101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5
TICO Ontario registration #1892647
Tours en l'air
Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber
in support of The National Ballet of Canada
20-23 May 2011
Victoria Day Weekend
4 days, 3 nights
2 ballet performances
Masterpieces by Robbins and Petipa
New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre
Friday 20 May
Arrive New York; check in to the 3½-star upper West Side Lucerne Hotel. 3-course welcome dinner, then meet an American Ballet Theater dancer who will escort you into the Prime Orchestra area of the Metropolitan Opera theatre auditorium for a 50-minute talk and Q&A about the ballet, ABT, and the dancer's life, before ABT performance: Don Quixote, featuring the Royal Ballet's star ballerina Alina Cojocaru and ABT favourite Jose Carreño (casting subject to change).
Saturday 21 May
Daytime at leisure. Optional afternoon New York City Ballet performance of two Balanchine treasures: the sparkling Divertimento No. 15 – worth the price of admission on its own – and the romantic La Sonnambula, with Christopher Wheeldon's Polyphonia. Includes pre-performance talk. Centre orchestra seat: CA$140.
Evening: Pre-performance three-course dinner, then meet an NYCB dancer, who will give you a 50-minute tour of the David H. Koch theatre stage and answer questions about the performance, NYCB, and his or her career. Immediately pre-performance and in the intermissions you can also attend an informative “First Position” discussion. New York City Ballet: Comedy, sensuality, lyricism, and fun – the genius of Jerome Robbins at his diverse best: Interplay, Afternoon of a Faun, Antique Epigraphs, The Concert
Sunday 22 May
Day at leisure.
Monday 23 May
Morning: Visit to New York City Ballet costume shop.
Check out of hotel and depart New York late afternoon.
Total Package CA$1499 per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: CA$400
All prices valid till 28 March 2011
REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE: 28 MARCH 2011
LAND-ONLY PACKAGE allows you the flexibility of arranging travel from your most convenient departure point, on the dates and times you prefer. CWT Victor Travel's experienced agents will be happy to assist you. Group airfare, including transfers between LaGuardia airport and the Lucerne Hotel, (CA$775) is available for Toronto departure (minimum 10 passengers).
Package price includes:
Premium centre orchestra seats for 2 ballet performances
Pre-performance talk by an NYCB dancer
Pre-performance talk by an ABT dancer
“First Position” discussion before NYCB performance
3 nights double share accommodation in the
2 three-course dinners
Visit to New York City Ballet costume shop
Tax-receiptable donation of CA$100 to The National Ballet of Canada
Ballet enrichment notes and informal post-performance reviews with tour leader
All taxes, service fees, and surcharges
Items of a personal nature, e.g. telephone calls
Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary
Tickets to performances listed as optional in this itinerary
Beverages with meals
Cancellation and hospital/medical insurance
Terms and Conditions:
Non-refundable payment in full of CA$1499 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 29 March 2011.** Single supplement, optional Saturday afternoon ballet ticket (CA$140), and optional airfare (transfers between LGA and Lucerne Hotel included) of CA$775, and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance also payable at this time.
All cancellations must be received in writing at CWT Victor Travel to the attention of Lucy Nati (firstname.lastname@example.org).
RBC out-of-province health insurance and trip cancellation insurance are available through CWT Victor Travel and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Price will vary according to birthdate. Premium must accompany payment for the package and is non-refundable.
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**The payment is fully refundable in the event of cancellation of the trip by the travel agent.