John Howie's Music Tours have
been operating successfully since 1995. The tours
are high quality sightseeing tours with a focus
on music, especially in the evenings. The main
idea, with the music, is to see and hear the local
musicians. Performances range from major international
shows, such as the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Grand
Ole Opry, to performances in pubs and concert halls.
John also involves his tour groups in lots of informal,
fun-filled music making; i.e., singing on the coach,
bush poetry nights, informal evening sing-a-longs,
and dancing. However, you do not have to be a musician,
or be particularly interested in music, to enjoy
they are fabulous sightseeing tours....... the
music is a bonus!
Since 1998 John has been running the tours in partnership
with Travelrite International Pty Ltd, a Melbourne
based company with particular expertise in special
interest tours. Travelrite has been organising
special interest tours since 1995.
2019 Music Tour of America with musicians Craig Giles and John Howie. The Music Tour of America visits many of the most beautiful parts of the Delta Country and we visit and stay in cities and towns that are part of the musical heritage of the US. September 22 - October 16, 2019
2019 MEDITERRANEAN Music Cruise A tantilising blue water cruise with Adam Harvey, Camille & Stuie and Andy Toombs.Visiting Rome, Salerno, Isle of Capri, Kotor, Corfu, Crete,
Mykonos, Athens, Santorini, Sicily, Naples and Barcelona. 14 August - 3 September 2019
2019 Music Tour of Ireland and Scotland with Pete Denahy. Leprechauns and lake monsters. Bagpipes and Blarney Stone. Guinness and gallons of whisky. It's impossible to choose a favourite when Scotland & Ireland go head to head. Hence you need to do them both. And there's no better way than John Howie's Ireland and Scotland Music Tour 2019. Enjoy the best scenery and wonderful music enroute to all these fabulous places.
July 15 - August 5, 2019
2019 WESTERN AUSTRALIA Music Tour with Wayne Horsburgh - "Join me for an experience you will never
forget. This is a fabulous tour, visiting the
beautiful South-West region of Western
Australia, famous for its spectacular
& varied coastal and inland scenery.
Plus a feast of great Aussie music!" - Wayne Horsburgh - 31 October to 14 November 2019
2020 Music Tour of New Zealand with John Howie. The 'Land of the Long White Cloud' – it’s a classic Kiwi understatement if there ever was one. And while most travellers are drawn here for those epic experiences out in nature – the open spaces, the dusted peaks, the lakes that pop with blue and make a mockery of Instagram filters – that stuff is just the tip of the glacier. All this with the addition of sensational music along the way. Includes a host of concerts & other music events
including special performance by landmark NZ group the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band. Tour dates:10 - 25 February 2020
2020 Blues Music Tour of America's Deep South with Jules Boult. Take a journey with us, from Dallas to Charleston, as we explore the Blues music world of America's Deep South. Visit iconic destinations including Dallas, Austin, Lafayette, New Orleans (Jazz Fest), Indianola, Memphis, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Savannah & Charleston.
2020 Music Tour of AMERICA With The Hillbilly Goats. This will be a great tour and includes Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans. More information will be available soon. October 2020