Tenerife - winter sunshine and the Canary Islands Festival with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vasily Petrenko & Jordi Savall

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6 Nights: 7 - 13 February 2022
£1795 per person sharing a twin/double deluxe garden/pool facing room
£1995 per persdon double/sole use of deluxe garden/pool facing room
if you wish you can add additional nights at the time of booking on an unescorted basis for £150 per room/per
Includes: return flights from the UK to Tenerife, 6 nights bed & breakfast at the 5* Hotel Mencey, Santa Cruz, top price tickets for three concerts, three dinners, three lunches (all with wines included) and a complete programme of sightseeing.

We are delighted to be heading back in the winter warmth of Tenerife in early February 2022 for the Canary Islands 38th International Music Festival.We have included three concerts (full details shown below) including Anne-Sophie Mutter with her pianist partner of more than 25 years, Lambert Orkis and 19 year old German cellist Lionel Martin, playing an all Mozart programme, Vasily Petrenko conducting Shostakovich with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov” and the renowned Catalan Maestro Jordi Savall with Le Concert des Nations performing Haydn.

Santa Cruz, Capital of the Canary Islands, is very much the ‘secret’ Tenerife. 90% of guests arriving at the airport turn left and head for the concrete jungle of the south coast. Those few that head north are rewarded with a charming city that retains an ‘old town’ feel yet is full of life, excellent restaurants and plenty of shopping. The city has the old port area (which is now a mix of shops, cafes, galleries etc) and set behind the old town (in a semi-circle from the left side to the right side of town) is the Rambla of Santa Cruz. This was the avenue of the smart and aristocratic set high above the port and today is a mix of old money villas and home to the 5* Grand Hotel Mencey.

The 'Mencey', voted #1 hotel in Santa Cruz by Tripadvisor is set back from the ‘Rambla’ de Santa Cruz. The hotel is an oasis of calm and tranquility – ideal for a winter break – and has a wonderful swimming pool. Across the Rambla is the beautiful Parque Garcia Sanabria from which the mainly pedestrianised ‘Calle’ and ‘Pasaje’ wind through the historic centre of the capital.

All of our rooms will be Deluxe Garden View category with balcony or terrace.

Santa Cruz has it's own 'white sand' beach (imported from the Spanish Sahara!) with excellent fish restaurants just fifteen minutes from the centre of town on the local bus. The modern tram takes you all the way to the old capital of La Laguna which is a really lovely town and interesting to explore.

A marvel of modern Spain are the concert halls and opera houses that have appeared since the turn of the millennium. Santiago Calatrava's magnificent 'Auditorio de Tenerife' opened in 2003. The Canary Islands Festival is well establised as one of the premiere classical music festivals of Europe and one of the few that takes place in the winter.

During our stay we will have two half day walking tours of Santa Cruz and La Laguna and two excursions by private coach, on one day visiting the Anaga Forest and some of the beautiful gardens of the island and the second traversing the island to the moon-like Mount Teide National Park.

The journey from Santa Cruz to Mount Teide is one of the great drives of the world as you climb first through semi-tropical vegetation, then through a beautiful pine forest emerging from the ‘Corona Forrestal’ around 5,000ft. The drive continues along the spine of the mountain, occasionally above the cloud to around 7,000ft where we reach the unique Roques de García. The drive affords wonderful views to both sides of the island. The magical primeval 'cloud forest' of the Anaga in the north is another unique experience of this fascinating island.

We have top price seats for three wonderful concerts included:

8th February, Auditorio Tenerife
Haydn - The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross

Jordi Savall
Le Concert des Nations

10th February, Teatro Leal, La Laguna - all Mozart programme
Divertimento in B-flat major, K254
Piano Trio in E major, K542
Piano Trio in B flat major, K502
Piano Trio in C major K548

Lambert Orkis, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Lionel Martin

12th February, Auditorio Tenerife
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich Symphony No. 9

Vasily Petrenko
Anastasia Makhamendrikova
State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov”

Flight information: 
Flights are with Jet2 from Manchester with pre-reserved forward seating and hot meals in each direction included.

depart Manchester 1000 arrive Tenerife 1445
depart Tenerife 1645 arrive Manchester 2130
There is no time difference between the UK and the Canary Islands.

For our guests from London and other reegional airports please call us for flight details.

Deposit and Final Payment deadlines:
We appreciate that you may be concerned to see how infection levels in the UK progress over the coming weeks but we are confident that the tour will be able to proceed as planned. In order to secure your place please use the 'Book This Tour' link above and complete the Online Booking Form. We will then send you a payment link for a deposit of £400 per person and the balance will be due on 4th January. You may chose to withdraw from the holiday until the 4th January with just loss of deposit after which time the normal Booking Conditions and cancellation charges will apply (unless we are forced to cancel the tour due to Government Restrictions in which case a full refund will be made of all monies paid).

To request your place, please click the link above and fill out the Booking Form. We will then send you a payment link for the deposit or full payment as appropriate. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us on: 0800 678 5747 or email tours@maestrotouring.com.

Our thanks to Ken and colleagues for their help and consideration during our visit to Bilbao last week.We enjoyed the concerts given by the RLPO in San Sebastian and Santander but the highlight of the week for us was the visit to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. It was made especially so, thanks to our outstanding guide.
K & PH, Chester

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