Tours

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Monarchs in Mexico 10 days January 28-February 8, 2025

How far do the butterflies have to fly to get to this spot in Mexico? Why are butterflies important to the ecosystem? Why was Chapultepec Castle important? What is the significance of the Avenue of the Dead in Teotihuacan? Who is Frida Kahlo and why is she famous? Discover the answers to all these questions and more by joining us on a family group tour to Mexico City and Cerro Pelon to experience the annual butterfly migration!

On our family-oriented tour, you will:
Hear what the wings of millions of monarch butterflies sound like.
Explore three butterfly sanctuaries in Mexico.
Learn about the migration patterns of the monarch butterfly.
Tour an avocado farm and learn about the challenges facing farmers.
Learn how to cook an authentic Mexican dish.
See floating gardens at Xochimilco.
Visit the Frida Kahlo Museum.
Walk through one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Mexico City.
Experience Teotihuacan, a pre-Aztec city including pyramids.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Costa Rica 10 day February 18-28, 2025

What is a cloud forest? How many species of birds are in Costa Rica? When was the last volcanic eruption? Where can we see monkeys? How fast do sloths move? What is the tallest waterfall in the country? What does "Pura Vida" mean? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour in Costa Rica!

Think Costa Rica is only national parks? Think again! When you are on our kid-friendly, the family-oriented tour you will:
● Sample fresh Costa Rican coffee.
● Learn about the diverse wildlife in Costa Rica.
● Feel the spray from a waterfall.
● Zipline through the treetops or take a relaxing horseback ride.
● See jaguars, hummingbirds and tree frogs.
● Discover how chocolate and coffee is grown.
● Visit some of the world famous national parks.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 15

Idyllic Italy 10 day September 2-12, 2025

What is the significance of Venetian masks? What is the history of gondolas in Venice? What is the big horse race that happens in Siena? What is unique about Cinque Terre? How is olive oil made? How old is the city of Florence? What is the Tuscany region known for? How many varieties of grapes are grown for Italian wines? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next family group tour in Italy!

Think Italy is only about pasta and wine? Think again! When you are on our kid-friendly, the family-oriented tour you will:
● Sample authentic Italian gelato.
● Observe how olive oil is made and processed.
● See original works of art by Michelangelo.
● Feel the heat while watching professional glass blowers.
● Savor the taste of freshly made pasta dishes.
● Walk the streets of a medieval fortress city.
● Take in the beauty of the Tuscan landscapes.
● Stand in awe of the architecture and scenic alleyways in every city.
● See the city from the top of the London Eye.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 15

English Gardens and More - 10 Days

How many gardens are at Blenheim Palace, home of Winston Churchill? What is the oldest botanical garden in England? What was the name of the castle where the TV series Downton Abbey was filmed? What makes the White Cliffs of Dover white? What is a psychic garden? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you join us for this gardens and parks (and a few castles) tour of England during our English Gardens tour!

Think England is only about high tea and double decker buses? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● Wander through the oldest botanical garden in England.
● Explore castles and their gardens.
● Sample fish and chips.
● Visit the site of filming for a famous TV series and the beautiful gardens on the castle grounds.
● Take an afternoon tea bus tour through London.
● Walk through St. James Park to watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.
● Learn about royal horses, coaches and carriages at the Royal Mews.
● Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 15

Lavender Fields of France 10 Days July 16-26, 2025

Which gardens is also the largest open air sculpture museum in the world? Which French garden was the first to be influenced by the Italian Baroque style? Who said "I perhaps owe becoming a painter to flowers"? What kinds of Japanese influences can be found in Monet's Garden? Where is the oldest botanical garden in France? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you join us for this gardens and parks (and a few castles) tour of France!

Think France is only about croissants in Paris? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● Wander through the elegance of the Palace of Versailles and its gardens.
● Observe how French pastries are made.
● Sample a fresh croissant.
● Visit the oldest botanical garden in France.
● Smell the scent of lavender on the breeze in the fields of Provence.
● Learn the science behind how perfume is made.
● Tour a monastery and gardens.
● Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 15

Heather Hills of Scotland - 10 Days

What is heather used for? What town is considered the happiest place in Scotland? How cold is the water in Loch Ness? How old are the gardens at Holyrood Palace? How often are sheepdog trials held? What is the history of falconry in Scotland? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you join us for this gardens and parks (and a few castles) tour of Scotland!

