Itinerary

Fri 30 Mar

Early afternoon arrival in Berlin and transfer by coach to Dresden (approx. 2 hours) to check in at the 4-star Steigenberger Hotel de Saxe, situated opposite the Frauenkirche and within walking distance of the Semperoper. Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Sat 31 Mar

Join your guide this morning for a walking tour of Dresden, following in the footsteps of Richard Wagner, Carl Maria von Weber and Johann Sebastian Bach. We discover famous sights of the city which was magnificently restored after World War II. Afternoon at leisure and evening performance at the Semperoper.

Sun 1 Apr

This morning we return to the Semperoper for a guided tour of the house, particularly associated with Wagner, Weber and Richard Strauss, all of whom worked in Dresden. The tour is subject to rehearsal schedules and will be confirmed nearer to the date of departure. Lunch is served in a local restaurant before a free afternoon and the evening performance.

Mon 2 Apr

Today we take a half-day excursion to Pillnitz Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the riverside summer residence of Augustus the Strong. We arrive by paddle steamer along the Elbe river to see the wonderful gardens and the architecture of the Chinese-style palace. Lunch will be included at Pillnitz before returning to Dresden by coach for a free afternoon. Early evening performance at the Semperoper.

Tue 3 Apr

Mid-morning transfer to Berlin airport for your homeward journey.

 

Programme

Programme at the Semperoper

31 Mar 19.00

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR DonizettiInc

D: Dietrich W. Hilsdorf

C: Giampaolo Bisanti

Cast: Simone Piazzola, Venera Gimadieva, Edgaras Montvidas, Simeon Esper, Georg Zeppenfeld, Angela Liebold, Tom Martinsen

New production

1 Apr 19.00

L’ELISIR D’AMORE DonizettiInc

D: Michael Schulz

C: Antonello Allemandi

Cast: Heidi Stober, Merto Sungu, Simon Pauly, Marco Vinco, Christiane Hossfeld, Thomas Weissbach

2 Apr 18.00

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIAInc

D: Grischa Asagaroff

C: Jonathan Darlington

Cast includes: Merto Sungu, Enrico Marabelli, Annalisa Stroppa

Flights

British Airways

30 Mar London Heathrow – Berlin dep: 10.50 arr: 13.40

3 Apr Berlin – London Heathrow dep: 16.45 arr: 17.45

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1595
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £1500
Deposit required £350
Tour code DRS2

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, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.