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Banff & Lake Louise • February 4 - 9, 2024
Tour Code: CCAN24
Join Ed-Ventures' own Makayla Krajewski (a former Disney on Ice skater) on the frozen Lake Louise in Banff, Canada. This Rocky Mountain resort town nestled in the middle of a Canadian National Park will not disappoint, with great food, charming shops, and lots of activities. Add on dog-sledding and a day on the slopes at Sunshine Village for even more fun. Warm clothes, good boots and a great spirit will make the outdoor activities a trip of a lifetime.
$2,599 per person
Footsteps of Paul: Turkey, Greece & Rome • February 11 - 27, 2024
Tour Code: JGFP24
The Apostle Paul was a key figure in the early Church and played a pivotal role in spreading Christianity throughout the known world. We follow in his footsteps from early ministries in Turkey, through Greece and ultimately to his beheading in Rome. Highlights include the early Christian communities among the fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and the magnificent ruins of Ephesus where Paul taught alongside John, the author of the Book of Revelation. We continue the overland route into Northern Greece, where Paul baptized Lydia and on to Thessaloniki and “little Jerusalem” Veria. We explore the wonders of Ancient Athens, including Mars Hill where Paul preached to the citizens, and nearby Corinth. Finally, we fly to Rome where we visit the prison where Paul was held and tried. We also tour ancient Roman highlights, the Vatican Museums and St. Paul’s Outside the Walls where the apostle was martyred and buried.
$4,429 per person
Keystone Baptist Association Holyland Tour • February 9 - 18, 2024
Tour Code: KBI24
Come to the Holy Land with Keystone Baptist Association. We visit Tel Aviv and Caesarea Maritima on the Mediterranean Coast, Nazareth and the Galilee region, and Jerusalem. Each day we form new connections with the history of this Land – a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, a visit to the baptismal site of Jesus, a walk along the traditional Palm Sunday route, and standing with pilgrims from around the world at the crucifixion site and the garden tomb. This is a great opportunity to deepen your connection to your Faith.
$1,649 per person
Chatfield Lutheran Church Holyland Tour • April 3 - 13, 2024
Tour Code: PLHI24
Watch the words of Scripture come alive as you experience the Holy Lands with Pastor Paul Hauschild. We stand in the sites of history and the prophets, from Megiddo to Jericho to Masada. We walk in the footsteps of Jesus, from his birth in Bethlehem to Nazareth, Capernaum and Jerusalem. We walk Palm Sunday Way, have a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and visit the traditional baptismal site of Yardenit. An extension to Jordan is available for those who wish to visit the mosaics at Madaba, Mt. Nebo and the magnificent “Rose City” of Petra. Come join us in Israel and Jordan!
$4,049 per person
Odyssey through Ancient Greece • April 18 - 30, 2024
Tour Code: GVGR24
Solicit the wisdom of the gods as we explore key destinations of ancient Greece. We explore history, mythology, culture and religion as we tour Athens, Olympia, Delphi and the islands. A three night cruise is included in the itinerary, with stops in Mykonos, Crete, Santorini and Ephesus (Turkey). Throughout the tour we have local experts lead our tours, sharing the love of their destinations and imparting a depth of information that can only be received in person. Let the land of the gods delight you with new information and insights.
WWII History Tour • April 27 - May 10, 2024
Tour Code: WWLP24
Calling all WWII history buffs! We've filled this tour with great stops that build a unique understanding of the war and its impact on the people and the entire world. We visit Churchill's birthplace, his war rooms and final residence. We see the white cliffs of Dover and the beaches at Normandy. We learn about the blitzing of London and the occupation of Paris. Throughout it all, there will be lots of lively discussion and informational content.
London & Paris • May 12 - 20, 2024
Tour Code: GVLP24
Springtime in the city! London and Paris will be showing their best with flowers in the gardens and planter boxes, outdoor cafes opening their patios, and museums exhibits in full display. We start in London, with coach and walking tours of the tower of London, Buckingham Palace, the changing of the guards, West End theater and more. There is a free day to delve into the city’s attractions on our own, or an optional tour to Stonehenge and the countryside. Then, we board a train to cross the Chunnel to Paris for the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and Arc de Triomphe. We enjoy an evening cabaret and a cruise on the Seine. We take a trip out of the city to marvel at Versailles, and sprinkle in free time for shopping or museum visits. This will be a great introduction for new visitors, or a warm return for seasoned travelers.
Discovering Italy • May 29 - June 8, 2024
Tour Code: GVIT24
Italy reveals herself slowly, in layers that peel back century by century. This tour is perfect for a first-time traveler or someone who is an old friend of l’Italia. We start in Venice with visits to the glassblowers on Murano, cruise the Grand Canal and learn about St. Mark’s. Then we head for the Tuscany hills where we visit classic Florence, the charming hillside towns of Siena and San Gimignano, and the leaning tower of Pisa. We’ll have time to enjoy the spa town of Montecatini that is our base, as well as wine-tasting dinner in Chianti. We explore Assisi and Pompeii. Our tour ends in Rome, where millennia of history are present for all to see. We have a guided visit to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s, as well a tour to see Roman artifacts of the Forum, Colosseum, and Capitoline Hill. We’ll be hard-pressed to decide which was our favorite stop, as there are so many to choose from!
