Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Rosamund Bartlett

Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian with a particular interest in European Modernism, and in opera. Her publications range from books on Wagner and Tolstoy to articles on Verdi and art patronage. She has written for Apollo, the Wall Street Journal, and the programmes of the Royal Opera House. She completed her doctorate at Oxford, and continues to maintain an active scholarly profile. Her opera research has been supported by a Fernand Braudel Fellowship at the European University Institute in Florence, and she is currently an Honorary Associate in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney. She speaks several languages, is a published translator from Russian and Italian, and has extensive experience leading tours throughout Europe.


Current Tours:

Poland and the Baltics  |  21 June – 07 July 2019 (17 days)



“Rosamund was an excellent communicator and led the group sensitively. Her lectures were comprehensive, and excellent introductions to the subjects. Most impressive.”
Janet G.  |  Nordic Lights 2017


“Outstanding as the tour leader – one of the best I have travelled with. Interesting, knowledgeable, entertaining and great to be around.”
Anna-Lisa K.  |  Nordic Lights 2017