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2024 Highlights of Morocco Tour

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Morocco is home to spectacular landscapes, a vibrant cultural history, and welcoming people. On this unforgettable tour, you’ll experience firsthand why Morocco is so irresistible. See Africa’s largest mosque in Casablanca. Discover Morocco’s spiritual and intellectual history in Fes, including the world’s first university. Stay overnight in a luxurious camp in the Sahara Desert and take a sunrise camel ride through the sand dunes. Get a taste of local culture in marketplaces and city centres.

2024 From London to Belfast: Brilliant British Isles Cruise

Enjoy a timeless voyage through the British Isles. Sail a loop around Great Britain to visit ports in England, Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland. Learn about the RMS Titanic in Southampton. Visit haunts of The Beatles in Liverpool. Savour the finest fish and chips in Glasgow. Also, marvel at stunning Scottish castles and the verdant Irish landscape. While sailing between picturesque towns and vibrant cities, relax onboard your well-appointed ship.

2024 Classic Anabaptist European Tour

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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.

2024 Alaska: Off The Beaten Path

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Enjoy six days immersed in the stunning landscape of Alaska’s wildernesss, followed by a seven-day cruise from Anchorage, Alaska through the Inside Passage to Vancouver, British Colombia. See Denali National Park—home to a variety of northern wildlife and of course Denali itself (also known as Mt McKinley). In the evenings, relax at your wilderness lodge and roast marshmallows at the fireside patio. Then, on your journey from Alaska to Vancouver, enjoy shore excursions in historic Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Vancouver. As you sail through Glacier Bay National Park, see unique northern wildlife on land and in the water, calving glaciers, and majestic mountains.

2024 Discover Prague & the Mennonite Sojourn in Poland

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This delightful tour combines sight-seeing in Eastern Europe with investigating the history of Mennonites in Poland. During a few days in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, marvel at colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the city’s famous Old Town Square. Also visit important sites in Krakow and Warsaw in Poland. Guided by Mennonite historian, John Sharp, learn more about the country that sheltered Dutch and German Mennonites beginning as early as the 1530’s right up to the Second World War. Some families stayed in the Vistula Delta of Poland for generations, later migrating to South Russia, Ukraine, and the American Midwest.

2024 Switzerland: An Alpine Adventure

Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air and see incredible views as you ascend peaks by cable car, hike mountain-top paths and wander valley trails. Explore the Swiss mountain village of Mürren and surrounding area for three days. See the nearby Lauterbrunnen Valley, with its subterranean, glacial Trümmelbach Falls. Then set up a basecamp in Grindelwald village in Switzerland’s Bernese Alps, from which you can enjoy Eiger Mountain and a glacial gorge featuring trails with interpretive signs, waterfalls and striated limestone walls. Also take a walking tour in Zurich, a city closely tied to Roman and Anabaptist history. We will spend our final night in Lucerne, considered by many to be the most beautiful medieval city in Switzerland with a fjord-like lake and surrounding mountains. 

2024 Anabaptist Story in Europe Tour

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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 Jakob Amman, Martin Luther, Michael Sattler, Pilgram Marpeck, and many other Reformation and Anabaptist leaders. Other tour highlights include: an afternoon cruise on the Rhine River, a visit to the Rijksmuseum, standing in caves where Anabaptists worshipped in secret, visiting Trachselwald Castle, riding a cable-car up a mountain, and visiting the Weierhof, a semi-communal Mennonite village. Experienced tour storyteller Ayold Fanoy will share insights as you travel in these beautiful countries that were so important to our Anabaptist ancestors.

2024 Walking by Faith on the Camino

Join a long history of pilgrimage as you complete the last 100 km of the ancient route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James, is an ancient pilgrimage trail originating in medieval times. Made up of a vast network of roads and paths, pilgrims have travelled these roads for 12 centuries. On this eight-day trip, walk alongside like-minded travellers on a route filled with the beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain. Receive a “compostela” when you reach your destination to prove your accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers on this moderately active, picturesque walking tour.

