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.
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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, 101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5, 416-736-6010, TICO # 1892647

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

WIN! This beautiful ballet book


Courtesy of DK Canada, Tours en l'air has TWO copies of this magnificent book to give away. Discover more than 70 of the most famous ballets, from La Sylphide and Swan Lake to Chroma and The Winter's Tale with this visual guide to ballet history. Learn the stories behind renowned companies such as The Royal Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet. Explore the lives and achievements of dancers across the centuries, such as Marie Taglioni, Margot Fonteyn, and Mikhail Baryshinikov, as well as great Canadian legends like Karen Kain, James Kudelka and Rex Harrington. Meet major composers and choreographers, including the latest hot names like Wayne McGregor and Crystal Pite. Hardcover. List price $52 Canadian. Please note this book is available worldwide but the contest is open only to Canadian residents. To enter: send an email with the subject heading DK BOOK to toursenlair@gmail.com. Contest closes September 18.

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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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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Ballet in Arizona NOW BOOKING

 

Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
Presented in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel

101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5

TICO Ontario registration #1892647



escorted by

Canada's Word Lady,

Katherine Barber



presents



Ballet in Phoenix:

Ballet Arizona

World Premiere: Firebird

13 – 16 February, 2019

4 days, 3 nights





SIGNUP DEADLINE

12 SEPTEMBER 2018



TO BOOK

Call Eric Moe at CWT Victor Travel (416) 736-6010

toll-free 1-866-699-0199




416-693-4496

for more information



GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 30!
For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure, click here





Wednesday 13 February

Arrive Phoenix. Check in to 4-star Marriott Residence Inn Phoenix Downtown, 10-minute walk from the theatre. Evening: three-course dinner.



Thursday 14 February

Morning: Private guided tour of Desert Botanical Garden. Afternoon: Free time to visit the Heard Museum of American Indian art or the Phoenix Art Museum. Evening: three-course dinner then Ballet Arizona performance: La Sylphide (Bournonville) and world premiere of Ib Andersen's Firebird.



Friday 15 February

Morning: private guided tour of Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona home. Afternoon at leisure. Suggested activity: Visit the Musical Instrument Museum, an astounding collection of instruments from around the world giving insights into the multitudinous ways humans make music. Evening at leisure or optional second Ballet Arizona performance: La Sylphide (Bournonville) and Ib Andersen's Firebird.



Saturday 16 February

Morning: check out of hotel.



Photo by Matteo Paganelli on Unsplash



Optional 2-night pre-extension:

Grand Canyon excursion



Monday 11 February

Arrive Phoenix. Check in to 4-star Marriott Residence Inn Phoenix Downtown.



Tuesday 12 February

Morning: depart Phoenix by luxury mini-coach with guide. Midday stop in Sedona. Multi-hued stone formations jut upwards from the high desert floor creating a vivid, mesmerizing setting that changes hourly with the light. When USA Weekend compiled their Most Beautiful Places in America list, Sedona claimed the top spot. Visit the red rocks and the awe-inspiring Chapel of the Holy Cross perched on a sandstone outcrop. Free time for lunch. Continue on to the Grand Canyon. Dinner overlooking the canyon. Stay overnight at Kachina Lodge in canyon-view room.



Wednesday 13 February

Breakfast. Free time to explore and take pictures, then return to Phoenix with several stops for scenic views and lunch.



Total Package Price



Basic Package – Phoenix Only

CA$1800 per person

based on double occupancy

CA$550 single supplement



Grand Canyon Pre-extension

CA$1350 per person

based on double occupancy

CA$300 single supplement



TO BOOK

Call Eric Moe at CWT Victor Travel (416) 736-6010

toll-free 1-866-699-0199



All prices valid till 12 SEPTEMBER 2018



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



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 combine this with our San Francisco trip. More info here 



Basic Package includes:

3 nights double-share accommodation

2 three-course dinners

Daily hot and cold breakfast buffet

Best category seat for 1 performance

Admission and private guided tours of Desert Botanical Garden and Taliesin West

Wireless audio tour guide system for tours

Free wifi in hotel

Ballet Notes



Two-night Grand Canyon pre-extension includes:

1 night double-share accommodation in Phoenix

Two hot and cold breakfast buffets

1 three-course dinner

Private guided excursion from Phoenix to Sedona and the Grand Canyon

1 lunch

1 night double-share accommodation in a canyon-view room in Grand Canyon Village

Free wifi in hotel



Not included:

Airfare

Meals and transfers not mentioned in this itinerary

Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls

Cancellation insurance and hospital/medical insurance



For more information about this trip, 
contact Katherine Barber

email: toursenlair@gmail.com

phone: 416.693.4496





Terms and Conditions:

This program is only 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 instalments, 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.
 

