Bach, Handel & more!
In The Footsteps of the Great German Composers
Berlin * Leipzig * Dresden
October 28 – November 8, 2019
Join friends of WFMT classical radio on an extraordinary musical journey through Germany. We’ll stroll through some of the country's most beautiful cities, walk in the footsteps of the great composers and attend several fabulous classical music performances along the way. In addition to the rich music, we'll immerse ourselves in the art, food, history, and wine of Germany.
Avant-garde architecture gives way to days of musical heritage and living history in Leipzig, which Goethe called “Little Paris”. Formerly located in Eastern Germany, this university town was once home to Bach and Goethe and claims Germany’s oldest symphony orchestra. And you have tickets to attend! After exploring the quaint villages surrounding Leipzig our journey continues east to the ‘Florence of the North’, Dresden! Here we’ll sample Saxon wines, stroll through museums bursting with masterpieces and tour the Dresden State Opera House. Don’t miss out. Space is limited on this festive journey!
With special guests, Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff
Fully guided by a local Earthbound Expedition program director
In-depth walking tours of Leipzig, Dresden and Berlin
Five classical events or performances
A concert in St. Thomas Church in Leipzig
Private tour of the Semperoper Dresden
Intimate tours of the composers’ homes and museums
Multi-course dining experiences
Wine tasting with the producers in Saxony
Berlin – Europe’s new Capital of Culture
The romantic world of Royal Potsdam
Time to stroll the avenue Unter den Linden and the Prussian-built Brandenburg Gate
11 Days/10 Nights (not including air travel)
$4,795 per person double occupancy
$999 Single Supplement (waived if a roommate match is confirmed)
Optional group flight departs Monday, October 28, 2019
Trip begins: Berlin on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:00pm
Trip ends: Dresden on Friday, November 8
OPTIONAL GROUP FLIGHT- LUFTHANSA: $999 pp
via Frankfurt and Munich. Includes taxes and airport transfers in Europe.
SAVE $300! Pay your final balance by check and save $100 * Reserve your space by May 1, 2019 and save $100 * Travel alumni save $100