Dean Dalton Tours is a small, independent, husband-and-wife company, dealing exclusively in cultural tourism, mostly to Europe where our tours have ranged from England, France, Germany, Italy, etc. to more exotic places as far east as Romania, Bulgaria, and Ukraine, and northward to Poland, Russia, and the Baltics. Our aim is to provide, at a moderate price, intellectually stimulating tours that offer the kind of exclusive, personalized service, fine dining, and attractive accommodations usually associated with “luxury“ travel.
Classical music, opera, and ballet performances are a major component of all our tours and our sightseeing activities stress the art, architecture, culture, and history of the places we visit. Instead of using standard tour guides, we seek out specialists in history, art, or architecture to be commentators for our sightseeing activities; often college professors and PhDs, they always possess a full command of English. We personally escort and manage all our groups. Dean‘s training in music and career in arts journalism allow him to provide in-depth background of the performances included in each package while Zsofi‘s broad education and knowledge of multiple languages are valuable assets.
Although Dean Dalton Tours, LLC, was incorporated in 2010, we have been working together since before our marriage in 2006 and Dean has planned, managed, and escorted nearly 50 cultural tours since 1994. Most have been sponsored by KUHF-FM, Houston Public Radio, but we have also created, marketed, and managed tours for the Houston Ballet, Mercury Baroque, Opera in the Heights, and the University of St. Thomas, as well as for several small, private groups. Dean has also accompanied the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, Alley Theater, and J.S. Bach Choir on European performance tours.