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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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Amsterdam-Paris Ballet Trip May 2017 now booking

THIS TRIP HAS NOW BEEN REPLACED BY A PARIS-THE HAGUE TRIP. PLEASE CLICK HERE:
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2016/09/paris-and-holland-trip-now-booking.html 

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CWT 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



Amsterdam and Paris

in Tulip Time



30 April – 10 May 2017

11 days, 10 nights

3 ballet performances + 1 optional



The world's first ballet company,

Paris Opera Ballet, 
plus Dutch National Ballet in an all-Balanchine program, 
and its Junior Company performing works by the three major Dutch choreographers,

Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, and Toer van Schayk

BOOKING OPENS AUGUST 24



TO BOOK: 416.736.6010 x. 234
toll-free 1-866-699-0199




Sunday April 30 AMSTERDAM

Arrive Amsterdam. Check in to the centrally located 4-star NH Amsterdam Centre hotel, 4 minutes walk from Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam and the Rijkmuseum.

Monday May 1 AMSTERDAM

Watch Dutch National Ballet company class and backstage tour of the opera house. Afternoon at leisure. Evening: 3-course welcome dinner followed by performance of Dutch National Ballet Junior Company: works by the three major Dutch choreographers, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, and Toer van Schayk, plus 3 other works.



Tuesday May 2 AMSTERDAM

Morning: Depart by private coach for the spectacular Keukenhof Garden

http://haarlem.ca/images/keukenhof.jpg

Visit Keukenhof (about 90 minutes). Afternooon: depart Keukenhof for Utrecht. Walking tour and canal boat tour of Utrecht. Dinner before evening performance of Dutch National Ballet: Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Tarantella, Theme and Variations (all Balanchine). Depart theatre by private coach and return directly to hotel.


Utrecht


Wednesday May 3 AMSTERDAM

Day at leisure


Thursday May 4 AMSTERDAM

1030 am: Private guided tour of the highlights of the Rijksmuseum (1 hour). Rest of day at leisure.


Friday May 5 AMSTERDAM – GHENT - PARIS

830am: Check out of hotel. Transfer by luxury washroom-equipped private coach to Paris. Noon: Arrive Ghent, Belgium. 12-minute cruise by private boat along the canal from coach park to central Ghent. 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.

 
4 pm: Depart Ghent for Paris

830 pm: Arrive at 4-star Les Jardins du Marais hotel near Place de la Bastille.


Saturday May 6 PARIS

Day at leisure. Evening: 2-course dinner before Paris Opera Ballet performance: In G (Robbins), La Valse (Balanchine), Bolero (Cherkaoui) at the historic Palais Garnier opera house.


Sunday May 7 PARIS

Day at leisure. Evening: Optional Paris Opera Ballet performance: Walkaround Time (Cunningham), Trio, Workwithinwork (both Forsythe).


Monday May 8 PARIS

Day at leisure. Guided tour of Paris Opera Garnier. Dinner at Les Ombres restaurant overlooking the Eiffel Tower.


Tuesday May 9 PARIS

Day trip by private coach to Claude Monet's house and garden at Giverny. Private guided tour of the Musée des Impressionismes. Lunch. Return to Paris. Farewell dinner.


Wednesday May 10 PARIS

Check out of hotel and depart Paris.


GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 25!



Total Package CA$5299 per person

based on double occupancy

Single supplement: CA$2069




**please note that trip prices are in CANADIAN dollars.
At today's exchange rate, and counting in your credit card charges, they would work out approximately as follows in US$ and UK pounds:

$US 4251 PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$US 5911 SINGLE OCCUPANCY
GBP 3234 PER PERSON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
GBP 4497 SINGLE OCCUPANCY

BOOKING OPENS AUGUST 24



TO BOOK: 416.736.6010 x. 234



All prices valid till 10 September 2016



Package includes:

10 nights double-share accommodation

Daily breakfast

Premium seats for 3 ballets

Transfer by private luxury coach from Amsterdam to Paris, 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

Admission and private guided tour of the Musée des Impressionismes in Giverny

Day excursion by private luxury coach to Keukenhof and Utrecht

Admission to Keukenhof

Walking tour and canal boat cruise in Utrecht

Private guided tour of Rijksmuseum

Private guided tour of Garnier opera house

Four 3-course meals, two 2-course meals

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:

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 in this brochure



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

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



LAND-ONLY PACKAGE 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.





For more information:

email: toursenlair@gmail.com

phone: 416.693.4496



SIGNUP DEADLINE

10 SEPTEMBER 2016





Terms and Conditions:

Non-refundable deposit of CA$2000 per person is required at time of registration, no later than

10 September 2016, 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 9 February 2017, and total package price is fully

non-refundable.

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 (lucy@cwtvictortravel.ca)

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



BALLET BUCKET LIST

Paris Opera Ballet performing at the Palais Garnier

Dutch National Ballet performing works by “the three Vans”




for more fabulous escorted vacations

for ballet lovers and

information on

Katherine's highly popular

ballet appreciation courses






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