Christian Pilgrimage and Tours

For thousands of years Christians have made a pilgrimage to the holy lands including Israel and Palestine, to increase their understand of the events of scripture and nurture their faith.

Bring the events of the scripture to life with your own pilgrimage tour. Visit Jerusalem, the Holy City where Jesus died and rose again, and  Bethlehem - the birthplace of Jesus. See the Sea of Galilee where Jesus called his first disciples. Join other Christians as you journey through the holy places and share devotions and scripture at the major sites.

We have multiple trips, fast-paced or at a relaxed pace, that are led by Christians, or we can plan a trip for your church or group.

Join the host of Christians who have their faith and life transformed by a tour of the Holy Land.

Check out the range of pilgrimages below:

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AVAILABLE PILGRIMAGES

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04 March 2024
Prof Dr John Dickson is a national treasure, an amazing scholar and a really great bloke! We will investigate the key sites of Jesus’ life, explore his cultural background, separate fact from fiction, and piece together how a peasant preacher changed the course of history.

What really happened in first-century Galilee and Judaea? Join author and historian John Dickson on a journey throughout the length and breadth of modern Israel—from the Dead Sea to Lake Galilee, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean. We will investigate the key sites of Jesus’ life, explore his cultural background, separate fact from fiction, and piece together how a peasant preacher changed the course of history.

Rather than a spiritual pilgrimage, this tour is a historical and cultural adventure, complete with daily onsite lectures from Dr Dickson covering the Varieties of First-Century Judaism, the Social and Political Influence of Rome, Jesus the Healer, the Causes of his Death, How Christianity Spread, and much more. Find out more about John Dickson at www.johndickson.org

Some of what our past travellers have said about this tour:

“The tour was totally amazing. We could not believe how much we saw each day and how efficiently everything lined up. The thought that John has given in how the sites contributed to the story was very helpful and built into such a rich image of first century life.”

“This was the trip of a lifetime and will not be forgotten! So many treasured Selah moments!”

“The talks at the following: the Herodium, Gamla, the teaching steps, the Holy Sepulcher, Caesarea Maritima. These we’re especially impactful in conveying the contrast of Jesus kingship and kingdom with Herod and the Jewish Zealots, how radical Jesus’ teaching was in his day, how strong the historical evidence is for the resurrection.”

“Awesome trip, and it has really given extra depth to our understanding and appreciation for Jesus. This week at church there were a couple of moments where we had flash backs to the trip and had the stronger understanding of what was being described.”

“The trip was fun and very informative. The travel in Israel was well organized, Hotels were comfortable and the meals were very good.”

“The Origins of Christianity Tour was an experience that has really increased my understanding of the Scriptures. I certainly recommend it!”

“Absolutely wonderful travelling to the Holy Land with Selah taking care of everything. It was wonderful to be able to do it with Selah in 2022. For anyone who loves history, the bible and seeing the actual location/setting of historical events, the Origins of Christianity Tour ticks all the boxes.”

“The Origins of Christianity tour brings the Bible to life. You will read old stories with new eyes and connect many dots. The many precious Selah moments will not disappoint!”

“Selah excels at providing exciting, well organised tours for large and small groups. No matter the size of the group, they never lose their personal touch. Selah love what they do and their carefully planned tours reflect their passion for travel.”

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10 Days $6449
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Departs
29 October 2024
Join John Carrick from St Thomas' Burwood on a trip of a lifetime to the Holy Lands of Israel, Palestine & Jordan.

Join Rev John Carrick from St Thomas’ Burwood on a trip of a lifetime to the Holy Lands of Israel, Palestine & Jordan.

We will follow roughly in the lifetime of Jesus’s ministry, starting in Bethlehem, then to Nazareth and the Galilee area where he preached, healed and proclaimed that the Kingdom of God is here. We then continue to Jerusalem with a few day trips to sites outside of the city. Our tour concludes in Jordan (Biblical Moab) to visit Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Each day will be like walking through Scriptures – with a mixture of both Old & New testament sites. We will sing, pray, read our Bible and walk the very streets that Jesus, his disciples and saints of old all tread.

Join us on what will be a transformative discipleship experience that will forever change how you read the Bible!

The majority of travellers will be from St Thomas’ Anglican Church Burwood (VIC), but like minded people are also welcome to join.

