Backstage Pass Travel
Spend a week with Geoff Tate in some of the upcoming travel tours scheduled.
Sunday arrive in Basel or Frankfurt.Trains or vans to Eichstetten, Germany. Stay in the village with the 400 year old winery where Geoff makes his Insania wine with the Rinklin family. Welcome drinks when you arrive at the winery and distillery and a tour of where Geoff’s wine is made. Get to know one another and the musicians who will be hosting you during the week.
Slow morning walking through the village. In the afternoon the winery owners will take us on a wagon ride pulled behind a tractor through the picturesque vineyards. We will visit a local lookout tower and hear Friedhelm Rinklin speak about the vineyards while drinking wine in private unknown scenic spots.
Wake up to another breakfast at the winery and drive a short distance to the beautiful medieval town of Freiburg, Germany. We will visit a giant cathedral founded in the year 1200 and climb the steps to the bell tower. We can spend the day in the beautiful shops and drink wine in the square where the town hosts a daily open market.
Wake up have breakfast and head to a 60 acre Monkey sanctuary where the monkeys roam free and you are allowed to hand feed them. Next we will tour a perfectly preserved medieval Castle. We will spend the evening in the beautiful French town of Colmar which is called little Venice for it’s beautiful canals and have dinner there.
We will drive through the mountains to an incredible alpine slide. Spend the day riding the various slides if you dare and enjoying the mountain scenery. Jam session in the winery to follow.
We all have breakfast in the winery together. After breakfast we are going to the storybook village of Riquwher, France. We will visit a beautiful lovely old french winery and taste incredible wines. We can visit the shops and return for a private wood fired pizza dinner where we can have a music night all to ourselves.
Hang out with the musicians for soundcheck or shop and walk around the town and vineyards until the big party and show in the evening where you will be a VIP!
Return to Frankfurt and Basel for our flights home.