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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.


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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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

Prices from £1,795 pp

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

10 Day Holy Land Pilgrimage

For people with more time available for their Holy Land tour, an extra two days or more will open up more options including perhaps a free day in Jerusalem or an optional excursion to Masada and the Dead Sea.

Prices from £1,895 pp

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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 £1,695 pp

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Palm Sunday in The Holy Land

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

Prices from £1,945 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 £2,575 pp

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8 Day Holy Land Musical Pilgrimage

A Song For Peace - a musical pilgrimage through the Holy Land with three nights based in Nazareth and four nights in Bethlehem

Prices from £1,745 pp

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Pilgrimage Holy Land Cross

5 Day Holy Land Pilgrimage

Spend four nights in Jerusalem including visits to Bethlehem and Galilee

Prices from £1,475 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 2022 we celebrate our 39th 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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