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»AMi Travel

Walk in Martin Luther's footsteps with AMi Travel, visiting important sites related to the Reformation. Established in 1990 by the Mazur brothers, AMi Travel specializes in Israel-Holy Land excursions and European destinations with religious emphasis. With offices in both the USA and Israel, AMi Travel is committed to providing its clients with the highest standards of service at competitive prices. Our highly experienced team is renowned for creative programs, professionalism, integrity, quality service, attention-to-detail, friendliness, and understanding of clients' needs.

Our "Walk in Luther's Footsteps" tour takes you to important sites related to the Reformation: Luther's birthplace, where he preached, studied, nailed his theses to the door of the Castle Church, and where he died. Join us and see the Reformation come to life!

AMi Travel
5803 N. Cicero Ave.
Chicago, IL 60646, USA
Email: tours@amitravel.com
Website: www.amitravel.com

»Country Travel DISCOVERIES

Country Travel DISCOVERIES, LLC provides thoroughly planned, unique and off-the-beaten-path vacation experiences designed to give travelers peace of mind, while maintaining professionalism, consistency and a friendly atmosphere.

Our hand-crafted motorcoach, rail and cruise tours largely emphasize small-town and rural attractions with an intimate, locals-only approach. Whether it’s visiting a small family-run farm in Germany, dining with an Embera Indian tribe in Panama, or gaining insight into the Rose Parade from a tournament judge, our “hidden gems” stops, all-in-the-family hosts, and topic experts bring our destinations to life.

We also have decades of experience partnering with travel group leaders to create custom tours for private groups, including churches, travel clubs, banks, schools, reunions, community and senior centers, and other organizations.

Headquartered in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, Country Travel DISCOVERIES was formed in 2012 by staff members of World Wide Country Tours, which was closed by its parent company after four decades. Our experienced team of travel experts remains dedicated to providing the high quality, service, and unique experiences our customers have always enjoyed in favorite destinations throughout the world.

13500 Watertown Plank Rd, Suite 107
Elm Grove, WI 53122, USA
Phone: + 1-855-744-8747
Website: www.countrytraveldiscoveries.com

»GTD - Group Travel Directors

Since 1982 Group Travel Directors (GTD) has created memorable international tour experiences for group leaders and their travelers. Each custom designed international group tour is designed to fulfill your vision while relieving the group leader of the details to assure peace of mind. Located in the heart of Lutheran Church heritage in Minnesota, GTD has vast experience in planning Luther journeys for faith groups such as churches and colleges. Our partnerships with Lutheran clergy throughout Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Scandinavia and elsewhere, provides for fellowship and exchanges with our groups. In addition to Luther journeys for churches, we organize performance tours with choirs, bands and orchestras, and we can design a performance tour that also includes Luther sites and churches. We are experts in arranging organ crawls throughout Europe as well – we have partnered with Minnesota Public Radio’s Pipedreams for 16 successive and successful organ tours throughout Europe, Quebec and Mexico.

Each of our tours is custom designed to fit the goals and budget of the organization and tour leader. We approach all our groups with the same care and attention to detail, whether the group is under 20 travelers or over 100. We are proud of our repeat business, which speaks to the expertise of our capable staff. GTD has several Reformation Anniversary tours to offer; check our website for specific details.

2000 West 98th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55431, USA
Phone: + 1-952-885-2133
Email: jtollund@gtd.org
Website: www.gtd.org

»Educational Opportunities Tours

Educational Opportunities Tours (EO) is the leader in Worldwide Christian Travel! Whether you want to walk or cruise in the land of Luther and the Reformation, take a Holy Land Pilgrimage or go on a Bible Lands cruise, EO provides the best value for the lowest price.

EO is a U.S. based company with over 42 years of experience providing faith-based, life-changing journeys for pastors and their churches, schools, ministries and individuals. Many of our tours include inspirational Guest Speakers who are pastors, professors, or authors. EO has a wide variety of journeys all over the world to choose from; join us on one of over 160 scheduled tours or let us customize the trip of a lifetime for your group.

