Customized Group Tours 2020

Miracles in the Holy LandsDeparture Dates: Sept 5, Nov 21

Optional Jordan Extension

Tour Code: ISdate

 
"What is impossible with man is possible with God.” (Luke 18:27) There is no end to the miracles of the Holy Land, both large and small.  This tour visits many sites associated with miracles and signs from God.  From the creation of the Jewish state, to the birth of Our Lord, to feeding the multitudes and discovering scrolls buried for centuries.  Immerse yourself in this land of miracles, on our main tour in Israel and our extension into Jordan.    
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Tour Cost:
Varies by Date
double occupancy

Highlights of Egypt including Nile Cruise & Red Sea

 Sept. 26, 2020; Nov. 7, 2020

Tour Code: EHRS20

 

Let the alluring call of the Nile bring you to Egypt and all its majesty and mysteries.  Explore the iconic pyramids – One of the last remaining original “Wonder of the World”.   See the treasures once hidden inside, and the glorious inscriptions carved and painted on the temple walls to lead the cherished pharaoh to the afterlife.  Then, enjoy the 5-star service on-board our luxury cruise ship as we delve deeper into life along the Nile.  See, and touch, ancient temples that have withstood the ravishes of time. Explore the modern marvel of the Aswan Dam, and meander through temples and shrines that were saved from its flooding.  The gods, the Pharaohs, the land and the people have all had a hand in forming Egypt, and they’ll become a part of your stories. 

 

Tour Cost:
varies by departure
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Castles of Germany & Austria • SAMPLE ITINERARY

Tour Code: KGS20

 
“The castle looming high above the flowing river served as a beacon for the weary traveler, a vantage point to survey the landscape, and a symbol of the kingdoms strength.”  We’ll tour some of Europe’s most impressive castles, each a representation of the small kingdoms that once made up the map of the region we call Germany and Austria.  We’ll see strong, imposing castles built of massive grey stones, and lacey palaces filled with filigree and gold designs.  Along the way, we’ll also learn about the king of German vehicles, the Mercedes-Benz.  We’ll hear the music of Mozart in his hometown and explore the cities and villages that have grown up in the castles’ shadows.  Join us to explore your royal tendencies. (Note: This is a small group tour ~ 15 Passengers)
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Tour Cost:
$X,XXX per person
double occupancy

Wizarding World of England & Scotland SAMPLE ITINERARY

Tour Code: MHP20

 

Explore the Wizarding Worlds featured in Harry Potter literature and films. We visit both England and Scotland, to see some of the series’ most iconic sites. We head towards Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station, Victorian Lendenhall Market, the Tower Bridge and more. We also tour sets from the film franchise and more at Warner Bros Studios. We take a side trip to Oxford, where many Hogwarts scenes were filmed. Then, it’s off to Scotland where we ride the Harry Potter Express train, visit the Writers Museum, and visit other memorable sites – including Loch Ness! This is a tour for Muggles of all ages – but space is limited. Don’t miss your chance!
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Tour Cost:
$X,XXX per person
double occupancy

USA: Mayflower Maritime Salute Tour

June 24 - 29, 2020 • Tour Code: MMS20

 

You are invited to commemorate the 400th anniversary of America’s founding story, on an in-depth tour of Plymouth and Cape Cod with expert guides. You will have a presentation from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, a traditional Thanksgiving meal, a tour of Plimoth Plantation and the opportunity to hear from Wampanoag guides.

This tour is designed around the Embarkation Festival, which pays tribute to the traditions, cuisine, and the music of not only the original settlers and Wampanoag people, but the diverse immigrants who followed and contributed to the fabric of American life. National and international in scope, invited dignitaries will include heads of state, celebrities, and students from around the world.

The same tour is available Sept. 16-21, 2020.

Tour Cost:
$2,499 per person
double occupancy
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Netherlands Heritage Tour

June 27 - July 5, 2020 • Tour Code: MNT20

 

You are invited to explore the Netherlands – a land of stunning canals, windmills, flowers, cheese, bicycles, and a rich history. You’ll hear about the Mayflower Pilgrims’ time in Leiden, see where Anne Frank hid in the secret annex, visit Corrie Ten Boom’s home, tour a 17th century Protestant Church and the only floating flower market in the world. You will visit the Royal Delftware factory, learn how to make a treacle waffle, tour windmills, and tour the Biblical Museum.

