With Tosca (Harteros & Kaufmann), Pelléas and Mélisande (Selig, Koch, Bliss, Gerhaer), Parsifal (Finley, Stemme), La fanciulla del West (Bystrom, Volle, Lee), Tannhäuser (Anger, Vogt, Snell, Petersen), plus a Samuel Coleridge-Taylor concert.
Superb meals and guided tours; Day trip to Regensburg.
5-star Bayerischer Hof Hotel.
Munich has one of the finest opera festivals in the world, and we will see and hear the best singers in the world perform with one of the finest orchestras on the planet in 2024. As always, we will present a tour in a way that no one else can–with best seats in all venues, the finest guide in the city, Deluxe rooms at the 5-star Bayerischer Hof Hotel, and superb meals and daytime events.
Our touring will include the unparalleled visual art experiences to be had in Munich, as well as a day trip to the UNECO World Heritage city of Regensburg.
This tour is limited to 18 guests and sells out quickly each year. To register now, click here.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Departures from your country of residence (for overnight flights).
SUNDAY, JULY 21
Upon arrival at Munich Airport, you are met and transferred to the 5-star Hotel Bayerischer Hof in the city centre.
19.00 Gather in the hotel’s Garden Restaurant for a Welcome Dinner.
MONDAY, JULY 22
10.00 Following breakfast, included at the hotel each morning, we embark on a private walking tour of the city’s historic centre.
13.00 Lunch is included afterward at the Zum Franziskaner.
18.00 In the evening we walk to our first performance at the Prinzregententheater, Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande. 19.00 curtain.
Conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Director Jetske Mijnssen
Arkel Franz Josef Selig
Genevieve Sophie Koch
Pelléas Ben Bliss
Golaud Christian Gerhaer
Melisande Sabine Devieilhe
Yniold Soloist(s) of the Tölz Boys' Choir
A doctor Martin Snell
TUESDAY, JULY 23
10.00 Meet in the lobby and tour through the Englischer Garten by rickshaw, ending with lunch at the Seehaus Beer Garden (12.30).
14.30 Coach return the hotel after lunch.
16.30 Gather and walk to the Nationaltheater for a performance of Parsifal (17.00), featuring Gerald Finley, Balint Szabo, Tareq Nazmi and Nina Stemme.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
10.00 Gather in lobby and depart for a tour at the Alte Pinakothek (Old Picture Gallery), one of the finest visual art experiences in the world.
Lunch is at leisure.
17.15 Gather in the lobby and depart for an early dinner at Brasserie Les Deux before a concert of works by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor at the rococo Cuvilliés Theater. 20.00 start.
THURSDAY, JULY 25
10.00 Today we embark by private coach for a tour to the Medieval town of Regensburg, with it’s stunning Gothic cathedral.
14.00 Lunch is included at the wonderful Roter Hahn.
17.00 Back at the hotel, where the evening is at leisure.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
10.00 We gather in the lobby and board our coach for a private tour of the Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (Egyptian Museum), a small collection of the highest quality, deserving of its international renown.
13.15 Lunch is included at Cafe Luitpold.
18.30 Depart for the Nationaltheater and a performance of Puccini's La fanciulla del West. 19.00 curtain.
Minnie Malin Bystrom
Jack Rance Michael Volle
Dick Johnson Yonghoon Lee
Nick Kevin Conners
Ashby Balint Szabo
SATURDAY, JULY 27
10.00 Gather in the lobby and depart for a tour the stunning Residenz, the largest city palace in Germany and today the home of room decorations and displays from former royal collections.
13.00 Lunch is included at the Brenner Grill.
18.30 Depart for the Nationaltheater for our second night of Puccini in a row: Tosca (19.00 curtain). Tonight features superstars Anja Harteros and Jonas Kaufmann.
SUNDAY, JULY 28
Enjoy the morning at leisure.
14.00 We enjoy a Farewell Lunch at Spatenhaus an der Opera before Tannhäuser at the Nationaltheater. 17.00 curtain.
Hermann Ain Anger
Tannhäuser Klaus Florian Vogt
Wolfram von Eschenbach André Schuen
Walther von der Vogelweide Jonas Hacker
Biterolf Martin Snell
Henry the scribe Andres Agudelo
Reinmar von Zweter Alexander Kopeczi
Elizabeth, niece of the landgrave Marlis Petersen
Venus Julia Matochkina
A young shepherd Emily Pogorelc
MONDAY, JULY 29
Transfers are included to Munich Airport for departure flights.
Top Category seats for 5 operas and 2 recitals
8 nights in Deluxe rooms at the Hotel Bayerischer Hof (5-star)
Full breakfast daily, 6 lunches and 2 dinners
Private tours as listed
On-site Tour Direction
Comprehensive Tour Guidebook
Flights are not included in tour pricing. Return flights should be booked to Munich for arrival on July 21, departure on July 29.
We provide airport/rail station—hotel transfers for arrivals and departures within within 3 days of the start/end of our tour. We also provide transfers for group meals and performances that are beyond a 10 minute walk.
There is minimal walking with some stairs during the guided tours. As for all of our tours, we are happy to accommodate you regardless of your mobility level. Please make clear your mobility concerns at the time of registration. We provide transfers for group meals and performances that are beyond a 10 minute walk.
We strongly recommend that all tour members purchase cancellation insurance upon registration. We can assist you with this, though you are welcome to purchase a policy at your own discretion. For more information about our travel insurance, click here.
Your Tour Director
For over three decades, Richard has journeyed to over 140 countries on all seven continents. His world is a daily immersion in cultural and educational realms which he passionately shares with fellow travelers and friends. An expert organizer and always engaging host, Richard has worked with Aria Tours since 2010.