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2025

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 & 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
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