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2025

Rome & GreeceJan. 31 - Feb. 10, 2025; Optional extension Feb. 10 - 13, 2025

Tour Code: JSGR25

 

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!  

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Tour Cost:
$6,599 per person
double occupancy

Keystone Baptist Association Holyland TourFebruary 3 - 12, 2025

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. 
 
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Tour Cost:
$2,299 per person
double occupancy

Monarch Migration, Gardens & Ruins in MexicoFebruary 7 - 13, 2025

Tour Code: EDMM25

 
Imagine a landscape where millions of monarch butterflies cover pine tree trunks and flutter in the warm rays of sun filtering through the mountaintop canopy.  The climb is challenging, but the reward is so thrilling!  This is just one highlight of our Mexico excursion.  We also visit festive towns, historic gardens and unique craft centers.  We end our tour in Mexico City with a tour of historical district highlights.  Ven con nosotros!
 
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Tour Cost:
$3,149 per person
double occupancy

Egypt & DubaiFebruary 24 - March 7, 2025

Tour Code: GVED25

 
See ancient monuments that rise from the desert sands and modern marvels that float on man-made islands in the sea.  We start in Egypt, where the pyramids, temples, and tombs have defied millennia to welcome us into a world that existed thousands of years ago.  Then, it’s on to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.  Nothing more than small fishing and pearl diving villages less than a century ago, they are now major trading centers with 5-star hotels, the tallest buildings in the world, souks dripping with millions of dollars of gold and the best of the best in every category.  This tour is curated to include all the major attractions, with fun surprises throughout – including a 3- night cruise on the Nile River. 
 
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Tour Cost:
$5,299 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Chicago

Mysteries of India February 7 - 18, 2025

Tour Code: EDMI25

 
Thoughts of travel to India invokes many different emotions – some are thoughts of the bustling cities, others bring to mind ancient temples and perhaps rare wild animals in lush pockets of forests.  Our friend and tour guide Ash Gupta has created an itinerary that hits all the highlights.  Travel with us around India as we pack in as many experiences as possible, while giving you a sampling of all India has to offer.  Space is limited.
 
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Tour Cost:
$3,999 per person
double occupancy

India & NepalFebruary 18 - March 2, 2025

Tour Code: EDIN25

 
Join our friend Ash Gupta as he showcases some of his favorite spots in his native India, with a side trip to neighboring Nepal. This tour takes us to historic sites in New Delhi before we head to Katmandu in Nepal. We experience the biodiversity and preservation efforts at the Chitwan National Park, then the historic city of Katmandu.  Back in India, we spend some time exploring the pink city of Jaipur and the Taj Mahal and other sites in Agra.  We love this combination of countries to fill out your bucket lists.  
 
Tour Cost:
$4,399 per person
double occupancy
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IsraelMarch 7 - 18, 2025

Tour Code: EDVI25

 
Travel with us to Israel, where we explore many places of the Bible.  We walk in the footsteps of Jesus in Nazareth, Galilee, the Jordan River and Jerusalem.  We also tour Old Testament and historic sites of the Road to Damascus, Meggido, Masada, Bet Shean and more.  We go even farther afield to the Golan Heights, to the Dead Sea Scrolls Cave in Qumran, and the excavated sites under Jerusalem.  This is a perfect tour for anyone interested in the archaeology and geography of the Bible.
 
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Tour Cost:
$3,599 per person
double occupancy

NorwayJune 3 - 14, 2025

Tour Code: GVN25

 
Norway is a land of fjords – more than 1,000 of them dot the coasts.  This tour will take us to the top of a fjord to view the massive cliffs.  We’ll cruise the waters of the fjord to get a true perspective of the sheer slopes. There will even be an opportunity to take a plunge into the freezing waters.   We’ll see coves and bays and inlets that compete with the colorful towns and villages and cities for picture-postcard views.  We’ll hold our collective breath on hairpin roadway turns, have our breath taken away by an amazing train journey, and take in a deep breath of history at a 13th century Stave Church.  This is Norway – the land of the North, not to be missed. 
 
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Tour Cost:
$6,629 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Chicago

Ireland June 16 - 26, 2025

Tour Code: GVIR25
 
Sit back, relax and enjoy the ever-changing landscape of Ireland as our professional driver takes us from the Giant’s Causeway in the north, to the Cliffs of Moher, the Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry and more.  We stop in charming fishing villages, see medieval towns topped by impressive castles, working farms and famous factories.  This tour is for anyone who wants to experience the breadth of all Ireland offers.  
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Tour Cost:
$5,959 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Chicago

Splendors of EgyptSept. 1 - 11, 2025

Optional Extension to Jordan • Sept. 10 - 14, 2025

Tour Code: REJ25

 

Admire some of the best-preserved wonders of the ancient world as we travel from the pyramids to Petra. Our expert Egyptologist/guide explains the sites in relatable ways, bringing to life the stories of the gods and goddesses, pharaohs and workers.  We see the pyramids and sphinx of Giza, go even farther back in history to visit the step pyramid on the Sakkara plain, relax on board a three-night Nile Cruise with excursions to several temple complexes. We end our tour with a stay at the Red Sea and sunrise at St. Catherine’s.  Then, we have the option to add an extension to Jordan, where we visit Petra, the Dead Sea, the baptismal site of Jesus and Amman.  Enjoy stress-free travel to these wonderful sites with us.  
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Tour Cost:
$4,220 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from St. Louis

Ireland & ScotlandSept. 2 - 13, 2025

Tour Code: GVIS25

 

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.  

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Tour Cost:
$6,349 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Chicago

Odyssey through Ancient GreeceSept. 18 - 30, 2025

Tour Code: EDGR24

 

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. 

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Tour Cost:
$6,899 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from MSP

Journey through the Clouds on Rocky Mountaineer

Sept. 22 -30, 2025Tour Code: Bursch

 

Since 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has been taking guests through majestic landscapes on our luxury trains. Traveling through stunning scenery with highlights best seen from our expansive glass-dome coaches, your journey will be complemented by vibrant storytelling, regionally inspired cuisine and exceptional service onboard the train.

Tour Cost:
$6,499 per person
double occupancy
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Sun, Sand & Sea: Morocco Oct. 31 - Nov. 11, 2025

Tour Code: GVM25

 

Let the mystique of Morocco enchant all your senses when you travel with us. Taste the blend of the Arab, Berber, European and African influences.  Listen to the call to prayer from the medina, compare the different traditional music styles throughout the country and tune your ear to the rise and fall of dialects as we travel from region to region.  Run your hand across the finest silk fabrics, hand made wool rugs and softly tanned leather in the souks and markets.  Let your eyes (and your cameras) take in the riot of saturated colors.  Smell the spices, perfumed oils and fresh flowers of the country.  We overnight in six cities, and visit many more, from the coast to the mountains to the desert and the gorges.  You don’t want to miss this tour! 

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Tour Cost:
$5,999 per person
double occupancy
Including flight from Chicago
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