Belgium for some means world-class chocolate, beer, mussels and fries. For others, it means first-rate museums filled with the work of the Flemish masters like Rubens, Bruegel and van Eyck. And still for others, it evokes thoughts of cosmopolitanism: multilingual, multicultural and even multilateral (considering the EU and NATO headquarters there).  No matter what one’s first thoughts about Belgium, its culture as rich as its cuisine lends itself to being an excellent choice for a concert tour.

Classical Movements has arranged concert tours to Belgium since 1996.  Groups have included the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Vocal Essence, the Children’s Chorus of Sussex County and many others. 

Sights & Sounds

  • Brussels
  • Belgian National Orchestra
  • L’Eglise de Minimes
  • Bruges
  • Antwerp
  • Royal Music Conservatory
  • Fête de la Musique
  • La Monnaie Opera House
  • Ruben’s House Museum
  • Ghent
  • River Leie
  • Gravensteen Castle


“Let me thank you for the work Blue Heart’s staff [now Classical Movements] did on our spring tour to Europe…Keeping everyone happy in an orchestra is not an easy task. Everyone appreciated the fact that when we arrived in every hotel, it was ready. If there was a problem with any part of hotel or transportation arrangements, a Classical Movements staff member was always in advance of the orchestra solving them.”

-The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

“We’ve worked with Classical Movements since 2000. Since that time we have developed a very successful partnership. They are responsive, creative, attentive and reliable. We couldn’t ask for more from a travel agent.”

-The Philadelphia Orchestra

“It was an amazing 2 weeks – the best tour choir ever, singing in some of the most beautiful spaces in Europe. Thanks to Amy and Classical Movements for planning a spectacular tour, and thanks to Marianne (our Tour Manager) for executing a life-changing experience for us all!”

-The Children’s Chorus of Sussex County


“The warm reception from the French people restored energy and health, as did the raucously enthusiastic audiences, packed houses, rave reviews, radio broadcasts, and extended ovations…”

-Peabody News | Sept, 1996

“The Wednesday flight from Barcelona to Lisbon had the most stringent bag restrictions yet, with hefty fines for those deemed too heavy. But the loaded-down musicians were allowed to board unimpeded. ‘Neeta worked her magic,’ murmured one.”

-Philadelphia Inquirer, David Patrick Stearns | Feb. 6, 2009

“The musical director and conductor of the Yale Glee Club said the group chose the destination ‘because of the wonderful friendships they discovered in Turkey.’ The Turkish word ‘dost’ (friends for life) is the reason we are performing in Istanbul,’ said Jeff Douma.”

-Hürriyet Daily News, Hatice Utkan | August 5, 2010

“We were met by friendly and caring guides who spoke excellent English and were sophisticated in matters relating to history, architecture and the way of life in Russia, both at the times of the czars and of the Soviet Union. A folkloric performance was of outstanding artistic quality.”

-International Travel News | Aug, 1998

“Deputy Chief of US Mission Kent Logsdon thanked Classical Movements for organizing such an amazing concert tour and praised YAC (Yale Alumni Chorus) musicians for their great charity activities and Vakhtang Kahidze for his wonderful orchestra.”

-Georgia Messenger, Salome Modebadze | June 28, 2011

“Yale Glee Club’s first trip to Spain in more than 50 years earlier this month ‘was fantastic,’ says maestro Jeffrey Douma. ‘We had a great time. We gave concerts in Barcelona and Madrid and in two smaller towns.’”

-New Haven Register, Joe Amarente | March 26, 2015

“Blue Heart Tours, the only U.S. operator that visits security-restricted Russian space centers, is planning a package around the first stay by American astronauts on Mir, the world’s only permanent space station…travelers will have the opportunity to meet the astronauts and watch their space shuttle launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.”

-Travel Weekly | Oct. 10, 1994