Day 1 UK - Verona
Depart on your flight to Verona today. On arrival, we will transfer you to your hotel. Enjoy time to relax before dinner at the hotel.Meals included: D
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.
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 you'll have time to browse the lively open-air market in Piazza delle Erbe. Your tour ends in a traditional osteria where you'll enjoy a tasting of local specialities with a glass of wine.
Tonight, you will return to the Roman Arena for a truely memorable evening of opera. 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 hosted gladiatorial battles in the 1st century AD.
Day 3 Verona - at Leisure
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 Bardolino. If you wish there will be an opportunity to attend another evening of opera at the Roman Arena.Meals included: B
Day 4 Verona - at Leisure
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.Meals included: B
Day 5 Verona - UK
We will transfer you to the airport ready for your return flight to the UK.Meals included: B
Please note: The running order of the itinerary may change.
Your seat for the included opera performance is on unreserved stone steps. For ticket upgrade prices please speak to a Holiday Advisor.
A SECOND OPERA PERFORMANCE
An optional second opera performance is available on day 3 of your holiday. If you wish to book this please call and speak to a holiday advisor.