Past Sophia Services Tours

An African Adventure, 2023

with Sarnia Guiton and Anthony Mwaura

May 2 to 18, 2023

Consider Kenya. The land is ancient. There are places you can look over the landscape and feel no human being has ever set foot there. The Rift Valley runs through it north to south with the equator across the middle of the country, east to west.

The animals we only see in zoos anywhere else in the world are here roaming free – a moving sight. Can you imagine sitting in a safari vehicle as an old bull elephant approaches and stops within 3 feet of your car? He’s not disturbed by your presence and studies you before moving aside and passing by on his way.

We visit several National Parks and Conservancies as well as other places of interest and can get ‘up close and personal’ with giraffes.

(Tour Flyer/Itinerary)

In Search of the Centre—in Depth
Dornach, Arlesheim & beyond…

with Sarnia Guiton, Rima Meadow and others

August 25 to September 8, 2019

A wonderful and rare opportunity to explore the location of the centre of Anthroposophy in depth, followed by a continuation of the theme in Alsace, France and in Germany.

We were very fortunate to have the extensive knowledge of our guide, Rima Meadow, who has lived and studied here for seven years and brought so much history and many anecdotes and stories to us.

(Tour Flyer/Itinerary)

In Search of the Future —
A Tour of Discovery in Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria

with Sarnia Guiton

July 28 to August 20, 2018

(Tour Flyer/Itinerary)

In Search of Knights Templar in Portugal

with Sarnia Guiton, João Fiandeiro Santos and Peter Moore

Almourol CastleApril 21 to May 5, 2018

(Tour Flyer & Itinerary)

In Search of Parzival: an Inner and Outer Journey

with Brian Gray from Rudolf Steiner College

parzivalApril 2014

A traveling exploration of the meeting of the Arthurian stream in Wales, Glastonbury, Tintagel and Brittany, France, with the Grail stream at locations identified by Rudolf Steiner and others in France, Switzerland & Slovenia.
(Tour Flyer & Itinerary)

Israel, Jordan and Turkey: In Search of the Esoteric to the Exotic

with Brian Gray & Ted Mahle from Rudolf Steiner College

Dome of the RockApril 10 to 28, 2011

We explored from the Holy sites of Israel to sites of antiquity at Petra and Jerash, Troy and Ephesus, to the exotic treasures of Istanbul. We arranged our own tour in Israel and traveled with Explore Worldwide in Jordan and Turkey.
(Tour Flyer & Itinerary)

Egypt: In Search of Isis and Osiris through the Ages

with Brian Gray & Ted Mahle from Rudolf Steiner College

SphinxMarch 23 to April 07, 2008 (Easter)

Brian Gray and Ted Mahle have co-taught Evolution of Consciousness through the History of Art & Architecture for many years. This deeply knowledgeable team accompanied us as we explored Egypt through all its ages. From the modern streets of Cairo and current life on the banks of the Nile and in the desert, to the Roman and medieval desert sites and ancient pyramids, temples and tombs of the Pharaohs, we discovered the spiritual-artistic development of consciousness in this vibrant and ancient land.
(Tour Flyer & Itinerary)

In Search of Sacred Architecture: A European Lecture Tour

with Brian Gray from Rudolf Steiner College

StonehengeJune 12 to July 1, 2006

Starting in England, with Avebury Stone Circle and a private viewing of Stonehenge, we then went to Athens, to visit the Acropolis and the National Archeological Museum to see the Grecian treasures there for safekeeping. Rome offered us the Pantheon, St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican; Florence, the Duomo and San Lorenzo. Then to Barcelona to view Gaudi’s fascinating structures and on to Paris to visit La Sainte Chappelle, Notre Dame Cathedral and Chartres Cathedral. We ended the tour in Switzerland, in a spectacular, hidden alpine village, and a visit to the Goetheanum.
(Tour Flyer & Itinerary)