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.

There’s no better way to experience the Easter season than a life-changing Holy Land pilgrimage. 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 December 15, 2018.
  • Final balance, including single supplement if applicable, is due March 1, 2019. Final payment includes $500 donation to the Center for Prayer and Pilgrimage to be recognized in calendar year 2019.

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

Refund schedule:

  • December 29, 2018 (120 days before departure): $700.00 per person is nonrefundable.
  • Between December 30, 2018, and January 28, 2019 (90 days before departure), 50% of final balance (minus $700 deposit).
    Between January 29 and February 27, 2019 (60 days before departure) 25% of final balance (minus $700 deposit).
  • No refunds within 60 days of departure.
  • If Qumri Pilgrimages cancels the trip due to safety concerns, there is a full refund.

Registration and Forms

Register Online

Downloadable forms:

Pilgrimage Details


Sunday, April 28–Saturday, May 11
(including travel days)

Registration & Forms


Have questions or need additional information? Email Tracy Dieter.


Abbreviated Itinerary
  • April 28: Depart USA
  • April 29: Arrive in Tel Aviv and meet our guide, Canon Iyad Qumri before transferring to Jerusalem
  • April 30: Horizons of Jerusalem // Herodium
  • May 1: Tekoa // Bethlehem
  • May 2: Western Wall // Dome of the Rock // Israel Museum
  • May 3: Church of the Resurrection
  • May 4: Jericho // Nazareth
  • May 5: Christ Church // Sepphoris
  • May 6: Jordan River // Capernaum // Beatitudes // Tabgha
  • May 7: Burqin // Nablus // Taybeh
  • May 8: Free day
  • May 9: Beth-Phage // Dominus Flevit // Gethsemane
  • May 10: Way of the Cross // Emmaus