Featuring special performances by the Minnesota Orchestra

South Africa with Brian Newhouse

Join Classical MPR Host Brian Newhouse for an experience of a lifetime – a trip to South Africa featuring performances with the Minnesota Orchestra. This fully-supported tour begins in Cape Town with excursions to the Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, Robben Island (where Mandela was imprisoned) and a Minnesota Orchestra performance. Our journey continues to gorgeous Stellenbosch wine country and on to Johannesburg for multiple safaris and orchestral performances, including a Minnesota Public Radio broadcast from Soweto. Brian will lead in-depth discussions about the orchestra’s current place in the international music community and the remarkable repertoire that will be performed to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s Centenary. \n\nTRIP AT A GLANCE - includes three Minnesota Orchestra Performances\n1 Overnight flight to Cape Town via Amsterdam \n4 Nights Cape Town\n3 Nights Safari Lodge \n3 Nights Pretoria- Johannesburg \n1 Overnight flight home via Amsterdam \n\nSpace on this once-in-a-lifetime trip is very limited and will fill quickly, so reserve your spot today.

An active, culturally rich adventure with Minnesota Public Radio

South Africa with Kerri Miller


In January of 2019, you are invited to join Kerri Miller for an experience of a lifetime to a destination unlike any other exploring the fascinating culture, history and habitats of South Africa. Spend the year preparing for the adventure with your own personal hiking and reading goals, including Kerri’s book recommendation list.

South Africa with Kerri Miller has an adventurous activity level taking guests off the beaten path and immersing them in the beauty of the region. Each day involves walking, hiking, many stairs and uphill/downhill passages and an option to bike. This trip is suitable for reasonably fit first-time hikers, but the trip will be made more enjoyable by a certain degree of personal fitness and an adventurous spirit.

Tour Overview
1 overnight flight to Cape Town, South Africa
3 nights Cape Town
3 nights Stellenbosch wine country
3 nights Safari Lodge
1 overnight flight to USA

Base Trip - January 23 – February 3, 2019
Optional - Victoria Falls Post-Tour Extension– February 3-6, 2019
Optional – Victoria Falls & Chobe National Park, Botswana Tour – Extension - February 3- 8, 2019

A classical music cruise hosted by Fred Child

Paris to Normandy with Performance Today


It’s April in Paris! Join Performance Today host Fred Child on a classical music adventure from Paris to Normandy on the Seine River April 23 – May 3, 2018. Enjoy two nights of art, cuisine and classical music performances in the City of Light. Then board the privately chartered MS Amadeus Diamond River Ship for seven-night journey through Normandy. Drift from one stunning landscape to the next, stopping and exploring villages, markets, D-Day Beaches and Monet’s Garden. Enjoy a robust program of classical music performances, private recitals and “Perf Chats” with a special Performance Today artist-in-residence both on-board and in unique settings including chateaux and gardens.

From Berlin to Budapest with Performance Today

Discover Danube's Finest

It's our pleasure to welcome you aboard Discover Danube's Finest. This classical cruise from Performance Today features stops in Berlin, Leipzig, Salzburg, Vienna, and more. We'll be joined by special guest Andrew Staupe, a PT Artist in Residence who debuted to rave reviews at Carnegie Hall and has performed with symphonies nationwide.

Join us as we explore the capital cities of classical music, wandering local streets, strolling through marvelous museums, and savoring unique dining. We'll celebrate history's greatest composers, from Bach and Mozart to Beethoven and Schumann, visiting their homes, seeing the locations that inspired them, and following in their footsteps.

Performance Today's 30th Anniversary Cruise

Italian Passages with Fred Child

Former Performance Today Young Artist in Residence, violinist Anthea Kreston will be sailing with us on our privately chartered river ship in Italy this spring! Anthea is an American, recently relocated to Berlin to become a member of the distinguished Artemis Quartet. PT host Fred Child and Anthea will hold several “perf-chats” about the lives and times of Italian composers and perform arrangements exclusively for our guests both on-board as well as in private venues.

Dear Friends,

2017 marks Performance Today’s 30th Anniversary and you are invited to celebrate with me and public radio classical musical enthusiasts from around the country and the world as we set sail on an exquisite and private chartered river ship through the cradle of classical music — Northern Italy, May 26 – June 4, 2017!

From the invention of the piano, to the system of musical notation, music lovers know that Italy made huge contributions to the development and establishment of what we today call "classical music." From "Perf Chats" aboard the ship to private recitals in iconic settings like the Stradivarius Museum and the Basilica of Saint Mark, we’ll deepen our understanding and appreciation for some of the most iconic of all Italian classical composers, including Vivaldi, Paganini, Verdi, Pergolesi, Corelli, Puccini, just to name a few. We’ll share delicious meals, fine wines and great conversation as we experience the cultural and panoramic splendor of this rich and luxurious country.

As the host of Performance Today®, I am both honored and humbled to host America’s most-listened-to classical musical program. I believe this classical music adventure is truly worthy of Performance Today’s 30th Anniversary, and your travels will support the programming that you enjoy all year-long. I hope you join me for this once-in-a-lifetime celebration in Italy next year!



Host, Performance Today

Kerri Miller

A Literary Adventure in Chile and Argentina

Roaming Patagonia

Fellow Book Lovers —

Book lovers know that Argentina and Chile is a paradise for readers. Here is your invitation to join me February 3 - 14, 2017 on Roaming Patagonia: A Literary Adventure in Chile and Argentina. This custom-designed trip is a literary exploration of the history, people and landscape that has staged the best pages of Argentine, Patagonian and Chilean literature.

Our journey begins in Santiago, home to literary giants Isabelle Allende, Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral. We’ll deep dive into Chile’s rich and complex history through book discussions in Chilean vineyards and delicious locally-sourced meals.

Our adventure will then take us to the southern tip of South America to the famed Patagonia region. From the Andes to the ocean, our small group will come to understand the writings of explorers who wrote of this immense, rugged and exotic area of the world.

Our adventure continues as we fly north to Buenos Aires. While there we will visit the homes and haunts of authors like Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar. The city overflows with bookstores and cafes - from fancy and irresistible to well-worn shelters, including the breathtaking El Ateno Grand Splendid, a renovated 100-year-old theater-cum-bookstore that appears on every Top 10 Best Independent Bookstore in the World list.

The goal of all my literary-themed trips is for each guest to have a greater understanding of a destination…and yourself…through the words, sights and streets of the authors who wrote there. Like F. Scott’s Paris, Italy’s Literati, and Hemingway’s Cuba, this adventure will be “one for the books.”

Spots are limited for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure so reserve yours today. This trip will be take place over Valentine’s Day next year – what a way to celebrate! See the full itinerary and trip details at publicradiocustomtravel.org/patagonia or by calling Earthbound Expeditions at 1-800-723-8454 today.