Itinerary

Sun 12 Jul

Afternoon arrival in Munich and transfer to the 4-star family-owned Hotel Torbräu, close to the colourful Marienplatz and only a five-minute walk to the Bayerischer Staatsoper. Time to rest and relax before a welcome dinner in the hotel that evening.

Mon 13 Jul

Meet your guide this morning for a walking tour of the Old Town. Stroll around Marienplatz where the town hall’s impressive Carillon clock delights with a display of life-sized figures that reenact events from Bavarian history. Visits include the Frauenkirche with its landmark twin towers and the upstairs floor of the city’s famous Hofbrau House. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before the short walk to the theatre for the song recital that evening.

Tue 14 Jul

Today is an excursion to the charming market town of Murnau am Staffelsee on the edge of the Bavarian Alps. The spectacular landscape of the region attracted many painters, including Gabriele Münter and Wassily Kandinsky, and Murnau became home to the early 20th-century art movement ‘The Blue Rider’, a precursor to expressionism. You will have time for individual sightseeing and an independent lunch before a short cruise on the clear waters of the Staffelsee. Return to Munich with some free time before that evening’s opera performance.

Wed 15 Jul

The day starts with a guided tour of the sumptuous Residenz Munich which served as the seat of government of the Bavarian dukes, electors and kings from 1508 to 1918, and is today one of the most important palace museums in Europe. Continue to the Treasury to view an impressive display of jewels, goldsmiths' work, enamels, crystal objects and ivories, the result of centuries of avid collecting by the rulers of Bavaria, as well as an independent visit to the Cuvilliés Theatre, the former court theatre. The tour ends with a farewell lunch in a local restaurant. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy as you wish before the performance that evening.

Thu 16 Jul

Transfer to the airport for the early afternoon flight home.

Programme

13 Jul 20.00

JONAS KAUFMANN RecitalInc

Piano: Helmut Deutsch

Programme: tbc

14 Jul 19.00

FALSTAFF VerdiInc

D: Mateja Koležnik

C: Kirill Petrenko

Cast includes: Wolfgang Koch, Boris Pinkhasovich, Bogdan Volkov, Kevin Conners, Galeano Salas, Callum Thorpe, Aleksandra Kurzak, Elsa Benoit, Okka von der Damerau, Dorottya Láng

New production

15 Jul 19.00

OTELLO VerdiInc

D: Mateja Koležnik

D: Amélie Niermeyer

C: Adam Fischer

Cast includes: Roberto Alagna, Anja Harteros, Claudio Sgura, Galeano Salas, Dean Power, Bálint Szabó, Milan Siljanov, Markus Suihkonen, Katarina Bradić

New production

Flights

British Airways

12 Jul London Heathrow - Munich dep: 12.40 arr: 15.35

16 Jul Munich - London Heathrow dep: 12.45 arr: 13.50

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 £2525
Single room supplement £190 (single) and 470 (double)
Club Europe flight upgrade from £400
Land-only tour price £2340
Deposit required £800
Tour code MUC2

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

* High deposit due to great demand for tickets.