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WFMT Classical Music Tour of Austria

Join WFMT's Carl Grapentine
Join WFMT's Carl Grapentine
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Single Supplement: $1,350
Deposit: $3,500pp
Final Payment Due: February 18, 2022 Early Booking: Save $250 by 12/15/22

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10 Days / 9 Nights
Availability : April 28 - May 7, 2022
Chicago (ORD)
Vienna to Salzburg

Join WFMT’s Carl Grapentine and enjoy the performances of the Vienna Philharmonic with Christian Thielemann at the world famous Musikverein, as well as “Don Pasquale” and Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” at the Vienna State Opera House. We will also enjoy a Mozart Dinner Concert in Salzburg.

Tour Includes


2 Operas, 1 Orchestra & 1 Concert
(Premium Seating)


In Vienna and Salzburg with Private motor Coach Transfers

Deluxe Accommodations:

Intercontinental Vienna Hotel
Hotel Goldener Hirsch in Salzburg


Breakfast Daily, 1 Lunch, Welcome Dinner, and Farewell Dinner


Carl Grapentine

Tour Escort

Travelex International

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While you're in Austria...
join our Bavarian Tour Extension to Garmisch-Partenkirchen!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Thurs, April 28, 2022 (Departure from the U.S.)

Depart Chicago O’Hare to Vienna.

Day 2: Fri, April 29, 2021

Arrive in Vienna, Welcome Dinner in the evening.

Hotel Intercontinental Vienna

Day 3: Sat, April 30, 2022 (Orchestra)

Orchestra: matinee at Musikverein – Muti/Vienna Philharmonic – Christian Thielemann conducting.

Afternoon City Tour of Vienna.

Day 4: Sun, May 1, 2022

Free Day

Optional Dinner Tour to Grinzing, Austria

Day 5: Mon, May 2, 2022 (Opera)

Optional: Vienna Woods Tour with Lunch (6 hours)

Opera: Don Pasquale

Day 6: Tues, May 3, 2022 (Opera)

Morning free to visit some of the famous churches of Vienna.

Opera: Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro

Day 7: Wed, May 4, 2022

Premium Coach to Salzburg

Full-day guided tour with boat trip on the Danube River, lunch at a scenic, local inn.

Admission and guided tour of Melk Abbey and gardens.

Arrival at Goldener Hirsch Hotel.

Day 8: Thurs, May 5, 2022 (Optional Concert)

Guided half-day City walking tour of Salzburg.

Entrance fee to both Mozart Museum and Fortress.

Optional Concert Performance at Fortress.

Day 9: Fri, May 6, 2022 (Farewell Dinner & Concert)

Choice of Sound of Music or Eagle’s Nest Tours (minimum count required).

Mozart Farewell Dinner and Concert

Day 10: Fri, May 21, 2021 (Departure)

Return to Chicago from Munich Airport.

Carl Grapentine

After 22 year with WFMT Radio Station, Carl Grapentine has retired as the host of the Morning Program on WFMT/ 98.7 FM, Chicago’s Classical Fine Arts Station. Carl first joined WFMT in 1986 and had been the host of WFMT’s morning program since 1996.

Carl presents pre-concert lectures for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the Music of the Baroque. He also performs as narrator with the Chicago Pro Musica and hosts concerts for numerous community orchestras and bands. He has been the host for the nationally-syndicated broadcast concerts of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra on the WFMT Fine Arts Network, 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 for 44 seasons–his voice being heard on national telecasts of sixteen Rose Bowl games and numerous other bowl games. In 2006 he assumed additional duties as the game announcer at Michigan Stadium.

An accomplished conductor and singer, Carl has thirty years of experience as a church music director. Currently he sings in the choir of Grace Lutheran Church in River Forest, IL. He has also sung the national anthem for professional and collegiate sporting events at Wrigley Field, Comiskey Park, Tiger Stadium, the Pontiac Silverdome, and the University of Michigan’s Crisler Arena.