2023 Tulip Time Cruise

    Spring is a time of hope, new life, growth, the promise of Easter, and the beautiful becoming after a long winter. This cruise is an opportunity to breathe in the beauty of the Dutch blooms after a particularly trying season in our world, in the world’s largest and most sought-after flower gardens. Relax and reflect on what it looks like to cultivate beauty in your own life as we stroll through the cobblestone streets of colourful Amsterdam. Tour host Bethany Nussbaum is a Senior Development Officer with MEDA, based in Northeast Ohio. She is an avid international traveller who has led groups to Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Tanzania, and Myanmar. Creating space for meaningful connection, growth, learning and fun is a key component to all of Bethany’s travelling communities. She is also an enneagram enthusiast and provides coaching for deeper individual growth available on request.

    The World of Paul in Turkey and Greece

    The Apostle Paul lived twenty centuries ago, yet his words still reverberate in the lives of millions. Vehemently opposed to Christ before his conversion on the Damascus road, Paul went on to spread the news about Jesus throughout what is today Greece and Turkey. Guided by New Testament scholar Tom Yoder Neufeld, learn about the cultural contexts that shaped Paul, his message, and the life of his congregations. Gain new insight as you tour ancient Philippi, Thessaloniki, Corinth, and Athens in Greece. In Turkey, visit sites related to the seven churches of Revelation including Sardis, Pergamum, Laodicea, and Ephesus. Also see cultural locations of interest in Greece and Turkey including historic churches, Greek, Roman, and Islamic religious sites, and modern Istanbul.

    2023 Romania Hutterite and Cultural Tour

    Retrace the footsteps of Hutterite ancestors as you cross the Transylvania region of Romania; home to the small Hutterite community of Alwinz for nearly 150 years.  Envision the great escape that thwarted the Jesuit plan as the last 77 Hutterites, one-third of which were children under 12, fled over the Transylvanian Alps and miraculously escaped to safety, in a Muslim-controlled country. Marvel at the historic architectural beauty of medieval castles, churches and villages. Scenic Transylvania is where the Carinthian Lutheran converts with the family names of Hofer, Kleinsasser, Glanzer, Waldner, and Wurtz, joined the Hutterite families of Wipf, Tschetter and Stahl to form the nucleus from which the rejuvenated Hutterites would grow and prosper.

    World of Paul: Italy Extension

    Continue on a learning journey of the life of Apostle Paul and the Roman World. Explore the city of Pompeii which was buried by volcanic ash for a glimpse into the Roman world as Paul knew it. Continue to Rome. See the sites of Rome including the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Arch of Titus, and the Augustan Temple. Also visit the place where Paul was martyred, the Abbey of the Three Fountains.

    2023 Classic Anabaptist European Tour

    On this classic Anabaptist heritage tour in Europe, visit significant sites that will bring to life the stories of Menno Simons, Jacob Hutter, Pilgram Marpeck, Dirk Willems, Jakob Amman, and other important Anabaptist leaders. See the historic Dutch village of Zaanse Schans, take a cable car up Stockhorn mountain, reflect in a cave where Anabaptists worshipped in secret, and stay in the homes of generous, hospitable locals in the town of Berlikum. Also explore art and culture in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria. Experienced tour leader and former Hesston College Professor John Sharp will guide you on this journey of discovery and fellowship.

    2023 Classic Anabaptist European Tour II

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    On this classic Anabaptist heritage tour in Europe, visit significant sites that will bring to life the stories of Menno Simons, Jacob Hutter, Pilgram Marpeck, Dirk Willems, Jakob Amman, and other important Anabaptist leaders. See the historic Dutch village of Zaanse Schans, take a cable car up Stockhorn mountain, reflect in a cave where Anabaptists worshipped in secret, and stay in the homes of generous, hospitable locals in the town of Berlikum. Also explore art and culture in the Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland, and Austria. Experienced tour leader and former Hesston College Professor John Sharp will guide you on this journey of discovery and fellowship.

    2023 Anabaptist Story in Europe Tour

    This European heritage tour traces the Anabaptist/Mennonite story through Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and the Netherlands. Visits to significant sites will bring to life the stories of Menno Simons, Jakob Amman, Martin Luther, and many other Reformation and Anabaptist leaders. Historian and experienced tour leader Ayold Fanoy will share insights as you travel in these beautiful countries that were so important to our Anabaptist ancestors.

    2023 Natural Wonders of Iceland

    A Nordic nation located in the North Atlantic, Iceland is a sparsely populated country famed for its abundance of epic landscapes. Known as the Land of Ice and Fire, thanks to its geothermal activity, the country’s isolated location has not affected its cultural wealth and in fact, has fostered a vibrant and unique cultural scene and a prosperous nation. Marvel at the amazing variety of landscapes on this rugged island haven: from volcanoes to glaciers to fjords to thundering waterfalls. Explore Iceland’s unique culture and geology, and the famous Ring Road of natural wonders including the Golden Circle, the Glacier Lagoon, Lake Myvatn and Dettifoss. Have a chance to see the magical natural light show of the aurora borealis. Iceland is one of the best places in the world to view the northern lights, and we will be visiting during peak season. 

    2023 Iconic Christmas Markets Cruise

    Embrace the beauty of the Christmas season! Marvel at cities dressed in holiday splendour along the stunning Danube River. Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas market in Germany; Regensburg’s Christmas market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic; Vienna with its impressive Christmas markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; and Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where products sold in the market are traditionally handmade are yours to explore. Together with like-minded tour members, reflect on Christ’s birth as you visit historic cathedrals, sing carols, and admire nativity scenes, and pick out unique gifts and sample signature holiday treats along the way.

Europe, the birthplace of the Anabaptist story, is the second-smallest continent by physical size but is the third largest by population. Comprised of four regions (northern, western, southern and eastern Europe), the majority of TourMagination’s tours to the region focus on western Europe where the beginning of Anabaptist movement is explored in greater depth.


Much of Mennonite culture is shaped by European influence, whether it shows in traditional foods enjoyed on special occasions, or in dialects still spoken today. While traveling through the various regions of Europe, TourMagination ensures you have an opportunity to sample local delicacies and explore the culture of the local region.