2024 Adriatic Treasures of Croatia, Greece, & Italy Cruise

Embark on a captivating journey as you depart from the ancient city of Athens, setting sail for a voyage that intertwines history, culture, and scenic beauty. Your first destination unfolds in the medieval Croatian city of Zadar, where the echoes of history resonate through narrow streets and ancient landmarks. Continue your exploration to Korcula, a picturesque island known for its well-preserved medieval architecture, before reaching the iconic city of Dubrovnik. Wander through its famed city walls, adorned with history and surrounded by the azure Adriatic Sea. The cruise then leads you to the enchanting city of Venice, where you’ll find yourself lost in the charm of its pedestrian-friendly streets, adorned with historic palaces, bridges, and canals. As the sun sets over the Venetian lagoon, you’ll be immersed in the unique atmosphere that makes Venice a timeless and romantic destination. Leaving the Adriatic behind, the cruise sails towards the sun-washed town of Olympia, a place where ancient Greek history and the spirit of the Olympic Games come to life. As you soak in the rich heritage of Olympia, you’ll feel rejuvenated and ready for the final leg of your journey. The adventure concludes as you arrive back at Piraeus (Athens), completing the cruise full circle. Enriched with the experiences of medieval Croatia, the timeless beauty of Venice, and the historical significance of Olympia, this itinerary promises a memorable exploration of the Adriatic and Greek treasures.

2024 Silk Road Odyssey: The Trek to Central Asia

In 1880-1881, five wagon trains of Mennonites left European Russia and headed east to Central Asia along the famous Silk Road. Seeking freedom from conscription and new economic opportunities, this group went east instead of west to North America as 18,000 did a decade earlier. In the last decade, new details of the Great Trek have emerged in the remarkable Silk Road cities of Tashkent, Samarkand, and Bukhara. Amidst the splendour of the Islamic architecture and often mountainous landscape, the Mennonite Great Trek story will emerge through journals and letters of trekkers, archival documents, and current reflections. Tour leader John Sharp is a retired college history and Bible professor whose passion for and knowledge of the Mennonite Great Trek along the Silk Road will give you valuable insight into this chapter of Mennonite history. John has led several tours to Central Asia and has developed relationships with locals who will give you insight into Uzbek life and culture.

2024 Walk to Freedom: Jordan Extension

Before discovering the histories and cultures of Egypt, extend your journey with a stop to Jordan. Follow the route of Israelites all the way to Mount Nebo where Moses surveyed the land he could not enter. See Petra, the ancient Nabatean trading city carved in stone, and marvel at the astonishing desert landscape at Wadi Rum along the route of the Israelites. Celebrate the life of Ruth as we travel through her homeland of Moab, and hear the story of Balaam unexpectedly blessing the Israelites. Experience all this with a band of pilgrims who worship, eat, learn and travel together on a journey that will change how you read the Bible.

2024 Walk to Freedom: Egypt Tour

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Visit magnificent ancient sites that reveal why Egypt was such a significant Middle Eastern power in the Bible. Central themes of this tour include: escape from slavery in Egypt, sojourn in the wilderness, and movement into the Promised Land. Hear stories of Abraham and Sarah, Joseph, Moses and Miriam, and the Israelites in the lands where biblical events happened. Relish a five-day leisurely cruise up the ancient Nile, visiting unforgettable temples and palaces. Learn how Hebrew prophets viewed Egypt, and why Jewish and early Christian communities flourished and sometimes suffered there. Taste the vibrance of modern Egypt on a tour of Cairo that includes visits to Coptic Christian and Islamic sections of Egypt’s capital. Experience all this with a band of pilgrims who worship, eat, learn, and travel together on a journey that will change how you read the Bible. On the optional pre-tour extension in Jordan, follow the route of Israelites all the way to Mount Nebo where Moses surveyed the land he could not enter. See Petra, the ancient Nabatean trading city carved in stone, and marvel at the astonishing desert landscape at Wadi Rum along the route of the Israelites. Celebrate the life of Ruth as we travel through her homeland of Moab, and hear the story of Balaam unexpectedly blessing the Israelites.

