Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in 2020

Beethoven portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler, 1820 more

Hotel Bristol, Vienna – A historic meeting place

Hotel Bristol, Vienna, 1925 © Hotel Bristol more

MAY 2020 - Beaches and Bunkers: Holland & Italy

KEUKENHOF – UTRECHT – ACHTERVELD – NIJMEGEN – ARNHEM GROESBEEK – FLORENCE – CHIANTI – ASSISI – ORTONA – CASSINO ANZIO... more

SEP 2020 - The Historic Danube: Golf & Culture

The Historic Danube Golf & Culture Cruise The Danube & play renowned golf courses in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria & Th... more

SEP 2020 - Classical Music on the Romantic Danube

DANUBE CRUISE FROM HUNGARY TO SLOVAKIA, AUSTRIA & GERMANY September 18 – 28, 2020 (11 days) DANUBE CRUISE: BUDAPES... more

MAY 2020 - Canadian Campaign in Italy

FOLLOWING THE D-DAY DODGERS THROUGH SUNNY ITALY May 17 – 29, 2020 (13 days)ROME – FLORENCE – MONTE CASSINO – PONTECO... more

OPTIONAL EXTENSION VIENNA

Munich — Salzburg — ViennaOctober 10 - 14, 2020 (5 days) more

SEP 2020 - Classical Germany & Austria

BEETHOVEN & OTHER GREAT GERMAN COMPOSERS September 28 – October 10/14, 2020with Optional Vienna ExtensionOctober 10 ... more

JUN 2020 - Classical Northern Italy

VERDI, STRADIVARI AND AMICI June 19 - July 1, 2020 MILAN – TURIN – CREMONA – CASALMAGGIORE – VERONA LAZISE – SIRM... more

MAY 2020 - Classical Austria

SALZBURG – BAD ISCHL – HALLSTATT – ARTSTETTEN – VIENNA May 26 – June 9, 2020 (15 days) CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF BEE... more

SEP 2020 - Classical Germany & Austria

BEETHOVEN & OTHER GREAT GERMAN COMPOSERSSeptember 29 - October 13, 2020 A sublime concert series exploring the heart... more

JUN 2020 - Classical Northern Italy

VERDI, STRADIVARI AND AMICIJune 19 - July 1, 2020 Enjoy the incomparable opera, vino and dolce vita of this region w... more

OPTIONAL EXTENSION JORDAN

MADABA – NEBO – PETRA – WADI RUM DEAD SEA – JERASH – AMMAN February 4 – 9, 2020 (6 days) more

JAN 2020 - Egypt + Jordan

GREAT CULTURES FROM THE SAHARA TO THE NILE RIVER January 20 – February 4/9, 2020 (16/21 days)Optional Extension Jor... more

MAY 2020 - Classical Austria

CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF BEETHOVEN May 26 - June 9, 2020 A delectable concert and culinary program hosted by Ka... more

SEP 2020 - Stockholm - Oslo Extension

Stockhom - Oslo September 29 – October 3, 2020 (5 days) more

SEP 2020 - Best of the Baltics

Lithuania - Latvia - Estonia - Finland - Sweden - Norway September 15 – 29, 2020 (15 days) with Optional ... more

APR 2020 - Liberation of Holland & Belgium

Frankfurt—Rhine—Cologne—Ghent—Ieper—Menin Gate— Maldegem Adegem— Bruges—Antwerp—Arnhem—Katwuk—Holten—Otterlo Hochwal... more

The World's 5 Northernmost Capitals

Toompea, Tallinn © Allan Alajaan, Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau more

20 years on, the Buena Vista Social Club Magic Endures

Compay Segundo, Buena Vista Social Club, 1998 © Geraint Lewis more

NOV 2019 - Tahiti & French Polynesia Cruise

Papeete– Huahine – Bora Bora – Fakarava – Taha'a – Moorea November 10 – 24, 2019 (15 days) Highlights: •Enjoy t... more

Paul Gauguin’s Tahiti – A Creative Obsession

Parau api - Painting by Paul Gauguin, 1892 more

Sister Agnès – “the Angel of Dieppe”

Sister Agnès-Marie Valois and Gary Pawson, Vimy more

NOV 2019 - Tahiti & French Polynesia Cruise

November 12–24, 2019 (13 days)Papeete – Huahine – Bora Bora – Rangiroa – Fakarava – Taha’a – Moorea Special Travel In... more

NOV 2019 - Highlights of South America

Chile – Argentina – Uruguay – Brazil November 1–16, 2019 (16 days) Highlights: •Visit the most vibrant Latin Ame... more

Leonardo da Vinci's Loire

Chateau du Clos Luce, Parc Leonardo da Vinci © Gillard et Vincent, ADT Touraine more

Julie Nesrallah

Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, renowned as the voice of classical music on CBC Radio II, is equally at home as singer... more

Marcel & Elizabeth Bergmann

The duo pianists Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann are truly a team –husband and wife, and also partners in Canada’s lead... more

Graham Campbell

Described as a "gifted guitarist and composer" (The Whole Note), Graham Campbell is a versatile musician based in Tor... more

James Campbell

James Campbell has been called “Canada’s pre-eminent clarinetist and wind soloist” by the Toronto Star and "Canada's ... more

Gryphon Trio

For over 25 years, the Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, garne... more

Nate Helgeson

Nate Helgeson is principal bassoon of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver, the Seattle and Portland Baroque Or... more

Chloe Meyers

Violinist Chloe Meyers is concert master of Vancouver’s Pacific Baroque Orchestra, as she has recently made her home ... more

Alexander Weimann

Conductor and harpsichordist Alexander Weimann is Music Director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver and th... more

Matthew White

Before joining Early Music Vancouver as Executive Director at the beginning of the 2013 season, Matthew White gained ... more

Kai Gleusteen & Catherine Ordronneau

Since 1999 when they first began to work together, Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau have established themselves... more

George Zukerman O.C., O.B.C.

