Witte Travel & Tours was established in 1975, originally in the basement of Henk Witte’s home in Ada, Michigan. The company focused on arranging performance tours for choirs, bands and orchestras traveling to Europe. In the early 80′s the demand for customized special interest tours began to increase – for groups desiring to visit sites associated with their church heritage and later for those wanting to experience the art, history and culture of Europe and beyond. At this time, Witte opened our retail travel agency to assist individual vacation and corporate travelers.
Today, in addition to our complete line of retail services, Witte continues to operate a large number of custom-designed tours for performing and special interest groups focusing on art, architecture, gardens, faith-based, historical and cultural heritage and student study programs. The company, which has maintained its strong focus on Europe, offers individual and group travel arrangements to destinations throughout the world. Still privately owned and operated, Witte Travel has 35 people on staff at its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.