Travel For The Arts

Stand number: E106

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3rd Floor, Craven House
40-44 Uxbridge Road, Ealing
W5 2BS
United Kingdom
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+44 020 8799 8350
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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.

2020 highlights

The best of Europe and the UK:
12 - 16 February 2020 Opera and Song in Seville
13 - 16 March 2020 Renée Fleming in Baden-Baden
9 - 13 April 2020 The 25th Berlin Festtage
14 - 18 April 2020 Wonderful Wroclaw
27 April - 1 May 2020 A Literary View of Venice
14 – 17 May 2020 Welcome to Stuttgart
18 – 21 May 2020 Opera and Art in Amsterdam
20 - 24 May 2020 100 Years of Handel in Göttingen
27 May - 1 June 2020 Ballet trio in Munich
27 May - 1 June 2020 Don Carlo in Dresden SOLD OUT
29 May - 2 June 2020 Salzburg Pays Homage to Pauline Viardot
8 - 14 June 2020 Genoa & Turin, Puccini & Verdi
19 – 22 June 2020 Verdi in Vienna
25 – 28 June 2020 The Grange Festival
27 June – 3 July 2020 Wagner in Sofia
29 June – 1 July 2020 Longborough’s Elixir of Love
30 June - 4 July 2020 250th Anniversary at Versailles
7 – 10 July 2020 Beautiful Buxton
9 - 13 July 2020 Richard Strauss in Leipzig
12 –16 July 2020 Jonas Kaufmann in Munich
23 – 27 July 2020 Cultural exploration in Naples
23 - 27 July 2020 Savonlinna Celebrates Karita Matilla
4 – 8 August 2020 Festival Castell Peralada
10 – 15 August 2020 Great Italian Opera in Verona
14 – 18 August 2020 Juan Diego Flórez returns to Pesaro
15 – 21 August 2020 The Salzburg Festival Centenary
17 – 20 August 2020 Back to Baroque in Stockholm
1 – 7 September 2020 Stresa Festival
28 – 30 September 2020 Ballet stars in Milan
30 September – 4 October 2020 Award-winning Festival in Brno
7 – 11 October 2020 Celebrations in Parma
29 November - 7 December 2020 New Paris Ring cycle 

Worldwide wonders:
22 - 30 March 2020 Cherry Blossom time in Japan
25 - 30 March 2020 The Mariinsky Ballet in St Petersburg
26 April - 5 May 2020 New Ring Cycle in Chicago SOLD OUT

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