jazz Museum, 9-11 Memorial, Broadway Classroom Workshop, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, dinner & live jazz show, Harlem Gospel walking tour (Apollo Theater, Cotton Club) and Broadway musicals.
Affinity Group Tours has a wide variety of tours to many famous destinations including Europe (Spain, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Russia), Asia (Japan, China, Korea, Singapore), South America (Peru, Costa Rica) and South Pacific (New Zealand, Australia, the Cook Islands), to mention a few. Performance opportunities include churches, masses, outdoor venues, music conservatories, schools, museums and galleries. Our goal is provide your choir with a receptive audiences throughout your tour. All tours are custom made to your needs.
Below are some examples of tours that we have done in the past. What would YOUR trip look like?
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3 nights in Salzburg with tours to Mozart’s birthplace and residence, Lecture at Mozarteum University, evening Mozart concert and dinner, Sound of Music Tour
5 nights at Summa Cum Laude Festival (in Vienna, Austria) with church and outdoor concerts, workshops, nearby sightseeing and parade, closing ceremonies
*** Optional 2 night stay in Munich, Germany ***
3 nights in London on Hop On Hop Off Bus, West End Musical, Royal Conservatory of Music workshop
5 nights at Harrogate Festival ( near York, England) with church and outdoor concerts, workshops, nearby sightseeing and parade, closing ceremonies
*** Optional 2 night stay in Edinburgh Scotland ***
2 nights in Munich with visits to some amazing castles
3 nights in Salzburg with tours to Mozart’s birthplace and residence, Lecture at Mozarteum University, evening Mozart concert and dinner, Sound of Music Tour
3 nights in Vienna visiting Mozart’s cemetery, Vienna State Opera, and Haus der Musik
Visiting the cities of Mozart, Beethoven, Hayden, Brahms, Schubert, and Mahler, Vienna Symphony, Vienna Ancient Musical of Historical Instruments, walking tour of Beethoven’s Helligenstadt, Czech museum of Musical History, Vienna’s Central and St. Mark’s Cemeteries
2 nights in Salzburg
3 nights in Vienna
3 nights in Prague
*** Optional Danube River Cruise ***
1 night in Milan visit to de Vinci’s Last Supper
2 nights in Venice visiting Doge’s Palace, Canal Tour, Vivaldi Museum
2 nights in Florence with tours to Accademia and Uffizi Galleries, outdoor markets, and a performance at a Fine Arts School
2 nights in Rome with touring to the Vatican Museums, Roman Forum, Coliseum Tour and evening public performance
2 nights in Amsterdam with a Canal Tour and Anne Frank House
1 nights in Belgium visiting Canadian WWI memorials including a performance at Vimy Ridge Memorial
2 nights in Caen visiting the Juno Beach Centre with a performance at the WWII beaches and Riviers Cemetery
2 nights in Paris with a visits to the Paris music museum with 4000 instruments and walking tours
3 nights in Tokyo working with Taiko drumming masters and drumming clubs , Tokyo Electronic district, Imperial Palace, Kabuki theatre
2 nights in Kyoto visiting Kinkaku-ji ( Golden Temple), Nijo Castle, and calligraphy lessons, Japanese bullet train
2 nights in Hiroshima visiting the Peace Memorial and a second visits to a Japanese school or drumming club
4 nights in Beijing visiting Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Grand Theatre, Temple of Heaven, Musical Performance on Great Wall, visit International Olympics Park, enjoy a Kungfu Show.
Visit a school and have cultural exchange with the students. A performance for the students in the afternoon
3 nights in Shanghai includes flight to Shanghai. Drive to Suzhou and visit the gardens: The Garden of the Master of the Nets, the Garden of the Lion Forest
Full day city tour: Shanghai Museum, The Bund, Yuyuan Garden and Old Shanghai City. An Acrobatic Show after dinner
2 nights in San Jose with a tour to the butterfly park, music workshop at San Jose University, outdoor markets
2 nights Arenal Volcano with zip trek and Baldi Hot Springs
3 nights at Jaco Beach with concerts and surfing time. Day trip to Antonio Manuel Nature Preserve
As we create memories for life, we are more than happy to create a custom tour for your group or school, based on your interests. Whether you have a language club, sports team, art appreciation group or community group, we are here to help!
Should you have favourite hotels or sites that you would like incorporated into your trip, just let us know and we would be more than happy to plan these stops and sites in your itinerary.
Trip dates are planned around your group’s preferred schedule and we will work with your budget.
With over 30 years’ of tour planning experience, Affinity Group Tours is fully versed on finding those hidden gems to visit that will make this the trip of a lifetime for your group!
11-day Spanish Highlights Tour: stays in Madrid, Barcelona, Granada and Valencia with language lessons in Madrid, visit to Toledo – an UNESCO World Heritage City, partake in a traditional Spanish Flamenco Show and tours in each city featuring Spain’s major tourist attractions including the Barcelona`s Gothic Quarter.
