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.
WFMT producers and program hosts often join our listeners on WFMT travel tours. These trips are listed first, and indicate which producer or host will be joining the adventure.
August 20-23, 2013
Join Carl Grapentine and other fellow opera lovers
in August, 2013 as we tour one of our favorite domestic opera
destinations in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This signature opera tour from August
20th thru the 23rd will include performances of The Marriage of Figaro, The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein, and ending with La Traviata, all at the Santa Fe Opera. We will enjoy world-class accommodations at the historic Inn & Spa at Loretto and as always, a special discount will be offered for previous WFMT/Travelex group travelers!
April 19th - 24th, 2013
Spend a lovely spring week in Brussels with noted composer, pianist, and teacher, Larry Axelrod, savoring chocolate, beer and, of course, opera! You’ll stay in the Heart of Brussels at the Hotel du Congres. The Hotel’s four renovated townhouses combine charm and practicality.
You will experience one concert and two operas in three different venues.
- The first performance will be a matinée of Verdi’s La Forza del Destino in Liège at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie.
- Then you’ll hear John Eliot Gardiner conduct a Stravinsky double bill of the delightfully graceful ballet Apollon and the powerful opera Oedipus Rex at the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels.
- The final performance is Debussy’s ethereal Pelléas et Mélisande at the famed Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels. Conducted by Ludovic Morlot.
You’ll also enjoy a walking tour of Brussels’ Art Nouveau architectural treasures; an optional full-day tour of Bruges; and informative classes to learn about each performance.
Travel with lively, like-minded cultural travelers to Belgium next April!
Learn more at lawrenceaxelrod.com.
May (15-31) and October 16 to Nov. 1, 2013
Join us on this 17 day journey to explore the cultural and historical treasures of China and Tibet!
Start with the Forbidden City and Great Wall of China in the capital city of Beijing. Continue to Lhasa, capital of the holy land Tibet. Explore architectural wonders in the Potala Palace, official residence of the Dalai Lama, and the 1,300 year old Jokhang Monastery. Travel to Chengdu to see the famous Giant Pandas and taste exquisite Sichuan cuisine. In Xian, visit Terra Cotta Warriors that date back to 221 B.C. In Guilin, immerse yourself in the picturesque countryside as you cruise along the Li River. This unique journey concludes in Shanghai, a showcase of the tremendous economic development that is modern day China. Cultural immersion, gourmet dinners and spectacular performances are included in the itinerary.
Sold out in 2011 and 2012 and back by popular demand, this 17 day all-inclusive deluxe journey is exceptional in both quality and price: $5,499 (per person) including int’l air, 5-star accommodations (e.g. Ritz Carlton), all meals, cultural performances, tips and the lifetime experience. Call 1-866-566-7788 today to reserve your seats and ask about special saving up to $700!
August 31-September 7, 2013
Experience the unmistakable charm of the North Atlantic coastline on AAA Travel Agency’s custom “Northeast Coast Explorer” Cruise aboard the Explorer of the Seas. New England and eastern Canada have an unmistakable charm, history and natural beauty all their own, and there's no better time to visit than the fall. The foliage is brilliant in every imaginable color, lighthouses dot the coastline, and there's always an authentic lobster bake going on somewhere. Enjoy stops in historic Boston, Portland and Bar Harbor en route to the lighthouse dotted Shores of St. John and Halifax Canada. You’ll marvel at the soaring granite cliffs and rock abound Acadian coastline! These highlights give you a glimpse of the memorable experiences you'll discover on AAA Travel Agency’s custom "Northeast Coast Explorer Cruise".
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September 18, 2013
Join us on our 14 day Rhine River Cruise and Tour. Your adventure starts by flying to historic Berlin. Then travel via Dresden and Weimar (birthplace of Goethe) to Frankfort before boarding the luxurious state of the art MS Allegra for a spectacular Rhine River cruise. Explore romantic Ruedesheim renowned for its wine and brandy. Enjoy the Loreley Passage to the gem of the Rhine, Cologne with its Gothic Cathedrals as well as the world class Kolsch brewery. Then it's on to Amsterdam, the Venice of the Netherlands, with a stop in Rotterdam along the way. Cruise to Bonn, home to Beethoven in pampered style disembarking in Frankfort. Experience the heart of Europe on the Romantic Rhine River Cruise and Tour for Oktoberfest this fall!
Learn more at www.ymtvacations.com.