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Verdi Music Tour 
Parma and Cremona

Italy music tour
all year around

IN VERDI'S FOOTSTEPS

Daily departures 1Mar-20Dec
from Euro 1175

Parma Verdi music tour
On this music tour to Italy we are celebrating several giants of the music world, including Monteverdi, the father of Opera and Verdi, the most dramatic composer of the Italian operas. Learn the secrets of violin making in Cremona, the charming city of Stradivarius, travel to Parma, famous for its opera house where several of Verdiís works were premiered and also for Toscanini whose modest birthplace shows many important memorabilia form the famous conductorís life. Visit nearby Roncola, the house where Verdi learned to love music in his motherís womb and Bussetto where he created his first famous operas. We included lunch for you in a typical pub where delicious prosciutto and bubbling wine is served with Verdiís operas. Continue as an optional tour with visits to nearby medieval castles.

Package includes:

  • One way first class rail ticket from Cremona to Parma 

In Parma:

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation at the centrally located 3star Hotel Button or 4star Starhotel Du Parc or Hotel Maria Luiga with daily breakfast and taxes
  • Full day private guided tour with private car and driver in Parma area (including Roncole, visit Verdi House where Verdi was born, St Michaels Church, Villa Verdi in St. Agatha, visit the Casa Barezzi Museum and Teatro Verdi in Busseto, lunch at the Salsamenteria Baratta in Busseto center (supplement on Sundays: Euro 65 per tour)

Optional visit with tasting at the Parmesan cheese factory: Euro 10 per person

  • Guided private music tour of Parma (4 hours walking tour) visiting Cathedral, Baptistery, House of Music, Farnese Theatre, Regio Theatre, Verdi Monument, House in which Toscanini was born 
  • One concert or opera ticket in Parma - good category (extra surcharge for tickets during Verdi Festival - October: Euro 50 per person)
    (Optional round trip private car transfer from hotel to Theater if performance is in Bussetto or other theater not in Parma center: Euro 250 per car) - Teatro Regio is in Parma center and walking distance from the centrally located hotels  
    Entrance fees in Parma are extra (approximately 40Euro per person)

In Cremona:

  • 2nights hotel accommodation at 3 star Hotel Astoria or Hotel Visconti or at 4star Hotel Impero or Hotel Continental
  • Cremona card (discounts for cultural performance tickets and entrance fees) 
  • 1 concert ticket (good category to Monteverdi Festival or any other cultural performance)
  • Private guided walking tour of Cremona for 3 hours including a visit to the violin makers
  • Entrance to Stradivari Museum , Civic Museum, Palazzo Comunale and the Historical Collection of Ancient Instruments (entrance fees are extra, discounted with Cremona card aproximately 15 Euro per person payable locally)
  • One dinner at a typical local restaurant (4 course)

Package price 2013 in Euro based on 2 people traveling together ($ rate varies depending the exchange):

2014 and 2015 prices on request

Hotel category - Parma 3nights / Cremona 2nights Package Price per person based on double occupancy Per person based on single occupancy** Price per person based on triple occupancy 
3 star - standard 1175 1381 RQ
Extra nights in Cremona 50 69 44
Extra nights  in Parma 87 143 RQ
4 star - first class 1294 1643 RQ
Extra nights in Cremona 59 89 54
Extra nights in Parma 120 216 RQ

* US$ rate varies depending the exchange rate   

* *Add to package price Euro 573 if passenger is traveling alone 

*During holidays, special fair period surcharge may apply!

Hotel category - Parma 3nights Package only (no Cremona)
no rail ticket included
Price per person based on double occupancy Per person based on single occupancy** Price per person based on triple occupancy 
3 star - standard 882 1050 RQ
4 star - first class 983 1272 RQ

Add to package price (Parma only) if passenger is traveling alone: Euro 485
 

Hotel category - Cremona 2nights Package only (no Parma)
no rail ticket included
Price per person based on double occupancy Per person based on single occupancy** Price per person based on triple occupancy 
3 star - standard 275 313 263
4 star - first class 293 353 282

Add to Package price (Cremona only) if passenger is traveling alone: Euro 88

Extensions to other cities in Italy or in other European countries are available on request!

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