Our experienced customer service and hospitality teams take care of all the details so that you can enjoy your travel experience. If you are leading a group, we provide tools and ideas to help you recruit and organize your group. Sign up on our website as a Group Leader and learn about all the benefits of traveling with EO.

Educational Opportunities Tours
PO Box 6098
Lakeland, FL  33807, USA
Phone: + 1-863-648-0383
Website: www.EO.travel

»Faith Journeys

Faith Journeys is the world's premier provider of religious, inspirational and educational travel.

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is approaching – what are your plans? Every Christian that prepares to travel to Germany to celebrate the Reformation's fifth centennial will need a helping hand to tour this historic nation. Headed by travel professionals with almost 50 years of experience in Germany alone, Faith Journeys is supremely qualified to be your Christian tour operator.

With more than 100 years combined experience, the directors and management team of Faith Journeys include some of the most trusted names in the religious travel industry. Faith Journeys shares the extensive resources of Switzerland's second largest travel group with the experience and knowledge of renowned religious travel experts to deliver a comprehensive selection of competitively priced, faith-based tour packages.

Enjoy an inspirational and purposeful journey designed to enrich your faith and heed the call to "go unto the ends of the earth." Walk in the footsteps of the founders and pioneers of the Christian faith, bringing to life the Bible and Church history and teachings. Travelers with Faith Journeys are certain to return home enriched, inspired and refreshed, with a greater understanding of the roots of their faith and a strong sense of unity with their fellow travelers.

Faith Journeys will attend to the details so that growing in your faith can be the focus of your journey. Contact our office and learn how Faith Journeys is committed to making your faith journey the journey of a lifetime!

Faith Journeys
1440 S. Priest Dr. Suite 102
Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
Phone: + 1-877-732-4845
Email: kerry.young@myfaithjourneys.com
Website: www.myfaithjourneys.com

»Globus Religious Travel

The European Reformation, presented by Globus Religious Travel

11 days from Berlin to Munich featuring; Berlin, Wittenberg, Leipzig, Erfurt, Eisenach, Coburg, Worms, the Rhine Gorge, Mainz, Rothenburg, Nuremberg, Augsburg & Munich

This is a very special trip focused on Martin Luther. Start your wonderful vacation in Berlin, where you will visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church and take pictures of Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial. In Wittenberg, where Martin Luther lived and the birthplace of the Reformation, visit the Luther House; St. Mary's Church, where Luther got married and baptized his children; and Luther's Tomb in the Castle Church, where Luther launched the Reformation in 1517. Continue to Leipzig and visit the Thomaskirche, where J.S. Bach worked. Also included are visits to the Augustinian Monastery in Erfurt, where Luther lived as a monk; Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the Bible; Coburg Fortress, one of the largest surviving medieval fortresses in Germany; and the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, where original copies of the Bible can be seen.

Arrive in Worms, where the Imperial Council passed judgment on Luther in 1521. Visit the cathedral where Luther presented his case, Trinity Church, and the famed Reformation Monument. Follow Luther's footsteps to Nuremberg, the first town to accept the Reformation in 1525, and to Augsburg, where Luther and his followers proclaimed their beliefs.

Other tour highlights include a Rhine River cruise along the prettiest part of the Rhine Valley; a stop in the medieval walled town of Rothenburg, famous for its Christmas ornaments; and time in Munich, with an opportunity to see Marienplatz and its famous glockenspiel. An optional excursion to King Ludwig's Linderhof Castle and the Passion Play town of Oberammergau is also available.

This is an educational and marvelous tour sure to delight!

About Globus Religious Travel:

On a Globus Religious Travel vacation, you'll explore the roots of your faith, walk in the footsteps of your spiritual leaders, and have your most cherished beliefs come to life. We've spent 85 years creating vacations that strike the perfect balance between included planned activities and leisure time to explore on your own.

