Thu 30 May

Late morning arrival at Cork airport and transfer to the 5-star Fota Island Hotel and Resort, located in the heart of a stunning 780-acre estate just 10 minutes from Cork city. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the hotel before the coach transfer to Dromore Yard, an 18th-century farmyard on the banks of the River Blackwater, for dinner and the Festival’s 10th Anniversary Gala Concert. Coach transfer back to the hotel.

Fri 31 May

The morning is at leisure before returning to Dromore Yard for a picnic lunch, followed by the afternoon recital. Travel 45 minutes by coach to the beautiful surroundings of Lismore Castle on the shores of the Blackwater River. There is time to wander around the delightful gardens before enjoying dinner and the opera. Coach back to the hotel after the performance.

Sat 1 Jun

Mid-morning guided tour of the Jameson Distillery in Midleton, home to the famous whiskey makers since their move from Dublin in 1975. Lunch at leisure before heading to Lismore for Balfe’s Sleeping Queen Operetta. Return to the hotel for a farewell dinner.

Sun 2 Jun

Spend the morning visiting the Titanic Experience in Cobh before transferring
to the airport for the flight home.


30 May 20.00


Clarinet: Pablo Barragán

Cello: Nadege Rochat

Piano: Maki Wiederkehr

Programme: Stanford - Sonata for Clarinete & Piano op. 129

Trimble - Phantasy Trio (arr. for Clarinet, Cello & Piano

Ireland - Trio D Major

Brahms - Trio op. 114

Venue: Dromore Yard

31 May 15.00


Young singers from the Zurich International Opera Studio

Soprano: Justyna Bluj

Bass-baritone: Richard Walshe

Mezzo-soprano: Gemma Ni Bhriain

Piano: Brenda Hurley

Programme: tbc

Venue: Dromore Yard

31 May 20.00


D: Pierre Emmanuel Rousseau

C: Darren Hargan

Cast includes: Michele Govi, Aoife Gibney, Manuel Nuñez Camelino

New production

Venue: Lismore Castle

1 Jun 15.00


D: Una Hunt

Cast includes: Catherine Donnelly, Sarah Kilcoyne, Oisín Ó Dálaigh, Kevin Neville

New production

Venue: Lismore Castle


Aer Lingus

30 May London Heathrow - Cork dep: 09.30 arr: 10.55

2 Jun Cork - London Heathrow dep: 16.00 arr: 17.25

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1575
Single room supplement £210
Land-only tour price £1385
Deposit required £400
Tour code ORK1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation,
breakfast daily, three dinners, one picnic lunch, 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.