Big deal for opera fan

TOPFLIGHT will cater for opera buffs for the duration of the famous Verona festival which runs from June 19 to August 30 in the restored third century Roman amphitheatre.

The company reports a sharp increase in interest for packages to Lake Garda this year after a slow start, and offers flights from Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

Excursions to the opera can be arranged easily and tickets are available for the 87th festival programme which includes Carmen, Aida, Turandot and Tosca as well as Barbiere Di Siviglia. Tickets from €80. On July 24 Placido Domingo will celebrate his ruby anniversary at event. The special recital includes a performance of the last acts of Otello, Cyrano de Bergerac and Carmen. 80 for unnumbered seating and €209 for numbered seating.

Package deals from Ireland with Topflight in June begin from about €630 per person sharing. Call Topflight on 00-353-1-2401700 or visit

Tour America has just added a comprehensive escorted tour programme for the remainder of the summer, after teaming up with Titan HiTours.

Titan has built up their reputation over the past 32 years with long-serving managers, a fleet of company-owned luxury coaches and huge access to hotel accommodation.

Right now there is a €150 discount per booking for a 16-day California and The Golden West programme. With flights from Dublin, Cork or Shannon, all transfers and excursions are included in packages that start from €1,700 per person sharing. Information from 01-8173500 or visit

British Airways will operate a new route from Heathrow to Las Vegas later this year — with excellent connection times for Irish travellers.

The service starts on October 25, departing Dublin and Cork at noon and arriving in Las Vegas at 19.20.

Fares are pitched at €670 (including taxes), but Simon Daly, British Airways sales manager for Ireland, says there could be special offers for travel during specific periods. The daily service will be operated by a three class Boeing 777 offering Club World with fully flat beds.

ALOHA Holidays is offering honeymooners and holidaymakers a 10-night package in four star hotels in Las Vegas and Hawaii from €1,615 per person, including taxes.

This is just one of the special 2009 offers available on the company website, All packages can be combined with stopover.

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