 

 

 

 

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14 Days $7698
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Departs
08 March 2024
Once you have visited the Lands of the Bible, the Book becomes a real place, the towns have memories, the places have smells, the names have sights and sounds!  The Bible comes alive! Will you join us to experience the lands of Jesus, the Apostles and the Prophets?  Will you come with us and walk “in their steps”? 

An invitation to join Michael & Bronwyn Chant on a personalised tour of the Lands of the Bible.

Have you ever asked questions like:

  • How big is the Sea of Galilee?
  • What would it be like to look inside a real (empty!) Tomb?
  • What’s it like to stand on the Mt of Olives and pray over Jerusalem?

Once you have visited the Lands of the Bible, the Book becomes a real place, the towns have memories, the places have smells, the names have sights and sounds!  The Bible comes alive!

My wife Bronny and I have been privileged to lead hundreds of people around our favourite places in the Middle East, and see their faces shine for joy as the Bible comes alive for them.  We walk the same paving stones that Jesus walked on; we pray at the old Temple wall; we sail on Galilee; we walk the streets of Jerusalem; we sing Hosanna in the Shepherds fields of Bethlehem.

Will you join us to experience the lands of Jesus, the Apostles and the Prophets?  Will you come with us and walk “in their steps”?

I promise you that your personal devotions will never be the same again!

Michael & Bronny Chant

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14 Days $6990
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Departs
25 May 2024
Possibly the most epic and exciting tour that Selah has ever done! Odyssey means a long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience. An opportunity to visit the Holy Lands of Israel & Palestine before embarking on a luxury cruise from Israel to Biblical sites in Greece and Turkey. This Selah experience ticks so many boxes! Escorted by Mike & Sarah Raiter who love Jesus and the Word, and will facilitate intellectual & creative experiences as you travel the lands of the Bible. The joy of cruising - not having to check in and check out of hotels will make this trip relaxing and fun. We have included important shore excursions to Biblical sites & allowed you free time in the other ports to relax and do as you please.

Possibly the most epic and exciting tour that Selah has ever done! Odyssey means a long and eventful or adventurous journey or experience.

An opportunity to visit the Holy Lands of Israel & Palestine before embarking on a luxury cruise from Israel to Biblical sites in Greece and Turkey. This Selah experience ticks so many boxes!

Escorted by Mike & Sarah Raiter who love Jesus and the Word, and will facilitate intellectual & creative experiences as you travel the lands of the Bible.

The joy of cruising – not having to check in and check out of hotels will make this trip relaxing and fun. We have included important shore excursions to Biblical sites & allowed you free time in the other ports to relax and do as you please.

The Oceania Vista is a small luxury ship built in 2023 that holds a maximum of 1200 people with 800 staff. In Israel we will stay in well located comfortable 5 star hotels.

This is truly the trip of a lifetime! We only have a limited number of cabins/places so please book early to avoid disappointment.

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21 Days $16725.00
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Departs
04 April 2024
Join Pastor Ben McDonald on an incredible journey in the lands of the Bible. Visit ancient Biblical sites from the New and Old Testament, as well as Moab, now known as Jordan to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra. Thsi tour will make your Bible reading come alive for years to come!

Join Pastor Ben McDonald on an incredible journey in the lands of the Bible. Visit ancient Biblical sites from the New and Old Testament, as well as Moab, now known as Jordan to see one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Petra. This tour will make your Bible reading come alive for years to come!

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14 Days $6750
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24 October 2023
Join famous photographer Ken Duncan on this outstanding tour. Experience and photograph an incredible part of the world so rich in history and culture. Ken has hand-picked locations after much research and will ensure you are at the right locations, at the right time of day, for the best light so you can capture amazing photos. The primary focus of this workshop will be landscape photography.

Join famous photographer Ken Duncan on this outstanding tour. Experience and photograph an incredible part of the world so rich in history and culture. Ken has hand-picked locations after much research and will ensure you are at the right locations, at the right time of day, for the best light so you can capture amazing photos. The primary focus of this workshop will be landscape photography.

Ken will be on hand all day every day; photographing right alongside his fellow travellers and helping them to achieve the best possible shots.  He is very generous with his time and expertise.

If you are interested in travel and photography and you love adventure, sign up now, before it sells out.

