ISRAEL TOUR – Sold Out

Tour Dates: May 21 – May 31, 2019

The Holy Land is a place of meaning and mystery for the followers of Jesus. Thus I would like to invite you to join me and others on a journey of discovery as we travel to the Holy Land and visit places where Jesus lived and learn how he ministered to people. In addition to a guide who is knowledgeable in history and biblical studies, we will explore, the manner in which Jesus spoke into the lives of different people. But there is more, we want to hear what Jesus will say to us as our ‘Soul Guide’. This experience will be transformational. You are invited to come and join me on this special tour to Israel.

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D-Day Normandy 75th Anniversary Tour

Tour Dates: June 03 – June 13, 2019

Verstraete Travel invites you to the D Day 75th Anniversary which will be celebrated in Normandy, France on June 6, 2019. Share the history, emotions and memories related to the historic event. Experience the special commemorative service held at the Juno Beach Centre on the D Day Anniversary. Where Possible, you will participate in the memorial services, visit the major Canadian War Cemeteries and other significant places related to WW1 and WW2 such as Vimy Memorial and the Menin Gate in Ypes, Belgium. The tour will finish with two days/nights in the Netherlands.

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Battlefields 0f Europe Tour 2019

Tour Dates: August 26 – September 07, 2019

Join retired history teacher and battlefield guide John Hetherington on this unique educational journey across the battlefields of Western Europe. This is a custom tour designed for all ages and anyone with an interest in military history. The tour will focus on some of the main campaign areas of the Canadian, British and American Armies that fought in Belgium and France during the First and Second World Wars. Be a part of this journey of remembrance creating memories that will last a lifetime.

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THE ARGYLL & SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS of CANADA

BATTLE HONOURS TOUR 2019: Sept: 20 – 29

Join The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada as they embark on a tour of remembrance following their route of liberation across France, the Netherlands and Germany. The tour will trace the footsteps of the Regiment from their landings in Normandy in August 1944 to the crossing of the Rhine River in Germany a year later. Some of the highlights of the tour will include visits to Caen, Tilly-La-Campagne, Hill 195, St. Lambert-sur-Dives, Ypres, Moerbrugge, the Hochwald Gap, Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery and historical walks that will follow specific actions unique to the Regiment. A daily itinerary and details regarding events, sites and ceremonies will be made available when preliminary bookings have been completed. This is a custom designed tour for Canada’s Argylls.

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Oberammergau 2020 – Passion Play Tour

Tour Date: May 18 – May 27, 2020

The history of the Oberammergau Passion Play begins in 1633. During the
Thirty Years War, after much suffering and also many deaths caused by the
plague, the surviving population of Oberammergau vowed that they would
perform the “play of the suffering, death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus
Christ” every ten years if they were spared from extinction. On Whitsun in
1634 they kept their promise for the first time. As early as the middle of the 18th century spectators came to Oberammergau from all parts of Germany, attracted by the great power and mystique of the play. In 2020 the village will perform the play for the 42nd time, maintaining the continuity of this unique world famous event.

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HOLLAND LIBERATION 75TH ANNIVERSARY – May 2020

We are in the process of tour planning for this special and most memorable event. Departure from Canada will be the beginning of May 2020.

More details will become available in June.