Verona & An Opera Experience
Uncover the history and culture of Verona and experience the amazing atmosphere of the Roman Arena during two opera performances.
- Just You Tour Manager as your host
- 4 nights in a 4-star hotel
- 6 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
- Specialist Local Guide
- Welcome drink
- Farewell get-together
- Overseas transfers on arrival & other transportation
- Audio Guide
- Tour of Verona
- An opera performance at the Roman Arena
- Lake Garda, Sirmione, boat ride and visit to Garda town
- Valpolicella wine region including a tasting of local produce
- A second opera performace
Make your own way to Verona, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Get to know your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.
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 performance amidst this grandest of settings.
Our included guided tour of Verona includes a visit to the 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 is the perfect spot to browse or perhaps stop for lunch. 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 an optional tour of 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 after dinner you have the option to return to the Roman Arena for a further opera performance.
You can explore at your own pace today, or why not 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 cruise on the lake to the town of Garda.
At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.
Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation 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 vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.
Italy - Lake Garda
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 - Valpolicella region Winery Tour
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 – Local Experience
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Dates and Prices
Make Your Own Way
Thursday 01 Aug 2019