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. Twitter: @thewordlady Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katherine.barber.37
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Half price tickets for Canada All-Star Ballet Gala

Travelzoo members get half off tickets to a one-night-only event dedicated to world-renowned classical ballet choreography -- the "Canada All-Star Ballet Gala" returns to Toronto this month.

The following tickets are available for the performance on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts:

  • Rear Side Orchestra and Rear Balcony ... $32.50 (reg. $65)
  • Mid Side Orchestra and Front Balcony ... $37.50-$45 (reg. $75-$90)
  • Rear Centre Orchestra and Side Mezzanine ... $55 (reg. $110)
  • Front Orchestra and Centre Mezzanine ... $67.50 (reg. $135)
The gala features 17 of “the world’s most accomplished dancers” (Toronto.com) from nine of the world's elite ballet companies, including the National Ballet of Canada and the Royal Ballet of London.
Note: Additional fees of $5.75-$7.50 per ticket and $4.50 per order will apply. Full-price tickets are subject to the same fees.
Book by Oct. 28.

How to Book

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Royal Danish Ballet festival NOW BOOKING

For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure, please click here 



In partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel

101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5

TICO Ontario registration #1892647

presents

Ballet Festival in

Copenhagen



May 31 – June 10, 2018

11 days, 10 nights



Royal Danish Ballet



BALLET BUCKET LIST
The Royal Danish Ballet dancing Bournonville



REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE 20 November 2017

Nyhavn, Copenhagen

Photo by Julien Widmer on Unsplash



Thursday May 31

Arrive Copenhagen. Check into the 4-star Copenhagen Island hotel on the waterfront.



Friday June 1

Take advantage of your included 3-day pass for the three different hop-on, hop-off bus tours and walking tour of Copenhagen to visit the city's sights at your leisure (bus stop is 4 minutes walk from hotel).

Get in touch with your inner child by watching ballet versions of 11 of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytales at the HC Andersen Experience (included in your pass). Visit the Little Mermaid statue (the model for which was a Royal Danish Ballet dancer). Stroll along the famous Strøget shopping street.

Evening: 3-course dinner before performance of Bournonville's masterpiece, Napoli, in Nikolaj Hübbe's production set in Fellini-era 1950s Naples.




The view of Amalienborg Palace from the Opera House.
Photo by Johan Mouchet on Unsplash



Saturday June 2

Day at leisure.

Evening: performance of selected works by Bournonville.


Sunday June 3 Copenhagen

Afternoon performance: Swan Lake (after Petipa), followed by backstage tour of the Opera House.



Monday June 4 Copenhagen

Daytrip to Helsingør

Our private coach takes you to 3 spectacular castles north of Copenhagen. Arriving at Helsingør, we have a private guided tour of Kronborg Castle, better known as Shakespeare's Elsinore. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is one of northern Europe's best preserved Renaissance castles.

We carry on to Frederiksborg Castle, “the Nordic Versailles” where we have a private guided tour of its stunning and beautiful interior and remarkable gardens. Built by the legendary Danish King Christian IV, it incorporates the best of Renaissance architecture and craftsmanship.

There will also be a photo stop at the Royal Family's summer residence Fredensborg Palace, renowned for its beautiful gardens. Return to Copenhagen.

Evening: performance of new works choreographed by dancers of the Royal Danish Ballet




Tuesday June 5

Day at leisure. Use your 5-day Copenhagen Card (included in package) to visit the famous Tivoli amusement gardens or the impressive Glyptothek art museum, take a canal boat tour, ogle the crown jewels at the royal palaces, indulge in a beer tasting at Carlsberg, visit the 250-year-old Court Theatre, and much more – in total, 79 attractions are covered by your Copenhagen Card, as well as unlimited travel on buses, trains, subway, and harbour buses (bus and subway stop is 6 minutes walk from hotel). Take advantage of the free train transport to go further afield to visit other attractions within an hour's train ride from Copenhagen central station.



