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Thursday, March 3, 2016

One spot available for Berlin Dresden Ballet trip in April.

We have had a cancellation for our Berlin Dresden trip, which offers a big ballet-and-sightseeing bang for your buck. Check out how much is included!
Below is the brochure. Please get in touch ASAP if you want to experience this great trip.
Bear in mind that price is quoted in CANADIAN dollars. The US$ equivalent will be about 25% less.

For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure, please click here

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

Berlin and Dresden

13 - 21 April 2016

9 days, 8 nights

4 ballet performances

Sanssouci Palace

Wednesday April 13 BERLIN

Arrive Berlin. Check into the superior 4-star Arcotel John F hotel in the Unter den Linden district of central Berlin, 10 minutes walk from the Komische Oper.

Thursday April 14 BERLIN

Morning: Day excursion to Potsdam (45 minutes from Berlin) by private coach to see the magnificent Unesco World Heritage Sanssouci Palace, home of Frederick the Great, followed by 2-hour private guided coach tour of the highlights of Berlin. Evening: 3-course welcome dinner before Berlin State Ballet performance: Nacho Duato's Multiplicity, Forms of Silence and Emptiness, set to music by J.S. Bach.

Friday April 15 BERLIN

Day at leisure. Evening: 3-course dinner before Berlin State Ballet performance: Romeo and Juliet (Cranko).
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
Saturday April 16 BERLIN

Day at leisure. Evening: buffet dinner before Berlin State Ballet performance: Giselle

Sunday April 17 BERLIN-DRESDEN

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Dresden Semperoper Ballet Sleeping Beauty © Costin Radu

Check out of hotel. Morning at leisure. Mid-afternoon: Transfer by private coach to Dresden (approx. 2 ½ hours). Check in to five-star Swissotel Dresden am Schloss, 5 minute walk from opera house. 2-course dinner before evening performance of Semperoper Ballet Dresden Sleeping Beauty.

Monday April 18 DRESDEN

Morning: Private guided walking tour of historic Dresden, with a visit to the “Green Vault” priceless treasure chamber of the Saxon dukes. Rest of day at leisure.
Semperoper Dresden

Tuesday April 19 DRESDEN

Attend daily ballet class and working rehearsals of Dresden Semperoper Ballet. Private guided tour of the spectacular Semperoper. Evening at leisure.

Wednesday April 20 DRESDEN

Day trip to MEISSEN

Morning: depart by train for Meissen (45 minutes from Dresden), where Europeans first discovered the secret to making porcelain in 1708. Guided tour of the Meissen Porcelain demonstration workshops and museum. Time for lunch, then 90-minute walking tour of historic Meissen. Return to Dresden. Rest of afternoon at leisure. Evening: 3-course farewell dinner.


Thursday April 21 DRESDEN

Check out of hotel and depart Dresden


Total Package CA$3298 per person

based on double occupancy

Single supplement: CA$675

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

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:

8 nights double-share accommodation

Daily breakfast

Premium seats for 4 ballets

Transfer by private luxury coach from Berlin to Dresden

Day excursion by private luxury coach to Potsdam with private tour guide

Private guided bus tour of Berlin

Admission to Sanssouci Palace

Day excursion by train to Meissen

Private guided walking tours of Dresden, Meissen, and the Meissen porcelain workshops

Visit to Semperoper Ballet daily class and rehearsals, and private guided tour of Semperoper opera house

Four 3-course dinners; one 2-course dinner

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

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 24 February 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.

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

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

What the critics say:

Semperoper Ballett, under the direction of Aaron S. Watkin, is a company

that can take anything on.”

Deborah Weiss, Dance Europe, July 2015

Meissen porcelain

For more information about this trip:


phone: 416.693.4496

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