Longborough Festival

Longborough is a charming small village located near Broadway in the Cotswolds and is home to an opera house that hosts the annual festival.

Originally attracting a few local supporters of charities, the Longborough Festival first started life in a barn situated within the village. With growing popularity, the barn was converted into an opera house and the audiences continued to grow – reaching some 1,600 by 1997. The festival now offers high-quality performances every summer with popular operas appearing on the stage.

  • Tickets to Don Giovanni
  • Accompany a member of staff on a behind-the-scenes tour
  • Two nights’ accommodation in the beautiful Cotswolds
  • Meet a member of the cast after the evening performance

Itinerary 2019

Day 1

This evening, we meet our opera guide at the hotel for a welcome drink and the chance to meet a performer. Afterwards, we enjoy a leisurely dinner where we can acquaint ourselves with the other members of our tour group.

Hotel: The Broadway Hotel, Broadway
Meals: Dinner included

Day 2

This morning we will enjoy a private guided tour of the Broadway Museum and have some time to explore the village. After an independent lunch, we will have a talk on the opera we will see this evening before transferring to the opera house. Here we meet the people who work behind the scenes and they will give us an insight into what goes into making this festival run smoothly. Dinner is followed by a performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni.

Performance: Don Giovanni
Hotel: The Broadway Hotel, Broadway
Meals: Breakfast & dinner included

Day 3

We have breakfast at our hotel this morning and then the tour will come to an end.

Meals: Breakfast included

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in program; tips included
  5. Meals - Most meals included with wine at dinner
  6. Hotels
  7. Opera Tickets - Entry to all performances in the program. We request the seats in the centre stalls as these offer the best view although seats in boxes are usually more expensive. There is no guarantee that we will get the seats requested as availability is often limited. Where it is possible to avoid boxes as an alternative we will, but in some cases it may be the only option.

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2019 Tour Details

Fri 19th July - Sun 21st July



without flights

sgl supp: $375


Led By: Arina Mkrtchian

Guide Lecturer

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