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Over the past 34 years HAT Tours has escorted personalized luxury opera tours in Europe and Russia, without exorbitant cost.

We stay in luxury hotels, travel in luxury, and dine in luxury with excellent wines.

A recent comment from our clients: Grethe and Aspee's secret ingredient.

The amazing degustation dinners with matching wines during their Opera Tours. We all book for the Operas and we are spoilt for choice of operas / the cities to which we travel / the seats which are organized for us. HAT TOURS' claim to fame are their Opera Tours (and I am very thankful for that)....but the surprise for us every time is the wonderful dinners to which we are treated. YET.... . I have not read one review about their wonderful degustation dinners.    These are researched with a lot of care.  Not any restaurant will do /not any menu will do. We are taken to some of the best restaurants in Europe.  Quietly researched by this indefatigable duo / visited / tested - before we even cross the portals.

Who else will go to so much trouble to spoil their guests?

Our last tour was Leipzig / Dresden / Berlin and on one evening in each of those cities we were taken on a surprise walk to a wonderful restaurant and made to feel very special.

I am an Opera Fan but if I do too many of your trips I may well become a 'foodie and wine' fan. I will repeat 'Nobody does it like these two!!'
Johanna Perks and Dr. Bruce Perks, Adelaide, South Australia “Sounds of East Germany” tour – May 2015


On every tour, you will personally receive attention of your special needs to enjoy the trip by the owner who also has vast knowledge of operas and composers, to share with you,

Each itinerary is designed to see the best operas, and hear the best singers in opulent opera houses, where we have priority in purchasing the best seats available, in orchestra level, due to our long-time relationship with their box office staff.

Our clients are educated professionals, and opera lovers, who appreciate on-the-spot decision, such as if an opera is cancelled at the last minute, when we arrive in the city.

Over decades we have selected the best local guides who give first preference to our groups. Sightseeing of beautiful cities and renowned museums or art galleries are all included in the cost.

In the words of Graham Sharman, Santa Fe, NM (Ret. Management Consultant): " ... the primary goal of HAT Tours was that we should get the maximum enjoyment from our tour. This meant the difference between a "by-the-numbers" tour and a really memorable experience, like getting premium tickets to Kristine Opolais’s performance of Carmen. We look forward to our next trip with HAT Tours, which is already confirmed."

Singers performing on our tours

Placido Domingo
Cecila Bortoli
Placido Domingo and Cecilia Bartoli performing during Wagner's Ring Cycle in Vienna tour.
Kristine Opolais
Jonas Kaufmann

Kristine Opolais and Jonas Kaufmann performing during North of the Alps Festivals tour.