Verona & An Opera Experience

Short Break

5 Days from £1,299

Jul 2020 - Aug 2020 Departures

​Uncover the history and culture of Verona and experience the amazing atmosphere of the Roman Arena during an incredible opera performance.

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Your holiday at a glance

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 6 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners 
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • ​Tour of Verona
  • Tasting of local specialities in an osteria
  • An included opera performance at the Roman Arena

Optional excursions

  • ​Valpolicella wine region including a tasting of local produce​
  • ​Lake Garda, Sirmione, boat ride and visit to Bardolino town
  • Optional Second Performance of the Opera

Your itinerary

​Today you'll fly to Verona, an important Roman city in the Veneto region of north-east Italy, which is still thriving today. Enjoy a welcome drink at your hotel, giving you the chance to get to know your travelling companions.

An important Roman city, Verona is still thriving today and plays host to a rich collection of archaeological sites, with perhaps the most impressive being the 15,000-seat Roman Arena. One of Italy's great travel experiences, this ancient amphitheatre is a must-see and you will attend an opera amidst this grandest of settings, which also hosted gladiatorial battles in the 1st century AD.
Our included guided tour of Verona includes a visit to the Roman Arena along with all the other important sights. You'll visit Juliet's balcony, the supposed romantic setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, and the old Roman Forum. There will be time to admire Castelvecchio, a fortress displaying impressive Gothic architecture, and the lively open-air market in Piazza delle Erbe. Your walking tour ends in an osteria - a traditional restaurant - where you'll get to taste a variety of local specialities with a glass of wine.
This afternoon you are free to make your own discoveries. For splendid views you could climb the steps of St Pietro Castle or maybe admire the elaborate Scaligeri Tombs.
This evening you will return to the Roman Arena for a truly memorable evening of opera.

​​Today we offer you an optional tour to the prestigious Valpolicella wine region. We'll visit a traditional winery and learn about the unique red Amarone and the special production process- from grape to glass. Your tour concludes with a wine tasting accompanied by locally produced meats and cheeses.
This evening will be another chance to see the Opera with an optional Opera performance, at the Arena, after dinner at the hotel.

​Enjoy a day to explore at your own pace or join our optional excursion to Lake Garda. Highlights   include the lakeside resort of Sirmione, dominated by a 13th century castle and home to impressive Roman ruins, and a lake cruise to the town of Bardolino.

​We'll transfer to the airport today for our flight back to the UK. ​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Italy - Lake Garda by Boat and Sirmione - Prebookable Only

Italy - Lake Garda by Boat and Sirmione - Prebookable Only

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Sirmione is a popular and pretty historical town perched on a headland and surrounded by the blue waters of Lake Garda. A 13th century castle, the Rocco Scaligera, dominates the town and is a real “fairytale” castle from the outside. Sirmione is also home to Villa Romano, a large and impressive ruined Roman villa situated at the end of the headland. We’ll then board a boat and journey across Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, to the town of Garda. Dotted with pretty gardens, fine restaurants and quaint narrow streets it is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing stroll.

Three Quarter Day – Moderate Walking – Scenic

Italy - Amarone tasting in the Valpolicella wine region

Italy - Amarone tasting in the Valpolicella wine region

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Visit the beautiful Valpolicella region, home of the wonderfully unique Amarone della Valpolicella wine. Valpolicella is one of the most prestigious winemaking areas in the Veneto and is located northwest of the elegant Roman town of Verona. Witness the splendour of the lush vine-clad valleys as you head to a traditional farm to learn about the region’s unique rich red Amarone, which is produced by drying out the grapes over several months. This process results in a distinct raisin-flavoured wine a velvety texture and notes of cherry or almonds, which you’ll taste alongside a selection of local produce.

Half Day – Moderate Walking – Quaffable

Accommodation

Located in the Porta Nuova district of Verona, this hotel is just a short walk from the Piazza Bra. Facilities include a bar/lounge, and guest rooms have en suite facilities, air-conditioning/heating, TV and mini-bar.

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Dates and Prices

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TOUR DURATION

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5 days

Thursday 02 July 2020

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£1,144

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5 days

Thursday 16 July 2020

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£1,194

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5 days

Thursday 30 July 2020

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£1,194

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5 days

Thursday 06 August 2020

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£1,144

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

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STATUS

 

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 02 July 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,299

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Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 02 July 2020

Departs

08:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:05 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 06 July 2020

Departs

11:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 16 July 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,349

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 16 July 2020

Departs

08:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:05 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 20 July 2020

Departs

11:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 30 July 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,349

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 30 July 2020

Departs

08:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:05 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 03 August 2020

Departs

11:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Thursday 06 August 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,299

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Thursday 06 August 2020

Departs

08:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:05 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Monday 10 August 2020

Departs

11:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:00 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

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