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 two 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
A Journey through the Holy Lands • March 27 - April 7, 2020
Tour Code: VTI20
Popular Bible teacher, author and speaker Vicki Tiede will once again lead a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. A highlight of our tour will be the Palm Sunday procession, walking in faith with thousands of others from all corners of the world. Included are visits to sites of the Old and New Testaments, Tel Aviv and Jaffa, the Galilee Region, Jerusalem, Qumran, and the Dead Sea. Don’t miss the pre-tour option to Jordan, where we will visit Petra, the mosaics at Madaba, Mt. Nebo (where Moses looked over the land of milk and honey), and the baptismal site at Bethany. Early-bird booking incentives are offered.
$2,650 per person
In the Footsteps of Luther and the Passion Play • June 16 - 27, 2020
Tour Code: RGA20 (formerly RTS20)
Pastor Terri Stagner-Collier will host this 12-day exploration of the major Luther historical sites, the Passion Play in Oberammergau, and a few Germany highlights. In addition to the historical and cultural insights provided by our professional tour guides, Pastor Terri will also lead us in scripture study, worship and song. This tour has been custom designed to strike a balance between group site-seeing and down-time to explore (or rest) on your own! Martin Luther’s journey of faith grew from a tentative novitiate full of questions and doubt to that of a passionate and courageous reformer, deeply grounded in God’s grace and the truth of Scripture. This tour will not only explore the sites and history of Luther’s life, but his theological journey as well. The Passion Play in Oberammergau will be the pinnacle of our travels, as we too experience anew the life-changing gift of God’s grace made known on the cross. All are welcome!
$3,499 per person
Splendors of Italy and Oberammergau • June 22 - July 2, 2020
Tour Code: RIT20