Israel • June 13 - 24, 2024
Tour Code: SKIS24
Walk on the streets that Jesus traversed. Sail on the waters where He walked. Immerse yourself in the waters of the Jordan River. Converse with Christians living in Bethlehem. Insert your prayers at the Western Wall. These are just a few of the highlights of this tour to Israel. We explore both Old Testament and New Testament sites, visit historic locations, float in the Dead Sea, and enjoy many opportunities to explore our faith. This is a life-changing trip for all to enjoy.
$3,215 per person
Rome & Greece • July 19 - 29, 2024; Optional extension July 29 - Aug. 1, 2024
Tour Code: JSGR24
Ancient civilizations of Rome and Greece come alive on this tour of classical destinations. In Rome, we explore the glorious highlights of the Eternal City, including the Forum, the Colosseum and more. We also visit the Vatican Museums and take a tour outside the city to Pompeii. Then, we step even farther back in history, exploring ancient Corinth, the Mycenae culture (which pre-dates ancient Greece), Olympia and Delphi. The Acropolis and Agora in Athens conclude our main tour, but you are invited to join our relaxing extension to the beautiful island of Santorini. Opa!
Ireland & Scotland • Sept. 3 - 14, 2024
Tour Code: GVIS24
From the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands in the west to the northern Highlands, this tour shows us the best of Ireland and Scotland. We see spectacular scenery, majestic castles, and impressive cities. We tour the Ring of Kerry, Dublin’s Trinity College and the Titanic Museum in Belfast. Then, we ferry across to Scotland. Here, we visit Mt. Nevis (the highest point in the British Isles), Loch Ness, Glasgow and Edinburgh. There may be a lilt in your voice, a jig in your step, and a tartan in your luggage by the time you end the tour.
Central Europe: Germany, Austria, Switzerland • Sept. 14 -25, 2024
Tour Code: GAS24
Central Europe – Germany, Austria and Switzerland – are filled with little pockets that time seems to have forgotten. This tour takes us to some of those charming little towns, with highlights including the Christmas ornaments in Rothenberg, post-card perfect Lucerne, fresco facades of Oberammergau and the Baroque masterpiece that is Salzburg. The tour culminates in Munich, perfectly timed for a full day at the famous Oktoberfest. Prost!
Poland • Sept. 26 - Oct. 6, 2024
Tour Code: KNPO24
Explore Poland with KNXR MN 97.5 host Julie Jones. The vibrant colors of the country come alive as we visit Warsaw, Wroclaw, Krakow and more. See Baroque Palaces, Medieval Fortresses, and underground worlds carved into the Salt Mines. Dinners highlight local cuisines and specialties, while brewery visits and a polka dinner provide their own spin on Polish culture. Our curated stops offer a wide education into the depth of Polish history, including a memorial visit to Auschwitz. This corner of Europe needs to be on your list of places to visit!
The Wonders of Wine in Greece • Sept. 26 - Oct. 8, 2024
Tour Code: CCGR24
Join Concordia College as we explore Wines and Faith in Greece. We follow the path of St. Paul in Thessaloniki in northern Greece through Corinth and Athens. Our stops include Lydia’s Baptistery, Kavala, Corinth and Mars Hill – all important sites in Paul’s ministry. Along the way we also sample wines from area wineries and vineyards. We also visit the Meteora monasteries and important sites in Athens. Then, we’re off to the beautiful island of Santorini where we soak up the autumn sun, explore the island wineries, and enjoy the island culture. Opa!
$5,999 per person
Toast to Tuscany: Italy • Oct. 8 - 19, 2024
Tour Code: TTT24
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.
$3,999 per person
New Zealand • October 12 - November 1, 2024
Tour Code: CWNZ24
Kia Ora! New Zealand is waiting for you! The enchanting islands are in Spring bloom as we embark on our three-week tour. We visit the cities of Aukland, Wellington and Christchurch. Other highlights include Kawati glow worm caves, the Hobbitan Movie Set, a cruise on Milford Sound and the penguins at the International Antarctic Center. We hike to thermal hot springs, get up close to mountain glaciers, and go off road to see wildlife in their natural habitat.
Note: This is a high activity tour that requires standing.
Early bird discount of $250 expires November 1, 2023.
St. James Coffee House Holyland Tour • October 28 - November 8, 2024
Tour Code: SJHL24
Join Father Michael Churchill and the St. James Coffeehouse as we explore the highlights of Israel. We tour sights from both the Old and New Testaments. We start in Jaffa and Caesarea, then continue to the Galilee. The stories of the Bible come alive as we explore Nazareth, the multiplication of the bread and fishes at Tabgha, the temple at Capernaum, and Jerusalem. We travel through the desert to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, float on the waters of the Dead Sea, and reflect on the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. We spend several nights in Jerusalem, traveling the Via Delarosa, seeing the Garden of Gethsemane, praying at Holy Sepulcher, and more. Masses, visits with local people and cultural experiences are included.
$5,899 per person
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