What Our Tour Hosts Say

With our ongoing commitment to providing excellent service and good value for the money, it’s no surprise that our clients come back year after year. We receive dozens of letters, emails and phone calls every month with wonderful feedback on our tours. There can be no better endorsement than 74 years of satisfied customers. Here are some of the recent comments and testimonials we’ve received from our Tour Leaders:

“It’s been my extreme pleasure to benefit from your invaluable assistance with my tours — 104 so far — for the past 31 years. I wouldn’t dream of letting anyone else handle the many details involved in making these difficult, exotic itineraries a success, as evidenced by my many repeat clients and their referrals. Your superb attention to detail, your honesty, and your friendship are greatly appreciated. You can count on Nawas being my ‘one and only’ for many years to come.”

M.B., California

“With my sincere gratitude, I’m writing this thanking note. It was my long cherish to have a Holy Land pilgrimage. You helped a lot to fulfill it. All arrangements were awesome. We all have the same opinion. May God help you to continue this mission. I have a lot of memories with me from the Land of Our Lord.

Thanking you and your team, especially guide Johnny.”

Father A.T., Texas

“I wanted to take a little moment to say, “Thank You!” for always being such a pleasant person to work with. Not everyone has the same kindness, respect, and care that you provide, and this should not be overlooked. May you continue to have much success and many blessings now and always”

K.L., Florida

“I love Nawas and recommend you all the time. By God’s grace, many more trips to come!”

Pastor D.H., California

“I wanted to thank you for all your help and support in planning our pilgrimage to the Holy Land. You have been kind, patient and very professional throughout this process.

This pilgrimage was well planned and every detail was arranged with care. From our arrival in Tel Aviv to our return flight to JFK, we were treated with kindness and professionalism. The check in process to the various hotels was executed with timeliness, our reservations for breakfast and dinner were scheduled with care to accommodate all our daily excursions.

Our tour guide Johnny was knowledgeable and remained courteous, compassionate and professional. He paid very special attention to the most minute detail. He made sure that we experienced this pilgrimage to it’s highest potential. We attended masses daily in The most beautiful churches and Basilicas. We renewed our baptismal vows in the Jordan river, and 3 couples in our group renewed their wedding vows in Cana. Our tour guide Johnny was excellent and he represented Nawas with the utmost excellence.

Our group as a whole wanted me to express its sincere appreciation and gratitude to the staff of Nawas. Our best regards to Phillip Khoury for his candid dedication and patience which allowed some members of our group to experience this trip of a lifetime despite
various hardships.”

G.A., New York

“Hello Philip, I’m on Pilgrimage in the Holy Land as I write this email. I wanted to take a moment to thank you. We are having a wonderful experience and are already planning our next two pilgrimages. I have to tell you that I’m really impressed by both our driver and our guide. Both of them are really working hard at making sure we are happy. I mean it’s unbelievable, the driver is making us laugh at times and really going out of his way to make sure everything is up to our expectations. Your company is truly the best and I’m excited for what’s to come in the following days. “

Fr. G.P., California

“You and your staff were amazing and so helpful. We had an amazing trip. We learned and experienced so much. Nice touch to meet Olga and to meet her in Jerusalem. Thank you for enabling me to lead my church on an amazing spiritual growth experience!”

Pastor C.P., Texas

“As always, you at NAWAS did a great job for us! Thank you so much for all your help in making all our trips enjoyable for the past 25 years!”

A.B., California

“My overall Bible Lands tour experience was excellent. Your staff as well as the support that we received from the Jerusalem office, was fantastic. My guide, Gus, was equally fantastic. He is simply the best. I cannot say enough good things about him. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from the travelers. Thanks again.”

B.B., Florida

“Our April in Paris Pilgrimage was our 3rd and best tour with Nawas Travel. Our tours are customized to accommodate the preferences of our pilgrims and include visits to Jesuit historical sites. The Nawas Team is superb in meeting all our special requests and provides a professional, exceptional service at best prices. In our experience, no other travel group matches the high standards that Nawas Travel consistently delivers.”