Globus family of brands
5301 South Federal Circle
Littleton, Colorado 80123, USA
Phone: + 1-877-797-8793
Email: consumervacation@globusfamily.com 
Website: www.globusfaith.com

»Goodspeed and Bach

Goodspeed is a group travel and tour planner for schools, churches and non-profit organizations. The tour consultants at Goodspeed love to travel. They bring to the company diverse backgrounds ranging from broadcasting and education to admiralty law and music management. Their goal is simple: they use their talents to create travel itineraries and special events that are off the beaten track and tailored to the interests of the traveler. They have a worldwide partnership with master chefs, artists and musicians, business and religious leaders, royal houses and government officials. This assures outstanding itineraries with handpicked guides who provide unequalled insight for your tour group. Wish to learn about Bach in his original churches in Germany? Experience flamenco in the Alhambra? Hear Wagner in Bayreuth? Go behind the scenes at the World Equestrian Games? Is your school group interested in a scavenger hunt in Athens? Has your choir always dreamed of singing in the Salzburg Cathedral? Travel should have no limits and Goodspeed will accommodate your wishes to the fullest extent possible.

Goodspeed & Bach, Inc.
33-52 81st Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372, USA
Phone: + 1-888-446-1789
Website: www.goodspeedandbach.com

»imagine Tours & Travel, LLC

imagine Tours & Travel was founded on the idea and belief that we would be a different kind of company. We are a travel organization with international partnerships that provide you with all the necessary components to assure you have an exciting, educational, enjoyable, life-changing, and unforgettable journey. We provide quality tours at reasonable prices to Europe, the Holy Land, South Africa and other parts of the world.  Our tour organizers are generally professionals such as clergy, educators, or leaders within a social, fraternal, or community organization.

As the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation approaches, we are here to help assist you with all the details of making a trip to LutherCountry a reality. We have prepared various Germany programs highlighting The Cradle of the Reformation program for you and your travelers.

imagine Tours and Travel will make your group air reservations, book specially selected hotels, and arrange for your fully escorted sightseeing. Travel daily aboard deluxe air conditioned motor coaches with the best available English & German speaking licensed guides. imagine Tours & Travel contracts all of the above services with the most reliable correspondents who are constantly re-evaluated, so that the quality of service we offer always meets our highest standards.

The ultimate purpose of imagine Tours and Travel is to honor God in all that we do. Our goals are to be a blessing to all those we work with and to be a supporting cast to those interested in Christian Travel. In everything, we want the spotlight to remain and reflect on God, not us!

"And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of the Lord Jesus, all the while giving thanks through him to God the Father." Colossians 3:17 (NLT)

It is our great pleasure to offer our services to you with the understanding that first and foremost, this is His Company, and we’re the supporting cast for His greater service.

We look forward to serving you! Contact our office today and learn how imagine Tours & Travel is committed to making your next program a trip of a lifetime!

imagine Tours & Travel
4740 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Ste. #2
Lakeland, FL 33813, USA
Phone: + 1-863-709-9208
Fax: + 1-866-262-9507
Email: info@ittworld.com
Website: www.ittworld.com

»Luther Tours

It took two millennia to create the grandeur of Christian civilization, but you can recapture its essence in one meaningful journey. One of the chief admonitions of Scripture is to remember the mighty deeds of God. CTP is taking that admonition seriously and is offering a Christian travel experience that will help you and your tour group  remember the greatest cultural achievement in history: the creation of Christian civilization.

We, at LutherTours ("LT") and Christian Travel Planners, ("CTP"), have had the privilege of providing quality Christian travel and warmhearted fellowship for individuals, families and groups for over 46 years. We specialize in custom small group travel to worldwide destinations. We have offices and affiliates  in Europe, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece, to make sure you are pampered each step along your journey. You will be surprised to learn that with CTP you can realize the benefits and savings of large tour groups with just a small group of friends, family or colleagues.

