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In the past 22 years the Down Ancient Paths travel study program has successfully completed all of the following ventures:

2020 - (Cancelled due to Pandemic) - Early Christian Footsteps in Greece and Turkey including an Aegean Cruise (with an optional extension to Malta)

2020 - (Cancelled due to Pandemic) - In Search of John and Charles Wesley in Britain: Exploring the Roots of the ‘Second’ Protestant Reformation(with an optional extension to Channel Islands)

2019 - Russian Windows on the Orthodox Christian East: Moscow, The ‘Golden Ring’ and St. Petersburg (with an optional extension to Kiev)

2019 - The Cross, The Conquest and The Civilizations of the Aztecs and the Maya in Mexico, Belize and Guatemala

2019 - The Cross, The Crescent, and Christopher Columbus in Southern Spain, Gibraltar and Morocco

2019 - Russian Windows on the Orthodox Christian East: Moscow, The ‘Golden Ring’ and St. Petersburg (with an optional extension to Kiev)

2018 - On the Viking Trail to Norway, Denmark and Sweden: A Medieval Story of Christianizing Pagans (with an optional extension to Copenhagen and Stockholm)

2018 - The Quest for Christian Beginnings in Argentina and Brazil (with Amazon Cruise)

2017 - Following The Conquistador (Pedro de Valdivia), The Academic (Thor Heyerdahl), and The Explorer (Ferdinand Magellan) to Chile and Easter Island: High Adventure in the Southern Hemisphere

2017 - The Reformation Institute: A 500th Anniversary Journey into the World of Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation (Berlin, Prague, Leipzig, Halle, Eisleben, Erfurt, Eisenach and the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald)

2017 - The Cross, the Conquest and the Civilization of the Incas in Peru and Ecuador (Peru, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands)

2016 - Summer School in the 'Greater' Holy Land (Jordan/Israel)

2016 - Milestones of Christian Memory in Southern Spain: From the Apostle Paul to Christopher Columbus (Spain)

2016 - Magnificent Ethiopia: Where the Ancient Voices Still Speak (Ethiopia)

2015 - In the Footsteps of the Pilgrims (Rome, Rieti, Assisi, Siena, San Gimignano and Florence)

2015 - Summer School in the Other Holy Land (Turkey and Patmos)

2015 - Following in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul (Greece and Cyprus)

2014 - Retracing the Footsteps of Ancient Celtic Christians in the United Kingdom (
England/Scotland/Wales)

2014 - Summer School in the 'Greater' Holy Land (
Jordan/Israel)

2014 - The Quest for Ancient Christians in Tropical South India (
India via Hong Kong)

2013 - Summer School in the 'Other' Holy Lands (
Turkey/Greece/Albania)

2013 - Magnificent Ethiopia: Where Ancient Voices Still Speak (Ethiopia)

2012 - The Search for Ancient Christians on the Silk Road (China/Central Asia)


2012 - Mediterranean Chapters in the Story of Western Christianity (Rome to Venice Cruise)

2012 - Summer School in the Holy Land (Israel/Jordan)

2011 - Pilgrims, Monks and Martyrs on the Emerald Isle: The Irish Roots of Celtic Spirituality (Ireland)

2011 - The Malta Institute: Exploring 'the Sacred' at a Mediterranean Crossroads (Malta)

2010 - Holy Days and Holidays in Egypt: Experiencing an Ancient Christian Coptic Christmas (Egypt)

2010 - Oberammergau Passion Play and Cities of the Baltic Cruise: A Journey Through Civilization to the Cross

2010 - Summer School in the Holy Land (Israel/Jordan/Syria)

2009 - Summer School in the 'Other' Holy Land (Turkey/Patmos)

2009 - The Quest for Ancient Christians in Tropical South India (India/Singapore)

2008 - Summer School in Two Holy Lands (Ethiopia/Israel)

2006 - Summer School in the Holy Land (Israel/Jordan)

2006 - Letters from the Apocalypse for Pilgrims in the Third Millennium (Turkey/Patmos)


2005 - The Christian Odyssey 2005: Following the Star to the Christian East (Ethiopia/Syria/Armenia/Byzantine Istanbul)

2004 - In the Steps of the Holy Family: A Pilgrimage to Coptic Egypt & Nile Cruise (Egypt)

2004 - Summer School in the Holy Land (Israel)


2004 - Egyptian Desert Solitudes: A Pre-Lenten Journey to Judaeo-Christian Roots (Egypt) -- (Click here for video footage)

2003 -
The Christian Odyssey 2003: In Search of the Early Church (Cyprus/Turkey/Greece)

2002 -
An Egyptian Journey to Classical and Christian Antiquity (Rome/Egypt)

2001 -
The Christian Odyssey 2001: In Search of the Early Church (Turkey/Greece/Malta)