Non-refundable deposit of CA$900.00 per person for the basic package and CA$1575.00 per person for the basic package plus Grand Canyon add-on is required at time of booking, no later than 12 September 2018, to secure your space for this package. Single supplement (if applicable) and optional cancellation and medical insurance must also be paid at time of booking.



Final payment due Thursday December 6, 2018. Total package price is fully non-refundable if you cancel.



All cancellations must be received in writing at CWT Victor Travel to the attention of Eric Moe (ericm@cwtvictortravel.ca)



Passports and any entry visas are the responsibility of the traveller and should be valid for at least 6 months after the date of the expected return. Even if in possession of these documents, entry into another country may still be refused.

If Your Booking is Changed by You: If you request a change to a booking more than 45 days prior to departure, it is subject to a $50 administration fee (including H.S.T.). A name correction, change of name or change of departure date requested within 45 days of departure makes the booking subject to full applicable cancellation charges as set out below. Once travel has commenced, no changes to the booking are permitted.



If You Cancel Your Booking: The following cancellation charges apply, as of the date on which we are informed of your cancellation (date of departure is excluded when calculating these cancellation charges):

More than 45 days: deposit of $1000 plus single supplement and upgrades if applicable

0-44 days: 100% of total price

Cancellation charges include H.S.T. and are effective from the day we record your cancellation request. We reserve the right to re-sell any cancelled services, tickets, etc. without a refund to you.



If Your Booking is Changed by Us: This tour is prepared months in advance, and occasionally a part of it has to be modified or is not available. On occasion, even after your booking is confirmed, we may have to make changes to your requested arrangements. Most changes will be minor, however, we may need to make a major change prior to your departure. Major changes include:

  1. change of departure or return by more than 24 hours;
  2. change of accommodation and/or accommodation standard;
  3. increase in your costs in excess of 7% (unless government imposed); and
  4. change of route requiring additional traveler identification or documentation without sufficient time to obtain this documentation before departure



If we make a major change, we will advise you as soon as possible, and you may then:

a. accept the change as offered;
b.
select an alternate tour with Us based on availability and the applicable price; or
c.
cancel your trip completely with a refund of the price paid, minus the non-refundable deposit.



Sometimes the hotel reserved is not available due to unexpected maintenance or overbooking, and a substitute hotel of equal or greater quality will be provided. If the hotel standard is downgraded and you accept the change as offered, a refund for any difference in price will be issued. We reserve the right to change published prices without notice and/or to pass on government imposed taxes, transportation related fees or surcharges including those for fuel or currency fluctuations to you.



Force Majeure: We may not be able to refund you in full for some or all changes made because of war or threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, weather causing beach erosion, epidemics or health risks, technical or mechanical problems with transport, flight delays due to weather, government action, closed or congested airports or seaports, supplier insolvency and any events beyond our direct control.



Tour Escort: If the tour escort is unable to accompany the tour, she will be replaced and the tour will go ahead as scheduled.



It is Not the Same Away From Home: As Canadians, we enjoy a very high standard of living. In other parts of the world, uninterrupted supply of water and electricity, the local health conditions, levels of security and standards of food and drink differ from those we enjoy at home.





Travel Insurance

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that

Manulife out-of-province health insurance

and trip cancellation insurance be

purchased. It is available through CWT

Victor Travel. Payment of the premium

must accompany the deposit and is nonrefundable.



You have the choice of purchasing

Manulife Insurance from CWT Victor

Travel. Alternatively, if you have your

own coverage, we require proof of

coverage from you stating the name of

the insurer and the policy number as well

as emergency contact number.



Non-medical Cancellation Insurance is

strongly recommended. Information

regarding out-of-province medical &

cancellation insurance is available

through CWT Victor Travel.



Estimated cost on fully non-refundable

land arrangements of CA$1800 based on a

50-year-old traveller for Non-Medical Inclusive: $155.52 ($144.00 + $11.52 tax) Price will vary based on age and state of health.



If you do not wish to purchase Travel

Insurance, you must fill out and sign the

Liability Release Form which we provide

for you.


Ballet in San Francisco NOW BOOKING


Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
Presented in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel

101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5

TICO Ontario registration #1892647



escorted by

Canada's Word Lady,

Katherine Barber



presents



Ballet in San Francisco

16 - 18 February, 2019

3 days, 2 nights, 2 performances



SIGNUP DEADLINE

12 SEPTEMBER 2018




416-693-4496

for more information





GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 30!
For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure, please click here





Saturday 16 February

Arrive San Francisco. Check in to four-star Hilton Parc 55 Hotel, near Union Square. Evening: Buffet dinner at the War Memorial Opera House before evening performance of San Francisco Ballet: Divertimento #15 (Balanchine), Appassionata (Millepied), Anima Animus (Dawson). 



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Sunday 17 February

Morning at leisure. Suggested activity: Visit the “Monet: The Late Years” and “Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey” special exhibitions at the de Young Museum or the “Jewels of the Maharajahs” special exhibition at the Legion of Honor. Afternoon: performance of San Francisco Ballet: Snowblind (Marston), Etudes (Lander), The Fifth Season (Tomasson). Evening: three-course dinner.