Wednesday June 6

Daytrip to Roskilde

Our private coach takes you to historic Roskilde, about 45 minutes from Copenhagen. See five original 11th-century ships and learn about the Vikings at the Viking Ship Museum. Then visit Roskilde's Unesco world heritage brick Gothic cathedral, burial place of over 40 Danish monarchs, and take a leisurely walking tour through the picturesque old town. Return to Copenhagen. Evening: 3-course dinner.



Thursday June 7

Day at leisure to continue to explore wonderful Copenhagen. If you like fine china, why not visit the Royal Copenhagen shop – or the factory outlet in the former porcelain manufactory building for bargains!



Friday June 8
Morning: Private guided tour of the Royal Theatre. Evening: performance of contemporary mixed program.



Saturday June 9

Day at leisure. Farewell three-course dinner before closing gala performance



Sunday June 10

Morning: Check out of hotel and depart Copenhagen.



There will be ballet festival events throughout the city all week long. Further details will be available closer to festival time. Tivoli also has a ballet performance program (some of these are included in the Copenhagen Card), but they have not yet announced their

2018 season.



Total package price

(land only, airfare in addition):

double occupancy:

CA $5400 per person

single supplement:

CA$1600



REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE  
20 November 2017



TO BOOK

Call Lucy Nati at

CWT Victor Travel

(416) 736-6010 x. 234

toll-free 1-866-699-0199



All prices valid till 20 November 2017


GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 30!


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



Package price includes:

10 nights twin or double share accommodation in the 4-star Copenhagen Island Hotel

(travellers wishing to share will be put in touch with one another)

Daily breakfast

Tickets for 6 performances

Private transfers between hotel and theatres for performances

Private guided tours of Royal Opera House

and Royal Theatre

Private day excursions to Helsingor, Frederiksborg, and Roskilde

Private guided tours of Kronborg Castle, Frederiksborg Castle, Viking Ship Museum, and Roskilde Cathedral

Private walking tour of Roskilde old town

3-day hop-on hop-off bus pass (includes a walking tour)

5-day Copenhagen Card

Three 3-course dinners

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

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



Not included:

Airfare

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 or suggested in this brochure






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 help you with

flight arrangements.



For more information about the program:

contact Katherine Barber

email toursenlair@gmail.com

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$2000 per person is required at time of booking, no later than 20 November 2017, to secure your space for this package



Single supplement & optional cancellation and medical insurance must also be paid at time of booking



Final payment due 13 April 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 (ericm@cwtvictortravel.ca)



If, for any reason, Katherine Barber is unable to accompany this tour, she will be replaced and the tour will still take place.

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.



Travellers should also be aware that standards are not the same away from home and services and accommodations may be different from those available in Canada.



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 $2000 plus single supplement 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:

  • change of departure or return by more than 24 hours;
  • change of accommodation and/or accommodation standard;
  • increase in your costs in excess of 7% (unless government imposed); and
  • 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;
b.
select an alternate tour with Us based on availability and the applicable price; or
c.
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



IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that 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 non-refundable.



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$5400 based on a 50-year-old traveler is CA$387.72 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
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




Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WIN a copy of ballet star David Hallberg's memoir!


Courtesy of Simon and Schuster Canada, Tours en l'air has five copies of A Body of Work to give away. 

The first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and a dazzling American Ballet Theatre star, Hallberg presents an intimate journey through his artistic life up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury almost cost him his career.

He dives deep into life as an artist as he wrestles with ego, pushes the limits of his body, and searches for ecstatic perfection and fulfillment as one of the world’s most acclaimed ballet dancers. Available in bookstores November 7.


To enter, email toursenlair@gmail.com with the subject line HALLBERG.

CONTEST CLOSES NOVEMBER 3. OPEN TO CANADIAN AND US RESIDENTS ONLY.

