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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French Culinary Tour with Chef Didier Durand

Host: Chef Didier Durand
Travel dates: March 6-15, 2020

Join one of Chicago’s most recognized and award-winning chefs, Didier Durand, next spring on a culinary excursion to southwestern France!

The head chef of MARCHESA in Chicago, will lead the tour through lush French landscapes where you will enjoy culinary delights from the region including Chef Didier’s homeland

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WFMT Classical Music Tour to Vienna and Salzburg

WFMT Program Host: Carl Grapentine
May 29 – June 8, 2020

Join Carl Grapentine and WFMT travel partner, Travelex International, next spring on a music-filled and breathtaking tour to beautiful Vienna and Salzburg, rich in history, scenic mountains, the Blue Danube, and some of the greatest palaces and cathedrals in the world!

Musical highlights will include Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” and Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Vienna State Opera and Beethoven Symphonies VI and VII at the Vienna Philharmonic. As always, guests will enjoy Carl’s pre-performance lectures throughout the tour.

WFMT Travel Partner, Travelex International, has made all of the arrangements, including ticketing for all opera and music performances, round-trip airfare, deluxe accommodations, group travel insurance, many meals, gratuities, and more on this 10-day/9-night tour of Mozart’s birthplace!

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Finland’s Savonlinna Opera Festival

WFMT Host: Maggie Clennon Reberg

Travel dates: July 7th – July 15th, 2020

Maggie Clennon Reberg and Firebird Tours invite you to experience the rich culture of Sweden and Finland on a Scandinavian adventure that culminates in the world renowned Savonlinna Opera Festival.

You’ll enjoy performances of Bizet’s Carmen and Verdi’s La Traviata in a stunning medieval castle on the shores of Lake Saimaa in Savonlinna, Finland.

In Sweden, you’ll explore the Old Town of Stockholm and take a backstage tour of the Royal Swedish Opera. And you’ll voyage to Helsinki on the Viking Line Ferry to visit the Helsinki Cathedral, Market Square, and the incredible Rock Church.

Our partner for this journey is Firebird Tours, the world’s leading tour operator for Europe. For more information and to make your reservation today, call Firebird Tours at 888 – 438 – 6768 or visit europeopera.com.