Itinerary

Thu 22 Oct

Mid-afternoon arrival at Dublin airport and transfer by coach to Wexford (approx. 2 hours). Check in at the comfortable 4-star Talbot Hotel, overlooking the River Slaney in the heart of the town. Welcome drinks and canapés will be served at the hotel with the rest of the evening at leisure.

Fri 23 Oct

Meet your guide this morning for a walking tour of Wexford. Vikings, Normans, soldiers, sailors, pirates, prisoners, monks and martyrs have all contributed to the rich and often turbulent history of this now peaceful and prosperous town. The tour ends with a welcome lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon is at leisure before the first opera performance that evening.

Sat 24 Oct

A half-day excursion to the medieval city of Kilkenny, famous for its festivals, bustling crafts industry, cobbled lanes, secret passages and majestic 12th-century castle. After lunch in a local restaurant, return to Wexford and the afternoon at leisure before the evening performance.

Sun 25 Oct

The morning is free for you to explore more of the charms of Wexford. After an independent lunch you will transfer to Enniscorthy to visit its ancient castle, ‘home’ to Norman knights, English armies, Irish rebels and local merchant families. Return to the hotel with time to rest and relax before the final opera performance that evening.

Mon 26 Oct

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

 

Programme

23 Oct 20.00

EIN WINTERMÃRCHEN Karl GoldmarkInc

D: Dmitry Bertman

C: Marcus Bosch

Cast: tbc

New production

Venue: National Opera House

24 Oct 20.00

LE SONGE D’UNE NUIT D’ÉTÉ Ambroise ThomasInc

D: Walter De Moli

C: Guillaume Tourniaire

Cast: tbc

New production

Venue: National Opera House

25 Oct 20.00

EDMEA Alfredo CatalaniInc

D: Julia Burbach

C: Francesco Cilluffo

Cast: tbc

New production

Venue: Teatro Alighieri

Flights

British Airways

22 Oct London Heathrow – Dublin dep: 13h10 arr: 14h40

26 Oct Dublin – London Heathrow dep: 15h45 arr: 17h10

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 £1595
Single room supplement £350
Club Europe flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £1490
Deposit required £400
Tour code WEX1

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, welcome drinks and canapés, two lunches, 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.