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 Saints • Oct. 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!
$4,999 per person
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.
$4,789 per person
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!