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Verona Opera Experience

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A night at the opera at the famed Roman Arena takes centre stage on this holiday. You’ll also visit Verona – the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and home to a host of archaeological gems. Lake Garda is also within your reach.

Touring

5 Days from £789

Was from £839

Jun 2017 - Aug 2018 Departures

Overview

What's included

  • 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

Included holiday highlights

  • 
 Verona tour, including Juliet’s balcony and Piazza Erbe
  • An unforgettable performance at the famous Roman Arena
  • Enjoy a pre-opera dinner close to Piazza Bra

Itinerary

Depart on your scheduled flight to Verona. Enjoy time at leisure and dinner at your hotel this evening.


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 with or without the added spectacle of an opera performance. Of course, during your holiday, you will attend an opera here in this grandest of settings, which hosted gladiatorial battles in the 1st century AD.

On your guided tour of Verona you’ll see highlights including Juliet’s balcony, the supposed setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and the old Roman Forum, Piazza Erbe, where you’ll find a lively open-air market. Before free time for lunch, admire Castelvecchio, a fortress displaying impressive Gothic architecture and seven imposing towers.


This afternoon is free for you to make your own discoveries. For views over Verona maybe climb the steps of St Pietro Castle, visit the Roman Theatre, which dates back to the time of Augustus, or perhaps admire the elaborate Scaligeri Tombs.


This evening you will attend an opera at the Roman Arena.


Prior to the performance, enjoy dinner in the stylish Maria Callas restaurant, named after the famed opera singer. Located just a few steps from Piazza Bra and close to the Roman Arena, as you dine you can soak up the magical atmosphere before the unforgettable main event.

Enjoy a day at leisure or join our optional excursion to Lake Garda, where you can explore the lakeside resort of Sirmione, dominated by a 13th century castle and home to impressive Roman ruins. You’ll also take a cruise on the lake to the town of Garda. During your holiday you will have a further opportunity to head to the Roman Arena for another evening of opera.

Today we offer an optional winery tour, which takes you into the prestigious Valpolicella wine region. You’ll 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, which you’ll taste alongside locally produced meats and cheeses.

Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.


Please note: The running order of your itinerary may change.

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.

Lake Garda by Boat and Sirmione - Prebookable Only

Lake Garda by Boat and Sirmione - Prebookable Only

from £63

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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

Valpolicella Wine Region - Prebookable Only

Valpolicella Wine Region - Prebookable Only

from £55

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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.

Half Day – Moderate Walking – Quaffable

Accommodation

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.

Hotel Leon D'Oro - Verona

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Dates and Prices

Departing from

Departure date

Duration

Was

Now

Status

 

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 29 June 2017

5 Days

£799

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 29 June 2017

Departs

07:35 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:45 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 03 July 2017

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:05 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 06 July 2017

5 Days

£799

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 06 July 2017

Departs

07:35 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:45 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 10 July 2017

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:05 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 20 July 2017

5 Days

£839

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 20 July 2017

Departs

07:35 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:45 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 24 July 2017

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:05 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Monday 24 July 2017

5 Days

£839

£789

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Monday 24 July 2017

Departs

08:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 28 July 2017

Departs

11:40 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

12:45 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 28 June 2018

5 Days

£799

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 28 June 2018

Departs

07:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 02 July 2018

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 19 July 2018

5 Days

£839

£789

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 19 July 2018

Departs

07:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 23 July 2018

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 02 August 2018

5 Days

£839

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 02 August 2018

Departs

07:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 06 August 2018

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Verona Opera Experience with Lake Garda Add-on

Extend your holiday to 5 days from £369

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017 Departures
Extend your holiday with a stay in one of the towns in Lake Garda. This add-on includes 3 nights with breakfast in a 4-star hotel with a pool. You will not be escorted by a Tour Manager.

Verona Opera Experience with Lake Garda Add-on

Extend your holiday to 8 days from £369

Jun 2018 - Jun 2018 Departures

Customer Quotes

Every Travelsphere customer is asked to fill out a questionnaire when they return from their holiday so we can see how we have done and to ensure we maintain our high standards.

Below are a selection of customer quotes taken directly from the customer questionnaires:

A superb short holiday in a beautiful city. Our tour Manager went out of her way every day to make sure we all filled our days as we wished and provided unexpected extra opportunities. The Included meal on the friday before the opera was first class as was the dinner in the hotel the night before.
Mrs Carol Berry
 
Verona Opera Experience - 2016
The holiday was a great success and would like to commend Aideen who gave us a wonderful welcome, sense of humor and ability to bring all the guests together in a very friendly way. My friend feels the same way. a deed made a wonderful holiday very memorable
Mrs Sarah Conway
 
Verona Opera Experience - 2016

What our Tour Managers say

I love this tour because the experience of the arena is as wonderful as the opera itself.
Margaret Orio - Tour Manager
 
Verona Opera Experience - September 2016
I love this tour because of the opportunity to see this wonderful city full of character and history and to see wonderful operas as well.
Aideen Higgins - Tour Manager
 
Verona Opera Experience - September 2016
I love this tour because it presents a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Verona and its most important cultural event, The Opera Festival. The vicinity of Lake Garda and the Valpolicella wine region are an added bonus.
Aleksandra Lena-Johnson - Tour Manager
 
Verona Opera Experience - July 2016