Guaranteed Departure

Itinerary

Tue 14 Jan

Early afternoon arrival in Berlin and transfer by coach (approx. 2 hours) to the 4-star Westin Hotel in Leipzig’s city centre. Rest and relax before a welcome dinner at the hotel that evening.

Wed 15 Jan

Join your guide this morning for a walking tour of the city. Visits include the Thomaskirche where Wagner was baptised, the Nikolaikirche and the Bach Museum where you will discover the life and legacy of Johann Sebastian Bach and his hugely-talented musical family. Time to relax before the first opera, Das Rheingold, later that afternoon.

Thu 16 Jan

The morning is at leisure before a guided visit to the Richard Wagner Museum. Housed in his former school, the museum provides a detailed overview of the composer’s upbringing, education and early compositions. This is followed by lunch and some free time before the late afternoon performance of Die Walküre.

Fri 17 Jan

A full day excursion to Köthen where you will have a guided tour of the castle, including its ‘Hall of Mirrors’ (the former throne room) and the Bach Memorial which pays tribute to Bach’s contribution as Chapel Master of the Court of Köthen between 1717 and 1723. Lunch will be served at the end of the tour after which you will return to Leipzig and the evening at leisure.

Sat 18 Jan

The day is free for independent exploration of the city with the third opera, Siegfried, in the late afternoon.

Sun 19 Jan

Enjoy a delightful late morning concert at the Mendelssohn House, followed by a guided tour of the former home of Felix Mendelssohn, with exhibits highlighting the musical talents of this romantic composer and pianist and his equally-talented sister Fanny. Lunch is at a local restaurant with time to relax before the final opera of the cycle, Götterdämmerung.

Mon 20 Jan

Spend the morning at leisure, then transfer to Berlin for the flight home.

Programme

15 Jan 17.00

DAS RHEINGOLD WagnerInc

16 Jan 17.00

DIE WALKÜRE WagnerInc

18 Jan 17.00

SIEGFRIED WagnerInc

19 Jan 17.00

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG WagnerInc

D: Rosamund Gilmore

C: Ulf Schirmer

Cast includes: Simon Neill, Iain Paterson, Allison Oakes, Daniela Köhler, Christiane Libor, Stefan Vinke, Melanie Diener, Tuomas Pursio, Thomas Mohr, Dan Karlström, Robert Dean Smith

Venue: Opernhaus Leipzig

Flights

British Airways

14 Jan London Heathrow - Berlin Tegel dep: 10.10 arr: 13.00

20 Jan Berlin Tegel - London Heathrow dep: 17.35 arr: 18.35

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arranged on request.

Prices per person

Tour price £2195
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £2125
Deposit required £500
Tour code LEI1

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