We will provide a comprehensive list that includes recommendations based on the location and event type. Typically, we tell our performers to dress comfortably through their traveling days and to wear acceptable outfits based on the sites they are visiting. Performances typically require formal wear.
What do we EAT & DRINK?
KI is most commonly asked to provide a hearty hot/cold breakfast and dinners daily while we want the group to experience authentic meals, we know that most of our customers don’t like straying too far from familiar tastes. We make sure to provide that balance.
Performers should bring their own bottled water with them each day. It is a good idea to buy a bottle at the start of the tour and refill it as necessary from public fountains or at your hotel.
What do we do at the AIRPORT?
We supply you with all the information that you will need before you fly including group tickets, a complete manifest with record locators and e-ticket numbers, detailed itinerary and our customer service number to manage any last-minute concerns: 719-260-0200
What do we do when we LAND?
Once you are through immigration, please proceed to the Arrivals Hall which is where your tour manager will be waiting for the group holding a sign. If you have any challenges from that point for instance with luggage, feel free to send one person out (with a cell phone) ahead of the group to let your tour manager know what the challenge is. They will always be able to provide good local advice.
What does the HOTEL usually have?
We most commonly book hotels that have hair-dryers, in room safes, free Wi-Fi connection. They are appropriately located and are selected for comfort, accessibility, safety and proximity to the key venues and activities in the program.
How do you Alleviate Safety Concerns?
While there are no guarantees, KI has over 40 years of experience successfully guiding performers overseas and back home again—as well as dedicated & well-trained safety staff accompanying you throughout the trip.
How much local CURRENCY should we bring?
Typically, you will use the local currency for lunches at your own expense, free time and for any additional purchases. Most times, you can use your ATM for local currency or use your major credit card. For under-aged travelers, supplying local currency before travel is useful and we suggest to arrive with about $150 in the local currency.
Do we need to bring GIFTS for our Exchange Concert?
For any of your performances that are Exchange Concerts where you will meet local performers, it is customary to bring a gift for the host conductor.
What is proper CONCERT ATTIRE?
Concert attire is formal attire and your performers should wear their usual formal concert attire subject to summer temperatures which might mean no jacket and lighter clothing. Less formal attire is acceptable for informal performances e.g. polos and khakis.
What is proper to wear WHEN VISITING CHURCHES?
Your tour managers will advise on a daily basis however be respectful and the following usually applies:
-women must have knees and shoulders covered
-men might need to wear long trousers
-hats are not permitted
When in a church for rehearsals and concerts, please keep conversation to a minimum, be discreet when taking pictures and do not use flash.
"My choir and I returned singing the praises of this organization."
Church Choir Director
Central Europe 2019
"I have been on 11 overseas tours and no other tour company can plan and pull off a tour as well as KI."
Council Rock South Orchestra
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