Customized Catholic Tours and Religious Pilgrimages
Since the earliest recorded pilgrimages from the second century, when the faithful made their way to Jerusalem to follow the Via Dolorosa, faithful Catholics still embrace the same tradition of a religious pilgrimage trip as a means of furthering spiritual growth and we encourage you to do the same with your own school or church group. Our Catholic pilgrimages to Italy can provide in-depth visits to Rome and Assisi, to include St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel, a Papal audience and private services in the Basilica of Saint Francis, as well as visits to other great Italian shrines such at Lanciano, Siena and San Giovanni Rotondo. Once in a lifetime pilgrimage trips to Fatima, Knock or Lourdes can be customized with as few as 10 participants to include the celebration of Mass and candlelight processions at these venerated Marian shrines, while also incorporating the great cultural treasures and inspirational wonders of Portugal, Ireland and France. In Spain, a Catholic pilgrimage can see school or church groups ascend to the heights of the monastery at Montserrat, explore the Convent of Saint Teresa in Avila or the Shrine of St. Ignatius in Loyola and, like so many before, follow the Christian pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and walk the “Way of Saint James”. Our religious pilgrimage trips to the Holy Land will allow you to walk in the footsteps of the Jesus, Peter and the apostles around the Sea of Galilee and in Nazareth, Capernaum, Jerusalem, before floating in the Dead Sea and taking the cable car to the mountain top fortress at Masada. By contrast, customized mission or service trips to Costa Rica, Mexico or Peru can also include meetings (or even homestays) with local school or church groups, which are often an unforgettable highlight of our Catholic pilgrimages around the globe.