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Holy Land & Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour

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Holy Land Pilgrimage & Jerusalem Pilgrimage

Nothing brings the Gospels to life like a Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour to the Holy Land with a Jerusalem stay in 2024 or 2025. During this pilgrimage to Jerusalem and Israel, you will walk in the Footsteps of Jesus, the Virgin Mary, and the Apostles, visiting and celebrating daily Mass in the most important Shrines and Basilicas of Christianity. You will visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, where the Angel of the Lord appeared to the Virgin Mary, and she professed her Magnificat. You will visit Bethlehem and celebrate the birth of Christ at the Church of the Nativity.  During this Holy Land Pilgrimage tour, you will have the opportunity to renew your baptismal vows at the Jordon River and your wedding vows in Cana, where Jesus performed His first Miracle. You will spend two days around the Sea of Galilee where Jesus began His ministry, preaching to thousands as He gave His sermon on the Mount of Beatitudes, and miraculously fed the multitudes with fish and loaves of bread. The highlight of the Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour will be in pilgrimage to Jerusalem where you will pray in the Garden of Gethsemane and experience the Lord’s Passion along the Via Dolorosa, also known as the Way of the Cross, on the way to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre which marks the place where Jesus was put to death on Calvary, and was buried and rose again! Visits to Mount Tabor,  Sepphoris, Bethany, and Jericho are just some of the other places that you will visit on this Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour. For a wonderful reading of Holy Land Pilgrimage tour guidelines issued by the USCCB click here.  Why don’t you go ahead and book the Holy Land & Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour for 2024 or 2025 today?

Catholic Journeys — The only pilgrimage tour company 100% Catholic owned and operated with a priest on staff.

A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a special time of spiritual journey for Christians. It is a time when we recommit ourselves to living a Christian life as a life of pilgrimage.  —  United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

The video below shows some stops on this Jerusalem pilgrimage:

Tour Details for Holy Land & Jerusalem Pilgrimage
Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Qumran · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Mt. Zion · Holy Sepulchre

Departure & Return Location

Your local airport of choice —  Or you can choose land only and make your own flight arrangements.

Departure Time

Arrive for Check-in 3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

Price Excludes


  • Name and Luggage tags
  • Neck Wallet
  • Travel Bag
Itinerary for Holy Land & Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour
Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Qumran · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Mt. Zion · Holy Sepulchre

Day 1Depart for Tel Aviv

israel flag holy land pilgrimage tourBegin your pilgrimage to Israel as we depart for the overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

Day 2Tel Aviv - Overnight on the Mediterranean Coast

falafel jerusalem holy land pilgrimageArrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Exit the terminal at the sign marked groups and meet your local Catholic guide who will escort you to your hotel on the coast.  Dinner and overnight.

Day 3En route to Galilee: Caesarea - Mt Carmel - Stella Maris - Carmelites - Cana - Nazareth - Basilica of the Annunciation

Today you will travel via theBasilica of the Annunciation Holy Land jerusalem pilgrimage tour coast to Caesarea, where the Romans held Paul prisoner. Visit the Roman and Crusader ruins. Drive through the Carmel Mountains heading for Galilee. In Haifa, visit Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery with the Madonna of Mt Carmel. Continue to Mukhraka where Elijah confronted the false prophets of Baal and where the Carmelite Order was started. Drive to Cana, the village of Jesus’ first miracle of changing water into wine; here couples may renew their wedding vows. Continue to the Basilica of Annunciation in Nazareth where the group will celebrate Mass and visit Mary’s Well and the Church of the Angel Gabriel. Dinner and overnight in Galilee.

Day 4Ministry of Christ in Galilee: Tiberias - Boat ride - Sea of Galilee - Capernaum - Mt. Beatitudes - Caesarea Philippi

chapel on the Mount of Beatitudes Holy land Jerusalem Pilgrimage TourSome of today’s highlights are a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capernaum to see the synagogue and St Peter’s house, a visit to the Mount of the Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount was given, to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic about the miracle of the loaves and fishes, and to the nearby Church of Peter’s Primacy where Peter was told: “Feed my lambs, feed my sheep.” There will be an unforgettable Mass near the shores of the Sea of Galilee at the Primacy or Mt Beatitudes. In the afternoon visit Caesarea Philippi, the location of the testimony of St. Peter, and where Jesus answered him “You are the Rock and upon this rock, I will build my Church.”  Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Galilee.

