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The Holy Land

The Holy Land is our principal destination and it is unusual for someone to only travel there once.

Most visit two or three times, some make an annual pilgrimage. Repetition is an age-old feature of pilgrimage. You visit the same places but the experience changes every time. We offer a choice of Holy Land itineraries with departures throughout the year. The best times to travel are Spring and Autumn, avoiding the heat of July and August.

Getting to know the Living Stones of The Land is an integral part of every McCabe itinerary and your pilgrimage might include worship with a local congregation, a visit to Jeel al Amal Boys Home or lunch at the Bethlehem Rehabilitation Centre, just two of the projects supported by the McCabe Educational Trust. Our visits give encouragement and practical assistance to a community which now numbers less than 3% of the population of the Holy Land.

Itineraries

McCabe recommend an 8 day itinerary, based in Jerusalem and Galilee, however we also offer a more relaxed 10 day itinerary. Our shorter pilgrimage is perfect for a first time visit to the Holy Land, and contains all the major sites you would expect to visit, while keeping the cost down and accessible to many. The longer itinerary is great to offer variations on our standard programme. A popular addition is an optional excursion to visit Masada and float in the Dead Sea, or allow some to enjoy a free day in Jerusalem.

Peace of Mind

We work closely with partners in the Holy Land to provide you with the best possible pilgrimage experience. McCabe have tried and tested programmes on offer, along with partner hotels that have been looking after our groups for over 30 years. We also have an excellent agent in Jerusalem, making sure all arrangements go smoothly. Our preferred coach company and our guides act as our eyes and ears on the ground.

 

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The McCabe Sponsored Walk

Friends & Supporters Holy Land Sponsored Walk

This bi-annual event has become central to the McCabe Pilgrimages calendar. An opportunity for supporters of the McCabe Educational Trust to travel together and see first-hand the work we support.

Prices from £1,095 pp

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Palm Sunday in The Holy Land

It is always very moving to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, but never more so then before Holy Week with the opportunity to participate in the joyous Palm Sunday procession.

Prices from £1,495 pp

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Holy Land Jordan

The Holy Land and Jordan

This comprehensive 15 day Pilgrimage features stays in Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the Galiliee, with a three night extension staying in Petra and by the Dead Sea

Prices from £2,485 pp

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8 Day Holy Land Pilgrimage

Spend four nights in Jerusalem, followed by three nights beside the Sea of Galilee and visit the major places associated with the life and ministry of Jesus in a surprisingly relaxed manner.

Prices from £1,645 pp

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

10 Day Holy Land Pilgrimage

When we started arranging pilgrimages thirty years ago, pilgrimage durations were much longer. Times have changed. People travel more, and a pilgrimage now often competes with other priorities.

Prices from £1,845 pp

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McCabe Educational Trust

The McCabe Educational Trust is the charitable wing of McCabe Pilgrimages, functions independently with its own board of Directors and is a registered charity.

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Organising a Pilgrimage

Pilgrimage is ALL we do and in 2013 we celebrated our thirtieth year in business – so we must be doing something right! We work with all denominations and are happy to tailor every pilgrimage to the needs of each particular church. For instance, some parties would plan one or two Eucharists during their pilgrimage but others will choose a daily celebration. In the Holy Land, your focus may be the Galilean ministry or a re-creation of Holy Week in Jerusalem. You tell us what your particular interest is and we will recommend an itinerary

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