Itinerary

Tue 14 Apr

Late afternoon arrival in Wrocław via Munich, and transfer to the 5-star Sofitel Old Town Hotel. Located in the heart of the historic district, the hotel is close to many of the city’s main tourist attractions. There will be a little time to rest and relax before a welcome dinner that evening.

Wed 15 Apr

Join your guide this morning for a tour of the Old Town. Highlights include the impressive Market Square, historic Solny Square, the picturesque street of Stare Jatki and the City Museum, housed in a former Royal Palace. The tour then continues to Cathedral Island and Sand Island, with their superb Gothic and Baroque churches, and ends with lunch in a local restaurant. The afternoon is free before the short walk to the National Forum of Music for that evening’s special Opera Gala. After the performance, there may be the possibility to meet the charming star of the show, Polish tenor Piotr Beczała.

Thu 16 Apr

Today is an excursion to Lower Silesia, stopping first in Książ to visit the town’s vast Castle, strikingly perched on a rock face high above sea level. After lunch in a local restaurant, you will continue to Świdnica and the 17th-century Church of Peace, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built from wood and hay and adorned with folk-style paintings, it resembles a theatre, and there you will be treated to a 15-minute private organ recital. Return to Wrocław for some free time before the opera performance that evening.

Fri 17 Apr

This morning you will join your guide for further cultural exploration of Wrocław. Visits include the University and the Aula Leopoldina (an impressively ornate Baroque Hall), as well as the Centennial Hall, an outstanding example of early Modernism and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lunch and the afternoon are at leisure before the opera performance that evening.

Sat 18 Apr

Morning transfer to the airport for the homeward flight via Munich.

Programme

15 Apr 19.00

OPERA GALA WITH PIOTR BECZAŁAInc

C: Wojciech Rajski

Tenor: Piotr Beczała

Programme: tbc

Venue: National Forum of Music

16 Apr 19.00

CARMEN BizetInc

D: Maria Sartova

C: tbc

Cast: tbc

Venue: Wrocław Opera House

17 Apr 19.00

NABUCCO VerdiInc

D: Cezary Iber

C: tbc

Cast: tbc

Venue: Wrocław Opera House

*Please note that Travel for the Arts cannot confirm this meeting with Piotr Beczała till closer to the performance date.

Flights

Lufthansa

14 Apr London Heathrow - Munich dep: 09.00 arr: 11.45

Munich - Wrocław dep: 15.10 arr: 16.15

18 Apr Wrocław - Munich dep: 13.00 arr: 14.05

Munich - London Heathrow dep: 16.05 arr: 17.05

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 £1825
Single room supplement £180
Business class flight upgrade from £350
Land-only tour price £1625
Deposit required £350
Tour code WRO1

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