Opera & Classical Music Tours
lovingly designed ….and personally hosted

Soprano Jennifer Parish and baritone Stewart Cameron welcome you to their premium tours for lovers of opera, classical music and ”the good life.’  A delight in sharing our passions of music and travel saw the birth of Music Lovers Tours in 2012, a boutique travel company based in Australia. We specialise in group tours for independent, like-minded people, offering only three or four of our unique, keenly-anticipated tours each year. Our tailor-made tours are unrivalled, with every aspect of travel, from hotels and restaurants to visits and performances, booked personally, direct with suppliers. This ensures smooth running and consistently high standards. Excellent value for money is a further benefit. It is no surprise that our tours boast an extremely high percentage of repeat clients.

In addition to performances, each of our Opera & Classical Music Tours features a sparkling itinerary taking in various attractions and tours relating both to music and to broader fascinations in the cities, towns and regions visited. Destinations in Europe and Asia are offered, with Italy a much-loved speciality. A ‘jewel in the crown’ annual tour is ‘Viva Verdi & La Scala.’ It takes in the main performances in the world-acclaimed Festival Verdi in Parma, explores the life of Verdi, Pavarotti and other greats and also includes opera at La Scala, Milan and La Fenice, Venice.

We have excellent relationships with the various Opera Houses and theatres featured. It is a privilege to accompany our clients to performances in some of the greatest opera houses in the world. Observing their excitement on entering the theatre and settling into excellent seats is great reward for our hard work and relationship building.

Our tours are now so popular, clients avoid missing out by ‘Reserving a Place’ well before tours go on sale. Every tour offered is ‘guaranteed departure,’ and they always sell-out! Subscribing to our secure email newsletter ensures you are up to date with our future plans as well as current news. Subscribe

In the planning are several new tours, including Historic Singapore, Musical Melbourne, A European Opera Grand Tour and Carnevale in Venice. These cover the period from November 2022.- March 2023. Any questions ? click here to visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Photos & Reviews

As they say….” a picture tells a thousand words “. Our tours are thoroughly unique, as we create them ‘from scratch’ and never use agencies. See some reviews and past pics.

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Southern Passion

Sicily & Malta May 22

With two completely different islands this is a tour about many stories and vast contrasts. Tiny fishing villages, majestic harbours, wineries & wartime history.  One room available.

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Sydney 2022

Verdi, Puccini & Schubert

22 – 26 July. A winter indulgence of two Verdi Operas, one Puccini ( all at the Opera House ) & a fabulous recital of Schubert’s The Winter Journey at the Recital Hall.

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Viva Verdi

Italy - October 2022

An opera-lover’s dream, this tour takes in the world-acclaimed Festival Verdi in Parma, followed by still more opera, first at iconic La Scala, Milan and to finish, La Fenice, Venice. 3 places left.

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Operatif in Paradise

Musical Week in the Pacific

Enjoy concerts in 2023 by seven fine performers flying in from Australia, a variety of local tours, convivial meals and time to explore your pristine, historic local area. Location to be announced in late 22.

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Sydney - 2023

Opera on the Harbour

5 – 9 April. Our annual 4-night tour in April to include Opera on the Harbour – along with other performances and convivial events. Always a sell-out, you can now ‘Reserve Your Place’  

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What next ?

In the planning

We are always working on new ideas for music-based tours. These include ‘ The Opera Grand Tour’ in Europe, ‘Carnevale in Venice’ and ‘Historic Singapore’. ‘Register Your Interest’ below.

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Why us?

Why travel with MLT?

A boutique, ‘hands-on’ Australian company, we personally create each tour ‘from scratch’. This ensures keen-pricing, smooth running and tours filled with hand-picked inclusions.

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I so thoroughly enjoyed traveling with you to Italy on our wonderful Viva Verdi tour,  It was truly the trip of a lifetime. Christina P., Adelaide

I feel privileged to have participated in a number of Music Lovers Tours, and I look forward to more with wonderful feelings of excitement, pleasure and confidence. Fay T. Sydney

 Dear Jennifer and Stewart, What a fabulous experience! Not only a Wonderful opera on Sydney Harbour, but great accommodation, great food, lovely new friends… Bonnie, California

beautiful music, stunning scenery and amazing hotels…. I appreciated that as tour leaders,
you were readily available.  Bev H, Melbourne