Join the Journey – Celtic Tours Announces Pilgrimage Packages to Ireland for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress

Albany, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2012

Celtic Tours World Vacations is pleased to announce Pilgrimage Packages to Ireland for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, Ireland from Sunday June 10 to the 17th, 2012.

Once every 4 years, somewhere in the world over 500,000 people gather in a Eucharistic Congress to bear witness and promote an awareness of the central place of the Eucharist in the life and mission of the Catholic Church. This year, Dublin welcomes world-wide pilgrims to its emerald isles for 8 days of worship through mass, prayer and liturgical celebrations; film, music and theater, keynote addresses, workshops and discussion groups. International pilgrims from 5 continents are expected to join in the celebrations from June 10 ? 17, 2012. Presently parish communities, prayer groups, clergy members and individual pilgrims are gearing up to embark on this amazing journey of faith.

Ireland is a prime spot for the 50th International Eucharistic Congress because of its well-established Christian faith, dating back to the 4th century when St. Patrick traveled throughout Ireland converting and instructing believers in the Christian faith. Religious Pilgrims will find centuries old monastic sites, high crosses, elevating cathedrals and highly illuminated monastic manuscripts giving a glimpse into how early Christians worshipped and announced their religious fervor.

Celtic Tours World Vacations is pleased to present religious pilgrims with extraordinary group travel packages to experience the age old traditions and religious sites of Ireland in conjunction with the Eucharistic Congress. We are offering special rates on group tours with land only cost per person sharing starting at $ 1599 pps for 9 nights/10 days, $ 1399 pps for 8 nights/9 days and $ 1069 pps for 5 nights/6 days. All tours include most dinners, breakfast daily, full sightseeing, transfers and admissions. Special Itineraries can be tailored to suite. Self-drive and city stay rates are available. Airfare and departure taxes if required are additional and rates may vary with departure dates. Call our Group Specialists for more details 1-800-833-4373.

We invite groups of travelers to join in the religious fervor and excitement of this once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the religious side of Ireland, join in the religious celebrations of the Eucharistic Congress and renew their faith. Join the journey.


Inner Faith Travel Tours of Israel and the Middle East

The Bible, History and God’s promises to his people come alive in Israel. Inner Faith Travel provides the medium for Christians and messianic believers to best experience the living reality of the Holy Land. Inner Faith Travel provides customised tours for pastors, churches, academic study tours, prayer tours or youth groups covering the land from Dan to Beersheba and further afield to the Negev, Red Sea, Mt Sanai, Egypt and Jordan, the back drop of Biblical events. Inner Faith Travel’s licensed tour guides bring to life these ancient sites while giving you insight into modern Israel. Inner Faith Travel provides the personal touch in everything from tour guides to quality accommodation, from ground transportation to exquisite meals, to offer a full picture of Israel past and present. Contrary to what the media sometimes portrays, travel in Israel is safe. One way to meet local believers is to attend one of the numerous Christian and messianic conferences in Israel including the International Christian Embassy feast of tabernacles plus many others. Inner Faith Travel lists numerous satisfied clients. Experiencing the Biblical source in the Promised Land is life changing at any age. Book your tour of Holy Land of Israel with Inner Faith Travel today.
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Private Tours The Best Way For Holiday Travelers To Discover Holy Land

Private Tours The Best Way For Holiday Travelers To Discover Holy Land

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Vancouver, Canada (Vocus) March 31, 2010

Just in time for the 2010 Passover and Easter holidays, ToursByLocals announces new Jerusalem and Holy Land private tours. Those hoping to walk the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday can do so in the company of a sensitive, knowledgeable and experienced local guide.

All private guides are licensed by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, and are eager to provide travelers with an authentic “local” experience in addition to visiting Jerusalem’s traditional tourist highlights. Guides are passionate about their homeland’s archaeology, history, nature, art and architecture and can gear their tours to families, singles, couples and elderly travelers making a long-anticipated pilgrimage to Israel.

According to the Israel Airport Authority, the number of travelers coming by air to Jerusalem during the 2010 Passover/Easter holiday period will be 17% higher than the same period last year. Most tours are booked well in advance, making it difficult for travelers to find a reputable guide at the last minute. ToursByLocals offers private half and full-day tours of Jerusalem’s Christian, Jewish and Muslim holy sites – from the Wailing Wall to Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

For many travelers, a trip to Israel is the culmination of years of anticipation. A small, private tour – such as those offered by ToursByLocals guides – gives these devoted travelers the best possible experience, with a friendly local guide who offers flexibility, spontaneity and personal attention impossible to find on a large bus tour.

As Paul Melhus, President of ToursByLocals, explains: “It’s a much better travel experience when you see the reality of a place through the eyes of a local. The Israeli guides on our system are genuinely excited to meet travelers from all over the world and introduce them to this ancient nation’s religious sights, complicated history and modern-day politics.”

