Customized Group Tours 2017

From Bordeaux to Malbec: The South of France Oct. 7 - 20, 2017

Tour Code: JGB17


An old proverb says, “Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures.”  Our experienced travel hosts will ensure that this tour is filled with the best of all three.  We’ll tour major wine producing regions of southern France, with vineyard visits, tasting classes and unique cave tours.  We’ll also highlight the history and culture of the regions we visit.  There will be plenty of time to enjoy fast friendships as you explore some of these quaint towns, and find lasting memories in a classic bistro serving the local specialty.  Sante!
Tour Cost:
$3,349 per person
double occupancy

St. James Coffee House presents: IrelandOct. 10 -19, 2017

Optional Northern Ireland Extension  • Oct. 19 -22, 2017

Tour Code: SJCI17


Join Msgr. Donald P. Schmitz and the St. James Coffee House on a tour of Ireland’s most evocative locales.  We’ll visit Knock, Limerick, Killarney County Mayo and Dublin.  We’ll participate in Mass at the Kylemore Abbey, visit the library housing the Book of Kells, kiss the Blarney Stone, and hear the melodic tones of Irish folk music. You'll find something new to love- whether this is your first Irish tour or your tenth.  An optional 3-night extension explores Northern Ireland, including St. Patrick’s gravesite, Bushmills Distillery, and the Giant’s Causeway. 


Tour Cost:
$4,150 per person
double occupancy

Mysteries of ChinaOctober 16 - 29, 2017

Tour Code: MOC17

China holds an element of mystique for many of us.  Our expert guides will unlock many of her mysteries as we explore the country from Beijing, to Xi’an, Shanghai, and beyond.  We’ll participate in classes to learn dumpling making and character writing.  We’ll visit the panda research center and an unexpected mosque.  There will be walks on the Great Wall, visits to the Terra Cotta Warriors, palace tours and village promenades.  We will reveal as much as we can of China’s vast treasures and fascinating history.  
Tour Cost:
$3,149 per person
double occupancy

Reformation 500th Anniversary TourOct. 22 - Nov. 2, 2017

Tour Code: JSRT17

Join the Rev. John Steer and his wife Gretchen on a historical trip that explores the medieval life that sparked the Reformation. We explore castles, churches and walled cities, the Gutenberg Bible and the Bach Organ in Leipzig.  Along the way, we visit the places that were important in Martin Luther’s life.  A highlight is our attendance at the commemorations in Wittenberg on October 31, the 500th Anniversary of Luther’s posting the 95 thesis.  This tour will become part of your own faith story.  
Tour Cost:
$4,789 per person
double occupancy

The Reformation 500th Anniversary TourOct. 24 - Nov. 4, 2017

Tour Code: AYSL17

This once in a lifetime tour will be in Wittenberg for the activities commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on October 31st.   We’ll be making stops in other cities important to the life of Martin Luther in Leipzig, Erfurt, Wartburg and elsewhere.  Our tour will also include Munich and Dachau, Salzburg, and Oberammergau, as well as many other stops that will highlight the unique charms of southern Germany.    
Tour Cost:
$2,832 per person
double occupancy

Luther 500th Anniversary TourOct. 27 - Nov. 5, 2017

Tour Code: MSLL17

We honor Martin Luther on this tour to commemorate his life and work.  We explore many German destinations important to his story.  We visit Eisleben where he was both born and died, Wartburg Castle where he translated the Bible into German, and the Augustinian Abbey where he became a monk.  We are in Wittenberg for the 500th Anniversary of the posting of the 95 Theses. There will be visits to Rothenberg and Munich and other beautiful areas of southern Germany.   
Tour Cost:
$2,655 per person
double occupancy
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