TOUR SCHEDULE (subject to minor change)
Sat. July 6:Paris
Arrival day in Paris (depart Vancouver no later than Friday, July 5).Accommodation for four nights at the 4-star Hotel Warwick .The hotel sits at the heart of downtown Paris within the Golden Triangle which encompasses the Etoile, Champs-Elysees and Avenue George V.
Enjoy a welcome reception this evening.
Sun. July 7:Paris
All day at leisure.This evening enjoy a performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Bastille Opera.Transfer back to the hotel following the opera.
Mon. July 8:Paris
A half day tour to Vaux-le-Vicomte, the chateau that inspired Versailles.This mid 17th century jewel of classical architecture was based on the architectural plans of Louis Le Vau.The French –style gardens were designed by André Le Nôtre.This evening enjoy a ballet performance of Mats Ek at the Palais Garnier.Transfer back to the hotel.
Tue. July 9:Paris
All day at leisure.This evening enjoy a performance of Verdi’s La Forza del Destino at the Bastille Opera.Transfer back to the hotel.
Wed. July 10:Paris – Eurostar - Brighton
Transfer to Gare du Nord station this morning for your Eurostar (premier class) journey to England.The travelling time from Paris to London is just over two hours.On arrival transfer to Brighton for a three night stay at the 4-star Malmaison Hotel situated on the waterfront at Brighton Marina Village.
Thu. July 11:Brighton
Morning free to explore Brighton on your own.This afternoon transfer to Glyndebourne for a performance of Dvořák’s Rusalka.Dinner options are available during the long intermission.
Fri. July 12:Brighton
Morning excursion to Chartwell, home of Sir Winston Churchill and guided tour of the house.Continue to Hever Castle and Gardens, childhood home of Anne Boleyn.
Sat. July 13:Brighton - Buxton
Leave Brighton this morning by touring coach to Buxton.On the way visit Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, a French Renaissance chateau inspired by those in the Loire valley, built by a Rothschild in the 19th century and full of 18th-century French objects.The gardens are stunning and include an Aviary, Parterre and sculptures.Continue to Buxton and accommodation for three nights at the 4-star Palace Hotel situated in over five acres of landscaped gardens.
Sun. July 14:Buxton
This afternoon enjoy a matinee performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.
Mon. July 15:Buxton
An excursion to nearby Chatsworth House, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire.It contains works of art that span 4,000 years from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese to work by outstanding modern artists.Evening performance of Georgiana, a newly commissioned 40th anniversary opera pasticcio, celebrating the life and times of Georgiana Cavendish, the 5th Duchess of Devonshire.
Tue. July 16:Buxton – London
Leave Buxton for London with enroute visit and guided tour of Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.Accommodation for two nights at the 4-star Strand Palace Hotel.
Wed. July 17:London
Day at leisure.Evening performance of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at Covent Garden.
Thu. July 18:London
The tour ends after breakfast this morning.
- Accommodation for 12 nights
- Welcome reception and daily breakfast
- Six opera tickets and one ballet ticket
- Guided tours as described in the itinerary
- Entrance fees where applicable
- Eurostar from Paris to London including checked luggage
- Coach and driver for tours and transfers
- Gratuities to drivers and guides
- Vancouver Opera Guild Tour Director
- $300 donation to the Vancouver Opera Guild
($400 for non-members)
Airfare (Great Expeditions will be pleased to assist with airline reservations)
Guild Members:Cdn. $6,280 per person sharing
Non-Guild:Cdn. $6,380 per person sharing
Single supplement:Cdn. $1,995
OPERA TICKETS AND HOTEL ROOMS ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED.
PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
A non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is required at time of booking, plus insurance premium, if required.Balance of payment is due April 29th.
All payments are non-refundable unless space can be resold.
We strongly recommend that tour members purchase trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect themselves against money loss in the event of cancellation due to personal or family illness.We also offer comprehensive insurance which includes trip cancellation/interruption plus excess hospital/medical benefits, baggage and travel accident.Some exclusions for pre-existing conditions do apply.Insurance premiums are age banded.Please ask for an insurance quote at time of booking.
Prices quoted in this brochure are in Canadian dollars based on a full tour, and foreign exchange rates in effect at time of printing (October 2018).We reserve the right to adjust the tour cost if there are substantial price changes.
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