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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tutus and Tulips: Paris Amsterdam Ballet Trip now booking

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

Paris and Amsterdam
12-22 May 2014
11 days, 10 nights
3 ballet performances
The world's first ballet company,
Paris Opera Ballet, in a Balanchine classic and a new work by Benjamin Millepied, 
and Dutch National Ballet showing off its renowned versatility

Monday May 12 PARIS
Arrive Paris. Check into the 4-star Les Jardins du Marais hotel in the lovely Marais district, 12 minutes walk from the Bastille Opera House.
Tuesday May 13 PARIS
Day at leisure. Evening: Welcome dinner.
Wednesday May 14 PARIS
Day at leisure. Evening: Paris Opera Ballet performance: Symphony in C (Balanchine), Daphnis and Chloe (Millepied)
Thursday May 15 PARIS
Guided tour of Paris Opera Garnier. Rest of day at leisure
Friday May 16 PARIS
Day at leisure. Optional Paris Opera Ballet performance of Orpheus and Eurydice (Pina Bausch), subject to availability.
Saturday May 17
8 am: Check out of hotel. Transfer by luxury washroom-equipped private coach to Amsterdam
10 am: Stop in Arras, medieval town in Northern France.
1045 am: Depart Arras
1200: Arrive Ghent, Belgium. Transfer by boat from coach park to central Ghent (12 minutes). Time for lunch.
130 pm: Private guided walking tour of historic Ghent, with a visit to St. Bavo's Cathedral and van Eyck's masterpiece “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” (about 90 minutes)
5 pm: Depart Ghent for Amsterdam
730 pm: Arrive at 4-star Manor Hotel (or similar) in central Amsterdam
Sunday May 18 AMSTERDAM
9 am: Depart by private coach for the spectacular Keukenhof Garden
9:30 am: Arrive Keukenhof
10 am: Private guided tour of Keukenhof (about 90 minutes)
1 pm: depart Keukenhof, return to hotel
Monday May 19 AMSTERDAM
930 am: Private guided tour of the highlights of the recently reopened Rijksmuseum (1 hour). Rest of day at leisure
6 pm: 3-course dinner before performance of Dutch National Ballet: Trois Gnossiennes, Without Words (both van Manen) Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux (Balanchine), Paquita, Duet (Wheeldon)
Tuesday May 20 AMSTERDAM
Day at leisure
Wednesday May 21 AMSTERDAM
Morning and early afternoon at leisure. 430 pm: Depart by private coach for Arnhem. Farewell dinner before evening performance of Dutch National Ballet: The Dream (Ashton), Paquita.
1030 pm (approx): Depart Arnhem theatre by private coach and return directly to hotel.
1130 pm (approx): Arrive hotel
Thursday May 22
Check out of hotel and depart Amsterdam


Total Package CA$4099 per person
based on double occupancy
Single supplement: CA$1375

All prices valid till 16 December 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 with
flight arrangements.

Package includes:
10 nights double-share accommodation
Daily breakfast
Premium seats for 3 ballets
Transfer by private luxury coach from Paris to Amsterdam, with sightseeing stops in Arras and Ghent
Day excursions by private luxury coach to Keukenhof and Arnhem
Private guided walking tour of Ghent and canal boat cruise
Private guided tour of Keukenhof Gardens
Private guided tour of Rijksmuseum
Private guided tour of Garnier opera house
Three 3-course dinners
Free wifi in hotels
Ballet enrichment program: ballet notes and informal pre-performance talks and post-performance reviews with tour leader

Please note that this program must be sold as a package. Extra hotel nights can be added on (subject to availability), but we cannot offer individual components separately or break the package into shorter installments. As a significant benefit of the Tours en l'air package is sharing the complete experience with those with common interests, we do not offer an “accommodation only” option.

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
and hospital/medical insurance
All items and activities listed as optional in this brochure

Terms and Conditions:
Non-refundable deposit of CA$1750 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 16 December 2013, 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 21 March 2014, and 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:
phone: 416.693.4496
toll-free within North America: 1-866-699-0199
**The deposit is fully refundable in the event of cancellation of the trip by the travel agent

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