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Robert Avery


It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the death of Robert Avery, who founded Habsburg Heritage Cultural Tours in 1990, on 10 April from Covid-19.

As Robert was the heart and soul of Habsburg Heritage and it was his knowledge, passion and personality which drove it, we have decided reluctantly to close the company at the end of this year.

Many of this year’s trips have already been cancelled due to the corona virus.

If UK travel restrictions are lifted and if the Festival goes ahead, then we still hope to run the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg Festival 21-30 August (this is fully booked).

We will not now be running the Mahler in Leipzig tour in May 2021. We know that many of you who had expressed an interest will be disappointed, but hope that you will be able to find places with other tour operators.

Music, art, architecture and culture were the overriding passions of Robert’s life. The opportunity to share these, in good company, in beautiful settings, with fine food and wine, was his enormous pleasure and privilege.

Thank you to all our clients for travelling with us over the past 30 years and gifting us such a wealth of wonderful memories and friendships. We know that Habsburg Heritage has brought a great deal of pleasure to many - not least ourselves.

We hope that you continue to travel and enjoy music whatever the future brings for you.

Wishing you all well in these strange and challenging times,

Jane Avery

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