Bike and Boat Tour from Berlin/Spandau to Malchin

    Experience Germany from the seat of a bicycle. Get an up-close view of the beautiful countryside and cityscapes from Berlin to Malchin by land and sea, including a day and night in Poland. Prepare to be awed and inspired by the history and culture of this European gem in ways you’ve never seen before.

    France River Cruise: Colours of Provence

    Enjoy delicious food, excellent wine, amazing scenery, inspiring art and good company as you sail through France along the Rhône River on this 8-day cruise with an optional pre-tour in Paris and post-tour in Barcelona. Marvel at the layers of European history as you see Roman ruins, medieval walls and villages, as well as historic cathedrals. With choices of active or relaxed excursions each day, there is something for everyone.

    Central Asia: Crossroads of Faith and Culture

    On this tour along the Silk Road in Uzbekistan, interact with Muslim scholars and clerics; also meet Uzbeki orthodox Christians. As you retrace the historic migration trail of Mennonites who travelled from Russia to Uzbekistan in the late 1800s, hear about the opposition they faced and the surprising welcome they received from some of their Muslim hosts. Your heart and mind will be expanded as you examine intersections of faith and discover the cultural riches in this part of the world.

    Romania Hutterite & Cultural Tour

    FILLING FAST

    Retrace the footsteps of Hutterite ancestors in the Transylvania region of Romania, home to the small Hutterite community of Alwinz for nearly 150 years. Explore the rich heritage of the Saxon Germans and Romanians with whom the Hutterites interacted. Enjoy the spectacular fall colours as you visit medieval castles, churches and villages.

    Discover Japan Tour

    Single Supplement WAIVED as space permits!

    Learn about Japan on walking tours, browse unique shops, sample traditional Japanese food, and bathe in the famous hot springs (onsen). See Mt. Fuji, hike in a dense bamboo grove, see one of Japan’s best-known temples—the Golden Pavilion, and take a cooking class and eat what you create. Ride a speedy bullet train to enjoy the foodie scene in Osaka—nicknamed Japan’s kitchen. Try singing karaoke in the land where it was invented. This tour includes plenty of time to explore on your own or with tour leader Laura Heller.

    Belize: Beauty, Birds & Culture

    Spend five days at an ecolodge in the heart of the rainforest. See colourful birds and other wildlife. Worship at a local church, take a guided nature walk in St. Herman’s Blue Hole National Park, visit Mayan ruins and a conservative Mennonite colony, and purchase local crafts at the Maya Centre. Also, enjoy a home stay at Armenia Village, which was founded by Central American refugees, and visit Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary. End with three days and nights on Caye Caulker Island off Belize. Snorkel in the warm waters of the world’s second-largest barrier reef for great views of beautiful fish and amazing coral.

    Fresh Perspectives on the History, Church and People of Cuba

    On this one-of-a kind tour of Cuba, see beyond the all-inclusive resorts to the heart of this island nation. Build connections across cultures and delight in the natural beauty of Cuba. Worship with local churches, enjoy rare opportunities to engage with Cuban citizens, and reflect on the role of churches and NGO’s in this society as you visit non-profit organizations. TourMagination has the details arranged for Americans to travel safely and legally on this tour.

    Australian Adventure

    See intriguing animals. 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. 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! Optional extension to New Zealand available.

    New Zealand Cruise

    Experience the rural and urban beauty all across New Zealand without the tedium of long coach rides and changing hotels each night. Learn about the indigenous Maori people as well as the history of the settlers. Daily excursions suit a variety of activity levels and interests—from nature, history, and wine to animals, architecture, and the local foodie scene. Can be paired with the Australian Adventure tour.

    South Africa: Safaris & Cape Town

    Spend two days on escorted game drives where we hope to see Africa’s Big 5 and learn about animal conservation. Drive along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, a coastal corridor along the southern coast lined with incredible views. Then spend seven days travelling in and around Cape Town. Tour Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. See one of Africa’s only two remaining colonies of penguins. Enjoy a cable car trip up Table Mountain and a visit to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens, and more.

    Amazon Adventure

    This one-of-a-kind eco-adventure in Ecuador gives you an opportunity to see incredible wildlife while supporting the indigenous Cofán people in the heart of the Cuabeno Wildlife Reserve. Travel through the Andes mountains. Take a white-water rafting adventure through pristine natural beauty on the Jondachi River. Spend a night camping deep in the Amazon rain forest, far from any human habitation. Take a short hike to the San Rafael Falls—the largest waterfall in Ecuador.

    Panama Canal Cruise

    On this unforgettable journey from San Diego, California through the Panama Canal to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, enjoy incredible tropical scenery, a taste of Central American culture and history, and plenty of time to relax with fellow TourMagination travellers and an experienced tour leader.

