Europe

Europe is so rich in culture that as a traveller you get to walk amidst living history.  With different countries just a few hours away, you’ll come across amazing sites, food and people.  The country side scenes are breathtaking, and the cities are bustling with energy.

At Selah, we put together tours in Europe to give either people an opportunity to travel with like-minded people and tours that are rich in Christian history. Let the Christian History come to life through a European Bible tour.

Walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther and even C.S. Lewis.  Most years we’ll have a Reformation Tour, led by a Christian tour leader with advanced historical and theological expertise.

We’ve also created unique opportunities like Faith and Food Italy, where you experience the country in depth and have time to pause and reflect.

Check out the range of travel opportunities below.

AVAILABLE TRIPS

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04 July 2020

Selah is partnering with Collette to bring this incredible Alpine Explorer Tour by the Glacier Express Train. Breathtaking Alpine scenery awaits as you travel through Italy, Switzerland, Austria and Germany. From amazing views to the dramatic Passion Play, experience wonders only found in the heart of Europe.

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11 Days $6699
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10 May 2020

Travel as a group of Salvos to the Holy Land and walk where Jesus walked. Then continue to the village of Oberammergau in Bavaria, Germany to enjoy the once in a decade Passion Play. You don’t have to be a member of the Salvation Army to join the tour.

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16 Days $7649
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02 May 2020
Join Pastors Troy & Edwina Blar following the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul and John, reliving their gospel ministry through Asia Minor, now modern day Greece and Turkey. Finish the tour with tickets to the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany, an event only held every 10 years.

Following the footsteps of Apostles with an amazing tour in Greece and Turkey ending in Oberammergau for the 2020 Passion Play.

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16 Days $5899
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18 July 2020

Join Ken & Danielle Allen on a Reformation tour through Netherlands, Germany & Switzerland accompanying the Oberammergau 2020 Passion play experience.

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19 Days $7599
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12 September 2019

Hosted by Graeme and Helen McClimont this wonderful Biblical tour of Jordan, Israel and Palestine is sure to be a once in a lifetime experience.

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15 Days $
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30 June 2020

Tread up the stone steps and down the grand boulevards of Italy’s capitals – the pavement café culture, enchanting Renaissance frescoes and incredible feats of classic architecture are all must-see highlights of this leisurely jaunt through the cities of Rome, Assisi and Venice. Explore the centuries-old Rialto food market, admire the embrace of Bologna’s Kissing Towers and enjoy 3 glorious nights in a Tuscan Villa. Continue through to Austria and onto Oberammergau to experience the once in a decade Passion Play. An experience not to be missed.

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15 Days $7999
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04 August 2020

The Protestant Reformation is a movement that has shaped Christian faith and life in ways that remain critical and relevant for today. We invite you to participate in a unique tour which will enable you to engage with the vital biblical truths rediscovered at the Reformation as well as experience the world famous Passion Play in Oberammergau.

Discover the life and work of great heroes of faith such as Martin Luther, John Calvin, Johannes Gutenberg, and Ulrich Zwingli, and be inspired and encouraged in your own faith.

The tour commences in Germany’s vibrant capital city of Berlin. The following days will be spent exploring the picturesque and historic Luther towns of Wittenberg and Erfurt, as well as enjoying a relaxing morning cruise on the beautiful Rhine River. After some shopping in the medieval town of Rothenburg we will visit the fascinating city of Nuremberg, site of many important events associated with World War 2. We will then travel to Oberammergau for the Passion Play ( a play that is only held every 10 years and has been running since the 1600s). Continue to Switzerland to experience the history and beauty of Zurich and Geneva, key cities for the Swiss Reformation and the work of Calvin, Zwingli and the Anabaptist movement.

17 Days $6499
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Apr-Oct 2019*

This 14-day tour is a great opportunity to see the historical sites of Turkey that are glorious!  Staying in first class hotels, and travelling with a private air-conditioned coach, this tour starts in Istanbul and takes you around the highlights of Turkey at a generous pace.  The tour includes visiting Gallipoli, walking the marble streets of Ephesus, sightseeing the lime cascades formed by hot mineral springs in Pamukkale and so much more. With local tour guides that are passionate about their countries history, this is a very convenient and cost-effective way to travel Turkey. Maximum of 34 passengers on any tour.

Departs every Thursday from April-October except 4 April, 20 June, 11/25 July, 8/22 August and 31 October.

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15 Days $2699.00
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20 October 2019

A journey to the centre of the Reformation. Follow in the path of Martin Luther and the Reformation, on your 11 day tailored trip through the Czech Republic and Germany.  Your pilgrimage will take you to Wittenberg where Luther posted his 95 Theses, and many other sites culminating in Mainz where Luther stood before the Diet of Worms.

This tour is operated by Trafalgar Tours and Selah has 10 places on the tour.

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11 Days $2675
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14 May 2020

Join us on an authentic and rustic trip of Italy exploring the faith journeys of the early saints with God’s heart for family and community through food.

We will visit the sites of Rome, spend time in the beauty and charm of Assisi learning about the faith walk, lifestyle of worship and love of St Francis and St Clare as well as connect with locals. This will be followed by time at a Sanctuary in the Italian hills before making our way South.

We will arrive in the Tuscany region, our stay for the next 5 days on a ‘Foodie Retreat’ led by Sophie Stokes of ‘In Sofia’s Kitchen’.

This trip has been created to bring a mixture of discovery, reflection and food adventure combining the delights of Italy.

About the ‘Foodie Retreat’ – Tuscany region
Our time in the Tuscany region is filled with cooking workshops, food walking tours and learning from the locals.  You will get a chance to explore, taste and have a go yourself. If you love provincial country living, deliciously good food and immersing yourself in another culture this will be for you.