Day 5Mt Tabor - Sepphoris - Jerusalem

Mount tabor holy land jerusalem pilgrimage tour catholic journeysStart the day by driving to Mount Tabor, where you will have Mass and have time to reflect on Christ’s divinity at the sight of the Transfiguration. Continue on to Sepphoris, a regional city at the time of Jesus. Drive down through the Jordan Valley on the way to Jerusalem.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 6Jerusalem the Holy City - Bethlehem the Nativity - Mt Olives - Church of Visitation - Shepherd’s Fields - Church of the Nativity

jesus birth spot bethlehem holy land pilgrimage tourOn the first day in Jerusalem, you will be presented with an overview for a better understanding of its geography and some of the key sites surrounding the area. This includes a dramatic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, revealing a city with 4,000 years of history. From this vantage point see much of what makes Jerusalem such a unique city to the three major religions – Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Then head to the village of Ein Karem, the birthplace of St John the Baptist, and to the Church of Visitation where the Blessed Virgin Mary visited her cousin, Elizabeth, and proclaimed the ‘Magnificat’. In the afternoon we drive to Shepherd’s Fields where the angels announced the birth of Jesus. Then visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem which stands upon the site where Jesus was born. Mass in Bethlehem or the Shepherds Fields. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 7Jerusalem: The Passion of Jesus' Last Hours: - Bethany, Mt Olives, Palm Sunday, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane, Cave of Betrayal, Cave of Assumption, Pater Noster

garden of olives Holy Land Jerusalem pilgrimage tourBegin our day with a visit to Bethany where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Then onto the Mt. of Olives to walk the Palm Sunday route stopping at Dominus Flevit, where Jesus wept over Jerusalem.  Then to Gethsemane, the Rock of Agony where Jesus prayed His last prayer before his arrest. Visit the cave of betrayal then the cave of Assumption of Mary to heaven.  Back on the Mt of Olives, we visit the Pater Noster with the Lord’s Prayer in many languages and the Ascension from where ascended to Heaven.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 8Stations of the Cross - Church of the Holy Sepulchre - St Anne’s Church - Ecce Homo - Western Wall - Upper Room - Dormition Abbey

Holy Sepulchre interior Holy Land pilgrimage tourEarly in the morning, the group will retrace the last steps of Jesus. Then walk along the Via Dolorosa, or Way of Sorrow, through the markets of the Old City praying the Stations of the Cross, reflecting on the greatness of His sacrifice. Finally, we arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for Mass.  After breakfast at our hotel, return to the Old City of Jerusalem to visit St. Anne’s Church, the home of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and her parents Saints Joachim and Anne. Pass the Ecce Homo where Pilate proclaimed “Behold the man”; then the Western Wall, the holiest place for those of the Jewish faith.  Nearby is the Dome of the Rock and the Haram al-Sharif or Temple Mount, exit at Mt Zion. At the Cenacle visit the Upper Room of the Last Supper. Next, go to Dormition Abbey where it is believed that the Blessed Mary died, and end the day at St. Peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Him thrice.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 9The Wilderness - Bethany - Jericho - Mt Temptation - Dead Sea

Floating in the Dead Sea Holy Land PilgrimageThe desert east of Jerusalem is rich in the Christian tradition. Further east, just off the Roman road that Jesus walked, is Wadi Qelt Gorge, the site of the Monastery of St George. At the oasis town of Jericho, visit the excavations of the oldest city in the world and view Mt. Temptation where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan. On the way back there is time for a swim, or rather a float in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, renowned for its healing properties. In the afternoon, there will be time for you to revisit some of your favorite sites and time for last-minute buying of gifts for your loved ones.  Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Jerusalem.

