Verona Opera, Venice & Lake Garda

9 days from £879pp.


Venice

Visit: Venice, Italy

Lake Garda

Visit: Lake Garda, Italy

Verona

Visit: Verona, Italy

Verona Opera

Visit: Verona Opera, Italy

Enjoy the spectacle of top class opera in the fabulous open air setting of the famous Verona Roman amphitheatre.

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium or northern France for an overnight stay.

Continue south to Lake Garda for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisurely morning, join our optional afternoon excursion to sample the regional wines in one of the local cantinas.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Venice

Venice

A wonderful, included excursion to the ‘floating city' of Venice. Enjoy the famous sights, including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and the Doges’ Palace. For a different view of Venice, enjoy an optional Lagoon Cruise sailing past the Giudecca Island and Lido seaside resort, made famous by the International Film Festival.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Sirmione

Lake Garda (Sirmione)

Today’s optional excursion takes us around the shores of Lake Garda to some of its most picturesque villages, including the gem of the peninsula, Sirmione, from where we take a boat cruise.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely day in resort.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Verona

Verona

Enjoy a morning at leisure. After lunch in resort, we travel to Verona where you have the afternoon free to explore ahead of this evening’s included opera performance at one of the world’s most beautiful open-air venues – the Arena di Verona. The Roman amphitheatre is a stunning venue in which to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the amazing acoustics of your chosen performance. The opera performance you will see is dependent on which departure date you select. Enjoy one of the best-loved operas by Puccini – Madame Butterfly, or a performance from one of the most influential composers of the 19th century – Guiseppe Verdi. Choose from the dramatic and gritty Rigoletto; the great classic, Aida, set in ancient Egypt; or the biblical story of Nabucco. After the performance and an evening to remember, we return to our hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

To Belgium or northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 8 or 11 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch and 5 or 8 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service

Included Excursions

  • Venice - Unique city
  • Verona Opera - Gradinata D-E Included
  • Rhine Valley (12-day tour only) - Germany's grand river valley

Optional Excursions

  • Winetasting - Sample the regional wines
  • Lake Garda - Shoreside villages
  • Venice Lagoon Cruise - A different view of the city
  • Italian Dolomites (12-day tour) - Spectacular mountain range
  • Rhine Cruise (12-day tour only) - Fine riverside scenery

Notes

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Belgium or northern France for an overnight stay.

Continue south to Lake Garda for a eight-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisurely morning, join our optional afternoon excursion to sample the regional wines in one of the local cantinas.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Venice

Venice

A wonderful included excursion to the ‘floating’ city of Venice. Enjoy the famous sights, including the Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark’s Square and the Doges’ Palace. For a different view of Venice enjoy an optional Lagoon Cruise sailing past the Giudecca Island and Lido seaside resort, made famous by the International Film Festival.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Sirmione

Lake Garda (Sirmione)

Today’s optional excursion takes us around the shores of Lake Garda to some of its most picturesque villages, including the gem of the peninsula, Sirmione, from where we take a boat cruise.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely day in resort.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Verona

Verona

Enjoy a morning at leisure. After lunch in resort, we travel to Verona where you have the afternoon free to explore ahead of this evening’s included opera performance at one of the world’s most beautiful open-air venues – the Arena di Verona. The Roman amphitheatre is a stunning venue in which to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the amazing acoustics of your chosen performance. The opera performance you will see is dependent on which departure date you select. Enjoy one of the best-loved operas by Puccini – Madame Butterfly, or a performance from one of the most influential composers of the 19th century – Guiseppe Verdi. Choose from the dramatic and gritty Rigoletto; the great classic, Aida, set in ancient Egypt; or the biblical story of Nabucco. After the performance and an evening to remember, we return to our hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Italian Dolomites

Dolomites

A day at leisure for you to enjoy time in the resort.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional excursion to the Italian Dolomites – a spectacular mountain range where amazing views appear at every turn.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Aachen

Rhine

We leave Lake Garda for a leisurely journey north to central Germany.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a relaxing day touring and sightseeing along the Rhine Valley with an optional cruise on the River. We continue to Belgium for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 8 or 11 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch and 5 or 8 evening meals
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service

Included Excursions

  • Venice - Unique city
  • Verona Opera - Gradinata D-E Included
  • Rhine Valley (12-day tour only) - Germany's grand river valley

Optional Excursions

  • Winetasting - Sample the regional wines
  • Lake Garda - Shoreside villages
  • Venice Lagoon Cruise - A different view of the city
  • Italian Dolomites (12-day tour) - Spectacular mountain range
  • Rhine Cruise (12-day tour only) - Fine riverside scenery

Notes

Verona Opera - A Gradinata D-E ticket is included for the performance. Ticket upgrades are also available:

Gradinata D-E Included - Unnumbered seats on the upper stone steps* of the arena. 

Gradinata Numberata Centrale Upgrade (supplement £75pp) - Numbered, iron low-backed chairs* directly facing the stage.

Poltrone Upgrade (supplement £99pp) - Numbered, backed chairs* in second sector stalls and stand.

*Please note cushions can be hired in the amphitheatre. 

Single Room Supplement from £149.00 (9 days), £189.00 (12 days).

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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Accommodation

You will stay for six or eight nights at the 3-star Club Hotel La Vela in Torbole-sul-Garda.

The hotel is situated only a short walk from the lake and resort centre. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and swimming pool with terrace.

Overnight stays in central Germany (12-day tour only), Belgium and northern France will be in city-style hotels.

Italy

Bristol

Bristol

Italy

Club Hotel La Vela

Club Hotel La Vela

Bristol


The Hotel Bristol is located on the outskirts of Riva Del Garda, approximately one mile from the resort. All bedrooms are elegantly furnished, with en-suite facilities, hairdryer, telephone, satellite television and safe. Some rooms feature air-conditioning, and others have balcony. The restaurant, bar and television lounge are air-conditioned and from the panoramic terrace you can enjoy the stunning scenery. After a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, relax in the sauna or on one of the loungers in the garden with a cool drink and a tasty snack. The hotel has a lift.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

Club Hotel La Vela


The Hotel Club la Vela is situated only 200 metres away from the lakeside at Torbole and the resort’s numerous restaurants, shops and bars. The hotel offers excellent facilities, a warm welcome and fine cuisine and service. All bedrooms are attractively furnished with en-suite facilities, air-conditioning, colour satellite television, telephone and balcony. The hotel has a lift, restaurant, small bar, and swimming pool with terrace and sun-loungers. The hotel is comprised of four buildings, set back from the main road in its own gardens, and built in a courtyard style, with the swimming pool in the centre. A walk of around 45 mins along the lake front takes you to the popular resort of Riva Del Garda, with its excellent shops and lakeside cafes and bars.

  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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