Tours en l'air
Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber
4-10 October 2011
7 days, 6 nights, 5 ballet performances
A chance to see all four English ballet companies in one week of masterpieces by
MacMillan, Ashton, Balanchine, Cranko, and others,
performed by the
Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Northern Ballet, and English National Ballet
Tuesday 4 October
Arrive London; check in to the 4-star boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair.
Wednesday 5 October
Morning: Visit to “Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement” special exhibit at the Royal Academy of Art. Evening: Two-course welcome dinner and performance of Royal Ballet, Jewels (Balanchine)
Thursday 6 October
Daytrip by private coach. Visit the White Lodge Museum at the beautiful historic palace that is home to the Royal Ballet Lower School in Richmond Park, then continue to the sumptuous residence of Henry VIII, Hampton Court Palace. After visiting the palace, transfer to Woking for a three-course dinner before the evening performance of Northern Ballet: Cleopatra, choreographed by their Canadian artistic director, David Nixon. Return by private coach from theatre directly to hotel (about 45 minutes).
Friday 7 October
Daytrip by private coach to Birmingham. Three-course lunch and afternoon performance of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Symphonic Variations (Ashton), Checkmate (de Valois), and the Gilbert & Sullivan-inspired Pineapple Poll (Cranko). Post-performance talk with a BRB dancer. Return by private coach from theatre directly to hotel.
Saturday 8 October
Dayat leisure. Evening: Royal Ballet, Limen (McGregor), Marguerite and Armand (Ashton), Requiem (MacMillan).
Sunday 9 October
Daytrip by private coach to Oxford. Walking tour of Oxford colleges and gardens. Three-course lunch before afternoon performance of English National Ballet, Strictly Gershwin (Deane). Return by private coach from theatre directly to hotel.
Monday 10 October
Check out of hotel.
Morning: Guided tour of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Depart London
REGISTRATION DUE DATE: 21 JULY 2011
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, IT IS WORTH CHECKING EVEN AFTER THE SIGNUP DEADLINE IN CASE SPOTS MAY STILL BE AVAILABLE.
LAND-ONLY PACKAGE allows you the flexibility of arranging travel from your most convenient departure point, on the dates and times you prefer and to extend your stay if you wish.
Total Package price $2999 (Cdn); single supplement $850.
Package price includes:
6 nights twin share accommodation in the centrally located Flemings Mayfair Hotel with daily breakfast (travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another)
Three 3-course meals, one 2-course meal
Best available orchestra seats for 5 performances
Admission to “Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement” special exhibit at the Royal Academy of Art
Guided tour of the Royal Opera House
Day excursion by private coach to White Lodge, Hampton Court Palace, and Woking
Visit to the White Lodge Museum at the Royal Ballet Lower School
Admission to Hampton Court Palace
Day excursion by private coach to Birmingham
One-year membership in the Friends of Birmingham Royal Ballet, including two issues of the magazine Entrechat
Birmingham Royal Ballet Dancer Talk
Day excursion by private coach to Oxford
Private walking tour of Oxford
Ballet enrichment program: ballet notes and informal pre-performance talks and post-performance reviews with tour leader
All taxes, service fees, and surcharges
Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls
Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary
Beverages with meals
Cancellation and hospital/medical insurance
Terms and Conditions:
Non-refundable initial deposit payment of CA$1500 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 21 July 2011, to secure your space for this package**.
Single supplement, optional airfare (price available on request) and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance are also payable at this time.
Final payment due 17 August 2011, and total package price is fully non-refundable.
All cancellations must be received in writing at Uniglobe Plus Travel Group to the attention of Kimberley Hillier.
RBC out-of-province health insurance and trip cancellation insurance are available through Uniglobe Plus Travel Group and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Price will vary according to birthdate. Premium must accompany the deposit and is non-refundable.
Uniglobe Plus Travel Group TICO Registration Number : 4372512
For more information contact Katherine Barber: 416.693.4496 firstname.lastname@example.org
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