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CATHOLIC GROUPS 2017-11-28T22:56:43+00:00

Walk in the footsteps of Jesus and St. Peter as you retrace their paths building The Church… 

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

Some of the more prominent Catholic groups we have assisted 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

Not only do we handle all other aspects of a 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.

It would be our pleasure to help 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 visitors, or a custom tour 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! 

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

  • Travel dates

  • Length of stay

  • Expected group size

  • Requested grade of hotel

  • Desired sites

  • Meetings with local congregations

  • Special requests (masses, special speakers, 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 trip will greet you at the airport and 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 a tour with Immanuel Tours? Check out our FAQ page specifically about working with us HERE. 

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  • Gina

     

    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!

  • David 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.

     

  • Linda 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.

  • Greg 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.

  • Lina 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.
  • Matt 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++