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Follow Your Heart to San Francisco with WDAV 89.9
Tour Dates: June 17–22, 2013
Tour Operator: The Grand Tour Travel Co.
Price: $3195 pp, ground only
View brochure: WDAV San Francisco Tour & Registration
Limited to 25 participants
Afternoon host Matt Rogers and a group of WDAV listeners are traveling to San Francisco this summer for a fabulous week of great music in an incredible cultural milieu – and Muir Woods, too! This is a special invitation for you to join us on a trip to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, June 17 -22.
JUNE 17 - Welcome: After your arrival, check-in at the Huntington Hotel, on fashionable Nob Hill. We will host a private reception for our guests in the hotel before taking a cable car down to our welcome dinner at Farallon, a Michelin-starred restaurant notable for its seafood, near Union Square.
JUNE 18 - The City by the Bay: Enjoy an American Breakfast at hotel followed by a tour of the city with Architectural historian Michael Corbett. Lunch is at The Slanted Door, one of the city's top Asian restaurants with lovely views on San Francisco Bay. The evening we'll head to San Francisco Opera’s home, the historic War Memorial Opera House, to see a production of Mozart’s witty masterpiece Così fan tutte.
JUNE 19 - Wine Country: Travel to Napa Valley to visit two distinguished wineries. Hess Collection is widely known for being at the forefront of sustainable winegrowing practices, and has established the “Napa Green” program for wine facilities. After a tasting of its top wines, you'll visit their world-class art gallery of works assembled by Donald Hess, one of Art News’ Top 200 collectors. Then we'll travel to Inglenook considered Napa’s first great winery, now lovingly restored by the film director Francis Ford Coppola. Enjoy a private lunch and hear an exclusive performance by the acclaimed Cypress Quartet. We'll return to San Francisco on a ferry tour through San Francisco Bay with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower and other sites.
JUNE 20 - A Green Day and Natalie Dessay: Travel to Muir Woods in Marin County north of the city to view the California redwoods. Then return to the city and Golden Gate Park to tour the California Academy of Sciences. A new facility designed by Renzo Piano heralded as a gem among San Francisco attractions. We'll return to the Opera House for a performance of Jacques Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann lead by French soprano Natalie Dessay, tenor Matthew Polenzani, and mezzo Alice Coote.
JUNE 21 - The Glories of Asia & The Rite of Spring: Visit the Asian Art Museum across from the grand, domed City Hall for a private tour of highlights. Lunch is on your own and your afternoon free. We'll meet that evening to visit Davies Hall for a performance of Stravinsky’s great The Rite of Spring, led by Maestro Tilson Thomas. We conclude the day with our Farewell Dinner at Perbacco, one of San Francisco’s finest Italian restaurants.
JUNE 22 - The tour ends after breakfast and flights back to Charlotte.
WDAV tours are limited to only 25 participants, like-minded individuals like you who enjoy classical music, culture and good food. Make your plans now to join us! To reserve a spot, please call Rodger Clark at 704.894.2981, or complete the registration form and mail to: WDAV, Box 8990, Davidson, NC 28035-8990. You won’t want to miss this exciting trip!
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