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
May 6 – May 14, 2014
Join Carl Grapentine and fellow London Symphony and Royal Opera lovers for 7 nights in May, 2014 as we tour London in grand style with performances of Mozart by the London Symphony Orchestra and performances of Puccini’s Tosca and Verdi’s La Traviata at the Royal Opera House. A world-class stay will be offered at the historic Brown’s Hotel London with 5-star accommodations in refined sophistication of modern British luxury. A special discount will be offered for previous WFMT/Travelex group participants.
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).
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April 24-29, 2014
Spend a lovely spring week in Vienna with Opera Adventures and noted composer, pianist, and teacher, Larry Axelrod, experiencing a trio of operatic treats in one of the great musical capitals of the world. You’ll stay in the heart of Vienna at Hotel am Konzerthaus, a boutique hotel in the Accor chain, and attend performances of Smetana’s charming Bartered Bride at the Volksoper; the most Viennese of operas, Der Rosenkavelier, conducted by Franz Welser-Most at the Staatsoper; and Rimsky Korsakoff’s gem, The Tsar’s Bride at the Theater an der Wien with the visiting Bolshoi Opera.
For greater understanding and perspective, you’ll enjoy morning classes about learn about that evening’s performance. The trip will also include a private, full-day, bus-and-walking guided tour showcasing Vienna’s amazing architectural Art Nouveau and historic musical sites.
Travel with lively, like-minded cultural travelers this April!
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September 5, 2014
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 Frankfurt 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 Frankfurt. Then on to Heidelberg and Munich. Experience the heart of Europe on YMT’s Romantic Rhine River Cruise and Tour in September, 2014!
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