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.

    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.

    Paraguay & Colombia: Mennonite Stories in South America

    Enrich your understanding of Paraguay and Colombia as you tour important cities and see the countryside. Visit Paraguayan Mennonite colonies, worship in local churches, and hear about the everyday lives of Mennonites. As you engage with staff from Mennonite Central Committee, Mennonite World Conference, and other nonprofits, learn how Mennonites are working toward peace in Colombia.

    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.

    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.

    European Anabaptist Heritage Tour

    Visit significant sites that will bring to life the stories of 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. Explore art and culture in the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland.

    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.

    Germany, Austria & Switzerland: European Anabaptist Heritage Tour

    This European heritage tour traces the Anabaptist/Mennonite story through Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Visits to significant sites will bring to life the stories of Menno Simons, Jakob Amman, Martin Luther, and many other Reformation and Anabaptist leaders. Historian and experienced tour leader John Sharp will share insights as you travel in these beautiful countries that were so important to our Anabaptist ancestors.

TourMagination was founded to explore the roots of the Reformation and to help Mennonites and other Anabaptists (Amish, Hutterites, Brethren in Christ, and German Baptist Brethren) to rediscover their heritage.
Our tours to Western Europe visit important historical Anabaptist sites such as Tauferhole in Switzerland—a cave where persecuted believers worshipped in secret.
We also explore the migrations of the Anabaptist and Mennonite diaspora in Russia/Ukraine, Poland, Central Asia, South America, and Mexico.
As tour members share reflections on past martyrdoms and migrations, and meet Mennonites in other parts of the world, their own faith grows.

With top-notch storytellers including John Ruth, Len Friesen, John Sharp, and David Friesen, TourMagination offers the best Anabaptist and Mennonite Heritage Tours out of North America.

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