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Classical Music Tour of Germany

Join WFMT's Carl Grapentine
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10 Days / 11 Nights
Availability : April 26 - May 7, 2023
Chicago (ORD)
Berlin to Leipzig

Join Classical Radio Program Host, Carl Grapentine, on an 11 Day, 10 Night Tour of Berlin & Leipzig!

Enjoy Performances with Premier Seating at the Philharmonie Berlin, Berlin Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper, Thomaskirche, and the Leipzig Opera.

Der Rosenkavalier

The Barber of Seville

Der Freischütz

Berlin Philharmonic

(featuring Mozart, Schumann conducted by Kirill Petrenko)

Gewandhaus Orchestra

(featuring Zemlinsky and Brahams)

Concert at the Thomaskirche

Plus one of Tannhäuser or La Boheme

Tour Includes


3 Operas + 1 Optional Opera, 2 Orchestras & 1 Concert
(Premium Seating)


4 Tours in Berlin, Wittenberg, Eisenbach, and Leipzig

5-Star Accommodations:

5 Nights at Hotel Adlon Kempinski (Berlin)
5 Nights at Radison Blu Hotel (Leipzig)


Breakfast Daily, 2 Lunches & 2 Dinners with Wine

Classical Music Host

Carl Grapentine

Tour Escort

Greg Pearson of Travelex International

Travel Insurance

Group Travel Insurance

Airfare Not Included

Roundtrip airfare is an additional cost.
Ask us for a quote!

Tour Itinerary

Wed, April 26, 2023 (Departure from the U.S.)

Depart Chicago O’Hare to Berlin.

Day 1: Thurs, April 27, 2023

Arrive in Berlin.

Airport Meet & Greet and Transfers to 5-Star Hotel.

Welcome Dinner in the evening.

Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Day 2: Fri, April 28, 2023 (Orchestra)

Morning City Tour of Berlin

Berlin Philharmonic (Featuring Mozart, Schumann/Petrenko)

Day 3: Sat, April 29, 2023 (Opera)

Morning Free Time

Der Rosenkavalier at the Staatsoper Berlin

Day 4: Sun, April 30, 2023 (Optional Opera)

Morning Free Time

Optional Lunch: Reichstag

Optional Operas: La Boheme at Deutsche Oper or Tannhauser at Staatsoper

Day 5: Mon, May 1, 2023 (Opera)

Free Day

Opera: Barber of Seville at Deutsche Oper

Day 6: Tues, May 2, 2023

Premium Coach to Leipzig

Stop in Wittenberg for a tour/lunch.

Arrival in Leipzig at Radisson Blu Hotel.

Day 7: Wed, May 3, 2023

Day trip to Eisenach and Wartburg Castle.

Day 8: Thurs, May 4, 2023 (Orchestra)

Morning City Tour of Leipzig

Gewandhaus Orchestra (Featuring Zemlinsky/Brahms)

Day 9: Fri, May 5, 2023 (Concert)

Afternoon concert at the Thomaskirche

Group Dinner at Auerbach’s Keller

Day 10: Sat, May 6, 2023 (Opera)

Morning Free Time

Der Freischutz at Leipzig Oper

About Our Hotels

Adlon Kempinski Berlin

From Berthold Kempinski’s humble roots as a Berlin based wine merchant back in 1897, the Kempinski brand has come a long way. We are proud of every step we have taken in the journey with hotels in 7 continents. While much has changed, we take great care to remain authentic and true to our heritage. We ensure our guests are the foundation to which we craft every part of the travel experience. Our pools, bars, restaurants, spas, and gyms are the epitome of elegance.

Radisson Blue Leipzig

Our hotel offers chic accommodation in Leipzig, home to some of the world’s greatest musicians. Located close to the city center, you can easily walk to notable destinations like the Opera House and Gewandhaus Orchestra Hall, as well as to Leipzig Central Station.

Carl Grapentine

Carl Grapentine retired after a 46-year career in classical music radio. Carl was the host of the Morning Program on WFMT, Chicago’s Classical music station, for almost twenty-five years. He joined WFMT in 1986 after serving as the morning host of WQRS, the classical music station in Detroit, for thirteen years.

Carl still presents pre-concert lectures for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, and many other ensembles. He also hosts concerts for numerous community orchestras and bands.  He was the host for the nationally-syndicated broadcast concerts of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and he hosts the National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis each spring.

An alumnus of the University of Michigan School of Music, Carl has been the “stadium voice” of the University of Michigan Marching Band since 1970—his voice being heard on national telecasts of sixteen Rose Bowls and numerous other bowl games. In 2006 he also assumed the responsibilities of game announcer at Michigan Stadium.

An accomplished conductor and singer, Carl has many years of experience as a church music director. He also has sung the national anthem for professional and collegiate sporting events at Wrigley Field, old and new Comiskey Park (now Guaranteed Rate Field), Tiger Stadium, the Pontiac Silverdome, and the University of Michigan’s Crisler Center.