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Tom Abbott


"Tom Abbott, the tour director, was extraordinarily knowledgeable, very articulate and great fun!"


"Tom Abbott's cultural knowledge and guiding manners are unsurpassed"


- Recent ACE travellers on tours with Tom Abbott


Tom Abbott BA (Carleton College, USA) MA (Technical University Berlin) is an independent art and architectural historian associated with the Foundation of Prussian Palaces and Gardens. A resident of Berlin for over thirty years, he is a proficient lecturer and tour leader, with extensive experience directing cultural and art tours in Europe, to destinations including Germany, France, Italy, and Poland, for groups including the Arts Society (formerly NADFAS), the Victorian Society, and various universities. Tom has also studied at the Louvre School of Art History in Paris. His expertise concerning art and architecture ranges from the medieval to the current, and is highlighted in his knowledge and fascination with the Baroque and Rococo, the Romantic Movement, garden history and the musical heritage of Germany, as well as all aspects of European modern and contemporary art, architecture and history.

Tom-Abbott Art and architectural historian Tom Abbott

Tours with Tom Abbott

Danube River Cruise
Danube River Cruise | September 2023
13th Sep - 21st Sep 2023Tour Directors: Nicholas Wearne, Ashley Solomon, Judy Brown, Andrew Spira, Emilie Capulet, Sarah Burles, Tom Abbott, & John Bryden£3395

Art in Berlin
Art in Berlin | April 2024
8th Apr - 14th Apr 2024Tour Director: Tom Abbott£2995

Venice: The Triumph of Light & Colour (First departure)
Venice: The Triumph of Light & Colour (First departure) | March 2024
5th Mar - 11th Mar 2024Tour Director: Tom Abbott£2895

Venice: The Triumph of Light & Colour (second departure)
Venice: The Triumph of Light & Colour (second departure) | February 2024
27th Feb - 4th Mar 2024Tour Director: Tom Abbott£2895

The Hanseatic League
The Hanseatic League | July 2024
17th Jul - 25th Jul 2024Tour Director: Tom Abbott£3875