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How Much Does a Trip to the Holy Land Cost? | Tradition Tours


  • Apr 19, 2023
  • Israel, Travel
  • Geoff Kullman
How Much Does a Trip to the Holy Land Cost? | Tradition Tours

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A trip to the Holy Land can be life-changing for your church members. The sites you’ll experience together and the places you’ll visit will invigorate their faith, inspire them beyond words, and bring the people in your group closer together for years.

This Travel Guide will break down the costs of a trip to the Holy Land and give you ideas for touring as a church group in Israel. There’s much to research, and this article will set the foundation for beginning your plans to tour the Holy Land as a church or small group.

Of course, if you’re not a pastor or not looking to plan a church trip, the information in this article will still be relevant for your family trip to the Holy Land. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions about a trip to the Holy Land.

How Much Does a Trip to the Holy Land Cost?

First things first, it’s important to know that your church trip to the Holy Land will be priceless. Memorable, inexplicable, beautiful. The cost of Holy Land tours is important, but there’s much more to consider when weighing your options and deciding on packages.

On your Holy Land trou, you’ll read from Scriptures while sailing the Sea of Galilee, float on the Dead Sea, or feast on the delicious daily Mediterranean breakfast and dinners (included in your tour package).

Here are some of the questions you’re likely already asking as you begin to plan your church or small group trip to the Holy Land.

  1. Cost of Holy Land Tours
  2. How Much Time Do You Need to Tour the Holy Land?
  3. Cost Breakdown for a Trip to the Holy Land
  4. What’s Included in a Tour Package?
  5. What’s Not Included in a Tour Package?
  6. Sites to See On a Holy Land Tour
  7. Holy Land Tour Packages
  8. Benefits of Taking a Holy Land Tour with Your Church Small Group
  9. Create a Tailored Holy Land Experience with Tradition Tours

Lead your group from the Mount of Olives to the Gates of Jerusalem along the triumphant path of Jesus. Explore the sites, sounds, and tastes of the Bible in the Holy Land, from Bethlehem to Capernaum to the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem and much more!

Cost of Holy Land Tours

As you’ll discover as you browse the Tradition Tours website and look at a number of our Holy Land Tour packages, the cost can vary depending on the length of time and the number of people. Other factors, such as time of year and destinations, can (and will) impact the bottom line, too.

In general, the average cost for a standard tour (without airfare) is between $2400 to $2900.

A luxury trip cost per day per person will cost approximately $900 a day, while an economy trip will be closer to $350 per day per person. Of course, these are estimates and subject to change based on many factors

How Much Time Do You Need to Tour the Holy Land?

Most of the Holy Land Tour packages that you’ll find with Tradition Tours range from one to two weeks or 7-15 days, with our 10-day tours being the most popular for church groups and families.

In order to experience as much of the Holy Land as possible, we recommend planning at least 10 days. Of course, the longer you’re in Israel, the more you can see and experience. But most of our tours are able to pack multiple locations into each day,

For instance, on our 10-day Holy Land Foundations tour, your group will experience the Dead Sea, Qumran, and Masada in one day. But you’ll also spend most of two full days in the city of Jerusalem. Each day is packed with amazing sites and experiences.

Keep reading this article, and we’ll give you the links to all of our most popular tour packages.

Cost Breakdown for a Trip to the Holy Land

There are many factors that impact the cost of your trip to the Holy Land. While some of these factors may seem obvious and straightforward, others may be things you’ve forgotten or didn’t know to factor into the overall cost.

For instance, while the quality of the hotel (4-star or 5-star) will obviously impact the overall cost of your trip to the Holy Land, unexpected expenses such as travel visas to enter a country can add up. There are certain countries (notably, Egypt and Jordan) where, in order to get permission to enter, you need to pay a visa fee – which can be arranged for you by Tradition Tours.

While usually not overly expensive, such unknown costs can add up throughout your trip.

One cost to consider in addition to your total package cost is airfare. We generally advise churches to add $1200 to $1400 per person to fly to Israel. There are many factors that can impact the price of airfare, including the time of year and location in the USA.

What’s Included In a Package?

At Tradition Tours, our Holy Land packages include the following:

  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • All Hotel accommodations
  • Deluxe air-conditioned comfortable modern vehicle with a driver
  • All entrance fees to sites
  • Breakfast & dinner daily
  • A group tour led by an expert state-certified and licensed tour guide

As David from Virginia said recently, “Tradition Tours made the planning of our trip personal for us.”

