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The Metropolitan Opera & Galleries and Museums of New York

New York 5 nights Price from £3,540 per person
Departs: 05 Jun 2023
Departs: 05 Jun 2023

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We are looking forward to returning to one of the world’s greatest opera houses and have planned two visits to the 2023 season. Our itinerary will include visits to New York’s leading art collections including The Museum of Modern Art and The Frick Collection. Although performances from the Met’s stage are now enjoyed by millions thanks to high definition broadcasts, there is nothing to match the thrill of entering the Met’s plush auditorium and settling down into your seat in person. We will discover just how an opera house of this size and international standing functions on our enthralling backstage tour. Like many performing arts organisations, recent events have paved the way for changes and we are looking forward to returning to the Met to share their renewed vision and energy.



A scene from Donizetti's "L'Elisir d'Amore" with Davide Luciano as Belcore and Golda Schultz as Adina. Photo: Marty Sohl / Met Opera
A scene from Wagner's "Der Fliegende Holländer." Photo: Ken Howard / Met Opera
The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center Plaza, at night. Photo: Jonathan Tichler / Met Opera
A scene from Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier. Photo: Ken Howard/Met Opera

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights
  • Five nights' accommodation on room only basis
  • Tickets in the rear stalls with uninterrupted views of the stage
  • Three dinners at the Met’s Grand Tier
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leader and local guide
  • NB. Biometic passports are required for entry to the USA


  • Day 1-5 - The Galleries & Museums of New York

    In addition to the included opera performances, we will have a backstage tour of the Met (subject to regulations at the time) and visit a selection of the city’s fascinating museums and galleries. Highlights include the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Morgan Library and Museum and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). We shall also see the matchless Frick Collection, temporarily exhibited in a new venue while the elegant Fifth Avenue Gilded Age mansion where Frick lived undergoes some changes. It will now be displayed for two years in the former Whitney Museum of American Art building around the corner on Madison Avenue. We shall also visit the New York Botanical Garden. Three dinners are included at The Grand Tier, the Met’s own restaurant.

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:
Depart from London Heathrow at 14.35 arrive New York JFK at 17.30
Depart from New York JFK at 18.50 arrive London Heathrow at 06.50
N.B. Flight times are subject to change.

Departure Dates and Prices

05 Jun 2023

Status Limited

Price from£3540

Single Supp.£598

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Barry Cheeseman

Barry Cheeseman

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Declan Hamilton

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Music Programme

17 April Departure


19 April: L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti
Conductor: Michele Gamba
Adina: Alexsandra Kurzak
Nemorino: Jonah Hoskins
Belcore: Joshua Hopkins
Dulcamara: Alex Esposito

20 April: Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss
Production is by Robert Carsen.
Conductor: Simone Young
The Marschallin: Lise Davidsen
Octavian: Isabel Leonard
Sophie: Erin Morley
Baron Ochs: Gunther Groissböck

21 April: La bohème by Puccini
Conductor: Yannick Niezet-Seguin, the Musical Director of the Met
Mimi: Eleonora Buratto
Rodolfo: Stephen Costello
Marcello: Daniele Luciano
Musetta: Kristina Mkhitaryan



5 June Departure


7 June: Der Fliegende Hollander by Wagner
Conductor: Thomas Guggeis
The Dutchman: Tomascz Konieczny
Senta: Elza van der Heever
Erik: Eric Cutler

8 June: Die Zauberflote by Mozart
The first new production of the opera at the Met has been entrusted to Simon McBurney, well known the world over for his imaginative and spellbinding productions. For this production, the Met’s orchestra pit will be raised to stage level to add to the theatrical effects for which McBurney is famous.
Conductor: Nathalie Stutzmann
Pamina: Erin Morley
The Queen of the Night: Kathryn Lewek
Tamino: Lawrence Brownlee
Pagageno: Thomas Oliemans

9 June: La bohème by Puccini
Conductor: James Caffigan
Mimi: Susanna Phillips
Rodolfo: Charles Castronovo
Musetta: Latonia More
Marcello: Quinnn Kelsey


Recent Testimonials

The Met Opera & the Art Galleries of New York

By Mr & Mrs B, East Lothian, 07 February 2019

All the guided tours, including the Metropolitan Art Gallery and the Morgan library were first class. A wonderful & memorable holiday. 

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The Met Opera & the Art Galleries of New York

By Mrs E, Wiltshire, 07 February 2019

A good, clear, reliable & knowledgeable leader. Good allocation of group time & free time. I would like to repeat this tour - so much yet to experience and enjoy.

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