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Travel is as much about the soul as it is the body. Our religious tours help you deepen your faith as you discover the world’s most inspiring spiritual destinations. Experience sacred events and holy lands in Jordan and Israel or trace the path of spiritual icons across Europe. Embark on the best world pilgrim tours with passionate Travel Directors who share your beliefs on Trafalgar’s award-winning religious trips. 
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Trafalgar Religious Tours

Land of the Gods

From R69,000

Visiting

  1. Israel

    Bethlehem Caesarea Capernaum Jericho Jerusalem Nazareth Sea of Galilee Tel Aviv

  2. Jordan

    Amman Jerash Petra Wadi Rum

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15 Day trip

16 Cities in

2 Countries

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Best of Italy and Sicily

4.7 565 reviews

From R53,730 Was R59,700

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  1. Italy

    Agrigento Assisi Capri Cinque Terre Florence La Spezia Mondello Monreale Palermo Pisa Pompeii Rome Sorrento Taormina Venice

  2. Vatican City

    Vatican City

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11 Day trip

7 Cities in

2 Countries

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Italian Concerto

4.7 838 reviews

From R41,310 Was R45,900

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  1. Italy

    Amalfi Capri Florence Pompeii Rome Venice

  2. Vatican City

    Vatican City

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13 Day trip

15 Cities in

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Best of Italy

4.7 3637 reviews

From R37,890 Was R42,100

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  1. Italy

    Assisi Capri Como Florence Italian Lakes Lake Maggiore Milan Pisa Pompeii Rome San Gimignano Sorrento Venice Verona

  2. Vatican City

    Vatican City

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14 Day trip

16 Cities in

1 Country

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Best of Turkey

4.8 450 reviews

From R27,270 Was R30,300

Visiting

  1. Turkey

    Ankara Antalya Aspendos Canakkale Cappadocia Ephesus Gallipoli Goreme Hierapolis Istanbul Izmir Konya Pamukkale Pergamon Perge Troy

13 Day trip

11 Cities in

2 Countries

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Best of Israel and Jordan

From R65,200

Visiting

  1. Israel

    Acre Bethlehem Caesarea Jerusalem Lower Galilee Nazareth Tel Aviv

  2. Jordan

    Amman Jerash Petra Wadi Rum

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17 Day trip

16 Cities in

2 Countries

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Grand Italian Experience

4.7 689 reviews

From R60,840 Was R67,600

Visiting

  1. Italy

    Alberobello Assisi Capri Florence Genoa Italian Lakes La Spezia Milan Pisa Pompeii Rome Sorrento Trento Venice Verona

  2. Vatican City

    Vatican City

Best of Israel

4.5 247 reviews

From R40,100

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  1. Israel

    Acre Bethlehem Caesarea Jerusalem Lower Galilee Nazareth Tel Aviv

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10 Day trip

7 Cities in

2 Countries

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Great Italian Cities

4.7 1224 reviews

From R29,700 Was R33,000

Visiting

  1. Italy

    Assisi Bologna Florence Pisa Rome Venice

  2. Vatican City

    Vatican City




All you need to know about Religious Travel

What should I wear when visiting a religious place?

Every religion has different requirements on what to wear when visiting a sacred site, so it's always best to ask your travel guide about the appropriate dress. However, a good general rule is to always dress modestly. Both men and women should wear long skirts or trousers covering the knees and tops covering the shoulders and chest. Some Islamic and Jewish religious sites, such as mosques, will require you to cover your hair, while Buddhist temples require you to take off your shoes.

What is the best time to visit the Holy Land?

Israel, also known as the Holy Land, is at its best in spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) when the temperatures are pleasantly warm, averaging around 26°C. Summer (June to August) heats up to an average of 32°C during the day, perfect for hitting the beach in Tel Aviv. The winter months (November to March) are cold and rainy, averaging around 15°C, and Jerusalem even sees occasional snowfall.

What is the most visited religious place in the world?

The Hindu Venkateswara Temple in India is said to be the most-visited religious place in the world, with around 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims visiting the temple every day. The renowned Sensoji Temple, the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, is another big contender, with around 30 million visitors every year.

Why is religious tourism important?

Religious tourism is one of the oldest and most special forms of travel, as pilgrims have travelled to pay homage to sacred places and icons for millennia. Religious tourism is now more important than ever as it helps to protect and conserve ancient holy sites, cultural treasures and spiritual traditions.


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