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Verona Opera Break - Specially Created Holiday for Single Travellers

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5 Days from £1,069

Jul 2017 - Aug 2018 Departures

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 You will be met at the airport by a dedicated Just You representative
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Verona Opera Break video

Created especially for opera fans, this holiday includes two evenings of this emotive art form amongst the grandeur of Verona’s remarkable Roman Arena. The city was also used as a setting by Shakespeare, and is home to Juliet’s Balcony.

Overview

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 7 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Audio Guide

Included excursions

  • 
 Tour of Verona
  • Two included opera performances

Optional excursions

  • 
 Lake Garda, Sirmione, boat ride and visit to Garda town
  • Valpolicella wine region including a tasting of local produce

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.
Verona plays host to a rich collection of archaeological sites – 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 with or without the added spectacle of an opera performance.


Of course, during your holiday, opera is the star attraction and, along with your travelling companions, you’ll attend two performances here in this grandest of settings, which back in the 1st century AD played host to bloody gladiatorial battles. The 2017 opera season includes performances of either Rigoletto, Aida, Madame Butterfly, Tosca or Nabucco, so you are assured inspiring evenings of sublime entertainment.


On the evenings of your visits, you’ll also enjoy a pre-opera dinner at your hotel and transfers to Piazza Bra, home of the Roman Arena, from where you can soak up the magical atmosphere before the unforgettable main event.


To help you get to know the city we include a half-day guided sightseeing tour of Verona’s highlights on day 2. Our first stop is Juliet’s balcony, the supposed setting for Shakespeare’s tragic love story Romeo and Juliet, before we head to the old Roman Forum, Piazza Erbe, where there’s a lively open-air market, and Castelvecchio, a fortress displaying impressive Gothic architecture and seven imposing towers. There’s free time for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. For views over Verona maybe climb the steps of St Pietro Castle, visit the Roman Theatre, which dates back to the time of Augustus, or perhaps admire the elaborate Scaligeri Tombs, funerary monuments to one of the city’s most influential families.


There is so much to see and do in this region of Italy, and our choice of Optional excursions helps you to discover many wonderful highlights. Perhaps head to beautiful Lake Garda. On this excursion you’ll also explore the lakeside resort of Sirmione, which is dominated by a 13th century castle, and take a boat trip to the town of Garda.


Wine-lovers might be tempted by our winery tour in the prestigious Valpolicella region. We’ll head to a traditional farm to learn about the unique rich red Amarone, which is produced by drying out the grapes over several months, with a tasting included alongside local produce.
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.

Valpolicella region Winery Tour - Prebookable Only

Valpolicella region Winery Tour - Prebookable Only

from £58

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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.
***This excursion is not available to book in resort and can only be booked prior to travel.***
Half Day - Moderate Walking – Local Experience

Lake Garda - Prebookable Only

Lake Garda - Prebookable Only

from £68

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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

Accommodation

Your stylish hotel is located just a 15-minute stroll from the heart of the city, close to its historic monuments. Facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar and library. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, safe, radio, TV, mini-bar and hair dryer.

Hotel Leon D'Oro - Verona

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

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London (Gatwick)

Monday 03 July 2017

5 Days

£1,069

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British Airways

Monday 03 July 2017

Departs

08:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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British Airways - BA

Friday 07 July 2017

Departs

11:40 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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12:45 London (Gatwick)

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London (Gatwick)

Monday 10 July 2017

5 Days

£1,099

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Monday 10 July 2017

Departs

08:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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Friday 14 July 2017

Departs

11:40 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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12:45 London (Gatwick)

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London (Gatwick)

Monday 17 July 2017

5 Days

£1,139

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British Airways

Monday 17 July 2017

Departs

08:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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Friday 21 July 2017

Departs

11:40 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

12:45 London (Gatwick)

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London (Gatwick)

Thursday 27 July 2017

5 Days

£1,139

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Thursday 27 July 2017

Departs

07:35 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:45 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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Monday 31 July 2017

Departs

12:00 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

13:05 London (Gatwick)

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London (Gatwick)

Monday 07 August 2017

5 Days

£1,129

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British Airways

Monday 07 August 2017

Departs

08:00 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

11:15 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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Friday 11 August 2017

Departs

11:40 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

12:45 London (Gatwick)

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London (Gatwick)

Monday 16 July 2018

5 Days

£1,139

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British Airways

Monday 16 July 2018

Departs

07:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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British Airways - BA

Friday 20 July 2018

Departs

11:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

12:50 London (Gatwick)

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London (Gatwick)

Monday 06 August 2018

5 Days

£1,129

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Outbound
British Airways

Monday 06 August 2018

Departs

07:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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British Airways

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British Airways - BA

Friday 10 August 2018

Departs

11:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

12:50 London (Gatwick)

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British Airways

London (Gatwick)

Monday 13 August 2018

5 Days

£1,159

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Outbound
British Airways

Monday 13 August 2018

Departs

07:45 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:50 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

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British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 17 August 2018

Departs

11:55 Verona (Valerio Catullo)

Arrives

12:50 London (Gatwick)

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British Airways

What our Tour Managers say

We asked some of our Tour Managers to sum up what they really love about this tour. Here's what they said:

I love this tour because the experience of the arena is as wonderful as the opera itself.
Margaret Orio - Tour Manager
 
Verona Opera Break - August 2016
I love this tour because of the opportunity to see this wonderful city full of character and history and to see wonderful operas as well.
Aideen Higgins - Tour Manager
 
Verona Opera Break - August 2016
I love this tour because it presents a wonderful opportunity to enjoy Verona and its most important cultural event, The Opera Festival. The vicinity of Lake Garda and the Valpolicella wine region are an added bonus.
Aleksandra Lena-Johnson - Tour Manager
 
Verona Opera Break - July 2016

Summer 2017 opera performances

Below is the schedule of opera performances for 2017. Depending on which departure date you choose, you will see the following performances:

3rd July departure: Aida (Wednesday 5th July); Rigoletto (Thursday 6th July)

10th July departure: Aida (Tuesday 11th July); Madame Butterfly (Thursday 13th July)

17th July departure: Nabucco (Tuesday 18th July); Aida (Thursday 20th July)

27th July departure: Aida (Friday 28th July); Madame Butterfly (Saturday 29th July)

7th August departure: Aida (Tuesday 8th August); Tosca (Thursday 10th August)

Arena di Verona

The Arena di Verona Festival is a summer festival of opera which takes place in the heart of Verona, Italy. Opera performances are given in the ancient Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona, which is capable of seating up to 30,000 spectators.

The Arena is one of the world’s most remarkable opera houses that combines a unique setting with productions and performances of a consistently high standard. The magic of the Verona opera is created through a mixture of Italian passion, flair and dramatic performances.

The festival began on August 10th 1913 and took place to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, an Italian composer known for several operas including La Traviata and Aida.

For over 100 years, each summer the Roman amphitheatre is transformed into the world’s largest open-air theatre.

Your seat for the included opera performance will be located in the unreserved steps. For ticket upgrade prices please speak to a Holiday Advisor.