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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Thursday, February 21, 2013

See NYCB in Saratoga Springs! Trip now booking - signup deadline March 8

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

TICO Ontario registration #1892647


Tours en l'air

Ballet Holidays

escorted by

Canada's Word Lady, Katherine Barber

New York City Ballet


Saratoga Springs, NY

12-14 July 2013

3 days, 2 nights

2 ballet performances + 1 optional

Works by Balanchine, Wheeldon, and Robbins

Friday 12 July
Arrive Saratoga Springs, New York; check in to the 3-star Hilton Garden Inn, conveniently located a 5-minute drive from the Saratoga Performing Arts Centre in Saratoga State Park. Evening: 3-course welcome dinner at the majestic Hall of Springs restaurant and pre-performance interview with an NYCB dancer. Performance of Dances at a Gathering (Robbins), Hallelujah Junction (Martins), and the mesmerizing After the Rain (Wheeldon)

Dances at a Gathering:

After the Rain

 Click here for more on Hallelujah Junction

Saturday 13 July
Morning at leisure. Suggested activities: explore the charming spa town of Saratoga Springs, have an effervescent mineral bath at the Roosevelt Baths about two minutes walk from the entrance to the theatre, enjoy a round of golf or a walk in the lovely park, or visit the National Museum of Dance and Dance Hall of Fame, a short walk from the hotel on the way to the theatre. Optional (subject to availability, class size limited to 15, cost $25): take a “Dance with the Dancers” one-hour ballet class (10–11 a.m.) taught by a New York City Ballet dancer, in which you will learn a combination from the NYCB rep. No previous ballet experience required.
Afternoon: Optional performance of Year of the Rabbit (Peck), Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Garland Dance from Sleeping Beauty (both Balanchine), and Barber Violin Concerto (Martins).

For Year of the Rabbit, click here.  

Stravinsky Violin Concerto:

 Barber Violin Concerto

Evening: three-course dinner then performance of Bal de Couture (Martins), Rubies (Balanchine), West Side Story Suite (Robbins), This Bitter Earth (Wheeldon). Gala festivities to follow.


West Side Story Suite

Sunday 14 July
Check out of hotel. Depart Saratoga. 


Total package CA$750 per person,

based on double occupancy (one king or two double beds)

Single supplement: CA$230

All prices valid till 8 March 2013

You have the flexibility of arranging travel at your own convenience.

Return group transport by luxury washroom-equipped coach from Toronto available ($250). Includes transfers between hotel and theatre in Saratoga.

Minimum 15 passengers required.

Package price includes:
Premium orchestra seats for 2 ballet performances
Gala activities after Saturday night performance
1 pre-performance talk
2 nights double-share accommodation in the Hilton Garden Inn with daily hot and cold breakfast buffet
2 three-course dinners with coffee, tea, and soft drinks
Free parking at hotel and theatre
Ballet enrichment notes and informal post-performance reviews with tour leader
All taxes, service fees, and surcharges

Not included:
Transportation to and from Saratoga Springs
Transfers between hotel and theatre unless travelling with the group coach
Items of a personal nature, e.g. telephone calls
Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary
Alcoholic beverages with meals
Dance with the Dancers” ballet class
Admission to National Museum of Dance
Suggested activities for the morning of Saturday 13 July
Optional afternoon performance on Saturday 13 July
Cancellation and hospital/medical insurance

Terms and Conditions:

Non-refundable payment in full of CA$750 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 8 March 2013.** Single supplement, payment for optional “Dance with the Dancers” class, coach fare, and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance also payable at this time.

All cancellations must be received in writing at CWT Victor Travel to the attention of Lucy Nati (

RBC out-of-province health insurance and trip cancellation insurance are available through CWT Victor Travel and STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. Price will vary according to birthdate. Premium must accompany payment for the package and is non-refundable.

For more information and a registration form: or 416.693.4496



**The payment is fully refundable in the event of cancellation of the trip by the travel agent.

Saratoga Springs is on the Amtrak train line between New York and Montreal.
Nearest airport is Albany, 30 minutes drive from Saratoga, with regular scheduled direct service from the following cities: Orlando, Philadelphia, Washington Dulles, Charlotte, Cleveland, Boston, Baltimore, Newark, Toronto, Detroit, Chicago Midway, Tampa, Ft Lauderdale, Atlanta
To read more about how 38 people enjoyed our Saratoga Springs ballet trip in 2011, click here.
For other fabulous ballet holidays, please click here.

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