Click for more info about the book and an excerpt:
http://www.simonandschuster.ca/books/A-Body-of-Work/David-Hallberg/9781476771151

YOUR CHANCE TO MEET ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL BALLET STAR, EVAN MCKIE: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS:
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2017/09/get-more-out-of-ballet-with-evan-mckie.html
 
BOOKING FOR TOURS EN L'AIR TRIP TO VIENNA AND BUDAPEST IS NOW OPEN. SIGNUP DEADLINE 25 OCTOBER. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS: 
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2017/10/vienna-budapest-ballet-trip-now-booking.html


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Subscribe to newsletter: click here
About Tours en l'air: click here
10 Reasons to Travel with Tours en l'air: click here
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FAQ: click here
Testimonials: 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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

National Ballet of Canada Winter's Tale 2017 casting

Hannah Fischer and Piotr Stanczyk in The Winter's Tale. Photo by Karolina Kuras.



Leontes
Hermione
Perdita
Florizel
Polixenes
Paulina
Friday 10 November at 730 pm
Piotr Stanczyk
Hannah Fischer
Jillian Vanstone
Naoya Ebe
Harrison James
Xiao Nan Yu
Saturday 11 November at 730 pm
Evan McKie
Jurgita Dronina
Elena Lobsanova
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Brendan Saye
Svetlana Lunkina
Sunday 12 November at 2 pm
Guillaume Côté
Heather Ogden
Rui Huang
Skylar Campbell
Brendan Saye
Greta Hodgkinson*
Wednesday 15 November at 730 pm
Piotr Stanczyk
Hannah Fischer
Jillian Vanstone
Naoya Ebe
Harrison James
Xiao Nan Yu
Thursday 16 November at 2 pm
Evan McKie
Jurgita Dronina
Elena Lobsanova
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Brendan Saye
Svetlana Lunkina
Thursday 16 November at 730 pm
Harrison James*
Sonia Rodriguez
Tina Pereira*
Dylan Tedaldi
Félix Paquet
Tanya Howard
Friday 17 November at 730 pm
Evan McKie
Jurgita Dronina
Elena Lobsanova
Francesco Gabriele Frola
Brendan Saye
Svetlana Lunkina
Saturday 18 November at 2 pm
Piotr Stanczyk
Hannah Fischer
Jillian Vanstone
Naoya Ebe
Harrison James
Xiao Nan Yu
Saturday 18 November at 730 pm
Guillaume Côté
Heather Ogden
Rui Huang
Skylar Campbell
Brendan Saye
Greta Hodgkinson*
Sunday 19 November at 2 pm
Harrison James*
Sonia Rodriguez
Tina Pereira*
Dylan Tedaldi
Félix Paquet
Tanya Howard


YOUR CHANCE TO MEET EVAN MCKIE AND ASK HIM ABOUT THIS BALLET: CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS:
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2017/09/get-more-out-of-ballet-with-evan-mckie.html
BOOKING FOR TOURS EN L'AIR TRIP TO VIENNA AND BUDAPEST IS NOW OPEN. SIGNUP DEADLINE 25 OCTOBER. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS: 
http://toursenlair.blogspot.ca/2017/10/vienna-budapest-ballet-trip-now-booking.html
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
Testimonials: click here
Search this site: click here



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








Thursday, October 12, 2017

Vienna Budapest Ballet trip now booking

For a printer-friendly PDF of this brochure please click here.
Presented in partnership with Carlson Wagonlit Victor Travel

101 - 8800 Dufferin Street, Concord, ON L4K 0C5

TICO Ontario registration #1892647





Ballet in

Vienna and Budapest

(day trip to Bratislava)



March 12 - 22, 2018

11 days, 10 nights



Vienna State Ballet

Raymonda (Nureyev after Petipa)

Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Theme & Variations (both Balanchine),

Bach Suite III (Neumeier),

The Concert (Robbins)

Hungarian National Ballet

The Fountain of Bakhchisarai

Slovak National Theatre Ballet

Esmeralda (after Petipa)



A great trip especially if you like more traditional ballets



REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE OCTOBER 25, 2017



GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 20



Monday March 12 VIENNA

Arrive Vienna. Check into the 4-star Das Opernring hotel on Vienna's famous Ring boulevard, opposite the Vienna State Opera House.