Our 46 year relationships with partners and suppliers gives us advantages that result in the best possible combination of quality, price and honest value for you, our treasured clients. CTP provides worldwide travel that invites you to explore your faith and to experience true stories of heroism and faith in the places of old that you have heard about all of your life. These spiritual treasures are the legacy to our future generations. As Winston Churchill once said, "The further backward you can look, the farther forward you can see."

Join a tour or customize your own tour with us to the destinations that you have always dreamed about!

P.O. Box 15126
Newport Beach, CA 92659
Phone: + 1-866-777-1517
Website: www.luthertours.com

»Music Contact International

Founded in 1987, Music Contact International has built a strong reputation for arranging deeply meaningful group travel experiences and providing top-quality services. We specialize in performance, cultural, and educational tours for choirs, churches, universities, and any other group of people who want to discover the world together.  With one of its founders and a senior team member hailing from Germany, Music Contact International has strong connections with the places where Martin Luther, J.S. Bach, and so many other musical and cultural giants lived and worked.  All of our tours are completely customized. We love to set up special visits, lectures, cultural exchanges, and friendship concerts to help our travelers connect with people across cultural and linguistic boundaries.  

For the past 27 years, thousands of performance ensembles, churches, and university groups have chosen Music Contact International to plan their tours. We believe that the best testament to the quality and caring service we provide is the number of loyal clients we are fortunate to have travel with us time and time again.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Music Contact International
119 S. Winooski Ave
Burlington, VT 05401, USA
Phone: + 1-800-624-0166 or 1-802-862-2200
Website: www.music-contact.com

»NAWAS International Travel

Nawas International proudly celebrates 66 years of operating inspiring and affordable Christian travel programs to Europe and the Lands of Luther, the Holy Land, the Steps of Paul in Greece and Turkey, and other destinations important to our Christian faith.

When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenberg with the stroke of his hammer, he set the Reformation in motion and changed the world. Nawas Travel invites you to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of this great event by following in Luther’s footsteps throughout Germany. Watch as the Reformation comes to life as our expert guides help you discover the history and spirit of the Great Reformer and the places and people important to our Lutheran heritage.

Family owned and operated since its founding in 1949, Nawas' management has more than 200 years combined experienced. We offer competitive prices, bargain airfares and quality hotels, and all-inclusive sightseeing with the top guides and escorts. Our tour directors are the best in the business. They have many years of experience and are deeply knowledgeable about the languages, customs, cultures, people and local history of the regions you visit—and have a love for sharing it with Americans.

There is no one better than NAWAS for helping you find great values and making your travel dreams come true. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality service and the finest travel experience possible at the most competitive prices. Plus, we offer the best tour host benefits in the industry!

Thousands of pastors and Christian leaders have organized their travel plans through Nawas. Call us toll free and we'll show you how easy it is to get started. Our experienced staff looks forward to planning your next travel adventure.

East Coast:
Mr. George Khoury
Nawas International Travel
777 Post Road, Suite 305
Darien, CT 06820-4721, USA
Phone: + 1-800-221-4984
Email: George@Nawas.com
Website: www.nawas.com
West Coast:
Mr. Sami Nawas
Nawas International Travel
1100 Alma Street, Suite 100
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3344, USA
Phone: + 1-800-288-2688
Email: Sami@Nawas.com
Website: www.nawas.com

»Nonstop Travel

Nonstop Travel was established in 1984 by Klaus & Lisa Schmitt in Santa Monica, CA and specializes in travel to Germany, Austria & Switzerland.

Our 'All European' staff has been chosen for their expertise, professionalism and friendly service. We are proud to have some of the best travel consultants 'on board', who understand your needs and are able to offer you unique itineraries due to their first hand destination knowledge. We have 10 inside employees and 20 independent contractors. Together we have travelled the world!

