Enrichment travel takes on a special meaning when itineraries contribute to self-development, nurturing body, mind and soul. Our philosophy of Divine Indwelling is based on communion with God, humanity, and the universe. In designing spiritual and mystic itineraries, we bring travelers closer to the peoples of the world, regardless of creed and ethnicity. And we achieve our greatest satisfaction: making our travelers happy, returning home with a sense of renewal.
In the rich Catholic tradition, journeys include Catholic shrines in Spain, Italy, France, Ireland and Mexico as well as Benedictine abbeys and Marian sites regarded as miraculous spots, like Lourdes in France and Medugorge in Bosnia. Pilgrimages overlap into cultural enrichment, as in the case of Camino de Santiago, Mary Magdalene’s path in southern France, and Semana Santa in Seville.
In a more holistic approach, our journeys cater to those looking for communion with Mother Earth, ecumenism, healing, and soul-elevation. New in 2016-2017 are: Sedona and the Canyons, Santa Fe & Taos, Yucatan’s Mayan heritage, mystic India and Celtic lands.
2016-2017 SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS
The following itineraries comprise a combined historical, cultural, and gastronomical perspective, led by travel experts, professors, journalists, and travel guides who are also accredited in Europe as international itinerary guides. CONTACT US NOW FOR OTHER DEPARTURE DATES!
CROATIA, SLOVENIA & BOSNIA with MEDUGORGE
This is a life changing experience to many due to the scenic beauty of the region and the serenity and awe they experience at the site where Mother Mary appeared to the town peasants. Interaction with local families, sharing in a spiritual brotherhood/sisterhood. Rare opportunity of a visit to the Bosnian countryside for this spirituality experience regarded by many as a miraculous site. The fast-paced excursion (spanning 3 countries as they are very close) also visits Eastern Europe’s UNESCO world heritage sites, Dalmatian Coast, medieval walled cities and fortresses, breathtaking waterfalls and ancient caves. Includes a boat ride through Croatia’s majestic fjords, Slavic cuisine and music.
VENICE TO ROME: SAINTS’ PATH
The splendor of Venice, Florence and Rome combined with Tuscan region, Pisa and religious sites like Assisi, Siena and Padua. Incl. 10 meals.
ST. ANTHONY’S PADUA & NORTHERN ITALY
Roundtrip Milan. Visit Italian Lakes Region, Venice, Modena, Ferrara, Bolonia, and Padua, including St. Anthony’s Shrine.
SANCTUARIES & ITALIAN ART
Includes Florence, Milan, Padua. In Cascia, we stop at the home of St. Rita, known as the “Saint of the Impossible”, where you can join a candlelight procession. You also visit famous basilicas, home to Eucharistic miracles. Other spiritual experiences include Siena, Assisi and the relics of St. Anthony of Padua.
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO / NORTHERN SPAIN
Visiting Spain’s northern coastal region, from the Basque Country, magnificent art capital Bilbao, Asturia and Galicia provinces. Camino a Santiago, with an experienced local guide, will be done in part, staying in centuries old village houses with local families who will cook for you and provide you the essentials to walk to spectacular, medieval Santiago de Compostela and discover the relics of St. James the Apostle. This is a cultural, historical, gastronomical journey AND a life-changing spiritual renewal doing the Walk!
PORTUGAL TO LOURDES (France) with CAMINO
3 countries; starts Lisbon, ends Madrid. This journey brings you the partial walk to Santiago de Compostela with a local guide who will drive you through small villages in Galicia. Includes most important sanctuaries from Portugal, Spain and France -Fatima, Santiago, Burgos, Saragossa, Madrid, and Lourdes. Fly to Rome extension isoptional, 3-4 days.
IRELAND: Mystics, Catholics & Christian Reformers
Roundtrip Dublin. Path of St. Patrick, Kerry, Killarney, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Belfast and medieval towns.
MYSTIC ENGLAND & WALES
Roundtrip London. Explores London in-depth, the Wales lakes region, mystic Stonehenge, and key English cities and towns.
NEW! SPRING-FALL 2017 SMALL-GROUP CUSTOMIZED JOURNEYS
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SOUTHERN FRANCE & MARY MAGDALENE
Learn about Mary Magdalene’s Gospel, her teachings, sites where she spent time with apostles. Also a cultural enrichment journey visiting Provence, Avignon, Arles. Optional excursion to French Riviera. Round trip Paris.
SEMANA SANTA IN SEVILLE
MEXICO: GUADALUPE & MAYAN MYSTICISM
In-depth history of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego as well as the Indians’ conversion/transitions. Visit to Teotihuacan’s Pyramids are archeologically and spiritually rich, with a local guide expert on Mayan mysticism and practices. Option to add a balloon ride over the pyramids’ region and shaman meeting. 5 star hotel.
U.S. NATIVE SPIRITUALITY: SANTA FE & TAOS
This is a US cultural heritage journey where you will learn about natives’ mysticism, rituals and practices, and you will interact with shamans and the locals. It is a small-group, customized journey focusing on native culture as well as the famous arts scene in Santa Fe (including museums and trendy art galleries).
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SEDONA & THE CANYONS
Contemplation…Energy renewal…Mindfulness…Wellness. Sedona is world-famous as a positive, high energy world site, a land unique with earth vortexes. The spiritual journey provides ample free time to spend time in these energy renewal centers, learn from local natives, engage in yoga and/or meditation as well as Indian rituals, and use spa wellness practices in a 5-star resort. It is also a fitness, adventure journey that visits the Grand Canyon and nearby Red Rock country. You stay in a deluxe venue yet ride in jeeps or trek. You experience the US majestic peaks of the Southwest, bathe in nature splendor, learn of our rich American culture and engage in unique rituals. Option to include Canyons train. This is such an enrichment experience that we highly recommend an 8 day stay. And our pre-trip gatherings will cover mindfulness techniques being highly sought in the U.S. and the world.
INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Royal splendor, scenic routes and spirituality practices explored in-depth. Visiting Delhi, Jaipur, Amber, most important pilgrimage sites and ancient towns on the way. Option to extend to exotic Kathmandu, Jhansi, Orcha, Varanasi, Patan for more thorough exploration.
THAILAND & CAMBODIA
This is a cultural enrichment as well as a spirituality journey that focuses on Indonesia’s rich religious heritage. Includes majestic Bangkok, Siem Reap via plane, boat rides through canals for people-to- people interaction, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Siam Reap, ancient temple towns and famous Ankor Wat in Cambodia. Breathtaking sunset at major temple and dining with heritage sites’ view. Includes most meals.
Note: Rates posted summer 2016; may vary slightly in 2017. Call us for specific dates and group size.