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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Munich-Stuttgart Ballet Trip: Signup Deadline 20 January

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Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel
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

Stuttgart and Munich

23 April – 1 May 2015

9 days, 8 nights

5 ballet performances

Ballets by John Cranko performed by his own Stuttgart Ballet in Stuttgart

*Your checklist for ballets, companies, performers, experiences that every ballet lover should enjoy at least once in their life

Sightseeing in beautiful southern Germany
and masterpieces by Cranko, Ratmansky, Neumeier, and Fokine performed by the world-renowned Stuttgart Ballet and Bavarian State Ballet

LAND-ONLY PACKAGE allows you the flexibility of arranging travel from 
your mostconvenient 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 use RBC Reward Points and/or RBC Certificates towards
the purchase of this package!


Thursday 23 April: MUNICH

Arrive Munich. Check in to 3-star Domus hotel,10 minutes walk from Nationaltheater (optional upgrade to 4-star Platzl Hotel, 4 minutes walk from theatre**).

Friday 24 April: MUNICH

Morning: Private walking tour of historic central Munich. Afternoon at leisure. Evening welcome dinner then performance of Bavarian State Ballet: Midsummer NIght's Dream (Neumeier)

Saturday 25 April: MUNICH 

Morning: visit to Nymphenburg palace with private guided tour. Afternoon at leisure

Evening: performance of Bavarian State Ballet: Paquita (reconstruction of full-length version by Ratmansky after Petipa, recently premiered to rave reviews).
Sunday 26 April: MUNICH

11 am - 1 pm: Performance of the Bavarian State Ballet School and Junior Company. Afternoon at leisure. Suggested activity: visit the adjacent palatial former residence of the Bavarian monarchy, with its jewel-like 18th-century theatre. Evening: Bavarian State Ballet: Scheherazade (Fokine), Les Biches (Nijinska), Once upon an ever after (Kohler)


Monday 27 April: MUNICH

Day at leisure. Suggested activities: train trip to the beautiful Bavarian Alps to visit one of “Mad” King Ludwig II's numerous castle-building projects; visit one of Munich's many renowned museums. Evening: 3-course dinner


Transfer by private coach to Augsburg (1 hr from Munich). Watch Ballet Augsburg rehearsals. Lunch with Ballet Augsburg Artistic Director Robert Conn.  Private guided 2-hour walking tour of historic Augsburg. Continue to Stuttgart (2 hours) by train. Arrive Stuttgart; check in to 3-star City Hotel, 10 minutes walk from the opera house (optional upgrade to 5-star Schlossgarten Hotel, 5 minutes walk from opera house**).

Wednesday 29 April: STUTTGART

Stuttgart Opera House
Morning: Watch Stuttgart Ballet company class. Afternoon: Private guided walking tour of central Stuttgart. Tour of Stuttgart opera house. Evening: 3-course dinner.

Thursday 30 April: STUTTGART

Day at leisure. Suggested activities: visit one of Stuttgart's renowned art galleries, or the Mercedes-Benz or Porsche museum, or the botanical garden and zoo. You can relax in one of Stuttgart's mineral baths, stroll in the lovely Schlossgarten, or have some classic coffee and cake at a cafe. Or take a train ride to any of the following, all within an hour of Stuttgart:

Ludwigsburg, the Versailles of southern Germany

the beautiful medieval university towns of Tübingen or Heidelberg

Evening: performance of Stuttgart Ballet, all Cranko program: Initials R.B.M.E, Opus 1, Concerto for Flute and Harp, From Holberg's Time

Initials R.B.M.E.

Friday 1 May: STUTTGART

Check out of hotel and depart Stuttgart.


20 JANUARY 2015


Total Package

3-star accommodation:

double occupancy: CA$3199 per person

single occupancy: CA$3629

4/5-star accommodation:

double occupancy: $3699 per person

single occupancy $4719

All prices valid till 20 January 2015

Package price includes:

3 nights twin share accommodation in the 3-star City Hotel in Stuttgart and 5 nights in the 3-star Domus Hotel in Munich

(travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another)

Daily breakfast

Orchestra seats for 5 ballets

Stuttgart Ballet and Ballet Augsburg company class

Private guided tour of Nymphenburg castle in Munich.

Private guided tour of Stuttgart opera house

Private walking tours of Augsburg, Stuttgart, and Munich

Private transfer by luxury coach from Munich to Augsburg
Train fare from Augsburg to Stuttgart 

Three 3-course dinners, one 2-course lunch

Beverages with group meals (mineral water, tea or coffee, and 1 glass wine or beer or soft drink)

Ballet enrichment program: ballet notes and informal pre-performance talks and post-performance reviews with tour leader

Not included:


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 or suggested in this brochure

Terms and Conditions:

Non-refundable deposit of CA$1750 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 20 January 2015, to secure your space for this package**.

Single supplement and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance are also payable at this time.

Final payment due 5 March 2015, and total package price is fully non-refundable.

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

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

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

For more information:

phone: 416.693.4496

This program must be 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 installments, 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.

Victor Travel acts only as agents for the traveller and accepts no responsibility for the services of any aircraft, bus, hotel, concert agencies, etc. used in this tour, nor any delays, loss or accident to travellers or baggage occasioned by such services. While the organizers will do everything possible to assist travellers, they similarly disclaim any such responsibility. 

The right is reserved to cancel or modify the tour.



for more fabulous escorted vacations for ballet lovers

and information on Katherine's highly popular ballet appreciation courses

We need a minimum of 9 people to sign up for this trip before January 20 . Since we cannot confirm that it will happen until we have our minimum, this is the procedure we recommend:

1) email me to confirm your interest (or, of course, if you have any questions)

2) I will then put you in touch with our travel agent so that you can give her your credit card number for the deposit to be charged to it. We do not process any payments until we are sure we have our minimum numbers, and will alert you when that happens (this could happen in one day, or it could take three weeks). However, we do take your credit card number as a commitment from you that you will go on the trip if the minimum enrollment is reached.

3) Once we have our minimum numbers, I will send you a registration form to fill out with your specific wishes re rooms, extra ballet tickets and so on. We don't like to make people do paperwork if the trip doesn't in fact materialize!

4) Do not make any flight bookings or any other arrangements until we know the trip is a go.

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