Itinerary

Thu 15 Jun

Early afternoon arrival in Berlin and transfer to Leipzig (approx. 2.5 hours) to check in at the 4-star Seaside Park Hotel, close to the station and decorated in Art Deco style. Welcome dinner in the hotel.

Fri 16 Jun

Join your guide for a walking tour of Leipzig, seeing major sights such as the Thomaskirche, the Nikolaikirche and the Town Hall. We also visit the Mendelssohn House where we take a guided tour. The afternoon is free for independent exploration before walking to the evening performance at the Opera.

Sat 17 Jun

This morning we travel outside of the city to visit Colditz Castle, known particularly as a prisoner-of-war camp for Allied prisoners during the Second War. We will take a guided tour of this mighty fortress which dates from the Middle Ages. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant before returning to Leipzig for the afternoon at leisure and evening performance.

Sun 18 Jun

Today is at leisure for independent shopping and sightseeing. In the late afternoon walk to the Oper for the final performance.

Mon 19 Jun

Transfer to Berlin for your homeward journey.

Programme

Programme at Oper Leipzig

16 Jun 19.00

ARABELLA R Strauss Inc

D: Jan Schmidt-Garre

C: Ulf Schirmer

Cast includes: Betsy Horne, Ranate Behle, Olena Tokar, Jan-Hendrik Rootering, Tuomas Pursio, Markus Francke, Paul McNamara, Jürgen Kürth

17 Jun 19.00

SALOME R Strauss Inc

D: Aron Stiehl

C: Ulf Schirmer

Cast includes: Karin Lovelius, Elisabet Strid, Endrik Wottrid, Levente Molnar, Sergey Pisarev

18 Jun 17.00

DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN R Strauss Inc

D: Balázs Kovalik

C: Ulf Schirmer

Cast includes: Simone Schneider, Karin Lovelius, Jennifer Wilson, Burkhard Fritz, Tuomas Pursio

Flights

British Airways

15 Jun London Heathrow – Berlin Tegel dep: 10.55 arr: 13.45

19 Jun Berlin Tegel – London Heathrow dep: 14.30 arr: 15.35

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1475
Single room supplement £120
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £1345
Deposit required £400
Tour code LEI1

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

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Mr P, Yorkshire