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Welcome to European Opera Tours! We invite you to join a small group of highly satisfied opera aficionados, who prefer to sit within the first 6 rows in Orchestra Level of opulent theaters and enjoy staying in Superior Rooms at luxurious hotels, very centrally located near museums, art galleries and high-end shops in the cities visited.

The links in the left column will illustrate what makes H.A.T. Tours special. Please review them, especially the CLIENTS COMMENTS and the PHOTO and VIDEO GALLERIES, since “A picture is worth a thousand words.”

ABOUT US tells how H.A.T. Tours got started 34 years ago, making us the oldest opera tour company in North America conducting tours in Europe and Russia, and describes our qualifications, as well as those of our guides, who we believe are the “best in the business” and are key members of our H.A.T. Tours family.

CLIENTS COMMENTS shows a high number of repeat customers, among them Professor of Law Emeritus Jack Ayer who has taken10 H.A.T. tours, Warren Azano and Judyth Pendell who have taken 5 tours, Dr. Barbara Okun who has taken 5 tours and many others.

PHOTO GALLERY includes pictures of some of our client groups over the years, as well as a few shots of our vastly knowledgeable and experienced city guides, cultivated by us over the decades, who of course all speak fluent English.

VIDEO GALLERY illustrates the beauty and charm of our European city destinations and opera houses and adds more pictures of our groups, including young as well as old.

SPLENDORS OF INDIA shows a division of H.A.T. Tours started in 2010 and managed by Swati Arani, who is not just a family member but is also a third generation member of well-known travel agents in India.

GOURMET DINING has become a forte of H.A.T. Tours. Michelin star restaurants are notorious for losing their star ratings from month to month, just as all restaurants are subject to ups and downs as chefs and kitchen staff change. We check them out personally when we arrive in the city before we take our clients to them. Please read Johanna and Dr. Bruce Perk’s remarks in CLIENTS COMMENTS link.

QUALITY AND FLEXIBILITY at lowest possible Costs. We offer the highest quality luxury tours without exorbitant costs, since we rarely advertise and do not have multiple levels of staffing. All the arrangements are handled by the principals who are on the tour with the clients. It allows H.A.T. Tours to be nimble and responsive “on the spot” when necessary, especially in Italy where they sometimes cancel an opera as late as the day on which it was scheduled. In such cases, we immediately arrange an alternative, e.g., to hear love arias or a concert on that evening.

In the words of a repeat-client Paula Scott: “2016 looks like a stellar year for H.A.T. Tours! Two of your tours, the Provence one and the Adriatic tour just happen to be of particular interest to me.”

Please look up other Sounds of Europe tours on the links in the right column to see which tour might be just the one for you.

References are available on request. Please email us at
operas@hattours.com or call us at 1-800-472-4448

We thank you for taking time to visit and review our website.

With best wishes,
Grethe, Aspee, Alistair and Swati Arani

Singers performing on our tours

Kristine Opolais
Jonas Kaufmann

Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann performing during Munich and Bregenz Festival tour.