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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Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, 101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5, 416-736-6010, TICO # 1892647

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ballet in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Liège (Belgium)

Ballet in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Liège (Belgium)
Holland in Tulip Time!
16 – 24 March, 2019
9 days, 8 nights
4 ballet performances

Dutch National Ballet
Swan Lake
Les Hivernales de la Danse gala in Liège
Berlin State Ballet
Onegin (Cranko)
La Sylphide (Bournonville)
This trip is for you if: 
1) You prefer story ballets and a bit of virtuosity
2) You have limited vacation time. 
We have scheduled this trip from Saturday to the following Sunday so you need only 5 vacation days. You can of course add on extra days before or after the package if you wish
3) You want to take advantage of lower off-season prices

Ballet Bucket list:
John Cranko's Onegin, a passionate story of unrequited love
August Bournonville's La Sylphide, the quintessential Romantic ballet
Liège-Guillemins train station.
Saturday 16 March
Arrive Liège, an hour by frequent train from Brussels Airport. Your first sight of Liège will be its futuristic train station designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. Check in to 4-star Ramada Plaza Liège Centre.


Sunday 17 March
Morning: Visit Liège's lively Sunday morning market. Be sure to sample the famous and delicious Liège waffles! Stock up on Belgian chocolate and imbibe some classic Belgian cherry beer. Then learn about the historic centre on a guided tour led by an art historian from the University of Liège. Afternoon: watch major international ballet stars taking their daily class, followed by Les Hivernales de la danse gala. Top stars from the world's greatest companies in classical and contemporary repertoire. Evening: transfer to Amsterdam. Check in to 4-star The Manor Amsterdam, 10 minutes by direct tram from the theatre.

Monday 18 March AMSTERDAM
Watch Dutch National Ballet company class and backstage tour of the opera house. Afternoon and evening at leisure. Evening: 3-course dinner.

Tuesday 19 March AMSTERDAM
1030 am: Private guided tour of the highlights of the Rijksmuseum (1 hour). Rest of day at leisure. Suggested activities: explore the Rijksmuseum further if you wish, or visit the nearby Van Gogh Museum. Take a canal boat cruise.

 

Wednesday 20 March AMSTERDAM
Day at leisure. Evening: performance of Dutch National Ballet : Swan Lake.

Photo by krystina rogers on Unsplash
Thursday 21 March
Morning: check out of hotel. Transfer by private coach to the spectacular Keukenhof Garden the world's greatest showcase of spring flowers. 
https://youtu.be/3P3j3WBPhR8 


Transfer to Amsterdam airport. Midday flight to Berlin. Arrive Berlin, check in to 4-star Arcotel John F, 5 minutes walk from the Unter den Linden opera house. Evening: Berlin State Ballet performance of Onegin.

 

Friday 22 March
Day excursion by luxury private coach to Potsdam (1 hour from Berlin). Private guided tour of the magnificent Unesco World Heritage Sanssouci Palace, home of Frederick the Great, and Cecilienhof Palace, the site of the Potsdam conference to end the Second World War.

 

Afternoon: our local guide joins us for a 2-hour guided bus tour of Potsdam and Berlin. Evening: 3-course dinner before performance of La Sylphide.

Museuminsel, Berlin
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin









  











Saturday 23 March BERLIN
Day at leisure. Suggested activities: Visit one or more of the museums on Berlin's famous Museum Island, about 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Evening: 3-course farewell dinner.

Sunday 24 March BERLIN
Check out of hotel.

Package includes:

8 nights double-share accommodation

3 three-course dinners

Daily hot and cold breakfast buffet

Best category seat for 4 performances, plus “class of the stars” in Liège

Watch Dutch National Ballet company class and backstage tour of the opera house

Day excursions to Potsdam and Keukenhof

Guided tours of Liège and Berlin

Admission and private guided tours of Sanssouci, Cecilienhof, Rijksmuseum

Free wifi in hotel

Ballet Notes

Airfare Amsterdam-Berlin

Transfer from Liège  to Amsterdam

Guaranteed single accommodation available on payment of the single supplement. Tours en l'air's single supplement reflects only the cost of paying for a hotel room for yourself rather than sharing the cost with another person. Those looking for a roommate to share with will be put in touch with one another.

Current ESTIMATED package price:

Double occupancy per person sharing: 
$3700 Canadian, $2900 US, 2200 pounds

Single supplement
$700 Canadian, $550 US, 420 pounds

The package will be charged in Canadian dollars. Equivalents in US$ and pounds are given only as estimates for your convenience. Actual price will depend on the exchange rate at the time the package is charged to your credit card. 

Booking will open in October with a signup deadline in November. If you would like to be added to the priority list to be notified first when booking opens, please email toursenlair@gmail.com
 

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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

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

Friday, July 20, 2018

TICKET GIVEAWAY! Tiler Peck's Ballet Now screenings in Toronto

https://youtu.be/-lplV7A48Ks

 

Ballet Now

Courtesy of HotDocs Cinema, Tours en l'air has 10 pairs of tickets to give away for the Saturday August 18 at 645 pm screening. 
To enter, send an email to toursenlair@gmail.com with the subject line
TPECK.
Contest closes Thursday August 9 at midnight*.

 Not to be missed! Get an all-access glimpse inside the dazzling world of ballet through the lens of New York City Ballet’s Prima Ballerina Tiler Peck. The first woman to be asked to curate The Los Angeles Music Center’s famed BalletNOW series, a three-day dance extravaganza, Tiler brings together a diverse cast of dancers from around the globe to execute her one-of-a-kind vision. With mounting pressures and less than a week to showtime, will she pull it off? Produced by Emmy-winning actor Elisabeth Moss and directed by Steven Cantor (Dancer), this inspiring documentary follows the prodigy's many roles and tribulations as she singlehandedly prepares for one of the most high-profile dance events of the year.

For more info:
 https://bit.ly/2mF1C46


"Steven Cantor’s graceful documentary follows Peck on her journey in this all-encompassing role as director and lead performer." - The Stranger

*By participating in the contest, you agree to have your email address added to the Tours en l'air mailing list.

Upcoming Tours en l'air Ballet Trips: click here
Subscribe to newsletter: click here
About Tours en l'air: click here
10 Reasons to Travel with Tours en l'air: click here
Travel Tips for Ballet Lovers: click here
FAQ: click here
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Katherine Barber
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays
email: toursenlair@gmail.com
201 Hanson St, Toronto, ON Canada M4C 1A7 416.693.4496
BALLET MAKES LIFE BETTER

GET MORE BALLET OUT OF LIFE WITH TOURS EN L'AIR
Tours en l'air Ballet Holidays are offered in partnership with CWT Victor Travel, TICO 1892647