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.

More departures coming soon!

Holy Family & Coptic Churches of Egypt including Nile Cruise

September 15-25, 2022

Tour Code: EHHF22

 

Special pricing for Egypt! This specially designed tour explores the lives of the Coptic Christians in Egypt, with an alluring Nile River cruise and visits to the iconic Pyramids at Giza, cherished Temples and Tombs of Luxor, the Aswan High Dam and more.  Special pricing is available on several scheduled tours throughout 2022!

 

Tour Cost:
$2,999 per person
double occupancy
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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:
$2,999 per person
double occupancy

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