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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Amsterdam and Paris Ballet Trip May 2017

This is the preliminary itinerary. For the brochure with full information, please click here: 

Signup deadline is SEPTEMBER 10.

There are already over 30 people who will receive priority notification when booking opens in August, so if you want to be one of them, send an email to This does not commit you to joining the trip.

Amsterdam and Paris

in Tulip Time

30 April – 10 May 2017

11 days, 10 nights

3 ballet performances + 1 optional

The world's first ballet company,

Paris Opera Ballet, plus Dutch National Ballet in an all-Balanchine program, and its Junior Company performing works by 
the three major Dutch choreographers,

Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, and Toer van Schayk

Sunday April 30 AMSTERDAM

Arrive Amsterdam. Check in to hotel, a few minutes walk from Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. 

Monday May 1 AMSTERDAM

1030 am: Private guided tour of the highlights of the Rijksmuseum (1 hour). Afternoon at leisure. Evening: 3-course welcome dinner followed by performance of Dutch National Ballet Junior Company: works by the three major Dutch choreographers, Hans van Manen, Rudi van Dantzig, and Toer van Schayk, plus 3 other works.

Tuesday May 2 AMSTERDAM

Day at leisure

Wednesday May 3 AMSTERDAM
Noon: Depart by private coach for the spectacular Keukenhof Garden

1240 pm: Arrive Keukenhof. Visit Keukenhof (about 90 minutes). Evening performance of Dutch National Ballet: Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Tarantella, Theme and Variations (all Balanchine)

Thursday May 4 AMSTERDAM

Day at leisure.

Friday May 5

830am: Check out of hotel. Transfer by luxury washroom-equipped private coach to Paris. Noon: Arrive Ghent, Belgium. 12-minute cruise by private boat along the river from coach park to central Ghent. Lunch, followed by private guided 90-minute walking tour of historic Ghent, with a visit to St. Bavo's Cathedral and van Eyck's masterpiece “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”. Free time to stock up on Belgian chocolate, have a waffle or a cherry beer at an outdoor cafe, or stroll along the canals.

4 pm: Depart Ghent for Paris

830 pm: Arrive at 4-star Les Jardins du Marais hotel in the lovely Marais district.

Saturday May 6 PARIS

Day at leisure. Evening: 2-course dinner before Paris Opera Ballet performance: In G (Robbins), La Valse (Balanchine), Bolero (Cherkaoui) at the historic Palais Garnier opera house.
 Robbins In G:

Sunday May 7 PARIS

Day at leisure. Evening: Optional Paris Opera Ballet performance: Walkaround Time (Cunningham), Trio, Workwithinwork (both Forsythe). 


Monday May 8 PARIS

Day trip by private coach to Claude Monet's house and garden at Giverny. Private guided tour of the Musée des Impressionismes. Lunch. Return to Paris. Evening at leisure.
Le Moulin de Fourges restaurant
Gardens at Giverny

Claude Monet's house

Tuesday May 9 PARIS

Day at leisure. Guided tour of Paris Opera Garnier before farewell dinner.

Wednesday May 10 PARIS

Check out of hotel and depart Paris.


Do you love ballet but have a travelling companion who would like something less ballet-intensive? Check out our "Wine-Food-Sightseeing-and-a-bit-of-ballet" trip to the south of France in July 2017. More info here:

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