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 biographer of Tolstoy and Chekhov, and also a musicologist who has published and contributed to books on Wagner, Verdi, Stravinsky and Shostakovich. She has written on art, music and literature for publications such as the Financial Times, Apollo and the programmes of the Royal Opera House, and has collaborated with institutions such as the National Theatrе, BBC Radio 3 and the Salzburg Festival. She currently divides her time between Oxford and Sydney, where she is an Honorary Associate in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney. She speaks several languages and has travelled extensively throughout Europe.



“Rosamund is a very special person, knowledgeable, passionate on her subjects, intelligent, warm and friendly and fun. A delight to travel with.”
Joy R.  |  Art, Architecture and Design in Scandinavia 2018


“Rosamund’s talks were informative, as was her general commentary on tour. Her boundless enthusiasm is also infectious.”
June N.  |  Art, Architecture and Design in Scandinavia 2018


“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