Itinerary

Thu 1 Nov

Afternoon arrival in Dublin and transfer to Wexford by coach (approx. 2 hours) to check in at the traditional 4-star Talbot Hotel, overlooking the quay-front in the town centre. A welcome drink and canapes will be served at the hotel.

Fri 2 Nov

This morning meet your guide for a walking tour of Wexford. The town’s inhabitants have included Celtic tribes, Norman knights and Oliver Cromwell’s army, and in more peaceful times it has been a prosperous port town. Welcome lunch in a local restaurant, followed by an afternoon at leisure. There is the chance to attend a pre-performance talk before the evening performance at the Opera House.

Sat 3 Nov

Today we take a journey to Waterford. We visit the Medieval Museum, which recreates life as it was during the Middle Ages. Several medieval structures, including the unforgettable Chorister's Hall, are integrated within. We also take a tour of the Bishop's Palace before lunch, which will be served in a local restaurant. Return to Wexford for some free time and the evening performance.

Sun 4 Nov

Join your guide for a visit to nearby New Ross, where we visit the Ros Tapestries, which have been created by teams of embroiderers around Wexford and Kilkenny since 1998, and which depict events around the Anglo-Norman arrival in the South-East of Ireland. Return to Wexford for a free afternoon before the optional pre-opera talk and evening performance at the Opera House.

Mon 5 Nov

Check out and transfer to Dublin airport for your homeward flight.

Programme

Programme at Wexford Opera House

2 Nov 20:00

IL BRAVO MercadanteInc

D: Renaud Doucet

C: Jonathan Brandini

Cast: tbc

New Production

3 Nov 20:00

MALA VITA/L'ORACOLO Giordano/LeoniInc

D: Rodula Gaitanou

C: Francesco Cilluffo

Cast: tbc

New Production

4 Nov 20:00

DINNER AT EIGHT BolcomInc

D: Tomer Zvulan

C: David Agler

Cast: tbc

New Production

Flights

British Airways

1 Nov London Heathrow - Dublin dep: 13.20 arr: 14.45

5 Nov Dublin – London Heathrow dep: 15.30 arr: 16.50

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £1595
Single room supplement £200
Club Europe flight upgrade from £200
Land-only tour price £1530
Deposit required £350
Tour code WEX2

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, welcome drink and canapes, two lunches, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, best available ticket for each included performance, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.

“This was my 4th holiday with you, and every time the organisation and care has been excellent.”

Mrs S, Somerset