Andrea Bocelli in Marostica

6 nights starting from
£1599

  • Poltronissima Gold ticket for Andrea Bocelli concert at Marostica

  • Palladio’s Vicenza

  • Unique Venice

  • A full day in Romeo & Juliet’s Verona

  • Ferrara and Padova – two underrated Italian gems

In the spectacular outdoor venue of the Palazzo Castello in the lovely town of Marostica, Andrea Bocelli will perform a concert in two parts – the first half dedicated to opera, the second to the music of his widespread “crossover” repertoire. Postponed from 2020 due to the impact of COVD 19, the concert promises to be a spectacular event in a magical setting. Add to this an itinerary taking in some of the highlights of the Veneto region and it is a tour not to miss.

Available Departures

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13 - September - 2021 £ 1599.00 Travel Info Book Now

Provisional Timings

London Gatwick

Departing: 13th September 2021 at 13:45

Returning: 19th September 2021 at 17:45

14 - September - 2021 £ 1599.00 Travel Info Book Now

Provisional Timings

London Gatwick

Departing: 14th September 2021 at 13:35

Returning: 20th September 2021 at 17:55

ITINERARY 

 

13th September 2021 

Day 1: Fly from London Gatwick to Venice and transfer by coach to the Abano Ritz Hotel in the spa town of Abano Terme to check in for your six night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Welcome drink at the hotel.

Day 2: Ferrara
Full day tour to the gorgeous Renaissance city of Ferrara, with a host of beautiful buildings including the Cathedral and breathtaking Palazzo dei Diamanti amongst many others.  A guided walking tour will show you some of the highlights of this massively under-appreciated architectural gem.

Day 3: Morning Vicenza with evening concert at Marostica
This morning we visit Vicenza, the city of master 16th century architect Andrea Palladio, whose influence has extended and remains worldwide.  A guided tour will show you many of his buildings including the Teatro Olimpico. Afternoon free before transferring to Marostica for the evening concert with time allowed for dinner before the event. Late evening transfer back to the hotel after the concert (which commences at 9pm).

Day 4: Full day free in Abano to relax and enjoy the spa facilities of your hotel.

Day 5: Venice
Transfer to Padova station to take the train to the heart of Venice where you are free to explore all day, before returning to Padova by train and onwards to Abano by coach.  A guided walking tour will show you more of this unique city’s myriad of sights – from St Marks and the Rialto Bridge, the Palazzo Ducale and a host more.  Venice has been a magnet for English tourists since the days of the Grand Tour and has changed little over centuries, exuding an irresisitible charm..  If you want to stay longer you can take the train from Padova to Abano very easily.

Day 6: Verona
Full day tour to Verona, one of Italy’s most historic cities. There is masses to see here including its spectacular Roman arena, Juliet’s balcony,.  countless gorgeous churches, particularly the Duomo and San Zeno Maggiore, and lovely squares, including Piazzas Erbe and Dei Signori, perfect for a leisurely lunch.  A guided walking tour will show you some of the highlights.

Day 7: Transfer to Padova for a visit, including a guided walking tour. 
Another under-appreciated gem, Padova is an ancient university city with the famous Scrovegni Chapel (not included) said to be the foundation for Renaissance art, lovely piazzas, a wealth of churches and much more. Transfer to the airport for the return flight to London Gatwick

Please note: There is a significant walk to the concert venue from the drop off point, so this tour may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

CONCERT INFORMATION  In the unlikely event of the total cancellation of the performance due to weather,  ill-health, or any other reason or change of cast, the ticket price will only be refunded if the entire performance is cancelled. Only the ticket price will be refunded under such circumstances and no reimbursement made for travel expenses such as flights, hotels, meals etc.


14th September 2021 

Day 1: Fly from London Gatwick to Venice and transfer by coach to the Hotel Savoia Thermae & Spa in the spa town of Abano Terme to check in for your six night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Welcome drink at the hotel.

Day 2: Morning Vicenza with evening concert at Marostica
This morning we visit Vicenza, the city of master 16th century architect Andrea Palladio, whose influence has extended and remains worldwide. A guided tour will show you many of his buildings including the Teatro Olimpico.
Afternoon free before transferring to Marostica for the evening concert with time allowed for dinner before the event. Late evening transfer back to the hotel after the concert (which commences at 9pm).

Day 3: Full day free in Abano to relax and enjoy the spa facilities of your hotel.

