You’re invited!

A Cultural Tour of Italy

Sponsored by the Community Chorus of Detroit
and welcoming choristers, family members, friends, and neighbors

September 27 – October 7, 2023

with optional 3-night extension in Rome, 10/7 – 10/10/23

The tour is managed by Encore Tours, the chorus’ exclusive agent for all Community Chorus of Detroit international travel.
This is a tour designed for the participants’ enjoyment of Italian culture; it is not a performance tour for the chorus.

Join us for this incomparable, Community Chorus of Detroit-sponsored cultural tour of Italy, the travel experience of a lifetime, featuring visits to Italy’s greatest cities – Venice, Florence, and Milan with numerous one-of-a-kind travel experiences, including a visit to the Ansaldo Workshops – where the sets and costumes for La Scala opera productions are created, tickets to see La Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) performed at La Scala (optional extra), an Italian cooking class, visits to picturesque medieval Italian towns (including San Gimignano in Tuscany), a private recital at the Stradivarius Violin Museum, a cruise on Lake Maggiore, and some of the world’s greatest art, music, and architecture throughout. Please see the links below for details. The tour includes two meals each day with adult beverages at provided lunches and dinners. And there’s an optional extra 3-night extension in Rome!

The optional Rome extension is designed for independent travel time. It includes: high-speed train from Milan, beautiful hotel, all breakfasts, Tour Manager concierge services, city walking tour, subway passes, tour of the Vatican and Sistine Chapel (optional extra), and transfer to the Rome airport for departure.

Other info: Round-trip airfare from Detroit, excellent hotels, private deluxe coach, spectacular itinerary, and resident concierge are included. Group walking is limited to two miles/day in segments. Your family members and friends are welcome, and total tour enrollment is limited to 30. Participants may use other gateway airports than Detroit Metro (different price).

Please contact Diane Linn for questions/info: or check these Encore Tours links:

Italy: Main Tour, $7,199 (9/27-10/7/23): Italian Experiences 2023

(Above link includes itinerary and registration for Main Tour only. On the linked page, see the blue bar below the tour title info; click on “Itinerary” and “Tour Price.”)

Italy: Main Tour plus 3-night Rome Extension, + $1,439 (9/27-10/10/23): Italian Experiences 2023 – With 3-night Rome Extension

(Second link will display a pdf file that includes information for Main Tour and Rome Extension together. To register for this option, please contact Glenn Quirion at Encore Tours: