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Milan La Scala Opera Break

Break Available: Most of the year around
3 nights

From £995 Per Person

For those opera lovers out there, this is the Number 1 break. Every year La Scala performs a full schedule of some of the world’s most adored operas ranging from Aida, La Traviata, Rigoletto and L’elisir d’amore, or go for the more dedicated operas like Chovanschina, Ariadne & Naxos and Idomeneo. There are plenty of options to choose from in your top seats in the house.

No trip to Milan is complete without viewing Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, and our trip includes a visit to this enigmatic fresco. Two culturally rewarding experiences in a four day trip!

Please note the 12, 14 & 17 March performances are fully booked.

Highlights

  • Attend The Number 1 Opera House in the World; La Scala  in the very best unrestricted view seats
  • Self Guided Audio Tour of Leonardo di Vinci’s The Last Supper fresco
  • 3 nights accommodation staying within 5 minutes walk from both the Duomo and La Scala
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Day by Day Itinerary
 

Day 1
Fly to Milan and Private Airport Transfer to your hotel

Day 1
Fly to Milan and Private Airport Transfer to your hotel

Fly to Milan where your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. This transfer is private to you so there is no waiting around for a group.

All of the hotels we use are in the centre of Milan, within very easy walking distance to the Duomo and La Scala opera house.

Rest of day at leisure to have a wander.

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Day 2
Day at Leisure and Attend La Scala Opera in the very best seats

Day 2
Day at Leisure and Attend La Scala Opera in the very best seats

Day at leisure to explore Milan. The city can be easily travelled on foot, or there is an excellent Metro system.

We recommend you explore the Duomo and rooftop, before heading to Castello Sforzesco to enjoy the museums. There is a very relaxing park joined to the castle. Take a stroll to the other side of the park where you can see the Peace Arch. This was built for Napoleon when he had temporary rule over Milan. On his departure from the city, the Milanese decided the arch was far to plain and it is now intricately decorated in true Italian style!

The other main sight to visit is the Pinacoteca di Brera gallery where some of the best works of art are on display. Well worth a visit!

This evening head to La Scala for your night at the opera. With your tickets you have fast access without having to queue at the Box Office. Be seated in the stall seats, which are the very best seats in the house.

Operas 2019 (Please note some of the January – April dates are matinee performances taking place at 2.30pm instead of 8pm). Please note the 12, 14 & 17 March performances are fully booked:

Manon Lescaut (Puccini) – Apr 13, 27
Ariadne & Naxos (Strauss) – Apr 28, May 02, Jun 19
Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City) (Korngold) – Jun 03, 17
Idomeneo (Mozart) – Jun 05, 07
First the Music, then the Words (Salieri) – Jul 08, 10, 15, 17
Rigoletto (Verdi) – Sep 07, 20
The Elixir of Love (Donizetti) – Sept 14, 21, 23, 25, 27, Oct 01, 04, 07
Quartett (Francesconi) – Oct 11, 14, 17, 19
The Egyptian Helena (Strauss) – Nov 26, 29

Ballets 2019:

Woolf Works – Apr 14, 20
Sleeping Beauty – Jun 27, 29, Jul 02
Giselle – Sept 19, 24, 30, Oct 03
Onegin – Nov 07, 10
Sample of Ballets incl Balanchine, Kylian & Bejart – Nov 19, 22, 24, 27

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Private Guided Duomo with Rooftop
  • Lake Maggiore Day Trip
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A la Carte Optional Extras

Private Guided Duomo with Rooftop

Today your private guide will meet you and take you for a tour of the Duomo. This gothic building was built in the 5th century and took almost six further centuries to complete. The tour is not complete without a trip onto the rooftop, allowing beautiful views across the city. The roof can be accessed either by lift or stairs. With the duomo being the centre-point of Milan, no trip to this Italian city is complete without a visit to this historical building.

Price per person: From £125 based on 2 people.

Duomo, Milan
Milan Duomo
Duomo, Milan

Lake Maggiore Day Trip

Eescape from the city for a day by optingt for an island hop experience to Lake Maggiore, surrounded by majestic Alps and beautiful scenic gardens. You will be taken to Stresa, (around 1.5 hrs) for some time shopping, before your shared 2hr panoramic boat cruise on the lake, enjoying fresh crystalline waters. You will visit all three of the Borromee Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella, before arriving back at Stresa to resume your private transfer back to Milan.

Please note this is available from 01 April – 20 October on Sundays only

Price per person: From £80

Isola Bella, Borromee Islands, Milan
Lake Maggiore, Milan
Borromee Islands, Milan

Day 3
Self Guided Audio Visit to The Last Supper

Day 3
Self Guided Audio Visit to The Last Supper

Head to Santa Maria delle Grazie which houses Leonardo da Vinci’s famous The Last Supper fresco.

Witness The Last Supper with your self guided audio tour, learning all the secrets behind this elusive fresco and it’s painter.

This 15th century painting is one of the world most famous paintings and has led to many speculations and tales. One story goes that the monastery complained to Leonardo about the time it was taking him to finish the painting. He rather rudely wrote back to say that he had been struggling to find the perfect villainous face for Judas, and that he was now considering using the features of the prior who complained as a basis of Judas!

Another claims that the loaves on the table if read from right to left reveals a hidden tune. But the most controversial story is the figure to Jesus’s right. Some believe it is Mary rather than John. See up close to form your own opinion!

Rest of day at leisure.

A la Carte Optional Extras

  • Second Night at La Scala Opera
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Second Night at La Scala Opera

If you want a second night at the opera or even one night at the ballet, then schedule and availability permitting, why not add in another fantastic experience.

