Thursday, 22 December 2011
Wednesday, 7 December 2011
For several years, Andrea Bocelli hosted and performed in an annual concert in his home town of Lajatico in front of some 8,500 adoring fans. Last year saw an amended programme but 2012 sees this wonderful event return to its traditional format with Andrea at the heart of proceedings. This lovely tour, based in the heart of southern Tuscany at Poggibonsi close to Siena includes a ticket to this wonderful open-air event (pictured below) together with a six-day tour of Tuscany including Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Arezzo and Montepulciano.
Full details of the package can be found here: http://www.robertbroadtravel.co.uk/opera/andrea_bocelli_live_tuscany.htm
Thursday, 1 December 2011
We are very pleased to confirm that Lyn Hughes, Founder and Editor of Wanderlust magazine will be joining our 2nd event in our lecture series in January. Lyn will be one of the speakers at our next lecture which is taking place in Lichfield on Thursday 26th January. The talk, the 2nd in our series of lectures will be concentrating on the changes taking place in Burma and why this coming year is an ideal time to visit the fascinating country.
Accompanying Lyn will be Amrit Singh, Director of TransIndus. Amrit was born in Burma and visited family there earlier this year along with Lyn and the result was a wonderful feature in the current issue of Wanderlust magazine (pictured right).
This was the first time that Amrit had visited the country in 5 years. With many developments taking place. We look forward to hearing from Amrit the changes she noticed, and from Lyn as a seasoned traveler yet a first time visitor to Burma.
Monday, 28 November 2011
The perfect Christmas present! Recently it was announced that Andrea Bocelli will perform once again in Tuscany in July 2012 We are currently taking pre-registrations for that package (click here). In the meantime we have a wonderful trip to see Andrea Bocelli perform in Romeo & Juliet in Genoa in Februar 2012, see below for more details...
4 nights from £699 per person including flights, accommodation & more...
Depart 23rd or 27th February 2012
Andrea Bocelli is making an increasingly rare performance in a wonderful opera this coming February at the historic Teatro Carlo Felice (picture above) in Genoa in a production of Romeo and Juliet by Charles Gounod. As well as a top price stalls ticket to this wonderful event, the tour includes time to explore the very fascinating city of Genoa and two excursions – to the incomparable Cinque Terre villages and the chic harbour town of Portofino and Santa Margherita.
DAY 1 Fly from Gatwick to Genoa and transfer by coach to the hotel for check in for 4 night stay on bed and breakfast basis.
DAY 2 Morning guided walking tour of Genoa. Afternoon free before evening performance (at 8.30pm) of Romeo and Juliet, featuring Andrea Bocelli. Transfers not included to allow individual time in the city for dinner before the performance.
DAY 3 Full day tour to the magical harbour town of Portofino and elegant resort of Santa Margherita.
DAY 4 Full day tour to the stunning Cinque Terre villages by bus, boat (subject to weather) and train along the coast stopping off at the different villages (only four currently open but these are now completely recovered from the recent adverse weather).
DAY 5 Morning free until transfer from hotel to the airport for return flight to London Gatwick.
All tours subject to amendment according to local conditions and tour manager’s discretion and may vary according to weather conditions.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Return scheduled flights with British Airways from Gatwick to Genoa including all payable taxes
4 nights’ accommodation on bed and breakfast at the first class Starhotel President, Genoa, based on shared occupancy of twin room.
Airport transfers in Genoa and itinerary as detailed above
1st category stalls ticket in yellow sector (plan attached) for the opera performance of Romeo and Juliet at the Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa.
Tour manager throughout
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
Porterage, gratuities and personal items such as drinks, meals, laundry, telephone calls
Single room supplement: £128.00
Flights are confirmed with British Airways’ scheduled service from London Gatwick to Genoa
Departs GATWICK 10.10 Arrives GENOA 13.10 BA2688
Departs GENOA 13.55 Arrives GATWICK 14.50 BA2689
STAR HOTEL PRESIDENT, GENOA
This short tour is based in the centre of Genoa at the modern, 4-star Starhotel President, located about 10 minutes’ walk from the opera house. This well-run hotel offers spacious public areas, bar, restaurant and well-appointed bedrooms with private facilities, TV, telephone, minibar and safe. Price based on shared occupancy of twin room.
Thursday, 24 November 2011
Venice (including Londra Palace Hotel), a set on Flickr.
"Here is my collection of photographs taken during my visit to Venice last month. The sun came out and I was able to get some great shots! Also featured is the Londra Palace Hotel, look out for the room with the amazing ceiling detail!