CHRISTIAN TOURS OF THE HOLY LAND & EUROPEAN CHRISTIAN TOURS
Since we began offering our Christian Holy Land tours programs, Friendship has operated over 2,000 groups on virtually every conceivable itinerary. We have blended into this brochure a combination of traditional favorites, current popular tours, and some newer, more original programs designed to offer a more in-depth experience into both the Old and New Testaments, as well as European Christian Church. We offer tours that take in the history and heritage of several denominations, including Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, and Methodist. If you don’t find a tour to your liking, we will create one just for you.
Jerusalem • Sea of Galilee • Bethlehem • Jordan River
Jerusalem • Sea of Galilee • Bethlehem • Jordan River
Rome • Florence • Venice • Pisa • Verona • Assisi
Istanbul • Ephesus • Pergamon • Thessaloniki • Philippi • Corinth
Istanbul • Ephesus •Pergamon • Thessaloniki • Philippi • Corinth
Scheduled Christian Holy Land Tours
Curated Holy Land Tours Offer the Experience of a Lifetime
The Holy Land isn’t just a destination for those on a pilgrimage; it’s an incredible place to visit, with endless history, architecture, and areas of Christian significance to explore. Whether you’re traveling with family and friends or planning a trip for your church group, the friendly and experienced team at Friendship Tours is ready to guide you on the trip of a lifetime.
Our name says it all. When you travel with us, you become our friend, and we go above and beyond to deliver the outstanding experience you’re looking for. Our scheduled Christian Holy Land tours include itineraries in Israel, Jordan, and beyond. Or you can choose a curated experience, like tracing the footsteps of St. Paul.
With decades of successful trips under our belt and a vetted selection of first-class hotels, astonishing sites of interest, and expert tour guides, we have everything you need to live your dream of visiting the Holy Land. What adventures await when you book with Friendship Tours?
Our Engaging Christian Holy Land Tours
There are so many historic and religious sites to visit throughout the Holy Land. Therefore, it can be difficult to plan an itinerary that hits all the high points. So let Friendship Tours manage the minutiae for you with pre-planned itineraries ranging from 9–13 days in length, with a focus on specific lands and sites that have contributed to Christian history. There are several delightful options to choose from:
The Holy Land of Israel
Israel is a land painted with rich, religious history, with strong ties to Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. It is the intersection of diverse peoples, cultures, and religions that makes the country so unique and interesting.
One of our most popular Holy Land tours, the trip through Israel, starts in Tel Aviv and includes stops in Galilee, Masada, Qumran, Bethlehem, and Jerusalem, with no shortage of sights to see along the way. Each group is guided by knowledgeable professionals who discuss the history, archaeology, and religious significance of sites in depth, as well as give an overview of the current culture and lifestyles of the region.
Maybe you’re keen to visit Cana, where Jesus performed his first miracle of turning water to wine, or perhaps you’re ready to view the Sea of Galilee from aboard a replica wooden boat like those used in Jesus’ day. It could be that the many sights of Jerusalem, such as the famed Temple Mount, are calling to you. If so, you’ll have the opportunity to fulfill your heart’s desire on this 10-day excursion.
Holy Land and Jordan
If you know you want to visit Israel, but you’re looking for more from Christian Holy Land tours, you’ll love our 10-day trip that includes time in both Israel and Jordan. It kicks off with a journey to the reputed tomb of Moses at Mt. Nebo, en route to Petra, a historic city that was inhabited as early as 7000 BC and has the archaeological cred to prove it.
From there, it’s on to Caesarea and Tiberias, following in the footsteps of Jesus and boating in the Sea of Galilee. Visit famed sites like Tabgha, where the miraculous multiplication of loaves and fishes occurred, as well as the Mount of Beatitudes, where the Sermon on the Mount was delivered.
