PLACES WE STAY
Saturnia & International Hotel enjoys a strategic position in town as it is located on one of the main streets in the heart of Venice, five minutes from the famous St. Mark’s Square.
The Hotel Pierre Florence is housed in a 13th century historic building and is situated in the heart of the historic centre of Florence, just a few steps from Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo and Uffizi Gallery.
Royal Sporting Hotel, Portovenere occupies a stunning beachfront location, perfect for exploring the Cinque Terre and the surrounds of this magnificent region.
Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Sorrento offering views of the Bay of Naples and the city of Sorrento. This 4 star hotel is 1km away from the central square, Piazza Tasso.
Marriott Grand Hotel Flora Roma is a 5 star historic hotel, located in the heart of Rome, close to the Borghese Gallery & Park. Its breakfast terrace enjoys sweeping views over Rome.
Regina Palace Hotel, Stresa, located beside Lake Maggiore, was built in 1908. This beautiful, elegant hotel is centrally located only 5 minutes walk from the town and is surrounded by parkland.
Due Torri Hotel, Verona is a 5 star historic hotel set in the heart of Verona and situated a short walk from the famous Verona Arena.
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Andrea Bocelli in Teatro del silenzio, in the Tuscan Hills
Opera performance at the newly restored La Fenice Opera House, one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
Tour of La Fenice Opera House & stroll to Venice markets.
Performance of La Traviata at the Venetian Palace, Musica palazzo.
Visit to Lucca, Puccini's birth place and visit his house. Opera concert at the Puccini Festival or opera at Torre del Lago dependent on availability.
Opera performances at St Mark’s English Church.
Folklore show at the Teatro Tasso, featuring famous Neapolitan songs.
Tickets to Carmen and Aida, Verdi's most spectacular opera, at Verona Arena!
A second opera performance at Verona Arena. (Note we are in Verona Friday and Saturday when the best operas are performed).
Romeo and Juliet Ballet presented by Rome Opera, at the Caracalla Baths.
Final night dinner with drinks in a wonderful restaurant, the walls of which are covered by photos of opera singers past and present.
Every customer is required to take out insurance for all international travel when taking a trip with Operatunity Ltd. We have our own travel insurance broker and we invite you to ring direct for your insurance requirements.
Phone Harriet on 09 3629038 Or email Harriet.firstname.lastname@example.org. You are of course welcome to make your own insurance arrangements for travel, just be sure that your insurance policy covers you extensively especially when travelling to certain countries such as USA with its high health costs.
Operatunity provides group senior travel and with this in mind we plan trips to suit our target market. But not every trip is created equal in terms of mobility. We want to give you the best possible experience but that will only be achieved if you are able to enjoy everything that our trips have to offer.
Most of our long haul trips require a better level of mobility. We will look after everyone as well as we possibly can, but we cannot look after one at the expense of the rest of the group. We also cannot have one person slowing the rest of group to the point where the group is not able to enjoy every experience we are able to provide.
With this in mind we have put a mobility clause into every trip. Under each explanation here I have popped a statement. Ask yourself if this is ‘you’, when booking on a trip.
None of the following mobility clauses preclude you from ordering a wheelchair at the airport if required.
1. GENTLE TOUR This tour will suit most people, even with a stick or a walker, but sorry not someone in a wheelchair. The activity level is gently paced, but you still need to be able to get on and off buses easily. There will be walking, but not a lot. “I love travelling, but at a gentle pace. I like to avoid stairs or too much activity, but I am able to get on and off buses easily.”
2. EASY TOUR This tour will suit people with a stick, but not a walker. You will be required to walk to get from place to place and stand in museums, but it is designed to be an easy tour with lots of times to rest, travel on a coach and walk easy leisurely distances. ”Walking is fine. I can get on and off a coach. I am happy to stand for an hour or two in museums and galleries and gently stroll through places of interest. I am happy to climb the odd set of stairs.”
3. MODERATE WALKING TOUR This tour requires a better level of fitness with no wheelchairs or walkers. Generally, there may be times when we can’t get the coach close. In some of our Pacific Island tours we will need you to transfer onto a tender and walk on soft sand. We also will have much longer flights and long walks through airports. “I like walking at a moderate pace. I love to keep my days full and experience everything the tour has to offer. Stairs, tender transfers and cobblestones don’t bother me.”
4. EXPLORING TOUR This is still a moderately paced tour, but you will be required to walk longer distances, walk on cobblestones and stand in museums. To really get the best out of this tour you need to be able to stand or walk for a couple of hours comfortably, be it at a leisurely pace. “I like to spend most of the day exploring. Whether walking historic neighbourhoods on cobblestones at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, I want my days full. Stairs don’t bother me and I am keen to see and do as much as I can with the odd day off to recuperate.”