Bethany Community Church European Anabaptist Heritage Tour

    This European heritage tour traces the Anabaptist/Mennonite story through the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Visits to significant sites will bring to life the stories of Reformation and Anabaptist leaders. Other tour highlights include: a cruise on the Rhine River, climbing into the foothills of the Swiss Alps to the Cave of the Anabaptists, visiting Trachselwald Castle, riding a cog-rail train up a mountain, visiting a semi-communal Mennonite village, and attending the once-in-ten-years Oberammergau Passion Play. Historian and experienced tour leader John Sharp will share insights as you travel in these beautiful countries that were so important to our Anabaptist ancestors. Pastor Larry Shantz will handle logistics and community.

    Explore Europe Custom Tour


    This custom heritage tour was developed for a group of family and friends to better understand their Anabaptist roots and to get a taste of Europe in the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, and Switzerland. There is also a very special opportunity to attend the once-in-ten years Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.

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We can provide you with an expert storyteller and/or a tour leader to coordinate logistics during the tour. Or you can enjoy the itinerary we plan on your own. We recommend the best places to stay, breathtaking sights to see, and connect you with excellent in-country guides.

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TourMagination specializes in church group travel, custom family/friend travel, as well as custom tours for college, university, and high school groups. We have also planned tours for historical societies, non-profit organizations, and corporate teams.

Whether you want to follow the Silk Road, visit the Taj Mahal, go on an African safari, or trace your family roots, TourMagination will create a custom tour that exceeds your expectations.

Some examples of custom tours TourMagination has created:
• Pennsylvania-German Folklore Society to Europe
• Family Heritage tour to Russia/Ukraine
• Old German Baptist Brethren to Europe
• MEDA (Colorado Chapter) to Paraguay, Bolivia & Peru
• MEDA tour to Tajikistan
• Eastern Mennonite University to Europe
• Hesston College Choir tour to Europe
• Missionaries & Mysteries of China Tour (Emmanuel Baptist Church group)
• Amish Heritage Tour with no air travel (ship from North America to Europe, coach & train on the tour)
• AMBS tour to Europe

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