9-day Madrid Language Intensive Tour includes: one week in Madrid learning Spanish, classes at AIL Madrid Spanish School, walking tours, market visits, a cooking class, and visits to fantastic galleries and museums (including the Prado, the Royal Palace and Reina Sofia).
14-day Iberian Coast Tour includes: visits to Spain, Morocco and Portugal. Enjoy tapas in Valencia, tour the Alhambra in Granada, visit the beaches of Seville and head to North Africa to explore their markets of Fes and Tangier in Morocco.
9-day tour includes: “Paris in Depth” – including the Champs De Elysee, Opera Garnier, Notre Dame, Place De La Concorde, Eiffel Tower and exclusive French home stays in Paris, La Rochelle, Cannes, Tours and Lyon.
12-day Treasures of France tour includes: visit landmarks of Paris including the historic landing beaches at Normandy, with a visit to the Juno Beach Centre, Rouen (where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake). Also enjoy breathtaking castles in the Loire Valley (including Chenonceau and Chambord), and the beautiful stained glass at Chartres Cathedral.
12-day Canadian Battlefields Tour includes: a visit to the Imperial War Museum in London, ferry to France, visits to the historic D-Day Normandy landing beaches, the significant Somme Battlefields and the second level of the Eiffel Tower to take in the amazing views. Please note that this tour can be conducted entirely in French
11-day France Homestays include: 4 nights in Paris, exploring the city by foot and metro with a local guide. Next, meet the French family hosting your 7-night homestay. Homestay locations include Versailles, Tours, Nice, La Rochelle and Lyons.
9–day Paris Language Tour includes: exploring the many neighborhoods of Paris with visits to the Eiffel Tour, Louvre, Notre Dame, Les Invalides, Sacre Couer, the Left Bank and the Catacombs. Also enjoy a Seine River cruise, a day trip to Versailles and French classes.
11-day Paris and Southern France Tour includes: 3 nights in Paris and the TGV to Marseilles. Visit the Roman Pont du Gard and Avignon (with views of the impressive Palace of the Popes and the ruined bridge straddling the River Rhône). Next, travel through Provence and arrive in the city of Nice in the Cote d Àzur. Visit the principality of Monaco, the beaches of Juan Les Pinnes, and perfume factories in Eze.
9-day tour includes: visits to San Jose, Tamarindo Beach, Monteverde Cloud Forest and Arenal.
7-day tour includes: visits to Mexico City, Taxco, Cuernavaca (and Anthropology Museum), Teotihuacan, and the Frida Kahlo Museum.
10-day Japanese Culture and Language Tour includes: visits to Tokyo, Kyoto and Hiroshima to explore Japanese culture first hand. In learn about Japanese traditions such as the Japanese tea ceremony, calligraphy, and kabuki theatre. Also visit some of the city’s 16 UNECSO World Heritage sites including the Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, and the Bamboo forest.
10–day Best of Venice, Florence & Rome Tour includes: visits to Venice’s St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, Michelangelo’s stunning David, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Rome’s Ancient Forum, Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. You’ll also enjoy guided neighborhood walks, local leather markets, and memorable meals . Special classes will be offered to the students on the Italian Renaissance and its artists.
The following is a list of supplementary activities that are available to those Catholic schools wishing to add a Catholic pilgrimage to their itinerary.
In Italy – Vatican Museums, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Santa Maria Maggiore, St. Francis of Assisi Basilica, Last Supper, San Giovanni Rotondo
France – Lourdes, St Teresa Lisieux Shrine, Rouen, Chartres Cathedral, Notre Dame, the Camino, Nevers.
Spain and Portugal – Fatima, Montserrat Shrine, Way of St. James, Santarem, Toledo Basilica.
5-day tour includes: visits to the CN Tower, Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto Football Club match, Eaton Centre, Toronto Blue Jays, Medieval Times, Canada’s Wonderland and a day in Niagara Falls (including the Maid of the Mist).
5-day tour includes: multiple training camps with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC, Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, Whitecaps match at BC Place, matches against local schools, visits to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Vancouver Theatresports.
7-day tour includes: guided tour of Manhattan (Strawberry Fields, Grand Central Station, Lincoln Center), visits to Radio City Music Hall, Top of the Rock Observation Deck, 5th Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, multiple Broadway shows, Joffrey Ballet School, Ellen’s Stardust Diner, David Rubenstein Atrium, American Ballet Theatre performance, Centre Island Cruise, the 9-11 Memorial and a workshop with Broadway Classroom.
8-day tour includes: tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre & Museum, visits to West End musicals and theatre productions, Covent Garden and Theatreland and Westminster Abbey.
4-day Oregon Shakespeare tour includes: 4 plays, prologue, back stage tour, and workshop with hotel and coach.
