Religion

Get in the spirit with a religious departure


Ireland: A Deluxe Journey to the Emerald Isle

Everyone knows about St. Patrick, but there is so much more to the religious heritage of Ireland than just its patron saint. On this journey, you’ll enjoy an expert lecture on Celtic Spirituality, and learn about erstwhile pagan days as well as the island nation’s shift to becoming a bastion of Christianity.

Essential Holland: Tulips in Spring

Churches hold both historical and religious importance for all who visit; they blend architecture and art with the heritage and culture of their home cities in a way that perfectly encapsulates the land around them. You’ll explore several of these incredible edifices, including the regal Antwerp Cathedral, on Essential Holland: Tulips in Spring.

Grand European Sojourn

Religious history and sites will be at the forefront as you cruise through some of Europe’s most fascinating countries. In addition to seeing some of the grand churches of Europe, learn about the major figures and moments in religious history here and enjoy unique experiences like an orthodox choir performance and an exclusive organ concert at a local church.

Passage to Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe has a deep connection to its religious roots and you’ll get a sense of it on this journey. In addition to seeing some of the storied cathedrals and churches that have stood for centuries here, you’ll enjoy an orthodox choir concert and an exclusive organ performance.

The Douro: Portugal's River of Gold & Spain

A cathedral is religion and history and art all rolled into one; the incredible architecture, the gorgeous stained windows and statues decorating the interior, the comfort and hope it brings people. On The Douro: Portugal’s River of Gold & Spain, you’ll explore several churches that hold both historical and religious importance to locals and visitors alike, including the famous Church of São Gonçalo in Amarante, Portugal.

Rhine Culinary Discovery

The Rhine is teeming with historic churches and monuments, and you’ll have an opportunity to see some of the most famous and awe-inspiring of them. On your walking tour of Cologne, you can explore the famed cathedral here – a structure so grand that it took six centuries to complete. Get a chance to see 1,000-year-old Mainz Cathedral, as well as the UNESCO-listed Speyer Cathedral, the burial place of German emperors for three centuries.

Northern Aegean Treasures: Highlights of the Greek Isles

From the gods and oracles of the ancient Greeks to some of Christianity’s earliest European outposts, religion has been intertwined with everday life on mainland Greece and its islands. During your cruise, see the churches of Ermoupoli, visit the cave where St. John the Theologian saw the visions recorded in the Book of Revelations, and hear a lecture on religion in Greece.

Hidden Gems of the British Isles & Ireland

The isles of the north Atlantic have a rich religious history dating back for centuries. On this journey, learn about the spiritual heritage of this region as you visit the famed pilgrimage site at St. Davids in Wales and marvel at the ancient Book of Kells in Ireland. You’ll also gain some perspective on the religious past here, especially during a lecture on the faith of people in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides.

Coastal Treasures of Spain, Portugal & France

The rich spirituality of Spain, Portugal, and France unfold for you on this captivating journey. Be inspired as you visit iconic religious sites, such as Mont Saint-Michel, the monastery island off the coast of Normandy, and the massive Seville Cathedral in Spain. You’ll also get the chance to see the legendary Santiago de Campostela, endpoint of Spain’s legendary Way of St. James pilgrimage.

Croatia & Pearls of the Adriatic Coast

Croatia is part of the multicultural, multiethnic Balkans, and is equally diverse in its religious traditions. You’ll meet a local priest in the traditional house that is his birthplace. Enter St. James Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sibenik. And visit a local mosque on a sightseeing tour in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Heart of Germany

What better time to explore the religious heritage of a region than during the much-celebrated holiday season? You’ll uncover various seasonal treasures that provide insight to the history behind Germany’s holiday traditions, including a visit to one of the famous Nativity scenes of medieval Bamberg.

Myanmar Explorer: Burma & The Irrawaddy River

Myanmar has rich religious heritage, and there are impressive reminders of it throughout our adventure. Gaze out at the more than 3,000 temples and pagodas of Bagan and marvel at the world-famous Shwedagon Pagoda, as well as visiting teak monasteries in Salay.

Across Cuba: From Santiago de Cuba to Havana

Although suppressed in Cuba since the revolution, religion in general and Catholicism in particular has never really gone away. You’ll see magnificent Spanish baroque churches, enter the sanctuary of Cuba’s revered patron saint, and meet the staff of a dedicated Catholic preschool.

Mysteries Of Angkor Wat & The Mekong River

Visit to a Cao Bai temple in Tan Chau. Receive a Buddhist Water Blessing from the monks at Wat Hanchey Monastery. Discover the Angkor Temple complex, the largest religious monument in the world.

Highlights of China & The Yangtze

Set off on a tour of the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, built in the eighth century and considered one of the most important pagodas in Xi’an. Learn about the spiritual traditions of China as you travel through different parts of the country.

Imperial China, Mysterious Tibet & the Yangtze River

Set off on a tour of Jokhang Temple, the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism. Learn about Tibetan culture and religion at a lecture.




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