Turandot and Domingo Gala Night at the 2021 Arena di Verona Opera Festival

General information

DurationDestinationDeparture
5 days and 4 nights
Italy (Verona)
Ireland (Dublin)

Description

 

Turandot and Domingo Opera Night at the 2021 

Arena di Verona Opera Festival 

 

4-nights, from only €1597pps
Departing 29 July 2021

Direct flights from Ireland

 

BOOKING DEPOSIT 50%
Balance due 56 days prior to
tour departure date

Enjoy two magnificent productions staged at Verona’s famous Arena di Verona, Puccini’s Turandot and a Gala Performance by Placido Domingo. Explore the enthralling city of Romeo and Juliet and take a journey by boat across stunning Lake Garda. Verona’s internationally renowned Opera Festival is known internationally as one of the most spectacular in the world.  Each year, operas are magnificently staged in the awe-inspiring ancient Roman amphitheatre known as the Arena di Verona.  The festival has previously hosted some of the world’s greatest opera singers and 2020 includes two fabulous performances; Aida on the 05 July and a unforgettable evening with Plácido Domingo on the 07 July 2020. Marvel at the architectural gems in Verona’, the city of Romeo and Juliet.  Admire the scenery of Lake Garda as we take an excursion to the characteristic town of Peschiera and harbour town of Sirmione.

A once in a lifetime Operatic thrill. 
 

 

Program

Day 1 – 29 July 2021

Your tour will start with a morning flight to Milan Linate airport. Flying with Aer Lingus, flight departs Dublin at 07:00 and arrives Milan Linate at 10:40. (please note that flight times are subject to change at airline’s discretion)

On arrival, meet your local guide for private coach transfer to the 4* Hotel Leon D’Oro in Verona
(approx 2 hour transfer).

Your hotel: The 4* Hotel Leon D‘Oro

A welcome drink will be served at check-in to allow you get to know your fellow travellers.

The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2 – 30 July 2021

Today, join your local guide for a 2-hour walking tour of historic Verona. Admire the Arena di Verona), explore the UNESCO-listed historical centre and learn about Verona’s architectural gems.

Verona is located in the heart of the province of Veneto. The fascinating city with its thousand-year history has become famous around the world for the legend of Shakespeare’s masterpiece: Romeo and Juliet. Roman remains, medieval traces, Venetian and Austria-Hungarian testimonies can be found in ancient palaces, on squares, bridges and beautiful churches.

Afternoon at leisure for independent sightseeing.

In the evening, transfer with your guide to the Piazza Arsenale where a short walk through the beautiful streets in Verona’s old town leads you directly to the restaurant on the famous Piazza Brá. Enjoy a three-course pre-opera dinner before taking your seat in the Arena di Verona for the musical highlight; an unforgettable Gala Evening with Plácido Domingo. Enjoy a unique opportunity to hear Plácido Domingo in the magnificent Arena di Verona taking you through the performances that made him world-famous.

Performance start time: 21:00
Music by: Plácido Domingo

After the performance, transfer from Arena di Verona / Piazza Arsenale to your hotel

Day 3 – 31 July 2021

Today, visit the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, on a half-day excursion from Verona visiting Peschiera and picturesque harbor town of Sirmione.

Peschiera, one of Lake Garda's most characteristic towns, lies at the bottom of the Veronese coast, at a point where the waters of Lake Garda flows into the River Mincio where the first settlements date back to the Bronze Age. As part of the tour, we take a lake cruise from Peschiera del Garda to the beautiful harbor town of Sirmione. A wide moat separates Sirmione's traffic-calmed old town from the mainland, which stretches for four kilometers into Lake Garda. Next to the only bridge in town there is the beautiful moated castle and the romantically winding, colorful old town makes this a stunning Italian town. Visit a traditional winery in the Vineyards of Lake Garda and afterwards return to Verona.
Evening at leisure

Day 4 – 01 August 2021

Day at leisure

In the evening, transfer with your guide to the Piazza Arsenale where a short walk through the beautiful streets in Verona’s old town leads you directly to the restaurant on the famous Piazza Brá. Enjoy a three-course pre-opera dinner before taking your seat in the Arena di Verona for the operatic highlight of the tour; Puccini’s Turandot (with category Verdi Tickets).
After the performance, transfer from Arena di Verona / Piazza Arsenale to your hotel

Day 5 – 02 August 2021

Check out of your hotel. Today, you have some time for last minute shopping and exploration. In the later afternoon, transfer with your guide to Milan Malpensa airport for your return flight.
Flight departs Milan Malpensa at 20:40 and arrives Dublin 22:10 (please note that flight times are subject to change at airline’s discretion).

Flight and tour timings are subject to change

Price includes

• Return flight from Dublin, taxes
• Four nights bed and breakfast in the 4* Hotel Leon D’Oro in Verona
• Walking tour of Verona. Admire the Arena di Verona), explore the UNESCO-listed historical centre and learn about Verona’s architectural gems
• Excursion to Lake Garda visiting Peschiera, one of Garda’s most characteristic towns and lake cruise to Sirmione, finishing with a visit to a traditional winery for a wine-tasting with Italian specialities
• Pre-opera dinner on two evenings
• Puccini Turandot at the Arena di Verona with seats in the Verdi sector
• Gala evening with Plácido Domingo with seats in the Verdi sector
• Coach and guide as outlined throughout the itinerary

Ticket upgrade are available;
Poltrone €25, Poltronissime €69, Poltronissime Gold €109, Poltronissime Platium €169

Single Supplement 139 euro

Price does not include

Luggage
One standard piece of hand luggage is included in your tour price. (10 kilos). Checked in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel, prices may vary. Please note this must be booked with a minimum of 14 days prior to travel. Bags booked within 14 days prior to travel will incur an administration fee of €25 per piece.

Passport
It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday. Please contact IFC should you have any queries regarding your passport.

Travel Insurance
IFC strongly recommends travel insurance and can offer a competitive quotation if not already purchased. The EHIC is a European Healthcard available to all EU citizens and is recommended to carry for travel within Europe. Please check www.ehic.ie for more information. IMPORTANT: If you have purchased travel insurance with IFC. If you or any person travelling has a pre-existing medical condition then you must declare that condition to Health Check.

Performance information
Please note that this tour offer is based Il Trovatore at the Arena di Verona. This tour is based on the venue performance and not the artists performing. Please note that artists/conductor can change at the venues discretion. The Arena di Verona reserves the right to change the advertised arrangements of any performance in the event of illness or any cause beyond their control. This includes non-appearance of any named artist/orchestra. IFC have no control over performing artists and will substitute the performance should any changes out of our control be advised by the local venue.