Performing in Germany

Germany promises to be a top performance destination for Witte’s 2015 season and also looking ahead to 2016 and 2017. When music educators think of destinations that include opportunities to “Follow the Footsteps” of great composers, perhaps the first places that come to mind are Salzburg,... Read More>>

Highlights of a Rhine River Cruise

In late October 2014, my colleague Teri and I departed from Grand Rapids, Michigan for a Rhine river cruise with Avalon Waterways, aboard the Artistry II. River cruising is a great way to travel Europe– especially if you’re not sure where to go in Europe or what you want to see! ... Read More>>

We Travel Too!

At Witte, we are passionate about travel. It’s more than just our business, it’s also our favorite hobby. And when we’re not in the office planning your next vacation or organizing customized group tours, well… we travel too! So as 2014 comes to a close, we took a moment to reflect on all... Read More>>

3 Surprising Facts About Southern Europe

Recently, I found myself at the Grand Rapids Brewing Company during what happened to be their weekly trivia night. I love watching Jeopardy! or playing Trivial Pursuit as much as the next person, and even though my group was in second-to-last place, I was still having a great time. We had just... Read More>>

5 Fun Activities for a Weekend at Niagara Falls

As the Hornblower brought us right up to the rocky, foamy foot of the thundering Falls, and the spray from the cascading waters drenched any part of me that was not covered by a pink plastic poncho, I could not stop smiling—this was awesome. Last month, nearly all of us at Witte Travel &... Read More>>

Top five highlights of my Germany trip

Ulm Minster, Ulm – the tallest church in the world. Its spire reaches 530 feet…amazing. To view information about the church, visit: Rothenburg ob der Tauber – the quaintest city I have ever seen during all of my travels. Yes it can get overrun... Read More>>

Excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle

You’ve seen Disneys’ Cinderella’s Castle in pictures. Did you know that Walt Disney based this castle after Neuschanwanstein Castle? Since I started working at Witte Travel & Tours in 2000, I have wanted to see this castle in person. Words can’t properly convey how I felt when I finally... Read More>>

Planning my trip overseas

When planning a trip overseas, a few questions to consider: Where do you want to go? Do you want to visit one or more cities in the same country or perhaps multiple countries? If you aren’t quite sure, start a list of what you’ve always wanted to see. When I was planning my recent trip to... Read More>>

Den Helder, Harlingen and Franeker

Tuesday, April 22 The boat set sail at 7:00 am. We only had to be up early today if we wanted to catch the scenery on the trip north, so I slept in. More tulip fields were in store for today. The weather was not bright and clear, but the view was still very nice. Harlingen was a very nice town. I... Read More>>