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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WFMT Santa Fe Opera Tour

WFMT Program Host:  Carl Grapentine
August 23-26, 2018

Join Carl Grapentine August 23rd through August 26th for an exciting 4-day Grand Opera tour to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Musical highlights include three marvelous nights of opera: Richard Strauss’s “Ariadne auf Naxos”, Puccini’s wonderful “Madame Butterfly ”,  and a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “Candide” on August 25th, which would have been Bernstein’s 100th birthday!

Carl will provide lectures and background information and hopes to make  arrangements to have our group meet privately with a few of the stars!

Santa Fe is nearly sold out again this year with these great opera performances scheduled. We encourage you to register right away.  We’ve arranged everything through our travel partner, Travelex International, who has secured excellent seating for all three nights of operas,  5-Star deluxe accommodations at The Inn and Spa at Loretto in the heart of Santa Fe, air fare & ground transportation, many meals, gratuities, and more.

We hope that you can join us this year in Santa Fe as we celebrate Carl’s retirement after 32 years with WFMT!

For tour details and to register, download the flyer, call Travelex at (847) 882-0400, or visit them at travelexonline.com.

Paris & Normandy — A Classical Music Cruise along the Seine

WFMT Program Host: Peter van de Graaff
October 8-18, 2018

Join Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff and fellow classical music enthusiasts for an Autumn feast for the senses to Paris and Normandy! On this eleven day custom adventure, you’ll visit world class museums, ornate opera houses, attend several glorious classical concerts, and, of course, savor Paris and Normandy’s regional cuisine and cider. Your journey to Normandy begins in the historic heart of Paris. You’ll experience the magnificence of Paris’s Opera Garnier on an exclusive private tour, then on to explore picturesque villages, the historic WWII sites of Normandy and stroll through the fall colors and water lilies Monet’s inspiring garden home at Giverny. In the picturesque seaside town of Honfleur, birthplace of French composer and pianist Erik Satie, you’ll enjoy a special concert inspired by his music.

These are just a few of the highlights! Throughout the journey you’ll experience Earthbound Expeditions’ one-of-a-kind local experiences.

Space is 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.

Poland and the Czech Republic Classical Music Tour

WFMT Program Host: Peter van de Graaff
September 22–October 3, 2018

Join Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff and fellow classical music lovers and celebrate the life of Frederic Chopin! On this eleven day pursuit you’ll walk in Chopin’s footsteps and relive his extraordinary life.

You’ll visit the very places where Frederic lived, loved and worked: the family home where Frederic was born, the village church where he was baptized and the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Discover Poland’s stunning cultural capital, Krakow. Visit the cathedral where the kings of this ancient land are buried, stroll the campus of the University of Copernicus and marvel at one of Europe’s largest medieval squares.

You’ll attend several glorious classical concerts in Warsaw, Krakow, and Prague highlighting the works of Chopin, Mozart, Dvořák, Smetana and Beethoven. And free time to further explore the breathtaking city of Krakow and wander around Prague at your own pace. Your musical quest culminates in the Czech Republic where you’ll relive the lives and times of Smetana, Mozart and Dvořák.

These are just a few of the highlights! Throughout the journey you’ll experience Earthbound Expeditions’ one-of-a-kind local experiences.

Space is limited. Call Earthbound Expeditions at 1-800-723-8454. 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.