Catholics can join in the celebration of the newest bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, on the six-day/five-night “Meet Pope Francis” package from Perillo’s ItalyVacations. With limited dates of travel through June 24, 2013, the itinerary is priced from $879 per person, based on double occupancy, and affords travelers a seat at the weekly papal audience.
The “Meet Pope Francis” package includes the following:
• Three-star, centrally located hotel accommodations
• Visit to...
YMT Vacations, of El Segundo, Calif., just introduced the “Spain Catholic Pilgrimage” tour. The 14-day tour, departing April 9, 2013, explores some of the Iberian Peninsula’s most historic religious sites and delves into the history of the region’s deeply rooted Catholic traditions. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to celebrate Mass at renowned churches such as the Convent of St. Theresa, the Cathedral of Burgos and Barcelona Cathedral.
For the seventh time since 1997, Catholic pilgrimage tour provider Regina Tours is offering an itinerary for World Youth Day, taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 21-July 29, 2013. The nine-day tour takes travelers on an exploration of the culture-rich city of Rio, while providing access to all World Youth Day ceremonies and festivities.
The World Youth Day itinerary takes pilgrimage-goers on guided tours of Rio de Janeiro, including visits to the Metropolitan Cathedral, the...
NTA is leading tour operators to the Holy Land on a 2013 product development trip. The members-only trip, Feb. 10 through 22, features not only significant sites throughout Israel and Jordan, but also includes workshops and opportunities for participants to network with local suppliers.
“This is a key market for NTA tour operators, with billions of dollars of faith-based travel purchased annually by group leaders, religious leaders and consumers,” said Lisa Simon, NTA president. “We are...
Travelers to Israel can now experience an insider’s view of the vibrant Mahane Yehuda food market in Jerusalem with new “Shuk Bites” guided food tours.
The Shuk Bites tours provide travelers with taste testings of various items throughout the market, including fresh produce, boutique cheeses and breads, organic coffee, pastries and spices.
The gourmand experience also offers market maps and informative lectures providing insight into the natural health benefits of different...
Using 21st century technology, Jewish families are discovering a new way and place to celebrate their son or daughter’s bar or bat mitzvah—in Italy.
Travel consultant Ellen Paderson asks, “What can be more exciting for a youngster who reaches this milestone and their family, to read passages from ancient Torah scrolls, standing at a 220-year-old, hand-carved table at the center of a 400-year-old synagogue in a town in Calabria, home to a Jewish community dating back two...