Join Minnesota Public Radio and Members of The Minnesota Orchestra

2022 Classical Danube

Join friends and fans of Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Orchestra for a historic cruise down the Blue Danube with host Melissa Ousley. Discover world class museums, grand opera houses and celebrated symphony halls of Budapest, Bratislava, Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague! Your journey begins with three included pre-cruise nights in historic Prague. Walk in the footsteps of Dvorak, Smetana and Mozart while in the Czech capital. In Vienna, we’ll celebrate Beethoven, savor Sachertorte in a local café, spend time in one of the many marvelous museums and dine with the locals in a charming wine cellar frequented by the great composers. Enjoy backstage tours and insider experiences. Visit the homes of Liszt, Mozart and Beethoven. Musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra will join us for intimate recitals aboard our private, lux chartered ship.


A classical music adventure culminating at the Prague Spring International Music Festival

Classical Prague and Poland with Julie Amacher

Join friends of Minnesota Public Radio and fellow music lovers of classical music and celebrate the life of Chopin, Dvorak, Smetana and Mozart! On this eleven day classical music pursuit you’ll walk in Chopin’s footsteps and relive his extraordinary life. Visit the very places where Frederic lived, loved and worked: the family home where he 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. Our musical quest culminates in the Czech Republic, where we’ll walk in the footsteps of the Czech Republic’s greatest composers, Smetana and Dvorak! And to top things off, you’ll attend the legendary Prague Spring International Music Festival. Don't miss out on this extraordinary musical adventure!


John Birge

Featuring the Copenhagen Tivoli Festival and Edvard Grieg Festival in Bergen

Summer in Scandinavia 2022

Join host John Birge of Classical Minnesota Public Radio and fellow classical music lovers to experience the Nordic world of fjords, castles, glaciers, and the legacy of the Vikings on this Minnesota Public Radio and Earthbound Expeditions adventure. Travel by train, ferry, and coach through Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. Ride the world's most scenic railway line to Bergen, tour Danish castles and palaces and attend a classical concert at Tivoli Gardens. See the Danish crown jewels, preserved Viking ships and the warship Vasa, rescued after more than 300 years on the bottom of Stockholm harbor. To top it off, you’ll be treated to a performance at the Edvard Grieg festival in Bergen. This 12 day Minnesota Public Radio classical Scandinavia journey has it all!


Performance Today ®

A floating festival through four countries with Performance Today ®

SOLD OUT! Along The Rhine with Performance Today

SOLD OUT! WAIT LIST STARTED! You are cordially invited to celebrate the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven in the composer’s homeland with Performance Today ® host Fred Child. Designed for lovers of nature, culture and, of course, classical music, this customized adventure of food, music, art and sheer fun will thrill you. Enjoy live performances in special event spaces and venues. As we cruise the Rhine River through Holland, Germany, France and Switzerland on our privately chartered river ship, we’ll enjoy intimate classical music “Perf Chats” with a Performance Today ™ Artist in Residence. Stroll through festive village streets and sip delicious wines with the locals in Germany’s Rhine region and in Alsace, France. Enjoy lakeside café views of the towering Alps in Switzerland. Your journey ends on a high note in the High Alps of Switzerland on the shore of beautiful Lake Lucerne.