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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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

May Ballet Trip to NY now booking

Please note that 21 of the available 29 places for this trip have already sold to priority booking. To secure your space for this trip, please phone Lucy Nati at 

Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel  
 416-736-6010; toll-free: 1-800-699-0199 
with your credit card information.

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

New York

23 - 26 May 2013

4 days, 3 nights

3 ballet performances

(+2 optional)

A feast of Balanchine from

New York City Ballet, plus

American Ballet Theatre

performing one of Ashton's rarely seen masterpieces and 
pulling out the virtuosic stops in  
Don Quixote

Thursday 23 May
Arrive New York; check in to 3-star Hotel Belleclaire, 15 minutes walk from Lincoln Center. **Upgrade to 4-star Midtown East Kimberly Hotel available on request.

3-course welcome dinner before American Ballet Theatre performance: Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes (Morris), A Month in the Country (Ashton), Symphony in C (Balanchine)

Friday 24 May

930 am – 12 noon: Private guided tour of the highlights of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, followed by visit with audioguide to special “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” exhibition. Afternoon at leisure (your ticket entitles you to admission to the rest of the museum all day, as well as to the Cloisters museum).

630 pm: Pre-performance chat with a New York City Ballet dancer in New York City Ballet studios.

800 pm: performance of New York City Ballet: Serenade, Ivesiana, Tarantella, Firebird (all Balanchine)

Saturday 25 May

Morning at leisure.

1230 – 130 pm: Meet a New York City Ballet dancer, who will give you a personal guided tour of the David H Koch theatre, NYCB's home.

200 pm: Optional performance of New York City Ballet: Fancy Free, West Side Story Suite (both Robbins), Carousel (Wheeldon)

630 pm: Meet an American Ballet Theatre dancer before the performance of American Ballet Theatre: Don Quixote

Sunday 26 May

Check out of hotel. 2 pm: Optional performance of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: works by Mats Ek, Ohad Naharin, and Aszure Barton. Depart New York.


21 JANUARY 2013


Total Package CA$1399 per person

based on double occupancy

Single supplement: CA$275

** With hotel upgrade $1659 p.p.double occupancy, single supplement $750

All prices valid till 21 January 2013

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.

Victor Travel's experienced agents will be happy to assist you.

Package price includes:

3 nights twin share accommodation in the 3-star Upper West Side Hotel Belleclaire (travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another)

Daily full American breakfast

Premium orchestra seats for 3 ballets

Pre-performance chat with a New York City Ballet dancer in New York City Ballet studios.

Private guided tour of David H Koch theatre given by a New York City Ballet dancer

Meet an American Ballet Theatre dancer

Admission to Metropolitan Museum of Art plus private guided tour of highlights of the museum's collection and an audioguide for the special “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” exhibition

One 3-course dinner

Ballet enrichment program: ballet notes and informal pre-performance talks and post-performance reviews with tour leader

This program must be sold as a package. Extra hotel nights can be added (subject to availability), but we cannot offer individual components separately or break the package into shorter installments.

Not included:


Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary

Beverages with meals

Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls

Cancellation insurance

Hospital/medical insurance

All items and activities listed as optional in this brochure

Terms and Conditions:

Non-refundable deposit of CA$750 per person is required at time of registration,

no later than 21 January 2013,

to secure your space for this package**.

Single supplement and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance are also payable at this time.

Total package price is fully non-refundable.

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

RBC out-of-province health insurance and trip cancellation insurance are available through Victor Travel and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Price will vary according to birthdate. Premium must accompany the deposit and is non-refundable.

For more information and to receive a registration form

phone: 416.693.4496


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