Escape winter on an active, culturally rich adventure to New Zealand with Minnesota Public Radio.
Explore New Zealand’s magnificent landscape and fascinating culture with MPR News Host Kerri Miller. From bush hikes to bike paths; from boat rides in ice-carved fjords to walks around mirror-like lakes, you’ll be immersed in New Zealand’s South Island’s beautiful geography and unique biosystems including Milford Sound which Rudyard Kipling dubbed “the eighth wonder of the world.” Make your way through the rugged beauty of the Rangitata Valley which served as “Middle Earth” filming site for many Lord of the Rings movies. You’ll even have the opportunity to turn your adventure up a notch with optional glacier walk. Kerri’s curated book list and discussions over delicious meals are the perfect way to unwind from your daily adventures. Escape the cold days of winter with Minnesota Public Radio in New Zealand next January!
SOLD OUT! Wait List Started. Join Performance Today host Fred Child April 2 – 12, 2019, on a privately chartered small ship river cruise with fellow classical music enthusiasts, garden lovers and history buffs. Your river cruise begins in Amsterdam with a concert at the famous Royal Concertgebouw. You’ll journey to Ghent, Bruges, Arnhem and Utrecht and enjoy the colorful gardens and music of Holland and Belgium. From Kinderdijk’s iconic windmills to a captivating tour of the WWI trenches of Flanders; from the beautiful gardens of Keukenhof to the famed works of Rembrandt and van Gogh, all the while enjoying a robust program of classical music performances, private recitals and “Perf Chats” with a special Performance Today artist-in-residence.
SOLD OUT! Wait list started. Join Classical Minnesota Public Radio host Alison Young and fellow classical music lovers May 21 – June 1, 2019, to celebrate the life of Chopin, Dvorak and Smetana! On this twelve-day classical voyage, you’ll walk in Chopin’s footsteps and relive his extraordinary life. You’ll visit the very places where Frederic Chopin 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. You’ll also discover Poland’s stunning cultural capital, Krakow. You’ll visit the cathedral where the kings of this ancient land are buried, stroll the campus of the University of Copernicus and marvel at throne of Europe’s largest medieval squares. This musical quest culminates in Prague, where you’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!