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.

Christopher Lawrence

Christopher Lawrence is best known as presenter of the weekday “Classic Drive” program on ABC Classic FM. As a recording producer, he has been awarded an International Emmy for Performing Arts, three ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association) Awards, and a Churchill Fellowship.

Christopher has published several books, worked as a commentator for Proms telecasts for the BBC, and contributed articles and critiques to publications in Australia and the UK. In 1999 Christopher was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Communications by the University of Central Queensland for his career in broadcasting.


Current Tours:

St Petersburg to Moscow on the Volga Dream  |  11–26 June 2019 (16 days)

Art, Music and Wine in The South of France  |  11–21 September 2019 (11 days)

Tasmanian Chamber Music Festival 2019  |  24–28 October 2019 (5 days)

Art and Music Cruise on the Rhine: Amsterdam to Basel  |  May 2020



“He’s golden – intelligent, informative, humorous and charming!”
Daniel and Sue H. |  Mediterranean Opera and Music Cruise 2017


“Very professional, informative, cheerful, friendly and willing to chat with everyone–very good company as well. He put an enormous effort into his role and very efficiently ran the musical programmes.”
Pamela S.  |  Mediterranean Opera and Music Cruise 2017


“Christopher is a delight to be around, always up for a chat, his interview skills are well honed & his knowledge of all things musical outstanding.”
Frank and Ailbhe C.  |  Mediterranean Opera and Music Cruise 2017


“What a trio! Superlative! Wonderful balance both between knowledge, expertise and very importantly humour”
Christopher Allen, John McDonald and Christopher Lawrence

Margaret A.  |  The Critics’ Choice Art and Music Cruise 2016