Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Performance Tour

Some of the highlights on this tour include:

  • Collaboration with award-winning Bulgarian composer Georgi Andreev: Personalized collaboration and masterclasses with the composer during the week-long CSYS’s stay in Varna.
  • Six public performances in significant concert venues in Varna, Plovdiv, Sofia, Thessaloniki and Athens.
  • International exposure with performance collaboration with Bulgarian art and music schools.
  • Benefit of internationally experienced tour staff: Pre-selected and approved tour guides.
  • Knowledgeable and caring concert management staff through Varna International.
  • Enjoyable stay in a variety of three and four-star hotels in Bulgaria and Greece.
  • Custom designed itinerary that is balanced with a combination of performance and sightseeing.

Air and Land Tour Cost
Musician cost $5330 per person
Companion cost $5630 per person

Land Tour Cost
Musician cost $4330 per person
Companion cost $4600 per person


  • Round trip international flight from Colorado to Varna, Bulgaria and return from Athens, Greece*
  • Accommodations: 18-Nights lodging: 15 nights in three- and four-star hotels in Varna, Plovdiv, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Peloponnese and Athens (double occupancy) and 3 nights in homestays in Varna. *Single rooms will be provided Maestro Nicholson and Kevin Stewart
  • Meals: Two meals daily (half board) and sandwiches and drinks on certain performance days, as specified in the schedule
  • All ground transportation, per tour schedule: Private air-conditioned motor coaches and drivers
  • Guided tours of Varna, Nessebar, Plovdiv, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Peloponnese and Athens, with licensed English-speaking tour guides.
  • Entrance fees, per the tour schedule
  • Full time English-speaking tour managers – one per coach.
  • Six public performances in Varna (2 concerts), Plovdiv, Sofia, Thessaloniki and Athens.
  • Professional concert management and publicity
  • Exchange and “meet and greet” with Bulgarian art and music schools, followed up by a joined performance at the Festival and Congress Center. All ensembles will showcase their talent.
  • Commissioning award-winning, Bulgaria composer: Georgi Andreev, to compose an orchestral work for CSYS and conduct a masterclass with the orchestra. Master artist, Georgi Andreev, will be involved in the “training camp” and performances in Varna.
  • Professional folk soloists (dance, instrumentalists, and singers) will present a master class and will coach the CSYS students in traditional Bulgarian folk instruments and folk dances.
  • Professional string, woodwind and brass section leaders will be engaged for the “training camp” and performances in Varna. The teachers will work closely with the CSYS students in their respective field and will lead during the rehearsals and two concerts in Varna.
  • Folk ensemble performances and presentation with a workshop in Varna


  • Travel insurance
  • Single occupancy: $1440

* The airfare estimate is based on the 2019 travel dates. Airfare is subject to change until booked. Varna International will adjust the price, accordingly, based on the airfare at the time of booking.

* Varna International office staff will handle all extension travel requests