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,
Jerusalem
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 to.work.with and we WILL use them we we are able to reschedule. Thank you Immanuel. Tours, you truly out the hospitable in hospitality.

  • RICHMONDA ADEAGBO

    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