Educational Opportunities Tours

EO Tours has served the United Methodist Church for over 40 years by providing Christian travel opportunities to enhance the church's spiritual formation and fellowship ministries.

Featured Tours

Holy Land Tours

Our foundational Holy Land tours will introduce pilgrims to many of the places of Jesus' ministry and the New Testament while showing them contemporary life in this sensitive part of the world. EO also provides more immersive experiences for those wanting more in-depth interactions with Christians, Jews and Muslims living in the Holy Land and discussion about conflict resolution, peace and reconciliation.

Holy Land Classic 2018

Join us on this 10-Day journey where you will visit all the major sites, such as the Sea of Galilee, Mt. of Beatitudes, Jordan River, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jerusalem and more with prices starting at... View Tour

Journey through the Bible 2018

You will deepen your understanding of the Bible and Jesus’ life and ministry on this 11-day journey through the Holy Land. Pilgrims will spend 3-nights in Bethlehem and visit Jacob’s Well,... View Tour

Conversations in the Holy Land - Dialogue Series 2018

Join Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. Gary Mason for the Dialogue Series 2018 Holy Land Tour departing on January 16, 2018 starting at $2,998 from New York. View Tour

Women's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land 2018 with Guest Speaker Bishop Kammerer

Departs April 10, 2018 | Join Educational Opportunities with Guest Speaker Bishop Charlene Kammerer on a Women's Pilgrimage to the Holy Land. View Tour

Journeys of Paul

Most know Paul was martyred in Rome, spent time with Corinthians, and was shipwrecked in Malta, but most have never experienced these and other sites of his ministry around the Mediterranean. Our Journeys of Paul cruises are hosted on top-ranked cruiselines and include Bible-focused excursions in many ports that will bring the places of Paul's ministry to life for your travelers.

Journeys of Paul Cruise 2018 with Guest Speakers Matt Miofsky & David Alexander

Departs September 26, 2018 | Join Educational Opportunities with guest speakers Matt Miofsky & David Alexander for the Journeys of Paul Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas. Sail... View Tour

Journeys of Paul Cruise 2018 with Jaime Clark-Soles

Depart October 5th 2018 with Guest Speaker Jaime Clark-Soles on the Journeys of Paul Cruise aboard the Royal Carribbean's Jewel of the Seas. Sail around Rome, Italy and stop in Mykonos, Ephesus,... View Tour

Lands of the Bible

Encompassing the best sites of our Holy Land tours with some of the most well-known places of Paul's ministry, our Lands of the Bible Cruises will provide your church with the opporunity to explore their favorite places of the Bible all while having to unpack only once.

Lands of the Bible Cruise 2018 with Dr. David deSilva

Explore the Lands of the Bible on this 14 day cruise aboard the luxurious Celebrity Constellation featuring Guest Speaker Dr. David deSilva. ... View Tour

Church Heritage

All the major sites of John Wesley's ministry are included in our Wesley Heritage tours. From the New Room in Bristol to Epworth and London, your church will return home with a greater understanding and appreciation of their Methodist heritage.

Wesley Heritage 2018

Join us on the 9-day Wesley Heritage with prices starting at $3,098*! ... View Tour

Wesley in Ireland 2018 Tour

Join us on the 10 day Wesley in Ireland tour where you'll take in the beauty of Ireland and learn more about John Wesley. Prices starting at $3,198*. ... View Tour

River Cruises

From France to Germany, Eastern Europe and Russia, cruising with EO is a great way for your church to expand its appreciation for European and Russion history, the church, and each other.

Riches of the Mekong Cruise 2018 with Guest Speaker Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster

Join Educational Opportunities with Guest Speaker Bishop Larry Goodpaster for this 14 day adventure through Vietnam, Cambodia, and the Riches of the Mekong River, departing August 23, 2018. ... View Tour

Tulip Time Cruise 2018 with Bishop Will Willimon

Join Guest Speaker Bishop Will Willimon on the Tulip Time Cruise from Amsterdam on Amawaterways' AmaPrima Departing April 6th 2018. ... View Tour

Melodies of the Danube Cruise 2018 with Ron Crandall

Join Educational Opportunities on Amawaterways' AmaLea for the Melodies of the Danube Cruise departing October 20th, 2018! View Tour

Paris & Normandy River Cruise 2018 with Guest Speaker Bishop John Hopkins

Join us on this exciting River Cruise that starts in Paris and explores Northern France including the Normandy Beaches of World War II.  Prices start at $2,698* and the cruise departs on October 24,... View Tour

Danube Serenade River Cruise 2018 with Guest Speaker Dr. Bob Westin

Join us on the Danube Serenade Cruise aboard the elegant AmaSonata where you will cruise your way through stops in Germany and Austria.  Pricing starts at $2,398* and the cruise departs on November... View Tour

North American Cruises

Faith-based cruises in the Caribbean and Northeast are a great way for your church to retreat from everyday life and recharge. These domestic cruises provide a great value, beautiful tropical settings or the wonders of New England and Canada.

Quiet Spaces Retreat at Sea 2018

Join us for the first My Quiet Spaces cruise event departing on January 25, 2018 – a retreat designed for Christian women. Engage your mind, body, and spirit through music, creative writing,... View Tour

Footloose & Faithful Cruise 2018 with Missy Buchanan, Dorothy Roberts and Sally Ann Roberts

Departing February 4, 2018 | The Footloose and Faithful cruise brings together Upper Room Books author and speaker Missy Buchanan with Dorothy Roberts and Sally Ann Roberts, the sisters of Good... View Tour

Cuba Cruise 2018 from Montego Bay, Jamaica

If you’re serious about immersing yourself in another culture, join us on this exciting opportunity. With your help, our program of cultural, artistic, and humanitarian exchanges can create new... View Tour

Canada & New England Cruise 2018

October 7-14, 2018 | Join Educational Opportunities on this 8 day cruise to Canada and New England on the most innovative cruise ship from Norwegian Cruise Lines, the Norwegian Escape.  Pricing... View Tour

Alaska Goldrush Adventure 2018 Cruise Tour

Travel with us on the 11 day Alaska Goldrush Adventure cruise and tour aboard the Celebrity Millennium where you'll experience the beauty and history of Alaska. Prices for this tour start at $1698*. ... View Tour

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

As the largest distributor of Passion Play tickets since 1980, EO will again offer travelers a wide variety of travel opportunities to visit Oberammergau. Passion Play ticket is included in the cost on many itineraries. Register now for the 42nd Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany in 2020.

A 9 Day Alpine Odyssey

Enjoy 9 days in Germany and Austria and rest well in your quaint and intimate inn located in the scenic Stubai Valley. You'll explore Innsbruck, local churches and castles, Salzburg, have the... View Tour

2020 Oberammergau Passion Play & the Best of the Holy Land

Enjoy 13 days in the Holy Land, Germany, and Austria. You'll walk in the footsteps of Jesus as you retrace his steps in the Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem. Then you'll fly to Germany for... View Tour

Oberammergau Passion Play & the Romantic Danube River Cruise

Cruise in style aboard an AmaWaterways river ship after spending 4 days in Germany and Austria and witnessing the Oberammergau Passion Play. Your cruise embarks from Vilshofen and winds its way... View Tour


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