Travel with WFMT
For years, WFMT has sponsored travel tours led by our on-air hosts to some of the world’s best destinations for classical music. Joining together classical music enthusiasts and incomparable WFMT announcers like Lisa Flynn and Carl Grapentine, these tours are filled with lectures, discussions, and many, many concerts! Interested in a particular location or music festival? Contact WFMT Ad Sales and let us know.
Explore the Waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium
WFMT Program Host: Peter van de Graaff
May 1-11, 2017
Join Peter & Kathleen van de Graaff and fellow classical music enthusiasts, art and history buffs and gardens lovers on this exciting 10 day small ship river cruise to Holland & Belgium this May!
Where will the music take you next spring?
Amsterdam ~ Arnhem ~ Historic Antwerp ~ Ghent, Belgium’s best kept secret ~ charming Bruges and Utrecht: Discover the quaint towns, world-class classical music and spring gardens as you explore the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium with Peter & Kathleen van de Graaff and legendary garden expert Dan Hinkley.
You won’t want to miss this extraordinary garden and classical music adventure to Holland and Belgium.
Opera & Classical Music Tour to Germany
WFMT Program Host: Carl Grapentine
May 11-May 20, 2017
Join Carl Grapentine next May fora memorable opera and classical music tour to Germany! Highlights of the tour which begins in Leipzig include a walking tour of the city, a performance of Bach’s music by the Thomanerchor, and a concert by the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Then on to Wittenberg, rich in historical significance of religion and Martin Luther, and finally to Berlin for three revered performances:
- Wagner’s “Flying Dutchman” at the Deutsche Oper
- Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville” at the Staatsoper
- The Berlin Philharmonic performing works of Richard Strauss, Rachmaninov, and Shostakovich.
As always, Carl will provide a pre-performance lecture, and while in Berlin, will invite you to join him on a visit to his favorite music store! Our valued travel partner, Travelex International, will handle all arrangements which will include performance tickets, first-class hotels, air transportation, sightseeing, all breakfasts, several group dinners, and so much more.
Reserve your place today for our Classical Music Tour to Germany with Carl Grapentine in May 2017.
Click here for more information and registration, or call Janet at (847) 519-4819.
Explore Moscow and St. Petersburg on an Adventure in Russia
WFMT Program Host: Lisa Flynn
September 6-15, 2017
Join Lisa Flynn this September for a spectacular trip to Russia, spending four nights each in Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Highlights include tours of Red Square, the Kremlin, and Moscow’s opulent Metro stations as well as exclusive early admission to the Hermitage Museum and a behind-the-scenes tour of the famed Mariinsky Theater.
Along the way, you’ll visit museums and cathedrals, attend musical performances, and have the opportunity to experience a Bolshoi Theatre performance.
And you’ll love riding the high speed train from Moscow to St. Petersburg, as you enjoy breathtaking views of the Russian countryside and villages.
Our partner is AHI Travel, with more than 50 years of experience designing exclusive travel programs around the world.
For complete information and reservations, call AHI Travel at 1(800)323–7373 or click here.
Classical journey through New Zealand this November!
WFMT Program Host: Peter van de Graaff
November 2–16, 2017
November is springtime in New Zealand!
Join Peter van de Graaff this November on a classical adventure through New Zealand and discover first-hand the rich culture and sheer beauty of this isolated island paradise.
You’ll cruise Auckland’s spectacular bay, visit the stunning natural wonders of the hot springs and glistening geysers (keep your camera at the ready!) and learn the history, music and culture of New Zealand’s indigenous Māori people in Rotorua.
In Wellington, New Zealand’s cultural center, you’ll enjoy an evening with Brahms, Wagner and Sibelius as Maestro Edo de Waart conducts the New Zealand National Symphony.
New Zealand is a country known for spectacular scenery as you’ll experience as you ride the TranzAlpine train from Christchurch to Arthur’s Pass. These are just a few of the highlights!
Throughout the journey you’ll experience Earthbound Expeditions one-of-a-kind local experiences.
This exclusive trip is designed for WFMT listeners by our travel partner, Earthbound Expeditions Inc., an award-winning Travel Company.