Tour Cost:
$2,399 per person
double occupancy
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Spirit of Ireland • July 25 - August 6, 2020

Tour Code: HTI20

 
Your “Irish Eyes” will be smiling and your Irish feet will be itching to do a jig as we travel around the Emerald Island.  We have chosen from among our own favorite stops to create a tour that introduces you to Ireland’s impressive landscapes, it’s traditional lifestyles, deep history and wonderful people.  We haven’t forgotten the food and drink, with charming restaurants, distilleries and breweries all in the mix.  There will be plenty of opportunities to shop for great gifts for someone else – or to pamper yourself.  You haven’t really experienced “football” (soccer) until you’ve cheered with the fans at a local pub.  Come raise a pint with us.  
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Tour Cost:
$4,549 per person
double occupancy

Vienna to Oberammergau • August 2 - 11, 2020

Tour Code: PP2MST20

 
When the cities heat up in the summer, the people come out to play.  The festival schedule in August is filled with outdoor concerts and music festivals, beer gardens in the parks, and people enjoying their plein aire activities.  And, of course, our tour highlight, the Oberammergau Passion Play.  Our tour takes us to Vienna, Salzburg, southern Germany and Munich.  We’ll take a morning cruise on the Danube, visit a winery for dinner, have our farewell dinner at a traditional German beer hall.  Pull up a chair and your sunglasses and watch it all unfold.
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Tour Cost:
$3,742 per person
double occupancy

Landmarks of Europe (including the Passion Play & Munich)Aug. 3 - 15, 2020 Tour Code: PPTAP320

 
Travel with Ed-Ventures through the charming towns and beautiful cities of Central Europe.  We’ll sample the local beer in Bamberg and cheese in the Alps.  We’ll learn about bohemian glass and tractors, Czech folk music and the making of “The Sound of Music”.  There’s much to admire as we move through Germany, The Czech Republic and Austria.  High on the list of memorable moments will be attending the Passion Play performance in Oberammergau.  And should you need just a little more refreshments and lively music to play you out…our farewell dinner will be in one of Munich’s famous beer halls.  Prost!
Tour Cost:
$3,569 per person
double occupancy

Eastern Europe and the Passion PlayAugust 13 - 25, 2020

Tour Code: RKPP20

 
Explore the gems of Eastern Europe with us as we embark on a journey that combines the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany with Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic.  There will be opportunities to explore the culture, attraction highlights and food of each region.  We’ll see castle and palaces, churches and synagogues, and the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play.  Leave extra room in your suitcase for the souvenirs you’ll want to bring back from  this tour.
Tour Cost:
$3,579 per person
double occupancy

Pilgrimage to Poland: Homeland of Pope John Paul II

August 22 - 31, 2020 • Tour Code: SJP20

 
Join Father Tom Loomis and the St. James Coffeehouse on a journey of faith, friendship and fantastic sights in Poland.  We’ve carefully curated a collection of stops that will guide you through the country’s deep history and incredible global contributions.  We’ll show you lofty views from mountaintops, go deep into mines that will blow your mind, pray at elegant and inspiring churches and cathedrals and visit the humble abodes of some of the most influential people to have called Poland home.  There is a wonderful opportunity to combine this tour with an Oberammergau Passion Play extension into Germany.  The tour price includes many meals and airfare, with optional price available for other gateways or land-only.  
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Tour Cost:
$4,789 per person
double occupancy

IcelandAugust 25 - September 2, 2020

Optional Scotland Extension • September 2 - 6, 2020

Tour Code: GVIS20

 
We’ll be visiting a perennial top-10 vacation spot – Iceland!  Let us do the driving as we tour the rugged landscape on a trip around the island.  We’ll see the bubbling mud holes, volcanic craters, fjords, glaciers and massive waterfalls.   We’ll also have picture-perfect moments at very pretty little villages, landscapes that look more like moonscapes, and land formations found nowhere else.   For those that wish to continue the journey, we’ll be heading to Scotland.  The optional extension features the best Glasgow, Edinburgh and the rural highlands en route to Inverness.   This is a perfect pair of destinations that you won’t want to miss.  
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Tour Cost:
$4,425 per person
Main Tour, dbl occupancy

