74 Years as the Christian Travel Expert

More than seven decades ago, Yousef Nawas founded Nawas International Travel. As a young man he had an idea: to bring travelers to the Holy Land, an area he both knew and loved. In 1949, he established Nawas Tourist Agency in a small room in the Old City of Jerusalem, and he succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

“I built our company on a foundation of respect for our clients and a commitment to providing a high quality experience,” said Mr. Nawas, who handed the presidency over to his son Soli in 1994. Mr. Nawas maintained an active role in the company as chairman of the board until his passing in November 2010 at the age of 95.


Sami, Yousef and Soli Nawas

L-R: Sami Nawas, Vice President; Yousef Nawas; Soli Nawas, President

Family-Owned & Managed

From a one-man operation in 1949, Nawas has grown into an international travel organization serving thousands of Christian travelers every year. Still family owned and managed, Nawas is in its seventh decade of providing the finest travel experience possible at unbeatable value.

Although the Holy Land remains our favorite destination, today Nawas International plans and operate tours to more than 30 countries.

Nawas International is dedicated to offering you competitive prices, exciting programs, and excellent tour host benefits. Our long-term relationships with our suppliers and knowledgeable team of guides and tour escorts ensure the high quality of our programs.


Olga Nawas, Yousef Nawas and George Khoury

L-R: Olga Nawas, head of the Jerusalem office; Yousef Nawas; and nephew George Khoury, Executive VP (Darien, CT).