In addition to offering tours around the city of Jerusalem, ToursByLocals guides also accompany travelers to Galilee, on a Jezreel Valley tour, and a Herodium tour in the Judean Desert.

Holy Land tours can be booked through the company’s website.

About ToursByLocals

Launched in November 2008, Vancouver-based ToursByLocals connects travelers with local guides. Using internet technology, the company help travelers make a secure connection and transaction with knowledgeable local guides in any part of the world.

ToursByLocals is committed to promoting ethical tourism. By growing a global network of independent tour guides, ToursByLocals empowers these individuals to be in business for themselves, while giving travelers a more authentic experience of local culture.

Travelers who want to travel in a socially responsible way now have the option of hiring one of 550 independent local guides in over 65 countries (and growing).


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Travel on our new Holy Land Tours

Travel on a Tour of a Lifetime on a Christian Tour to Israel. You’ll never be the same! see our most popular Tours to the Holy Land in Footsteps of Christ Tours.


* 10 Days / 7 Nights Fully Escorted Group Tour of Israel
* Focus on Christian and Biblical Sites with Group Travel
* Individual travelers opportunity to join small group with special tour rates
* Breakfast and Dinner Daily
* English or Spanish Speaking Tour
* Tour Guides for this Tour are certified by the Israeli Ministry of Tourism

about this tour:
Building upon our Footsteps of Christ Tours, you will experience everything from these tours with additional attractions and sites to make it a “Grand” Holy Land Tour of a lifetime. Start your tour in the city that never sleeps Tel Aviv, from here you will drive over the costal fertile lands to Caesarea, an amazing Roman port complete with a large amphitheatre built by the famous King Herod. Continue to Megiddo, identified as the site of Armageddon. Drive to the beautiful port city of Haifa, on the Mediterranean Sea, visit world famous Persian Gardens of Bahai Temple, from here drive to the Galilee where the ministry of Jesus began.
Arrive at a Kibbutz where you will learn about life in a Kibbutz. The next day enjoy the highlights of the tour including taking a comfortable boat ride across the Sea of Galilee to Capenaum,. Visit the site of Multiplication, pray in the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount, and drive to Banias Spring where Jesus was recognized as the Messiah by his Disciples. Begin a new day with a drive to Nazareth, here you shall visit the Church of the Annunciation, St. Joseph’s Workshop and Mary’s Well. If this was not enough for one day continue to the Jordan River Baptismal site, where if you wish can enter and immerse yourself in the River of Jordan. After the impressive ruins of Beit Shean, an ancient Decapolis Roman city where Saul and his Son Jonathan were nailed to the walls. Drive along the shores of the River of Jordan, passing Jericho climbing to the Golden City of Jerusalem for dinner and rest. Experience the grandeur of Old and New Jerusalem. Appreciate the Golden City with a view of Mount of Olives, enter the Old City and visit the Church of All Nations, Mount Zion, the tomb of King David, and the Room of the Last Supper, see and touch the Temple Mount and Western Wall. Walk along the Via Dolorosa, where Jesus carried His Cross. Continue to the Church of Holy Sepulchre, and see the Garden Tomb. The next day brings New Jerusalem experiences with Yad Vashem, Israel’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. Continue to the birth place of John the Baptist Ein Karem, and from there Bethlehem.* to visit the Church of Nativity. The following day brings impressive natural and man made marvels, mirror once more an ancient travel route through the Judean Desert to Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Drive along the Dead Sea, the lowest place on earth, and ascend by cable car to Massada, the last stronghold of the Jews after the destruction of the Second Temple in 70 A.D. After an impressive view and tour on top of Massada, time and weather permitting, enjoy floating on the Dead Sea, where the waters and mud are said to have wonderful medicinal benefits. After a day of a lifetime, return to Jerusalem for dinner and rest. To continue on your “Grand” holy land experience, travel south to the Negev desert, visit the Israeli Air Force Museum and hear the stories of this brave fighting force protecting the Holy Land. For something different visit a Bedouin tent, and stop for a camel ride. Overlook the magnificent Zin Valley, stop and gaze into the Ramon Crater, a geological wonder. Rest and over night in Eilat where the next day you have the option of a day of leisure in this beautiful Read Sea beach destination, the most popular sun drenched beach for Israelis, or take an optional tour to the amazing Rose City of Petra in Jordan. To conclude your grand journey in the Holy Land, visit the underwater observatory in Eilat, one of the sea aquariums in the world. Next drive to Timna to see the copper mines, and King Solomon’s pillars and marvel at the multi-colored rock formations. On to Tel Aviv for overnight and prepare your trip back home after a holy land experience of a lifetime!

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