Expert Led Tours: Special Small Group Learning Journeys
Georgia Hardy Tours: educational travel and custom tours for schools, organizations, families, and lifelong learners of all ages.
Are you the type of traveller who values museum secrets over mojitos? Breathtaking wonders over beach volleyball? If so, our expert-led journeys may be for you.
Whether you are a culture vulture, fine art aficionado, opera lover – or connoisseur of modern or ancient history, we have something for you. In-depth, small group learning adventures are what we do best.
Our impressive roster of experts makes our learning tours a notch above the rest. As a traveller with us, you’ll be enriched and enlightened each step of the way by foremost specialists in the fields of history, music, culture – and arts. These talented story tellers take you behind the scenes and make the legendary sites, palaces, worship centres and museums of Europe (and other global destinations) leap to life.
Our expert-led tours include:
Ancient Civilizations with Laura Ranieri Roy
Ancient Greece Alive! Athens, Crete & Santorini
Laura Ranieri Roy is an accomplished Egyptologist, travel host, educator, presenter, and writer. She has a Master’s degree in Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations from the University of Toronto, and has excavated at the ancient Greek site of Apollonia in Bulgaria, and in Egypt at Amarna and South Asasif (Luxor).
Art and Cultural trips with the Royal Ontario Museum
GHT is proud to be one of the ROM’s travel providers.
Over the last 10 years, GHT has organized multiple trips for the ROM to destinations including Italy, Croatia, Spain, and Morocco.
The next GHT ROM trip will be to Russia in May 2022.
Fine Art Tours in Italy
with Prof Ken Bartlett and Dr. Gillian Bartlett, North America’s foremost experts in European history and Renaissance art
Immerse yourself in the magnificent art and museums of Italy, visit charming piazzas of Florence, Rome and Venice and revel at astounding works of DaVinci and Michelangelo, as Prof. Bartlett lends insight and enchantment. Drink in the delicious flavours and stunning vistas of Northern Italy, in a special tour designed for art and history lovers, featuring untravelled pathways, stunning accommodations and delectable cuisine.
Opera Tours in Spain, Iceland, Italy… or North America
with Iain Scott, North America’s foremost Opera expert
Delight your ears and transport your spirit on a luxurious opera tour with one of the world’s top experts. Attend renowned opera performances and festivals, dine like royalty, and stay in opulent surroundings on one of our exclusive opera tours to Spain, Italy, Iceland – or another magical locale.
Mountain & Wilderness Adventures
with Dieter Van Holder
Dieter Van Holder is an experienced International Mountain Leader specialized in the European Alps, Iceland/Greenland Scotland, Morocco and beyond! With well over a decade of experience and highest standard training, Dieter is a UIMLA International Mountain Leader, UIAA Instructor Mountain Walking & Trekking, Wilderness First Responder and Icelandic Glacier/Mountain Guide.
Battlefield Tours in France, Belgium and Britain
with Eric McGeer
Bring the heroism and heartaches of the great wars to life on a moving battlefield tour in Normandy, Belgium and The Netherlands. Our military history expert will lend insights and whisk you off to rare and wonderful places, as you also experience the present-day marvels, picturesque landscapes and delicious regional cuisines of Northern Europe.
“All of our tours have been managed by Georgia Hardy Tours. Because we specialize in luxury travel in small groups, we have exacting standards. George and Kathleen understand the needs of our clients and ensure that the quality of hotels, restaurants and transportation meets those requirements.
We determine every detail through consultation and discussion to deliver the level of experience that our travellers have come to expect.”
Ken (and Gillian) Bartlett
Professor, Victoria College, University of Toronto & Bartlett Cultural Connections
Are you a recognized expert in your field, with a wonderful tour idea?
We would love to chat about bringing your trip to life.