Life & Times of Early Anabaptists in Europe: Heritage Tour

    This Mennonite and Anabaptist history tour will explore the lives and struggles of well-known figures like Menno Simons, Conrad Grebel, and Jan Mathijsz. Follow the story from the Netherlands to Germany, Switzerland, and France. Take in the beauty of these countries where your forebears lived and died. Also, see many beloved sites like the Anne Frank House, the Rijksmuseum, and Marburg Castle. Get to know locals as you worship with them and stay overnight in their homes.

    Amish European Heritage Tour

    Trace the Anabaptist and Amish story through the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, and Switzerland. Visits to significant sites will bring to life the stories of Menno Simons, Jakob Amman, and other important Anabaptist leaders. Esteemed and experienced tour leaders John Sharp and Steven Yoder will guide you on this unique journey of discovery and fellowship.

    Sights, Sounds & Sacred Spaces of Ireland

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    Experience a land rich in Celtic Christian spirituality, beauty, legend, music, and history. Visit sites of historic and spiritual significance. Marvel at the natural beauty of the country. Your interior journey will be paralleled by the rugged landscape. As we walk pilgrim routes, and enjoy traditional music, storytelling and good humour, we will encounter the heart and spirit of a people.

    The Mennonite Story & Highlights of Ukraine with Optional Russia Extension

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    Experience the Mennonite story in Ukraine as you visit the historic colonies of Chortitza and Molotschna. Look for your family name in cemeteries, possibly visit the village of your ancestors. Marvel at beautifully constructed, brightly coloured Ukrainian Orthodox cathedrals. Tour a well-manicured park in the centre of Kiev that is frequented by locals and visitors. University history professor and experienced tour leader Len Friesen will capably guide you.

    Marvelous Music & Culture in Germany

    Take in the sights and scenery of Berlin, Leipzig and Hamburg as you survey Germany’s incredibly rich musical history. Visit museums dedicated to famous German composers including Schumann and Mendelssohn.. Enjoy a performance by Leipzig’s Gewandhaus Orchestra, as well as other concerts and music input. Tour leaders Rennie Regehr and Rod Zook can’t wait to introduce you to some of historic and modern classical music of Germany and to show you cultural highlights of the country.

    Gems of Southeast Europe River Cruise

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    Cruise along the Danube River stopping in key cities of Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, and Bulgaria. Embark the ship in Budapest, the capital of Hungary. Take city tours of Belgrade, Pécs, Vukovar, Novi Sad and the ancient capital of Bulgaria—Veliko Tarnovo. Mid-tour, enjoy a full day of cruising through one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. See historical sites, shop at street markets, and go on wine-tasting tours during daily excursions.

    Divine Danube Christmas Markets Cruise

    Embrace the beauty of the Christmas season! Marvel at cities dressed in holiday splendour along the stunning Danube. Reflect on Christ’s birth as we visit historic cathedrals, sing carols, and see nativity scenes. Shop for unique gifts and sample scrumptious holiday treats at Christmas markets in Budapest (Hungary), Vienna (Austria), Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremburg (Germany).

    Italy: Bella Terra

    See some of the wonders of our world, including the Colosseum in Rome and St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Wander the canals of Venice. Learn about Julius Caesar, St. Peter, St. Francis of Assisi, the Poor Sisters of Clare, Michelangelo, Mussolini, and pirates of the Mediterranean—among others. On this tour, you’ll gain a better understanding of the forces that have shaped so much of human activity over the centuries, from Roman civilization, to the Catholic faith, to the Renaissance.

    Cultural & Heritage Highlights in the Netherlands & Belgium

    This spring tour begins with a 5-day exploration of Anabaptist and Mennonite heritage in Belgium and the Netherlands followed by a 7-day cruise—choose one part of the tour or do both together. Experienced heritage tour leader and Dutch Mennonite, Ayold Fanoy, will bring the stories of Anabaptist leaders and martyrs to life. Acquaint yourself with the Dutch and Belgian cultures as you visit art galleries, museums, and cities. No springtime tour of the Netherlands would be complete without strolling through Keukenhof Gardens.

    Discover Prague & the Mennonite Sojourn in Poland

    Combine sight-seeing in Eastern Europe with investigating the lesser-known story of Mennonites in Poland. In Prague, marvel at colourful baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and the city’s famous Old Town Square. Visit important sites in Krakow and Warsaw in Poland. In Poland’s Vistula Delta, 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.

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.

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