With a few days left, you’ll see the sites of Jerusalem, such as Via Dolorosa, the Stations of the Cross in the Christian Quarter, the Church of the Nativity, and areas of the Jewish and Muslim Quarters, among other stops. With a professional tour manager to guide and reveal the history of these incredible sites, you won’t regret booking a trip to the Holy Land.
Christian Tour of Italy
Friendship Tours is pleased to offer a range of Holy Land tours to suit every traveler and group. If you’ve already visited Israel to view the sites that marked Jesus’ life, consider a pilgrimage to Italy, with stops at a range of incredible historic sites.
With an itinerary that includes Rome, Assisi, Florence, Verona, Pisa, and Venice, there are plenty of reasons to join this trip through Italy. Whether you’re a Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist, or Methodist, you’re sure to find something to love on this multi-denominational tour of history and heritage.
The Coliseum is a must-see, as is Vatican City, where renowned sites like the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica are almost too numerous to count. You’ll view breathtaking frescoes in Assisi, set eyes on Michelangelo’s David in Florence, hit the high points of Pisa and fair Verona, and enjoy the dazzling splendor of Venice, all in nine amazing days touring Italy.
Turkey and Greece: In the Footsteps of St. Paul
This 13-day tour delivers nearly two full weeks of adventure as you view historic and religious sites throughout Turkey and Greece, where Paul the Apostle spread the teachings of Jesus. You’ll visit famous sites like Mars Hill, where he delivered his “Men of Athens” speech, and the Valley of Ephesus, where God performed miracles through him.
However, this tour also includes stops at a number of popular historic sites, including the Acropolis and Parthenon in Athens, the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli, the ancient city of Troy, and the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, among other incredible locations. With so much to explore, every traveler is sure to enjoy an immersive and memorable experience.
Turkey and Greece Tour with Cruise
If you’re having trouble deciding between a cruise and overland Christian Holy Land tours, you’ll be happy to hear you can have your cake and eat it too. This 10-day tour of Turkey and Greece follows the journeys of St. Paul with stops at historic and religious sites from Athens to the islands of Ephesus, Rhodes, Santorini, and other incredible locales.
After touring Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, and Nauplia, you’ll embark on a cruise to Mykonos via the Aegean Sea before sailing on to Ephesus and Patmos. With stops in Rhodes, Crete, and the stunning cliffside town of Santorini, you’ll find endless opportunities to visit sites dating back thousands of years and learn about the history of Christianity in the region.
Preparing for Your Trip
Once you’ve chosen your dream trip from our many exciting Holy Land tours, there are a few things you’ll need to do before you board the plane. First, make sure to read through our terms, conditions, and cancellation policy to ensure you are aware of the obligations and costs, like the non-refundable deposit. We want to make sure you have a positive experience with Friendship Tours, even if you have to cancel, and that starts with offering full transparency.
You also need to make sure you know the deadlines for booking a tour. Late payments will result in your reservation automatically canceling, so make sure you know the dates for mailing checks or submitting digital payments.
We encourage guests to purchase trip insurance prior to travel that will cover potential losses like trip delay, cancellation, mishaps, damage, and so on. Don’t forget to check U.S. State Department travel advisories to make sure you feel comfortable with your level of safety during travel to other countries.
Enjoy Incomparable Christian Holy Land Tours with Friendship Tours
It’s no mystery why we named our company Friendship Tours. Our goal is to honor our faith by helping Christians realize their dreams of visiting the Holy Land and seeing firsthand the sites where Jesus and other notable Christians lived their lives.
We want to ensure a positive experience and a once-in-a-lifetime trip for every friend who travels with us, which is why we go out of our way to visit each first-class hotel we book and personally interview every expert tour guide we hire. Your satisfaction is our top priority, and that means delivering a remarkable travel experience with every tour.
With all-inclusive itineraries, affordable prices, and incredible value, Friendship Tours makes it easy to book your trip and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime with fellow Christian travelers. Peruse our scheduled Holy Land tours today to find your preferred itinerary and select the dates that work for you and your group.