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BOULDER ITALY 2025

Tour Description:

Embarking on a melodic journey through the enchanting landscapes of Italy and Croatia in 2025, Boulder High School, under the guidance of VaFeltre Tours, eagerly anticipates a harmonious exploration of musical heritage and cultural wonders. Touching down in the vibrant city of Milano, our orchestra group wastes no time delving into the rich tapestry of musical history, as we journey onwards to Cremona, the illustrious birthplace of Stradivarius and the venerable hub of violin craftsmanship.

 

Against the backdrop of Cremona's main piazza, our ensemble will weave symphonic melodies, paying homage to the timeless legacy of musical excellence. Venturing forth, our path leads us to the romantic allure of Verona, where a captivating walking tour awaits amidst Shakespearean charm and architectural splendor.

 

Embracing the serenity of the Dolomites near Bolzano, our melodies resonate amidst nature's grandeur, offering an unforgettable performance experience. Crossing borders into Croatia, we find solace in the tranquil embrace of an all-inclusive resort, where azure waters beckon and our harmonies find new horizons.

 

Our journey culminates amidst the timeless allure of Venice, where gondolas drift along winding canals, and every corner reveals tales of elegance and intrigue. As our final crescendo approaches, we bid farewell to Venice, our hearts brimming with melodies and memories, forever etched in the annals of our musical odyssey.

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TOUR ITINERARY

Dates: 

 

May 26, 2025 Departing Denver, CO  -  Arriving Milano, Italy May 27th 2025

June 6th, 2025 Departing Venice, Italy  -  Arriving Denver, CO June 6th, 2025

DAY 1 - Tuesday May 27th, 2025

 

TBD 

Welcome to Italy!!!

Head to Baggage Claim and after picking up your bags meet your Tour Directors; Lorna Holland & Dante! 

Time to use restrooms, get a coffee & snacks for the bus ride to Cremona.

18:00

Arrive Cremona

Check in our Hotel

Re-group in Lobby

19:00

Your Tour Director will escort you to Dinner

19:30

Group Dinner - Family Style

21:00

Return to Hotel

DAY 2 - Wednesday May 28th, 2025 - Performance

8:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast

Gather in lobby and meet your Local Tour Guides

Walking tour of historic center

Workshop visit to Violin Maker

The violin museum, including small performance of local musician playing an original Stradivarius violin

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Free time to explore

16:00

Return to Hotel and prepare for Clinic/Performance

17:00

Meet local conductor for one-hour workshop

18:00

Performance across Piazza del Duomo

20:00

Group Dinner

Return to Hotel

DAY 3 - Thursday May 29th, 2025

8:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast

We load the bus and head north. Our destination today is the City of Bolzano but we will make a stop along the way.

10:30

Arrive in Verona for a day Tour. We will have a local guide waiting for us for a morning stroll around Verona’s city sights and opera-related highlights

Lunch

See Verona Arena (Arena di Verona), known for its internationally acclaimed opera performances

Free time to shop & explore

16:00

Depart to Bolzano

17:30

Arrive Bolzano 

Intro Tour & Group Dinner

21:00

Check in Hotel

DAY 4 - Friday May 30th, 2025

8:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast

9:00

All Day Trip

Depart to Innsbruck, Austria

Local Guide walking tour

Museum, hikes, and shopping

Group Dinner

21:00

Return to Hotel

DAY 5 - Saturday May 31st, 2025 - Performance

8:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast

Performance location TBD

Local Guide for a stroll around the historic center.

Lunch TBD

Workshop/Clinic before performance

Performance

Dinner TBD

21:00

Return to Hotel

DAY 6 - Sunday June 1st, 2025 

7:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast

THEN ITS CROATIA!

8:30

Load Bags and Depart

Load the bus and head to Croatia.

12:30

We will stop in Portoroz along the way in Slovenia to enjoy a couple of hours at the Beach. Lunch and Beach life for the rest of the afternoon.

