Hungary can claim some of Europe’s most famous composers–Bartók, Lizst and Ligeti–as well as one of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities, Europe’s biggest music festival, and csikós, the cowboys of the Great Hungarian Plain. Views of the mighty Danube, a number of old villages, medicinal baths and spas, historic theaters and delicious food laden with the Hungarian innovation paprika are also commonplace. With a language, culture and landscape unlike almost any other European country, Hungary is ready to offer visitors all the comforts of a standard European tour with completely new sights and experiences.

Classical Movements has been putting together tours to Hungary since 1995. Past clients have included the Colburn Youth Choir and the Cincinnati Singers, Partners for Praise, Miami Children’s Chorus, Bard Conservatory Orchestra, Smith College Choir, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, to name just some.

Sights & Sounds

  • Budapest
  • Buda Castle
  • Széchenyi Chain Bridge
  • Historic Vigadó Hall
  • Liszt Memorial Museum
  • Great Synagogue
  • Béla Bartók Memorial House
  • Great Hungarian Plains
  • Pécs
  • Roman–Era Necropolis of Sopianae
  • Esztergom Basilica
  • International Opera Festival of Miskolc
  • Danube River
  • Gyor
  • Estergom
  • Lake Balaton


“Our Touring Choir just returned from an amazing 12-day performance tour of Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Italy.  It was an incredible adventure, with standing-room-only performances in St. Andrew’s Church in Salzburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Haydn Church in Vienna, Matthias Church in Budapest and St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice. While in Austria, CCC participated in Classical Movements’ Rhapsody! International Choral Festival, joining wonderful vocal groups from Africa, Austria, Canada, China and the USA.”

Mikhail Shtangrud | Music Director, Colburn Children’s Choir, 2014

“I wanted to send a note of thanks to you for all your work and guidance on the DSO’s recent triumphant return to Europe. There were so many details, many of them a moving target, that you were able to effortlessly handle on our behalf. For this we are very grateful and thankful. Beyond the obvious, you got us through missing train cars, an averted train and plane strike, the maestro’s changing needs, and an unplanned layover in Miami. And, not to be overlooked, we had seamless airplane travel and hotel check-ins. Given we were hitting these hotels, especially, sometimes before check-in time, with a large group, on sold out days, with a few people changing their preferences as we went, it was really quite revelatory to watch. Always a pleasure, and very much noted. Thank you, thank you, thank you. We very much appreciate your expertise and your efforts.”
-Dallas Symphony Orchestra
“Classical movements handling of the Camerata Chicago European tour was exemplary from inception to completion. Logistics for a tour on this level requires experience, skill and patience. Classical Movements excelled at every level and on all fronts.”
-Camerata Chicago


“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