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
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Amsterdam and Paris Ballet Trip Fall 2017 - NOW BOOKING

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

Ballet in
Amsterdam and Paris
28 September – 7 October 2017
10 days, 9 nights
4 ballet performances
For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure, please click here

Thursday September 28 AMSTERDAM
Arrive Amsterdam. Check in to 4-star Hampshire Hotel The Manor Amsterdam, 10 minutes by direct tram from the theatres.

Friday September 29 AMSTERDAM
Watch Dutch National Ballet company class and backstage tour of the opera house. Afternoon at leisure. Evening: 3-course welcome dinner and performance of Nederlands Dans Theater: 3 new works by Edward Clug, Medhi Walerski, and Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

Saturday September 30 AMSTERDAM
1030 am: Private guided tour of the highlights of the Rijksmuseum (1 hour). Rest of day at leisure. Evening: performance of Dutch National Ballet : all van Manen: On the Move, Symphonieën der Nederlanden, 5 Tangos, Sarcasmen.

Sunday October 1 AMSTERDAM
Day at leisure. Three-course dinner.

Monday October 2 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 Hotel Astra Opera, 3 minutes walk from the Opera Garnier.

Tuesday October 3 PARIS
Day at leisure. Evening: 2-course dinner before National Ballet of Canada performance: Nijinsky (Neumeier)

Wednesday October 4 PARIS
Day at leisure. Evening: Paris Opera Ballet performance: Jewels

Thursday October 5 PARIS
Day trip by private coach to Giverny.  Lunch at picturesque Moulin de Fourges.
Moulin de Fourges

Visit Claude Monet's house and garden.
Private guided tour of the Musée des Impressionismes exhibit Manguin, the Joy of Colour. Henri Manguin’s paintngs convey a joy of life and a sensuality that led him to be called “the voluptuous painter” by Guillaume Apollinaire. Through his colour harmonies, this friend of Henri Matisse worked in tandem with the bold innovations of the Fauves. Return to Paris. 

Henri Manguin: Amandier en fleurs
Friday October 6 PARIS
Day at leisure. Guided tour of Paris Opera Garnier outside regular visiting hours. Farewell  Dinner at Les Ombres restaurant overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

The view from Les Ombres

Saturday October 7 PARIS
Check out of hotel and depart Paris.

Total package price
(land only, airfare in addition):
double occupancy: CA $4800 per person
single supplement CA$1500

US$ (estimate)
$3650 per person double occupancy, single supplement $1150
Trips are charged in Canadian dollars. US equivalent will depend on the exchange rate on the day the transaction is processed. 
The above estimate is provided for your convenience only.


REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE JULY 12, 2017

GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 15


TO BOOK
Call Lucy Nati at CWT Victor Travel (416) 736-6010 x. 234
toll-free 1-866-699-0199

All prices valid till 12 JULY 2017

Package includes:
Twin or double share accommodation in 4-star hotels:
4 nights Amsterdam, 5 nights Paris
Daily breakfast
Premium ballet tickets for 4 performances
4 three-course dinners and
2 three-course lunches, including wine, mineral water, coffee or tea
3-day tram ticket in Amsterdam
Admission to Rijksmuseum and private guided tour
Private walking tour and canal cruise in Ghent
Private day trip to Giverny; admission and guided tour of Musee des Impressionismes and Claude Monet's house and garden
Luxury coach transfer Amsterdam to Paris
Private guided tour of Opera Garnier outside of regular visiting hours, including backstage and under-stage area not open on public tours
Watch Dutch National Ballet company class and backstage tour
Free wifi in hotels

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.

For more information:
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
phone: 416.693.4496

BALLET BUCKET LIST
Paris Opera Ballet performing at the Palais Garnier
Dutch National Ballet performing works by Hans van Manen
Support your National Ballet of Canada on their tour to Paris and see a performance in the historic Théatre des Champs-Elysées, site of the riotous premiere of Nijinsky's Rite of Spring


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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
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