Itinerary

Fri 24 May

Afternoon arrival at Oslo airport and transfer to the 4-star Thon Hotel Opera, located in the heart of the city and just 5 minutes’ walk from the Opera House. Welcome dinner in the hotel or a local restaurant.

Sat 25 May

Meet your guide for a morning walking tour of the city, beautifully situated at the head ofthe Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forest. Sights of interest will include the City Hall and the Nobel Peace Centre. The afternoon is at leisure before walking to the early evening performance at the opera house.

Sun 26 May

This morning we visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park, containing works by Gustav Vigeland and mainly completed between 1939 and 1949. We continue to the Holmenkollan Skijump Museum and Tower, before lunch in a local restaurant. In the mid-afternoon we return to the opera house for a backstage tour which was designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta and is constructed from marble and granite. The tour, accompanied by an English guide, will offer a chance to hear more about the spectacular architecture and the impressive facilities. Early evening performance.

Mon 27 May

A free morning to rest, sightsee or do some last-minute shopping. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for your homeward journey.

Programme

25 May 18.00

LA CENERENTOLA Rossini Inc

D: Stefan Herheim

C: Leo Hussain

Cast: Tome Kummervold, Taylor Stayton, Edward Nelson, Miklos Sebestyén, Vera Talerko, Astrid Nordstad, Michael Samuel

26 May 18.00

THE MAGIC FLUTE Mozart Inc

D: Alexander Mørk-Eidem

C: Magnus Loddgård

Cast: Marius Roth Christensen, Thorbjørn Gulbrandsøy, Eli Kristin Hanssveen, Magne Fremmerlid, Jens-Erik Aasbø, Bernt Ola Volungholen

Flights

British Airways

24 May London Heathrow – Oslo dep: 10.20 arr: 13.30

27 May Oslo – London Heathrow dep: 15.05 arr: 16.25

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1495
Club Europe flight upgrade from £300
Land-only tour price £1395
Deposit required £350
Tour code OSL1

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.

“The opera house is amazing!”

Mrs A, Hampshire