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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ballet Trip: Paris and Amsterdam, April 2016

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CWT 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

in Tulip Time

2 – 13 April 2016

12 days, 11 nights

4 ballet performances

The world's first ballet company,

Paris Opera Ballet, in Rudolf Nureyev's sumptuous Romeo and Juliet and a mixed program, and Dutch National Ballet showing off its renowned versatility in an all-Balanchine program and a program dedicated to iconic Dutch choreographer Hans van Manen

Saturday April 2 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.

Sunday April 3 PARIS

Afternoon: Paris Opera Ballet performance: Rudolf Nureyev's sumptuous Romeo and Juliet. Welcome dinner.

Monday April 4 PARIS

Day at leisure. Evening 2-course dinner before Paris Opera Ballet performance: Seven Sonatas (Ratmansky), Other Dances (Robbins), Duo Concertant (Balanchine), In Creases (Peck) at the historic Palais Garnier opera house.

Tuesday April 5 PARIS

Guided tour of Paris Opera Garnier. Rest of day at leisure

Wednesday April 6 PARIS

Day trip by private coach to Claude Monet's house and garden at Giverny. Private guided tour. Lunch. Return to Paris. Rest of day at leisure.

Thursday April 7 PARIS

Day at leisure.


Friday April 8


8 am: Check out of hotel. Transfer by luxury washroom-equipped private coach to Amsterdam. Noon: Arrive Ghent, Belgium. 12- minute cruise by private boat along the canal from coach park to central Ghent (12 minutes). Time for lunch, followed by private guided 90-minute walking tour of historic Ghent, with a visit to St. Bavo's Cathedral and van Eyck's masterpiece “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”. Free time to stock up on Belgian chocolate, have a waffle at an outdoor cafe, or stroll along the canals.

5 pm: Depart Ghent for Amsterdam

Saturday April 9 AMSTERDAM

Day at leisure. Evening: performance of Dutch National Ballet: Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Tarantella, Theme and Variations (all Balanchine)

Sunday April 10 AMSTERDAM

Day at leisure.

Monday April 11 AMSTERDAM

930 am: Private guided tour of the highlights of the recently reopened Rijksmuseum (1 hour). Evening: 3-course dinner.

Tuesday April 12 AMSTERDAM

Noon: Depart by private coach for the spectacular Keukenhof Garden

1240 pm: Arrive Keukenhof. Private guided tour of Keukenhof (about 90 minutes)

3 pm: depart Keukenhof for Zwolle (Netherlands). Farewell dinner before evening performance of Dutch National Ballet “all van Manen”: Metaforen, Two, Two, Gold Variations, Adagio Hammerklavier (

10 pm (approx): Depart Zwolle theatre by private coach and return directly to hotel.

11 pm (approx): Arrive hotel

Wednesday April 13

Check out of hotel and depart Amsterdam


Total Package CA$4998 per person

based on double occupancy

Single supplement: CA$1875

All prices valid till 26 August 2015

You may use RBC reward points or RBC certificates towards the purchase of any or all components of these travel arrangements

TO BOOK: 416.736.6010 x. 234

Package includes:

11 nights double-share accommodation

Daily breakfast

Premium seats for 4 ballets

Transfer by private luxury coach from Paris to Amsterdam, with sightseeing stop in Ghent

Private guided walking tour of Ghent and canal boat cruise

Day excursion by private luxury coach to Giverny

Admission to Monet's house and garden with private guided tour in Giverny

Day excursion by private luxury coach to Keukenhof and Zwolle

Private guided tour of Keukenhof Gardens

Private guided tour of Rijksmuseum

Private guided tour of Garnier opera house

Four 3-course meals, one 2-course meal

Beverages with group meals (mineral water, tea or coffee, and 1 glass wine or beer or soft drink)

Tips for group meals, bus excursions, and guides

Free wifi in hotels

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

Not included:


Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary

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

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.

Travellers wishing to share will be

put in touch with one another.

Mobility issues should be discussed with the travel agent before registering

Terms and Conditions:

Non-refundable deposit of CA$1750 per person is required at time of registration, no later than

26 August 2015, 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 10 February 2016, and total package price is fully


Added hotel nights are fully non-refundable

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

Manulife out-of-province health insurance (for Ontario residents holding an OHIP card) 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.

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

allows you the flexibility to arrange travel from your

most convenient departure point,

on the dates and times you prefer,

to use your frequent flyer points,

or to extend your stay if you wish.

Victor Travel's experienced agents

will be happy to assist you with

flight arrangements.


Paris Opera Ballet performing at the Palais Garnier

Dutch National Ballet performing

van Manen

For more information:


phone: 416.693.4496


If you wish, you can add on the Berlin-Dresden trip starting April 13. Click here for more information.

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