Price Per Person: Ballet From – £235 / Opera From – £385

La Scala Opera house, Milan
Andrea Chenier, La Fenice, Venice
La Scala Opera house, Milan

Day 4
At Leisure until your Private Airport Transfer for flight home

Day 4
At Leisure until your Private Airport Transfer for flight home

At leisure until your private airport transfer for your flight home, after your La Scala Milan break.

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Accommodation

Where You'll Stay

Hotel de la Ville (SINA)

Hotel de la Ville, Milan
Hotel de la Ville, Superior room, Milan
Pool at Hotel de la Ville, Milan
Hotel de la Ville, Milan

Hotel de la Ville (SINA)

Considered to be one of the most elegant meeting places of Milan the hotel is patronised by fashion celebrities, show business personalities, and entrepreneurs. Very close to the Duomo, La Scala and Via Montenapoleone, it is a comfortable and tranquil place, perfect for a stay.

The hotel's restaurant, "L'Opéra", is open late at night, and is the ideal setting for an after theatre meal.

And, as in any aristocratic home, the rooms and suites all have their own distinct personality thanks to the use of different fabrics and decor, the fine furnishings and the marble bathroom.

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Grand Hotel Rosa

Grand Hotel Rosa Bar, Milan
Grand Hotel Rosa, Deluxe room
Grand Hotel Rosa Terrace, Milan
Grand Hotel Rosa Deluxe bathroom

Grand Hotel Rosa

The Rosa Grand Hotel perfectly captures Milan’s mix of the innovative and the inspiring. The refurbished interior exudes Italian craftsmanship with each of the 330 rooms fusing impeccable comfort with chic Italian style. Widely acclaimed as one of the best hotels in Milan, the Rosa Grand puts you in the heart of the city’s historic district with the Duomo and world-famous Via Monte Napoleone just moments away.

True style doesn’t need to shout and the superior rooms offer refined elegance for your time in Milan. You’ll find light, spacious interiors, warm cherry wood furniture and soft fabrics as well as a sumptuous double bed and Italian marble bathroom.

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Carlton Baglioni

Carlton Baglioni Hotel, Milan
Carlton Baglioni Hotel standard room, milan
Carlton Baglioni Hotel, Milan
Carlton Baglioni Hotel Wellness centre, Milan

Carlton Baglioni

The Carlton Hotel Baglioni is a luxury 5 star hotel in Milan. It is situated in the heart of Milan, at the crossroads of culture, fashion and design.

It directly overlooks Via della Spiga, the most celebrated shopping street in the city. Via Montenapoleone, the Cathedral and the famous La Scala opera house are situated a short distance away.

The Baretto al Baglioni is one of the most famous restaurants in Milan and the perfect meeting place for the Italian and international Jet Set. Ideal for your special occasion.

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Optional Extras
Private Guided Duomo with Rooftop
Duomo, Milan

Today your private guide will meet you and take you for a tour of the Duomo. This gothic building was built in the 5th century and took almost six further centuries to complete. The tour is not complete without a trip onto the rooftop, allowing beautiful views across the city. The roof can be accessed either by lift or stairs. With the duomo being the centre-point of Milan, no trip to this Italian city is complete without a visit to this historical building.

Price per person: From £125 based on 2 people.

Lake Maggiore Day Trip
Isola Bella, Borromee Islands, Milan

Eescape from the city for a day by optingt for an island hop experience to Lake Maggiore, surrounded by majestic Alps and beautiful scenic gardens. You will be taken to Stresa, (around 1.5 hrs) for some time shopping, before your shared 2hr panoramic boat cruise on the lake, enjoying fresh crystalline waters. You will visit all three of the Borromee Islands – Isola Madre, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella, before arriving back at Stresa to resume your private transfer back to Milan.

Please note this is available from 01 April – 20 October on Sundays only

Price per person: From £80

Second Night at La Scala Opera
La Scala Opera house, Milan

If you want a second night at the opera or even one night at the ballet, then schedule and availability permitting, why not add in another fantastic experience.

Price Per Person: Ballet From – £235 / Opera From – £385

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What's included & departure airports

What's Included?

  • La Scala opera tickets in the best seats in the house
  • Self Guided Audio Tour of Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper
  • 3 nights with breakfast at Hotel de la Ville
  • Private airport transfers
  • Flights

 

Departure airports:

  • Birmingham
  • Dublin
  • Edinburgh
  • Gatwick
  • Heathrow
  • Leeds
  • London City
  • Luton
  • Manchester
  • Stansted

Our international clients are welcome to book their own flights.

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Italian Short Breaks

If you want to experience opera in more than one setting, why not consider our Opera Trio break. Start your trip in Venice witnessing the opera in La Fenice Opera house. Then move onto Verona where your opera takes place in an open-air Roman arena. Finish your trip in Milan at La Scala Opera house, arguably one of the very best opera houses in the world.

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Reviews & Feedback

Reviews & Feedback

Thank you for organising our trip to Milan. We had a fantastic time and everything on our visit schedule went to plan. Our tour guide Alex was very informative and the tour of the Duomo and the Last Supper was most enjoyable. The seats at La Scala were perfect and the opera Don Giovanni was outstanding. It was the perfect trip to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Diane & Wilf

The travel plan worked perfectly — Flybe airline superb; transfers on time; Grand Rosa hotel excellent; opera & ballet voucher-to-ticket exchange smooth; La Scala theatre itself, the stall seats, help from staff, and performances, wonderful.

Robert

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