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.
WFMT Program Host: Carl Grapentine
July 31-August 3, 2014
Join Carl Grapentine and your friends at Travelex this summer
for an exciting 4-day Grand Opera Tour to Santa Fe, New Mexico!
This signature opera tour includes performances of Beethoven's Fidelio, Bizet's Carmen and a unique and exciting performance of two shorter operas: Mozart's The Impresario and Stravinsky's Le Rossignol and Carl hopes to make arrangements to have our group meet privately with a few of the stars performing this year! We will enjoy world-class accommodations at the historic Inn & Spa at Loretto and as always, a special discount will be offered to previous WFMT Tour participants.
Please note that the Santa Fe Opera is nearly sold out this year due to such great operas and performances scheduled so please book early! Early booking discounts apply for a limited time.
WFMT Program Host: Lisa Flynn
August 18-27, 2014
Discover the extraordinary culture, history and natural beauty of Scotland with Lisa Flynn. Travel in style and comfort as Lisa leads you on a tour of wonderful castles, beautiful towns and Scotland’s world famous landscapes. The tour will include tickets to Edinburgh’s famed Military Tattoo, the Edinburgh Book Fair, the largest in the world and Holyrood Castle. The trip will encompass a visit to St. Andrews, the oldest university in Scotland and the home of golf. Take in the marvels of ancient castles at Armadale and Dunrobin. Visit the incomparable natural beauty of Loch Ness, Isle of Skye and the Orkney Islands and round off your trip with a tour of one of the oldest whisky distilleries. Book now and save $250 per person (expires Feb 8, 2014).
Go to collettevacations.com and download the flyer or call for more information.
WFMT Host: Peter Van De Graaff
September 6-11, 2014
Join Peter Van De Graaff this September as we once again visit historic Quebec City for the 2014 Quebec International Sacred Music Festival and to Montreal for the opening season of the Montreal Symphony! During this 350th anniversary year of the Notre Dame Cathedral of Quebec, there will be a special opportunity to walk through the Holy Doors which will be open for one of the few times in history during our stay. We will be drenched in music, religious culture, beauty, and fine dining as we tour 400-year old Quebec City, attend performances of the Quebec International Sacred Music Festival, tour Trois-Rivieres, and end with a tour through Old and New Montreal and attend the opening season performance of the Montreal Symphony with Kent Nagano, Conductor. This and so much more awaits you from Quebec Original and Travelex International!
Please note that Quebec City reservations are booking quickly due to the Notre Dame Cathedral 350th anniversary year so please book early! Early booking discounts apply through June 30 and additional discounts apply for previous WFMT tour participants. Go to travelexinternational.com, download the flyer or call Janet at (847) 519-4819 for more information.
WFMT Program Host: Peter Van De Graaff
October 25-November 2, 2014
Join WFMT Program Host Peter Van De Graaff for a 9-day culturally rich journey to Cuba– specially designed for WFMT listeners from Earthbound Expeditions Inc., an award winning travel company. You’ll explore the treasures of Cuba’s rich culture of music, art, and history including the National Museum of Fine Arts, the school of ballet and Cuba’s leading music school, The Instituto Superior de Arte. Stroll through Old Havana, visit Hemingway’s home, the National Botanical Garden and enjoy by meeting and conversing with the people of Cuba.
You’ll learn firsthand how Cuba’s indigenous, African and European roots blend seamlessly to create one of the world’s most fascinating culture. Space is limited, so act now!
For tour details and registration, please click here and visit Earthbound Expeditions.
Earthbound Expeditions has been issued a license by the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) authorizing us to organize and operate People to People programs to Cuba.