Saturday 2 April - Wednesday 13 April
Paris and Amsterdam
Paris Opera Ballet
Seven Sonatas (Ratmansky), Duo Concertant (Balanchine), Other Dances (Robbins), In Creases (Peck)
Romeo and Juliet (Nureyev)
Dutch National Ballet
Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Tarantella, Theme and Variations (all Balanchine)
Metaforen, Two, Two, Gold Variations, Adagio Hammerklavier (all van Manen)
The itinerary would be very similar to the Paris Amsterdam trip we did in 2014, see below. Price will be different because of one extra ballet performance, one day longer trip, possible increases in hotel and bus rates, and changes in the exchange rate, but this will give you a ballpark idea. Please note that all our prices are quoted in Canadian dollars, which, as of April 2015, are worth only about 80 cents US. So a $4000 Cdn trip would cost only about $3200-3300 US.
**Please let me know (email firstname.lastname@example.org) now if you are interested in this trip, in order to be put on the priority mailing list when I launch the trip in September. I can only take 19 people on this trip, and I already have over 30 on the priority mailing list.
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.
PARIS –ARRAS – GHENT - AMSTERDAM
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
GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 20!
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
10 nights double-share accommodation
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.
Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary
Beverages with meals
Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls
and hospital/medical insurance
All items and activities listed as optional in this brochure