Led by a variety of musical influencers and leaders in their field, our guest experiences offers once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to view the finest gems of the musical world. Whether you want to enjoy a private reception on the rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, a private performance at the Stradivarius in Cremona, or a behind-the-scenes tour at the Estates Theatre in Prague, our team is able to deliver exclusive access to the world's most premier venues and musical highlights.

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Lombardy to Ljubljana | Dates: May 23 - June 2, 2023

Join WMPA Traveling Friends and Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Music Director Ulysses James as we celebrate his 38-year tenure while touring the musical, cultural and culinary highlights of northern Italy and Slovenia. This musical journey combines much loved cities and lesser known gems, with cultural and musical elements woven in, many of which are unique to this program and offer a privileged 'behind the scenes' experience.

Experience Milan with special access to La Scala workshop and a VIP welcome backstage prior to the performance. Enjoy the beauty of Lake Como and the gardens of Villa Melzi overlooking the waters off Bellagio. Visit the Swiss town of Lugano, savor the regional specialties of Lombardy, listen to a virtuoso perform on an original Stradivarius in Cremona and take in musical history at the birthplace of Ambrosian chant in Milan. With so many fabulous musical highlights, breathtaking scenery throughout, and our incredible team of experts, this is sure to be an unforgettable tour!

Space is limited, so sign up today to save spot.

Brian O'Donovan Presents...A Celtic Adventure | Dates: September 26 - October 5, 2023

In collaboration with Brian O'Donovan, host of "A Celtic Sojourn Radio" on Boston's GBH Public Radio, we are delighted to present "Celtic Adventure", an extraordinary journey through Ireland. While Brian will not be traveling with us, he has played a pivotal role in meticulously designing the itinerary, hand-picking the local musicians, and selecting the local musical guide. Additionally, he will be hosting pre-departure and post-trip receptions in Boston, adding a personal touch to the overall experience.

This program offers an exceptional blend of the finest local cuisine, captivating music, and immersive cultural encounters. You can expect an array of unique musical events, privileged access to cherished destinations, and an array of thrilling surprises throughout the trip. With the assistance of our knowledgeable travel concierges and local experts, this musical adventure promises to be unparalleled.

To ensure an intimate experience, the tour will be limited to 25 participants.

Benvenuti in Italia (w/ Diane Linn) | Dates: September 27 - October 7, 2023

In collaboration with Diane Linn, Executive Director of the Community Chorus of Detroit, we are delighted to offer "Benvenuti in Italia", a unique musical journey featuring a wide variety of incredible musical, cultral, and culinary experiences -- many of which offer privileged "behind the scenes" access.

The program features a rich array of Italian culture and music, luxury hotels, excellent regional food and wine and so much more. Some of the musical highlights include a private tour of La Scala Opera House, a private private tour and recital at the Museo dei Violini, and tickets to an opening night performance of Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro."

This tour features an optional Rome Extension, and will be limited to 30 participants. Sign up today to save your spot!

Cradles of Romantic Piano Music | Dates: October 7-16, 2023

In collaboration with Anastasia Seifetdinova, a renowned pianist and faculty member at The Hartt School (University of Hartford), we are delighted to offer "Cradles of Romantic Piano Music," a glorious trip through Germany and the Czech Republic.

The program features a rich array of German culture and music, luxury hotels, and excellent regional food and wine. Musical highlights include a a visit to Thomaskirche (where Johann Sebastian Bach directed music for over two decades), a visit to the Mendelssohn House for a tour and private concert, a behind the scenes tour of the Bluthner piano factory (including a recital by Anastasia showcasing the instruments amazing sound), a guided tour of Semperoper, a visit to the Czech Museum of Music, and a unique farewell performance by Anastasia. There are also many sumptuous culinary highlights including a welcome dinner at Lutter and Wegner am Gendarmenmarkt, dinner at Restaurant Daniel in Dresden, a private piano salon before dinner at Alte Meister, and many other delicious treats.

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