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Holy Land & Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour

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Nothing brings the Gospels to life like a Catholic Holy Land Pilgrimage Tour to the Holy Land and Jerusalem in 2023 or 2024. During the course of the pilgrimage tour, 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 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 2023 or 2024 today?

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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 the Holy Land & Jerusalem pilgrimage tour:

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

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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 1 Arrive in Tel Aviv

Begin your spiritual journey as we depart for the overnight flight to Tel Aviv.

Day 2Tel Aviv - Overnight on the Mediterranean Coast

felafel foodArrival at Ben Gurion Airport. Exit the terminal at the sign marked “groups” and meet your local 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 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 BeatitudesSome 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

mount olivesgarden of olives pilgrimageBegin 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 tourwestern wall jerusalem 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 - USA - Return to the USA

Dates & Pricing
Dates, Pricing & Booking Holy Land & Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour
Make a Deposit to reserve your place. Prices start at $4,199 for Land Only
2023 Holy Land Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour Dates
HL23 0226 February 26 – March 7, 2023 $4,679 Book Here

HL23 0320


March 6 – 16, 2023

with Fr. Ndikum

March 20 – 29, 2023

with Fr. Shoury 

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$4,679 Book Here

HL23 0521 May 21 – 30, 2023 Sold Out

HL23 0630


June 30 – July 9, 2023

with Fr. Mark Shoffner

The Ole Miss Pilgrimage!

call for availability
HL23 0702 July 2 – 11, 2023 call for availability
HL23 0917

September 17 – 26, 2023

with Fr. Mark Kusmirek 

Fr. Mark Kusmirek

Limited Space is available — Book now!

$4,999 Book Here

$4,199 Land Only

HL23 1029

October 29 – November 7, 2023

fr. Joel Almendras

with Fr. Almendras


Sold out

HL23 1029


October 29 – November 7, 2023


with Fr. Mike Oenbrink & Jennifer McGlynn St. Francis by the Sea pilgrimage tour


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                                                                         November 6 – 17, 2023   

fr. Chris Delerno                                                                $3,995

                                                                                                                         Holy Land and Jordan with Petra Pilgrimage tour available $3,995 — click here


2024 Holy Land Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour Dates

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Priests needed!  Contact us!

HL24 0108

January 7 – 16, 2024

with Fr. Tim Hedrick & Deacon Don Richard.  SOLD OUTcall Marcelle or email her at Marcelle@catholicjourneys.com to get on the waitlist.

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HL24 0226

February 26 – March 6, 2024

Priest needed.  Contact us.

$4,995 Book Here

$4,299 land only


March 11 – 22, 2024

Fr. Andrew WawrzyzHoly Land and Jordan pilgrimage available



$3,195 land only




HL24 0512 May 13 – 22, 2024

$5,295 Book Here

$4,453 land only

HL24 0715 July 15 – 24, 2024

$5,295 Book Here

$4,453 land only

HL24 0916 September 16 – 25, 2024

$4,995 Book Here

$4,453 land only



Join Fr. Restrepo Oct 21  to Holy Land & Jordan



$3,195 Land only

HL24 1104

November 04 – 13, 2024

fr. joe palermo

with Fr. Joe Palermo -private SOLD OUT


We are sold out!

Single Supplement: $1,299.00 unless otherwise specified.
The prices listed above are the base fares.   Departures from your local airport here.


Pre-Stay in Tel Aviv- Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

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

Post Stay in Jerusalem – Overnight Hotel & Breakfast

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

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

Looking for a less expensive Holy Land option?  See our Holy Land and Jordan with Petra Pilgrimage Tour.
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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
FAQ about the Holy Land and Jerusalem Pilgrimage Tour

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


For a list of hotels and accommodation information for the Holy Land Pilgrimage please click here.

Do I need an electrical adapter in Israel?  Yes, you will need an adapter.

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 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 and Jordan with Petra Pilgrimage Tour. Prices start at $3,199.  We also have the Holy Land Food and Faith Pilgrimage tour.

14 Reviews
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Pinky & Emil

Couple Traveller

Hi Father Paul, Jimmy and Marcelle,
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the very wonderful and fulfilling program you prepared for us on our Holy Land Pilgrimage. The highlight of that tour for our family was having to celebrate a mass on the tomb of Jesus, what a wonderful experienced that we did not expect.

To add up to a wonderful experienced was having Father Shoury as our Priest, he guided us spiritually in our journey even up to now, his words and prayers still remain in our hearts. He is a spiritually gifted Priest. Our family love Father Shoury , we will continue to pray for him as well.

Our small group of Pilgrims made us felt of having extended family. Our Tour Guide did very well in explaining the history if the place that coincide with the bible as Father Shoury explained the biblical side. The driver of the bus did his job perfectly on picking / dropping us to the places of interest according to our pilgrimage program. The accommodation ( hotel and food) was excellent. Our Jordan extension was a plus that we really enjoyed the adventure in Petra and Mt Nebo. Although we had some hiccups on our flight going to Israel ( with our luggages delayed for 2 days) but everything were replaced with outpouring great experienced with the goodness of our Lord Jesus Christ that until now the blessings continue coming on our way.

To walk where our Lord Jesus walked was ended a wonderful experience that we will always cherish and keep in our hearts forever.

