Itinerary

Tue 16 Apr

Lunchtime arrival in Berlin and transfer to the 4-star superior Westin Grand Hotel located in the heart of the city and close to the main sights. Welcome dinner in the hotel or a local restaurant.

Wed 17 Apr

Join your guide this morning for a sightseeing tour of Historical Berlin, seeing sights including the Unter den Linden, the Nikolaiviertel and the Gendarmenmarkt. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening transfer by foot to the performance at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Thu 18 Apr

This morning we transfer to the Philharmonie for a backstage tour (rehearsal schedules permitting). The afternoon is free for independent exploration before the mid-afternoon performance.

Fri 19 Apr

Today we visit Charlottenburg Palace, commissioned by Sophie Charlotte, the wife of Friedrich III, Elector of Brandenburg at the end of the 17th century. We take a guided tour of the palace, which features internal decoration of the baroque and rococo styles, and visit the gardens. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant before returning by boat for the afternoon at leisure. Transfer by coach to the evening performance in the Philharmonie.

Sat 20 Apr

Morning at leisure for last minute shopping and sightseeing. Transfer to Berlin Tegel airport for your homeward journey.

Programme

17 Apr 19.30

DIE VERLOBUNG IM KLOSTER Prokofiev Inc

D: Dmitri Tcherniakov

C: Daniel Barenboim

Cast: Stephan Rügamer, Aida Garifullina, Violeta Urmana, Bogdan Volkov, Anna Goryachova, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Lauri Vasar, Arttu Kataja, Giorgi Mtchedlishvili, Vladimir Ognovenko, Serena Sáenz Molinero, Slávka Zámečníkova, Andrés Moreno García

Venue: Staatsoper Unter den Linden

New production

18 Apr 16.00

DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NÜRNBERG Wagner Inc

D: Andrea Moses

C: Daniel Barenboim

Cast: LWolfgang Koch, Kwangchul Youl, Graham Clark, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Jürgen Linn, Siegfried Jerusalem, Reiner Goldberg, Florian Hoffmann, Arttu Kataja, Franz Mazura, Olaf Bär, Burkhard Fritz, Julia Kleiter, Natalia Skrycka

Venue: Staatsoper Unter den Linden

New production

19 Apr 20.00

STAATSKAPELLE BERLIN CONCERT Inc

Soprano: Anna Netrebko

C: Daniel Barenboim

Programme: Verdi Quattro Pezzi Sacri

Venue: Philharmonie

Flights

British Airways

16 Apr London Heathrow – Berlin Tegel dep: 10.50 arr: 13.40

20 Apr Berlin Tegel – London Heathrow dep: 14.25 arr: 15.25

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1995
Single room supplement £240
Club Europe flight upgrade from £250
Land-only tour price £1855
Deposit required £400
Tour code BER1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from andto 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.