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. Twitter: @thewordlady Facebook:
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Friday, January 11, 2013

Ballet trip to San Francisco Booking Now

Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel
101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5

TICO Ontario registration #1892647


Tours en l'air

Ballet Holidays

escorted by

Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber

San Francisco

10-14 April 2013

5 days, 4 nights

2 ballet performances

(+1 optional)

San Francisco Ballet,

North America's oldest ballet company, in a variety of passionate, classically beautiful, and vibrant works by

Balanchine, Petipa,

and SFB's resident choreographers

Wednesday 10 April

Arrive San Francisco; check in to Inn at the Opera Hotel, a charming 3 ½-star boutique hotel 3 minutes walk from the Opera House. 6-7pm: Pointes of View: a salon-style interview about the Friday night mixed program with SFB artists.

Thursday 11 April

Morning: Visit Smuin Ballet. Afternoon at leisure to explore beautiful San Francisco on one of its famous cable cars, take a ferry across to artsy Sausalito, or enjoy whatever this wonderful city has to offer.

6 pm: dinner before: San Francisco Ballet: “Meet the Artist Interview” followed by performance of Francesca da Rimini (Possokhov), Criss-Cross (Tomasson), Symphony in 3 Movements (Balanchine)

Friday 12 April

Morning at leisure. Afternoon: Visit San Francisco Ballet studios and the Opera House. Evening: San Francisco Ballet: Raymonda Act III (Nureyev after Petipa), Ibsen's House (Caniparolli), Symphonic Dances (Liang) 

Saturday 13 April

Morning: Private guided tour of Girl with the Pearl Earring special exhibition at the de Young museum. Vermeer’s enigmatic Girl with a Pearl Earring has intrigued art lovers for centuries. See this masterpiece and more than 30 others by artists of the Dutch Golden Age—including Rembrandt, Hals, and Steen. Don’t miss Rembrandt’s Century, a companion exhibition featuring more than 200 rarely seen prints and drawings of the same era. Spend the rest of the day visiting the permanent exhibition of the art gallery or enjoying Golden Gate Park.

Optional second performance of Francesca da Rimini (Possokhov), Criss-Cross (Tomasson), Symphony in 3 Movements (Balanchine)

Sunday 14 April

Check out of hotel and depart San Francisco.

Total Package CA$1225 per person

based on double occupancy

Single supplement: CA$375

All prices valid till 14 January 2013


14 JANUARY 2013

LAND-ONLY PACKAGE allows you the flexibility of travelling 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

For more information on this or other fabulous escorted vacations for ballet lovers, or Katherine's fun, informative, and popular ballet appreciation classes: or 416.693.4496

Package price includes:

Premium seats for 2 ballet performances

One pre-performance talk by aSan Francisco Ballet artist

One “Pointes of View” event

Visits to Smuin Ballet and San Francisco Ballet

Four nights accommodation at the Inn at the Opera, rooms with one queen bed

Hotel porterage

Daily continental breakfast

One 3-course dinner

Admission to the de Young museum and private guided tour of the special exhibition “Girl with a Pearl Earring”

Enrichment program: ballet notes, informal post-performance reviews with tour leader

All taxes, service fees, and surcharges

Not included:


Items of a personal nature,

e.g. telephone calls

Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary

Beverages with meals

Cancellation and hospital/medical insurance

Terms and Conditions:

Deposit of $500 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 14January 2013.** Single supplement and optional cancellation and hospital medical insurance also payable at this time.

Total package price is fully non-refundable.

All cancellations must be received in writing to the attention of Lucy Nati ( at CWT Victor Travel

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 the deposit and is non-refundable.

**The deposit is fully refundable in the event of cancellation of the trip by the travel agent.


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