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.

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.

Paul's 4th Missionary Journey Cruise 2017 with Dr. Todd Renner, Dr. John McKellar, and Bishop Mike Lowry

Departs October 1st, 2017 | Embark on Paul's 4th Missionary Journey Cruise with Educational Opportunities aboard the Azamara Journey. This 8-day program sails from Rome to Athens stopping at the... View Tour

Journeys of Paul Cruise 2017 with Adam Hamilton

Departs October 6, 2017 | Join Educational Opportunities and guest speaker Adam Hamilton for the Journeys of Paul Cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas. Sail roundtrip from Rome, Italy... 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 2017 with Joan Chittister

Join us on the Lands of the Bible Tour 2017 aboard the Azamara Journey for 12 days departing October 16, 2017! 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 2017

Journey through England and discover the roots of the early Church and the ministry of John Wesley. Visit London, Oxford, Epworth, the Old Rectory where John Wesley grew up, and much more. Enhance... View Tour

European 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.

Baltic Capitals Cruise 2017 with Dr. John E. Harnish

Join us on the Baltic Capitals Cruise departing September 9, 2017 with guest speaker, Dr. John Harnish. Starting at $3,598. You'll spend 9 nights sailing the Baltic and visiting St. Petersburg, Russia... View Tour

Paris & Normandy Cruise 2017 with Guest Speakers Jerry Dunnam and Kerry Dunnam Peeples

Join us for a wonderful cruise through the rivers of France. View Tour

Enchanting Rhine Cruise 2017 with Guest Speaker Bishop Mike Watson

Relax in luxury as you cruise on the Rhine River from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Enjoy the cathedrals, castles and history of the cities and medieval towns along this stunning... View Tour

Christmas Markets Cruise 2017 with Mike Slaughter

Enjoy 9 days aboard the MS AmaCerto on the Christmas Markets Cruise! View Tour

Russian Waterways 2017

Enjoy a special visit to this exceptional important ministry and learn how Sergei Nikolaev and the staff at Seminary are training the next generation of United Methodist pastors and leaders in their... View Tour

Domestic 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

Canada & New England Cruise 2017 with Dr. Shane Stanford

Join Educational Opportunities roundtrip from Boston on a Canada & New England Cruise. Sail aboard Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas starting at $848. Visit Boston, Halifax, Saint John, Portland,... View Tour


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