Join friends and fans of Minnesota Public Radio and the Minnesota Orchestra for a historic cruise down the Blue Danube with host Brian Newhouse. 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’s 250th birthday, 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 privately chartered ship, the luxurious Scenic Ruby.
In January of 2021, guests will join MPR News Host Angela Davis for an experience of a lifetime to a destination unlike any other exploring the fascinating culture, history and habitats of South Africa. Guests will visit Nelson Mandela’s former home in the culturally rich township of SOWETO and explore it’s turbulent and fascinating history. The trip will also include a special visit to Mandela’s prison on Robben Island on a tour led by an ex-political prisoner. Guests will visit Cape Town, Cape Winelands and enjoy four open-jeep safari drives into the Africa bush to view lions, giraffes, rhinos, elephants and more!
Join MPR News Correspondent and Cube Critic Euan Kerr on an enchanting 12-day tour of his native Scotland! Experience sweeping glens, crystal-clear lochs, iconic castles and rolling highlands: providing inspiration for many a poet, artist, musician and filmmaker. The journey begins in vibrant Glasgow and ends in the cultured capital of Edinburgh with the world- famous Edinburgh Film Festival. Engage in lively discussions of Scottish films and books from Euan’s custom-curated list over delicious meals and perhaps a wee dram. See for yourself what one Scottish writer describes as “the sights for which eyes were invented”. Space is limited on this amazing journey, so don’t “fouter”…reserve your space today!
WAITLIST STARTED - 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!
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!
THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY WAITLISTED. 2020 marks Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday and you are cordially invited to celebrate 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 concerts featuring the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Cologne and the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn in Beethoven’s birthplace of Bonn. 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 pianist and Performance Today ™ Artist in Residence Andrew Staupe. 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.