Customized Group Tours 2018

Vikings, Trolls & Fjords: NorwayJune 15 - 24, 2018

Tour Code: NOR18J


Venture with us to the land of the Vikings for an epic exploration of southern Norway. This tour is timed at the summer solstice to give you plenty of time to take in the “ests” – the prettiest Norwegian villages, the world’s longest road tunnel, and the fastest moving glacier in Norway. We’ll ride a scenic train, catch a ferry to cruise the fjords, and drive through some of the incredible mountain landscapes that have formed generations of Olympic athletes. It’s time to tick Norway off your travel bucket list. 
Tour Cost:
$2,999 per person
double occupancy

LutherlandJuly 19 - 29, 2018

Tour Code: ACL18

Join the Pastors Anthony and Stephanie Christoffels as they walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther.  Discover the locales important to his life and teachings, newly freshened up after last year’s Reformation 500th anniversary.  You’ll see the church where the 95 Theses were posted in Wittenberg, where Luther finished translating the Bible into German in Wartburg, and the Colberg fortress where he lived during the discussion and writing of the Augsberg Confession.   Other Luther related sites, as well as some of the most lovely cities in Germany, round out this faith-filled itinerary.  
Tour Cost:
$3,499 per person
double occupancy

Alaska CruiseAugust 9 - 17, 2018

Tour Code: TMA18

Join readers of Minnesota’s Today Magazine on this breath-taking cruise to Alaska. Our Royal Caribbean ship takes us round trip from Seattle, up the amazing coastline of Western Canada, the Alaskan Inside Passage and to the Alaskan ports of call at Juneau, Skagway, and Tracy Arm Fjord. You may admire the scenery of glaciers, fjords, misty islands and jagged coastlines.  You’ll have plenty of time to experience all the ship-board activities before our final stop in Victoria, British Columbia and our return to Seattle. Price includes round-trip airfare from Minneapolis (other cities available on request). 
Tour Cost:
$2,469 per person
double occupancy

Central Europe: Prague, Austria & GermanyAugust 8 - 18, 2018

Tour Code: DMAD18

Central Europe is a land of majestic mountains and impressive architecture that has been the backdrop for the birth of kings, emperors, and even a despot or two.   We’ll see the largest castle complex at Prague, multiple royal residences in Salzburg, and the ornamental Nymphenburg Palace in Munich.  We’ll cruise on the Danube and stay in medieval villages.  We’ll also learn about some of the region’s darkest days – the rise and ultimate defeat of Hitler and the Nazi party.  Join us as we explore the many layers of history in this charming part of Europe.  
Tour Cost:
$3,799 per person
double occupancy

AMA Waterways Romantic Danube CruiseSept. 25 - Oct. 7, 2018

Tour Code: MAMA18

Join Ed-Ventures’ own Marilyn Poppe on an AMAWaterways cruise of Central Europe. We’ve added a pre-tour in Prague and post-tour nights in Budapest, two of our favorite cities. Onboard the AMAViola, you’ll experience some of the finest service on the rivers, with all your meals, shore excursions, and nightly entertainment included.  You will have options for touring our stops along the Danube in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. There will be plenty to keep you busy, or you may just want to take a seat on deck and watch the world go by from this unique perspective.  

Tour Cost:
varies by cabin category selected
double occupancy

Exploring ItalyOct. 12 - 22, 2018

Tour Code: GVIT18

Italy’s charms will be yours to explore on this autumn excursion.  We’ll be welcomed by Venice’s storied canals, gondoliers and glass-blowers.  From there, we will visit Florence and several of the Tuscan hill towns, each with its own historic flavor and ambiance.  Finally, we will spend time in the unparalleled Rome and Vatican City.  You’ll want to fling a penny into the Trevi fountain to guarantee that you’ll be making a return visit to the bella Italia!  
Tour Cost:
$4,389 per person
double occupancy

Pilgrimage to ItalyOct. 17 - 26, 2018

Optional Venice ExtensionOct. 26 - 29, 2018

Tour Code: CIT18

Visit some if Italy’s most inspirational art and architecture as we make a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Florence.   We’ll see the frescos of San Francesco, the museums of Florence, and the incomparable collections of the Vatican museums.   We’ll pray at San Damiano, the Duomo, Rome’s major basilicas and at our Papal audience.  There will be other touring and sightseeing to fill out the itinerary, before we set out for our extension to Venice.  Italy is always a delight, and this tour is sure to lift your spirits.  
Tour Cost:
$2,679 per person
double occupancy

St. James Coffee House presents: Holy LandsOct. 21 - Nov. 1, 2018

Optional Jordan ExtensionNov. 1 - 4, 2018

Tour Code: SJHL18


Join Fr. Joe Pete and the St. James Coffee House on our pilgrimage to Israel.  The destinations of the Bible will come alive as we explore faith-filled sites.  Visit the site of the Annunciation.  Sail on the Sea of Galilee.  Stand in the footsteps of Jesus at Capernaum.  And then pray the Stations of the Cross as we follow Jesus’ route down the Via Delarosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.   Let the Holy Spirit fill your soul when you join us on this life-changing journey. 


Tour Cost:
$4,889 per person
double occupancy

Holy Family & Coptic Churches of Egypt Dec. 27, 2018; 

Feb. 21, 2019; June 27, 2019; Aug. 1, 2019; Sept. 26, 2019

Tour Code: EHRP19


Spend New Years in Egypt, with special half-off pricing.  Ed-Ventures passing along an incredible savings offer from our suppliers in Egypt.  This specially designed tour explores the lives of the Coptic Christians in Egypt, with a Nile River cruise and visits to the Pyramids at Giza, Temples and Tombs of Luxor, the Aswan High Dam and more.  Special pricing is available on several scheduled tours throughout 2019, starting at $1599.  We will extend the half-off pricing on up to 20 additional dates for groups of 8-40 travelers. Or, "Go Private" for a surcharge for groups of 2 or more travelers.  


Tour Cost:
varies by departure
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