Why book Germany, Austria & Switzerland with Nonstop Travel? Because we are the experts for these destinations. All of our consultants are either from Germany, Austria and Switzerland or have been there multiple times. As one of the largest European specialized agencies in the country, we are invited to attend the annual travel marts in Germany and Austria to inform ourselves about what’s hot and what’s not and to make first hand contacts with hotels, tourist offices and attractions. In addition we are endorsed by the German National Tourist Board in New York as well as many other local tourist boards throughout the regions.

Let the team of Nonstop Travel bring their expertise to the table and help you plan your vacation. You too can be one of the 4000 annual clients who use our personal services to make their vacation seamless and special.

Nonstop Travel
833 W. Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90502, USA
Phone: + 1-310-324-5500
Website: www.nonstoptravel.net

»Perform International

2017 marks the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This is a monumental occasion for the Christian faith, and Perform International has created several unique programs for faith-based music ensembles. Our advisory panel including Dr. Anton Armstrong of St. Olaf College, Dr. John D. Witvliet of Calvin College, Dr. Paul Westermeyer of Luther Seminary, and Dr. Gene Peterson of Bethel University have collaborated to create meaningful experiences that include spiritual, educational and performance elements. Of course all programs also include visits to the most important historical sites associated with the start of the Reformation such as the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Wartburg Castle and Luther's Birthplace. Musical highlights include the St. Thomas Church as well as the Bach and Mendelssohn Museums in Leipzig.

Perform International
2344 Perimeter Park Drive
Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
Phone: + 1-770-220-2242
Email: info@perform-international.com
Website: www.perform-international.com

»Pilgrim Tours

Since 1987, we have been providing quality domestic and international group tours. Prior to opening Pilgrim, the owner of the company had 12 years of domestic and international tour management experience. Our courteous staff is comprised of proficient individuals, many of whom are veterans in the industry. We hold special contracts for airfare, hotel and other travel components that translate into a product of excellent value. Our tours are handled by qualified, friendly directors, safe and courteous drivers, and knowledgeable local guides who are experts on their regions. We use only deluxe motor coaches with climate control, restrooms and comfortable seats. All international accommodations are rated 4 star or higher (some custom private groups request 3-3 1/2 star accommodations), and our tour programs include the best of each region with a combination of historical, cultural, scenic and spiritual variety mixed for your enjoyment.

Our goal is to provide you with a worry free well planned schedule resulting in wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Pilgrim Tours
PO Box 268
Morgantown, PA 19543,
Phone: + 1-800-322-0788
Website: www.pilgrimtours.com

»Reformation Tours

Reformation Tours is a unique specialist Christian company that is dedicated to encouraging believers through church history-inspired travel. We'll show you Europe from a Christian perspective- a continent full of history and charm - and show you where men and women of faith gave their all to preserve the truths of faith, stand up against the decline of the church and bring the Bible to ordinary people.

  • Do you want your travel to be inspiring as well as enjoyable?
  • Do you want to know about the places you are going to and why they are important?
  • Do you want the privilege of fellowship with believers in other lands?
  • Do you want time to reflect and pray and not just rush from site to site?
  • Are you looking for quality and great service?

Wonderful! Our company is here for you, offering fully customizable tours for any size group.   

Reformation Tours, LLC
P.O. Box 854
Belleville, IL 62222,
Phone: + 1-800-303-5534
Website: www.reformationtours.com

»Tour Resource Consultants

TRC produces exciting, custom tours for choirs, bands and orchestras, and other college, church, and high school groups traveling in the U.S. or anywhere else around the world.  We work with our clients to create wonderful journeys, unique to each group member’s interests, passions, and desires and filled with life-changing experiences...creating memories that last a lifetime. 