Eastern Europe and the Passion PlayAug. 25 - Sept. 5, 2020

Tour Code: EEPP20

 
Explore the gems of Eastern Europe with us as we embark on a journey that combines the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany with Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic.  There will be opportunities to explore the culture, attraction highlights and food of each region.  We’ll see castle and palaces, churches and synagogues, and the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play.  Leave extra room in your suitcase for the souvenirs you’ll want to bring back from  this tour.
Tour Cost:
$3,399 per person
double occupancy
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Germany, Switzerland & Austria including the Passion Play

August 26 - September 6, 2020

Tour Code: SPP20

 
Experience the Oberammergau Passion Play, one of Europe’s most enduring traditions, set against the best of her Alpine regions. We’ll tour through picturesque Switzerland, Austria and Southern Germany.  The highlight of our tour will certainly be the once a decade staging of the Passion Play in the charming Bavarian town of Oberammergau.  Coming close to that memory will be the sunset cruise on Lake Luzern, the train ride to the village of glaciers, the castles, churches, or charming villages.  Don’t wait to book your place on this popular tour! 
Tour Cost:
$4,899 per person
double occupancy

Netherlands & England: Mayflower Pilgrim Trail

Aug. 27 - Sept. 7, 2020 • Tour Code: MMH20

 

Are you a Mayflower Descendant? This tour is designed for you and your family and friends! You are invited to join other “cousins” on a Mayflower-themed tour of England, on the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage, an event of global significance. The Mayflower Pilgrim’s principles of individual liberty and freedom first took root in the UK, were nurtured in the Netherlands and then flowered in America. Their values have since guided all modern democracies.

On the tour you’ll gain an understanding of the Pilgrim’s lives before they sailed, by visiting the homes where they lived, the churches they worshiped in, the ancient Sherwood Forest where they walked, and the jail in Boston where they were imprisoned. You will also see the ports of Southampton, Dartmouth and also Plymouth, their final departure point. Other highlights include Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, and lunch in the Mayflower Pub in London – a favorite for the crew of the Mayflower.

The same tour is available September 16-27, 2020.

Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy

England: Pilgrim Anniversary Tour

Aug. 31 - Sept. 11, 2020 • Tour Code: MPA20

 

Are you a Mayflower Descendant? This tour is designed for you and your family and friends!

You are invited to join other “cousins” on a Mayflower-themed tour of England, on the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage, an event of global significance. The Mayflower Pilgrims’ principles of individual liberty and freedom first took root in the UK, were nurtured in the Netherlands and then flowered in America. Their values have since guided all modern democracies.

On the tour you’ll gain an understanding of the Pilgrims’ lives before they sailed by visiting the homes where they lived, the churches where they worshiped, and the jail in Boston where they were imprisoned. You will also see the ports of Southampton, Dartmouth, and also Plymouth, their final departure point. Other highlights include Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, and lunch in the Mayflower Pub in London – a favorite for the crew of the Mayflower.

The same tour is available June 5-16, 2020 and Sept. 13-24, 2020.

Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy
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AMA Waterways Rhine Cruise and the Passion Play

Sept. 12 - 24, 2020 • Tour Code: EDVPP20

 
Enjoy the fantastic service of AMA Waterways’ staff while we cruise through the picturesque Rhine River Valley. Our on-board experience includes accommodations with large  French balcony windows, options for sightseeing in each stop from Amsterdam to Basel, locally inspired cuisine and a wide range of other activities. Indulge your love of history, taste your way through a wine-lover’s paradise, or simple sit at the deck lounge for a relaxing afternoon of watching the scenery change as you float through.  We end our excursion with a post tour excursion into the Alps, the fabulous Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany, and Munich. 
Tour Cost:
$5,299 per person
double occupancy

England: Mayflower Heritage Tour

Sept. 13 - 24, 2020 • Tour Code: MHT20

 

Are you a Mayflower Descendant? This tour is designed for you and your family and friends!

