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Verona Opera Experience

5 Days from £779

A truly spectacular Italian break including opera at the world-famous Roman Arena.

Departure from: Jun 2019 - Aug 2019

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 6 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
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Included holiday highlights

  • ​Verona tour, including Juliet's balcony
  • A performance at the Roman Arena
  • Pre-opera dinner close to Piazza Bra

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 UK/Verona

Depart on your scheduled flight to Verona today.  On arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy time to relax before dinner at the hotel.

DAY 2 Verona

An important Roman city, Verona is still thriving today and plays host to a rich collection of archaeological sites, with perhaps the most impressive being the 15,000-seat Roman Arena. One of Italy's great travel experiences, this ancient amphitheatre is a must-see and you will attend an opera amidst this grandest of settings, which also hosted gladiatorial battles in the 1st​ century AD.
Our included guided tour of Verona includes a visit to the Roman Arena along with all the other important sights. You'll visit Juliet's balcony, the supposed romantic setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and the old Roman Forum. There will be time to admire Castelvecchio, a fortress displaying impressive Gothic architecture and the lively open-air market in Piazza delle Erbe is the perfect spot to browse or perhaps stop for lunch. This afternoon you are free to make your own discoveries. For splendid views you could climb the steps of St Pietro Castle or maybe admire the elaborate Scaligeri Tombs.
This evening you will return to the Roman Arena for a truly memorable evening of opera. Prior to the performance, we have arranged dinner in one of Verona's restaurants.

DAY 3 Lake Garda

Enjoy a day to explore at your own pace or join our optional excursion to Lake Garda. Highlights   include the lakeside resort of Sirmione, dominated by a 13th century castle and home to impressive Roman ruins, and a lake cruise to the town of Garda. If you wish there will be an opportunity to attend another evening of opera at the Roman Arena.

DAY 4 Valpolicella region

​Today we offer you an optional tour to the prestigious Valpolicella wine region. We'll visit a traditional winery and learn about the unique red Amarone and the special production process- from grape to glass. Your tour concludes with a wine tasting accompanied by locally produced meats and cheeses.

DAY 5 Verona/UK

We will transfer you to the airport ready for your return flight to the UK.

Please note: Thanks to your feedback from 2019 we’re including both dinners at the hotel.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 4 :

Hotel Leon D'Oro
Your stylish hotel is located just a 15-minute stroll from the heart of the city, close to its historic monuments. Facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar and library. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe, radio, TV, mini-bar and hair dryer.


Dates and Prices

 
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DATE
DEPARTING
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DEPARTURE
WAS
NOW
STATUS
 

FRI 28 JUN 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£829

£779

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Friday 28 June 2019

Departs

07:35 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:40 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 02 July 2019

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

THU 11 JUL 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£829

£779

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 11 July 2019

Departs

07:35 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:40 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 15 July 2019

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

FRI 02 AUG 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£849

£799

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Friday 02 August 2019

Departs

07:35 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:40 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Tuesday 06 August 2019

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Lake Garda by Boat and Sirmione

FROM £68

Sirmione is a popular and pretty historical town perched on a headland and surrounded by the blue waters of Lake Garda. A 13th century castle, the Rocco Scaligera, dominates the town and is a real “fairytale” castle from the outside. Sirmione is also home to Villa Romano, a large and impressive ruined Roman villa situated at the end of the headland. We’ll then board a boat and journey across Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, to the town of Garda. Dotted with pretty gardens, fine restaurants and quaint narrow streets it is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing stroll.

Three Quarter Day – Moderate Walking – Scenic

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Italy - Valpolicella Wine Region

FROM £58

Visit the beautiful Valpolicella region, home of the wonderfully unique Amarone della Valpolicella wine. Valpolicella is one of the most prestigious winemaking areas in the Veneto and is located northwest of the elegant Roman town of Verona. Witness the splendour of the lush vine-clad valleys as you head to a traditional farm to learn about the region’s unique rich red Amarone, which is produced by drying out the grapes over several months. This process results in a distinct raisin-flavoured wine a velvety texture and notes of cherry or almonds, which you’ll taste alongside a selection of local produce.

Please note that you must book this excursion by 30 days before departure. Any bookings after this time will be subject to availability.

Half Day – Moderate Walking – Quaffable

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Arena di Verona

The Arena di Verona Festival is a summer festival of opera which takes place in the heart of Verona, Italy. Opera performances are given in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, which is capable of seating up to 30,000 spectators.

The Arena is one of the world’s most remarkable opera houses that combines a unique setting with productions and performances of a consistently high standard. The magic of the Verona opera is created through a mixture of Italian passion, flair and dramatic performances.

The festival began on August 10th 1913 and took place to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, an Italian composer known for several operas including La Traviata and Aida.

For over 100 years, each summer the Roman amphitheatre is transformed into the world’s largest open-air theatre.

Your seat for the included opera performance will be located in the unreserved steps. For ticket upgrade prices please speak to a Holiday Advisor.



Summer 2018 opera performances

Below is the schedule of opera performances for 2018*. Depending on which departure date you choose, you will see the following performance, with the option to see another performance:

5th July departure:
Carmen (Included, Friday 6th July); Nabucco (Optional, Saturday 7th July)

19th July departure:
Nabucco (Included, Friday 20th July); Carmen (Optional, Saturday 21st July)

2nd August departure:
Carmen (Included, Friday 3rd August); Aida (Optional, Sunday 5th August)


 
*Please note, all performances are subject to change.



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