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12 Days $0
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06 September 2019
Join us on an authentic trip of Greece exploring the ancient sites of Athens and visit the island of Crete where we will connect with God’s heart for family and community through food. We will start in Athens where we will spend some time in this ancient city visiting the acropolis and Parthenon Temple. Other sites will include Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul famously spoke during his time in Athens and a visit to the ancient city of Corinth.

Join us on an authentic trip of Greece exploring the ancient sites of Athens and visit the island of Crete where we will connect with God’s heart for family and community through food.

We will start in Athens where we will spend some time in this ancient city visiting the acropolis and Parthenon Temple. Other sites will include Mars Hill where the Apostle Paul famously spoke during his time in Athens and a visit to the ancient city of Corinth.

We will spend 6 days based on the beautiful island of Crete where we will have time for reflection and a foodie adventure. Sophie Stokes, of ‘In Sofia’s Kitchen’ will join and lead us through our foodie adventure connecting with locals and experiencing the authenticity of Greek culture and family way of life.

An additional extension to this trip is a 4-day cruise around the Greek Island visiting Ephesus, Patmos, Rhodes and Santorini.

This trip has been created to bring a mixture of discovery, reflection and food adventure.

About the ‘Foodie Adventure’ – Island of Crete

Our time on the island of Crete is filled with cooking workshops, food walking tours, relaxing by crystal waters of the island and learning from the locals. You will get a chance to explore, taste and have a go yourself. If you love provincial country living, deliciously good food and immersing yourself in another culture this will be for you. We will also get an opportunity to connect with local Christians over dinner.

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14 Days $4149
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04 May 2020

The Reformation was a time when the great truths of Justification by Faith alone, and the Bible as the Word of God, were rediscovered by Christians throughout Europe. This tour will explore how the Reformation spread to Scotland and England in the 16thCentury, how it led to the Evangelical Revival in the 18thCentury, and how it continues to have an impact in the global church today.

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17 Days $7995
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07 May 2020

Here’s a fantastic opportunity to travel with like-minded people and attend the once-a-decade renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. The play itself is a powerful and deeply moving religious experience. There is a rich 400-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play.  Our tour is designed to help us better appreciate this context and join our thanks to those offered by all the generations that have gone before us. This tour also takes advantage of the European spring season, with the beauty and mild weather.  There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy some of the great German-speaking cities of central Europe – Berlin, Dresden and Vienna; experiencing the life, culture, religion and history of these cities.

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13 Days $5499
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20 August 2020
Sail through Central Europe's splendid capitals and charming towns in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany inlcuding tickets to the Oberammergau Passion Play.

Sail through Central Europe’s splendid capitals and charming towns in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Then travel to the Bavarian village of Oberammergau for the performance of the Passion Play. Performed once a decade, the Passion Play is a stunning theatrical event with a history dating back to 1634. The perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and inspiration, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience.

The river cruise begins in Budapest, then sets sail for Bratislava, the Slovakian capital. Continue to Vienna, the world’s most livable city before continuing to Linz and the cobblestones streets of Passau. After docking in Innsbruck you will have 2 nights there before driving to Oberammergau for the Passion Play performance.

Continue to Munich for the conclusion of the tour.

 

Archdeacon Emeritus Ray McInnes and his wife Glenys have had over forty years’ experience serving the Anglican Church in Parish Ministry. Ray and Glenys both retired from full time work last year. Ray was previously the Vicar at the Albert Park parish for 12 years during which time they successfully led four Christian pilgrimages and tours overseas.

They have a passion for travel and enjoy sharing new experiences and places with fellow travellers. Their daily reflections in this context often become a highlight of the journeys they lead. As always, their contribution to the journey is teamed with the marvellous support and planning of the Mission Travel/Selah Team.

Ray and Glenys recently cruised the River Danube and look forward to revisiting with fellow travellers this beautiful part of the world and adding to it the famous Passion Play at Oberammergau staged only once every ten years.

 

The Very Revd Dr Andreas Loewe has been Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, since 2012. He is passionate about people, and prays that the Cathedral may be a place where many can experience the transforming love of God.

Andreas’ academic research centres on theology, as well as ecclesiastical and music history. He enjoys thinking about the Bible and Theology, in particular the way in which Scripture can be communicated through music, and has published widely in the fields of ecclesiastical history and music.

He is a Fellow and Lecturer at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Prior to coming to St Paul’s Cathedral, Andreas was Senior Chaplain of Trinity College, The University of Melbourne, and Gavan Senior Lecturer in Theology at Trinity College Theological School, the University of Divinity, where he taught undergraduates and graduates, and mentored students preparing for Anglican ministry.

Andreas grew up in Germany and was educated in the United Kingdom. He is widely travelled, especially throughout Europe, fluent in German, and takes great pleasure in introducing people to his homeland.

 

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11 Days $6620
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Oberammergau Passion Play 2020
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June, July, Aug

Here’s a fantastic opportunity for independent travellers to attend the once-a-decade renowned Oberammergau Passion Play. The play itself is a powerful and deeply moving religious experience. There is a rich 400-year history surrounding the small village in Bavaria fulfilling the vow to God to perform the Passion Play.  Our tour is designed to help us better appreciate this context and join in our thanks to those offered by all the generations that have gone before us. This tour also takes advantage of the European spring and summer season, with the beauty and warm weather.  There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy some of the great German-speaking cities of central Europe – Berlin, Dresden and Vienna; experiencing the life, culture, religion and history of these cities.

There are 3 departure dates you can choose from:; 14-17 June (only 6 rooms left) & 14-17 July 2020 & 7-10 August 2020.

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4 Days $1833
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