South East Coastal Splendour

From the iconic White Cliffs of Dover to monumental battle sites that wrote English history, medieval villages, quintessential coastal towns, vibrant seaside resorts and palatial architectural gems.

Dover Castle, the most iconic of all English fortresses has commanded the gateway to the realm for nine centuries. Immerse yourself in the medieval interiors of the Great Tower and fast forward to the 20th Century to witness the drama in the Secret Wartime Tunnels hidden deep with Dover’s White Cliffs. Nearby is the National Memorial where the heroes of the Battle of Britain are commemorated.

Battle Abbey, just a short distance from Hastings, is where the historic Battle of 1066 was fought and won by the Norman King, William the Conqueror and from whom our present-day monarchy is descended. Stand on the very spot where the armies of King Harold and William the Conqueror clashed at the Battle of Hastings and discover the Abbey ruins, Victorian walled garden, visitor centre and Abbey Gatehouse

Hailed as Britain’s hippest seaside resort, vibrancy, creativity and cosmopolitan vibe reign supreme in Brighton. There is so much to see including the stunning Victorian Brighton Pier, the historic Brighton Bandstand, Madeira Lift, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, the dazzlingly exotic Royal Pavilion in the centre of Brighton which was built as a seaside pleasure palace for King George IV, the i360 the world’s tallest moving observation tower and last but not least, Brighton beach, a beach lovers paradise of more than 600,000,000 pebbles!

Jo and her team came up with a fantastic itinerary for our choir and planned everything to the last detail. We always felt we were in safe hands and that they were on the end of a phone to help us with anything we needed. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Rosie SayersChairperson for Sing It Loud Community Choir
In May 2020 we were due to tour the Stirling area in Scotland, in a series of concerts and church services organised by Sound Escapes. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic we took the difficult decision to call off the tour, and whilst all our members are extremely disappointed, we all understood that the cancellation was unavoidable in the circumstances.
However, I’d like to give our thanks and praise to Jo and her team for all the planning and preparation she had done to put the itinerary together – she was able to provide us with an excellent range of stunning concert venues, plus some great suggestions for our leisure time, and it’s such a shame that we are now unable to enjoy those experiences in 2020.
However, we hope very much that it will be possible for us and Jo to resurrect the tour and its plans, once the world returns to normal – and we look forward to working with her again soon.
Sally ColesSecretary, Cantamici
From cathedrals and abbeys, churches and stately homes, all steeped in centuries of history, some in Roman Towns others in quintessential English ‘picture postcard’ villages, every choir and musical ensemble should spend a tour exploring the United Kingdom and Ireland. Whatever part of the country you to choose to visit, by working with a knowledgeable team of people who know the regions inside out from both a tourism and musical perspective, you will be guaranteed the richest of touring experiences
Tim KnightBritish composer and Choral Director
As a Chorister, and eventually Head Chorister in our local church choir for eleven years, Jo was talented, dedicated and could always be relied on to work to the utmost of her undoubted abilities. I would expect that she would apply the same attributes to her professional life
P BuckmasterChoral Director
Fantastic tour in Bonnie Scotland, enjoyed by all who went, singing and non-singing. Brilliant organisation from Jo who really made it all look so easy.
Kate HymansTour organiser for Masterworks Chorale