Hidden Italy & Verona Opera Festival with Oberammergau

Hidden Italy & Verona Opera Festival with 2 nights stay in Oberammergau

Deposit fully refundable before 31st January 2019
See below for details
Departure Dates

6 July 2020,
10 July 2020,
3 August 2020,
17 August 2020

8 days from
£1,469

Itinerary

Day 1 – Fly to Italy

We take our scheduled flight from London to Italy (regional flights available on request - please call) where we are met by our tour manager who will accompany us throughout our time in Italy. Transfer in our private executive coach to the 4* Terme Roma Hotel in the charming spa town of Abano Terme near Padua (or similar) for a five night stay on half board basis.

Day 2 – Vicenza, Teatro Olimpico & Padua

This morning we visit Vicenza and the Teatro Olimpico, Europe’s oldest surviving indoor theatre designed by Andrea Palladio in 1579. The afternoon is at leisure in nearby Padua. An optional guided tour explores one of Italy's oldest university towns and the setting for Shakespeare's ‘Taming of the Shrew’.

Day 3 – Asolo, Villa Barbaro & wine tasting

We spend the morning in Asolo, one of Italy’s most beautiful hill towns. This afternoon we enjoy a guided tour of Villa Barbaro at Maser designed by Palladio in collaboration with Veronese whose wonderful frescoes adorn the walls followed by a time to relax and enjoy an included tasting of wines from the Villa’s own vineyards.

Day 4 – Abano Terme & Verona Opera Festival

The day is free to relax at our hotel and to explore the spa town of Abano Terme. For those who choose to do so, this afternoon you have the option of travelling by coach with our tour manager to Italy’s fourth classical city, Verona, and then this evening enjoying the spectacle and theatre of the Verona Opera Festival at the Arena (programme to be confirmed).

Day 5 – Ferrara

In Ferrara you have free time to relax or join our optional guided tour introducing us to one of the region’s greatest walled towns and one of Italy’s hidden gems, with many attractive streets and medieval houses, a 12th century cathedral and the palaces of the d’Este dynasty.

Day 6 – Innsbruck & Oberammergau

We leave Italy today and travel to Oberammergau. En route we stop at Innsbruck home to Cathedral St Jacob, the Imperial Palace and the Golden Roof. We then check in to our allocated Category C hotels and guesthouses in and around Oberammergau for a two night stay. Dinner is included this evening.

Day 7 – Oberammergau Passion Play

This morning you have time to explore the village, visit the Oberammergau Museum and for lunch before we take our Category 1 or Category 2 seats for the Passion Play. The performance runs from 2.30pm till 10.30pm until 16th August and from 1.30pm till 9.30pm from 18th August, in each case with a three hour interval for included dinner.

Day 8 – Fly home

After breakfast in Oberammergau we transfer to Munich Airport for our scheduled flight home.

NB: Please note we reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if required for operational reasons

Featuring

Category 2 Passion Play ticket (upgrade to Category 1 for £29)

2 nights half board accommodation in Oberammergau

5 nights half board accommodation in Italy

Full programme of included excursions

Return scheduled flights from London (regional flights available on request)

Professional tour manager

Executive coach in Italy & Germany

Includes

Vicenza & Teatro Olimpico

Padua

Asolo

Villa Barbaro - guided tour & wine tasting

Ferrara

Innsbruck

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