We consider ourselves a one-stop shop. You decide where and when you want to travel, and we’ll take care of all the details. Or, if you’re a pastor or leading a church trip, your job is to get the people. Our job is every other detail.

What’s NOT Included In a Package?

While we do our best to handle all the details (and our 4.9 rating on TrustPilot shows we do a great job), some things are not included in our tour packages. These include:

  • Flights (as noted, add $1200 to $1400 to your budget for airfare)
  • Items of a purely personal nature (souvenirs)
  • Lunch
  • Border Fees when traveling to Jordan or Egypt
  • Insurance
  • Tips

Sites to See On a Holy Land Tour

There are a number of “must-see” spots during your Holy Land tour. Some of these sites include:

Nazareth & Galilee
Tiberias, Capernaum, Tabgha, Mount of Beatitudes, a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee
Golan Heights (for some tours)
Jerusalem (Israel Museum, Holocaust Museum, Temple Mount, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Via Dolorosa, Garen of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Church of All Nations, Kidron Valley)
Jordan River, Jericho, Masada, Qumran

Holy Land Tour Packages

If you’re planning a Holy Land tour for your church or small group, these are the packages we recommend you consider first.

The Holy Land Foundations Tour will transport you back to the days of Jesus. This 7-day tour will take you through Galilee, Jerusalem, and much more.

Click the button below to see all the details of the Foundations tour, including a day-to-day itinerary, hotel information, and lots more.

Holy Land Foundations Tour

If your group is looking for a tour that’s a step above the Foundations Tour option, then consider the Complete Holy Land Tour.

You won’t want to miss anything on this tour through the Holy Land, Jordan, and Egypt. Your group will experience Jerusalem and Cairo, as well as Lower Galilee and Petra. 15 life-changing days for your congregants.

Complete Holy Land Tour

If you would like to explore other package options for your church group or family, we have dozens of options for you to choose from. Click HERE to explore all of our Christian Tour packages.

Benefits of Taking a Holy Land Tour with Your Church Small Group

There are numerous benefits to taking a trip to the Holy Land with your church or small group. As we mentioned earlier, costs can add up when calculating the total cost of a trip to the Holy Land. However, one of the main benefits of traveling as a group is that you’re often able to bundle travelers together to make the overall trip more affordable.

Cost may not be the biggest contributing factor for every member of your church group. As the pastor, you know that some of the members of your church have more means than others do.

That said, one massive benefit of groups going together is being able to invest in their faith together. Even more, making memories together that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Dennis and Nita went on a Holy Land tour in the summer of 2022. They had this to say:

“The tour was awesome, and the tour guides in Israel and Jordan were outstanding and very knowledgeable. In all, the hotels were excellent, and the staff at all the hotels were very attentive to our needs. This was a trip of a lifetime, and we recommend that to make it the best trip use Tradition Tours and ask for Donny! You won't regret it, and you will come home with many wonderful memories.”

Click the button below to learn more about our tour options for church small groups.

Learn more about church group packages

Create a Tailored Holy Land Experience with Tradition Tours

Let’s be honest. There are lots of travel agencies that you could use to book your trip to the Holy Land. You could use online services or buy pre-made packages from a friend or church member.

But when you’re planning a trip this important, our experience and know-how will be absolutely priceless for you and your church.

With Tradition Tours, you’ll have the peace of mind of knowing you’ve partnered with a travel company with more than 25 years of experience. More than that, we’re a travel company that focuses entirely on creating memorable experiences in the Holy Land.

Our hundreds of Trustpilot reviews (and 4.9-star rating) showcase that we not only know the best places to visit and hotels to stay while you’re in the Holy Land but also offer full-service travel boutique and concierge services.

Your first step is simple and easy.

No complicated form to fill out.
No minimum commitment or credit card required.

Simply call us today. We’d love to answer your questions and help you dream about your church trip to the Holy Land.

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Geoff Kullman

Geoff Kullman is a freelance copywriter and former pastor. Geoff traveled to the Middle East (and Holy Land) in 2007 and has been an avid researcher and writer of history and archeology since. He has traveled to 5 continents and loves learning about the world's cultures.

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