Lake Garda, Venice & Verona Opera

This special break combines some of the most beautiful destinations in Italy with the unique opportunity to enjoy a live opera performance. The stunning Roman amphitheatre in Verona, one of Italy’s finest cities, is the perfect venue for a breathtaking summer season of opera on a spectacular scale. We enjoy an evening of fine open-air theatre when the arena takes on a magical air after dusk for a performance of Aida. We also discover the enchanting city of Venice and explore the shores of lovely Lake Garda. 

Travel Options

Holiday Highlights

  • Return flights to Verona Villafranca* ATOL protected
  • Airport taxes and luggage allowance (one piece of checked-in hold luggage per person)
  • Airport transfers in Italy
  • 6 nights at the 4-star Grand Hotel Riva, Riva del Garda with dinner** & breakfast
  • Excursions to Verona & Venice
  • Lake Garda boat cruise to Malcesine
  • Entrance ticket to the Verona Opera
  • Guided walking tour of Venice
  • Services of an airport representative on arrival in Italy
  • Services of a resort representative on selected days
  • Services of a local guide on selected excursions

    **Lunch will replace dinner on the day of the opera.

    Price shown includes a ticket for a numbered seat on the upper stone steps of the arena. Ticket upgrade (subject to availability): Chair, rear/side stalls: £100pp

    Please note: access to seats on the stone steps is unsuitable for those with limited mobility. We would recommend an upgrade to seats on the chairs in the stalls.

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Grand Hotel Riva

The 4-star Grand Hotel Riva is located on the northern end of Lake Garda in Riva del Garda, a town which boasts mountains either side, winding streets and waterfront squares. Overlooking the lake, facilities at the hotel include a wellness area with saunas and a Turkish bath as well as a restaurant, bar and free Wi-Fi. The en-suite rooms offer air-conditioning and a flat-screen TV.

Single Supplements Apply

Day 1
We fly to Verona Villafranca airport and transfer to the Grand Hotel Riva in Riva del Garda, our base for the duration of our stay.

Day 2 – Boat Cruise to Malcesine
Today we take a boat trip to Malcesine, an attractive town with a harbour and castle, located on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. Picturesque medieval lanes wind up the slope from the lake while pretty squares are lined with shops, cafés and restaurants.

Day 3 – Verona Opera Performance of Aida
On the day of our Verona opera performance, lunch replaces dinner at our hotel allowing us to spend the afternoon at leisure in this beautiful city before the evening’s operatic performance of Aida. Verona is one of Italy’s oldest cities and is forever associated with Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet with the city’s legendary balcony attracting lovers from all over the world. The annual summer Opera Festival here is a unique and amazing event held in the awe-inspiring Roman amphitheatre – one of the largest and best-preserved of its kind. We enjoy a magnificent open-air performance in the warm evening air; truly an experience to remember.

Day 4 – Day at leisure

Day 5 – Venice
Today we explore the unique city of Venice, beginning our visit with a guided walking tour. Lining the canals are grand palazzos, many of them dating back to the 14th century, while other attractions include St Mark’s Square, the Bridge of Sighs and of course the gondolas that ply their trade up and down the waterways. 

Day 6 – Day at leisure

Day 7
We check out of our hotel and transfer to Verona Villafranca airport for our return flight home.

*Air holiday prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to fluctuation and availability. Other regional airports may be available and the final price will depend on your chosen airport, airline and flight time. This will be advised at the time of booking.

One piece of checked-in hold luggage PER PERSON is included however; the weight allowance does vary between airlines. Please ask for details.

Hotel transfers may be in shared vehicles. You may also have to await passengers arriving on other flights; for your convenience we will do our utmost to keep the waiting time to a minimum.

Holiday operated by Just Go! Holidays under ATOL No.10889

Please note the following information when booking flights.

  • We will need passenger names (First and Last name only) as per passport. These names MUST match with your passport (please add in the “notes” section of the booking process)

  • Please note the flights will be booked in the names given to us during the booking and that changes to names will incur a charge from the airline which will be passed on to you, along with a £10.00 Just Go! amendment fee. (If you do not enter a full name during the booking process one of our reservations staff will contact you following your booking)

  • Are you travelling on a British passport? (If not please let us know)

  • Do you or any of you party require assistance at the airport

  • Luggage will be booked as per the flight terms above. Where hold luggage is included this will be the airline minimum usually 15 or 20kg per person.

  • Day time flights will be booked and time sent over by either post or email on the ATOL certificate. (Flights booked outside the hours of 0600-18:00 customers will be contacted.)

  • Flight arrivals/departures are grouped for transfers and passengers may have to wait up to an hour on arrival for incoming/delayed flights.

  • Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable once they are booked by our air department.

  • Where applicable clients must be able to do their own online check in. If you wish us to do this on your behalf the charge is £25 per person and you must complete a form which we will send to you.