Itinerary

Thu 12 Nov

Early evening arrival in Bologna and transfer by coach (approx. 1 hour) to Ravenna. Check in at the centrally-located 4-star Hotel NH Ravenna, close to many of the city’s UNESCO World Heritage sites and just a short walk to the Teatro Alighieri. A welcome dinner will be served either in the hotel or a local restaurant.

Fri 13 Nov

Meet your guide this morning for a walking tour of Ravenna. Visits include the 1400-year old Basilica di San Vitale, a splendid example of early Christian Byzantine art and architecture, and the Galla Placidia mausoleum, both home to some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world. Close by is the Church of Santa Eufemia from where you will enter the recently discovered Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra, or ‘Home of the Carpets of Stone’. Lunch and the rest of the day are at leisure with the option of a special dance performance that evening.

Sat 14 Nov

Today starts with a guided visit to three more of the city’s impressive UNESCO heritage sites. Walk first to the Basilica di Sant’Apollinare Nuovo which boasts stunning mosaics depicting triumphal religious processions. You will then travel by coach to the mausoleum of Teodorico, built in 520 AD, and the Basilica di Sant’Apollinare in Classe, admired for its beautiful apse mosaics and ancient marble sarcophagi. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before walking the short distance to Teatro Alighieri for that evening’s opera performance.

Sun 15 Nov

Join your guide this morning for further exploration of Ravenna’s artistic and architectural wealth. You will discover the octagonal 5th-century Arian Baptistery, the Basilica di San Francesco where Dante’s funeral was held in 1321, and the great Italian poet’s tomb. The tour will finish at the Neonian Baptistery, the oldest religious structure in Ravenna. Lunch is at leisure before the mid-afternoon opera performance which will be followed by a farewell dinner.

Mon 16 Nov

Check out and transfer to Bologna airport for the early afternoon flight home.

Programme

13 Nov 20.00

SERGEI POLUNIN£75

Music: tbc

A creation for Ravenna Festival

Venue: Teatro Alighieri

14 Nov 20.00

DON GIOVANNI MozartInc

D: Luca Micheletti

C: Antonio Greco

Cast: tbc

New production

Venue: Teatro Alighieri

15 Nov 15.30

FAUST GounodInc

D: Luca Micheletti

C: Hossein Pishkar

Cast: tbc

New production

Venue: Teatro Alighieri

Flights

British Airways

12 Nov London Heathrow - Bologna dep 14.25 arr 17.35

16 Nov Bologna – London Heathrow dep 12.40 arr 14.05

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 £1570
Single room supplement £195
Club Europe flight upgrade from £250
Land-only tour price £1470
Deposit required £400
Tour code RAN1

Tour price includes: Flights and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation in standard rooms, breakfast daily, two dinners, sightseeing tours as described including guides and entrance fees, opera synopses, restaurant guide and city notes, the services of our local representative or tour manager.