We know that travel can be about more than just discovering new places but discovering more about your faith. Join us on a Globus or Cosmos religious tour where we incorporate fellowship and fun across the globe. Even if you aren’t religious, visiting the historical significance of many of the places included on one of our tours is an incredible experience.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Marked as the final stop along the Camino de Santiago walk, Santiago de Compostela is – without a doubt – one of the most inspirational places in Spain. Choose to attend mass and watch the priest welcome the pilgrims who have arrived that day; explore the old quarter, filled with elegant architecture around every corner; or simply indulge in local specialties while reflecting on what a special place this is.
Israel is a country like no other, and Jerusalem is the heart of the Holy Land. Home to a multitude of religious sites, the history behind each sacred place is fascinating regardless of your faith. A day of sightseeing through Jerusalem will showcase the Mount of Olives, Church of all Nations, Mount Zion and much more! A short trip away is Bethlehem as well, birthplace of Jesus and King David. Here you can visit the Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Jesus was born making it one of Christianity’s holiest places.
Built along the historic Roman trade route (the Via Egnatia) from Rome to Israel, Philippi was a powerhouse city for Greece. Not only is it known for the Battle of Philippi between fearless names like Mark Antony and Brutus, but Philippi was also the first European city where the Word of Christ was spread by the Apostle Paul. You can discover the historic Roman Forum, Theatre and Basilicas – all of which became the centre of Christian faith following the visit of the Apostle Paul.
Found amongst the mountains and lakes of Bavaria is the charming town of Oberammergau. Take a stroll along its streets and you’ll notice the houses sport painted façades and craftwork is strongly woven into the town’s culture. Oberammergau is also most famous for the Passion Play, held once a decade! The 42nd event is taking place this year (2022) and attracts sell-out crowds every 10 years. The play tells the story of Jesus’ life and is a huge undertaking by locals who partake as performers, musicians, set builders…the list goes on!
Last, but certainly not least, is Italy’s capital – Rome. Even if you aren’t religious, a trip to the Vatican City is one to remember. On the Cosmos ‘Shrines of Italy’ tour, you have the unique chance to attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability), followed by a tour of Rome with a Local Guide. Further outside the city, roam beyond Rome on a short 30-minute trip to visit the Papal Summer Residence in Castel Gandolfo, a place to reflect and meditate amongst beautiful surroundings.