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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stuttgart Munich Ballet Trip now booking - Deadline Jan 30

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
20 - 30 April 2012
11 days, 10 nights
6 ballet performances

Sightseeing in beautiful southern Germany
and ballet masterpieces performed by Stuttgart Ballet,
Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Bavarian State Ballet

Fri. 20 April: STUTTGART
Arrive Stuttgart; check in to 3-star City Hotel, 10 minutes walk from the opera house. **Upgrade to 5-star Schlossgarten Hotel, 4 minutes walk from opera house, available on request.

Sat. 21 April: STUTTGART
Morning: private guided walking tour of historic Stuttgart, including the weekly flower market. Afternoon at leisure to visit one of Stuttgart's renowned art galleries, visit the Mercedes-Benz or Porsche museum, or botanical garden and zoo. Evening: Welcome 3-course dinner followed by performance of
Stuttgart Ballet, The Lady and the Fool (Cranko), Gaité Parisienne (Béjart).

Sun. 22 April: STUTTGART
Day excursion by train (½ hr) to the palace of Ludwigsburg, the Versailles of southern Germany. Private guided tour, visit to the costume museum and magnificent “Blooming Baroque” gardens. Evening: 3-course dinner.

Mon. 23 April: STUTTGART
Morning: Watch Stuttgart Ballet company class.  
Rest of day at leisure. 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.

Tues. 24 April: STUTTGART
Day trip by private luxury coach. Morning: the beautiful medieval university town of Tübingen (45 minutes from Stuttgart). Private guided 2-hour walking tour, then leisure time for lunch and more exploring. Afternoon: transfer (45 minutes) to Schloss Solitude. Private guided tour of the castle. 
Visit to John Cranko's grave. 
Return to Stuttgart (25 minutes). Evening at leisure.

Wed. 25 April:
Morning: check out of hotel. Private transfer by luxury coach to Augsburg (1 hr 40 minutes). Watch Ballet Augsburg company class. Watch rehearsals (subject to scheduling) or visit the historic city of Augsburg at your leisure. Lunch with Ballet Augsburg Artistic Director Robert Conn. Private transfer to Munich (1 hour). Check in to 3-star Domus hotel, 10 minutes walk from Nationaltheater. **Upgrade to 4-star Platzl Hotel, 4 minutes walk from theatre, available on request. Evening:
Birmingham Royal Ballet: Take 5 (Bintley), The Dream (Ashton), Checkmate (de Valois)

Thurs. 26 April: MUNICH
Morning: private guided walking tour of the historic centre of Munich and private backstage tour of the Nationaltheater. Rest of day 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: Gods and Dogs (Kylian), Goldberg Variations (Robbins)

Fri. 27 April: MUNICH
Morning: Our private luxury coach transports you to the beautiful Bavarian Alps, where you will visit the exquisite Linderhof castle and grounds, one of “Mad” King Ludwig II's numerous building projects. Visit the picturesque town of Oberammergau, then the spectacular baroque monastery of Ettal. Return to Munich for the evening performance of
Bavarian State Ballet Illusions – Like Swan Lake, John Neumeier's version of Swan Lake, which interweaves the stories of Ludwig and Tchaikovsky with the traditional story of the ballet.

Sat. 28 April: MUNICH
Morning: Private guided tour of Nymphenburg castle in Munich. Afterwards, stroll at your leisure in the beautiful surrounding park, or visit the nearby Botanical Garden. Rest of day at leisure. Evening: Bavarian State Ballet: Scènes de Ballet, 5 Brahms Waltzes, Voices of Spring (all Ashton), Song of the Earth (MacMillan)

Sun. 29 April: MUNICH
Day at leisure. Suggested activity: visit one of Munich's celebrated art galleries and museums. Evening: 3-course farewell dinner, followed by 
Bavarian State Ballet: Wherever he looks (Mannes), Daphnis and Chloe (Kohler)
For videos of the Munich repertoire, click here.

Mon. 30 April: MUNICH
Check out of hotel and depart Munich.

Total Package CA$3,499 per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: CA$500
** With hotel upgrade $4,399 per person double occupancy,
single supplement $800
All prices valid till 30 January 2012
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.

Package price includes:
5 nights twin share accommodation in the centrally located 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
Premium orchestra seats for 6 ballets
Stuttgart Ballet and Ballet Augsburg company class
Private guided tours of Ludwigsburg Residenzschloss, Schloss Solitude, Nymphenburg Palace, Linderhof Castle, Nationaltheater opera house in Munich
Private walking tours of Tubingen, Stuttgart, and Munich
Top 10 Munich pocket guidebook and map
Transportation by public transit between Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg
Day excursion by luxury coach to Tubingen and Schloss Solitude
Day excursion by luxury coach to the Bavarian Alps (Linderhof, Ettal, Oberammergau)
Three 3-course dinners; one 3-course lunch
Ballet enrichment program: ballet notes and informal pre-performance talks and post-performance reviews with tour leader

Please note that this program must be sold as a package.
We cannot offer individual components separately
or break the package into shorter installments.

Not included:
Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary
Beverages with meals
Items of a personal nature, e.g. phone calls
Cancellation and hospital/medical insurance

Terms and Conditions:
Non-refundable deposit of CA$1750 per person is required at time of registration, no later than 30 January 2012, 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 2012, 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.

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

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