Customized Group Tours 2023

Highlights of Egypt including 4 night Nile Cruise

March 14 - 26, 2023

Tour Code: FFE23

 

The ancient world opens before us on this exciting and fascinating tour. Pyramids, sphinxes, and temples – we’ll see them all, as we enjoy the history and perspective provided by our Egyptologist.  We’ll enjoy a luxurious 4-night cruise on the Nile, where we see the Aswan High Dam - a modern wonder and a stark contrast to the ancient ruins around us.  

Tour Cost:
$5,750
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Land of the Incas: PeruMay 23 - June 2, 2023

Tour Code: GVP23

 
Come with us high into the clouds as we explore the archaeological wonder of Machu Picchu.  Built by the Inca in the 15th and 16th centuries, this sacred site of religious, cultural, architectural and artistic importance was “lost” to the world for centuries.  We’ll use nearby Cuzco as our base to explore the area, including traditional markets, the fortress, other nearby historic sites, and of course, the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.  From there, we’ll ride the train through stunning landscapes to the unique floating islands of Los Uros.  Later, we fly off to Lima before exploring another other-worldly site on an Amazon tributary.  There we’ll find amazing flora and fauna, both land and water based.  This tour will certainly leave you filled with wonder and awe at every turn. 
 
Tour Cost:
$4,989 per person
double occupancy
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Including flight from ORD

Vikings, Trolls & Fjords: NorwayJune 9 - 18, 2023

Tour Code: NOR23

 

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:
$3,559 per person
double occupancy

Gallelujah Christian Music & Cultural Festival in Israel

June 12 - 23, 2023; June 16 - 27, 2023 • Tour Code: GMF23

 
Sing to God, sing praises to his name! (Psalm 68:4) Expert guides lead us on a journey of discovery in the footsteps of Jesus throughout Israel. Each day brings more inspiring sites, from Bethlehem to Jerusalem, the Sea of Galilee to the Judean Desert.  It all culminates with the Gallelujah Festival where we join visitors from around the world at concerts from artists King & Country, Rebecca St. James, Brandon Lake and others.  Sign up by May 1, 2022 for a discount.  
 
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Tour Cost:
$4,199 per person
double occupancy

Footsteps of Paul in Turkey and GreeceAug. 28 - Sept. 12, 2023

Tour Code: FSP23

 

Join us for a biblical adventure through Turkey and Greece. This faith-based tour follows the footsteps of the Apostle Paul in his mission throughout these two beautiful countries.  This tour begins in the vibrant Turkish capital of Istanbul, the ancient capital of the Byzantine Empire. We see highlights like Cappadocia and Pamukkale. We then move on to the border, where we begin the Greek part of our tour.  In Greece, we visit the cities of Thessaloniki and Veria to see where Paul preached. Of course, we visit Athens and see all it has to offer.  We end our tour with an optional 3-night cruise from Mykonos to Rhodes, and Ephesus, before returning to Athens.  This tour will offer you a unique perspective of the New Testament.
Tour Cost:
$3,399 per person
double occupancy

Germany, Luther & More!Sept. 2- 14, 2023

Tour Code: MULL23

 
Join Pastor Mark Urlaub on a tour of the Martin Luther destinations in Germany. Our arrival is Berlin, where we tour major East Berlin sights. Then, we visit Wittenberg, the city where he posted the 98 Theses. It’s on to Erfurt, Wartburg, and Eisenbach -  where Luther became a monk, and translated the Bible into German, and spent part of his childhood.  We spend some time in beautiful Bavaria where we visit the charming towns of Rothenberg and Oberammergau.  We see the fairy-like castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof.  We end the tour in the Alps, visiting Hitler’s Eagles Nest and the salt mines, the music city of Salzburg and Munich.  This is a tour for fellowship, friendship and fun. 
 
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Tour Cost:
$4,499 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from CID

El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James)Sept. 17 - 29, 2023

Tour Code: SJW23

 
One foot in front of the other, a shell secured to your pack.  Up the mountains, down to the valleys.  Across open meadows and through medieval cities.  A path next to highways and stops in large cities.  These are all part of the El Camino de Santiago (or St. James’ Way).  Join this group led by Father Brian Mulligan as we make the pilgrimage and earn our Compostela alongside others from around the world.  Religious or not, this is a life-changing experience of growth and self-discovery.  (8-12 miles of walking each day.) 
 
Tour Cost:
$4,729 per person
double occupancy
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Including flight from MSP

Toast to Tuscany: ItalyOct. 10 - 21, 2023

Tour Code: TTT23

 
Are the vine-covered hills of Tuscany calling your name?  This tour visits the classic cities of Florence, Venice, and Rome, but also spends time in the smaller villages of the Tuscan region.  We see Lucca and the leaning tower of Pisa, gothic Siena, beautiful Assisi and Cinque Terre, where the villages slope down towards centuries-old fishing villages.  Great food, good friends and memorable times await you in Italy.  
 
Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy
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