Fresh Perspectives on the History, Church & 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. Guided by the Sudermans, you will build connections across cultures and delight in the natural beauty of Cuba. Also worship with local churches and enjoy rare opportunities to engage with Cuban citizens. Reflect on the role of churches and NGO’s in this society as we visit some non-profit organizations. TourMagination has the details arranged for Americans to travel safely and legally on this tour.

    Natural and Cultural Encounters in the Amazon

    Take time to explore Ecuador’s culture in its capital city, Quito. Travel through the Andes mountains and meet indigenous church leaders. Stay with the indigenous Cofán people for four days and explore their ancestral lands in the rainforest.

    West Meets East in India

    This engaging tour will introduce you to India through locations, people, and events that highlight European encounters with India from the 15th century to the present. Hear the voices of the past and present as you encounter and enjoy India’s landscapes, food, architecture, art, economy, religion, and people.

    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.

    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.

    Northern Holland Tulip Time Cruise

    Acquaint yourself with the Dutch and Belgian cultures as you visit art galleries, museums, and cities on a river cruise. Pair this cruise with the Heritage Highlights in the Netherlands & Belgium.

    Treasures of Russia: Moscow & St. Petersburg

    Explore the cultural and architectural riches of Russia in St. Petersburg and Moscow and explore its Soviet past. You’ll see many famous sights including the Winter Palace, Peterhof Palace and Gardens, the Kremlin, Red Square, wartime cemeteries, and stunning cathedrals. For an enhanced travel experience, consider combining this tour with the Mennonite Story & Highlights of Ukraine Tour, June 1-10, 2019.

    Tanzania Intergenerational Safari & Culture Tour

    Join former MEDA staff member Marlin Hershey and his wife Barb for a child and youth-friendly tour to Tanzania. Introduce your children or grandchildren to some of the peoples, landscapes, and wildlife of Tanzania. Interact with Tanzanians at a local church and during visits to some NGOs. See incredible African animals on game drives.

    Embodying Truth: Church & Theatre in London Tour

    Both theatre artists and ministers in the church seek to enact truth through words, body language, and actions. London is a prime location to see, hear, and touch the sometimes rosy, sometimes rocky relationship between the church and the theatre over the centuries from Shakespeare’s time to modern day. Observe and discuss glimpses of the sacred and profane as you attend church services, plays, and musical performances, as well as tour museums, art galleries, and other culturally significant sites.

    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

    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.

    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.

    Oberammergau Passion Play (June tickets)

    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)

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    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

    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)

    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 & Natural Landscape of Germany

    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.

    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.