It is with great disappointment that the difficult decision has been made to cancel our May 2021 Journey to the Homeland Tour. After previously canceling our May 2020 tour, we were optimistic that the global pandemic would be short-lived. Unfortunately, it has lasted much longer than we hoped or anticipated.
First and foremost, this decision was made with the health, safety, and happiness of our tour members in mind. Even without a pandemic, leading a tour of 30 people to Europe inherently presents many unique challenges and would be nearly impossible to navigate in current conditions. If we chose to go forward with the tour in 2021, our options would be to potentially place you in situations that would compromise your health and safety or your tour enjoyment, both of which are unacceptable. We will not compromise your health and safety or lead a tour that did not represent the quality we hope to achieve.
We understand that this is likely a disappointment to many of you – but let us reflect the attitude of the German-Russian ancestors who maintained optimism about the future and resiliency as they faced unexpected and unpredictable challenges for generations.
We do not know how long this crisis will keep our tours on hold, but we hope to resume tours in the future once it is safe and smart to do so. We look forward to that time and will keep you updated as those decisions are made. Until then, please do not hesitate to contact us at Jeremy.Kopp@ndsu.edu or Michael Miller at Michael.Miller@ndsu.edu.
- Travel Dates
2020 Tour Dates:
May 12* Depart USA for Berlin, Germany May 13-16 Berlin, Germany May 16 Berlin to Odessa, Ukraine May 16-20 Odessa, Ukraine & former German villages** May 20 Odessa to Stuttgart, Germany May 20-23 Stuttgart, Germany (May 21 – day tour in Alsace, France) May 23 Depart for USA
*You may wish to depart earlier to ensure an on time arrival in case of any flight delays.
**Travel to the former Crimean, Volga, Mennonite, Volyhnian and Hutterite villages are not included in this tour.
2021 Tour Dates TBD
- Tour Price
Double Occupancy - $4,300*
Single Occupancy - $5,100*
*Price per person
- Additional Links & Information
If you have any questions, please contact:
Jeremy Kopp, Outreach & Operations Coordinator
701-231-6596 | Jeremy.Kopp@ndsu.edu
Michael M. Miller, Director & Bibliographer
701-231-8416 | Michael.Miller@ndsu.edu