Customized Group Tours 2022

Landmarks of Europe (including the Passion Play & Munich)

Aug. 1 - 13, 2022 • Tour Code: PPTAP322

 
Travel with Ken Koob and Alex Travel 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!
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Tour Cost:
$3,850 per person
double occupancy

Landmarks of Europe (including the Passion Play & Munich)Aug. 1 - 13, 2022 Tour Code: PPTAP422

 
Travel with Ed-Venture and Escape World Travel 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!
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Prague castle Hradcany and Charles bridg
Tour Cost:
$3,850 per person
double occupancy

SwitzerlandAugust 7-16, 2022

Tour Code: GVGS22

 
Fall in love with Switzerland as we explore the nooks and crannies of this alpine delight. We alternate excursions into the countryside for sensory overload at majestic waterfalls, mountain views and crystal-clear lakes with cultural cities and historic villages.  We ride some of the famous Swiss trains, including the breath-taking Glacier Express. We dine on Swiss specialties, visit cheese makers and wineries, and taste other local treats.  Little Switzerland leaves a big impression on your heart from your first day, so invite your friends to join you on this delightful experience.  
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The Chapel Bridge and the Jesuit Church.
Tour Cost:
$5,779 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Chicago

Eastern Europe and the Passion PlayAugust 11 - 23, 2022

Tour Code: RKPP22

 
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.
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Tour Cost:
$3,579 per person
double occupancy

Footsteps of Paul: Turkey & Greece • August 29 - Sept. 9, 2022

Tour Code: FSP22

 
Follow the footsteps of the great apostle Paul on this tour through Turkey and Greece. See the lands that Paul traveled while spreading the word of the Gospel, and see such highlights as Cappadocia, Izmir, and Ephesus. We learn about Troy, and marvel at the wonders of ancient Macedonia including Phillippi, the Ruins of Hierapolis, Corinth and much more! We also learn about Greek myths and ancient philosophies which come alive as we journey through the home of Plato and Socrates in this birthplace of Democracy. We’ll see the classic sites of the Acropolis, Agora, and the Temple of Poseidon in Athens. On our 3-day extension we cruise the glimmering Aegean Sea with stops in the places of the rich and famous like Mykonos, Patmos and Crete.  After the cruise, we have a final night of singing, dancing and good fun. Indeed, the New Testament will be alive and you will be inspired after a visit like this!
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Tour Cost:
$2,969 per person
double occupancy

Pilgrimage to Poland: Homeland of Pope John Paul II

Main Tour: September 8-17, 2022

Optional Extension to Germany:  Sept. 17-23, 2022 • Tour Code: SJP22

 
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
Including airfare from MSP

Rome & Greece • Sept. 9 - 19, 2022

Optional Extension to Santorini • Sept. 19 - 22, 2022

Tour Code: JSGR22

 
Join Jay Schmidt as we discover two Ancient worlds. We first discover sites from the Roman Empire as we explore Rome, Pompeii and Vatican City. Next, we explore Ancient Greece as the Greek myths, Greek gods, and the ancient Greek philosophies come alive! We walk in the footsteps of Plato and Socrates in this birthplace of Democracy.  We’ll see Athens, Corinth, Olympia and Delphi. With the optional extension, we explore the beautiful small island of Santorini.  
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Early Bird!

(see itinerary)

Tour Cost:
$4,899 per person
main tour, dbl occupancy
Including flight from Minneapolis

AMA Waterways Rhine Cruise and the Passion Play

Sept. 11 - 23, 2022 • Tour Code: EDVPP22

 
Enjoy the fantastic service of AMA Waterways’ staff while we cruise through the picturesque Rhine River Valley. Our AMAzing 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 simply 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 to the fabulous Oberammergau Passion Play in Germany, a visit into the Austrian Alps, and Munich. 
SOLD OUT!
Tour Cost:
$6,869 per person
double occupancy

Landmarks of Europe (including the Passion Play & Munich's Oktoberfest)    Sept. 12 - 24, 2022 • Tour Code: TAP222

 
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!
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Tour Cost:
$3,769 per person
double occupancy
Limited Availability! Please Call!

Eastern Europe and the Passion Play (including Munich's Oktoberfest)    Sept. 12 - 24, 2022 • Tour Code: MTPP22

 
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.
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Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy
Limited Availability! Please Call!

Highlights of Egypt including Nile Cruise & Red Sea

October 1-11, 2022

Tour Code: EHRS22

 

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. 

 

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Tour Cost:
$3,439
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Gems of Southeast AMA Waterways River Cruise

Oct. 17-24, 2022 • Tour Code: STAT22

 
Touch history in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, as you sail along the exotic lower Danube. Celtic fortifications, medieval towns and grand cities, along with the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes and the Danube’s famed Iron Gates, showcase the best of Eastern Europe. In addition, enjoy stories and fun with your host from Sports Travel & Tours and retired American League (MLB) umpire Al Clark as we cruise through this amazing area with our amazing crew and on-board services!
Buda Castle (Royal Palace) and passenger
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Itinerary
Tour Cost:
from $4,253 per person
double occupancy
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Egypt Culture & Culinary Tour

October 30 - November 11, 2022

Tour Code: KJEG22

 

The only official wonder of the Ancient World still standing – The Great Pyramid of Giza- is only one of our highlights of the Ancient wonders of Egypt. We will explore more than six thousand years of history as we uncover the culture and culinary talents that created this lasting world along the Nile. We’ll take a leisurely 4-night cruise on the Nile River. You’ll be enchanted by the history, culture and food of this great place and may find yourself longing to return. 

 

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Tour Cost:
$3,799 per person
double occupancy

Egypt! including Nile Cruise

November 25 - December 6, 2022

Tour Code: BOEG22

Enchanting, engaging, elegant Egypt! The gods, the Pharaohs, the land and the people have all had a hand in forming Egypt, and they become a part of your stories as well. Come visit and get a feel for the allure of the Nile, and exciting Cairo with all of its mysteries and discoveries. Unearth new and old things, tastes and treasures. Enjoy 5-star service aboard a Nile cruise and touch ancient temples and stones. Explore and enjoy in Egypt!!
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Early Bird!

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Tour Cost:
varies by departure