Day 4: Ferrara
Full day tour to the gorgeous Renaissance city of Ferrara, with a host of beautiful buildings including the Cathedral and breathtaking Palazzo dei Diamanti amongst many others. A guided walking tour will show you some of the highlights of this massively under-appreciated architectural gem.

Day 5: Venice
Transfer to Padova station to take the train to the heart of Venice where you are free to explore all day, before returning to Padova by train and onwards to Abano by coach. A guided walking tour will show you more of this unique city’s myriad of sights – from St Marks and the Rialto Bridge, the Palazzo Ducale and a host more. Venice has been a magnet for English tourists since the days of the Grand Tour and has changed little over centuries, exuding an irresisitible charm.. If you want to stay longer you can take the train from Padova to Abano very easily.

Day 6: Verona
Full day tour to Verona, one of Italy’s most historic cities. There is masses to see here including its spectacular Roman arena, Juliet’s balcony,. countless gorgeous churches, particularly the Duomo and San Zeno Maggiore, and lovely squares, including Piazzas Erbe and Dei Signori, perfect for a leisurely lunch. A guided walking tour will show you some of the highlights.

Day 7: Transfer to Padova for a visit, including a guided walking tour. Another under-appreciated gem, Padova is an ancient university city with the famous Scrovegni Chapel (not included) said to be the foundation for Renaissance art, lovely piazzas, a wealth of churches and much more. Transfer to the airport for the return flight to London Gatwick.

Please note: There is a significant walk to the concert venue from the drop off point, so this tour may not be suitable for those with walking difficulties.

CONCERT INFORMATION  In the unlikely event of the total cancellation of the performance due to weather,  ill-health, or any other reason or change of cast, the ticket price will only be refunded if the entire performance is cancelled. Only the ticket price will be refunded under such circumstances and no reimbursement made for travel expenses such as flights, hotels, meals etc.

All tours are subject to amendement according to local conditions and tour manager's discretion.

Please note the maximum group size on this tour is 35 passengers.

INCLUDED

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Venice including all payable taxes
  • Six nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast basis at the five-star Abano Ritz Hotel, Abano Terme (13th September 2021 departure) or the four-star Hotel Savoia Thermae & Spa (14th September 2021 departure), based on shared occupancy of a twin/double room
  • Welcome drink on the first night
  • Coach transfers throughout and a full coach touring itinerary including guided walking tours as specified
  • 2nd sector ticket (poltronissima gold in the first five rows of blocks C1, C3 or C4 – face value €302.64) to the concert
  • Experienced tour manager throughout

NOT INCLUDED

  • Single room supplement 
  • Holiday insurance
  • Any ticket upgrades
  • Personal items such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls 
  • Porterage and gratuities 

 

 

 

Seating plan – tickets are confirmed in the front five rows of sections C1, C3 and C4 (paloscenico is the stage)

HOTEL

Ritz Hotel, Abano Terme (13th September 2021 departure)
Located in the heart of the spa town of Abano, the five-star (local rating) Ritz Hotel offers a high standard of accommodation with excellent facilities, including spa treatments, indoor and outdoor pools, bar, restaurant and very comfortable bedrooms with all modern amenities including TV, telephone, minibar, wifi, safe and hairdryer. 

Ritz Hotel Website

Hotel Savoia Thermae & Spa, Abano Terme (14th September 2021 departure) 
Located in the heart of the spa town of Abano, a few steps from the pedestrian area, the hotel is surrounded by a wide garden and offers three thermal swimming pools, a wellness centre and thermal treatments in the spa. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar and comfortable bedrooms with all modern amenities including TV, telephone, minibar, wifi and hairdryer. 

Savoia Thermae & Spa Hotel Website

MORE INFO - Please click here to see full details of this tour - 13 September 2021

Please click here to see full details of this tour - 14 September 2021

 

 

 

 

Administation
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Overall Impression

Tour managers need to check position of the rear "guard" on walking tours. Use a second flag or signals, Keep pack consolidated.

Review by Mr Roger Springall who travelled 11-September-2016


Administation
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Overall Impression

Amazingly professional and full of interest from our first telephone contact to the final goodbyes at the airport!

Review by Mr Ian Thomason who travelled 11-September-2016


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Review by Mr Ernest Bohm who travelled 11-September-2016


Administation
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Overall Impression

AB concert was excellent with well thought out ground arrangements to get there, very good seats. Hotel- very clean ,bedrooms needed updating. good bathrooms, lift was small and slow which caused some issues. Reception staff were slow and very rigid in their approach. Thermal pool was excellent.

Review by Mrs Anna Duffell who travelled 11-September-2016


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