(Before the COVID 19 haitus …)






 1. Are your tours booked through a registered TICO Travel Agent?


Yes – Georgia Hardy Tours

visit their website here

20 Eglinton Ave West #1104

Toronto M4R 1K8


TICO Registration # 2747543   


(416) 483 7533



2. What set of accommodations do you choose?


Our hotels are usually “4 star” –

and occasionally “5 star” –

and are usually chosen to be

within easy walking distance

(back from) the opera house.


3. How do you plan your tours?


The design of each tour is usually planned

around specific opera performances,

(each of which, in situ, is preceded

by a background lecture from Iain).


Our sightseeing often has

an operatic  focus –

We are “on the trail of Verdi,

or Puccini, or Mozart, or Wagner, etc.”


4. How many nights do you usually spend in one location?


Three or four.

Each morning,

we visit places of operatic interest.

Each afternoon

is free to shop, see more or just relax.

In the evening,

if there is a performance,

Iain gives a backgrounder lecture

over supper beforehand.


5. How do you normally travel between cities?


By luxury highway coach,

to ensure luggage on/off

is easily handled by hotel porters —

and to have an enjoyable lunch

in an interesting spot en route.


6. Is Airfare included?


No. Tour costs are “Land Only”.

We have found that many,

if not most of our clients

either fly on points,

or are already in the area

on private business,

or prefer to fly “up front” or …


Our Travel Agent,


will be very happy to assist you

with your “air” needs and wants.


7. What’s it like to travel with Iain and Barbara?


The atmosphere we try to create

is that of a group of compatible friends,

exploring their common interests.


In addition to opera,

these clearly include

good food and wine!


8. What is the only thing that you can buy which makes you richer?


Travel with OPERA-IS!




Do you have a tour-related question?    

ask Iain