Why tour the Holy Land with Good Shepherd Travel
Good Shepherd Travel is a family-run Christian business with deep ties to the Holy Land
Most tour operators in the United States are using large tourist firms that conduct their tours in the Holy Land the same way they would put together a program in any other part of the world. Their goal is to fill up a tour bus and move their customers from site to site as quickly as possible to complete their itinerary.
There are also tour operators who claim to provide “VIP Service” but are little more than bus drivers who take groups from site to site without providing pilgrims an understanding of what they are seeing.
The Good shepherd holy land tour experience
Good Shepherd Travel was established to provide a quality option for Christians to have a truly comprehensive, spiritual pilgrimage that would allow for participants to truly understand the Holy Land. It’s not enough to simply to be chaperoned from site to site and be told what you are looking at. A true pilgrimage allows for the pilgrim to enrich their knowledge and understanding of the sites important to their faith, and to experience their faith through the five senses of hearing, taste, touch, smell and sight. Good Shepherd Travel facilitates a pilgrimage by handling all the details of your tour, including the program itinerary, ground arrangements (including guides, transportation, accommodation and meals), and any special requests to visit a particular site, meet with a particular religious order or individual, or to fix a simple request, such as stopping a little longer at a particular sight that has a special meaning to the group or an individual pilgrim. Each pilgrimage must reflect the unique characteristics and nature of the particular group, and we will work with you and your faith community to make sure that it happens.
Good Shepherd Travel uses Christian guides, and Christian-owned hotels, restaurants, shops and other service providers whenever and wherever possible, as a means to support the local Christian community. You can read more about that here.
Good Shepherd Travel is ready to make your pilgrimage to the Holy Land the spiritual experience that will be a life-changing moment for you, your friends, family, faith community and fellow pilgrims.