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Verona Opera Festival

13 Jul — 18 Jul 2022 | Tour Director: Paul Jackson

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Paul Jackson,

MA, PhD

is a conductor, pianist and musicologist and former Director of Music at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Gatwick 1230 on Easyjet, arriving Venice 1540. Transfer to Hotel San Luca, Verona, for five nights. Evening introductory talk.

Day

2

Morning walking tour of Verona: Arena (exterior), Castelvecchio, Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore and cloister. Free afternoon followed by early evening lecture. Evening performance at the Arena: Bizet Carmen.

Day

3

Further visits in Verona: Duomo, Ponte Pietra, Church of Sant’ Anastasia (exterior), Casa di Giulietta and Roman Theatre. Free afternoon followed by early evening lecture and independent dinner. Evening performance at the Arena: Verdi La Traviata.

Day

4

Excursion by coach to Vigardolo for Villa Valmarana and Vicenza for Teatro Olimpico. Free afternoon followed by early evening lecture. Evening performance at the Arena: Verdi Aida.

Day

5

Excursion by coach to Lake Garda and its lakeside towns including Riva and Garda (weather permitting). By boat to Limone on the north-western side of the lake, before crossing to Malcesine for dinner.

Day

6

Depart Verona 1350, arriving Gatwick 1455.

Tour Dates

13 Jul — 18 Jul 2022

Days

6

Cost

£3095

Tour Code

VROP-22

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Testimonial

"Our lecturer, Paul Jackson, was informative and entertaining"
"I was so impressed by Paul Jackson... his talks prior to the operas were very useful for background and understanding. Also he was very ready to field questions at meals!"
ACE customers who travelled with Paul Jackson in 2021

 FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES

This tour involves a significant amount of walking over cobbles, up and down steps (sometimes without handrails), and potentially in hot sunshine or over wet pavements. A good level of fitness is required to complete the itinerary, although allowances can be made for those with less stamina. Participants should meet ACE’s usual fitness requirements, as detailed in our Booking Terms & Conditions. The walk from the hotel to the Arena is on flat ground and takes around five minutes. Please note all performances are scheduled to begin at 2100.

FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £175.

Cost of £3095 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, four dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £235, double room for single use supplement £465.

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