Be captivated by superb ballet performances by some of the world’s leading ballet companies during Europe’s most enchanting season.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy performances of iconic classical ballets including The Nutcracker, Swan Lake and Pacquita
  • Witness new productions by acclaimed choreographers, including Play by Alexander Ekman and Bovary by Christian Spuck
  • Enrich your experience with pre-performance talks by your tour leader, ballet expert Donna Cusack
  • Be enchanted by Europe’s famed Christmas markets
  • Delight in comprehensive sightseeing program including private backstage tours of Paris’s magnificent Palais Garnier and the Berlin State Opera

Embrace the holiday spirit in London with a performance by the English National Ballet of Tchaikovsky’s Christmas classic, The Nutcracker, and Matthew Bourne’s evocative production of Swan Lake at Saddlers Wells, and a performance by The Royal Ballet Covent Garden.

In Paris, witness the Paris Opera Ballet perform choreographer Pierre Lacotte’s seminal recreation of Paquita, and a performance at the glittering Palais Garnier of the acclaimed contemporary ballet Play by Alexander Ekman featuring a cast of 40 dancers.

Arrive in Berlin in time for Christmas and enjoy a dance piece by the Berlin State Ballet Bovary by Christian Spuck based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert, and Patrice Bart’s dreamy production of Swan Lake at the Berlin State Opera.

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17 – 27 December 2024 (11 days)

Tour leader

Donna Cusack

Tour Status

On request

More Details

Tour code: AB2403

Fitness level: Moderate
Please see Terms & Conditions for fitness level definitions here.

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