Catholic Holy Land Tours

Walk in the footsteps of Jesus and St. Peter as you retrace their paths along the Via Dolorosa. Experience the holy sites of Capernaum (including Peter’s House), Gethsemane, The Jordan River, Cana (the site of the miracle of water into wine) and many more. Immanuel Tours has a long history of working with Catholic pilgrimage Holy Land tours, handling tours for groups from Europe, USA, Canada, and Africa.

Immanuel Tours has a long history of working with Catholic Holy Land tours, handling tours for groups from Europe, the USA, Canada, and Africa.

Prominent Catholic tours to Israel that have been planned include:

  • The seminar of priests (Wiener Priesterseminar) led by His Eminence Cardinal Koenig of Austria.
  • Pilgrimage organized by Kolpingwerk, Cologne, for a period of more than 15 years and led by the former General praeses.
  • Prelate Heinrich Festing
  • Annual pilgrimage tours of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria with the General Secretary Rev. Fr. George Ehusani

Catholic Holy Land Tours

Not only do we handle all other aspects of your Catholic Holy Land tour, we also are happy to make arrangements for the daily celebration of Holy Mass for groups traveling with a priest. Our office works with the shrines of Jerusalem, Nazareth, Bethlehem and the Basilica of the Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor. All arrangements are made in collaboration with the Christian Information Center.

In addition to offering accommodations in all grades of hotels, we are able to accommodate groups in Catholic houses such as the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center, the Guesthouse of the Pope, the Sisters of Zion Hospice located on the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem, other hospices in Nazareth and throughout the country.

We enjoy helping you design the trip that best suits your needs, whether that is one of our most popular tours that takes you to all of the most visited locations in Israel that interest Catholic Holy Land pilgrims, or a custom journey designed just for your unique group.

We will do whatever we can to ensure you leave Israel with lasting memories, a meaningful experience and seeing the Bible come to life in the Holy Land, from the time you arrive in Tel Aviv until your departure! 

Sites that can be on your pilgrimage visit all of the most important places including: Sea of Galilee, Capernaum (including Peter’s House), The Garden of Gesthemene, The Jordan River, Cana(the site of the miracle of water into wine), the Dead Sea, the Church of the Nativity, Jericho, The Mount of Beatitudes, Tabgha, Caesarea, and many more.

Our tour operators will help customize your pilgrimage according to your specific

  • Travel dates
  • Number of Days
  • Expected group size
  • Requested grade of hotel
  • Desired sites
  • Meetings with local congregations
  • Special requests (masses, special speakers, religious ceremonies, etc)

We will also be glad to offer you our Personalized Package which includes:

  • Bus Banner with your Church name and logo.
  • Welcome banners at each hotel with your church name & logo.
  • Help desk at hotel lobby with free e-mail access.
  • Special welcome and farewell dinners.
  • Items such as hats and t-shirts are also available.
  • Personalized certificates for all participants.

At Immanuel Tours, we are dedicated to service with a personal touch! 

You will work with one tour operator who will work hand-in-hand with you and truly get to know you and what  your group needs are. The same tour operator who helped you plan your Catholic Holy Land tour will remain in contact with you throughout your visit, ensuring all your needs are taken care of and your questions answered. You will never be “just another group” to us! 

Contact us for more information and to begin planning the most meaningful trip you will ever take!

Do you have questions about planning Catholic Holy Land tours with Immanuel Tours? Check out our FAQ page specifically about working with us HERE. 

Popular Tour Itineraries

Mar Saba

Day 1 – Arrival at Ben Gurion Airport
Day 2 – The ruins of ancient Caesarea
Day 3 – Lower Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Church of the Transfiguration, Sea of Galilee, boat ride across the sea to Kibbutz Ein Gev, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, Magdala, “Jesus Boat”
Day 4 – River Jordan Yardenit baptismal site, Jordan Valley, ancient site of Gilgal, Mount of Temptation, Fountain of Elisha the Prophet, Dead Sea, Judea Desert,
Day 5 – Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Chapel of Dominus Flevit, Garden of Gethsemane, Church of All Nations, old walled city of Jerusalem, Pools of Bethesda,
14 Stations of the Cross, Pilate’s Judgement Seat, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western (Wailing) Wall, Mt. Zion, the “Roman Steps”
Day 6 – Israel Museum, Yad Vashem Museum, Ein Karem, “Juda”, The Chapel of The Visitation, Bethlehem, Church of the Nativity, Shepherd’s Field, Garden Tomb,
Gordon’s Golgotha
Day 7 – Temple Mount, City of David, Hezekiah’s Tunnel, Pool of Siloam
Day 8 – Drive to Ben Gurion Airport

Dead Sea

Day 1– Arrival at Israel

Day 2– Mt. Carmel, Meggido, Nazareth, Cana

Day 3– Lower Galilee, Mt. Tabor, Boat ride on the Galilee, Ein Gev, St. Peter’s Fish Lunch, Capernaum, Magdala, Tabgha, Mt of Beatitudes, Jesus Boat.

