St. Anthony on the Desert Tours the Holy Land

“Our trip managed to touch on all of the important sights on our itinerary. We appreciated the ease of access to each sight – carefully navigated by our tour guide. He was able to relay detailed stories and connect locations to scripture references. He was attentive to the group’s needs and made modifications to our schedule as desired – in short taking good care of everyone. We started our days a bit earlier and discovered the benefits of arriving before most sights became overcrowded. Overall, we left Israel with a much fuller understanding of its history and geography.

The Faith Journey team made the planning and implementation of our trip smooth and easy. Responses to our questions and needs were always prompt. Darren and Samantha’s send-off at the airport was an unexpected effort – clearly going above and beyond – and much appreciated. Darren offered support all along the way; made a personal presentation at our church; and was always available for follow-up questions. Samantha did an excellent job in arranging our travel and hotel schedules as well as working with a few of our travelers who needed slightly different travel itineraries.

My personal highlights included the renewal of our baptismal vows in the Jordan River and our time exploring the region of the Galilee. I also came away with a deeper understanding of the religious and political tensions within the region. Other travelers expressed delight in our time in Jerusalem – especially celebrating Holy Eucharist with the city of Jerusalem in the background.”

Reverend Dorian Mulvey
St. Anthony on the Desert