Pilgrimage is a very important aspect in Palestinian identity, being the cradle of Abrahamic religions and birthplace of Jesus. It is a journey to find deeper truths and meaning of faith. We provide pilgrimage tours in Palestine and give you a glimpse of the sites we can visit on our trip.
The Holy city where Jesus was born offers a truly deep journey into the faith and history of Christianity. We can organize for the tour to begin with visiting the Shepherd’s Field, where the angels appeared to announce the birth of Jesus to the shepherds, followed by walking along the historic route taken by the Holy family through the old city of Bethlehem to the Church of the Nativity, the birthplace of Jesus. This spiritual journey in Bethlehem can end with a visit to the Grotto of St. Jerome and the Milk Grotto.
A day in Jerusalem is never disappointing, especially when the tour is planned ideally. The journey begins with a walk in Via Dolorosa, way of the suffering, passing through the historic alleys and bazaars of the old city to reach the church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Tomb of the Christ. But the day will not end there, since Jerusalem is filled with Holy sites that await its visitors, like the churches of Pater Noster and Dominus Flevit on the Mount of olives and the Church of all Nations in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus Prayed the night before his passion.
The city where Jesus and the Holy Family lived is an incredible experience filled with holy sites. Among the places we can organize a visit to are the Basilica of Annunciation, Mary’s Well and Joseph’s Workshop. And If you’re up for some nature, we can visit Mount Tabor, the site of Jesus’ Transfiguration at the summit where can you can saturate your eyes with beautiful Valley of Jezreal. Nazareth is a truly rich place to learn from about the life of Jesus.
Sea of Galilee
In the charming city, we can plan for you a day filled with spirituality, history and nature. We can begin with the Mount of Beatitudes to recall the Sermon on the Mount and then continue to the church of the Multiplication, Chapel of the Primacy of St. Peter and then to Magdala Synagogue. The tour would not be complete without a visit to Capernaum, the town of Jesus, where you can visit the remains of the House of Peter, the ‘Insula Sacra’ and the white Synagogue. You can also get a chance to visit Yardenit, a popular spot for pilgrims, located near the headwaters of the Jordan River, which is a wonderful opportunity for a dunk in the famous water of the Jordan River. There we will have the opportunity to renew the baptismal vows.
In Jenin, we can arrange for you to visit the church of Burqin, which considered the third oldest church in the world and afterwards we will give you a tour around the city. And what better way to end a tour than to combine history with a nature with a visit to Tell Ta’anach a pear- shaped mound that stood invincible before the armies of Joshua and Tell Dothan a hill bordered by fertile grasslands and a spring, the Biblical site where Joseph had been betrayed by his brothers and sold to Ishmaelite merchants. It is also where Prophet Elysha, successor to the highly revered Elijah, lived.
Nablus is famous for the historic site, Sebastia, known for the tradition associated with John the Baptist. After Sebastia, we can visit ancient Roman tombs, a Hellenistic tower and Herodion gate towers and walk in the charming old town of Nablus.
Mount Carmel, Akko
Mount Caramel offers a speculator view high above the Mediterranean, there we will visit the site where prophet Elijah was instrumental in the defeat of the prophets of Ba’al¸ we will also visit the shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and see Elijah’s Cave. On our way we can pass by Haifa to see St. Peter church and Stella Maris. Once we reach Acre, we will be able to relish in a visit to the Crusader underground city and crypt, and enjoy walk through the Old City market.
Jericho, Dead Sea
First stop could be the mount of temptation where Jesus spent 40 days battling Satan’s temptations and the series of 40 caves that have been inhabited by monks and hermits since Christianity’s early days. Then we can visit Qumran, where the Dead Sea scrolls where found and afterwards enjoy the water and town of Jericho.