Fr. S.B. and Fr. J.M., California

“I arrived back home this afternoon. I want to immediately say how very grateful and blessed I am to you for making it possible for me to participate in the most memorable pilgrimage of my lifetime. I will eternally be so indebted to you all. My fellow pilgrims were the most loving and friendliest individuals I have ever met. They and you all were in my daily prayers and meditation all along. Jesus touched me in a way that I have never felt before.”

Happy Advent.
Father H.S., California

“Thank you so much for all you did to make our trip to the Holy Land such a monumental success. Everything went as smoothly as it could have possibly gone. The hotels were wonderful, the food tasty and bountiful, the sites were spectacular, and our guide and driver were first class.”

Dr. D.S., Texas

“Thanks to NAWAS for another well-planned and well executed tour. It has been good working with Carol who always responded to my questions. Mick was loved by all. One of the BEST guides in all my tour experiences.”

Dr. E.B., Virginia

“Once again you guys were fabulous! NAWAS never disappoints. Thank you for your great work and kindness!”

N.M., New Jersey

“During this last year, EVERYONE at the NAWAS office was always available and ready to assist. The professionalism and attention to detail is wonderful! Michele was SO helpful throughout the entire process of planning and preparation. Elizabeth, our tour escort, was the BEST EVER! She got to know each person individually and helped to get them to experience the trip to the fullest. I am glad to be part of the NAWAS family. Thank you for the opportunity.”

K.W., Texas

“Our tour was absolutely wonderful, and our escort was one of the best tour guides! NAWAS is an excellent company to deal with and I look forward to many more future adventures together.”

Father P.M., South Carolina

“The overall experience was excellent, and the group was very happy to have attended the Holy Land trip. Thank you very much for you did.”

Msgr. P.V., New Jersey

“We are back from our wonderful Holy Land pilgrimage. It was beyond my wildest dreams. Every detail was taken care of and all ran smoothly. Our tour guide was magnificent. His knowledge of the biblical, historical and cultural was beyond compare. His ability and numerous contacts made our visits to the various sites amazing as we avoided the long lines that sometimes accompany tours and tourists. The bus driver was incredible. I would highly recommend NAWAS and you to anyone.

Thank you so much for all your hard work.”

H.M, California

“The trip was both spiritual, educational and fun. NAWAS hit it out of the park and I was really impressed. Our tour manager was outstanding at her job. Thank all of you for all your hard work to make this a great pilgrimage!”

Mrs. M. D., New Jersey

“We just returned from the Holy Land (Feb 13-22) and totally enjoyed the whole trip as well as the wonderful planning and logistics of NAWAS!!  You guys (that is Wisconsin slang) are the best!!!!  All of our hotels were top of the line.  British Airways is a wonderful airways. Our tour guide (George) was the best!  Our bus driver (Samir) was wonderful and a great driver! The buffets for Breakfast and Dinner were superb! (Israel is truly the land of milk and honey, as we all gained weight!). Meeting Olga was one of the highlights.  Everything was phenomenal and we all want to thank NAWAS for a job well done! We will truly recommend  you to everyone and we  hope someday to  use your services again.”

God’s blessings for a job well done!

Pastor M.K., Wisconsin

P.S. We felt safe the whole time!

“Another excellent tour. Very well chosen hotels, tour guide and driver. I value the professionalism of Nawas. Excellent job!”

Father F.O, Texas

“Just wanted to let you know that every member of the group that went to the Holy Land is on the mountaintop. Couldn’t speak more highly of the whole experience. Once again, NAWAS delivered on its promise. You are a great company to work with, and I look forward to our next opportunity.”

Pastor M.M., Michigan

“Overall, it was a very positive experience. We found our tour escort to be exceptional and would like to travel with her again.”

