Few things are as special, or as memorable as a faith-based trip. Whether it’s walking in the footsteps of history’s most important religious figures, or visiting ancient sites where significant religious events took place, a faith-based tour is more like a pilgrimage, than a simple holiday.
For those eager to celebrate their faith, or it’s significant milestones, or anyone who simply wants a deeper understanding of their denomination or faith, Well Travelled, through our partner Collette, has a number of faith based tours to enlighten, guide and enchant.
A leader in faith-based tours, Collette’s stirring trips are hosted by one of their award-winning Tour Managers. With transport, hotels and tours covered, the only thing for you need to do is relax, take in the magnificent sights and enjoy your time in the company of like-minded travellers.
Shrines of Italy
Few places in the world are as rich in culture and history than Italy. Centre of the Catholic faith, Italy has long influenced the worlds of religion, art, music, philosophy and yes, even food.
Beginning in Assisi, guests on the Shrines of Italy tour visit many of the city’s top landmarks, including the Church of St. Claire, and the cave where St. Francis prayed. An optional tour to Florence allows for visits to the famed Piazza del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio and the medieval bridge, Ponte Vecchio. Other cities on this rich tour include Loreto, San Giovanni Rotondo and Rome.
Tour highlights include attendance to the weekly papal audience at Vatican City, a visit to the ancient city of Pompeii, and a visit to three of Rome’s major basilicas.
Duration: 10 Days
Priced from: $2,719
Countries visited: Italy
On the trail of Martin Luther
Few people have had a bigger impact on the world than Martin Luther. Professor, priest, monk, civic leader, Martin Luther would go on to became the central leader behind the Protestant Reformation. From the doors of All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg, Luther challenged Rome with his Ninety-Five Theses.
On the Trail of Martin Luther takes guests on a 10 day journey through Germany, where Martin Luther’s quest for reformation began. From Mainz and Worms, to Dresden, Leipzig, Wittenberg, and Berlin, this tour is a must for those with an interest in history and religion. Highlights include a visit to see the Guttenberg Bible, a guided tour of Luther’s birthplace at Eisleben, and Wartburg Castle, where Luther translated the New Testament into German.
Duration: 10 Days
Priced from: $2,599
Countries visited: Germany
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Israel: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Perhaps no place is as intertwined with the world’s major religions as Israel. This ancient land is filled with ancient wonders that mark the beginnings of civilisation.
Spend eight days touring the Holy Land from Tel Aviv to Jaffa, Nazareth, Tiberias, Bethlehem and Jerusalem. In true Collette style, travellers will be provided with fascinating guided tours, as well as ample free time to explore at leisure. Tour highlights include a visit to the Church of All Nations, the Pools of Bethesda, where Jesus healed the paralytic, and the winding alleys of historic Jaffa.
For those wanting to extend this eye-opening trip, an optional four-day tour of Jordan is available. The tour includes a visit to the ancient, stone-carved city of Petra.
Duration: 8 Days
Priced from: $2,849
Countries visited: Israel (with option to extend 4 nights in Jordan)
St. Patrick’s Ireland
A visit to the Emerald Isle is best seen through the eyes of St. Patrick. Beginning in the bustling capital city, Dublin, guests will start their tour with Mass at St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral. The seat of the Arch Bishop of Dublin, this Neo-Classical cathedral is unique for its Greek and Roman architectural style. The tour continues with a stop in Tullamore and Kilbeggan, two ancient towns noted for their Irish Whiskey production. Other cities on the tour include Athlone, Galway and Belfast.
Tour highlights include a visit to St. Patrick’s burial place, at the Cathedral of Downpatrick, a tour of the ruins at Clonmacnoise, and the Benedictine monastery at Kylemore Abbey.
Duration: 9 Days
Priced from: $2,499
Countries visited: Ireland
Greece: In the footsteps of Paul the Apostle with cruise
From the ruins of Athens to the vibrant blue waters of Santorini, Greece and its iconic landmarks provide a stunning backdrop for a faith based tour and cruise.
The ten-day tour starts in Athens, in the historic district called ‘the Plaka.’ The historic area is located at the base of the Acropolis. Guests are soon whisked away on a three-day cruise around the Greek Islands and Turkey. Stops include Mykonos, Santorini and Crete.
Tour highlights include a visit to the ruins of Ephesus, the coastal town of Kavala where Paul the Apostle first set foot on European soil, and the cave on Patmos, where John wrote the book of Revelation.
Duration: 10 Days
Priced from: $3,339
Countries visited: Greece and Turkey
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