Day 10Jerusalem - Return Home

Your Holy Land and Jerusalem pilgrimage comes to an end.  Today you will board your flight(s) home.

Dates & Pricing
Dates, Pricing & Booking Holy Land & Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour
Make a Deposit to reserve your place. Prices start at $4,453 for Land Only. No credit card fees.

2024 Holy Land Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour Dates

HL-2024-October October 5 – 14, 2024
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$5,295 Book Here $4,453 land only
HL-2024-November November 04 – 13, 2024 $5,295 Book Here $4,453 land only

2025 Holy Land Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour Dates


July 7 – 16, 2025

$5,595 Book Here $4,453 land only
HL-2025-October October TBA, 2025
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$5,295 Book Here $4,453 land only
HL-2025-November November TBA, 2025 $5,295 Book Here $4,453 land only
Single Supplement: $1,299.00 unless otherwise specified.
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Pre-Stay in Tel Aviv- Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

Double Room w/breakfast only per person $219 · Single Room w/breakfast only one person $409 · Private Airport Transfer per person $100

Post Stay in Jerusalem – Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

Double Room w/breakfast only per person $225 · Single Room w/breakfast only one person $419 · Private Airport Transfer per person $100

Upgrade to Premium Economy 

An upgrade to premium economy is available for $1,850 per person roundtrip with the following conditions:  the pilgrimage tour must be 1) paid in full more than 90 days before departure and 2) Guest Information Completed to guarantee the price and schedule.

Call for a quote if less than 90 days before departure for an expected higher price.

Would you like to lead your parish or group on this pilgrimage to the Holy Land? Click Here to get started.

Looking for a less expensive Holy Land option? 
See our Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour  OR  Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bethlehem Stay
MAP of Holy Land and Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour
Interactive Map of the Holy Land Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour in Israel - click on upper left arrow for list or on pins

Photos of the Holy Land & Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour
Tel Aviv · Caesarea · Nazareth · Cana · Tiberias · Sea of Galilee · Jordan River · Mt. Tabor · Jerusalem · Ein Karem · Bethlehem · Qumran · Jericho · Dead Sea · Mt. of Olives · Mt. Zion · Holy Sepulchre
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FAQ about the Holy Land and Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour
Answers to questions about a Holy Land Pilgrimage and Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

What hotels will we be staying at for the Holy Land Jerusalem Pilgrimage?


For a list of the 4 and 5-Star hotels we typically use including the famous Notre Dame Center for the Holy Land Jerusalem Pilgrimage click here.

Do I need an electrical adapter in Israel?  Yes, you will need an adapter for a pilgrimage to Israel.

Is a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jerusalem important?  For additional information for pilgrims to the Holy Land please click here.

Have the Bishops said anything about a pilgrimage to the Holy Land?  For Holy Land Pilgrimage Guidelines from the United States Catholic Bishops click here.

Are your guides Catholic?  All of our guides are Roman Catholic!  Absolutely!  We are the only pilgrimage tour agency with a Roman Catholic priest on staff!

How do I meet up with the group if I make my own flight arrangements? 

Arrival times vary between dates and within pilgrimages.  If you make your own flight arrangements, we can arrange a private transfer from Ben Gurion Tel Aviv airport to the group hotel for $100 per person.  We can also arrange a return transfer to the airport at the end of your pilgrimage for $100 per person.  We recommend using our transfer service because they are known and trusted drivers.  As soon as you have your flight information, email Marcelle.

Would you like to lead your parish or group on this pilgrimage?  Click Here to get started.

Do you have other pilgrimage tours to the Holy Land?  Yes!  See our Holy Land Pilgrimage with Jordan and Petra Tour. Prices start at $3,199.  We also have the delectable Holy Land Pilgrimages to Israel featuring Foodies Tours designed for Catholic Foodies.  We also have our brand new budget-friendly Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bethlehem Stay.

