Silver Travel Advisor Partner - Travel for the Arts

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Welcome to the world of opera, ballet and classical music holidays! Travel for the Arts is the UK’s leading music specialist for over 30 years, organising unique and unforgettable experiences to the world’s finest opera houses and music festivals in escorted and bespoke holidays. Travel for the Arts give clients the opportunity to visit many countries across the globe in order to enjoy a high level of artistic performances in a relaxed manner with small, like-minded groups of friendly aficionados. The programmes are all carefully planned and expert-led, and include top category tickets, knowledgeable speakers, guided backstage visits and, occasionally, the chance to meet the artists themselves.

Why travel with Travel for the Arts?

A wide range of tours allows opera, music and ballet lovers to sample the delights of carefully selected performances all over the world with particular emphasis on premieres, new productions, exceptional cast names and award-winning festivals. In addition, the portfolio of destinations expands annually, introducing lesser-known theatres and destinations, whilst continuing to visit the traditional favourites.

Likewise, hotels, restaurants and sightseeing programmes are meticulously chosen and, in many cases, include tickets for performances featuring the great artists of the day that may otherwise be unavailable. Groups rarely exceed 25 in number, are accompanied by experienced tour managers – and in some cases, lecturers – and visit many renowned sites of interest. Their carefully constructed Travel for the Arts itineraries also enable travellers to enjoy time at leisure or to explore independently if they wish.

Travel for the Arts is a member of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) and all air holidays and flights are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. They are annually vetted as a member of these associations to ascertain that a high standard of service is maintained.

The team of travel experts endeavours to ensure that all clients receive the most detailed care and attention, from the booking process to the tour experience itself. The high quality of service is acknowledged by 98% of clients who say their holiday satisfaction is either very good or excellent. More importantly, three out of four travellers are returning clients who then introduce their friends to Travel for the Arts!

Single travellers

Whenever possible, there is no single supplement for clients travelling individually.

Tailor-made holidays

Travel for the Arts is more than happy to tailor trips according to the wishes of the client. Extending a holiday, booking tickets for additional performances or requesting tickets according to seating preferences are also possible upon request.

À la carte (independent travel)

If the tours available do not include a preferred destination, Travel for the Arts’ á la Carte specialist Mark Saunsbury will be delighted to arrange an individual quotation.

Silver Travel Accessible and Assisted

To discuss your accessibility and assistance requirements, please call 020 8799 8350 before booking.

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Exclusive savings - £100 pp - Anniversary extravaganza at Palace of Versailles

Join the 250th anniversary celebrations at the Palace. Travel by Eurostar with a 4-night hotel stay in Versailles from 30 June 2020 including opera and two recitals at the Palace and a visit to Monet’s Garden at Giverny . Exclusive £100pp discount offer – quote Silver Travel offer when booking.

Limited availability.

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Christmas in Berlin

Travel for the Arts

New Production
At Deutsche Oper, Rolando Villazón’s production of Strauss’s operetta Die Fledermaus delights with waltzes, polkas and wit. Puccini’s La bohème at the Staatsoper features Eleonora Buratto as Mimì and rising star Benjamin Bernheim as Rodolfo, whilst at the Komische Oper a new production of La traviata introduces Vera-Lotte Böcker as Violetta and the young Sicilian tenor Ivan Magrì as Alfredo.

24 – 29 December 2019

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A Celebratory New Year in Parma

No Single Supplement
Join the New Year festivities in Parma as the city celebrates the start of its special year as the 2020 Italian Capital of Culture. Share a brindisi after a performance of Die Fledermaus at the beautiful Teatro Regio and welcome the New Year in style with a concert and lunch at the impressive Auditorium Paganini. Renowned world-wide for its exceptional cuisine, Parma recently received the accolade of UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.

30 December 2019 – 3 January 2020

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Cherry Blossom Time in Japan

New Destination / No Visa Required
Tokyo and Kyoto, two exciting cities that mix modern life with thousands of years of tradition. The stunning spectacle of cherry blossoms in the spring is only one of many delights. You will experience Japanese culture with a special tea ceremony performed by a trainee Geisha; have the opportunity to learn ikebana; and take a journey on the famous bullet train, passing Japan’s legendary Mount Fuji. Performances include Damiano Michieletto’s contemporary staging of Così fan tutte and an evening of Kabuki.

22 March – 30 March 2020

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The Mariinsky Ballet in St Petersburg

No Single Supplement
St Petersburg is a treasure trove of art and culture. For more than two centuries the Mariinsky has been presenting world-class performances, and today a new generation continues in the footsteps of the great artistes of the past at both the traditional Mariinsky Theatre and the company’s contemporary new theatre, Mariinsky II. This tour presents three quintessentially Russian ballets and visits to the great palaces and museums of this majestic and revolutionary city.

25 March – 30 March 2020

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