Day 4– Safed, Hula Valley, Golan Heights, Banias, Caesarea Philippi,  Tel Dan

Day 5– Sea of Galilee, Yardenit Baptismal Site, Jordan Valley, Jericho, Jerusalem.

Day 6- Mt. of Olives, Palm Sunday Road, Garden of Gesthemene, Church of All Nations, Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa.

Day 7– Israel Museum, Yad Vashem, Ein Karem, Church of the Visitation, Bethlehem.

Day 8– Bethany, Dead Sea, Masada, Qumran, Western Wall.

Day 9– Temple Mount, City of David, Pool of Siloam, Free time.

Day 10-Depart Israel.

What Do Our Clients Say About Us?

  • Bob Lutz – San Clemente, CA

    I want to thank you for accommodating our group since we were only 14. And for giving us Yoni as a guide. You are fortunate to have him. He was so knowledgeable and entertaining. We LOVED him. And Dabash as our driver was excellent as well. Thank you for all your efforts. It was a memorable trip.

  • William AttawayWilliam Attaway

    I've taken groups to Israel with Immanuel Tours since 2009, and have been overwhelmed with their impressive operation. They take such great care of the groups that work with them, and I've never thought of talking with anyone else. They are, quite simply, the best! I highly recommend them to you!

  • Stephen GentryStephen Gentry

    We unfortunately did not get to take our tour with Immanuel tours due to the closing of Israel's border due to Coronavirus. However, you need to know that I have NEVER been treated as well by ANY company as we worked through the problem. Outstanding communication, always looking to take care of us and our needs. They legimately could have charged a cancellation fee, because they did all the work, but they waived all fees. Phillip ,Susan, and Carine are a delight and we WILL use them we we are able to reschedule. Thank you Immanuel. Tours, you truly out the hospitable in hospitality.


    Thank you so much for the life changing experience. Our guide Yoni Simmons made all the difference. I believe Yoni is made for this. He made his narration so interesting! He was so knowledgable, patient, humble and caring. We could tell he loves what he is doing. He is a real minister of the word of God. If I have the opportunity I will recommend Immanuel Tours to other people and Yoni as a guide in particular.

  • RonnaRonna

    This was the trip of a lifetime! From start to finish everything ran smoothly and was so well organized. Israel is a beautiful country and I can’t imagine seeing it for the first time with anyone other than Immanuel Tours. Thank you so much for making our pilgrimage to the Holy Land such an incredible experience.

  • Marlene PeachyMarlene Peachy

    I can’t begin to thank you……..I mean that from the bottom of my heart.  I know I already have a larger group of people for next year, but these ones that came are forever changed.  They laughed, they cried (for joy) they were deeply moved and Matti and Abbott were spectacular.  They won’t stop thanking me!!!  They know you are the best!!!!  I was just a ride along and encourager.  Of course, they weren’t just  holiday travelers, they knew their Bible and were sincerely making a pilgrimage.  They just had no idea how wonderful it would be.  Thanks so very much!!!  I don’t know how to write Matti and Abbott to thank them, but please convey that for me.

  • Sandra Luttrell, Zola Tours ManagerSandra Luttrell, Zola Tours Manager

    Zola Tours has been hosting pilgrims in the Holy Land for over 35 years, teaching and revealing the Bible from a Messianic Jewish perspective, and Immanuel Tours has been our land agent for almost 20 of those years. Immanuel Tours staff and services are over-the-top excellent and professional; yet at the same time they treat their clients like family, with a personal touch! They oversee and ensure each part of our tours is handled with perfection and that we and they provide an everlasting, monumental, never-to-be-forgotten Holy Land experience for each of our pilgrims! We cannot sing their praises enough, and we give them the highest and most honored accolades and recommendation possible! If you are in need of the BEST land agent in Israel, PLEASE give them a chance to prove everything we say and believe about them!

    With warmest and sincerest blessings,

    Sandra Luttrell
    Zola Tours Manager

  • Pastor Doug ByrumPastor Doug Byrum

    My wife, Glenna and I have traveled to Israel 13 times, 11 of those with Immanuel Tours. They are simply the best. Reasons, they are family, they care about every aspect of your tour. If someone is hurt they will sit at the hospital. I consider everything they do to be first class. It truly is if you ask and it is possible they will make it happen. It is the only group my tours will travel with, I have used others, none this good. Give them a try, you won't be sorry, I promise...