You are invited to join other “cousins” on a Mayflower-themed tour of England, on the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage, an event of global significance. The Mayflower Pilgrims’ principles of individual liberty and freedom first took root in the UK, were nurtured in the Netherlands and then flowered in America. Their values have since guided all modern democracies.

On the tour you’ll gain an understanding of the Pilgrims’ lives before they sailed by visiting the homes where they lived, the churches where they worshiped, and the jail in Boston where they were imprisoned. You will also see the ports of Southampton, Dartmouth, and also Plymouth, their final departure point. Other highlights include Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, and lunch in the Mayflower Pub in London – a favorite for the crew of the Mayflower.

The same tour is available June 5-16, 2020 and Aug. 31-Sept. 11, 2020.

Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy
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Oberammergau and Oktoberfest (including the Passion Play & Munich's Oktoberfest)Sept. 14 - 25, 2020 • Tour Code: RST20

 
You are invited to join Lutheran Pastor & Martin Luther scholar Bill Russell, Bishop Ann Svennungsen, and Sheilah and Gary Gall, on an exciting tour that will explore the world of Martin Luther. The tour includes a Rhine river cruise as well as the Passion Play in Oberammergau and Oktoberfest.
Tour Cost:
$3,699 per person
double occupancy
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Landmarks of Europe (including the Passion Play & Munich's Oktoberfest)Sept. 14 - 26, 2020 • Tour Code: PPTAP220

 
We’ve packed this tour with impressive palaces, castles, churches and fortresses, and then tied them all together with travel through stunning landscapes dotted with small towns and even more palaces, castles, churches and fortresses as we pass from Germany to the Czech Republic, Austria and back to Germany.  We’ll experience a variety of food, culture, music and more as we work our way through these regions.  A highlight of this tour will be the performance of the Passion Play at Oberammergau, a small German town whose citizens have been performing the play once a decade since 1633.  Join us this year!
Tour Cost:
$3,769 per person
double occupancy

Eastern Europe and the Passion Play (including Munich's Oktoberfest)Sept. 14 - 26, 2020 • Tour Code: MTPP20

 
Explore the gems of Eastern Europe with us as we embark on a journey that combines the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany with Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and the Czech Republic.  There will be opportunities to explore the culture, attraction highlights and food of each region.  We’ll see castle and palaces, churches and synagogues, and the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play.  Leave extra room in your suitcase for the souvenirs you’ll want to bring back from  this tour.
Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy

USA: Mayflower Embarkation Festival Tour

Sept. 16 - 21, 2020 • Tour Code: MEF20

 

You are invited to commemorate the 400th anniversary of America’s founding story, on an in-depth tour of Plymouth and Cape Cod with expert guides. You will have a presentation from the New England Historic Genealogical Society, a traditional Thanksgiving meal, a tour of Plimoth Plantation and the opportunity to hear from Wampanoag guides.

This tour is designed around the Embarkation Festival, which pays tribute to the traditions, cuisine, and the music of not only the original settlers and Wampanoag people, but the diverse immigrants who followed and contributed to the fabric of American life. National and international in scope, invited dignitaries will include heads of state, celebrities, and students from around the world.

The same tour is available June 24-29, 2020.

Tour Cost:
$2,499 per person
double occupancy
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Netherlands & England: Mayflower Heritage Trail

Sept. 16 - 27, 2020 • Tour Code: MMT20

 

Are you a Mayflower Descendant? This tour is designed for you and your family and friends! You are invited to join other “cousins” on a Mayflower-themed tour of England, on the 400th anniversary of the historic voyage, an event of global significance. The Mayflower Pilgrim’s principles of individual liberty and freedom first took root in the UK, were nurtured in the Netherlands and then flowered in America. Their values have since guided all modern democracies.

On the tour you’ll gain an understanding of the Pilgrim’s lives before they sailed, by visiting the homes where they lived, the churches they worshiped in, the ancient Sherwood Forest where they walked, and the jail in Boston where they were imprisoned. You will also see the ports of Southampton, Dartmouth and also Plymouth, their final departure point. Other highlights include Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor Castle, Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, and lunch in the Mayflower Pub in London – a favorite for the crew of the Mayflower.

