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COUNTRY HOUSES of IRELAND
What do you mean by LUXURY tours?
OPERA IS tours have three defining characteristics : gourmet food, copious wine and (especially) good company. They appeal most to people who appreciate travelling in comfort and style, whose normal expectations are high end.
We carefully select characterful 5 or 4 star hotels, a short walk (back) from the opera house and we usually stay for 3 nights in each city.
Our performance tickets are always first category.
Can you describe a TYPICAL DAY?
Our tours are designed to create a prudent balance between curated group experiences and ample individual time, and we are “paced for seniors”.
Breakfasts are always included and we meet for one top-class group dinner or lunch per day.
Most mornings, we enjoy guided visits to galleries, museums, and other important cultural sites.
Most afternoons are devoted to individual pursuits, including golf, shopping and napping.
Iain typically provides a background lecture before each performance – and enjoys the conflicting opinions and spirited debates in the bar after the performances.
If we travel between cities, it is by air or luxury coach.
What about AIRFARES?
Since many people combine our tours with additional family or other private visits, or prefer to travel “on points”, we do not include air with our pricing.
Our optimal group size is in the teens.
We strive for convivial compatibility – a group of good friends on holiday together.
As soon as everyone can feel safe, and there is widespread full vaccination, (summer or fall of 2022?) yes, we will travel together again.
“Iain’s top-of-the-line opera tours are wonderful experiences.”
“They are meticulously designed and expertly planned.”
K.S.P. (London ON)
“Each day creates a multitude of exciting new discoveries, but they are also carefully paced for seniors like me.”
J.R.P. (Toronto ON)
“Iain’s tours offer an optional balance of varied, guided “day” and “evening” experiences and independent, personal time.”
C.N.S. (Toronto ON)