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19 Days $15990
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Departs
20 August 2024
Encounter the women of the Bible on the sacred landscapes of the Holy Land. Women of the Bible is a tour dedicated to the stories of women in the Bible. These are the ancient stories of women that tell of struggle, joy, and tragedy; but at the same time convey the compassion and love for God that women today experience in life. We will explore the sacred spaces where the women of Bible, all encountered challenges but found sacred wisdom to foster grace in their unfolding encounter with God.

Encounter the women of the Bible on the sacred landscapes of the Holy Land.

Women of the Bible is a tour dedicated to the stories of women in the Bible. These are the ancient stories of women that tell of struggle, joy, and tragedy; but at the same time convey the compassion and love for God that women today experience in life.

We will explore the sacred spaces where the women of the Bible, all encountered challenges but found sacred wisdom to foster grace in their unfolding encounter with God.

A very special part of the program is the integration of local women whose voices will inspire us and enrich a vision of life in Israel and Palestine today. Their laughter and their tears will deepen our learning and devotion to embracing the women’s stories in Holy Scripture.

Travelling with like-minded women, we expect this tour to be full of conversation and laughter, where friendships will be made and life-long memories will be created.

 

The first 10 ladies to book will receive this fabulous Women of the Bible devotion book.

Here is what some of our 2019 tour participants had to say:

“I fully recommended the Women of the Bible tour. I found our Jewish tour guide and Jewish bus driver excellent. To be in only 3 hotels for 10 nights was appreciated greatly.”

”Having just returned from the most amazing experience of touring Israel with Selah!! I highly recommend travelling with the wonderful Selah team.”

”I just had a wonderful time of learning and sharing with really lovely people. Thank you for everything.”

“The combination of the other ladies on our tour, Gabriela our guide and Kobi our driver, was an amazing blend of people and would be very hard to have again. I think we were truly blessed.”

“Gabriela – what a godsend of a guide! Passionate, caring, knowledgeable, strong, wise – a real leader. I loved how she was honest and transparent! She brought something to the tour that blessed us all! Having her sing a Jewish blessing over us was such a moving moment and not a dry eye on the bus! The way she looked after us, changed things to ensure we had the best experience possible! I loved how passionate she was about her country, politics and life! She was exactly the right guide for this tour!!! I know we all miss her!!!!”

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13 Days $5590
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27 October 2024
It has been said that what began in the mountains of Judea, flourished in the hills and plains of Galilee, culminated in Jerusalem, and reached deep into the heart of the Christian believer, takes on a new dynamic as you journey the lands of the Bible. In this living classroom, with the geography, archaeology, history and cultural settings as tools, the land of Israel can truly be thought of as the gospel you walk through.

It has been said that what began in the mountains of Judea, flourished in the hills and plains of Galilee, culminated in Jerusalem, and reached deep into the heart of the Christian believer, takes on a new dynamic as you journey the lands of the Bible. In this living classroom, with the geography, archaeology, history and cultural settings as tools, the land of Israel can truly be thought of as the gospel you walk through.

It is our hope and prayer that in joining Michael and Fiona on this trip to some of the lands of the Bible, a little colour might be added to your understanding of scripture. Although a relatively short adventure, what is learned together and the impact this will have might take the rest of our lives to unpack.

Come join us in the land of Israel, the gospel you walk through.

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14 Days $8265
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Departs
07 January 2024
Are you up for an adventure? We are travelling to Israel and Jordan for an epic biblical adventure in January 2024. We will (loosely) follow in the footstep of Jesus with some Old Testament crossovers along the way. The adventure is in travelling with like minded people (we welcome solo travellers, couples and groups of friends) and doing lots of walks, hikes and fun stuff as well as key biblical sites.

Are you up for an adventure? We are travelling to Israel and Jordan for an epic biblical adventure in January 2024.
We will (loosely) follow in the footstep of Jesus with some Old Testament crossovers along the way. The adventure is in travelling with like minded people (we welcome solo travellers, couples and groups of friends) and doing lots of walks, hikes and fun stuff as well as key Biblical sites.

To keep the costs down we are offering triple share rooms and staying in hotels that are located close to lots of cafe, shops and interesting places to hang at night. January is winter so it’s a great time to be travelling and of course it’s uni break & school holidays.

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13 Days $5775
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24 April 2024
Travel on the Hope Tour to learn more about the Bible, the life of Jesus and to understand the culture where Jesus lived and walked. This is a unique opportunity to have a spiritual, educational retreat to deepen your faith.