  • Matt StoneMatt Stone

    Just got back from a Zola Levitt Israel tour and my wife and I couldn't be happier with the experience. Dror was our guide and Charlie was the driver. They both performed above expectations. We couldn't get enough of Dror's observations and knowledge. Charlie made the transportation logistics seem effortless, he was applauded multiple times navigating us around. A++

  • Lina OliverLina Oliver
     Thank you so much for a very well organized tour/pilgrimage to the Holy Land. Our guide, Asher, and our driver, David, were very nice & they were so great. Very knowledgeable too! It was a wonderful experience.  We hope to visit the Holy Land again with Immanuel Tours.
  • Maria SisonMaria Sison

    I was fortunate to join the Holy Land Pilgrimage provided by the Immanuel Tours and sponsored by Father Joel Lopez of Illinois, USA on November 6-14, 2013. I have to say that it is a once in a life time experience that has strengthened my faith and helped me grow spiritually and the memories of which I will treasure for the rest of my life. Father Joel was as good as it gets—so much fun to be with. I think that he will attract many pilgrims in the furure just by his personality.

    But of course the wonderful experience would not have been possible were it not for the presence of our driver David and out guide Asher Vaza. Asher has such love and passion for the history of Israel and the Jewish Faith and it showed whenever he spoke which was so captivating and always transformed us all to that amazing time. He has a vast knowledge of history which was very impressive. I’m old and have worked hard all my life and have gone to so many places and participated in many tours and have not encountered a guide as good and as moving as Asher. He is an asset to your company. Many in the group said that they will only recommend Immanuel tours of the Holy Land if Asher and David are on it. and We loved David and Asher. I do not think Father Joel will like another driver and guide aside from those 2. They work so well with each other and have such respect for each other that the whole group commented on it. Of course, that fact just added to make the experience even more enjoyable. Father Joel, David and Asher is a combination that is hard to replicate.

    On our last evening in Jerusalem I met The CEO of Immanuel Tours and his daughter Susan. It was very nice that they both came to meet us. We all appreciated that very much. The whole company and especially those 2 seem like the people I will want to have travel dealings with even in other places. You have a very respectable/trustworthy company and I will pray for your continued success. I know that you will bring more pilgrims to the Holy Land and beyond.

  • Greg and Katie HollowayGreg and Katie Holloway

    Our first experience with Immanuel Tours was over 10 years ago in 2006.  We have been using them ever since and can say the service level has never wavered.  They offer impeccable customer service, with such personal attention given to every detail.  We consider them not just our tour company but they have become our Israeli family.  We have been so blessed through them and highly recommend them.

  • Linda ArnoldLinda Arnold

    My first pilgrimage to The Promised Land was with Immanuel Tours and the entire trip exceeded my expectations. I liked it so much that my husband and I signed up for another tour the following year and took 5 family members with us! Okay, so if that wasn’t enough we signed up again this year and took 4 more friends! Yes, that is three years in a row!

    When I go back to Israel, I will only travel with Immanuel Tours. Outstanding guides, exceptional drivers, and first rate service. Immanuel Tours is truly excited to be a part of your incredible, experience in the Holy Land and care about every little detail.

  • TeresaTeresa

    We had the trip of a lifetime!!

    Thank you and our wonderful guide, Ilan! He is a fantastic guide. So knowledgeable and hard working. We learned so much from him. We are so very grateful to him!

    We thoroughly enjoyed our trip!! Many thanks to you and Ilan!

    We will continue to lobby for Israel here in the U.S. And will recommend Immanuel Tours to anyone going to Israel!



  • David ChaversDavid Chavers

    Immanuel Tours provided very personalized service to us. Two of our group flew in from Egypt ahead of the others by about 8 hours. The two were settled into the hotel, picked up by car by Susan herself and driven to the airport to meet the rest of the incoming group and ride the bus back to the hotel as a group. No extra charge, ''just part of it'' they told us. There were six employees on hand to meet us at the airport to make sure everything went smoothly.

    I could continue, but this email cannot do justice to the service and accommodations Immanuel Tours provided us. I guess the strongest statement I can make is that we are returning with another group this coming year. The thought of using someone else has not even crossed our minds. These people took care of business, and became our friends in the process.


  • GinaGina


    I must tell you I give both Immanuel Tours and Mordi my highest recommendation – Donna and I had an amazing trip. The personal service, hotels, attention to detail and most of all the flexibility of Mordi (he learned I like frozen coffees – so there was always a stop somewhere) to change up the itinerary when timing/location deemed necessary.

    Now a special word about Mordi – his knowledge and passion for Israel is so evident in his spirit it is a joy to spend time with him. He has a great sense of humor (which I’m sure he needed with us) and loved sharing his Jewish faith and Israeli heritage during our unending questions.

    Yoav – a note of thanks for all your help with our pilgrimage – I know you did all the legwork for the sites, hotels and details. It was flawless and we appreciate all your hard work. You’re the best!

    Again, thank you Immanuel Tours – it was a life changing experience and you made it happen.

    Next year, in Jerusalem!