People

Keith Engdahl

Keith was inspired to pursue his passion for travel after learning to speak German in high school and then serving as a foreign exchange student in Berlin. He attended the University of Minnesota in pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and then embarked upon a 17-year public school teaching career in English, Speech and Theatre Arts. In 1983, Keith began a new career in group travel planning at Passage Tours, a Minneapolis based company, specializing in European ski and custom international travel programs. In 1987, he joined Dayton’s Travel Service and began developing custom concert tours to Europe for high school, college, and community music ensembles. This Performing Arts niche was branded as "Musical Adventures" and operated as part of Dayton’s, Marshall Field’s and Macy's Travel for the next 24 years. Keith has 30 years of experience in planning worldwide group tours.

Jeff Goldsmith

Jeff is a former Music Educator of 15-years and remains active in the Twin Cities music community as a performer, clinician, and adjudicator. He holds a Masters Degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota and has established a successful career in group travel planning since joining Keith as a partner in 2000. Jeff served as the Director of Education and Performing Arts Travel at Dayton’s, Marshall Field’s, and Macy's Travel. He understands the unique touring needs of both instrumental and vocal music ensembles and will help design a custom concert tour that exceeds your expectations.

Worldwide Partners

GrandTours has an established and trusted network of global travel partners, all of whom will make sure your tour operates in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner. By using experienced local destination managers, you can be confident that your tour will be operated by professionals who understand the cultural traditions, unique customs, and travel logistics necessary to make your travel program a grand success. GrandTours partner offices are located in London, Luxembourg, Salzburg, Rome, Sorrento, Beijing, Rio de Janiero, Athens, Istanbul, Santiago, Sydney, Jerusalem and Cairo. Our partners provide exceptional service combining professional expertise with integrity and joie de vivre.