Itinerary

Thu 14 May

Arrive late evening in Stuttgart and transfer (approx. 30 minutes) to the 5-star Althoff Hotel am Schlossgarten. This luxurious hotel is located on the edge of the city’s Schlossgarten with a magnificent view of the park and surrounding hills, and is just a three-minute walk to the Staatstheater. Check-in and enjoy a welcome dinner.

Fri 15 May

Join your guide this morning for a walking tour of Stuttgart. The tour will delve into the history and culture of this Swabian metropolis, from Roman monuments and medieval squares to baroque palaces, parks and the Königstrasse, Europe’s longest pedestrianised shopping street. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before the short walk to the opera house for that evening’s performance.

Sat 16 May

Half-day excursion to Solitude Palace (Schloss Solitude), an impressive hunting lodge and summer residence built for Duke Carl Eugen in the 1760s. Designed in the lat e rococo and early neoclassical styles, the interior of the palace radiates splendour with its numerous decorative and intricate rooms, the highlight being the magnificent White Hall, considered one of the most beautiful in all of Württemberg. The tour ends with a farewell lunch in a local restaurant. Return to Stuttgart with a little time to rest and relax before that evening’s ballet performance.

Sun 17 May

Morning transfer to the airport for the homeward flight.

Programme

15 May time tbc

DEATH IN VENICE BrittenInc

Direction and Choreography: Demis Volpi

Musical Direction: Bas Wiegers

Cast: Matthias Klink, Markus Eiche, Elliott, Carlton Hines, Christopher Sokolowski, Andrew Bogard, Claudia Muschio

Co-production of State Opera Stuttgart and Stuttgart Ballet

16 May time tbc

MAYERLINGInc

Choreography: Sir Kenneth MacMillan

Music: Liszt

New production

Flights

British Airways

14 May London Heathrow - Stuttgart dep: 15.25 arr: 18.15

17 May Stuttgart - London Heathrow dep: 11.05 arr: 11.55

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 £1795
Club Europe flight upgrade from £400
Land-only tour price £1730
Deposit required £400
Tour code STR1

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, best available ticket for each included performance, opera synopsis, restaurant guide and city notes, the service of our local representative or tour manager.