Guaranteed Departure

Itinerary

Mon 17 Aug

Early afternoon arrival in Stockholm and transfer to the 4-star Berns Hotel. This award-winning and stylish boutique hotel is located in the centre of Stockholm’s dynamic shopping and restaurant district, overlooking Berzelii Park and the Baltic Sea. Time to rest before a welcome dinner that evening in the hotel.

Tue 18 Aug

Meet your guide this morning for a walking tour of Stockholm’s Old Town. You will visit some of the city’s major sights including the Cathedral, the City Hall (home of the Nobel Prize banquet) and the magnificent Royal Palace. Lunch is at leisure before departing by steamer in the afternoon to Drottningholm Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the private residence of the Swedish royal family. Dinner will be served in the Pavilion prior to the opera performance at the Court Theatre. Return to Stockholm by coach.

Wed 19 Aug

The morning is free for you to further explore the city and lunch independently. In the late afternoon you will transfer to the Strandvägen boulevard and take a boat trip† across the Edsviken Lake to Ulriksdal Palace, during which you will be served a glass of wine and a plate of Swedish delicacies. The double bill that evening is at the Confidencen Theatre, after which you will return by coach to the hotel.

Thu 20 Aug

Spend the morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the homeward flight.

Programme

18 Aug 19.00

AGRIPPINA HandelInc

D: Staffan Valdemar Holm

C: Francesco Corti

Cast: Ann Hallenberg, Bruno de Sá, Kristina Hammarström, Giulia Semenzato, Renato Dolcini, Emil Næshagen

Venue: Drottningholms Slottsteater

New production (sung in Italian with surtitles in Swedish)

19 Aug 19.00

VENUS AND ADONIS / DIDO AND AENEAS* Blow / PurcellInc

D: William Relton

C: Olof Boman

Choregrapher: Sara Ekman

Cast: TBC

Venue: Confidencen

New production (sung in English)

* Please note that these performances will be recorded by Sveriges Television and Sveriges Radio and may involve repetition of a scene or two.

Flights

British Airways

17 Aug London Heathrow - Stockholm dep: 11.20 arr: 14.55

20 Aug Stockholm - London Heathrow dep: 15.25 arr: 17.05

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 £1870
Single room supplement £285
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £1635
Deposit required £400
Tour code STO1

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

† Please note that the journey by boat to Ulriksdal Palace is subject to availability. In case of cancellation, alternative transport and refreshments will be provided.