I'm very excited about the trip I'm planning to Paris and Belgium over Eastertime. Below is the itinerary (price will be finalized shortly). Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in this or other great ballet holidays:
Sat. 23 April: PARIS
Arrive Paris; check in to 3-star hotel near the Opéra Garnier.
Sun. 24 April: PARIS
Evening: Welcome 3-course dinner with wine at a traditional Parisian restaurant
Mon. 25 April: PARIS
Day at leisure. Evening: Paris Opera Ballet, Romeo and Juliet (Nureyev)
Tues. 26 April: PARIS
Afternoon: Private guided tour of the Paris Opera (Garnier). Evening: Paris Opera Ballet, House of Bernarda, A Kind of... (Ek)
Wed. 27 April: PARIS
Thurs. 28 April: PARIS - ANTWERP
Morning: check out of hotel. Daytime at leisure. Evening: Transfer to Gare du Nord for express train to Antwerp (2 hrs). Check in to 4-star Radisson Blu Astrid hotel.
Fri. 29 April: ANTWERP
At leisure: Visit Antwerp's beautiful Gothic cathedral, diamond district, magnificent guild houses on the market square, the house of Rubens, or the charming shops in the historic city centre. Or stay in and watch the Royal Wedding!
Sat. 30 April: ANTWERP - BRUSSELS
Daytime at leisure. Take the train (40 mins.) at your convenience to Brussels. Evening: Royal Ballet of Flanders, Artifact (Forsythe) in Brussels. Return by private coach directly from theatre to hotel.
Sun. 1 May: BRUGES
Day trip by private luxury coach to the beautiful medieval city of Bruges (UNESCO World Heritage site), with private guide.
Mon. 2 May: ANTWERP
Morning: Watch Royal Ballet of Flanders company class. Rest of day at leisure.
Tues. 3 May: KEUKENHOF - EINDHOVEN
Late morning: our private luxury coach transports you to the Keukenhof garden in Holland, a paradise of spring flowers in bloom, where you have a private guided tour. Late afternoon: private transfer to Eindhoven, Holland, for a three-course dinner before the evening performance of Dutch National Ballet: Grosse Fuge, Solo, Concertante, Adagio Hammerklavier (all van Manen). After the performance, the coach returns you to the hotel in Antwerp.
Wed. 4 May
Check out of hotel and depart Antwerp.
Tours en l'air organizes ballet-themed escorted holidays to see the best companies perform great ballets in beautiful places. You can join a trip from anywhere. A highly knowledgeable balletomane who has enjoyed 100s of performances in over 20 cities around the world,I speak English, French, and German, and am a Travel Industry Council of Ontario certified Travel Counsellor. I also teach ballet appreciation courses.
For a taste of what our trips are like, follow https://www.facebook.com/toursenlair/ on facebook.Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, 101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5, 416-736-6010, TICO # 1892647
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