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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Monday, May 1, 2017

Vienna Budapest Ballet Trip March 2018 DRAFT ITINERARY

March 12 - 21, 2018

Vienna and Budapest

(day trip to Bratislava)


Vienna State Ballet 

 Raymonda (Nureyev after Petipa)


Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Theme & Variations (both Balanchine), 
 Bach Suite III (Neumeier),  
The Concert (Robbins)


Hungarian National Ballet


The Fountain of Bakhchisarai


Slovak National Theatre Ballet

 Esmeralda (after Petipa)

DRAFT ITINERARY

This trip will open for booking in summer 2017. Maximum group size is 25, and it is already looking popular. If you are interested, please send an email to toursenlair@gmail.com. This will put you on the priority notification list when the trip goes on sale. It is not a commitment. 

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

A great trip especially if you like more traditional ballets. 

Monday March 12 VIENNA

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The view of Vienna State Opera over breakfast at the Opernring Hotel.
Arrive Vienna. Check into the 4-star Das Opernring hotel on Vienna's famous Ring boulevard, opposite the Vienna State Opera House.

Tuesday March 13 VIENNA

Morning: 2-hour private guided walking tour of central Vienna. Afternoon at leisure. Evening: 3-course typically Viennese welcome dinner in the exquisite Art Nouveau Palmenhaus (conservatory) before performance of Vienna State Ballet in Petipa's last major ballet, Raymonda, to glorious music by Glazunov in a sumptuous production by Rudolf Nureyev.
https://youtu.be/v0deBzDnsdE



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Bratislava


Wednesday March 14 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: Esmeralda (after Petipa) Return by private coach directly to Vienna hotel.
https://youtu.be/mrqkvM24Jwo 

Thursday March 15 VIENNA

Day at leisure. Suggested activities: Visit the beautiful Easter markets. For history buffs: Visit the Hofburg Imperial palace 10 minutes walk from the hotel, or Schonbrunn Palace, a short subway ride away. Have coffee and cake at the world famous Demel café near the Hofburg. 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). 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!


Friday March 16 VIENNA

Afternoon: Private guided tour of Vienna State Opera house. Rest of day at leisure. Evening: performance of Vienna State Ballet Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Theme & Variations (both Balanchine), Bach Suite III (Neumeier), The Concert (Robbins).

Saturday March 17 VIENNA- BUDAPEST
Check out of hotel and depart Vienna. Transfer by private luxury washroom-equipped coach to Budapest (approx. 3 hours from Vienna)
Check in to centrally located 4-star hotel. Lunch. Afternoon: discover the classical side of Budapest with a panoramic city tour. During the tour you will pass by the characteristic attractions such as the Parliament, Heroe's Square, Citadel, Gellért Bath, Chainbridge, etc. Then visit the Castle District with interior visits to Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church.


Sunday March 18 BUDAPEST
The Hungarian Parliament

Morning: visit the breathtaking parliament. Afternoon at leisure.
Evening: performance of Hungarian National Ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai. 
https://youtu.be/XkyDzpy2g5M
 



Monday March 19 BUDAPEST

After breakfast you start your excursion to Gödöllö (about half an hour from Budapest) where you visit the former residence of the Austrian Empress and Hungarian Queen Elizabeth (Sissi), Gödöllö Palace.
 
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 Continue on to the historic town of Szentendre, with its many artist colonies. Return to Budapest. Evening: candle-lit dinner cruise on the Danube.
Szentendre

Tuesday March 20 BUDAPEST

Day at leisure. Farewell dinner.

Wednesday March 21 BUDAPEST

Morning: Check out of hotel.


Typical daytime highs 9 - 17 degrees Celsius, 46 - 64 degrees Fahrenheit

For more information:


phone: 416.693.4496




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.

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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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