Bible Land Pilgrimages
Discover the Lands of the Bible:
The Holy Land, Greece & Turkey Pilgrimages
Nawas was founded 65 years ago on the concept of taking pilgrims to the Holy Land and it's still our most popular pilgrimage. Our travelers have the added benefit of working with a company with six decades of experience planning and operating pilgrimages. We have our own office in Jerusalem offering clients on-site quality control and immediate, personalized service, and the most competitive prices.
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's pilgrimage to the Holy Land in May 2009 has encouraged Catholics around the world to follow his lead and make their own plans to trace the path of Jesus — including many pilgrims who have traveled with Nawas. The Holy Father said, “The empty tomb speaks to us of hope, the hope that does not disappoint because it is the gift of the Spirit of life.”
Bible Land Highlights
THE HOLY LAND
Following in the footsteps of Jesus in the Holy Land is the spiritual experience of a lifetime. Here's a chance to walk where Jesus walked, where every page of the Bible comes alive. On a Holy Land pilgrimage you can cruise on the Sea of Galilee, climb the Mount of Olives and view the Old City of Jerusalem, walk the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, stroll in the Garden of Gethsemane and more.
STEPS OF ST. PAUL IN GREECE & TURKEY
When St. Paul converted to Christianity, the religion he once persecuted, he became a "slave of Jesus Christ" and discovered "the glorious freedom of the children of God." As he traveled throughout Greece and Asia Minor, he brought Jesus' message to the masses and established new churches wherever he went. Now you can trace St. Paul's amazing evangelical journeys with Nawas in Greece and Turkey, including ancient Ephesus.
Make a pilgrimage to the land where it all began ... walk where Jesus walked ... visit the Old City of Jerusalem ... cruise the Sea of Galilee ... climb the Mount of Olives ... visit Bethlehem and the Church of the Nativity. Opportunity to visit the ancient "Rose Red" city of Petra, carved from multi-hued rocks, or Cairo.
Travel in the footsteps of St. Paul to Greece. See the famous Acropolis in Athens ... visit Corinth where he lived and worked with Priscilla and Aquila ... take a three-day Greek Isles cruise with a chance to walk the streets of ancient Ephesus ... visit Thessaloniki and Philippi.
11 Days Athens & Greek Isles Cruise
Visit Athens and ancient Corinth ... take an exciting seven-day cruise to the Greek Isles of Santorini, Crete, Rhodes, Mykonos, and Patmos, where St. John wrote the Book of Revelation ... stop in Kusadasi with a chance to see fascinating Ephesus, plus exotic Istanbul.
12 Days Biblical Turkey & the Steps of St. Paul
Start in Istanbul where you tour Topkapi Palace...visit Ankara, capital of Turkey...see the amazing rock churches in Cappadocia...visit the limestone terraced hot springs at Pamukkale...Laodicea and Thyatira...tour Ephesus, where St. Paul lived and preached...visit Troy and see the archaeological wonders at Pergamum.
12 Days Turkey & Greek Isles Cruise
Begin in Istanbul and tour Topkapi Palace ... visit the ancient cities of Troy, Pergamum, Ephesus and Smyrna, one of the Seven Churches of Revelation ... enjoy a three-day Greek Isles cruise, ending with a stay in Athens and a visit to Corinth to see where Paul lived and preached.