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.

Thomas Abbott

Thomas Abbott is a specialist in architectural history from the Baroque to the 20th century with a wide knowledge of the fine and performing arts. He was graduated in Psychology and Art History from Carleton College, Minnesota and completed his graduate studies in the history of art and architecture at the Technical University of Berlin (Honors) with an emphasis on both Roman and German art and architecture. Residing in Berlin since 1987 and specialising in all that Berlin offers, Tom has organised and led many successful cultural study tours in Berlin, Germany and Europe. The “Golden Age of Dutch Art”, the “Art Nouveau” of Nancy, France, “Vienna Baroque and 1900”, “Caspar David Friedrich and The German Romantic”, “The Landscape Gardens of Germany” and in the United States of America “The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright” are all facets of his experience and expertise. Associated with the Foundation of Prussian Palaces and Gardens for over twenty years, Tom additionally has a particular interest in the German and Austrian architectural and artistic modern including the Bauhaus and Expressionism.


Current Tours:

European Art and Music Cruise  |  22 September – 03 October 2022 (12 days)



“Thomas Abbott was a legend!! We enjoyed his tours immensely and will never forget them.’’
Gary K.  |  The Elbe Art and Music Cruise, 2018


“What Thomas doesn’t know about German history, architecture, art and artefacts is simply not worth knowing. I learnt so much from them all that my head is still spinning.”
Jillian W. |   The Elbe Art and Music Cruise, 2018