Welcome to Melody Tours
Welcome to Melody Tours! Melody replaces History in Harmony, a business I ran for 13 years with Boz Oram, my dear partner who sadly died in 2013. I am a travel professional with 30 years experience in the business. Boz was the preservationist and enthusiast who often asked where we were going when we got to Dover. As I got used to climbing off the back of the coach before he could drag me into a museum, we were quite compatible. One day I may tell the story of History in Harmony but who knows. In the meantime I was trained by P&O in the eighties, and have worked for many travel companies as an employee but nowadays I am simply “hands on” freelance. I have worked with lots of ad hoc groups who travel together enjoying their hobbies….
Since 1999 I have worked with all sorts of groups (many I now consider family) who ride carousels and listen to mechanical music all round Europe, some huge groups who have visited private collections of antique toys or vintage puzzles, or some smaller ones who fancied sheduled trips on lakes, steamers and museums along with spiritual events and garden tours. To quote the words of Hans Christian Andersen, “to travel is to live” and I couldn’t agree more!
Over the years we’ve become visitors to events in Europe that you wouldn’t know about if you hadn’t been there privately with a group, like the Model Engineering Exhibition in Freidrichshafen which will be a first trip this November.
In 2017 we have tours to Waldkirch in the Black Forest, one leaving on June 21st by coach and another on the 22nd by rail for the Mechanical Organ festival there with an extension tour into Switzerland to ride a lake steamer and hear a few more organs….
Details on the tours page.