Customized Group Tours 2022

Plainview Churches travel to: IsraelFeb. 4 -15, 2022

Tour Code: JSPL22

 
"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.  Join the churches of Plainview, MN and immerse yourself in this land of miracles.
 
Tour Cost:
$2,319 per person
double occupancy
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Egypt & DubaiFeb. 19 - March 2, 2022

Tour Code: GVE22

 

The ancient wonders of the pyramids rising from desert sands serve as a prelude to the ultra-modern miracles of the UAE’s skyscrapers rising from manmade islands.   We’ll explore the rich culture of both destinations.  We’ll start with the pyramids, temples and tombs of Egypt as we take a leisurely 3-night cruise on the Nile River.  We’ll end our stay in Egypt with a yacht cruise and snorkel in the Red Sea.  Then we’ll hop over to Dubai to explore its deep history and cultural attractions, including an evening at a desert Bedouin camp.  Later, it’s on to Abu Dhabi for a day trip to this cultural capital city.    You’ll be enchanted by the history and culture of each of these great places and may find yourself longing to return. 

 

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Tour Cost:
$4,889 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Chicao

Highlights of Egypt including Nile Cruise & Red Sea

March 5-15, 2022; May 7-17, 2022; 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:
varies by departure

Holy Family & Coptic Churches of Egypt including Nile Cruise

March 31-April 10, 2022; September 15-25, 2022

Tour Code: EHHF22

 

Special pricing for Egypt! This specially designed tour explores the lives of the Coptic Christians in Egypt, with an alluring Nile River cruise and visits to the iconic Pyramids at Giza, cherished Temples and Tombs of Luxor, the Aswan High Dam and more.  Special pricing is available on several scheduled tours throughout 2022!
Tour Cost:
varies by departure

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Celtic Christianity Tour • April 21-May 7, 2022

Tour Code: CWCC22

 
The Pastors from Prince of Peace and Peace Lutheran churches invite you on this fun tour exploring Celtic history, early Christianity, and historic sites throughout southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland.  These are lands of ancient history, deep faith and beliefs, and friendly, fun-loving people.  We'll enjoy great food, fellowship, friendship and exciting sightseeing! Don't miss iconic Edinburgh, the home and mecca of golf (St Andrews), UNESCO and world historic sights, 60 million-year-old stones which are a wonder, and the good times, craic and scenes of the Emerald Isle. Taste, touch and breathe in this marvelous area on an unforgettable tour!
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Tour Cost:
$5,149 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from MSP or CMH
 

Gardens Galore! including Floriade Expo

April 22 - 29, 2022

Tour Code: FLOR22

Join Master Gardener, Richard Kurth, as he guides you through the lovely bulb fields and gardens of the Netherlands. Experience "tulip time" and the Keukenhof Gardens! Go shopping in Delft for their unique blue pottery, and see the famous city of The Hague.  Our highlight will be attending the world renown garden show, the Floriade. Held every ten years, it is an international exhibition full of ideas, products and of course, flowers!  This tour will be sure to motivate you as you start tending your own gardens when you return full of inspiration!!
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Tour Cost:
$4,589 per person
double occupancy

Egypt! including Nile Cruise

April 22-May 3, 2022; 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’ll 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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Tour Cost:
varies by departure

Israel Pilgrimage • April 22-May 3, 2022

Tour Code: EDHL22

 
Join your friends from Ed-Ventures on a spiritual journey to the Holy Lands.  Each day is structured to include as many important sites as possible, moving in Israel along the Mediterranean coast from the roman amphitheater at Caesarea to Mary's well and the home of Mary Magdalene, and other biblical locations in the Galilee.  We see the baptismal site at the headwaters of the Jordan and send our prayers with the birds soaring high above Golan Heights. We visit the ancient strong-hold at Masada and float in the Dead Sea. Finally, we will spend several days in the Holy City of Jerusalem. You will be in awe of the things you see, and how so many will provide inspiration as they connect you to scripture, history, and your faith.

Early Bird!

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Tour Cost:
$4,499 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Minneapolis

Israel: Following in the Footsteps of Jesus • June 10 - 21, 2022

Tour Code: DAT22

 

Do you want to experience the Bible coming to life?

Would you like to walk in the places where Jesus walked?

 

These questions above are only the beginning in adequately describing the experience.  This is not intended to be a tour, but a journey of faith, fellowship, learning, worship, and letting history and the saints testify to us in ways that are not always possible on Sunday morning as the Bible comes to life. We will take time to study before we go and on the journey through the Holy Lands.  We will have time to worship together and learn from history and one another.  We will return home enriched in our faith with new insights and understanding. Join us on this Holy Lands tour in June 2022.

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Tour Cost:
$3,499 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Minneapolis

Germany, Switzerland & Austria including the Passion Play

June 13 - 24, 2022

Tour Code: SPP22

 
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:
$4,999 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Minneapolis

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!
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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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 will alternate excursions into the countryside for sensory overload at majestic waterfalls, mountain views and crystal-clear lakes with cultural cities and historic villages.  We’ll ride some of the famous Swiss trains, including the breath-taking Glacier Express. We’ll dine on Swiss specialties, visit cheese makers and wineries, and taste other local treats.  Little Switzerland will leave a big impression on your heart from your first day, so invite your friends to join you on this delightful experience.  
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.
Tour Cost:
$3,579 per person
double occupancy

Vikings, Trolls & Fjords: NorwayAugust 30-September 10, 2022

Tour Code: GVN22

 

Each stop on this tour of Norway will surpass the last with breathtaking views and scenic splendor.  We’ll travel from Bergen to Oslo, taking in the large cities and small villages of this Nordic paradise.  We will see the famous fjords, moving glaciers, and majestic mountains.  We’ll ride the famous Flam Train and travel through mountain tunnels.  We’ll take advantage of the light of the midnight sun to experience a polar plunge into the icy waters of the fjord.  We’ll also explore Norway’s cultural highlights, from the music of Grieg to the art of the vikings to the grace of medieval cathedrals.  This tour is a true Nordic delight.   
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Tour Cost:
$4,650 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. 17-22, 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!

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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 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
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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

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.
Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy
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Exploring Italy • Sept. 29-Oct. 9, 2022

Tour Code: GVIT22

 
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 Square 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, Siena 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.
Tour Cost:
$4,989 per person
double occupancy
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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!
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Tour Cost:
from $4,253 per person
double occupancy
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