Il Trovatore at the Arena di Verona with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov, 06 July 2019

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Verona’s internationally renowned Opera Festival is known internationally as one of the most spectacular in the world. Each year, operas are magnificently staged in the awe-inspiring ancient Roman amphitheatre known as the Arena di Verona. The festival has previously hosted some of the world’s greatest opera singers and 2019 will see Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov perform in Verdi’s Il Trovatore, set to be a defining moment of the 2019 festival. Marvel at the architectural gems in Verona’, the city of Romeo and Juliet. Admire the scenery of Lake Garda as we take an excursion to the characteristic town of Peschiera and harbour town of Sirmione. A once in a lifetime Operatic thrill. You will need to book early. This Tour looks set to be a sell-out.

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Inclusions

• Return flight from Dublin, taxes • Four nights bed and breakfast in the 4* Hotel Leopardi in Verona • Walking tour of Verona. Admire the Arena di Verona), explore the UNESCO-listed historical centre and learn about Verona’s architectural gems • Excursion to Lake Garda visiting Peschiera, one of Garda’s most characteristic towns and lake cruise to Sirmione, finishing with a visit to a traditional winery for a wine-tasting with Italian specialities • Pre-opera dinner on the Piazza Bra opposite the Arena di Verona • Il Trovatore at the Arena di Verona with Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov with numbered seats on the steps in sector 1 • Coach and guide as outlined throughout the itinerary

Ticket upgrade are available; Poltrona €101, Poltronissime €140, Poltronissime Gold €173

Itinerary

Day 1

Your tour will start with a morning flight to Milan Linate airport. Flying with Aer Lingus, flight departs Dublin at 07:00 and arrives Milan Linate at 00:25. (please note that flight times are subject to change at airline’s discretion) On arrival, meet your local guide for private coach transfer to the 4* Leopardi Hotel in Verona (approx 2 hour transfer). Your hotel: The 4* Leopardi Hotel in Verona The 4* Leopardi is located just outside the walls of Verona, approximately 2 km from the historic centre. It offers classically furnished rooms with air-conditioning. Breakfast is buffet style and the La Ginestra restaurant serving Italian cuisine is open for lunch and dinner and serves traditional Italian cuisine. A welcome drink will be served at check-in to allow you get to know your fellow travellers.

Day 2

Today, join your local guide for a 2-hour walking tour of historic Verona. Admire the Arena di Verona), explore the UNESCO-listed historical centre and learn about Verona’s architectural gems. Verona is located in the heart of the province of Veneto. The fascinating city with its thousand-year history has become famous around the world for the legend of Shakespeare’s masterpiece: Romeo and Juliet. Roman remains, medieval traces, Venetian and Austria-Hungarian testimonies can be found in ancient palaces, on squares, bridges and beautiful churches. Afternoon at lesiure. In the evening, transfer with your guide to the Piazza Arsenale where a short walk through the beautiful streets in Verona’s old town leads you directly to the restaurant on the famous Piazza Brá. Enjoy a three-course pre-opera dinner before taking your seat in the Arena di Verona for the highlight of the tour; Giuseppe Verdi's "Il Trovatore" with the world-famous soprano Anna Netrebko and Yusik Eyvazov. Performance start time: 21:00 Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi Drama in 4 acts After the opera, transfer from Arena di Verona / Piazza Arsenale to your hotel.

Day 3

Day at leisure

Day 4

Today, visit the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda, on a half-day excursion from Verona visiting Peschiera and picturesque harbor town of Sirmione. Peschiera, one of Lake Garda's most characteristic towns, lies at the bottom of the Veronese coast, at a point where the waters of Lake Garda flows into the River Mincio where the first settlements date back to the Bronze Age. As part of the tour, we take a lake cruise from Peschiera del Garda to the beautiful harbor town of Sirmione. A wide moat separates Sirmione's traffic-calmed old town from the mainland, which stretches for four kilometers into Lake Garda. Next to the only bridge in town there is the beautiful moated castle and the romantically winding, colorful old town makes this a stunning Italian town. Visit a traditional winery in the Vineyards of Lake Garda and afterwards return to Verona.

Day 5

Flight departs Milan Malpensa at 22:45 and arrives Dublin 00:15 (please note that flight times are subject to change at airline’s discretion). Flight and tour timings are subject to change

Extra Information

Booking Deposit

Booking deposit is €500 pp. Balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure date. No credit card charge on deposit payments.

Luggage

One standard piece of hand luggage is included in your tour price. (10 kilos). Checked in luggage is available to purchase prior to travel, prices may vary. Please note this must be booked with a minimum of 14 days prior to travel. Bags booked within 14 days prior to travel will incur an administration fee of €25 per piece.

Passport

It is your responsibility to ensure your passport will be valid for your holiday. Please contact IFC should you have any queries regarding your passport.

Travel Insurance

IFC strongly recommends travel insurance and can offer a competitive quotation if not already purchased. The EHIC is a European Healthcard available to all EU citizens and is recommended to carry for travel within Europe. Please check www.ehic.ie for more information. IMPORTANT: If you have purchased travel insurance with IFC. If you or any person travelling has a pre-existing medical condition then you must declare that condition to Health Check.

Performance information

Please note that this tour offer is based Il Trovatore at the Arena di Verona. This tour is based on the venue performance and not the artists performing. Please note that artists/conductor can change at the venues discretion. The Arena di Verona reserves the right to change the advertised arrangements of any performance in the event of illness or any cause beyond their control. This includes non-appearance of any named artist/orchestra. IFC have no control over performing artists and will substitute the performance should any changes out of our control be advised by the local venue.

  Cost per person: €1,379pp
  Number of nights: 3
  Dates available: 06 July 2019

Single Supplement €319

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