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Glyndebourne Tour Autumn 2022

La bohème and The Marriage of Figaro

Glynde Place and Scotney Castle

Buxted Park Hotel, nr Uckfield
12 – 14 October 2022 (2 nights)

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Glyndebourne Touring during the autumn is the rather more informal season of world-class opera that takes place in the iconic setting of the Glyndebourne Opera House. Nestled in a valley set in mature gardens in the countryside, the opera house adjoins an Edwardian house and occupies the site of the old theatre.  Enjoy two evenings at Glyndebourne starting with Puccini’s  La bohème.  An opera with wonderfully vivid, bustling scenes of Parisian life accompanied by a score that has seduced generations of audiences. Comedy and tragedy are woven tightly together in an irresistible flow of melody and drama. Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro Mozart's is a chaotic whirlwind of mistaken identities, twists and turns, a comedy that takes place on a single crazy day.  From the first notes of the famous overture through to the Count’s lesson in marital fidelity, Mozart’s musical invention conveys a story in which the women are portrayed as wiser, shrewder and more civilised than the men!

The timing of the performances on both days necessitates dining afterwards and a prompt departure to Glyndebourne on the first day.

Wednesday 12 October:  Arrive and check into the Buxted Park Hotel.   Depart at 3 pm prompt by coach for Glyndebourne and the 4 pm performance of La bohème.  Where possible your rooms will be available before 2.30 pm but this cannot be guaranteed.  There will be time on returning to the hotel after the opera to settle into your rooms before dinner at 7.30pm.

Thursday 13 October: A leisurely morning departure by coach for Eastbourne to visit the the Towner Collection. An art gallery with an ever-growing collection of British and international contemporary art, with a focus on landscape, women artists and the moving image. There is a well located café for purchasing an early light lunch before continuing for a visit and tour of Glynde Place.   An Elizabethan Manor House built in 1589 from local flint and stone from Normandy and extensively added to in the 18thC. There is a collection of Old Masters, family portraits, furniture, embroidery and silver all belonging to the family who have lived there for over 400 years. Then continue to nearby Glyndebourne for the afternoon 4 pm performance of The Marriage of Figaro.  Dinner will be at the hotel on your return from the opera.

Friday 14 October:  Check out of your rooms before a visit to the Victorian country mansion at Scotney Castle with its romantic picturesque garden and 14th century moated castle – return to the hotel for departure at 2 pm or Buxted station.

The Buxted Park Hotel is an elegant Palladian four star country house hotel set in rolling parkland and a short drive from Uckfield.  Buxted Station has direct trains from London Bridge.  The property has a colourful history with visitors that included William Wordsworth, Winston Churchill and Marlon Brando.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 2 nights’ hotel accommodation, dinner and breakfast
  • All entries, tours and top price opera tickets
  • Coaching and Heritage Touring representative

Price per person: £670
Single supplement: £40 per night (£80)
(Double rooms for sole occupancy)
Non-refundable deposit:  £175 pp
National Trust members deduct £12

Please note – we can only hold our allocation of tickets for a short time – so please make your reservation as soon as possible.     Regretfully the hotel is fully booked on the night before (11th)  and after the tour.       

The Buxted Park Hotel, East Sussex

Each tour, unless stated otherwise in the tour details, includes welcome reception, hotel accommodation, dinner and breakfast, entry fees, guided tours and tickets where appropriate,  lunches and refreshments where stated, professional guide and executive coaching. 

You are asked to make your own travel arrangements to join each break at the hotel listed.  We are happy to give advice and where possible organise shared taxis from a rail station to the hotel and where appropriate the coach will finish a tour at the station. However we cannot take responsibility for individual travel bookings.

We strongly recommend that you take out holiday insurance for protection against any cancellation charges, loss of deposit and other eventualities even for holidays in the United Kingdom and for emergency medical expenses and injury, death, repatriation home if travelling abroad.   Heritage Touring does not offer or sell insurance but can give assistance in locating travel insurance companies. Travel insurance is mandatory for all passengers travelling abroad.