Price from £244.95 per person*
Departs 17th Nov 2017
Single person supplement : £100.00 per person
The eternal greats of classical music are flashes of cultural brilliance, jam–packed with patterns, pyrotechnics and musical explosions of colour and light that have never lost their sparkle. Wouldn't it be amazing if you could see all this as well as hear it?
Well that's exactly what you get with the Classical Spectacular at the Albert Hall. This is the classical music concert for your eyes as well as your ears. Imagine Verdi's Grand March from Aida to a synchronised laser light show, or Strauss's Blue Danube Waltz or Also Sprach Zarathustra in rhapsodies of iridescent sky blue.
ELGARNimrod (the Cenotaph Remembrance theme)
ORFFO Fortuna (aka the Old Spice advert)
PUCCINIO soave fanciulla (from La Bohème)
STRAUSSBlue Danube Waltz (2001 A Space Oddysey)
ROSSINIWilliam Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger)
VERDIGrand March from Aida
TCHAIKOVSKYSwan Lake Finale
VERDIBrindisi from La Traviata
STRAUSSAlso Sprach Zarathustra (2001 A Space Oddysey)
MASCAGNI Intermezzo & Easter Hymn from Cavalleria Rusticana
Also: Hornpipe, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and the 1812 Overture, with thundering cannons and indoor fireworks
Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this is no sombre and highbrow occasion, but a fun event where you'll recognise more of the pieces than you realise. For instance, Ravel's Bolero was made famous by ice skating stars Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, Rossini's William Tell Overture is best known as The Lone Ranger's theme tune and of course Zarathustra was the main theme to the legendary Kubrick film '2001, A Space Odyssey'.
What with twelve of the best–loved classical pieces of all time plus old favourites like Hornpipe, Jerusalem, Land of Hope and Glory and a finale of fireworks, cannons and the 1812 Overture, you're in for a thundering good time! With this great Omega break you also get return rail travel, choice of 4 star central London hotel with English breakfast, and some free time to explore London too.
Ready? Lights, baton, action...
This tour is organised and operated by Omega Holidays plc ABTA V4782 ATOL 6081
Return standard class rail travel from your chosen departure station to London (you may have to pay a supplement for your area, and first class is offered from most stations)
Two nights at a choice of 4 star central London hotels with full English breakfast
A Choir ticket (value £25) for an evening performance of Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 17 or Saturday 18 November 2017 (ticket upgrades available at a supplement)
Free time in London
VAT at 20%
* Based on two people sharing a room. A room for single person occupancy is offered, subject to availability, at a supplement of £100pp for the break.
TICKET UPGRADES, SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY:
Choir ticket, value £25; included
(Please note that Choir seats are located at the rear/sides of the stage, behind the orchestra)
Circle ticket, value £31; supplement of £7pp
Circle ticket, value £36; supplement of £14pp
Arena ticket, value £41; supplement of £20pp
Arena ticket, value £46; supplement of £25pp
Stalls ticket, value £61; supplement of £40pp
Friday Take the morning train to London from your local station, and make your way to your chosen hotel for check in from between 3pm and 4pm. If you arrive before your room is ready, you can leave your luggage with the hotel concierge, go out and enjoy the sights and shops, then check in formally later on in the evening. If you have chosen a Friday ticket for Classical Spectacular, make your way to Kensington and the Royal Albert Hall (nearest tube station is South Kensington on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines). The performance starts at 7.30pm and you have a Choir ticket (value £25), with upgrades available. Return to your hotel after the show.
Saturday Start the day with a full English breakfast, then your time is your own to explore London. Make your way to the Royal Albert Hall in the evening if you have a Saturday ticket for the show.
Sunday One final fortifying full English breakfast and then another day in London until it's time to make your way to the station for your train home in the mid/late afternoon.
Here are some example hotels or similar ones that we use for this break, actual availability may change with the travel date you choose.
Some hotels have an additional supplement per person, as shown below. Supplements are stated for the break (not per night)
Thistle Euston, London
The Thistle Euston offers affordable luxury accommodation just a short walk from Euston station.
Additional supplement from £10.00 per person.
Crowne Plaza London Kings Cross, London
The Crowne Plaza Kings Cross is a modern 4 star hotel situated between the City of London and the West End.
Additional supplement from £20.00 per person.
Tower Guoman Hotel, London
One of London's most prestigious addresses, the Tower Guoman overlooks the Thames and is located next to two World Heritage Sites, Tower Bridge and The Tower of London. You can enjoy one of the finest outlooks in London with the majority of rooms offering breathtaking views over the River Thames, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, St Katharine's Dock and the City of London beyond.
Additional supplement from £30.00 per person.
Guoman Cumberland Hotel, London
Directly opposite Marble Arch, The Cumberland is a world class luxury hotel located on Oxford Street, close to Park Lane, and offers the very highest levels of first class comfort and service.
Additional supplement from £40.00 per person.
Guoman Grosvenor Hotel, London
This elegant and spacious 4 star Victorian London hotel is one of London's finest hotels and is located very near to Victoria railway station and also Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.
Additional supplement from £40.00 per person.
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All breaks featured are organised by Omega Holidays plc - ABTA V4782, ATOL Protected 6081, part of the Omega Holidays Group plc, White Cross, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ. ATOL Protection extends primarily to customers who book and pay in the United Kingdom. All insurance premiums quoted include IPT. VAT number: GB 483 0044 68