Itinerary

Wed 20 May

Late morning arrival in Hanover and transfer (2 hours 15 minutes) to the comfortable and stylish 4-star Hotel FREIgeist in Göttingen. The afternoon is free for you to rest or explore this famed University town. A welcome dinner that evening will be served in the hotel.

Thu 21 May

Join your guide this morning for a walking tour of Göttingen. An important University town, alumni of its Georg-August University include more than 40 Nobel Prize winners. Stroll around the pleasant Barfüsserstrasse (Barefoot Street) to admire the half-timbered houses and see also the beautiful Old Town Hall and the Gänseliesel (little goose girl) statue, hailed locally as the most kissed woman in the world. The tour ends with lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon is at leisure before walking the short distance (10 minutes) to the theatre for the early evening performance.

Fri 22 May

The day is free for you to spend as you wish. Late afternoon transfer (approx. 45 minutes) to Einbeck for the evening performance.

Sat 23 May

A half-day tour to Sangerhausen, home to Europa Rosarium, a municipal garden with the largest rose collection in the world. The collection includes more than 8,000 cultivars, 500 species of wild rose, and about 850 climbing rose varieties from different countries and different eras. Lunch is in a local restaurant before returning to Göttingen. Time to relax before walking to the theatre that evening for the final opera performance.

Sun 24 May

Transfer to the airport for the late morning flight home.

Programme

21 May 18.00

ALESSANDRO HandelInc

C: Diego Fasolis

Cast: Bejun Mehta, Julia Lezhneva, Lucia Cirillo, Raffaele Pe, Sonia Prina, Carlo Allemano, José Coca Loza

Venue: Lokhalle Göttingen

Concert performance

22 May 19.00

OTTONE HandelInc

D: Anna Magdalena Fitzi

C: Fabrizio Ventura

Cast: Marie Seidler, Mariamielle Lamagat, Valentina Stadler, Alberto Miguélez Rouco, Angelica Monje Torrez, Yannick Debus

Venue: PS Halle, Einbeck

23 May 19.00

RODELINDA HandelInc

D: Dorian Dreher

C: Laurence Cummings

Cast: Christina Gansch, Christopher Lowrey, Thomas Cooley, Franziska Gottwald, William Breger, Owen Willetts

Venue: Deutsches Theater Göttingen

New production

Please note that all performances will be sung in Italian without surtitles in English.

Flights

British Airways

20 May London Heathrow - Hanover dep: 8.25 arr: 10.55

24 May Hanover - London Heathrow dep: 11.45 arr: 12.25

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

SHOULD YOU WISH TO EXTEND YOUR STAY BEFORE OR AFTER THE GROUP TOUR, PLEASE CONTACT US.

Prices per person

Tour price £1765
Single room supplement £260
Club Europe flight upgrade from £400
Land-only tour price £1645
Deposit required £400
Tour code GOT1

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