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2023 Tanzania Safari and Culture Tour

This fabulous tour combines interacting with locals and enjoying incredible natural sights in Tanzania. Visit with Christians who are helping Tanzanian children at the Che Che Community Library and St. Catharines Monastery. Learn about the Maasai way of life in a traditional village. Buy unique crafts at a local market and a social enterprise for people with disabilities. Also, see big game and other wildlife plus a large assortment of colourful birds on not one, but three game drives! This year, we will be staying in brand new lodges built by our long-time in-country partners. This locally owned and operated company invests in their employees and their community. Plus they are game drive experts!

2023 Tulip Time Cruise

Spring is a time of hope, new life, growth, the promise of Easter, and the beautiful becoming after surviving a long winter. This cruise is an opportunity to take in the beauty of the Dutch blooms after a particularly trying season in our world. Relax and reflect on what it looks like to cultivate beauty in your own life. Let go of the heaviness and breathe in the promise of Spring. Make this journey what you need it to be as you heal, learn and have fun.  Tour host Bethany Nussbaum is a Senior Development Officer with MEDA. She is an avid international traveller who has led groups to Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Tanzania, and Myanmar. She is also an enneagram coach 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. Guided by New Testament scholar Tom Yoder Neufeld, learn about the cultural contexts that shaped Paul, his message, and the life of his congregations in Greece and Turkey. Optional extension to Italy available.

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.

Memories of Migration: Russlaender 100 Tour 1

The three-part Russlaender Centenary Tour will re-enact the historic migration of 21,000 Mennonites from Russia to Canada beginning in 1923. With the help of established Mennonites, the migrants found new homes in Canada in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution—a time of civil war, famine, and epidemic. This tour celebrates the faith of these newcomers, memorializes the challenges of resettlement, acknowledges race and displacement in Canadian history. The tour is a collaborative effort among Canadian Mennonite historians and heritage enthusiasts. Tour leaders Henry Paetkau and Ingrid Mohleman, along with other historic resource people, will share informative talks during the tour.

Memories of Migration: Russlaender 100 Tour 2

The three-part Russlaender Centenary Tour will re-enact the historic migration of 21,000 Mennonites from Russia to Canada beginning in 1923. With the help of established Mennonites, the migrants found new homes in Canada in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution—a time of civil war, famine, and epidemic. This tour celebrates the faith of these newcomers, memorializes the challenges of resettlement, acknowledges race and displacement in Canadian history. The tour is a collaborative effort among Canadian Mennonite historians and heritage enthusiasts. Tour leaders Henry Paetkau and Ingrid Mohleman, along with other historic resource people, will share informative talks during the tour.

Memories of Migration: Russlaender 100 Tour 3

The three-part Russlaender Centenary Tour will re-enact the historic migration of 21,000 Mennonites from Russia to Canada beginning in 1923. With the help of established Mennonites, the migrants found new homes in Canada in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution—a time of civil war, famine, and epidemic. This tour celebrates the faith of these newcomers, memorializes the challenges of resettlement, acknowledges race and displacement in Canadian history.  The tour is a collaborative effort among Canadian Mennonite historians and heritage enthusiasts. Tour leaders Henry Paetkau and Ingrid Mohleman, along with other historic resource people, will share informative talks during the tour.

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 Journey of Hope: Jordan, Israel, Palestine Biblical Tour

Celebrate God’s faithfulness as you visit biblical sites with a worshiping band of pilgrims who seek the peacemaking way of Jesus. Follow the Israelites’ route to Canaan and see fabulous ruins of Petra. Stand atop Mt. Nebo from which Moses viewed the land and descend to the Jordan where Joshua parted waters. Walk where John baptized and climb to the fortress where he died. Sing carols at Bethlehem, pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, go to the Upper Room, and share communion at a first-century garden tomb. Explore Nazareth where Jesus was raised, hear beatitudes on a hill next to Capernaum, and ascend to heights of Masada. Renew your commitment to mission at Caesarea where Peter shared the gospel with a centurion. Nelson Kraybill will guide this journey with pastoral sensitivity and reflection on current justice issues.

2023 Peru: The Sacred Valley of the Incas

On this awe-filled tour of Peru, immerse yourself in the ancient Incan civilization as you visit spectacular ruins in Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and Machu Picchu and as you encounter remnants of that culture in our time. The Incas ruled a vast empire along the Western coast of South America from about 1400 to 1533 AD. They left behind unique art and architecture and were known for adapting natural landscapes with terracing, highways and mountaintop settlements set impossibly high in the Andes. Also tour the city of Cuzco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an intriguing blend of stone walls built by Incas, Spanish colonial architecture and modern buildings. Tour leaders Len and Mary Friesen make every tour an experience as they take travellers to see hidden gems. On this tour they will share a part of the world they first encountered in 2005.

Upcoming Tours In Development

A sneak peek at future tours for next year