Do you have FAQs for airlines, passports, vaccinations, travel insurance, tipping, packing, mobility, and others?  Yes. FAQ for all Catholic Journeys Pilgrimage Tours

Can I obtain Cancel for Any Reason Coverage for a pilgrimage to Israel?  Yes! Click here for insurance plan details — see the Select Plan with CFAR upgrade.

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Fr. Dan Dashner

Solo Traveller

Each day, early in the morning on this Holy Land Pilgrimage we were off and running. The driver of the van was a very safe and considerate driver who not only ensured that we arrived at all our assigned destinations on time, but he also ensured that there was plenty of water for all of us to drink as the weather was very hot and we needed to constantly hydrate our bodies. All Holy Site visits were well-planned, and our tour guide was well known by the guards and site coordinators and several occasions we were even granted head of line privileges.

Every day of our journey was fruitful and fulfilling and we were given the opportunity to visit and spend ample time at each site identified in the Catholic Journey Pilgrimage Brochure. In fact, we even visited some sites that were not scheduled and not offered in the itinerary. Confession and spiritual direction were announced as available and was provided as requested and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was celebrated each day with the group. Every morning, on the tour motor coach, I led a recitation of The Holy Rosary or the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Everybody joined in and I’m sure that our pilgrimage was blessed and especially protected by the Blessed Virgin Mother of God because during this pilgrimage, I was hit from behind by an electric motor bike. However, I was not seriously hurt and there were no injuries to the operator of the electric motor bike.

On the last day of the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, we went to the Via Dolorosa, and I led stations of the cross all the way to Golgotha where I was privileged to offer the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

This Holy Land Pilgrimage was a dream come true for me because when I was ordained to the presbyterate, I was scheduled to go to the Holy Land This trip was on my bucket list of things I wanted to do and an answer to my prayer. Due to our very close group interaction and relationships, we developed with each other, we now have new spiritual families (members of our pilgrimage group). Each of the nine members of our group have called or texted me and each other and assured us of their prayers & support.

Words cannot express my gratitude to Catholic Journeys for giving me this great opportunity to go on pilgrimage to the Holy Land as group Spiritual Director. I commend Catholic Journeys for hiring knowledgeable guides and skilled driver for these pilgrimages. May God continue to Bless & Protect You and All Pilgrims that make this Extraordinary Journey to the Holy Land through Catholic Journeys.

Reverend Father Daniel L. Dashner,

October 22, 2023

Patrick and Linda

Couple Traveller

We went on pilgrimage to the Holy Land on 9/17 and returned 9/26. We celebrated our 30th Anniversary first by renewing our vows in Cana and spending last full day on our actual Anniversary with a special Mass at Golgotha and a visit to the Tomb.

Our guide was an extraordinary mix of historian, geography, religion and Shepherd! He kept us all safe and taken care of whatever we needed.

Our Priest, Father Dan, is now the head of our Pilgrimage Family and we are grateful to God and everyone at Catholic Journeys for making this possible!

Patrick and Linda

October 17, 2023

Ann H

Solo Traveller

The pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land was wonderful and David, our guide, was fantastic. I was amazed at his knowledge and wish I could have recorded the entire trip. Unfortunately I became ill on the flight over so wasn’t able to fully enjoy trip. Sadly I have been diagnosed with cancer and would appreciate prayers. My roommate was also wonderful to me. Please add me to your prayer list. ✝️🙏🙏🙏🙏

August 8, 2023

Margaret and Richard

Solo Traveller

Our pilgrimage to the Holy Land was amazing. Everything was perfect from the time we were picked up at the airport until the day we departed. We had the best tour guide David. I felt blessed each day by his vast amount of knowledge. We were able to gain access to the most beautiful basilicas and had Mass each day. I felt very cared for and safe the entire pilgrimage. I would recommend Catholic Journey to everyone who is considering a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

July 31, 2023

Linda B

Solo Traveller

The pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land was awesome despite the heat. Our guide was a wealth of knowledge. David, our tour guide was so passionate about his country and so willing to share his knowledge.

July 10, 2023
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