Verona & An Opera Experience

From £1,299
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
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From £1,299
Duration 5 Days
Departures from Jul 2020 - Aug 2020
Tour Overview

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.

  • Short Breaks
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • A dedicated Just You representative to greet you at selected UK airports
  • 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
  • 7 included meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners including a welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage
  • Audio Guide

Included Holiday Highlights

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

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Verona

​Today you'll fly to Verona 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.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Verona

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 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.

Meals included: B,L

Day 3 Verona - at Leisure

​​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.
After dinner this evening, you have the chance to return to the Roman Arena to watch another optional opera performance. 

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Verona - at Leisure

​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.

Meals included: B

Day 5 Verona - UK

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

Meals included: B

Additional Information

​Please note: We want you to make the most of your holiday, so there may be some travel on public transport in certain areas. You will always be accompanied by your Tour Manager on excursions and there won't be an additional cost.​

​Please note: Opera performance nights may vary within the itinerary.


 

Accommodation

Hotel Ark

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.