• Enjoy three magnificent productions staged at Verona’s famous Arena, from Bizet’s Carmen to Verdi’s Aida
• Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov bring to life Verdi’s tragic opera Il Trovatore
• Explore the entrancing city of Romeo and Juliet and journey by boat across Lake Garda
a musician and former BBC Radio 3 broadcaster
Depart Gatwick 1305 on Easyjet, arriving Verona 1615. Transfer to Hotel San Luca, Verona for five nights. Evening introductory lecture.
Morning walking tour of Verona: Arena, Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and cloister. Free afternoon followed by evening performance at the Arena: Bizet Carmen.
Further visits in Verona: Duomo, Ponte Pietra, Church of Sant’ Anastasia, Casa di Giulietta, Roman Theatre. Free afternoon followed by early evening lecture. Evening performance at the Arena: Verdi Il Trovatore.
Excursion by coach to Lake Garda and its lakeside towns including Sirmione and Garda (weather permitting). By private boat to Limone on the north-western side of the lake, before crossing to Malcesine for farewell dinner at local restaurant.
Excursion by coach to Vicenza: Teatro Olimpico and Villa Valmarana in Vigardolo. Free afternoon followed by evening lecture. Evening performance at the Arena: Verdi Aida.
Free morning. Depart Verona Airport 1350, arriving Gatwick 1500.
5 Jul — 10 Jul 2019
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Warm personality coupled with vast background knowledge of music make Sandy an excellent Tour Director.
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:
return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described (gold category), breakfast, one lunch, three dinners, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
travel insurance, single room supplement £250, double room for single use supplement £455.