Classical festivals

Unforgettable sights and sounds

Take your place in one of Europe's most impressive music venues with a classical festivals holiday.

From glorious opera in Verona to performances of Mozart in Salzburg, these musical festivals are sure to leave a lasting impression.


Things to do in Salzburg this season

  • Mozart dinner & concert (€55)
    A musical and culinary delight in the most stylish setting of the Stiftskeller St. Peter restaurant.
  • The original 'Sound of Music' tour (4 hrs) (€40)
    Visit many of the sites from the original movie.


Opera 2016 Performances - Verona

Verona is one of Italy's most attractive cities. The world renowned arena and annual opera festival should not be missed for anyone visiting the Italian lakes.

Prices start from €58 per person per person including tickets and transport to and from your hotel. Choose whether to book online or arrange with your Holiday Advisor in resort.


A classic love triangle: Aida, a Nubian princess, is captured by an Egyptian captain, Radames. Aida is the story of three people who are forced to make difficult choices.

June: Sat 25th, Thu 30th
July: Sun 3rd, Thu 7th, Thu 14th, Sun 17th, Sun 24th, Thu 28th, Sun 31st
August: Sun 7th, Tues 9th, Sun 14th, Thu 18th, Sun 21st, Wed 24th, Sun 28th


A story of love and jealousy. Carmen, a gypsy girl working in a cigarette factory, is free-spirited and sensual. But when her admirer Don José realises Carmen has other love interests, things take a turn for the worse.

June: Fri 24th
July: Fri 1st, Sat 9th, Sat 16th, Fri 29th
August: Fri 5th, Thu 11th, Wed 17th, Tues 23rd, Sat 27th

La Traviata

A story of mistakes and regret. When Alfredo falls in love with Violetta, Germont - Alfredo's father - disapproves. He convinces Violetta that she must leave Alfredo, not knowing that his actions have serious consequences.

July: Tues 5th, Fri 8th, Fri 15th, Fri 22nd, Sat 30th


Princess Turandot has sworn that she will not marry a man unless he can complete 3 riddles correctly. Prince Calaf, enchanted by Princess Turandot's beauty, accepts her challenge – risking everything.

July: Wed 27th
August: Fri 12th, Fri 19th, Thu 25th

Il Trovatore

Il Trovatore is the battle between power and jealousy. As a baby, Manrico was stolen by his family by the gypsy, Azucena. Years later he wins the heart of the beautiful Leonara, but little does he know that she also has someone else's heart - his brother.

August: Wed 10th, Fri 26th

Booking tickets to the Verona Opera

To get you the seats you really want, we're working with our partners, Thomson Lakes & Mountains, once again. They've got over 30 years experience of finding the best seats in the house, for the best prices for the best shows. So head over to Thomson Lakes & Mountains to buy your tickets, and you may also find other inspirational ideas, as well as great deals and offers, to make your Italian getaway one to remember.

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