About our Clients

Just some of the comments from our clients......

"I feel very privileged to have participated in a number of tours with Operatif!, overseas and in Australia, and am looking forward to more with wonderful feelings of excitement, pleasure, delight and confidence. As with previous tours there are many 'returnees' the surest indication of satisfaction! The accommodation is always first rate re location if in a city and ambience if in the countryside. Variety of concerts, music and dinners is first rate and then, there are those extra treats that are so memorable. Jennifer and Stewart have the ability to meld individuals into a convivial group whilst each is free to participate as desired. "  Fay T, Sydney. 24.07.2017 
 
 "A big thankyou for planning and escorting us on our memorable three week musical Bohemian Tour. The beautiful Cities from Salzburg through Vienna to Budapest included stunning Theatres, historic cathedrals, museums, concerts,operas, ballet and so much more including our Danube musical dinner cruise. Our charming central hotels made it easy for us to wander in and out at our leisure. Our Tour Director and comfortable Coach and safe driver were carefully chosen and, as well as you, were always at our service and happy to offer their help. We had many unexpected inclusions and the whole tour far exceeded my expectations. It certainly was great value for money. This truly was my dream 'Tour of a Lifetime. I, like many other repeat Operatif travellers, look forward to joining you on your future Tours. Thank you sincerely." Margaret B, Brisbane July 2017
 
 
 
 "Stewart, you had an almost indecent amount of energy while we were away and obviously put in a lot of hard work on this trip. Thank you for last lot of photos you sent. When I saw the photo of the Baroque theatre at Cesky Krumlov I realised that I had completely forgotten about it! I had no photos at all of it. It was an amazing place and one of the highlights of our trip. The other highlights for me were Salzburg ( did not want to leave), Vienna, the Mozart dinner and show at our hotel in Prague,plus the amazing variety of Operas that we saw. As always, the dinners and wine were superb. The night river Dinner Cruise in Budapest was also great. I had the best birthday. Usually I downplay it and concentrate on the younger family members. This year I had a ball! The fact that you both sang was icing on the cake. I hope everyone made it home safely. It is like having a family holiday - catching up with old friends and familiar faces.Wishing you all the best with your Italy and Tasmania trips. "  Christine & Bob, Sydney July 2017
 
 "An excellent group to travel with. The organising is done by Stewart and Jennifer and all I have to do is pack my bag and travel along. Italy and Sicily, Turkey, Samoa and Central Europe all wonderful tours. Fellow travellers have the common bond of a love of all types of music and culture which we get heaps of. " Linda G Sunshine Coast, Qld
 
 "What can I say? No more than a sincere THANK YOU to you, for all your inspiration when planning this tour and for all the forward planning that must have taken place to ensure that our tour was the success that it was. The musical programme was varied and most enjoyable, from the formal opera house occasions to the more relaxed evenings when local musicians played during dinner. Your excellent organisation, choice of hotels and the time I enjoyed in the company of ‘kindred spirits’ further added to the memorable and unforgettable experience, one that I will treasure and continue to reflect on and recall."  Gwenyth K, Victoria
 
 
 
 "I have just returned from my 3rd Operatif tour. Each one seems better than the previous. Music is the main focus but there is plenty more on offer as well. Spectacular tours, well appointed accommodation, delicious meals and wonderful wines all make for memorable trips and events. Like-minded people contribute to the shared enjoyment. I can only recommend - you have to experience to appreciate the quality of these tours." Kezia S, Sydney July 2017
 
 Hi Jennifer and Stewart, Just to let Mr & Mrs Duck know, the ducklings from the west coast are safely home.Thank you for organising such an enjoyable tour and especially the small details which make your tour stand out from others.Yes the hotel staff at the Sir Stamford were extra special, especially on the days we extended our stay in Sydney. I'm looking forward to the details of the proposed Italian Tour in 2019 with interest.Much appreciation, Clair & Julie, Perth April 2017
 
 Dear Jennifer and Stewart, What a FABULOUS experience! Not only a Wonderful opera, but great accommodation, great food, lovely new friends....O, and, the Weather!! How did you arrange that??!!!All in all, I couldn't have enjoyed it more, so thanks again to Mother &Father Duck. I hope to be able to join you again in the not-too-distant future. Love to you both, Bonnie ( California ), April 2017 ❤️
 
 All of us enjoyed your unique mode of travel & I just wish to thank all five of you amazing artists for your enormous personal effort & skills in putting those memorable concerts together for our enjoyment. You add a magic to a delightful travel experience & I know it ’s the detailing that makes it work And thanks too for seeing to all our various needs. - Trish S, The Spit, Sydney, December 2016 ( Musical Cruise Charter, Bay of Island
 
 Dear Jennifer and Stewart, It was a very successful tour and I thank you very much for your great organisation. Andre was as good as ever and it was great to feel the atmosphere he created. The Stamford Plaza was a super hotel, very comfortable rooms and wonderful views over the river. It was a real treat to be looked after so well, with all the lovely choices for breakfast and the super sea food lunch. We would certainly recommend La Vue for a wonderful meal, the service and the food top quality. That sight of the full moon coming up behind the illuminated bridge was just magical. Full marks for that choice of venue. Many thanks again for a most enjoyable musical experience in your lovely city. Kindest regards  Fleur, NZ

 " I cannot thank you enough for my "Wonderful Trip of a Lifetime".So very much more than I had preconceived !! I feel that I have visited so many different countries on our tour around the little island of Sicily...Ancient Rome, Greece, Spain, Arabia and of course Italy." - Margaret, Sunshine Coast QLD ( Southern Passion, Italy, May 2016 )


" I cannot thank you enough for my "Wonderful Trip of a Lifetime".So very much more than I had preconceived !! I feel that I have visited so many different countries on our tour around the little island of Sicily...Ancient Rome, Greece, Spain, Arabia and of course Italy." - Margaret, Sunshine Coast QLD ( Southern Passion, Italy, May 2016 )