Specialised Travel has over 65 years of experience creating customised concert tours for performing arts groups throughout the world. With offices in Europe, the USA, South America, South Africa, China, Hong Kong and Australia we have a truly worldwide network of accomplished musicians and travel experts who can open the doors to the best venues and performance opportunities for your choir, orchestra or band.
The company was founded in London in 1955 to provide study-abroad programs and concert tours for American groups to Europe originally under the name Associate Consultants For Education Abroad (ACFEA). Its parent company, Specialised Travel was created to take care of arts travel logistics, and we now work with some of the world’s leading orchestras such as LSO, RPO, OAE and many more. Over the years, Specialised Travel has become the leading provider of travel services to the professional performing arts world; and similarly, ACFEA devoted itself to organising concert tours for amateur ensembles of all sizes and abilities. From 2023, all tours wil be operated under the name Specialised Travel Concert Touring.
In conclusion, wherever you choose to tour, it is venue quality and audience size that justify the travelling experience. We hear too many stories from new clients, about poorly-organised concerts in rainy squares, or performances in empty churches. Above all, we believe a good-sized audience is essential, and this should not be left to chance. We have concert representatives in each country who forge local relationships and actively promote your concerts. In other words, nothing is left to chance.
What do our clients say?
After experiencing many others, I can safely say that ACFEA [Specialised Travel] are the Rolls-Royce of tour companies and will most certainly be working with them for all future Gloucestershire tours.
Having travelled to four continents with ACFEA [Specialised Travel], there is simply no one else I would even think about travelling with.
It makes a huge difference to know that ACFEA [Specialised Travel] takes on board every comment and question and discuss things in detail with us, it is very reassuring
The concerts in particular were amazing – the audiences gave us a wonderful reception.
We know that we made the best decision in choosing ACFEA [Specialised Travel] and we are already thinking about our next tour. Thank you for everything you have done to make this possible for us.