The leading music and ballet holidays specialist, Travel for the Arts, has announced that it will be launching six new escorted tours next year.

Travel for the Arts new European tours

The tours will head to destinations including Vicenza and Andermatt in the Swiss Alps, Stockholm, Prague, Barcelona, Madrid and Bulgaria.

Each trip will offer the chance to see a performance or concert, alongside extra experiences such as city tours and excursions to areas of cultural interest.

The new tours are part of the Travel for the Arts 2019 brochure.

A selection of the new 2019 tours

Czech Culture, Castles and Classical Music: Running from 15th to 20th March, this tour to Prague will combine opera performances in atmospheric venues with cultural visits. The trip will take in three different venues including the neo-baroque Karlin Theatre, as well as a river cruise and excursion to the historic village of Nelahozeves.

Omaggio a Palladio Festival: This trip to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Vicenza in Italy provides the opportunity to attend three performances at the festival, with Sir Andràs Schiff as director and pianist. The itinerary also includes a sightseeing tour of the city, a visit to Venice and a full-day excursion to Castelfranco Vento and the Palladian Villa Barbero di Maser.

Swiss Alps Classic Festival: This itinerary will see groups travel to the Swiss Alps for the Classic Festival between 28th June and 1st July. The trip offers the chance to see three recitals, including one by American soprano Marisol Montalvo. A tour of Andermatt will also be included plus visits to the famous tunnels excavated during the Second World War and the fortress Sasso da Pigna, located under the Gotthard peak.

Verdi in Spain: This new tour will see guests spend two nights in Madrid and two nights in Barcelona, with a chance to see three Verdi operas between the 13th and 17th July. Key sites in both cities will also be visited.

Information for groups

Travel for the Arts organises group tours each year, catering for parties of between 10 and 30, each of which is led by a professional tour manager or lecturer.

Tours generally include best available category tickets for included performances, four or five star accommodation, transfers, opera synopses, restaurant guides and city notes, as well as the services of a local guide.

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