Itinerary

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

PROGRAMME AT BADEN-BADEN FESTSPIELHAUS

25 Dec 19.00

SWAN LAKEInc

Choreography: Konstantin Sergeyev after Petipa and Ivanov

Music: Tchaikovsky

26 Dec 19.00

THE FOUR SEASONSInc

Choreography: Ilya Zhivoi

Music: Richter (based on music by Vivaldi)

27 Dec 19.00

BALLET GALAInc

Le Divertissement du roi

Choreography: Maxim Petrov

Music: Rameau La Carnaval

Le Carnaval

Choreography: Mikhail Fokine

Music: Schumann

Flights

Lufthansa

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

Tour price £2175
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £2030
Deposit required £400
Tour code BAD1

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.