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Opera at La Fenice in Venice

Venice 4 nights Price from £2,118 per person
Departs: 11 Oct 2020
Departs: 11 Oct 2020

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La Fenice in Venice is one of the world’s most historic opera houses. Inaugurated in 1792 the opera house has, like its namesake the phoenix, been destroyed by fire and rebuilt, both in 1836 and 1996. The latest exquisitely restored La Fenice opened its doors in 2003. Along with the Teatro San Carlo in Naples and La Scala, Milan, La Fenice has always been one of the top three opera houses in Italy. During the 19th century many operas were first performed at La Fenice, including two of Verdi’s greatest and most popular works, ‘La traviata’ and ‘Rigoletto.’ A feast of wonderful operas has been planned for 2020, all strongly cast. Tickets for a performance are included, as are several walking tours and accommodation in one of the city’s most famous hotels.


The Itinerary

There will be a selection of carefully planned walking tours to some of the city’s churches and galleries. At the Accademia, the ‘National Gallery of Venice’, we see works by the most important Venetian artists from the 14th to the 17th centuries and the more modern Peggy Guggenheim collection at the palazzo overlooking the Grand Canal where she lived. Visits to the jewel-like Santa Maria Miracoli, to Santa Maria della Salute, Santi Paolo e Giovanni, Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and to Carpaccio’s fabulous cycle of the story of St. George in the Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni will all be included. There will be free time each afternoon for independent exploration during which you can use your included Venice pass to visit the Palazzo Ducale, the Museo Correr and the Archaelogical Museum.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Return water taxi transfers
  • Four nights' accommodation with breakfast
  • Two dinners – one at the hotel and one at a local restaurant
  • Sightseeing as described
  • The services of a Kirker Tour Lecturer
  • One opera ticket in the stalls at La Fenice

Flight Details

Flights with Brisitsh Airways:

Depart London Gatwick 11.50 arrive Venice 15.00

Depart Venice 15.50 arrive London Gatwick 17.00

Times vary according to departure date. Flights from London Heathrow and City Airport and regional airports are available – please speak to one of our team to discuss the option most convenient to you.

Departure Dates and Prices

11 Oct 2020

Status Limited

Price from£2118

Single Supp.£498

Call 020 7593 2284

Included Hotels

At Kirker we select what we feel are the most suitable hotels to suit the character of the tour, to find out more about these hotels, please click below for more information.


Monaco & Grand Canal
Venice, Italy, Europe

The Monaco is one of Venice’s most famous hotels. The entrance leads into a stylish lobby from where a grand staircase takes you up to the beautiful restored 18th century former Venetian theatre, complete with original fresco ceilings.

Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton

Tour Leader

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Charlie Hall

Charlie Hall

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

You have a choice of two operas for each date (except 11 October). If you would like to attend the second performance, tickets cost £225.


29 May Departure:

Faust by Gounod (30 May) Antonio Poli sings the title role, Alex Esposito is Mephistofeles and Carmela Remigio is Marguerite.
Rigoletto by Verdi (31 May) Luca Salsi sings the title role and Claudia Pavone is his daughter, Gilda. The golden voiced Peruvian tenor Ivan Ayon Rivas is the Duke of Mantua.

1 July Departure:

Roberto Devereux by Donizetti (2 July). The final opera in Donizetti’s Tudor Trilogy has Roberta Mantegna as Elizabeth I and Enea Scala in the title role.
Rinaldo by Handel (3 July) Carmela Remigio is Armida and Teresa Iervolino is Rinaldo.

7 September Departure:

La traviata by Verdi (8 September) Claudia Pavone is Violetta, Rene Barbera is Alfredo and the elder Germont is Alessandro Luongo.
Aida by Verdi (9 September) Aida is sung by Roberta Mantegna, and her powerful rival, Amneris, is Silvia Beltrami. Piero Pretti is Radames, the man they both love.

11 October Departure: 

Il trovatore by Verdi (13 October) Verdi’s opera is full of glorious arias from start to finish. Roberta Mantegna is Leonora, Luca Micheletti is the Count of Luna and the troubadour, Manrico, is Piero Pretti.

Recent Testimonials

Opera at La Fenice in Venice

By Mrs B, York, 04 February 2019

The Tour Leader was extremely helpful & knowledgeable about the places we visited. Indeed she made our holiday very special. We really cannot fault Kirker in your management or organisation. Well done!

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Opera at La Fenice in Venice

By Mrs C, Cheshire, 02 October 2017

Having visited Venice before, I already had some knowledge but Louisa Warman was outstanding and the visits to La Fenice have fulfilled a long held ambition. The Hotel Moncao & Grand Canal is in the perfect situation. We loved it all!

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Opera at La Fenice in Venice

By Ms H , 18 November 2016

All so civilised and relaxed. Just the tonic needed. What a nice surprise the welcome bottle in one’s room, many thanks. Liked the tour leader’s leisurely approach. Very informative – I will look at church paintings with different eyes now. It was good to see old masters and contemporary paintings.

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Opera at La Fenice in Venice

By Mrs B, 18 November 2016

My first visit to Venice and it was brilliant - the hotel couldn't have been in a better location, the itinerary was well chosen and very interesting and Siân Walters a knowledgeable and friendly tour leader.

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