Thank you for the wonderful and well- organized program you created for our group. We recommended your company to a lot of our friends since they saw our posting in social media. My sons,Sean and Steffen also posted a lot of pictures in google photos sharing with Father Shoury ( Jimmy and Father Paul are in that group). I was trying to post our group pictures in Catholic Journeys Facebook but not successful ( I will keep trying) but feel free to post our group pictures shared in google photos.

Again, thank you Jimmy, Father Paul and Marcelle for a wonderful experienced that we will always cherish in our mind and heart.


April 12, 2023

Stephanie G

Solo Traveller

I went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land during March of 2023. It was a very spiritual and informative experience for me. Going during Lent and having daily Mass added to my experience of Holy Week when I got back home. Our guide was very knowledgeable in our Catholic Faith, Scripture, History and the Culture of the Time. I learned a lot about the area and times of Jesus, I felt in the presence of Jesus at times and I formed a great friendship with my fellow pilgrims. I would recommend Catholic Journeys to others! Thank you for this very wonderful experience.

April 10, 2023

Lonzo and Ernestina

Couple Traveller

Our trip was fantastic. Met and exceeded our expectations. Hotels and meals were great. It was certainly a wonderful religious experience. The most important aspect of the tour was our tour guide and bus driver. Said, our guide, was very knowledgable and personable. I observed other tour groups and it was evident we were on the best tour. I can’t say enough about Said. In fact, we enjoyed the tour so much, we may go again. As long as Said is the guide. Also, our bus driver was very good and did a great job of handling that bus it very tough traffic! He made us feel safe. A great tour. Thank you.

April 4, 2023

Fr. Shoury

Solo Traveller

Our guide was well versed in Archeology and History and the
Bible which made us to understand the importance and the meaning of the area. He explained
very well in every angle of the place. I myself taught the Bible as a priest for 45 years learnt so
much from his explanation. It gave me altogether a new understanding of the “Salvation
History”. I could say that I have learnt new things and new way of looking the plan of God, not
only me personally but all of us could boldly say the same thing. It is an eye opener of our faith
and the reality of God Himself. Every day was a new message, towards the end of the day we
could only admire “how God in His Plan for the humanity arranged Jesus birth and led through
his preaching and miracles and finally his death brought the salvation to the humanity”. It was a
Wonderful experience. Personally I have few highlights of pilgrimage (of course every sight was
important) but Garden of Gethsemane, Last Supper – Ordination of Priesthood / Upper Room,
Stations of the Cross, Wailing Wall/ Temple of Solomon, Tomb of Jesus/ death of Jesus. In all
these places I celebrated Holy Mass; in all these I was fully and personally involved in the
celebration of the Mass which gave me a new renewal of my Priesthood. This I call it a
wonderful faith and personal experience of God and Jesus.
Personally I advised the group “do not miss this great opportunity of experience of God” and
God is Great, so ask for a miracle to happen in your life before you leave this place. I myself
earnestly asked God something should happen to me; sure enough unexpected thing happened
to me/ I may say miraculously met Jesus in disguise (unknown Person) later I recalled that
person none other than Christ himself.
I thank Catholic Journeys Organization and our own group finally knit together as a family. I
pray that this great experience may go a long way in our life until we meet Jesus in Heaven face
to face and Blessed Virgin Mary – Mother of God.

April 2, 2023

Roberto and Janette

Couple Traveller

Hello Jimmy,
Thank you for getting in touch and thank you for your prayers. I also want to thank the Catholic Journeys team for an excellent job in handling our pilgrimage needs, from the flight bookings, airport transfers, hotel accommodations and knowledgeable tour guide and driver.
Marcelle who first handled our initial inquiry and our subsequent booking was very thorough and responsive to our questions and concerns. She was very consistent in providing prompt guidance and assistance to our concerns prior to the trip. Although we didn’t have direct contact with Fr. Paul, I sensed his readiness to assist if assistance was needed during the booking process. My wife and I were also very pleased by the flight bookings handled by you (Jimmy). We were happy with the airline and seats selection you made. The timing and number of layovers worked very well for us (these were a major concerns for me and my wife prior to our flight booking). The documents, the instructions and travel tips provided were very helpful.
When we reached the Holy Land, we were so happy to have a very knowledgeable tour guide named Sa-id. He was very nice and the level of knowledge he shared was excellent! We all learned a lot from him. He and the driver were very helpful all throughout til the end of the trip. Sa-id was very patient in explaining things to us. A very kind person !
Our group was very lucky also to have Fr. Shoury with us! He filled us with spiritual nourishment throughout the journey! The daily masses with his inspiring homilies and prayerful guidance made our group so close together and gave us a spirit filled camaraderie. Last but not the least, we were so happy to be with this diverse group of pilgrims from all over the US who are so patient with one another, helping one another and shared the common goal of tracing the footsteps of Jesus. Towards the end of our pilgrimage we all felt that Jesus’ footsteps didn’t end in the cross in vain…because not only we’re saved by His death on the cross but we all felt the LOVE that He gave and preached to us…through the people we were with in this pilgrimage and through the people that facilitated our trip to the Holy Land!

Best regards!
Roberto and Janette

March 30, 2023
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