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.

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New York: Backstage Pass to the Big Apple

WFMT Program Host: Peter van de Graaff
April 30 – May 5, 2019

Join Peter & Kathleen van de Graaff and fellow WFMT music lovers on this exclusive six-day classical excursion to New York City next May!

Enjoy backstage tours of Carnegie Hall and the Met, as well as performances by virtuoso pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque perform Concerto for two pianos by Martinu and Strauss with the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, Mitsuko Uchida performing Schubert at Carneige Hall, and Francis Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites at The Metropolitan Opera. Private museum tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Guggenheim Museum have also been reserved just for WFMT!

World-class classical music, backstage tours, and stunning works of art await your arrival.

Space is extremely limited. Call Earthbound Expeditions at 800-723-8454. For tour details and registration click here and visit Earthbound Expeditions.

This exclusive trip is designed for WFMT listeners by our travel partner, Earthbound Expeditions Inc., an award-winning travel company.

Paris Opera Tour

Host: Carl Grapentine
June 7 – June 15, 2019

Join Carl Grapentine and Travelex International June 7th through 15th, 2019 for a trip to Paris – the amazing “City of Lights!” Musical highlights include Verdi’s La forza del destino, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and Puccini’s Tosca. You’ll also enjoy an evening at the Paris Philharmonic, featuring works by Adams, Grieg, and Shostakovich. Carl will provide lectures and background information for each performance.

Everything has been arranged through our travel partner, Travelex International, who has secured excellent seating for all musical performances; luxury accommodations; air and ground transportation; many meals; gratuities; and more. Space is limited, so call now to reserve your place. Register now and ask about an early booking discount as well as discounts for past WFMT tour participants. Call Janet at Travelex International at (847)519–4819 or visit Travelex at

Click here to download the flyer.

The 2019 Verbier Festival

July 29 – August 4, 2019

Our friends at Academic Travel Abroad invite you to experience the 2019 Verbier Festival in beautiful Verbier, Switzerland. You’ll be joined by music lovers and your guide – opera aficionado and music expert, Fred Plotkin.

Your journey includes a masterclass with legendary pianist András Schiff; the Verbier Festival Orchestra performing a concert version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute; an all- Tchaikovsky program featuring internationally renowned musicians; and much more! Plus, there will be many opportunities to enjoy local cuisine and culture, including free concerts around the village.

For more information and to make your reservations, download the brochure, call Academic Travel Abroad at 1-800-556-7896, or visit their website.

Scandinavian Journey to Denmark and Norway

WFMT Host: Lisa Flynn
September 1 – September 11, 2019

Lisa Flynn and the experts at AHI Travel invite you to experience the glorious landscapes and fascinating culture of Denmark and Norway. Your journey begins in Copenhagen, where you’ll explore grand palaces; traverse quaint streets and waterways; and walk in the footsteps of Hans Christian Anderson.

From there, you’ll cruise along the breathtaking Olso Fjord for your stay in Norway. Your first destination will be Oslo with a visit to the world’s best-preserved Viking ships. Then it’s a train ride through the mountains to Bergen and a visit to the home of Edvard Grieg.

Visits to Copenhagen’s Koncerthuset and the Oslo Konserthus are also planned. Our friends at AHI Travel have put together an incredible experience and will handle all the arrangements. For complete information and to reserve your space, call AHI Travel at 1-800-323-7373 or visit