Fri 25 Aug

Morning arrival in Verona and transfer to the 4-star Grand Hotel des Arts, centrally located and within walking distance of the Arena. Welcome lunch will be served in a local restaurant before the afternoon at leisure to settle in. Optional evening performance.

Sat 26 Aug

This morning we take a walking tour of historic Verona, including visits to the Casa di Giulietta with the balcony where Juliet was said to have received Romeo’s declarations of love, the medieval and Roman Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza dei Signori, the civic centre of Verona. Afternoon at leisure before the evening performance at the Arena.

Sun 27 Aug

Join your guide for an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage city of city of Mantova, where we visit the Palazzo Ducale, built between the 14th and 17th centuries as the residence of the Gonzaga family, and other sights including the Basilica Palatina di Santa Barbara and the Basilica di Sant’Andrea. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant during the tour. Return to Verona for the evening performance at the Arena.

Mon 28 Aug

Morning transfer to Verona airport for your homeward journey.




Programme at the Arena di Verona

25 Aug 20.45

TOSCA Puccini£190

D: Hugo de Ana

C: tbc

26 Aug 20.45


D: tbc

C: tbc

New production

27 Aug 20.45

AIDA VerdiInc

D: Gianfranco de Bosio

C: tbc

Casting to be confirmed nearer to the date of departure.


British Airways

25 Aug London Gatwick – Verona dep: 07.45 arr: 10.50

28 Aug Verona – London Gatwick dep: 12.00 arr: 13.05

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1845
Single room supplement £285
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £1545
Deposit required £400
Tour code VRN1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, two lunches, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.

“Can't wait for our next tour!”

Dr M, Middlesex