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:
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All Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are presented by CWT Victor Travel

Customers rave about Tours en l'air: 
"My most sincere thank you to you Katherine for a 
superb trip filled with 
 outstanding ballet, wonderful side adventures, surprises, 
friendship and good cheer -- 
all due to your excellent planning."
Ann H.(Munich and Stuttgart, April 2012)

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May 11 - 19, 2017 (10 days)


An American in Paris (Wheeldon)

Royal Ballet

Mayerling (MacMillan)

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude (Forsythe),Tarantella (Balanchine) Strapless (Wheeldon), New Scarlett

Birmingham Royal Ballet 
Solitaire(MacMillan), Five Tangos (Van Manen), Pineapple Poll (Cranko)  

Northern Ballet

Casanova (Tindall)


Ghost Dances (Bruce), The 3 Dancers (Veldman), new work by Aletta Collins

June 29 – July 10, 2017 (12 days)

South of France: Toulouse & Bordeaux (day trips to Carcassonne, the Dordogne, and Saint-Emilion)

Ballet du Capitole de Toulouse

MC 14/22 (Ceci est mon corps) (Preljocaj)

Les Sylphides (Fokine)

Ballet de l'Opéra National de Bordeaux

Romeo and Juliet (Jude)




August 4 - 6 (3 days)

Saint-Sauveur, Quebec

Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur

repertoire TBA 

September 28 - October 7

Paris and Amsterdam

  Nederlands Dans Theater

New works by Edward Clug, Medhi Walerski, and Sol León & Paul Lightfoot

Dutch National Ballet
all van Manen: On the Move, 5 Tangos, Sarcasmen, Symphonieën der Nederlanden 

National Ballet of Canada
 Nijinsky (Neumeier)

Paris Opera Ballet 
 Jewels (Balanchine)

Draft itinerary here:


March 12 - 21, 2018

Vienna and Budapest
day trip to Bratislava

Vienna State Ballet

Raymonda (Nureyev)

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

Hungarian National Ballet
The Fountain of Bakhchisarai (Rostislav)

Slovak National Theatre Ballet  
Esmeralda (Medvedev after Petipa)

April 14 - 23, 2018


Bavarian State Ballet

A Midsummer Night's Dream (Neumeier)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (Wheeldon)

Spartacus (Grigorovich)

Bavarian State Ballet Junior Company and School Performance

Anna Karenina (Spuck)

Borderlands, Kairos, New Creation (McGregor)

The Taming of the Shrew (Cranko)

Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)

Onegin (Cranko)     

April 26 - 30
San Francisco
San Francisco Ballet:

Festival of New Works
  12 new works by: David Dawson, Alonzo King, Edwaard Liang, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Cathy Marston, Trey McIntyre, Justin Peck, Arthur Pita, Yuri Possokhov, Dwight Rhoden, Stanton Welch, and Christopher Wheeldon.

 May 19 - 25
Boston Ballet

The Sleeping Beauty

Choreography by Marius Petipa, with additional choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton
Classic Balanchine

Chaconne, Prodigal Son, Stravinsky Violin Concerto
La Sylphide

            Choreography by Sorella Englund, after August Bournonville

  Excerpts from Napoli, Flower Festival in Genzano, Abdallah

Choreography by August Bournonville

May 31 - June 10, 7 performances

Royal Danish Ballet:
Ballet Week

Napoli (Bournonville, restaged by Nikolaj Hubbe and Sorella Englund)

details TBA

Swan Lake (staged by Silja Schandorff and Nikolaj Hübbe)

Shaken Mirror (Brandstrup)

"Nikolaj Hübbe presents..."
Each show has its own theme, which Hübbe shines a light on from all possible angles with guests from near and far who are part of the current events – artists, commentators, scientists and the like. The whole event is spiced up by performances by members of the Royal Danish Ballet.

 "An evening of modern dance"
Details TBA

Closing Gala

end June
Paris Opera Ballet:
Repertoire TBA, but drawn from:
Lacotte's La Sylphide, ballets by Crystal Pite (The Seasons' Canon?) and Ivan Perez, William Forsythe's Blake Works, plus Le Jeune homme et la mort (Petit) and Etudes (Lander)

June 29 - July 8
Berlin and Hamburg
(daytrip to Dresden)

Berlin State Ballet
Don Quixote

Dresden Semperoper Ballet

Heatscape (Peck), Gods and Dogs (Kylian), Political Mother (Schechter)

National Ballet of Canada

Dreamers Ever Leave You (Binet), Emergence (Pite), The Man in Black (Kudelka)

Hamburg Ballet Swan Lake (Neumeier)

Beethoven Project (Neumeier)

The Concert, Dances at a Gathering  (Robbins) 
Stuttgart Ballet
Reid Anderson retirement celebration: program & dates TBA

Other trips may be added as ballet companies announce their seasons. To be the first to know when a trip is announced, sign up for our mailing list.

To get an idea of what a typical Tours en l'air trip is like, you can see the brochures for some of our past trips by clicking on the following links:

Chicago : Paris Opera Ballet
San Francisco San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet
Stuttgart and Munich 2013:  Stuttgart Ballet, Ballet Augsburg, Bavarian State Ballet "Ballet Festival Week"
New York May 2013: New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Saratoga Springs July 2013: New York City Ballet
Copenhagen and Hamburg March 2014 : Royal Danish Ballet, Hamburg Ballet
San Francisco May 2014 : San Francisco Ballet, Smuin Ballet, Ballet San Jose
Paris and Amsterdam May 2014: Paris Opera Ballet, Dutch National Ballet
New York May 2014: New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre
Paris Opera Ballet in Montreal, October 2014

Vienna, Prague, and Dresden, April 2015: Vienna State Ballet, Ballet of the National Theatre of Slovakia, Czech National Ballet, Dresden Semperoper Ballet
Munich and Stuttgart April 2015: Bavarian State Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet
New York May 2015 : New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre 

and an account of our San Francisco 2013 trip here. 


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