If you’re a music lover, and want to see music festivals, live bands, classical singing and perhaps meet people with similar interests, then booking a music tour with Saga is a brilliant way to relax on holiday and indulge in your favourite pastime.
We offer many specialised over 50s interest tours that focus on music, in jazz, opera or classical music. We’ve listed a few of our most popular front running music tours to pique your interest (and your ears):
Explore a wide variety of genres and musical eras on a special interest music holiday Find out more here.
Classical and Opera Music Tours
Recommended holiday: Verona Opera Festival Music Tour
The home of opera and the inspiration for Shakespeare’s most famous work, Verona is the place to tour if you want to inject a little drama into your life.
The veins of the city are ancient, and the centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, however Verona has seen many changes; first with the Gothic invasion, then when it was under Scaligeri rule, and finally when Germans occupied the city during World War II.
The annual festival that takes place in the city’s Roman amphitheatre, an open air opera theatre, which is considered to be one of the best venues in the world for booking to experience an opera performance.
Recommended holiday: Gilbert and Sullivan on the Rhine Music Tour
The musical Victorian duo’s operas have risen to international fame, and now you can relive all their greatest works and learn about their creative partnership on this tour while cruising down the Rhine.
Interact in music sessions and celebratory sing-a-longs with this enormously fun speciality holiday, all against the backdrop of castles, small townships and Roman ruins in one of the most beautiful parts of the world.
Recommended holiday: Puccini Festival Music Tour
Take part in the annual Puccini festival and witness two brilliant performances while in the beautiful region of Tuscany. Visit Puccini's place of refuge, Villa Puccini on an included pre-opera excursion.
Guests also have the opportunity to visit the village of Monte Carlo and enjoy an evening concert in the church of San Giovanni in nearby Lucca.
Famous operas include, Tosca, La Boheme, Turandot and La Rondine.
Step into the world of Puccini at the annual Festival and see two opera performances Find out more here.
Jazz and Blues Holidays
Recommended holiday: Lisbon and Douro Valley Jazz Music Tour
A melting pot of cultures and eras, Portugal has much to offer its travellers on tour.
Cruise down the Douro after visiting the capital city of Lisbon, which retains a mixture of gothic and medieval architecture even after it was rebuilt extensively after the 1755 earthquake with Baroque styling.
Listen to live jazz performances on this travel tour and learn about this constantly evolving genre of music, while watching the scenery change along with the tempo.
Recommended holiday: Cowboys and All That Jazz Music Tour
America’s native art form, Jazz music grew out of the African American communities in the Deep South, so where better to embrace your love of this genre?
Starting your music tour in Texas, you travel through Little Rock, Arkansas, and then on to Tennessee where you can check out the Blues clubs of Beale Street in Memphis, and see the King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis’ home of Graceland.
Then follow the music down to the Bluesy city of Clarksdale in Mississippi, ending your tour in New Orleans, Louisiana the town that is considered to be the birthplace of Jazz.
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