2024 Bread for the Journey: Egypt

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Visit magnificent ancient sites that reveal why Egypt was such a significant Middle Eastern power in the Bible. Central themes of this tour include: escape from slavery in Egypt, sojourn in the wilderness, and movement into the Promised Land. Hear stories of Abraham and Sarah, Joseph, Moses and Miriam, and the Israelites in the lands where biblical events happened. Relish a five-day leisurely cruise up the ancient Nile, visiting unforgettable temples and palaces. Learn how Hebrew prophets viewed Egypt, and why Jewish and early Christian communities flourished and sometimes suffered there. Taste the vibrance of modern Egypt on a tour of Cairo that includes visits to Coptic Christian and Islamic sections of Egypt’s capital. Experience all this with a band of pilgrims who worship, eat, learn, and travel together on a journey that will change how you read the Bible. On the optional tour extension in Jordan, follow the route of Israelites all the way to Mount Nebo where Moses surveyed the land he could not enter. See Petra, the ancient Nabatean trading city carved in stone, and marvel at the astonishing desert landscape at Wadi Rum along the route of the Israelites. Celebrate the life of Ruth as we travel through her homeland of Moab, and hear the story of Balaam unexpectedly blessing the Israelites.

2024 Bread for the Journey: Jordan Extension

After discovering the histories and cultures of Egypt, continue your journey to Jordan. Follow the route of Israelites all the way to Mount Nebo where Moses surveyed the land he could not enter. See Petra, the ancient Nabatean trading city carved in stone, and marvel at the astonishing desert landscape at Wadi Rum along the route of the Israelites. Celebrate the life of Ruth as we travel through her homeland of Moab, and hear the story of Balaam unexpectedly blessing the Israelites. Experience all this with a band of pilgrims who worship, eat, learn and travel together on a journey that will change how you read the Bible.

Commemorating 500 years of Anabaptism: Friends of Grebel European Tour

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THIS IS A CUSTOM PROGRAM. Registration by invitation only.
Explore Anabaptist beginnings on a European tour with staff, alumni, and friends of Conrad Grebel University College. Alongside our faculty experts Troy Osborne and David Neufeld, follow this story from the Netherlands through Germany, France, and Switzerland, at the places where the events of greatest significance to this tradition occurred. Enrich your understanding of this history by visiting the Dutch village of Zaanse Schans, mounting the Swiss Alps in a cable car, and reflecting in a cave where Anabaptists once worshipped in secret. Engage great works of European art and culture at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum and Strasbourg’s cathedral. Finally, connect past to present by joining Anabaptists from around the world at a 500th-anniversary commemoration of the first adult baptisms in Zurich organized by Mennonite World Conference.

2025 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 the 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 the 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.

Schürch Family Tour

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Trace your family and faith story through the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland! Begin in Amsterdam with visits to the famous Aalsmeer flower auction and Singel Mennonite Church. Explore historic Dutch villages, hidden Mennonite churches, and an open-air museum. Cruise along the majestic Rhine River. Browse Mennonite archives in the Weierhof, and foster new connections with a local church congregation. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes of the Emmental, visit homesteads directly related to your family’s history and enjoy the company of relatives. Ascend Schilthorn Mountain for breathtaking views. Uncover the origins of the Anabaptist movement on a Zürich walking tour. Conclude the tour with a meaningful time of worship and reflection in the most unique setting: the Anabaptist Cave at Bäretswil, where Anabaptists once worshipped in secret. Experienced tour storyteller Ayold Fanoy will share insights as you travel in these beautiful countries that were so important to your Anabaptist ancestors.

2025 Australian Extension

Please note: this is an independent package, meaning no tour leader is assigned to this tour.

See intriguing animals such as kangaroos, koalas, and penguins plus many species of birds and reptiles. Enjoy dinner in the Outback and see more stars than you thought possible. Observe an incredible array of sea life as you tour the Great Barrier Reef in a glass-bottomed boat. Learn about the Australian Aboriginals and visit one of their most sacred and beautiful natural sights—the giant Uluru rock formation. Visit world-famous sites in the cities of Melbourne, Cairns, and Sydney. You won’t be disappointed by this action-packed trip of a lifetime!

2025 New Zealand

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Embark on an unforgettable journey throughout the majestic land of New Zealand! This program offers plenty of adventure and variety: you’ll float through underground caves lit by thousands of tiny glow worms, see bubbling mud pools and erupting geysers, trek across the rugged terrain of a crater, explore a Lord of the Rings movie set, taste local wines, get up close to glaciers, and cruise through awe-inspiring fiords upon a modern catamaran vessel. Each destination offers unique and unforgettable experiences, with breathtaking scenery at every turn.

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