•Enjoy the near-unrivalled acoustics of Müpa’s Béla Bartók Concert Hall, designed by famous specialist Russell Johnson
•Appreciate world class performances from this semi-staged production, which has garnered widespread critical acclaim for several years
•Explore the cultural highlights of Hungary’s capital, from the Great Synagogue and Parliament Building to the Castle District
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Depart London Heathrow 1225 on British Airways, arriving Budapest 1600. Transfer to the K&K Opera Hotel for six nights. Welcome and introductory lecture.
Morning: guided walking tour of Buda, including Matthias Church (interior) and Royal Palace (exterior) and free time to explore the Castle District. Afternoon: guided tour of Parliament House (subject to confirmation).
Morning lecture: Das Rheingold. Guided walking tour of the city centre, including St Stephen’s Basilica (exterior) and the Great Synagogue (interior). Free afternoon, followed by evening performance at Müpa Hall: Das Rheingold.
Morning lecture: Die Walküre. Free time followed by afternoon performance at Müpa Hall: Die Walküre.
Morning lecture: Siegfried. Visit to the Great Market Hall (the largest indoor market in the city). Some free time followed by afternoon performance at Müpa Hall: Siegfried.
Morning lecture: Götterdämmerung. Some free time followed by farewell lunch. Afternoon performance at Müpa Hall: Götterdämmerung.
Depart Budapest 1315 on British Airways, arriving Heathrow 1500.
16 Jun — 22 Jun 2020
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To balance out the lengthy evening performances, our daytime visits will not be strenuous, and plenty of free time is given for independent exploration. Participants should, however, be comfortable undertaking walking tours of up to two hours, sometimes over uneven surfaces. The performances will begin at 1600 (1800 for Das Rheingold).
For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:
Cost of £2595 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, two lunches, three opera plates, three dinners (one light) with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £585.