Itinerary

Sat 13 Jul

Mid-afternoon arrival in Madrid and transfer to the 4-star Hotel Emprador, located on the Gran Vía and close to the major sights including Plaza Mayor, Plaza de España, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles and the Prado Museum. Welcome drinks will be served in the hotel, before the evening performance at Teatro Real.

Sun 14 Jul

Join your guide this morning for a walking tour of the highlights of Madrid, including the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace, built by the Bourbons in the 18th century and the official residence of the Royal Family until 1931. Lunch is served in a local restaurant. Evening performance of Giovanna d’Arco starring Plácido Domingo at Teatro Real.

Mon 15 Jul

Morning at leisure for independent exploration of Madrid. In the afternoon we transfer to the train station to travel on the high-speed Ave train to Barcelona (approx. 3 hours) and check in to the 4-star superior Hotel Barcelona Center, located in the heart of the Eixample district. We then transfer on foot to Teatro del Liceu for the evening performance.

Tue 16 Jul

This morning join your guide for a tour of the immense Sagrada Familia cathedral, which has become the symbol of Barcelona. A farewell lunch is served in a local restaurant and the afternoon is at leisure for further exploration.

Wed 17 Jul

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

Programme

13 Jul 20.00

IL TROVATORE VerdiInc

D: Francisco Negrín

C: Maurizio Benini

Cast includes: Ludovic Tézier, Maria Agresta, Ekaterina Semenchuk, Francesco Meli, Roberto Tagliavini

Venue: Teatro Real, Madrid

14 Jul 20.00

GIOVANNA D’ARCO VerdiInc

D: tbc

C: James Conlon

Cast includes: Michael Fabiano, Plácido Domingo, Carmen Giannattasio, Moisés Marín, Simón Orfila

Venue: Teatro Real, Madrid

15 Jul 20.00

LUISA MILLER VerdiInc

D: Damiano Michieletto

C: Domingo Hindoyan

Cast includes: Dmitry Belosselskiy, Piotr Beczala, J’Nai Bridges, Marko Mimica, Luca Salsi, Sondra Radvanovsky, Gemma Coma-Alabert

Venue: Teatro del Liceu

Tickets to Teatro Real will be confirmed March 2019.

Flights

British Airways

13 Jul London Heathrow - Madrid dep: 11.35 arr: 15.00

17 Jul Barcelona – London Heathrow dep: 14.50 arr: 16.10

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 £310
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £1850
Deposit required £450
Tour code SPA1

Tour price includes: Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, welcome drinks and two lunches, 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.