Reise Mission - Your tour operator with worldwide experience
Reise Mission is based in Leipzig. We have been playing a leading role in the tourism sector for 15 years. During this time the company, which was originally focused on church and religious travels, has expanded its network into more than 70 countries and become a notable tour operator in Germany. In 2013 about 280 group travels were organized by Reise Mission. The slogan "Travels are our mission" embraces the company's whole philosophy: serving customers with passion, commitment and competence. Thanks to longtime experience and extensive contacts, high quality offers can be made at fair prices. Just as in the beginnings the christian motivation is of big importance in our work.
We want to carry away our clients in the true sense of the word: to discover the world and its diversity, in Germany, Europe or farther regions. Reise Mission, ecumenical and open to the world, proves with a wide range of offers, that quality standards and professionalism at acceptable prices are possible even in the highly competitive tourism industry. Constantly increasing numbers of bookings and high customer loyalty are the result of detailed knowledge of the national and international market as well as many years of collaboration with top quality partners. Best contacts with important partners allow us to include current topics in comprehensive programs. Our experienced professionals are characterized by expertise and reliability and have proved their worth in customer service for years. During the travels our customers are accompanied by qualified travel organizers and local tour guides. Those ensure, that any flight, rail journey, bus travel or cruise will be a pleasant experience.
Every tour is planned according to the interests of the group. By request, encounters or lectures can be added to the program. In that case the customers benefit from our wide network in church, society and politics, get insights into many backgrounds and the chance to get into a conversation with experts. No matter which theme or target group: Travels on cultural and religious themes, encounter trips and multi-city tours are part of our profound expertise. Currently, themed travels are experiencing an upswing in Germany: In the footsteps of great composers, the painter Lucas Cranach or the reformer Martin Luther, we lead our groups through marvelous landscapes, to UNESCO World Heritage sites and historical city centers.
Religion & Reformation
We trace with you the movement that changed the religious aspect of Europe: Discover the history of the Reformation on a themed travel through Germany and Europe. Visit the work places of Martin Luther in towns like Eisleben, Erfurt, Wittenberg and in the Wartburg castle near Eisenach. Or travel on the traces of the reformers in our neighboring countries and get inspired by Calvin in France, Zwingli in Switzerland and Jan Hus in Czech Republic.
Music & Literature
Germany is the homeland of famous musicians and writers. Our themed travels follow the lives of composers, poets and dramatists, such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Hermann Hesse and of course Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. These tours are also convenient for choir groups, as far as they are ready to perform in churches and other venues in front of an audience with a particular interest in music.
If you are planning a choir tour, we will be happy to put you in touch with other choirs, if you wish, in order to arrange encounters, common performances and enriching gatherings.
On the tours of Reise Mission our customers experience 2000 years of European history. Germany alone has more than 30 towns and sights which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, among them architectural monuments, historical city centers, castles and palaces as well as industrial plants and remarkable landscapes.
Travel with us on the track of European culture!
Our offers for group travels, excursions and day trips
Innovative and professional: Reise Mission is your partner for any touristic interest; our particular expertise is focused on group travels of all kind. In that context we always keep a balance between the different aspects and requirements of a study or theme travel: Contents and themes of national and church history as well as art, literature and painting are combined in sophisticated packages.
Besides the conventional, frequently booked bus trips we also arrange concert events and meetings for choirs and orchestras on round trips through Germany and Europe. We establish useful contacts, arrange events for an audience with a particular interest in music and organize eventful gatherings. Also other specific groups (e. g. artisanry and agriculture) can benefit from our professional competence. They will be provided with a customized program. The suggestions in our travel offers are meant to give ideas for the design of your individual journey. Our professional experts in charge of the different countries will be happy to plan the itinerary according to your personal wishes. FIT bookings for individuals and small groups are possible at any time. Just dare to ask - we are convinced of having the perfect offer for you.
Our offers are open to customers with restricted mobility. Corresponding to the concept of inclusion, it is important to us to pave the way to the particular destinations for all travel enthusiasts. That's why we adapt the programs according to the respective needs, in order to give groups with blind, visually handicapped or aurally handicapped people the chance to go on travels.
Commitment for peace, justice and the integrity of creation play a crucial role in our corporate philosophy. In 2014 Reise Mission supports several projects for people in need, especially children in war zones and crisis regions. One Euro per travel participant is being donated to children's charity projects, half of the total amount to projects of the Lutheran church (Gustav-Adolf-Werk e. V.) and the other half to those of the Catholic church (Misereor).
The project accompanied by the Gustav-Adolf-Werk is dedicated to children and young people in the slums of Bogota (Colombia), whose daily life since the long civil war is marked by violence, alcohol and sexual abuse. Many people have become refugees. The project of the Lutheran church in Bogota helps young people get off the street and points out perspectives for their future.
The project of Misereor takes care of refugees in the border area between Syria and Jordan. Employees of the organization and volunteers distribute vital goods and help to find accommodations. In particular Misereor is involved with education and leisure programs for children.