Tuesday March 13 VIENNA

Morning: 2-hour private guided walking tour of central Vienna. Afternoon at leisure. Evening: 2-course dinner before performance of Vienna State Ballet in Petipa's last major ballet, Raymonda, to glorious music by Glazunov in a sumptuous production by Rudolf Nureyev.

 




Bratislava



Wednesday March 14 VIENNA

Morning at leisure.

Afternoon: daytrip by private coach to Bratislava, Slovakia,1.5 hours from Vienna. Private walking tour of central Bratislava's picturesque old town (1.5 hours).

2-course dinner before evening Slovak National Theatre Ballet performance: Esmeralda, a 19th-century Petipa ballet based on The Hunchback of Notre Dame and featuring the famous virtuoso “Diana and Acteon” pas de deux. Return by private coach directly to Vienna hotel.



Thursday March 15 VIENNA

Day at leisure. Suggested activities:

Visit the beautiful Easter markets.

For history buffs: Visit the Hofburg Imperial palace 10 minutes walk from the hotel, or Schonbrunn Palace, a short subway ride away.

Have coffee and cake at the world- famous Demel café near the Hofburg. Attend the daily training or a performance of the celebrated Lipizzaner stallions of the Spanish Riding School (this is fascinating in its similarities to ballet).

Visit Mozart's house and the golden hall of the Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Art lovers: the Albertina (major collections of Dürer, Rubens drawings, and Impressionists) the Belvedere Museum (home to Klimt's The Kiss), the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Museum of Applied Arts, and the Museumsquartier (contemporary art). Architecture aficionados: stroll past Vienna's many Art Nouveau buildings or visit the spectacular baroque Karlskirche.

Cake lovers: a Viennese café crawl!

Evening: 3-course typically Viennese dinner in the exquisite Art Nouveau Palmenhaus (conservatory)





 
Easter market, Vienna 


Friday March 16 VIENNA

Morning at leisure. Afternoon: Private guided tour of Vienna State Opera house. Evening: performance of Vienna State Ballet: Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Theme & Variations (both Balanchine), Bach Suite III (Neumeier), The Concert (Robbins).



Saturday March 17 VIENNA- BUDAPEST

Morning: check out of hotel and depart Vienna by private luxury washroom-equipped coach to Budapest. Mid-morning: stop in Győr, Hungary's second richest town in historic buildings outside Budapest. One-hour walking tour of the Baroque centre of the town. Three-course lunch. Continue on another two hours to Budapest. Check in to centrally located 4-star Novotel Budapest Centrum, 6 minutes walk from the Erkel Theatre. Evening at leisure.



Sunday March 18 BUDAPEST

Morning at leisure. An opportunity to attend mass at one of Budapest's spectacular churches: Our Lady of Buda (Matthias Church) or St Stephen's Basilica. Afternoon: discover Budapest with a private guided panoramic city tour by coach. During the tour you will pass by the main attractions such as the Parliament, Heroes' Square, Citadel, Gellért Bath, Chain Bridge, etc. Then visit the Castle District with interior visits to Fishermen's Bastion and Matthias Church. Evening: dinner before Hungarian National Ballet The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, a cornerstone of Soviet-era Russian dramatic ballet based on a poem by Pushkin.



Hungarian Parliament. Photo by Tudor Stanica on Unsplash


Monday March 19 BUDAPEST

Morning: our private coach with guide transports you to Gődőllő (about half an hour from Budapest) where you visit Empress Elizabeth's palace, the second-largest baroque palace in the world.

Continue on to the historic town of Szentendre, One hour guided walking tour followed by free time to visit its many artist colonies, or the quirky Marzipan Museum and the Margit Kovacs ceramics museum. Return to Budapest.