Travel on the Hope Tour to learn more about the Bible, the life of Jesus and to understand the culture where Jesus lived and walked. This is a unique opportunity to have a spiritual, educational retreat to deepen your faith.

We will be travelling throughout Jordan and Israel, visiting many famous sites found in the Bible as well as some of the lesser known ones. We will begin the tour in Jordan, visiting Mt Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum and staying in a Bedouin tent like the Israelites of the Old Testament.

From here we will cross into the Promised Land, visiting many of the towns, sites of the Bible and regions where Jesus walked, talked and ministered. As we travel we will be learning about the Bible, creating a sensory understanding of the Jewish culture, Biblical times and the life of Christ. Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jericho, Masada, the Sea of Galilee, Mt Beatitudes, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Garden Tomb, and the Dead Sea are just some of the places we will visit.

Our guide will be a national born Christian from the area. Our tour leaders will be Ben & Helen Betz, pastors with the Alliance Church and missionaries with Heartfelt Hope and they both have a passion for teaching and running retreats. This combination will create a rich learning background as part of the tour. There will also be an opportunity to attend a church service on Sunday at King of Kings church in Jerusalem.

Our HOPE Tour opens up people’s eyes to the world in which we live and a God of creation. This particular tour is to deepen and enrich people’s faith journey in Jesus Christ and understanding of Biblical history.

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20 Days $12549.00
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Departs
15 September 2024
Prof Dr John Dickson is a national treasure, an amazing scholar and a really great bloke! We will investigate the key sites of Jesus’ life, explore his cultural background, separate fact from fiction, and piece together how a peasant preacher changed the course of history.

What really happened in first-century Galilee and Judaea? Join author and historian John Dickson on a journey throughout the length and breadth of modern Israel—from the Dead Sea to Lake Galilee, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean. We will investigate the key sites of Jesus’ life, explore his cultural background, separate fact from fiction, and piece together how a peasant preacher changed the course of history.

Rather than a spiritual pilgrimage, this tour is a historical and cultural adventure, complete with daily onsite lectures from Dr Dickson covering the Varieties of First-Century Judaism, the Social and Political Influence of Rome, Jesus the Healer, the Causes of his Death, How Christianity Spread, and much more. Find out more about John Dickson at www.johndickson.org

Some of what our past travellers have said about this tour:

“The tour was totally amazing. We could not believe how much we saw each day and how efficiently everything lined up. The thought that John has given in how the sites contributed to the story was very helpful and built into such a rich image of first century life.”

“This was the trip of a lifetime and will not be forgotten! So many treasured Selah moments!”

“The talks at the following: the Herodium, Gamla, the teaching steps, the Holy Sepulcher, Caesarea Maritima. These we’re especially impactful in conveying the contrast of Jesus kingship and kingdom with Herod and the Jewish Zealots, how radical Jesus’ teaching was in his day, how strong the historical evidence is for the resurrection.”

“Awesome trip, and it has really given extra depth to our understanding and appreciation for Jesus. This week at church there were a couple of moments where we had flash backs to the trip and had the stronger understanding of what was being described.”

“The trip was fun and very informative. The travel in Israel was well organized, Hotels were comfortable and the meals were very good.”

“The Origins of Christianity Tour was an experience that has really increased my understanding of the Scriptures. I certainly recommend it!”

“Absolutely wonderful travelling to the Holy Land with Selah taking care of everything. It was wonderful to be able to do it with Selah in 2022. For anyone who loves history, the bible and seeing the actual location/setting of historical events, the Origins of Christianity Tour ticks all the boxes.”

“The Origins of Christianity tour brings the Bible to life. You will read old stories with new eyes and connect many dots. The many precious Selah moments will not disappoint!”

“Selah excels at providing exciting, well organised tours for large and small groups. No matter the size of the group, they never lose their personal touch. Selah love what they do and their carefully planned tours reflect their passion for travel.”

FP
UC
10 Days $6999
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Departs
22 October 2024
Encounter the women of the Bible on the sacred landscapes of the Holy Land. Women of the Bible is a tour dedicated to the stories of women in the Bible. These are the ancient stories of women that tell of struggle, joy, and tragedy; but at the same time convey the compassion and love for God that women today experience in life. We will explore the sacred spaces where the women of Bible, all encountered challenges but found sacred wisdom to foster grace in their unfolding encounter with God.

