European Heritage Tour in the Netherlands & Belgium

    Explore the history that shaped the Anabaptist story in the Netherlands and Belgium. Experience sites significant to Mennonite heritage. Worship and share a meal with local Mennonites. Also, discover some of the incredible art, history, and culture of the Netherlands and Belgium as you visit Amsterdam and Bruges. Tour leader Ayold Fanoy lives in the Netherlands and studies theology at the Dutch Mennonite Seminary.

    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

    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.

    Delights of Italy: Gardens, Lakes, and Cuisine

    Delights of Italy: Gardens, Lakes, and Cuisine Italy is often described as the country with the world’s most extraordinary gardens. Not only will you have the opportunity to tour luxurious villas, gorgeous estates and breathtaking gardens; you’ll find yourself [...]

    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).

    The Mennonite Story & Highlights of Ukraine

    On this tour of Ukraine, engage with the Russian Mennonite story past and present. Visit the Stalinist city of Zaporizhye and the former colonies Chortitza and Molotschna, which were settled by Mennonites in the late 1700’s. During visits to the colonies, explore villages related to your family roots. Expert guide Len Friesen will shed light on the Mennonite story within the rich context of Tsarist and Soviet history, as well as present-day realities and challenges. For an enhanced travel experience, consider combining this tour with the Treasures of Russia: Moscow & St. Petersburg Tour, June 3-10, 2019.

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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