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Enjoy top-flight opera and orchestral music in Europe and the United States, or theatre and music in New York. Click on a tour description below for a detailed itinerary and online bookings.
Robert Gay is one of Australia’s leading music tour leaders and music educators. He has led more than 80 orchestral music and opera-themed to Europe and the US.
Snow, Christmas markets and fine music abound on our regular Christmas/New Year getaway tour. Includes Christmas in Salzburg and New Year’s Even in Vienna.
Lindy Montgomery taught musicology at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music for 13 years. A fine soprano, she is a regular soloist with the Sydney Chamber Choir and Pinchgut Opera.
Swap the Australian summer for Grand Tier seats to five operas at The Met, the New York Philharmonic, contemporary architecture and leading small art museums.
Christopher Menz is a former Director of the Art Gallery of SA. He has published extensively on the decorative arts and is a regular contributor to Australian Book Review.
Lovers of fine art and music can spend two weeks in London and Paris on this residential style tour. Enjoy the opera and see the winter blockbuster exhibitions.
Robert Veel has a BA and M.Ed from the University of Sydney, where he taught for many years. A director of Academy Travel, he leads tours mainly to Italy, Asia, the USA and Scandinavia.
Enjoy traditional and contemporary art, music, food and luxury accommodation in this forward-thinking island nation, now a regional centre of arts and culture.
Dr Matthew Laing has a PhD in US politics from the ANU. He has an expert knowledge of New York and a love of the performing arts, especially theatre and music.
Spend two weeks in the world’s most dynamic cultural city. Enjoy seven top performances, with visits to some of the world’s best museums and restaurants.
Robert Gay is one of Australia’s leading music tour leaders and music educators. He has designed and led more than 80 performance based tours to Europe and the US.
Experience the very best of Italian opera including performances at La Scala and Le Fenice, on this tour of Italy, travelling from Venice to Milan and Turin.
Robert Gay has led over 80 music tours, including to this Metropolitan Opera Ring Cycle in 2012 and Ring Cycles in Munich, Paris and Vienna
Enjoy Robert Lepage’s visually striking interpretation of Wagner’s masterpiece at the New York Metropolitan Opera, with a fine international cast.
Dr Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian who has lectured and written widely on music. Her books include Wagner and Russia and Shostakovich in Context.
Join our annual musical pilgrimage to Germany based around an outstanding line-up of performances by some of the world’s leading orchestras and opera houses.
Robert Gay is one of Australia’s leading music tour leaders and music educators. He has designed and led more than 80 performance based tours to Europe and the US
Nine fine performances at northern Europe’s leading venues, including Hamburg’s stunning Elbphilharmonie and the Bergen International Festival.
Enjoy the world's leading opera festivals attending four outstanding performances at the Bavarian State Opera and three unforgettable Glyndebourne operas.
Royna McNamara is a musician, educator & conductor. She has a passion for travel and has spent extended periods of time working and travelling in Spain and Italy.
Our inaugural Italian Summer Music Festivals tour visits three stimulating festivals: Bellagio and Lake Como, Verona and Puccini.
Paris to Madrid
Stuart Barrie is a director of Academy Travel and has over 20 years’ experience in travel, including leading groups through western Europe, Russia and the United States.
Enjoy the best of the Big Apple, including jazz, opera at the Met, Broadway plays, a private visit of MoMA, history and architecture walking tours.
Dr Matthew Laing is a historian and political scientist with a PhD from the ANU. Matthew leads tours to the United States, Scandinavia and around the Baltic.
Christmas in New York
Enjoy the Chicago Lyric Opera’s visually striking production of Wagner’s masterpiece, Der Ring des Nibelungen, with a fine international cast.
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