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Riga Opera Festival

4 Jun — 9 Jun 2019 | Tour Director: Nicholas Wearne

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Nicholas Wearne,

BA, MPhil

a former ACE Bursary student, who is a tutor and Junior Fellow at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Gatwick 0925, arriving Rīga 1405 on Air Baltic. Transfer to Hotel Gutenbergs, Rīga, for five nights. Welcome and introduction.

Day

2

Whole day excursion to Bauska Castle and Rundāle Palace.

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by guided walk around Rīga’s old town: churches of St Peter and St John, Town Hall Square, cathedral, Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. Some free time, followed by evening festival opera: Donizetti Don Pasquale.

Day

4

Morning canal trip and free time. Afternoon: Latvian National Museum of Art. Evening festival opera: Poulenc Dialogues des Carmélites.

Day

5

Morning lecture followed by guided walk to Alberta Street (beautiful Art Nouveau buildings) and Art Nouveau Museum. Afternoon: Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. Evening festival opera: Wagner Der Fliegende Holländer.

Day

6

Free morning. Depart Rīga 1550, arriving Gatwick 1640.  

Tour Dates

4 Jun — 9 Jun 2019

Days

6

Cost

£1895

Tour Code

RIGA-19

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Testimonial

“An excellent tour, which I much enjoyed” – ACE customer on previous Rīga Opera Festival tour with Nicholas Wearne

Cost of £1895 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, two lunches, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, single room supplement £180, double room for single use supplement £270.

Flight reduction: £200.

 
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