European Highlights Tour

 

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a Trip of a lifetime

The 2017 European Highlights Tour includes sites of Anabaptist history, the stunning natural beauty of the Alps, a concentration camp from WWII, castles and palaces, the perfectly preserved medieval town of Rothenberg, cathedrals, and the beautiful little canal town of Giethoorn — among many other sights.

Marvin Mast and Golden Rule Travel have done over thirty European Tours since 1980. We are pleased to again have Lewis Overholt as our tour guide this year. Lewis served in Germany for over 40 years as a pastor, mission church planter, and evangelist. He was serving in Berlin during the building of the Berlin Wall in 1961. His interests include cross-cultural communication and he speaks German fluently. He is well versed in Anabaptist History, as well as European culture, practice, and history. He has led many tours throughout the past 40 years and traveled extensively in Western Europe. He and his wife Mary have retired in Harrisonburg, Virginia but have children and grandchildren in Berlin, Germany.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Chicago to Holland via Denmark on Scandinavian Airlines
  • Days 2-4: Holland - (Corrie Ten Boom House; Village of Menno Simons; Flower Auction, Northern Dike, Friesland countryside, Wooden Shoe Shop & Windmills in old Dutch Village; Old Fishing Village, Volendam; Giethoorn, little Venice of Holland; etc.)
  • Days 5-8: Germany & France - (Cologne Cathedral; Rhine River Cruise; Medieval Town of Rothenberg; overnight in the Mont Sainte Odile Monastery; Struthof Concentration Camp;)
  • Days 9-12: Switzerland - (in Zurich, Conrad Grebel House; Grossmunster Cathedral, Limmat River; Emmental Valley - Haslebacher House, Trachelwald castle, Cheese plant, Funkhauser Farm, Paragliding off of a high mountain into Interlaken Valley (optional cost); Swiss Folklore Dinner, Cable car trip up Mt Schilthorn in the Alps; etc.)
  • Days 13-15: Rome - (St. Peter's Basilica; The Coliseum; The Catacombs; Capitol Hill; Piazza Navona; Pantheon, etc.)
  • Day 16: Rome to Chicago

See full brochure for more details and full itinerary: Full Brochure

Your trip includes

  • Round trip airfare from Chicago to Amsterdam, Holland and return to Chicago from Rome, Italy.
  • Breakfast and dinner daily.
  • Airport transfers and transportation by private deluxe motor coach throughout the tour.
  • Accommodations in tourist hotels based on double occupancy. Add $950 for single room.
  • Services of tour guide, Lewis Overholt.
  • Rhine River cruise.
  • All entrance fees as specified in itinerary.
  • Alpine cable car lift and train tickets in Switzerland.

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