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. Twitter: @thewordlady Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.barber.37
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO # 1892647

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Stuttgart 2016 Ballet Festival NOW BOOKING

For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure, please email toursenlair@gmail.com


 
Victor Travel
101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5
TICO Ontario registration #1892647
presents

Tours en l'air
Ballet Holidays

escorted by
Canada's Word Lady,
Katherine Barber


Stuttgart
15-25 July 2016
11 days, 10 nights
8 ballet performances

BALLET BUCKET LIST*
Ballets by John Cranko performed by his own Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart
*Your checklist for ballets, companies, performers, experiences that every ballet lover should enjoy at least once in their life

Sightseeing in beautiful southern Germany
and a celebration of all that the world-renowned Stuttgart Ballet has contributed to the art form

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.

You can use RBC Reward Points and/or RBC Certificates towards
the purchase of this package

Friday 15 July
Arrive Stuttgart; check in to 5-star Schlossgarten Hotel, 4 minutes walk from opera house. Early evening: Meet-and-greet in the hotel's John-Cranko lounge. You may arrive earlier in Stuttgart if you wish.
Sat. 16 July
Morning: 2-hour walking tour of central Stuttgart. Afternoon at leisure. Evening: Welcome 3-course dinner before performance of companies whose directors are Stuttgart Ballet alumni: Dancers of the Korean National Ballet, Czech National Ballet, Ballett Zürich, Ballet du Rhin, Augsburg Ballett, Ballett im Revier and Gauthier Dance: Mixed Program.
Sun. 17 July
Morning at leisure. You can relax in one of Stuttgart's mineral baths, stroll in the lovely Schlossgarten, or have some classic coffee and cake at a cafe. Visit one of Stuttgart's renowned art galleries, or the Mercedes-Benz or Porsche museum, or the botanical garden and zoo. Afternoon or evening (the group will be split because the theatre is very small) Stuttgart Ballet: Mixed Program (excerpts from Stuttgart Ballet world premieres of the last 20 years). Evening: “The Next Generation” Artistic Directors Sue Jin Kang, Filip Barankiewicz, Christian Spuck, Ivan Cavallari, Robert Conn, Bridget Breiner und Eric Gauthier discuss the future.
Mon. 18 July
Day trip by private luxury coach to Baden-Baden and the Black Forest (approx 1 ½ – 2 hours each way depending on traffic). Private guided 2-hour walking tour of the historic luxury spa town of Baden-Baden. Drive through the picturesque Black Forest and visit the picture-postcard town of Schiltach. Return to Stuttgart. Evening at leisure.
Tues. 19 July
Day trip by private luxury coach to Northern Bavaria (approx 2 hours each way). Our private luxury coach transports you to the idyllic medieval town of Dinkelsbuhl for the colourful Kinderzeche festival, commemorating how the town was spared destruction in the Thirty Years' War. Continue along the “Romantic Road” to the almost perfectly preserved 16th century town of Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Evening: performance of works by choreographers who came out of the Stuttgart Ballet: the second detail (Forsythe), Beethoven's 7th Symphony (Scholz), new Marco Goecke
Wed. 20 July
Day at leisure. Evening Stuttgart Ballet : Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)
Thurs. 21 July
Day trip by high-speed train to Strasbourg, France (approx. 1¼ hours each way). 2-hour private guided tour of historic Strasbourg. Lunch. Boat trip on the Ill River. Evening: Stuttgart Ballet: The Taming of the Shrew (Cranko).
Fri. 22 July
Day trip by private luxury coach (1 hour each way) to Heidelberg, Germany's most famous university town, dating from the Middle Ages. Walking tour of the old town and visit to the castle. Return to Stuttgart. Evening: Stuttgart Ballet: Onegin (Cranko)
Sat. 23 July
Visit by train (1/2 hr) to Ludwigsburg, the Versailles of southern Germany, with private guided tour of the interior of one of Germany's biggest baroque palaces and its beautiful gardens. Evening performance: John Cranko School Gala.
Sun. 24 July
Day at leisure. Farewell dinner before Stuttgart Ballet Closing Gala.
Mon. 25 July: STUTTGART
Check out of hotel and depart STUTTGART. (You may extend your stay if you wish).

REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE
9 MAY 2016

TO BOOK: Lucy Nati at Victor Travel,
416-736-6010 x 234
toll-free 1-866-699-0199
Total Package

double occupancy: $5899 per person
single occupancy $7699
All prices valid till 9 MAY 2016


Package price includes:
10 nights twin share accommodation in the 5-star Schlossgarten Hotel in Stuttgart (travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another)
Daily breakfast
Best available seats for 8 ballets
Private guided walking tours of central Stuttgart, Baden-Baden, Strasbourg, Heidelberg, Dinkelsbuhl, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber,
Admission to Heidelberg Castle
Admission to and private guided tour of Ludwigsburg palace and garden
Day trips by private coach to Baden-Baden and the Black Forest, Dinkelsbuhl and Rothenburg, and Heidelberg
Day trips by train to Strasbourg and Ludwigsburg
River boat trip in Strasbourg
Two 3-course dinners, four 2-course lunches
Beverages with group meals (mineral water, tea or coffee, and 1 glass wine or beer or soft drink)
Ballet enrichment program: ballet notes and informal pre-performance talks and post-performance reviews with tour leader

Not included:
Airfare
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 payment in full is required at time of registration, no later than 9 May 2016, to secure your space for this package**.
Single supplement and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance are also payable at this time.
All cancellations must be received in writing at Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel to the attention of Lucy Nati (lucy@cwtvictortravel.ca).
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.

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

For more information:

phone: 416.693.4496



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.




Disclaimer
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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