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

About the Tour

From our base on the stunning shores of Lake Garda, join an array of wonderful excursions before we enjoy the spectacle of top class opera, in the fabulous open air setting, the famous Verona Roman amphitheatre. Enjoy a visit to the floating city of Venice, where you can see the celebrated sights, from the Bridge of Sighs to St. Mark’s Square. Join an optional tour and explore the picturesque villages of Lake Garda, including the spectacular Sirmione, or why not participate in some local wine tasting and enjoy a tipple or two. Of course the highlight of the tour is that of the Opera, which you will see at the spectacular Arena di Verona. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy the amazing acoustics of your chosen opera performance. Want to experience even more? Then take a look at our 12 day holiday, for an extended itinerary.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 evening meals
  • Travel by Silver Service
  • Convenient local joining points
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Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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Your Itinerary

    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
    Lake Garda (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

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Venice - Unique city
    • Verona Opera - Gradinata D-E Included

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Winetasting - Sample the regional wines
    • Lake Garda - Shoreside villages
    • Venice Lagoon Cruise - A different view of the city

    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. 


    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 Belgium and northern France will be in city-style hotels.

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    Club Hotel La Vela

    Club Hotel La Vela

    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
    • Lift
    • 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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    Travel Information

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £14pp (up to 6 days duration), £22pp (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 £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (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. interchange. 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. interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are between £1/1.25 Euros and £3/3.75 Euros 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. interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and air holidays, 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 Stop 24 Services near Folkestone. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express, operate to and from the U.K. interchange. You will join your main tour coach at the interchange.
    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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