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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Monday, September 19, 2016

Paris and Holland trip now booking - LOWER PRICE

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CWT 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

Paris and The Hague

in Tulip Time

3 – 12 May 2017

10 days, 9 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

Wednesday May 3 PARIS

Arrive Paris. Check in to 4-star Les Jardins du Marais hotel near Place de la Bastille. Day at leisure.

Thursday May 4 PARIS

Day at leisure. Evening: 3-course welcome dinner overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

Friday May 5 PARIS

Monet's house, Giverny
Day trip by private coach to Claude Monet's house and garden at Giverny. Private guided tour of the Musée des Impressionismes. 3-course lunch. Return to Paris.

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.

Sunday May 7 PARIS

Day at leisure. Afternoon: Private guided tour of Paris Opera Garnier. Evening: Optional Paris Opera Ballet performance: Trio, Workwithinwork (both Forsythe), Walkaround Time (Cunningham).


830am: Check out of hotel. Transfer by luxury washroom-equipped private coach to The Hague. Noon: Arrive Ghent, Belgium.12-minute cruise by private boat along the canal 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 at an outdoor cafe, or stroll along the canals. 4:30pm: Depart Ghent for The Hague. 8 pm: Arrive The Hague. Check in to the centrally located 4-star Mercure Den Haag Central.


Tuesday May 9 THE HAGUE

Morning at leisure. Midday: Depart by private coach for the spectacular Keukenhof Garden

Visit Keukenhof (about 90 minutes). Afternooon: depart Keukenhof for the university town of Leiden. Walking tour and canal boat tour of Leiden. Dinner before evening performance by 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. Depart theatre by private coach and return to hotel (25 minutes)  

Wednesday May 10 THE HAGUE

Day at leisure. Suggested activity: hop on a local train to Delft or Gouda, only 30 minutes away, or to Amsterdam, 50 minutes away.

Thursday May 11 THE HAGUE

Morning: guided private tour of the Mauritshuis museum collection of paintings by Rembrandt, Hals, Rubens and Vermeer, including “The Girl with the Pearl Earring” and special exhibition “Slow Food: Still Lives of the Golden Age”. Afternoon at leisure. Evening: 3-course farewell dinner followed by performance of Dutch National Ballet: Theme and Variations, Apollo, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Tarantella (all Balanchine).

Friday May 12 THE HAGUE

Check out of hotel and depart The Hague.


Total Package CA$4599 per person

based on double occupancy

Single supplement: CA$1169

TO BOOK: 416.736.6010 x. 234

toll-free 1-866-699-0199

All prices valid till 29 September 2016

Package includes:

9 nights double-share accommodation

Daily breakfast

Premium seats for 3 ballets

Transfer by private luxury coach from Paris to The Hague, with sightseeing stop in Ghent

Private guided walking tour of Ghent and canal boat cruise

Day excursion by private luxury coach to Giverny

Admission to Monet's house and garden

Admission and private guided tour of the Musée des Impressionismes in Giverny

Day excursion by private luxury coach to Keukenhof and Leiden

Admission to Keukenhof

Walking tour and canal boat cruise in Leiden

Private guided tour of Mauritshuismuseum

Private guided tour of Garnier opera house

Four 3-course meals, one 2-course meal

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

Tips for group meals, bus excursions, and guides

Free wifi in hotels

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

For more information:


phone: 416.693.4496



for more fabulous escorted vacations

for ballet lovers and

information on

Katherine's highly popular

ballet appreciation courses


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 in this brochure

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

This program must be sold as a package. Extra hotel nights can be added on (subject to availability), but we cannot offer individual components separately or break the package into shorter installments. As a significant benefit of the Tours en l'air package is sharing the complete experience with those with common interests, we do not offer an “accommodation only” option.

Travellers wishing to share will be

put in touch with one another.

Mobility issues should be discussed with the travel agent before registering

LAND-ONLY PACKAGE allows you the flexibility to arrange travel from your

most convenient departure point,

on the dates and times you prefer,

to use your frequent flyer points,

or to extend your stay if you wish.

Victor Travel's experienced agents

will be happy to assist you with

flight arrangements.

Terms and Conditions:

Non-refundable deposit of CA$2000 per person is required at time of registration, no later than

26 September 2016, to secure your space for this package**.

Single supplement, optional airfare (price available on request) and optional cancellation and hospital/medical insurance are also payable at this time.

Final payment due 9 February 2017, and total package price is fully


Added hotel nights are fully non-refundable

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

Manulife out-of-province health insurance (for Ontario residents holding an OHIP card) 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


Paris Opera Ballet performing at the Palais Garnier

Dutch National Ballet performing works by “the three Vans”

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