Backstage Pass to the Big Apple


With hosts Peter & Kathleen van de Graaff
April 30 – May 5, 2019

Please join me, Peter van de Graaff, my talented wife Kathleen and fellow WFMT music lovers on a six day classical adventure to New York City.  Together we’ll attend three extraordinary world-class concerts. At Carnegie Hall we will hear the extraordinary classical pianist and conductor Mitsuko Uchida perform Schubert. Also included, tickets to attend the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Dialogues of the Carmelites by French composer, Francis Poulenc. Your journey culminates as the New York Philharmonic performs Martinů and Strauss at Lincoln Center. Private tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Guggenheim Museum are also included! Plus, we’ll stay at the centrally located Hyatt Hotel. What could be better?  Don’t miss out, space is limited. Hope to see you in the Big Apple this coming spring!  Note: This will be Peter and Kathleen’s ninth journey with Earthbound Expeditions.

Expedition Highlights

With classical hosts Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff
Five nights Hyatt Centric Times Square, 4 Star Superior
All breakfasts, plus two lunches and one dinner
Top Tickets to the New York Philharmonic, Concerto for two pianos by Martinů and Strauss
Top Tickets to Carnegie Hall, Mitsuko Uchida performing Schubert
Top Tickets to The Metropolitan Opera, Dialogues des Carmélites
Special access to Carnegie Hall and a backstage tour of The Metropolitan Opera *Not all areas may be available and tours are subject to availability based on rehearsal schedules.
Tickets to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Guggenheim Museum
A cruise to Ellis Island
Transportation by private mini vans and bus while in NYC
Alumni discounts towards future journeys


Trip Facts

6 Days / 5 Nights – Land Only
$3,795 per person double occupancy (based on 24+ guests)
$895 Single Supplement (waived if a rooming partner is confirmed)
Trip begins in New York on April 30, 2019
Trip ends in New York on May 5, 2019
*Small group comfort charge of $200 for groups of 14-23

SAVE $200: Reserve by Jan. 1, 2019 and save $50 * Pay your final balance by check and save $50 * Travel alumni always save $100

NOT INCLUDED: Roundtrip airfare, alcoholic beverages with meals, any meals not mentioned, room/mini-bar service, gratuities for hotel staff, travel insurance, items of a personal nature and anything not listed in the “It’s Included” section above.

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