Think Scotland is only about the Loch Ness monster? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● Wander through the oldest botanical garden in Scotland.
● Observe the heather covered hills of the Highlands.
● Listen to traditional music at a local pub.
● Visit a farm to learn about sheep and Highland cows.
● Take a boat tour on Loch Ness.
● Enjoy an afternoon tea at Edinburgh Castle.
● Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow.
● Feel the wind in your face on the Isle of Skye.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Belgian Gardens and Brussels Flower Carpet 10 Days August 8-18, 2024

How many variety of roses are in the Rose Garden at Coloma? What is the oldest botanical garden in Belgium? How many botanical gardens are there in Belgium? What makes Belgian chocolate special? Which artist has a hidden tribute painting at the Castle of the Counts in Ghent? What is the Atomium? What percentage of the world's diamonds go through Antwerp? Find out the answers to these questions and more when you join us for this gardens and parks (and a few castles) tour of Belgium during the Brussels Flower Carpet display which only happens every 2 years!

Think Belgium is only about chocolate? Think again! When you are on our family-friendly tour you will:
● Wander through the Rose Garden of Coloma, the most comprehensive rose garden in the world.
● Observe how Belgian chocolate is made.
● Sample a fresh Belgian waffle with all the fixings.
● Visit the oldest botanical garden in Belgium.
● Take a boat tour through the canals of Antwerp.
● Walk the halls of a medieval castle.
● Learn about the diamond trade in Antwerp.
● Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in the country.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 20

Tulip Time in the Netherlands (10 Days) April 8-18, 2025 and April 22-May 2, 2025

What is the connection between the Netherlands and the Pilgrims? Who is the “cheese father” and what is his job? How many tulip bulbs are planted at Keukenhof Garden each year? Is the correct name: Holland or the Netherlands? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our 2024 Netherlands family group tour!

On our family-friendly tour you will:
Visit Kuekenhof Garden’s lovely flower displays.
Experience history at the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
Sample different cheeses at the oldest and biggest cheese market in the Netherlands.
Enjoy a relaxing boat tour through the “Venice of the Netherlands” in Giethoorn.
See original paintings by one of the most famous Dutch painters at the Van Gogh Museum.
Watch the process of creating hand painted ceramic pieces at the Royal Delft Factory.
Eat an authentic stroopwafel.
Listen to the sounds of windmills and craftsmen using traditional methods to create various goods.

Duration
10 days
Group Size
8 to 16

Reformation Tour in Germany 10 Days June 17-27, 2025 and September 24-October 4, 2025

What was life like during Luther’s time? How was Martin Luther able to stay at Wartburg Castle for so long without being discovered? Where are Martin and Katie Luther buried? What did music in Luther’s time period sound like? Why is Bach considered to be such a remarkable composer? Discover the answer to all of these questions and more by joining us on our next Lutheran Heritage family group tour in Germany!

Think church history is boring? Think again! When you are on our family-oriented tour you will:
Hear the amazing acoustics in beautiful churches.
Feel the breeze and take in the views from Wartburg Castle overlooking the countryside and town of Eisenach .
Sit in the church in Wittenberg where Martin Luther preached.
Enjoy German food and have a beer in an authentic Biergarten.
Smell the flowers at the oldest botanical garden in Germany.
Eat like in Luther’s time at the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt, where Martin Luther studied.
Listen to Bach pieces played on authentic instruments from his time period at the Bach Haus in Eisenach.
See the differences between Luther’s design of the first Lutheran church in Torgau.
Visit the burial place of Katie Luther in St. Mary’s Church in Torgau.
Learn about what life was like in the time of Luther at the Luther 1517 - Wittenberg 360° exhibit.
Walk the streets of Eisleben where Martin Luther was born and died.