Imagine travelling through Verona and Venice on a magical opera cruise. Italy is a delightful holiday destination and hotel barge operator European Waterways is running a memorable Opera Cruise departing on 20th August travelling on the 20-passengers La Bella Vita.

From the moment your holiday begins guests will experience the beauty of the opera and visit the fascinating Arena Museo Opera museum. Afterwards a sumptuous dinner will be provided in the delightful courtyard restaurant. Even better will be a fabulous performance for guests of one of the much loved opera, Bizet's Carmen. Front stall seats will enhance guests experience in the magnificent setting of the Roman amphitheatre, the Arena di Verona.

After a memorable evening and overnight stay, the next morning guests will enjoy a walking tour of Verona before being transferred from their hotel and en route to embark La Bella Vita in Venice.

During the 6-nights cruise, there are visits to some wonderful baroque theatres such as Gran Teatro La Fenice. Guests can also visit the famous fish market in Chioggia, the Schifanoia Palace in Ferrara and the stunning Ducal Palace in Mantua.

Naturally, the food on board La Bella Vita will be delicious and prepared daily by the talented on-board chef, accompanied, of course, by fine Italian wines.

Package details:

A 7-nights cruise, including a one-night, pre-cruise stay in a 4-star hotel in Verona; the evening in Verona at the opera; all gourmet meals on board; fine wines, an open bar, the daily escorted excursions, admissions and local transfers.

The fully-crewed, 7-nights itinerary, based on double occupancy, costs from £2,650 per person.

Cruising in Europe takes some beating and ensures a hassle-free holiday getaway. Telephone 01753 598555 to find out more about the Opera Cruise and other cruises.