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.
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Monday, October 5, 2015


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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

Prague and Vienna

(daytrip to Bratislava)

29 April - 10 May 2016

12 days, 11 nights

6 ballet performances:

Czech National Ballet

Vienna State Ballet

Hamburg Ballet
Slovak National Theatre Ballet

Visit two of Europe's

most beautiful historic capitals


Vienna: a New York Times “top place to travel in 2014”

Friday April 29 PRAGUE

Arrive Prague. Check in to 4-star Falkensteiner Maria Prag hotel, 4 minutes walk from the Opera House.

Saturday April 30 PRAGUE

Morning at leisure. 2 pm: Czech National Ballet performance: La Bayadere. 7 pm: Czech National Ballet performance in the historic Estates Theatre, where Mozart's Don Giovanni premiered: Valmont (based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses).

Sunday May 1 PRAGUE

Morning: Private guided walking tour of picturesque Mala Strana (Prague's “Little Quarter”). Afternoon at leisure. Evening: 3-course welcome dinner in the spectacular Art Nouveau Sarah Bernhardt Restaurant.

Monday May 2 PRAGUE

Morning: Private guided walking tour of Prague Old Town (2 hrs). Afternoon at leisure.

Tuesday May 3 PRAGUE

Morning at leisure. Afternoon: private guided walking tour of Prague Castle and Cathedral.

Wednesday May 4 PRAGUE - VIENNA

Morning: Check out of hotel. Transfer by private luxury washroom-equipped coach to Vienna (approx. 5 hours from Prague), with midway stop to watch rehearsals of the Brno National Theatre ballet company and for lunch (included). Arrive Vienna. Check into the 4-star Das Opernring hotel on Vienna's famous Ring boulevard, opposite the Vienna State Opera House. Evening: dinner before Vienna State Ballet performance: Mayerling (MacMillan)

Thursday May 5 VIENNA

Exploring the world of Mayerling. Day trip to the Vienna Woods and the site of the events depicted in the ballet. Our private luxury coach takes you first to Schönbrunn Palace, the seat of the Hapsburgs, for a private guided tour. Then we proceed to the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, built in 1133, where Mary Vetsera is buried. Lunch in the abbey guest house, then visit the site of the hunting lodge at Mayerling where Prince Rudolf and Mary Vetsera met their end. Evening: 3-course typically Viennese welcome dinner in the exquisite Art Nouveau Palmenhaus (conservatory).

Friday May 6 VIENNA

Morning: 2-hour private guided walking tour of central Vienna. 7pm: performance of Vienna State Ballet Marie-Antoinette (de Bana).


Saturday May 7 VIENNA

Morning at leisure. Afternoon: daytrip by private luxury minibus to Bratislava, Slovakia,1.5 hours from Vienna. Private walking tour of central Bratislava (1.5 hours). 2-course dinner before evening Slovak National Theatre Ballet performance: The Sleeping Beauty. Return by private coach directly to Vienna hotel.

Sunday May 8 VIENNA

Day at leisure. Suggested activities: For history buffs: Visit the Hofburg Imperial palace or have coffee and cake at the world famous Demel café nearby, both 10 minutes walk from hotel. Attend the daily training or a performance of the world-famous Lippizaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School (this is fascinating in its similarities to ballet). Music lovers: Attend high mass in the Imperial Palace Chapel, sung by the Vienna Choir Boys, then visit Mozart's house and the golden hall of the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic. Art lovers: the Belvedere Museum (home to Klimt's The Kiss), the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Museum of Applied Arts, and the Museumsquartier (contemporary art). Architecture aficionados: stroll past Vienna's many Art Nouveau buildings or visit the spectacular baroque Karlskirche. Cake lovers: a Viennese café crawl!

Monday May 9 VIENNA

Morning: 2-hour private guided visit to the Albertina museum permanent Monet to Picasso exhibition and sumptuous State Rooms. Afternoon: Private guided tour of Vienna State Opera house. Rest of day at leisure. Evening: farewell dinner before Hamburg Ballet performance: Shakespeare Dances (Neumeier).

Tuesday May 10

Check out of hotel and depart Vienna.

For more information:

phone: 416.693.4496

Total Package Price:

Double occupancy: CA$4795 per person

Single supplement: CA$950 per person

All prices valid till 27 October 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


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 help you with

flight arrangements.

This program must be sold as a package. Extra hotel nights can be added on at extra cost (subject to availability). We cannot offer individual components separately, break the package into shorter installments, or offer an accommodation only” option.

Mobility issues should be discussed with the travel agent before registering.

Travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another.

Package includes:

11 nights double-share 4* accommodation

Daily buffet breakfast

Premium seats for 6 ballets

Transfer by private luxury washroom- equipped coach Prague to Vienna

Day excursion by private luxury coach to Bratislava

Day excursion with guide by private luxury coach to Schonbrunn, Heiligenkreuz, and Mayerling.

Admission to and private guided tours of Schönbrunn, Heiligenkreuz Abbey and Mayerling

5 private guided walking tours:

Vienna, Bratislava, Prague Old Town, Prague Castle and Cathedral, Prague Mala Strana.

Admission to and private guided tour of Albertina Museum permanent and temporary exhibition and state rooms

Admission to Prague Castle sights:

Old Royal Palace, St. George Basilica, Golden Lane with Daliborka Tower, and Cathedral

Three 3-course dinners, two 2-course dinners, two 2-course lunches

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

Free wifi in hotels

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

All taxes, tips for group activities, service fees, and surcharges

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” or “suggested” in this brochure

Terms and Conditions:

Non-refundable deposit of CA$1750 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 27 October 2015, to secure your space for this package**.

Single supplement, optional airfare (price available on request) and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance also payable at this time.

Final payment due 8 March 2016, and total package price is fully non-refundable.

Added hotel nights are fully non-refundable

All cancellations must be received in writing at CWT 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.

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

Victor Travel acts only as agents for the traveller and accepts no responsibility for the services of any aircraft, bus, hotel, concert agencies, etc. used in this tour, nor any delays, loss or accident to travellers or baggage occasioned by such services. While the organizers will do everything possible to assist travellers, they similarly disclaim any such responsibility. 

The right is reserved to cancel or modify the tour. 

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