Father J.L., Pennsylvania

“A great trip with no glitches! I just appreciate the NAWAS people for the incredible manner in which they take care of everything. I love NAWAS and their staff.”

Brother D.C., Texas

“It was a pleasure to work with NAWAS for my second trip overseas. Carol was great to work with. Sean was excellent, very endearing to the group, professional and helpful. I’ll be doing another tour with NAWAS. Many thanks.”

Father M.K., Virginia

“All in all, this was another excellent tour you folks helped arrange.  Our trip was fabulous.  The guides excellent I can’t thank you enough for all your work and planning.  Good value for the money spent.  Our group was very, very pleased Another successful adventure!  Now on to France. God bless.”

Reverend K.S., North Dakota

“I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to you and the Nawas International Travel for arranging our group pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  All of us really enjoyed our time there, were very happy with the hotels and the food, and were extremely pleased with our tour guide Gus who did an incredible job for us. Thanks again!”

Fr. M.S. , Florida

“Well we got back from our Scandinavia cruise and wanted to let you know that everything went fabulous. Everyone in the group had a great time, I am sure this has been an unforgettable experience for everyone. On behalf of the entire group, we all want to thank you and the entire Nawas International Travel staff for helping us put together an unforgettable adventure that we will all cherish for the rest of our lives. Thank you so much. Best wishes,”

A.A., Oklahoma

“It was a beautiful experience for me and all the pilgrims. Carlos was very personable and cared much for the welfare of the pilgrims.”

Father F.O., Texas

“Thank you for organizing and arranging an excellent tour of Ireland for us. Our guide was excellent, with VERY knowledgeable commentary on country, custom and places. He took great care of our group.”

Pastor R.A., Florida

“The Egypt trip exceeded everyone’s expectations. Our Nile Cruise was excellent, the food was superb and with a huge variety. What a marvelous way to travel. Our guide Osman took very good care of us. Thank you for your excellent arrangements.”

Dr. J.S., Minnesota

“Our overall tour experience was Excellent. Carol was absolutely spectacular throughout the entire process-patient, professional, kind, accommodating. She was with us at every need and concern as we planned. Our tour manager was simply extraordinary! Brilliant, elegant, humorous, and a “problem solver”. Thank you- NAWAS is the best!”

T.J., Massachusetts

“We had a wonderful trip in Italy. We loved having Elizabeth as our tour escort. She is great: Knowledgeable, pleasant, prepared, organized, energetic. Thank you for a great tour.”

Dr LM, Tennessee

“I just want to thank you and the entire Nawas staff for putting an unforgettable Italy pilgrimage for our group. They had a wonderful time and indeed the experience exceeded everyone’s expectations. Every single detail was very well planned and thought. Overall everyone came back overjoyed.”

A.A., Oklahoma

The whole tour was amazing, but one of the most memorable moments was the visit in Greece to Philippi where the first European was baptized, and in Turkey, the House of the Virgin Mary in Ephesus.”

 Father R.T. , Connecticut

“We have enjoyed working with Nawas for over 20 years. Every trip was great — well planned, excellent hotels and outstanding guides. And the price for the tours is the very best, no travel company has every beaten their price on a tour. When thinking of foreign travel there is only one company to work with — NAWAS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL.”

Rev. M. B., Wisconsin

“I could not have been more pleased with every detail of the Italy trip. It was WONDERFUL! Perhaps – no – absolutely the best Pilgrimage yet. KUDOS to you and all your staff…”

With gratitude, Father R.S., Minnesota

“Nawas International did it’s usual professional and excellent job. Thank you for having Johnny as my guide and Hadid as my bus driver.”

