HOw to Plan a Tour of the Holy Land
Get the Holy Land tour your group is dreaming of
Good Shepherd Travel is ready and willing to help you plan and organize a tour to the Holy Land, and will see to it that it’s done right.
When it comes to planning a tour to the holy land, it is like most other trips. It needs to be organized out well in advance, with careful consideration of interest, timing and cost.
What kind of pilgrimage your community is interested in doing will depend on its interests. A Catholic pilgrimage in the Holy Land is much different than a Episcopal, Baptist or Pentecostal pilgrimage. A group can be more focused on visiting Biblical sites from the Old Testament, visiting churches and shrines that are maintained by the Franciscan Catholic, Greek Orthodox and Armenian churches, or a mix of both. Some groups may wish to spend time worshipping and visiting with local Christians, and others may be more interested in having a leisure component to their pilgrimage. It all depends on what you want out of your pilgrimage.
Timing is an often-overlooked part of preparation for travel in the Holy Land, but it is a very important part. Timing can mean the difference between a comfortable, affordable pilgrimage set at a decent pace, and a very costly, rushed pilgrimage competing with throngs of pilgrims from all over the world.
The busiest times for pilgrimages in the Holy Land happen during major Christian and Jewish feast days, most of which fall in the spring and autumn. Flight, hotel and guide services will vary greatly during these times. During Easter and Passover, it is often next to impossible to book rooms without doing so over a year in advance.
The weather and seasons of the Holy Land is very close to that of the state of Texas. Spring through fall is generally a hot, dry period, with late fall, winter and early spring being wet and cold. The peak season for travel to the Holy Land is Spring, depending on when Easter lands, and Autumn. The most competitive prices can be found during the Winter and Summer, if groups are willing to handle very hot, or sometimes very cold weather.
The cost of each pilgrimage will involve both interest and timing, as well as what degree of accommodation the pilgrims want, how long they wish to stay, and how many people they have in their group.
In general, the larger the group, the lower the price, as Good Shepherd Travel can negotiate with vendors and service providers much better than with small groups.
Lodging options can range from hostels to four-star accommodation. Entrance to holy land churches is almost always free, but most parks and museums have entrance fees. Knowing what you are looking for out of your experience and having flexibility to adjust dates and services will help determine the final price.
Whatever the interest, timing and cost range, Good Shepherd Travel will work with you to make it happen. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org or Toll Free 1-84- Holy Land (1-844-659-5263) with as much initial information as you can, so we can start making plans to make your pilgrimage a fulfilling one.