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Experience Mystical Portugal, Spain and France with Ancient Mysticism Expert John Van Auken
May 1, 2022
12:00 AM ET
Tour beautiful shrines and hallowed churches, where saints and pilgrims memorialized their astonishing visitations, and learn of the miracles and prophecies they received.
Sunday, May 1, 2022

Due to an abundance of caution and concern for the health and wellbeing of our travelers and staff, A.R.E. Travel Tours for 2020 are being moved to 2021 and 2022. In 2021 we are planning to travel to Egypt in early March, Peru in early June and Euro Congress, to be held in September in the city of Mainz, Germany. In 2022 We are planning to travel to Portugal/France/Spain, The Apparitions Tour, originally scheduled in September of 2020. Additional tours will be added in 2022 as well. More information and registration details will be posted online when available. Thank you for your support of A.R.E. Travel Tours Programs.

NEW! JUST ADDED! Explore the sacred places touched by visions, apparitions, and prophecies as you visit some of the most revered sites in western Europe with ancient mysticism expert John Van Auken. Tour beautiful shrines and hallowed churches, where saints and pilgrims memorialized their astonishing visitations, and learn of the miracles and prophecies they received. Visit Lisbon and Fatima with its Chapel of the Apparitions, dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the Miracle of the Sun. Explore Santiago de Compostela, shrine of apostle and martyr Saint James, which is also the destination of the traditional Camino pilgrimage. 

Explore Garabandal and its breathtaking mountaintop views, where both Saint Michael the Archangel and the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared. When asked about this special holy place, John Van Auken shared that when he was there with a previous A.R.E. Tour group, he and “half of my group had an actual apparition of Mary,” making it one of his most beloved experiences as a student of mysticism, the Bible, and prophecy. See the holy village of Lourdes, where Mary appeared to St. Bernadette, and experience its famous healing waters. John adds, “Lourdes is so very special and sacred, with people from all over the world gathering there. It’s just incredible.”

Tour scenic Paris and the awe-inspiring Chartres Cathedral and its’ colorful stained glass, and be inspired by the grandeur of Sacré-Cœur Basilica, along with many more beloved and historic holy sites. Enjoy John’s insights from a lifetime of studying the Cayce readings, guidance from knowledgeable escorts, experience special blessings and observances, enjoy picturesque views, shop in unique marketplaces, share delicious meals, and meet the warm and inviting people who live in these spiritual places—and make new friends for life!

Don’t miss this unique apparitions and prophecies tour with John! 


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Pricing Information
Member: $5,500*
Non-Member: $5,600

Additional Options: 
Land Only Member: $4,600
Land Only Non-Member: $4,700
Single Supplement: Add $950 per person

*A.R.E. members save $100 on every tour, and just $500 reserves your spot!


About A.R.E. Tours
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For more than forty years, the A.R.E. has been offering annual travel programs to explore concepts in the Edgar Cayce material while visiting a variety of travel destinations that focus on insights from the Cayce readings, dreams, meditation, as well as all of the activities popular with "regular" tourists.

The tour content is meant to provide experiential spiritual enrichment elements that are not found on most tours. All of the tours are led by outstanding speakers and teachers in the metaphysical and holistic fields, specifically from the Edgar Cayce perspective. Top local guides, who are also part of each program, highlight the historical and cultural aspects that would be included in any first class tour. Special care is taken to include the heart and soul of the areas visited. Emphasis is placed on sacred sites and areas of historic spiritual significance.



Don’t miss this unique apparitions and prophecies tour with John!
Additional Info and Schedule
May 1, 2022
12:00 AM ET
A.R.E. Tours & Travel

John Van Auken is an internationally renowned speaker, a long-time A.R.E. staff member, a current director at A.R.E, and a popular leader of A.R.E.’s tours to sacred sites around the world. He is the author of numerous bestselling books including Edgar Cayce on the Spiritual Forces Within You, Angels, Fairies, Demons, & the Elementals, and is co-author of his most recent, Edgar Cayce on the Mysterious Essenes: Lessons from Our Sacred Past. His extensive knowledge of the Edgar Cayce readings, the Bible, ancient Egypt mysticism, world religions, and Christ Consciousness make him a popular and authoritative teacher.

To view John's upcoming schedule of events, visit our events search page for "John Van Auken."