The same tour is available Aug. 27 - Sept. 7, 2020.

Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy
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Southwest DelightsSept. 22 -30, 2020

Tour Code: SWD20

 

“Beauty is before me, And beauty is behind me. Above and below me hovers the beautiful. I am surrounded by it. “  - A Navaho blessing chant -

 

Join us as we let the beauty of the Southwest USA surround us.  We’ll see the desert change from the early glimmers of the morning sun to the lengthening shadows of the evening sunset.  Our travel will take us from the South Rim to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  We’ll also take in the beauty of Lake Powell, cruise through Antelope Canyon, explore the natural formations at Arches National Park and Monument Valley, and let some of the most beautiful nature in the USA pass by our windows.   Whether this is your first trip to the desert, or your fiftieth, this tour is sure to give you moments of awe.  

 
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Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy

New England Fall ColorsSept. 27 - Oct. 5, 2020

Tour Code: JWNE20

 
“A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.”    While the author of that quote may remain unknown, it is a sentiment we will all come to enjoy as we travel through the brilliant-hued colors of New England in the fall.  We’ll tour historic sites, find charming country gems, and discover the people and products that are proud to be “Made in America”.  Our tour will take us through the quartet of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.  Two nights at each hotel will allow us to enjoy their ambiance, while group dinners – including Maine lobster served fresh in Maine – will allow us to enjoy great company while we enjoy this spectacular corner of our magnificent country. 
 
Tour Cost:
$2,799 per person
double occupancy
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Croatia, Slovenia & the DolomitesSept. 22 - Oct. 6, 2020

Tour Code: KTEE20

 
The Adriatic is dotted with charming little gems that stretch along its eastern shore.  Let us handle the logistics as you soak in the local flavors of Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.  We’ll explore by boat – one day island hopping and others cruising placid lakes.  We’ve planned a scenic train ride near the Plitvice Lakes, and a cog-rail trip to take you high into the Italian Dolomite Mountains.  There will be great food, great wine (the winery stop is a favorite!), great fun and great photo ops.  This is a great way to explore the region. 
 
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Tour Cost:
$4,899 per person
double occupancy

Italy: Sites of the SaintsOct. 18 - 29, 2020

Tour Code: SJIT20

 
St. James Coffee House returns to Italy with Father Andrew Beerman leading us in touring and prayer.  Enjoy views of the picturesque countryside as we travel through central Italy to explore the legacies of St. Benedict, Padre Pio, St. Francis, St. Clare and more.  Visit massive monasteries and humble village churches.  Tour Roman sites with us, including visits to the Colosseum & Forum, the Vatican Museums and St. Peters, and a tour outside the city that leads us to more St. Francis and St. Benedict sites.  We’ll end this faith-filled visit with a Papal Audience at the Vatican.  All are welcome!
 
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Tour Cost:
$4,999 per person
double occupancy

Toast to Tuscany: ItalyOct. 25 - Nov. 5, 2020

Tour Code: TTT20

 
We will explore northern Italy, from Venice to Rome, with a lengthy stay in the celebrated Tuscany region.  Our Venice stay includes a tour of the canals, St. Mark’s and the central area and Murano’s glassmaking district.  In Tuscany, we’ll stay in a beautiful spa town and use that as a base to explore Cinque Terre, Pisa, Sienna and Florence.  We end in Rome, including visits to the Vatican and Roman ruins.  Don’t forget to throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain so we can say “Arrivederci!” – until we meet again.
 
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Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy

Taj, Temples & Tigers: India •  Nov. 6 - 18, 2020; Feb. 19 - Mar. 3, 2021

Tour Code: INTT20 or INTT21

 
Do you dream of India?  Our tour takes you to some of the best of the country – the cities of Delhi and Jaipur, Taj Mahal at sunrise, animal safaris to seek tigers, leopards and more.  We’ll explore daily life in small villages and meet local artisans. We’ll ride an elephant to the top of Amer Fort. Our lovely hosts will ensure that you become immersed in the history, culture and diversity of incredible India. 
 
Tour Cost:
$3,889 per person
double occupancy
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