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 a writer, broadcaster, public speaker and artistic consultant best known for his career with 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)

The Renaissance Tours Beethoven Festival  |  07–10 February 2020 (4 days)

Rhine Art and Music Cruise: Amsterdam to Basel  |  06–13 May 2020 (8 days)



“Christopher is superb. Knowledgeable, excellent and charming personality, whimsical humour. He is a drawcard.”
Jan B.  |  Opéra à la française 2018


“Christopher is an exemplary tour leader. He has a wealth of knowledge and scholarship in the area of music and theatre. And he communicates in an engaging and stimulating way.”
John H.  |  Opéra à la française 2018


“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