5-day tour includes: 2 On-Broadway plays, 1 Off-Broadway play, Broadway Classrooms workshop and sightseeing.
12-day Canadian Battlefields Tour includes: a visit to the Imperial War Museum in London, ferry to France, visits to the historic D-Day Normandy landing beaches, the significant Somme Battlefields and the second level of the Eiffel Tower to take in the amazing views. Please note that this tour can be conducted entirely in French.
11-day tour includes: visits to Arromanches, Bayeux, the Abbey at Mont St. Michel, chateaux of Clemenceau and Chambord, the Louvre, Versailles and the Eiffel Tower.
10-day tour includes: visits to Athens, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Olympia, Delphi, Meteora and Rhodes.
10-day tour includes: stops in Frankfurt, visits to Bavaria and the Black Forrest, Nuremburg and the medieval city Rothenberg, Mad King Ludwig’s Neuschawanstein Castle, Oberammergau – the home of the Pasion Play, a cruise on the Rhine, visit to Munich with time in the Marienplatz and a traditional Dinner and Show.
9-day Germany & Austria Music Highlights tour includes:
• Munich’s Highlights (including traditional dinner and show)
• Travel through the Bavarian Alps and visit King Ludwig’s Neuschwsanstein Castle
• Visit Salzburg – the birth place of Mozart and home of the Sound of Music
• Cruise on the Danube and see the castles that line the scenery
• In Vienna, tour the Schonbrunn Palace and the home of Strauss
• Enjoy a Viennese Concert
7-day tour includes: stops in Milan to visit the Galleria Vittoria, Grand Gothic Cathedral, Santa Maria della Grazie and Da Vinci’s Last Supper. A stay in Florence with visits to Piazza della Signoria and Palazzo Vecchio, Galleria degli Uffizi and Galleria dell’ Academia. A visit to Rome to see the famous Colosseum, St. Peters Basillica, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican.
9-day English tour includes: London – including the London Library, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre & Museum & the Tate Museum, Windsor Castl, the Historic City of Bath, Stratford upon Avon – including a visit to Shakespeare’s birthplace, Ann Hathaway’s Cottage & guided tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
Affinity Group Tours is excited to announce our 2014 line up of senior high school tours. You’ve worked hard to graduate; stayed up late to study, played hard for your team, and arrived early for band class. Now it’s time to celebrate with your senior class tour!
Say good-bye to winter and hello to spring with Spring “Fun” Trip packages that include fun in the sun at some of the world’s best attractions, beaches, and theme parks.
• Affordable prices and excellent customer service
• Full service tour operator that can provide your group with airline & chartered motor coach prices on any tour
• Daily Tour Guide with 24-hour emergency phone service
• Offers senior class trips, educational trips & cruises
• Great references
• Licensed and bonded in the Province of British Columbia as an official travel agency (registration # 26492)
• 5 million dollars of liability insurance coverage.
5-night tour includes: visits to NBC Studios, Empire State Building, and a jazz club. Enjoy Broadway musicals, a Broadway Classroom Workshop, Harlem Gospel Tour, Harbor Cruise and shopping excursion. Packages include return flight, Times Square hotel accommodations and group meals.
4-night tour includes: lei greeting, visits to Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Cultural Centre, beaches, and a Circle Island Tour. Enjoy a beach Luau and Harbor cruise. Packages include return flight, Waikiki Beach hotel accommodations and group meals.
4-night tour includes: entrance to Disneyland, a tour of Los Angeles with stops at the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Grammy Museum. Enjoy exclusive entrance to Disneyland Grad Night, including a special Grad Night showing of World of Color, visit the beach, Medieval Times and enjoy a night of dinner theatre. Packages include: return flight, group meals, and hotel accommodations near Disneyland.
6-night tour includes: visits to San Jose, Baldi and the Manual Antonio Game Farm & Nature Preserve. Enjoy the Arnal Volcano Nature hike, Monteverde Zip Line, and overnight Jaco Beach trip with beaches and disco. Packages include: return flight, value hotel and group meals.
7-night tour includes: beach activities, Catamaran tour, volunteer experience, Jungle Safari, sandcastle competition, Zip line adventure, pool time, return flight, and beach hotel.
5-7 night Grad Cruise, hosted by Affinity Group Tours, includes: on-board group activities, group meals, sightseeing, city tours, and an on-board Grad Celebration.
Dawn Sadoway, Bev Facey Community High School, Edmonton, Alberta
Karen Labahn, Bellerose Composite High School, St. Albert, Alberta
Catherine Robilliard, North Sannich Middle School, Sidney, BC
Linda Miller, Holy Spirit High School
Larry Olson, Vancouver College
Judy Wisholff, Sir Winston Churchill Calgary
Clarence Samuelson, John Maland High School
Graeme Peppink, St. Marguerite d’Youville
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