    Highlights of Morocco Tour

    Join TourMagination President Audrey Voth Petkau on a special tour to one of her favourite destinations! 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.

    Monasteries & Mountains: Hong Kong, China, Tibet, & Nepal

    Gain an understanding of Buddhism as it is practiced in these culturally connected but different countries. Notice the similarities and differences in the artfully constructed houses of worship. Enjoy astonishing mountain views in all four nations. Meet Ministry of Education officials in Chengdu and staff from a development and peace-building NGO in Nepal, stay overnight near Mount Everest Base Camp, visit two of the “Great Three Monasteries” and so much more.

    A Tour of Two Capitals: Moscow & St. Petersburg

    Discover the history and culture of Russia as you explore Moscow and St. Petersburg during four days in each city. Learn about Lenin, Stalin, and the tsars. See many famous sights including the Winter Palace—once home to the Russian tsars, Peterhof Palace and Gardens, the Kremlin, Red Square, wartime cemeteries, and stunning cathedrals.

    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.

    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.

    Beautiful Baltic Cruise

    Discover the beauty, history, and culture of the fascinating countries on a fully-escorted cruise on the Baltic Sea. Learn about the Viking history of Scandinavia, immerse yourself in the wonders of St Petersburg, and gain a greater understanding of the connections forged across cultures through the shared shoreline of the Baltic. Daily excursions suit a variety of activity levels and interests—from nature, history, and animals to art, architecture, and the local food. Tour leader TBA.

    Oberammergau Passion Play (June tickets)

    LIMITED AVAILABILITY

    Almost 400 years ago, the villagers of Oberammergau, Bavaria promised God that if he would spare them from the bubonic plague that was ravaging their region, they would depict the life and death of Jesus in the form of a play. God kept his side of the promise and the villagers performed their first re-enactment of the Passion of Christ in 1634 to fulfill their vow. 2020 will mark the 42nd time the villagers have performed the play over the past 384 years.

    Oberammergau Passion Play (August tickets)

    LIMITED AVAILABILITY

    Almost 400 years ago, the villagers of Oberammergau, Bavaria promised God that if he would spare them from the bubonic plague that was ravaging their region, they would depict the life and death of Jesus in the form of a play. God kept his side of the promise and the villagers performed their first re-enactment of the Passion of Christ in 1634 to fulfill their vow. 2020 will mark the 42nd time the villagers have performed the play over the past 384 years.

    Spectacular Greenland & Nunavut Arctic Cruise

    Single supplement fee WAIVED as space allows on ship!

    Expect stunning northern scenery, rare wildlife encounters, and a chance to learn about historic adventurers as well as the indigenous peoples who have lived in harmony with this harsh but beautiful Arctic environment for thousands of years and still call it home.

    Germany & Switzerland: An Alpine Adventure

    Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air and your eyes with incredible views as you ascend peaks by cable car, hike mountain-top paths and wander valley trails. Also take a walking tour in Zurich and have a free day of shopping and sightseeing in the historic town of Lindau, Germany which is located on a small island connected with the mainland by bridge.

    Oberammergau Passion Play (September tickets)

    LIMITED AVAILABILITY

    Almost 400 years ago, the villagers of Oberammergau, Bavaria promised God that if he would spare them from the bubonic plague that was ravaging their region, they would depict the life and death of Jesus in the form of a play. God kept his side of the promise and the villagers performed their first re-enactment of the Passion of Christ in 1634 to fulfill their vow. 2020 will mark the 42nd time the villagers have performed the play over the past 384 years.

    Cultural Highlights of Germany & Austria Tour

    Experience opening weekend of Oktoberfest in the city of Munich where it all began. Visit other sights in this world-class city. See stunning castles like Neuschwanstein, which overlooks a village from a forested hilltop in southwest Bavaria. Potentially visit a famous violin-making centre in Mittenwald. Enjoy incredible scenery in the Alps and Voralpen. Join an optional hike. This moderately paced tour may also include time in Vienna and Salzburg.

    Culture & Community in India Tour

    Experience the vitality and wonder of India with a group of cultural adventurers and spiritual travellers. Engage with people and religions. Explore cultures, history, art, and landscapes. Marvel at the beauty of the Taj Mahal in Agra, the serenity of nature in the Keoladeo National Park, and the grandeur of the forts and palaces in Delhi and Jaipur. Delight in the tapestries of colour and intermingling fragrances in markets, train stations, and temple courtyards.

    Upcoming Tours In Development

    A sneak peek at future tours for next year

Curious about the world? Go deeper than the average tourist as you learn about a new location with one of our expert storytellers.

Our cultural adventures usually include interacting with locals, worshipping with local Mennonites or other Christians, and visiting non-profit organizations active in an area. Many of our storytellers are Christian academics or former Christian workers who lived in the countries. They share their deep knowledge to create an engaging and immersive experience.