Mon 24 Dec
Early afternoon arrival in Frankfurt and transfer by coach to Baden-Baden (approx. 1.5 hours). We check in at the 4-star Radisson BLU Badischer Hof, an elegant hotel built within a former Capuchin monastery and just 5 minutes’ walk from the Festspielhaus. Christmas Eve dinner will be served in the hotel.
Tue 25 Dec
This morning we take a guided walking tour of the centre of the city, seeing many of the notable sights along the way. There will also be the opportunity to enjoy a glass of mulled wine at the Christmas market before a festive Christmas lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon is at leisure before the evening performance at the Festspielhaus.
Wed 26 Dec
Today we travel out of the city for an excursion to the richly decorated Residenzschloss Rastatt, commissioned by the Margrave Ludwig Wilhelm of Baden-Baden in 1700, and the oldest baroque residence in the Upper Rhine Valley. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant following the tour, before returning to Baden-Baden for the afternoon at leisure and the evening performance.
Thu 27 Dec
Today is free for independent exploration of the city. Evening performance at the Festspielhaus.
Fri 28 Dec
Morning at leisure for last-minute shopping and sightseeing. Lunchtime transfer to Frankfurt for your homeward journey.
PROGRAMME AT BADEN-BADEN FESTSPIELHAUS
25 Dec 19.00
Choreography: Konstantin Sergeyev after Petipa and Ivanov
26 Dec 19.00
THE FOUR SEASONSInc
Choreography: Ilya Zhivoi
Music: Richter (based on music by Vivaldi)
27 Dec 19.00
Le Divertissement du roi
Choreography: Maxim Petrov
Music: Rameau La Carnaval
Choreography: Mikhail Fokine
24 Dec London Heathrow – Frankfurt dep: 10.30 arr: 13.05
28 Dec Frankfurt - London Heathrow dep: 17.00 arr: 17.45
Flight schedules are subject to alteration.
Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.
Prices per person
|Club Europe flight upgrade from||£300|
|Land-only tour price||£2030|
Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, two lunches, one dinner, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, first category ticket for each included performance, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.