Monday 18 February

Check out of hotel and depart San Francisco.



Total Package Price



CA$1500 per person

based on double occupancy

CA$300 single supplement





TO BOOK

Call Eric Moe at CWT Victor Travel (416) 736-6010

toll-free 1-866-699-0199



All prices valid till 12 SEPTEMBER 2018



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



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 combine this with our San Francisco trip. More info here 



Package includes:

2 nights double-share accommodation

2 three-course dinners

2 premium ballet tickets



Not included:

Airfare

Meals and transfers not mentioned in this itinerary

Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls

Cancellation insurance

and hospital/medical insurance







For more information about this trip, contact Katherine Barber

:

email: toursenlair@gmail.com

phone: 416.693.4496



Terms and Conditions:

This program is only 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 instalments, 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.

Non-refundable deposit of CA$750.00 per person is required at time of booking, no later than 12 SEPTEMBER 2018, to secure your space for this package. Single supplement (if applicable), & optional cancellation and medical insurance must also be paid at time of booking



Final payment due December 6, 2018. Total package price is fully non-refundable if you cancel.



All cancellations must be received in writing at CWT Victor Travel to the attention of Eric Moe (ericm@cwtvictortravel.ca)



Passports and any entry visas are the responsibility of the traveller and should be valid for at least 6 months after the date of the expected return. Even if in possession of these documents, entry into another country may still be refused.



If Your Booking is Changed by You: If you request a change to a booking more than 45 days prior to departure, it is subject to a $50 administration fee (including H.S.T.). A name correction, change of name or change of departure date requested within 45 days of departure makes the booking subject to full applicable cancellation charges as set out below. Once travel has commenced, no changes to the booking are permitted.



If You Cancel Your Booking: The following cancellation charges apply, as of the date on which we are informed of your cancellation (date of departure is excluded when calculating these cancellation charges):

More than 45 days: deposit of $1500 plus single supplement and upgrades if applicable

0-44 days: 100% of total price

Cancellation charges include H.S.T. and are effective from the day we record your cancellation request. We reserve the right to re-sell any cancelled services, tickets, etc. without a refund to you.



If Your Booking is Changed by Us: This tour is prepared months in advance, and occasionally a part of it has to be modified or is not available. On occasion, even after your booking is confirmed, we may have to make changes to your requested arrangements. Most changes will be minor; however, we may need to make a major change prior to your departure. Major changes include:

  1. change of departure or return by more than 24 hours;
  2. change of accommodation and/or accommodation standard;
  3. increase in your costs in excess of 7% (unless government imposed); and
  4. change of route requiring additional traveler identification or documentation without sufficient time to obtain this documentation before departure

If we make a major change, we will advise you as soon as possible, and you may then:

a. accept the change as offered;
b.
select an alternate tour with Us based on availability and the applicable price; or
c.
cancel your trip completely with a refund of the price paid, minus the non-refundable deposit.



Sometimes the hotel reserved is not available due to unexpected maintenance or overbooking, and a substitute hotel of equal or greater quality will be provided. If the hotel standard is downgraded and you accept the change as offered, a refund for any difference in price will be issued. We reserve the right to change published prices without notice and/or to pass on government imposed taxes, transportation related fees or surcharges including those for fuel or currency fluctuations to you.



Force Majeure: We may not be able to refund you in full for some or all changes made because of war or threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, weather causing beach erosion, epidemics or health risks, technical or mechanical problems with transport, flight delays due to weather, government action, closed or congested airports or seaports, supplier insolvency and any events beyond our direct control.



Tour Escort: If the tour escort is unable to accompany the tour, she will be replaced and the tour will go ahead as scheduled.



It is Not the Same Away From Home: As Canadians, we enjoy a very high standard of living. In other parts of the world, uninterrupted supply of water and electricity, the local health conditions, levels of security and standards of food and drink differ from those we enjoy at home.



Travel Insurance

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that Manulife out-of-province health insurance and trip cancellation insurance be purchased. It is available through CWT Victor Travel. Payment of the premium must accompany the deposit and is nonrefundable.

You have the choice of purchasing Manulife Insurance from CWT Victor Travel. Alternatively, if you have your own coverage, we require proof of coverage from you stating the name of the insurer and the policy number as well as emergency contact number.

Non-medical Cancellation Insurance is strongly recommended. Information regarding out-of-province medical & cancellation insurance is available through CWT Victor Travel.

Estimated cost on fully non-refundable land arrangements of CA$1500 based on a 50-year-old traveller: Non-Medical Inclusive CA$129.60 ($120.00 + $9.60 tax). Price will vary based on age and state of health.

If you do not wish to purchase Travel Insurance, you must fill out and sign the Liability Release Form which we provide for you.

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