Father J.V. , Florida

“Just a quick note. The Italy trip was fabulous. The tour escort was incredible. Thank you and all the office staff for another flawless adventure. Everyone was so pleased! You are the best. “

Pastor K.S., North Dakota

“It was a great trip. Well planned and executed. The guide, driver, and coach each were excellent. Great hotels and meals. It was very stimulating to us to go through the Reformation history. I am really glad we did it. Blessings,”

Pastor B.M., California

“We received the news piece on the 60th anniversary of Nawas Christian travel. Congratulations and many blessings in the many years ahead. God is good! We have had exceptionally good service and tours with Nawas. Having had several less-than-satisfactory experiences with other tour companies resulted in our decision to stay with Nawas. We were pleased to meet Olga in Jerusalem last November on our wonderful trip to the Holy Land. And we appreciate George Khoury’s on-going support and suggestions. Looking forward to future trips and continued friendship.”

C.W., Kansas

“One of the best tours we have been on. Turkey is a hidden gem.”

Dr. D.M., Washington

“When people have asked me who organizes my tours I always say that your company gives superb service. If you ever want to use me as a recommendation, I would be happy to do this. I may have forgotten some tours but with your help I led groups to the Holy Land, Greece, Italy, Russia, China.”

Dr. C.M., Maryland

“Congratulations to Nawas on 60 years of service for those interested in travel. Linnea and I have been pleased to work closely with you for nearly one-third of those years and lead about 20 trips with Nawas. We look forward to continuing our relationship with you and your fine organization.”

Pastor M.H., Iowa

“Our Ireland tour has gone without a glitch, and has been absolutely perfect. To say the group have enjoyed themselves, would be an understatement. Thank you for all our help, and for the continuous support.”

Father A.R. , Wisconsin

“Great work and congrats. I hope that your work helps keep Christians alive and working in the Holy Land and Middle East. God bless you and all your family and workers.”

In His Love, Father D.C., Massachusetts

“Congratulations on your 60th! I have thoroughly enjoyed working with you to lead travel for many of my friends. Blessings to you!”

Pastor J.K., Texas

“Congratulations on your family company’s anniversary celebration. The numbers of travel companies which have come and gone over the last 60 years must be large. Your success is without doubt directly correlated to the high quality service you have given to your clients over the years. I am happy to be among them and you can be sure that the next time I plan to travel with a group you will be the first person I contact.”

Rev K.R., Washington

“We had a great and memorable trip to the Holy Land. The tour guide was very good, and being a Christian made it into a prilgrimage for us. All the other arrangements were good, as well as Mrs. Olga’s warm welcome to Jerusalem.”

Father G.A. , California

“CONGRATULATIONS. We have enjoyed our association with your company through the years we have traveled with you. We hope to travel with you again. Our love and best wishes to you and your family.”

Yours in Christ, Dr. J. C., Georgia

“May your company have many more good years of service.”

Dr. S. M., North Carolina

“Hearty congrats to all at Nawas, and especially to Yousef Nawas and to you George, who have carried out this path-breaking 60 years of enterprise in such a sterling fashion! I can well believe that Nawas is the foremost travel company for Christian-oriented tours. We’ve planned/led all our 22 last tours through Nawas (after 7 with another much smaller Christian company before we learned of Nawas). Blessings to all of you at Nawas for your highly commendable service to us who love to travel!”

Dr. K. C., Washington

“Congratulations on your 60th Anniversary!!! We pulled your Christmas card last week and remembered you and your business in our prayers. Our timing was good! Blessings on you for bringing joy to so many people through travel and life changing experiences.”

R.Z. , Oklahoma

“Congratulations to you and the Nawas family on your sixtieth anniversary. It has been a joy and honor to be associated with you in travel. Thank you for all the good experiences in group travel Dorothy and I have had with your company. All of it is has been first class. Thank you for everything you have done for us. It has really been wonderful. We wish you the very best in the future.”

B.C., Tennessee

“Congratulations to you and Nawas! I’ll always remember your dedication to client service in what you did to make our China tour possible even with only 10 travelers. Thank you again. “

Grace and Peace, S.R., South Carolina

“Congratulations on this mile-stone anniversary! Celebrations are truly in order for your company. It’s a pleasure to have you host my trips and I look forward to future collaboration. Peace!”

