2017-2018 Faith-Based and Special Interest Programs

To receive further information about any of these travel opportunities, please make an inquiry to travel@semint.com or call 800.541.7506.

Along the Viking Trail: Iceland, Norway & Sweden, May 13-24, 2017      Tour Number: T#4820 Sponsored by Concordia University, St. Paul Alumni Association Hosted by English and Journalism Professor Eric Dregni
Explore Reykjavik, Bergen, Norway's Fjord Country, Oslo and Stockholm. Highlight includes partaking in Syttende Mai celebrations in Bergen. Click here to university website for further details.

Incarnation Lutheran Choir Tour to Norway & Sweden, June 13-24 2017      Tour Number: T#4832 Program leadership by Dave Ellison, Director of Worship & Music, Shoreview, Minnesota
Experience the beauty and history of Trondheim, Bergen, Norway’s Fjord county, and Sweden’s lovely capital city of Stockholm. Participation by invitation only.

A Pilgrimage to Germany, September 12-22, 2017      Tour Number: T#4928Program leadership by Pastor Paul and Rhoda Pfotenhauer
Celebrate the Reformation Jubilee and discover a historically and culturally rich part of Europe for which many of us have roots of both faith and ancestry. This itinerary offers three nights in the city of Wittenberg to learn about and celebrate this historical event, along with visits to historic and beautiful cities of former East Germany: Leipzig, Wittenberg, Erfurt, Eisenach, Dresden and Berlin. Limited space available.

Pilgrimage to Scotland, September 24 - October 4, 2017      Tour Number: T#4771Hosted by Rev. Sally Johnson, Hennepin Ave. United Methodist Church, Minneapolis and Rev. Pam Serdar, Richfield United Methodist Church, Richfield, Minnesota
Discover the amazing natural beauty of Scotland while learning about the history of the Methodist church, visiting Holy Isle, Aviemore, Stirling, Pitlochry, Inverness, Isles of Skye and Iona. Now taking waitlist.

Always Amazing Italy, Incarnation Lutheran Church, September 25-October 6, 2017      Tour Number: T#4834Hosted by Rev. Lynda Thompson, recently retired from Incarnation Lutheran Church, Shoreview, Minnesota
Experience the history, art and architecture of Italy’s grand cities of Rome and Florence. Discover the Umbria hilltop town of Assisi where St. Francis lived and established the Franciscan Order. Explore by foot and train the beauty of the Cinque Terre with a three-night stay in Monterosso al Mare. Now taking waitlist.

Ireland Throughout the Ages, October 1-12, 2017      Tour Number: T#4831Sponsored by Gustavus Adolphus College Alumni Study Tour Hosted by Dr. Kevin Byrne, Professor Emeritus in History
Discover the fascinating history and natural wonders of Ireland including visits to Dublin, Glendalough, Kilkenny, Dingle, Galway and the Aran Islands. Click here to college website for further details. Now taking waitlist.

Discovering Barcelona, Basque Country, Northern Spain and Portugal, October 12-23, 2017      Tour Number: T#4958Program leadership by Historian and Educator, Dave Bredemus
Join Dave Bredemus on another European travel adventure for both the first-time and seasoned traveler. Experience a custom-designed travel experience from Barcelona on Spain’s Mediterranean coast to the Atlantic coast of Northern Spain and Portugal, revealing the scenic and cultural contrasts of the countries sharing the Iberian Peninsula. Now taking waitlist.

A Journey of Faith and Discovery: The Holy Land Today, October 25-November 7, 2017      Tour Number: T#4954Program leadership by Rev. Lindy Purdy, Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN and Mike & Marcia Bussey
This is an encore travel experience by these leaders after tours in 2013 and 2015 to the Holy Land. The itinerary features unique experiences for the second-time visitor to Israel and Palestine along with the highlights for those visiting for the first time. Now taking waitlist.

Discover Cuba aboard the Celestyal Crystal, November 2-10, 2017
Cruise to the historic ports of Havana, Cienfuegos and Santiago de Cuba      Tour Number: T#4963
Program leadership by Historian and Educator, Dave Bredemus
Explore Cuba and experience the diversity of its riches on a 7-night cruise around Cuba in the Caribbean Sea. This cruise is a unique all-inclusive experience to explore the history, landscapes and culture in a comfortable travel environment with daily shore excursions hosted by local guides. The first night is at an all-inclusive resort in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Cruise departs from Montego Bay with ports of call at Havana, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos. Now taking waitlist.

Favorite Treasures of Ancient Greece, April 17-28, 2018       Tour Number: T#4999Sponsored by Gustavus Adolphus College Alumni and Friends, Hosted by English Professors of the Classics, William and Patricia Freiert.
Explore ancient Greek history and culture and learn about the artistic and political history of the “Cradle of Civilization”. This 12-day custom-created study tour combines learning, exploring, leisure, lecture, food and arts, led by faculty experts. Click here to college website for further details. Registration opens June 2017.

Scenic and Historic Scandinavia: Reykjavik, Bergen and Stockholm, May 12-21, 2018      Tour Number: T#4975Hosted by Rev. Craig Breimhorst and Bishop Steve Delzer
Tour begins with a stay in Iceland with an exploration of the many natural wonders found there and continues to Bergen, Norway's spectacular Fjord Country and ends in Stockholm, Sweden’s beautiful capital city. Highlight includes partaking in Syttende Mai celebrations in Bergen. Registration opens summer 2017.

Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church Senior Choir Tour to Bergen, Stockholm and Helsinki, May 14-23, 2018      Tour Number: T#4972Program leadership by Mark Ertl, Director of Worship and Music
Experience the beauty of Bergen, Norway's Fjord Country and Stockholm, a city surrounded by water, forests and parks. Sail on overnight ferry to the charming capital city of Helsinki, Finland for two-days to explore before returning home. Highlight includes partaking in Syttende Mai celebration while in Bergen. Participation by invitation only and now taking waitlist.

Discovering Lutheran Heritage in Germany, June 13-23, 2018      Tour Number: T#4984Hosted by Rev. Jill Rode, Saint Anthony Park Lutheran Church & Dr. Hans Wiersma, Professor of Religion, Augsburg College
Learn about the culture and people which gave rise to the tradition of reformers of church, education and government. Stay three nights at Colleg Wittenberg, a Lutheran guest house and study center steps away from Wittenberg’s Town Church. Two-night stays in Berlin, Dresden and Nuremberg with visits of Leipzig and Bamberg. Registration opens August 2017.

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