Tour Package & Travel

We've made it easy to join us in  Beijing for tutti 2019

tutti festival package

We've made a package that covers all the festival programme, plus accommodation, meals and transfers.

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Your travel arrangements

Work with one of our preferred travel agencies to arrange your group's travel arrangements to Beijing.
For the first time we are offering two packages:
  • 9 night package ( 5 - 14 July ) 
  • 8 night package ( 5 - 13 July. )
Which one you choose may be dependent on your particular return to school date. The festival packages are made for everyone attending tutti - students, staff, parents and supporters.  They include:

Music
  • 5 master classes approximately 3.5-4 hours each. Master classes include individual discipline and working with guest conductors.
  • Concert rehearsal followed by a performance of own chosen repertoire in a formal concert setting for fellow attendees.
  • One other peer concert as a member of the audience.
  • Other informal performance opportunities: "toast 'n tunes" breakfast-time performances, flash mobs when we are exploring Beijing.
  • Faculty performances at Welcome Banquet.
  • "midday melodies" Faculty lunch time recitals.
  • "tutti festiva" featuring performances by:
    • tutti combined ensembles.
    • Faculty.
    • Visiting musicians and ensembles.
    • Traditional chinese cultural artists.
  • "bye bye beijing" - our farewell concert featuring student performances in any genre.
Cultural
  • Sightseeing program including transfers and all entrance fees. 
    • The Great Wall of China.
    • Tiananmen Square.
    • Forbidden City.
    • Temple of Heaven
    • Art District 798
    • Hutong Tour.
    • Tea Ceremony.
    • Acrobatic show.
  • Transfers to all scheduled shopping excursions to Xiushui Silk Market or Hongqiao Market (or similar), Wangfujing Street.
Accommodation

Musicians / choristers / teachers / conductors / managers:
  • Hotel accommodation at minimum 3* standard twin share rooms.
  • Single room accommodation for teachers / conductors / managers is available at an additional cost.
  • Where possible, and depending on hotel availability, internet access will be provided.
Parents / supporters:
  • Hotel accommodation at 4* standard.
  • Typically twin share rooms for parents / supporters.
  • Single room accommodation is available at an additional cost.
  • Children under 12 sharing a room with both parents receives a discount.
  • See important note below about making your own arrangements.
Meals
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout, with meals as required on arrival and departure days (all with bottled water).
  • Welcome and a Farewell Dinner. 
  • All breakfasts have a selection of Western food. We encourage all participants to 'go Chinese' for at least one breakfast!
  • Other meals may be either Chinese or Western or Chinese/Western and includes one meal with Beijing Duck.
Travel and Transfers
  • Issuance of official invitation for visa application.
  • "Meet and greet" at airport by tutti staff/representative and a guide/translator attached to student group or parent group as required.
  • High quality executive coaches for transfers on arrival and departure and for scheduled transfers during the event. Coaches may be shared between groups to enhance friendships. 
Other important items
  • Commemorative t-shirt, event program, notebook, pen, bag.
  • Identification and emergency contact tags in English and Chinese.
  • All taxes payable in China.
  • Hire fees for all necessary facilities, venues, technical staff for the conduct of the event as scheduled.
  • All fees/gratuities payable to Chinese drivers/guides, services, meals or drinks provided for Chinese drivers/ guides at event venues or functions.
  • Lots of great memories!!!
Not included:
  • Airfares and associated costs.
  • Visa fees and costs.
  • Compulsory top level travel and medical insurance.
  • Any costs involved with the hire of ‘large’ instruments should they be required.
  • Meals, snacks or drinks not included in the package.
  • Phone calls, laundry, in room costs.
  • Transfers to go shopping or elsewhere on free nights.
To arrange your flights and insurance, we recommend you work with one of our Worldwide Travel Partners.

The tutti team works in conjunction with your chosen travel 
agent licensed in your country. We do not organise your flights for you - our speciality is organising your on ground tutti festival experience - and we will direct any enquiries about travel arrangements back to your travel agent. 

Our Travel Agents of Choice have been selected because of their outstanding service and reputation as school group tour organisers. Similarly, they partner us because of our excellent reputation for organising events and tours since 1998 and in China since 2004.





Australia




  • Travel agent of Choice:Morcombe Travel.  Morcombe are the School Music Groups Specialist. Wholly Australian owned and have sent many Australian groups to our various events over the past 10 years. Click here to contact Jeff Morcombe directly.





New Zealand
Edventuretours





Southern Africa
  • Travel Agent of Choice:  Bundu Bashers Travel. Based in Howick in KZN but catering for schools all over RSA. Bundu Bashers is very active in school group travel having sent many groups to our events over the past 17 years. Click here to contact Craig Goodenough directly.




  • Travel Agent of Choice: Trendsetters Travel. Over 30 years combined experience in providing the utmost in quality, authenticity and service in the educational, sport, corporate and cultural group travel industry. A great reputation and associated with us for many years. Click here to contact Mauritz Minny directly.
Important note for parents/supporters: Because of public liability insurance conditions, China Stars Events (CSE) has established exclusive and all inclusive land packages to cater for parents, relatives, supporters or friends of students attending any of its Events or tours. Subsequently, CSE personnel whether employed directly and/or contract and/or acting as agent, will not assist in any way with transfers, meals, sightseeing or advice, which could subsequently prove incorrect, to any parents/supporters who travel outside of the CSE inclusive package. All events run by CSE are private and by invitation only to those travelling on CSE packages including all social events such as diners or other meals, concerts, performances and ceremonies. Under no circumstance will use of CSE hired transport be permitted. All performing venues are contracted and hired by CSE and the company asserts its legal right to determine who is allowed entry into the said venues. CSE will not accept any responsibility for any costs, loss or other financial imposition, injury, illness or death that any traveller/s may incur as a result of not travelling on CSE packages.
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