Experience the culture and history of the Holy Land and visit sacred sites important to the Abrahamic faiths

holy-landSponsored by

Washington National Cathedral
Cathedral Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage

Led by

The Reverend Canon John L. Peterson
and Canon Iyad Qumri, local guide & instructor

For thousands of years, pilgrims have journeyed to the Holy Land to experience God in real and tangible ways. Retrace Jesus’ steps, follow the paths of martyrs and the early Church, and see the Bible with fresh eyes in the land where God dwelt among us. You’ll never look at yourself—or your faith—quite the same way again.

Cost, Payment, and Cancellation

  • Pilgrimage cost is $4000 and includes: double occupancy lodging, most meals, transportation in comfortable deluxe buses, guiding fees, all entrance fees to sites mentioned in the itinerary, guest speakers, portage at all hotels, tips for restaurant and hotel staff, bus driver and guide tips, farewell dinner and a donation to the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage.
  • Cost does NOT include: airfare, medical insurance, travel insurance, some meals, and personal expenses.
  • Single rooms are available at an additional cost.
  • Deposit of $900 due upon registration, including a $700 non-refundable deposit. Once deposit is received, pilgrims must complete the travel-medical form.
  • Additional payment of $1500 is due by March 14, 2020
  • Final balance, including single supplement if applicable, is due by July 1, 2020. Final payment includes $500 donation to the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage to be recognized in calendar year 2020.

All notice of cancellation must be received in writing by Washington National Cathedral.

Refund schedule if cancellation is received:

  • Anytime after registration: $700.00 per person is nonrefundable.
  • Prior to April 14 (4 months before departure): 50% of final balance (minus $700 deposit).
    Prior to May 14 (3 before departure): 25% of final balance (minus $700 deposit).
  • On or after June 14 (2 months before departure): no refunds.
  • If Qumri Pilgrimages cancels the trip due to safety concerns, there is a full refund.

Registration Now Open

Pilgrimage Details


August 14–26, 2020
(including travel days)

Deposit, Registration & Forms


Have questions or need additional information? Email Tracy Dieter.


Abbreviated Itinerary
  • August 14: Depart USA; on our way to the Holy Land!
  • August 15: Arrive in Tel Aviv and meet our guide, Canon Iyad Qumri before transferring to Jerusalem.
  • August 16: Worship at St. George’s // Church of the Resurrection
  • August 17: Horizons of Jerusalem // Herodium
  • August 18: Jericho // Nazareth
  • August 19: Sea of Galilee // Jordan River // Capernaum // Beatitudes
  • August 20: Sepphoris // Caesarea Philippi
  • August 21: Burqin // Nablus // Taybeh
  • August 22: Shepherd’s Field // Bethlehem
  • August 23: Beth-Phage // Dominus Flevit // Gethsemane
  • August 24: Western Wall // Dome of the Rock // Israel Museum
  • August 25: Way of the Cross // Emmaus // Depart to Tel Aviv