Silver Travel Advisor Partner - Travel for the Arts

020 8799 8350

Goes to:
  • Asia:Georgia
  • Asia:Japan
  • Europe:Austria
  • Europe:Belarus
  • Europe:Bulgaria
  • Europe:Czech Republic
  • Europe:England
  • Europe:Estonia
  • Europe:Finland
  • Europe:France
  • Europe:Germany
  • Europe:Greece
  • Europe:Ireland
  • Europe:Italy
  • Europe:Latvia
  • Europe:Malta
  • Europe:Netherlands
  • Europe:Norway
  • Europe:Poland
  • Europe:Romania
  • Europe:Russia
  • Europe:Serbia
  • Europe:Sweden
  • Europe:Switzerland
  • Europe:UK
  • Middle East:Israel
  • Middle East:Oman
  • North America:USA
  • South America:Argentina


Welcome to the world of opera, ballet and classical music holidays! Travel for the Arts is the UK’s leading music specialist for over 30 years, organising unique and unforgettable experiences to the world’s finest opera houses and music festivals in escorted and bespoke holidays. Travel for the Arts give clients the opportunity to visit many countries across the globe in order to enjoy a high level of artistic performances in a relaxed manner with small, like-minded groups of friendly aficionados. The programmes are all carefully planned and expert-led, and include top category tickets, knowledgeable speakers, guided backstage visits and, occasionally, the chance to meet the artists themselves.

Why travel with Travel for the Arts?

A wide range of tours allows opera, music and ballet lovers to sample the delights of carefully selected performances all over the world with particular emphasis on premieres, new productions, exceptional cast names and award-winning festivals. In addition, the portfolio of destinations expands annually, introducing lesser-known theatres and destinations, whilst continuing to visit the traditional favourites.

Likewise, hotels, restaurants and sightseeing programmes are meticulously chosen and, in many cases, include tickets for performances featuring the great artists of the day that may otherwise be unavailable. Groups rarely exceed 25 in number, are accompanied by experienced tour managers – and in some cases, lecturers – and visit many renowned sites of interest. Their carefully constructed Travel for the Arts itineraries also enable travellers to enjoy time at leisure or to explore independently if they wish.

Travel for the Arts is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and all air holidays and flights are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. They are annually vetted as a member of these associations to ascertain that a high standard of service is maintained.

The team of travel experts endeavours to ensure that all clients receive the most detailed care and attention, from the booking process to the tour experience itself. The high quality of service is acknowledged by 98% of clients who say their holiday satisfaction is either very good or excellent. More importantly, three out of four travellers are returning clients who then introduce their friends to Travel for the Arts!

Single travellers

Whenever possible, there is no single supplement for clients travelling individually.

Tailor-made holidays

Travel for the Arts is more than happy to tailor trips according to the wishes of the client. Extending a holiday, booking tickets for additional performances or requesting tickets according to seating preferences are also possible upon request.

À la carte (independent travel)

If the tours available do not include a preferred destination, TFA’s À la Carte specialist Mark Saunsbury will be delighted to arrange an individual quotation.

Silver Travel Accessible and Assisted

To discuss your accessibility and assistance requirements, please call 020 8799 8350 before booking.

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A World Premiere at Wexford

Wexford Festival

With the focus on little-known operas, this year’s programme includes new productions of Massenet’s Don Quichotte and Vivaldi’s Dorilla in Tempe. A festival highlight is the World Premiere of La cucina, an opera by Irish composer Andrew Synnott. This will be performed alongside Rossini’s one-act opera Adina in a delightful production first seen at the Rossini Opera Festival in 2018.

28 October – 1 November 2019

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Pre-Christmas ballet tour

Choose Vilnius, capital of Lithuania , for a pre-Christmas tour (19 – 23 Dec) with two ballets The Blue Danube and The Nutcracker – plus the option of Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus. £1,725pp (including flights, transfers, 5-star accommodation, selected meals, first category tickets, sightseeing tours, etc.).

Book by 30 September 2019.

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Buenos Aires and Beyond

Teatro Colon

A journey of a lifetime is to be had on this exciting new tour to South America. Start in Buenos Aires, a city that combines faded European grandeur with Latin passion. No visit to this vibrant part of the world would be complete without an evening of Tango and a visit to one of the most important opera houses in the world, the Teatro Colón, where so many singers of the ‘Golden Age’ of opera made their careers.

28 November – 9 December 2019

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Music and More in Milan

Cathedral and Duomo di Milano

Immerse yourself in the world of opera, ballet, theatre and musicality in this cultural city. At the famed Teatro alla Scala enjoy a night at the ballet Onegin, and a new production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare performed on historical instruments, with Bejun Mehta and Philippe Jaroussky in leading roles. This tour also includes private visits to the Ricordi Archive, one of the world’s most important private music collections, Casa Verdi, a concert at the Villa of Lost Sounds in Briosco and the Violin Museum in Cremona.

24 October – 27 October 2019

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