Faith-based Tours

We all have stories about how travel breaks down walls and builds bridges of understanding and respect. While the current economy has stifled the travel industry in general, we have seen the faith-based market strengthen. Faith-based travel used to be defined as a pilgrimage or a mission trip. Today that definition has been expanded to be much more, as it encompasses not only the knowledge but the experience of faith with others. Faith-based groups travel anywhere in the world on trips lasting from one to many days; they travel to events, overseas or close to home; they visit a third-world country or an inner city, and their destinations can include the Holy Land, Rome or even Disney Land. They travel to a place where they can listen to or tell a story. They travel to reach out a helping hand or to reach out in understanding. The faith-based traveler will go where their own faith can be strengthened and refined, or where they can engage other cultures and build bridges of understanding. Ed-Ventures has helped arrange many faith-based tours for more than four decades. Below are some tours we currently have planned.

If you would like to create your own faith-based tour please contact us.

2020 Faith-based Tours

More 2021 departures coming soon!

Italy: Sites of the SaintsOct. 18 - 29, 2020

Tour Code: SJIT20

St. James Coffee House returns to Italy with Father Andrew Beerman leading us in touring and prayer.  Enjoy views of the picturesque countryside as we travel through central Italy to explore the legacies of St. Benedict, Padre Pio, St. Francis, St. Clare and more.  Visit massive monasteries and humble village churches.  Tour Roman sites with us, including visits to the Colosseum & Forum, the Vatican Museums and St. Peters, and a tour outside the city that leads us to more St. Francis and St. Benedict sites.  We’ll end this faith-filled visit with a Papal Audience at the Vatican.  All are welcome!
Basilica di San Pietro with bridge in Va
Tour Cost:
$4,999 per person
double occupancy

2021 Faith-based Tours

Pilgrimage to Poland: Homeland of Pope John Paul II

August 22 - 31, 2021 • Tour Code: SJP21

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

Holy Family & Coptic Churches of Egypt including Nile Cruise

September 16 - 26, 2021

Tour Code: EHHF21


Special pricing for Egypt!  Ed-Ventures is passing along an incredible savings offer from our suppliers in Egypt.  This specially designed tour explores the lives of the Coptic Christians in Egypt, with a Nile River cruise and visits to the Pyramids at Giza, Temples and Tombs of Luxor, the Aswan High Dam and more.  Special pricing is available on several scheduled tours throughout 2021!


Tour Cost:
$3,199 per person
double occupancy
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St. James Coffee House presents: Holy Land tourOct. 3 -14, 2021

Optional extension to Jordan • Oct. 14 -17, 2021

Tour Code: SJHL21

Join Fr. Tom Loomis and the St. James Coffeehouse on our pilgrimage to Israel.  The destinations of the Bible will come alive as we explore faith-filled sites.  Visit the site of the Annunciation.  Sail on the Sea of Galilee.  Stand in the footsteps of Jesus at Capernaum.  And then pray the Stations of the Cross as we follow Jesus’ route down the Via Delarosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.  Let the Holy Spirit fill your soul when you join us on this life-changing journey. 
Tour Cost:
$5,269 per person
double occupancy

2022 Faith-based Tours

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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