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.

2019/2020 highlights€‹

The best of Europe and the UK:
14 €“ 20 January 2020 Return to The Ring in Leipzig
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
9 €“ 14 April 2020 Easter celebrations in Budapest
14 €“ 18 April 2020 Wonderful WrocÅ‚aw
27 April €“ 1 May 2020 A Literary View of Venice
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
30 June €“ 4 July 2020 250th Anniversary at Versailles
9 €“ 13 July 2020 Richard Strauss in Leipzig
23 €“ 27 July 2020 Savonlinna Celebrates Karita Matilla
29 November €“ 7 December 2020 New Paris Ring cycle 

Festive Tours:
21 €“ 26 December 2019 Christmas in Ljubljana and Zagreb
24 €“ 29 December 2019 Christmas in Berlin
30 December 2019 €“ 3 January 2020 A Celebratory New Year in Parma

Worldwide wonders:
28 November €“ 9 December 2019 Buenos Aires and Beyond
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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