17:00

Depart Portoroz and head to our hotel in Pula, Croatia. Driving time: 1 h

Check in tour our hotel, freshen up and dinner at hotel.

 

DAY 7 - Monday June 2nd, 2025  - Performance

8:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast

Load bus and head to Pula and meet our local guide for walking tour

Visit the Amphitheater and go around ancient Roman city gates, to the market building, the ancient city with Roman mosaic, Forum and Cathedral and ends at the Venetian Fortress.

12:30

Lunch in Pula

Free time to shop

Go back to Hotel

Dinner

Performance at 9pm in Pula

Return to Hotel

DAY 8 - Tuesday June 3rd, 2025

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL

7:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast

9:00 

Board a Boat Tour! Boat tour to one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic. We are sailing from Pula harbor visiting the most attractive places on the West coast of Istria peninsula. We sail through Brijuni Archipelago on the way to our first stop, the medieval town of Rovinj. A Local Tour Guide takes you through the old town and the church of Santa Eufemia-the patron Saint of the city of Rovinj. Upon finishing the visit of the town we sail towards Lim Fjord and enjoy the lunch and panoramic view of Lim Fjord. After 1 hour panorama, we stop at an Island for siesta time and swimming. Includes lunch on board with different menu options, local guide in Rovinj and admission to the national park.

16:00

Return to Hotel

Enjoy more time on the Beach

Dinner at Hotel

DAY 9 - Wednesday June 4th, 2025

7:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast

8:00

Load bus and dirve to final destination:

VENICE!

13:30

Arrive Venice

Check in hotel

Time to relax, freshen up and get ready to go to Venice for Dinner and Concert

18:30

Group Dinner

20:00

Depart for Concert Theater Scuola Grande of San Teodoro - Maestri in period costumes, an antique venetian palace. I Musici Veneziani Orchestra, is formed of some of the most skillful Venetian musicians and singers. Specializing in the interpretation of classical-operatic musical production from the 1700 and 1800’s, the Orchestra has an excellent reputation for an authentic sound and brilliant interpretation ensuring that each concert is an unforgettable experience. The performances are enhanced by fabulous period costumes and antique jewels created from original sketches from the 1700’s.

22:00

Return to Hotel

DAY 10 - Thusday June 5th, 2025

7:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast 

Meet our escorts in the lobby and depart to Venice. 4 groups, staggered as the day before.

9:00

Meet our tour guides at Campo Bortolomeo

Private Guided tour that includes:

St. Mark’s Basilica (Skip the Line) -Visit inside

Terraces of St. Mark’s Basilica – Visit inside

30-minute gondola ride (6 guests per gondola)

Headsets when appropriate, so you can always hear your guide

View of Grand Canal

Rialto Bridge

Marco Polo’s house

Campo SS Giovanni e Paolo

Campo SM Formosa

Bridge of Sighs

Columns of San Marco and the Lion of Venice

12:30

Lunch on your own

Free time to Explore

3:45

Arrive at meeting point for afternoon Opera/Theater

La Traviata - Musica a Palazzo offers a new way of experiencing the grand Opera. The Opera is a travelling show and each act is set in a different hall of one of the most fascinating Venetian palaces: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto. www.musicapalazzo.com

6:30

Dinner

8:30

Return to Hotel

DAY 11 - Friday June 6th, 2025

7:00

Buongiorno, It's breakfast 

​Transfer to Venice Marco Polo Airport

Be depressed on the way to the airport

ALL TOURS INCLUDE:

 

24/7 Tour Director from VaFeltre Tours

Local Guides as listed on Itinerary

Hotel Lodging 

All Breakfasts as listed 

MotorCoach and Professional Driver throughout the tour (11 Days)

10 Dinners 

Entrances as listed on Itinerary

Instrument Rental for Performances

(8 Cellos and 4 Bases)

1 Guest Conductor for Clinic

Airfare ***

Airfare will determined in July 2024 and pricing may be adjusted accordingly.

NOTES:

As we begin making bookings and reservations we will add all important notes in this section below.

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