Itinerary

Thu 23 Jul

Arrive early evening in Naples and transfer (approx. 45 minutes) to the 4-star Grand Hotel Santa Lucia. Perfectly located on a pedestrianised area along the seafront, this elegant hotel is away from the main hustle and bustle of the city. After checking-in, there will be a welcome dinner in the hotel’s restaurant which offers splendid views across the harbour.

Fri 24 Jul

Start the day with a walking tour of Naples, visiting some of the city’s numerous treasures, including the San Severo Chapel with its famous statue of the Veiled Christ and the beautiful cloisters of Santa Chiara, coated with majolica ceramic floral decorations. Stop for coffee and cake at the charming literary Caffè Intra Moenia, which also serves as a publishing house. Both lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before transferring to the theatre for that evening’s opera performance.

Sat 25 Jul

Transfer this morning outside of the city to the Royal Palace of Caserta, constructed for the Bourbon kings of Naples in the 18th century. In terms of volume, the palace is the largest royal residence in the world and is the crowning achievement of the architect Luigi Vanvitelli. Lunch will be served at the restaurant Antica Osteria Massa in the nearby town of Caserta. Return to Naples where dinner and the evening are at leisure.

Sun 26 Jul

Both the morning and lunch are free for you to spend as you wish before transferring to Teatro di San Carlo for a tour of this beautiful and historic theatre. This will be followed by the late afternoon performance of a new production of Carmen. After the performance, enjoy a farewell dinner in a local restaurant by the waterfront.

Mon 27 Jul

Transfer to the airport for the late morning flight home.

Programme

24 Jul 20.00

LA RONDINE PucciniInc

D: Lorenzo Mariani

C: Juraj Valčuha

Cast includes: Dinara Alieva, Ruth Iniesta, Marco Ciaponi, Celso Albelo, Giovanni Meoni

26 Jul 17.00

CARMEN BizetInc

D: Michele Sorrentino Mangini

C: Emmanuel Villaume

Cast includes: Clémentine Margaine, Carmen Topciu, Saimir Pirgu, Luciano Ganci, Samuel Youn, Alessandro Luongo, Roberto Accurso, Costantino Finucci, Karen Gardeazabal

New production

Flights

British Airways

23 Jul London Gatwick - Naples dep: 15.25 arr: 19.00

27 Jul Naples - London Gatwick dep: 11.00 arr: 12.55

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 £1875
Single room supplement £300
Club Europe flight upgrade from £400
Land-only tour price £1605
Deposit required £400
Tour code NAP1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, one lunch, two dinners, 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.