Szentendre


Tuesday March 20 BUDAPEST

Morning: Tour of Budapest's magnificent opera house. Rest of day at leisure. Suggested activities: relax in one of Budapest's famous spas; check out the city's beautiful Art Nouveau buildings; shop, admire the buildings, and have some coffee and cake on the famous Váci utca pedestrian street.



Wednesday March 21 BUDAPEST

Morning: Visit the spectacular Parliament. (The Parliament reserves the right to cancel tours at short notice due to government requirements). Rest of day at leisure. Evening: farewell three-course dinner.



Thursday March 22 BUDAPEST

Morning: Check out of hotel and depart Budapest.



Typical daytime highs:

9 - 17º Celsius; 46 - 64º Fahrenheit



Total package price

(land only, airfare in addition):

double occupancy:

CA$3800 per person

single supplement CA$700



REGISTRATION AND DEPOSIT DUE DATE OCTOBER 25, 2017



GROUP SIZE LIMITED TO 20



TO BOOK

Call Lucy Nati at CWT Victor Travel (416) 736-6010 x. 234

toll-free 1-866-699-0199



All prices valid till 25 October 2017

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



Package includes:

Twin or double share accommodation in 4-star hotels:

5 nights Vienna, 5 nights Budapest

Daily breakfast

Premium tickets for 4 ballet performances

5 three-course dinners and

1 three-course lunch, including wine, mineral water, coffee or tea

Private walking tours in Vienna, Bratislava, Győr, and Szentendre

Private day trip to Bratislava

Luxury coach transfer Vienna to Budapest

Private guided day trip to Gődőllő and Szentendre

Admission to Gődőllő Palace

Guided coach tour of Budapest

Admission to Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church

Private guided tours of Vienna State Opera and Hungarian State Opera

Free wifi in hotels

Personally escorted by dance educator Katherine Barber

Ballet notes



Not included:

Airfare

Meals and transfers not specifically mentioned in this itinerary

Items of a personal nature,

e.g. phone calls

Cancellation insurance

and medical insurance

All items and activities listed as optional or suggested in this brochure





For more information:

email toursenlair@gmail.com

phone: 416.693.4496



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 help you with

flight arrangements.



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 installments, 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$1800 per person is required at time of booking, no later than 25 October 2017, to secure your space for this package



Single supplement & optional cancellation and medical insurance must also be paid at time of booking



Final payment due 8 January 2018

Total package price is fully non-refundable



Added hotel nights fully non-refundable


All cancellations must be received in writing at CWT Victor Travel to the attention of Lucy Nati (lucy@cwtvictortravel.ca)



If, for any reason, Katherine Barber is unable to accompany this tour, she will be replaced and the tour will still take place.



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.



Travellers should also be aware that standards are not the same away from home and services and accommodations may be different from those available in Canada.



Travel Insurance

Emergency Medical Insurance is mandatory. 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-country medical & cancellation insurance is available through CWT Victor Travel. Estimated cost on fully non-refundable land arrangements of CA$3800 based on a 50-year-old traveler is CA$362.88. Price will vary based on age and state of health.




For people under the age of 70, Manulife Insurance offers a Premium Protection policy which offers refunds covering UNEXPECTED and UNFORESEEN EVENTS. If you opt for this plan, it MUST be purchased at time of initial deposit.   Estimated cost on fully non-refundable land arrangements based on a 50-year-old traveller is CA$430.92. 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.





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 $1800 plus single supplement 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 major change prior to your departure. Major changes include:

  • change of departure or return by more than 24 hours;
  • change of accommodation and/or accommodation standard;
  • increase in your costs in excess of 7% (unless government imposed); and
  • 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;
    b.
    select an alternate tour with Us based on availability and the applicable price; or
    c.
    cancel your trip completely with a refund of the price paid, minus the non-refundable deposit and a counselling fee.



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.