TRC staff and global partners bring decades of experience and expertise to planning and conducting your tour.  Most TRC staff members have dedicated their entire careers to serving travelers.  Unrivaled in all areas of group travel, we know the finest educational and cultural experiences the world has to offer. ...And discover new ones on every tour. 

After more than 25 years in business, we maintain an A+ BBB rating and consistently receive high reviews and recommendations from our tour clients.
Visit our website to find out more...and to complete our online proposal request form to receive a customized itinerary and cost estimate for your tour.
Since 1995.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.  Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore.  Dream.  Discover.”
– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  (Quoting his mother.)

Tour Resource Consultants LCC
12440 W. 62nd Terrace
Shawnee, KS 66216, USA
Email: info@tourresource.com
Website: www.TourResource.com

»Trans World Travel

Are you looking for an experienced travel company to arrange your pilgrimage tour?

Or a customized itinerary for an educational group?

Or someone who can arrange prestigious venues for a concert tour for your choir or band?

At Trans World Travel we are experts in this specialized field of travel and tourism. After all, we've been sending groups all over the world under our care since 1947!

Trans World Travel
734 Central Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035, USA

Phone: + 1-800-323-8158
Website: www.transworldtravel.com

»Value Holidays

Value Holidays is the premiere worldwide custom tour operator. We use our experience to shape unforgettable memories for your group custom tour. We focus on providing responsibly priced, high-quality tour services personalized for our worldwide clientele. Our 35+ years of experience and relationships with worldwide associates will ensure your group a top-quality custom tour, free of challenges often experienced when using less experienced tour operators with limited worldwide contacts. When you travel with Value Holidays you simply get more – customized itineraries, quality hotels, experience and great value!

Detailed Travel Itineraries

We develop and operate travel itineraries that provide the optimum blend of educational, professional and recreational experiences according to the goals and desires of your group. We are complete, thorough and professional in planning your travel itinerary for the daily needs of your group, down to the smallest detail. We carefully design and choreograph a travel itinerary with a refreshing mix of sightseeing, leisure, adventure and culture. You'll experience spectacular scenery and exciting events other travelers only dream about. Every detail of your itinerary is handled seamlessly.

Value Holidays
10224 N Port Washington Rd
Mequon, WI 53092, USA
: + 1-800-558-6850
Website: www.valhol.com

»Witte Travel & Tours

With more than 40 years of experience, Witte Tours excels at custom-designing unique, memorable itineraries for pastors and their congregations, religious organizations, universities, and choral groups who desire to add a spiritual dimension to their travels. Each Witte Tour is a made-to-order combination of religious and touristic activities, skillfully arranged to meet your group's specific goals and budget. Our background knowledge of Reformation destinations as well as our personal connections to these people and places will ensure that your pilgrimage is a blessing on every level.

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are staffed by a team of friendly, experienced travel professionals who are dedicated to sharing the world with others. Our typical process for planning a tour begins with a conversation between you and one of our Group Travel Specialists to determine the goals and budget of your group. From there, we'll develop a formal proposal which includes a planned itinerary, details on trip inclusions, and pricing and payment options. Our services include:

  • Personalized, full-color brochures with registration forms
  • The convenience of online registration
  • All arrangements for flights, land transportation, accommodations, sightseeing and special events
  • Full breakfast daily and other meals according to your needs
  • Accounting services including individual billing, all major credit cards accepted
  • Arrangements for individuals to extend their stays, visit other destinations, and/or depart from different cities

And to ensure that everything runs smoothly, every Witte Tour is led by a multi-lingual European tour manager with exceptional organizational skills who is well-equipped to handle every detail.

For choral groups who wish to incorporate Reformation history into a performance tour, Witte can expertly blend Luther sites with a variety of concert opportunities in notable venues.

Give us a call or request a proposal to let us know what you have in mind for your next tour—we are eager to hear from you!

Witte Travel & Tours
3250 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512, USA
Phone: + 1-800 469-4883
Website: www.wittetours.com/Luther