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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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

New York ballet trip booking now open

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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


Ballet in New York:

Jerome Robbins

100th Anniversary Festival

17 – 20 May, 2018

4 days, 3 nights

5 ballet performances by two major ballet companies


New York City Ballet performing their signature Jerome Robbins repertoire


23 FEBRUARY 2018


for more information


Thursday May 17

Arrive New York. Check in to 4-star Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott New York Manhattan Central Park, 8-minute walk from Lincoln Center. Evening: Meet a New York City Ballet dancer who will give us a private guided tour of “the house that Balanchine built”, the David H. Koch Theatre. Pre-performance talk, then New York City Ballet: All-Robbins: Interplay, In the Night, The Cage, Other Dances, Fanfare. Beginning with the lighthearted competition of a jazz-infused work, this colourful experience includes two of Robbins’ touchingly dramatic piano ballets and a plunge into the feral world of natural selection before concluding with a tour of the orchestra where dancers personify various instruments.

Friday May 18

Day at leisure. Evening: American Ballet Theatre performance: Giselle.

Saturday May 19

Morning at leisure. Afternoon: Pre-performance talk followed by New York City Ballet: All-Robbins: In G Major, Afternoon of a Faun, Antique Epigraphs, The Concert. Playful jazz accents suggest a chic Riviera setting, a chance encounter in a ballet studio captures two young dancers in a subtle and sensual pas de deux, and the sculptural forms of Greek antiquity inspire earthy fervour. A one-of-a-kind comedic ballet concludes the program, portraying a cast of quirky characters at a piano recital and their laugh-out-loud antics. This performance includes a See the Music segment. The conductor will discuss the score for The Concert through an orchestra demonstration.

Evening: New York City Ballet: All-Robbins: Opus 19/The Dreamer, Dances at a Gathering, Glass Pieces. Three of Robbins’ most celebrated ballets unite to demonstrate his keen musical insight. Prokofiev’s feverish concerto sends a male protagonist on a dreamlike search for an ethereal counterpart, and Chopin’s piano works allow the spectrum of human interaction to be distilled into the most natural of movements. Seizing upon more modern styles, Philip Glass’s minimalism mimics the pulsating heartbeat of metropolitan life in charged, urban choreography.

Sunday May 20

Morning: check out of hotel. Midday: New York City Ballet wardrobe tour, followed by a private talk with an NYCB orchestra musician. New York City Ballet: All-Robbins Bernstein Collaborations. Two American masters converge in these high-energy story ballets. Fancy Free follows three soldiers on shore leave in the Big City, while Dybbuk delves into a mystical world with dreadful consequences. Renewing their international hit, West Side Story Suite brings audiences to the feuding streets of 1950s New York City with heart-rending poignancy.

Optional 1-day pre-extension

Wednesday 16 May

Check in to hotel. Evening: Pre-performance talk, then New York City Ballet: All-Robbins: Goldberg Variations, Les Noces. Robbins pays homage to two epic compositions with his grand vision and unceasing invention. The Goldberg Variations unifies the traditions of classical and modern movement in one monumental ballet to Bach’s epic score, and Les Noces finds its roots in primitive Russian folk themes, depicting a highly ritualized wedding with a full choir and four pianos onstage. (Category B ticket only).

Total Package Price

Basic Package

CA$2300 per person

based on double occupancy,

Category “B” seats

(front side orchestra)

Upgraded Seats Package

CA$2775 per person

based on double occupancy,

Category “A” seats

(front centre orchestra) for

New York City Ballet performances, Category “B” seats

(front side orchestra) for

American Ballet Theatre performance

Single supplement: CA$570

Optional 1-night pre-extension (May 16)

double occupancy: CA$500 per person

single supplement: CA$220


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

toll-free 1-866-699-0199

All prices valid till 23 February 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.

Basic Package includes:

3 nights double-share accommodation

Daily hot and cold breakfast buffet

Category B seats for 5 performances

Free wifi in hotel

Ballet enrichment program:

Ballet Notes

Meet the Dancer

Meet the Musician

Wardrobe Tour

Upgraded Seats Package includes:

3 nights double-share accommodation

Daily hot and cold breakfast buffet

Category A seat for 4 New York City Ballet performances

Category B seat for ABT performance

Free wifi in hotel

Ballet enrichment program:

Ballet Notes

Meet the Dancer

Meet the Musician

Wardrobe Tour

One-day pre-extension includes:

1 night double-share accommodation

Hot and cold breakfast buffet

Category B seat for 1 performance

Free wifi in hotel

Ballet enrichment program: ballet notes

Not included:


Meals (other than breakfast) and transfers

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

Cancellation insurance

and hospital/medical insurance

For more information about this trip, contact Katherine Barber



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$1500 per person is required at time of booking, no later than 23 February 2018, to secure your space for this package. Single supplement (if applicable), any add-ons or upgrades, & optional cancellation and medical insurance must also be paid at time of booking

Final payment due March 26, 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 (

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;
select an alternate tour with Us based on availability and the applicable price; or
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


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$2300 based on a

50-year-old traveler is CA$193.32

including taxes. 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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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496

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

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