Price from £149.95 per person*
Departs 18th Mar 2017
Single person supplement : £50.00 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. Now in its 29th year, this is the classical music concert for your eyes as well as your ears. Imagine the rousing thrill of Handel's Hallelujah Chorusto a synchronised laser light show, Sousa's Liberty Bell Marchin pulsing scarlet stripes or Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustrain rhapsodies of iridescent sky blue.
Here's the full rundown...
Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra
Saint–Saens Finale from Organ Symphony No. 3
Handel Hallelujah Chorus
Sousa Liberty Bell March
Jenkins Benedictus from The Armed Man
Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers
Puccini O Soave Fanciulla
Suppe Light Cavalry Overture
Verdi Sempre Libera & Brindisi from La Traviata
Denza Funiculi, Funicula
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March No.1, "Land of Hope and Glory"
Puccini Nessun Dorma
Arne Rule, Britannia!
Tchaikovsky 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 know more of the pieces than you realise. For instance, Liberty Bellis better known as theMonty Pythontheme and of course Zarathustra was the main theme to the legendary Kubrick film 2001, A Space Odyssey.
What with old favourites like Nessun Dorma, Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and a finale of fireworks, cannons and the 1812 Overture, you're in for a thundering good time, and 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 at loose in 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)
Overnight stay at a choice of 4 star central London hotels with full English breakfast
A Choir ticket with a face value of £25 for an evening performance of Classical Spectacular at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 18th March 2017(Ticket upgrades are available at a supplement - see list below)
Free time in London
VAT at 20%
Book an extra night for just £69.95pp*.
* Based on two people sharing a room. A room for single person occupancy is offered, subject to availability, at a supplement of £50pp per night.
TICKET UPGRADES, SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Front Circle ticket
with face value of £36 for a supplement of £12pp
Front Arena ticket
with face value of £46 for a supplement of £24pp
with face value of £60 for a supplement of £40pp
Choir seats are situated at the rear and to the sides of the stage, behind the performers.
Saturday Take the morning train to London from your local station. You have a choice of central 4 star London hotels, either very close by or easy to reach by tube. Hotel check–ins are normally around 3 – 4pm but if you like you can go directly to your hotel and leave your luggage with reception. In the evening make your way to Kensington and the Royal Albert Hall (around half a mile from Knightsbridge Tube station). The performance starts at 7.30pm and you have a Choir ticket with a face value of £25, with upgrades available. Return to your hotel after the show.
Sunday Start the day with a full English breakfast, then your time is your own to explore London until it's time to make your way to the station for your train in the mid / late afternoon.
Alternatively you can make a long weekend of it by booking an extra night with breakfast at your hotel for just £69.95pp*.
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)
Crowne Plaza London Docklands, London
The Crowne Plaza London Docklands is located in Londons thriving Docklands area, just a very short walk from DLR Royal Victoria, and close to Canary Wharf.
Hilton Docklands Riverside Hotel, London
Located on the River Thames and with fabulous views of the river and Canary Wharf, the Hilton London Docklands Riverside hotel provides a fantastic base for your stay in London.
Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London
There are over 900 rooms in this striking 27 storey tower and many of the bedrooms have spectacular views across London.
Novotel London Excel, London
Located in the London Docklands area right next to the ExCeL exhibition centre and within easy reach of the O2 arena, Canary Wharf and London City Airport, this contemporary waterfront hotel boasts views over the Royal Victoria Dock.
Thistle Euston, London
The Thistle Euston offers affordable luxury accommodation just a short walk from Euston station.
Thistle Kensington Gardens, London
Located on Bayswater Road with views over Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, the 4 star Thistle Kensington Gardens hotel is ideally located for a leisurely stay in London.
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.
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 £20.00 per person.
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