Legendary bassoon soloist, impresario, Artistic Director of White Rock Concerts and celebrated broadcaster and racont... more

Graham Campbell

Described as a "gifted guitarist and composer" (The Whole Note), Graham Campbell is a versatile musician based in Tor... more

James Campbell

James Campbell has been called “Canada’s pre-eminent clarinetist and wind soloist” by the Toronto Star and "Canada's ... more

Gryphon Trio

The Gryphon Trio has firmly established itself as one of the world’s preeminent piano trios, garnering acclaim and im... more

OCT 2019 - The Majestic Rhine - Beethoven and the Romantics

Amsterdam – Dusseldorf – Cologne – Bonn – Koblenz Rudesheim – Ludwigshafen – Heidelberg – Speyer Strasbourg – Breisac... more

On The Horizon With STI

Parliament, Budapest © AngMoKio more

On The Horizon With STI

Parliament, Budapest © AngMoKio more

OCT 2019 - The Majestic Rhine - Beethoven and the Romantics

Amsterdam – Köln – Bonn – Koblenz – Heidelberg – Strasbourg – Basel – ZurichOctober 9 – 22/25, 2019 (14/17 days) *** ... more

The 2020 Passion Play of Oberammergau, Germany

Jesus before Pilate © Passion Play Oberammergau 2020 more

Gastronomy in the Loire Valley

La table des fées, Chateau du Rivau © Chateau du Rivau Châteaux are not the only thing that the Loire Valley takes... more

MAY 2020 - Culture & History of Jordan, Israel & Oberammergau Passion Play

Amman – Petra – Galilee – Jerusalem – Tel Aviv – Oberammergau May 13–27, 2020 (15 days) Highlights: •Step int... more

SEP 2020 - The Scenic Austrian Alps and Oberammergau Passion Play

Vienna – Salzburg – Eastern Tyrol – Innsbruck – Oberammergau September 11–25, 2020 (15 days) Highlights: •... more

A Week In The Life Of Two Special Classical Music Artists In Barcelona: Kai Gleusteen & Catherine Ordronneau

Kai Gleusteen & Catherine Ordronneau Dear future and potential Danube sailors,We are still ironing out a few deta... more

Coronation Street

The first newspaper review declared it “doomed from the outset” – hardly the most auspicious start. Without glamour, ... more

Titanic movie turns 20

Titanic: The Movie Ready to feel old? It is hard to believe, but 20 years ago ‘Titanic: The Movie’ first premiered o... more

Nate Helgeson

Nate Helgeson is principal bassoon of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver, the Seattle and Portland Baroque ... more

Chloe Meyers

Violinist Chloe Meyers is concert master of Vancouver’s Pacific Baroque Orchestra, as she has recently made her hom... more

Alexander Weimann

Conductor and harpsichordist Alexander Weimann is Music Director of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra in Vancouver and ... more

Matthew White

Before joining Early Music Vancouver as Executive Director at the beginning of the 2013 season, Matthew White gaine... more

One River, Four Capitals: An Odyssey Along The Danube

From its Black Forest source to the Black Sea delta, Europe’s second-largest river passes through 10 delightfully div... more

Julie Nesrallah

Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, renowned as the voice of classical music on CBC Radio II, is equally at home as singer... more

Marcel & Elizabeth Bergmann

The duo pianists Elizabeth and Marcel Bergmann are truly a team – husband and wife, and also partners in Canada’s lea... more

Kai Gleusteen & Catherine Ordronneau

Since 1999 when they first began to work together, Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau have established themselves... more

George Zukerman O.C., O.B.C.

Legendary bassoon soloist, impresario, Artistic Director of White Rock Concerts and celebrated broadcaster and racont... more

A Tour of the Loire Valley Châteaux

The Loire Valley châteaux are a bit like buses: you wait ages for one to come along, then suddenly five show up toget... more

SEP 2018 - Legendary Ireland

LEGENDARY IRELANDDublin – Wicklow – Powerscourt – Glendalough – Kilkenny – Rock of Ca... more

Zanzibar - Exotic African Island

The name Zanzibar is an Arabic word that is translated as 'the coast of black people'. The Zanzibar archipelago is a ... more

Golf Along the Landing Beaches of Normandy

A great idea was born by Robb Lucy when he and his father, a veteran of WWII and avid golfer visited the beaches of N... more

Vienna - Cradle of Classical Music

Every night in Vienna around 10,000 music fans are treated to live classical music, something that is simply unheard ... more

5 MOST NORTHERN CAPITALS OF THE WORLD FASCINATING and DIFFERENT

In June 2017 we visited the 5 Northernmost Capitals of the World – Reykjavik ( Iceland ), Helsinki ( Finland ), Oslo ... more

Video: Normandy WW2 Landing Beaches

It may not be the most joyful travel experience you have in Northern France, but for families of veterans, and any gr... more

Juno Beach: The Ultimate Canadian Pilgrimage

The Juno Beach Centre in Normandy, France, on Canada's WW2 D-Day Landing Beach, may be 'The Ultimate Canadian Pilgrim... more

ON THE HORIZON FOR 2020 – 2022

2020OCT – Greece2021JAN – Golf in New ZealandFEB – South India and Sri LankaMAR – JapanAPR – Uganda and RwandaMAY – N... more

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