ITALY & CROATIA MUSICAL TOUR
Day 1 - Adventure Takes Flight!
Today marks the beginning of our grand adventure! Gather at Denver Airport, your gateway to an incredible journey. Remember to arrive early to ensure a smooth departure. VaFeltre Tours is here to assist you with check-in and airport formalities. As you board the plane, embrace the excitement, and don't forget to stay hydrated throughout your flight!
Day 2 - Buongiorno, Italy!
Arrival day! Your plane touches down in the vibrant city of Milan (MXP). After customs and immigration, you'll be greeted by your dynamic Tour Directors, Dante and Lorna, ready to kickstart your Italian adventure. Welcome to Italy! Dante and Lorna will help you get comfortably settled into your respective coach buses, one of which even has a trailer for your beloved instruments.
Our journey begins with a scenic drive to the charming town of Cremona. Upon arrival at our cozy hotels, we'll drop off our luggage and regroup in the lobby. And the best part? Dinner will be a communal feast, enjoyed family-style. Let's toast to the start of an unforgettable trip!
Day 3 - Cremona, the Melody of Violins
Rise and shine to a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Afterward, gather in the lobby to meet our local guide for a captivating walking tour of the historic center. Prepare to be enchanted by Cremona's musical history!
We'll then dive into the world of violin craftsmanship with a visit to a renowned violin maker's workshop. But that's not all! Our next stop is the Violin Museum, where you'll be treated to a soul-stirring performance by a local musician playing an original Stradivarius violin.
Lunchtime beckons for your culinary exploration, followed by free time to wander and soak up the city's unique charm. As the sun sets, we'll return to our hotel to prepare for a clinic and performance that promises to be music to your ears. You'll work closely with a local conductor to fine-tune your skills before taking the stage across the enchanting Piazza del Duomo.
Our day crescendos with a delectable dinner at Ristorante Il Violino, and we'll return to our comfortable lodgings in high spirits.
Day 4 - Verona's Romance & Bolzano's Beauty
After a scrumptious breakfast and check-out from the hotel, we'll embark on an enchanting journey to Verona, a city steeped in romance and history. A local guide awaits us for a morning stroll through Verona's iconic sights, including opera-related highlights.
Lunch will fuel our exploration before we continue northward to the captivating city of Bolzano. Upon arrival, we'll check into our hotel and savor a delicious dinner.
Day 5 - Innsbruck & Alpine Adventures
Start your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Today, we set our course for Innsbruck, an alpine gem awaiting our exploration. The day promises a blend of culture, nature, and adventure.
Returning to our hotel late in the afternoon, we'll gather for a well-deserved dinner.
Day 6 - Feltre's Timeless Beauty
Morning's breakfast at the hotel fuels our spirits for the journey ahead. At 9:00 AM, we'll head to the ancient city of Feltre, a place steeped in history and charm. Our local guide will lead us on a delightful stroll through the historic center, with lunch options awaiting your selection.
Before the grand performance, we'll engage in a workshop/clinic to fine-tune our musical talents. As the sun sets, prepare for a mesmerizing performance that will resonate through the ages.
Dinner arrangements will add the perfect crescendo to our day, but the location remains a delightful surprise! Our return to the hotel promises a night of restful slumber.
Day 7 - Slovenian Sunshine & Croatian Coast
With breakfast at the hotel, we're ready for a day filled with sun, sea, and adventure. Our journey takes us to Croatia, but not without a delightful stop in Slovenia.
We'll bask in the sun's embrace at the beach in Portoroz, where relaxation and beach life await. Towel and chair rentals, showers, and charming restaurants are at your disposal for an unforgettable coastal experience.
As the day winds down, we'll make our way to Pula, Croatia, and check into our hotel. Freshen up and savor a delectable dinner.
Day 8 - Pula's Roman Wonders
With a satisfying breakfast at the hotel, we set out to explore the historic city of Pula. A local guide will lead us on a captivating walking tour, unveiling Pula's rich history.
Our adventure includes a visit to the awe-inspiring Amphitheater and a journey through ancient Roman city gates, market buildings, mosaic-adorned streets, and more. Lunch in Pula fuels our explorations.
Following your free time for shopping and personal discovery, we'll return to our hotel and prepare for an exhilarating performance under the stars at 9 pm in Pula. The night concludes with a return to our comfortable lodgings.
Day 9 - Island Paradise & Adriatic Dreams
Today, we embark on a boat tour to one of the most enchanting places in the Adriatic. Our journey starts in Pula harbor, where we'll sail through the mesmerizing Brijuni Archipelago en route to the medieval town of Rovinj.
A local tour guide will accompany us through Rovinj's charming old town, sharing tales of its history and culture. Lunch on board promises panoramic views of Lim Fjord, making this a meal to remember.
After a relaxing siesta and a refreshing swim on a picturesque island, we'll return to our hotel. Beach lovers will have more time to soak up the sun. Dinner at the hotel puts the finishing touch on another glorious day.
Day 10 - Venice Beckons!
With breakfast at the hotel, we embark on the final leg of our journey to the captivating city of Venice. The drive promises scenic beauty and anticipation of what lies ahead.
Arriving in Venice, we check into our comfortable hotel and have time to relax, freshen up, and prepare for a magical evening. Dinner awaits at Ristorante Pizzeria Al Teatro Goldoni, setting the stage for a night of enchantment.
The highlight of the evening is a visit to the Scuola Grande of San Teodoro, where the I Musici Veneziani Orchestra will transport us back in time. Dressed in period costumes, the orchestra's performance promises to be an unforgettable experience, resonating through the centuries. We return to our hotel at 10:00 PM, hearts full of Venice's musical magic.
Day 11 - Venice Unveiled & Grand Finale
Begin the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for a day of exploration, divided into four groups for personalized experiences. We'll meet our escorts in the lobby and set off to uncover the secrets of Venice.
Private guided tours include St. Mark's Basilica, its magnificent terraces, and a 30-minute gondola ride with breathtaking views. Discover the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, Marco Polo's house, and more.
Lunch is a leisurely affair on your own, followed by free time to explore
Day 12 - Departure Day
It's time to bid farewell. For those on the group airline reservation, transportation to the airport is included. Others can join if their plans align. If not, you'll have to make your own way to the airport as we head back home.
Tour Director, Consultant
About this Tour:
Town of Feltre
1 Clinic, 2 Performances.
Luxury Motor coach through out the duration of the tour.
9 Full Breakfasts
All entrances listed on the itinerary
24/7 English Speaking Tour Directors
Instruments: 4 Bases, 8 Cellos, and one Piano
Tour Director, Consultant