Encounter the women of the Bible on the sacred landscapes of the Holy Land.

Women of the Bible is a tour dedicated to the stories of women in the Bible. These are the ancient stories of women that tell of struggle, joy, and tragedy; but at the same time convey the compassion and love for God that women today experience in life.

We will explore the sacred spaces where the women of the Bible, all encountered challenges but found sacred wisdom to foster grace in their unfolding encounter with God.

A very special part of the program is the integration of local women whose voices will inspire us and enrich a vision of life in Israel and Palestine today. Their laughter and their tears will deepen our learning and devotion to embracing the women’s stories in Holy Scripture.

Travelling with like-minded women, we expect this tour to be full of conversation and laughter, where friendships will be made and life-long memories will be created.

Here is what some of our 2019 tour participants had to say:

“I fully recommended the Women of the Bible tour. I found our Jewish tour guide and Jewish bus driver excellent. To be in only 3 hotels for 10 nights was appreciated greatly.”

”Having just returned from the most amazing experience of touring Israel with Selah!! I highly recommend travelling with the wonderful Selah team.”

”I just had a wonderful time of learning and sharing with really lovely people. Thank you for everything.”

“The combination of the other ladies on our tour, Gabriela our guide and Kobi our driver, was an amazing blend of people and would be very hard to have again. I think we were truly blessed.”

“Gabriela – what a godsend of a guide! Passionate, caring, knowledgeable, strong, wise – a real leader. I loved how she was honest and transparent! She brought something to the tour that blessed us all! Having her sing a Jewish blessing over us was such a moving moment and not a dry eye on the bus! The way she looked after us, changed things to ensure we had the best experience possible! I loved how passionate she was about her country, politics and life! She was exactly the right guide for this tour!!! I know we all miss her!!!!”

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UC
13 Days $5790
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Departs
24 February 2024
This is a private tour for Wheaton College, USA.

What really happened in first-century Galilee and Judaea? Join Prof John Dickson on a journey throughout the length and breadth of modern Israel—from the Dead Sea to Lake Galilee, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean. We will investigate the key sites of Jesus’ life, explore his cultural background, separate fact from fiction, and piece together how a peasant preacher changed the course of history.

Rather than a spiritual pilgrimage, this tour is a historical and cultural adventure, complete with daily onsite lectures from Prof Dickson covering the Varieties of First-Century Judaism, the Social and Political Influence of Rome, Jesus the Healer, the Causes of his Death, How Christianity Spread, and much more. Find out more about John Dickson at www.johndickson.org

Some of what our past travellers have said about this tour:

“The tour was totally amazing. We could not believe how much we saw each day and how efficiently everything lined up. The thought that John has given in how the sites contributed to the story was very helpful and built into such a rich image of first century life.”

“This was the trip of a lifetime and will not be forgotten! So many treasured Selah moments!”

“The talks at the following: the Herodium, Gamla, the teaching steps, the Holy Sepulcher, Caesarea Maritima. These we’re especially impactful in conveying the contrast of Jesus kingship and kingdom with Herod and the Jewish Zealots, how radical Jesus’ teaching was in his day, how strong the historical evidence is for the resurrection.”

“Awesome trip, and it has really given extra depth to our understanding and appreciation for Jesus. This week at church there were a couple of moments where we had flash backs to the trip and had the stronger understanding of what was being described.”

“The trip was fun and very informative. The travel in Israel was well organized, Hotels were comfortable and the meals were very good.”

“The Origins of Christianity Tour was an experience that has really increased my understanding of the Scriptures. I certainly recommend it!”

“Absolutely wonderful travelling to the Holy Land with Selah taking care of everything. It was wonderful to be able to do it with Selah in 2022. For anyone who loves history, the bible and seeing the actual location/setting of historical events, the Origins of Christianity Tour ticks all the boxes.”

“The Origins of Christianity tour brings the Bible to life. You will read old stories with new eyes and connect many dots. The many precious Selah moments will not disappoint!”

“Selah excels at providing exciting, well organised tours for large and small groups. No matter the size of the group, they never lose their personal touch. Selah love what they do and their carefully planned tours reflect their passion for travel.”

FP
UC
8 Days $3090
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