Reverend L P., Maryland

“Congratulation’s on 60 years! It has been my pleasure to be associated with Nawas since 1997!”

Mrs. B.J., Texas

“Congratulations on 60 years…that’s quite an achievement!”

Pastor L.F., Maryland

“Nawas continues to provide an excellent experience for an economical price. It is so nice to travel with all the details in place so our group can just experience and enjoy.”

Pastor R.Q., Virginia

“We had a SUPER trip to the Holy Land. Your planning was impeccable. Thank you for all your effort, advice and coordination that made this trip possible. Nawas was spectacular!”

Dr. E.M., Washington

“It was a tremendous experience and far exceeded my expectations. To travel with 60 people and have this kind of response speaks volumes about the quality of the tour.”

Dr. G.D., California

“Thanks again for a wonderful trip. Your staff provided excellent care and service. You folks are the best!”

Pastor K.S., North Dakota

“We were very pleased with the quality and content, escort, driver, guides, hotels, administration of our trip. We would be pleased to work with Nawas again!”

Father J.R., Ohio

“It was the Best of the Best of the Best!”

Father S.P., Minnesota

“I would travel with Nawas again and again.”

Reverend D.O., Arizona

“We had a wonderful group and a SUPERB tour! Thank you for all your work handling the many details that made this tour a special one.”

Dr. K.C., Washington

“The trip was a success. I received many good comments about Nawas from the travelers. All our people felt your company does an excellent job.

J.S., Indiana

“One of the best tours I’ve been on in 18 years.”

B.J., Texas

“Another GREAT travel experience arranged by Nawas. THANKS!”

Dr. R.B., North Carolina

“As always, the arrangements for our pilgrimage by Nawas were excellent. To a person, those on the tour were filled with praise for the trip. Everything was A+.”

Monsignor R.S., Utah

“Everything was wonderful! Thank you for your help and concern. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks again.”

Father A.A., California

“My best to all at Nawas and again, thank you, for all that you do to make these adventures memorable for each of us.”

Father H.M., Louisiana

“The trip was fantastic. All the arrangements which Nawas made were perfect…the hotels, meals and our guide.

Reverend H.P., North Carolina

“Your company is wonderful to work with. As the leader, you make it so easy for me. Your choice of hotels, cruise ships, busses are always the best.”

Pastor J.R., Minnesota

“Everyone had a great experience on this tour. It could not have been better!”

Pastor C.F., California

Nawas did a terrific job all the way around as we felt safe, cared for and accommodated every step of the way.”

Dr. J.W., Colorado

“This was an excellent experience. It doesn’t get any better.”

Monsignor J.D., Wisconsin

“Thank you for a grand tour! I appreciate your attention to detail! It is a joy to work with Nawas!”

Rev. R.M., Tennessee

“We appreciated the excellent hotels and the buffet breakfasts. All in all, this was one of the best trips in every way.”

Dr. R.E., South Carolina

“I just returned from my 30th Bible Land Pilgrimage. Many of these tours have been with Nawas. My 30th was the best yet. I look forward to my 31st tour next March.”

E.S., Arkansas

“Undoubtedly, this was one of the finest trips I’ve taken. Thank you!”

Pastor J.T., Texas

“Thank you and all your staff for your efforts in making our visit to Italy such a memorable journey! The entire trip was wonderful.”

Dr. E.H., Alabama

“This was our 14th Nawas tour and it was the best in every way.”

Dr. W.E., Virginia

“Nawas, as always, does an excellent job. Thanks for everything.”

Dr. A.W., Texas

“You people make this easy. Everything was outstanding. Those who have been on other trips have come to expect quality and they get it!

Father P.T., Ohio

“Without Nawas I would have never had the chance (on a teacher’s salary) to see the world!”

Dr. G.S., Texas