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Europe is the geographical center of the Christian faith, and the home of the Vatican City. Christianity has been practiced in Europe since the 1st century, and several of the Pauline Epistles were addressed to Christians living in Greece, as well as other parts of the Roman Empire. For instance, historians believe that St. Paul most likely wrote his first epistle to the Christians of Thessaloniki (Thessalonians) around AD 52. Experience the Candlelight Procession in Lourdes and in Fatima where testimonials have been given of apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Attend the papal audience with his Holiness and see the awe of the Sistine Chapel and churches that have withstand the test of time. Walk in the footsteps of Jesus in Israel or In Spain, visit the Sagrada Familia; a transforming project with architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. You will see the exquisite land of Ireland and the St. Patrick Cathedral along with the country-side of Switzerland and England’s history of Christianity.

We have created Perillo Tours Faith Journeys with an extensive array of Christian faith tours from around the world dedicated to Christianity and its historical evolution in order for travelers to fulfill the richness of their belief through hands-on experience. For more than 76 + years, Perillo Tours has hosted pilgrims on carefully crafted historically accurate Christian itineraries which offer a perfect blend of interspectiveness, touring and exploring. In the Perillo tradition, great care is taken in planning your program and ensuring that your group will enjoy an AUTHENTIC faith based immersion by visiting not only major cities, but also small towns and villages where you will be welcomed with a warm smile and delectable local cuisine.  View our suggested itineraries or customize your journey to fit the interest of your Church, you will no doubt return with a greater appriciation of your faith and commitment to our Lord Savor. it is our hope that you will find our suggested itineraries to your Christian satisfaction. Recgonizing the various Christian denominations we have taken great strides to duplicate our itineraries based on your Christian denomination, whether Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox, Perillo Tours has exceptional detailed tours for your faith travel. 

MALTA: MDINA - MOSTA - RABAT - VALETTA 

ITALY: CATANIA – SIRACUSA – TAORMINA - VIETRI – POSITANO - HERCULANEUM – NAPLES – POZZUOLI – GAETA - SAN VINCENZO - GAETA - ROME

WARSAW - NIEPOKALANOW - PLOCK - GLOGOWIEC - SWINICE WARCKIE – CZESTOCHOWA - LAGIEWNIKI - WIELICZKA - AUSCHWITZ – WADOWICE - KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA

AMMAN - JERASH - UMM QAYS BETHANY - DEAD SEA - MADABA - MOUNT NEBO - KERAK - PETRA - WADI RUM - AQABA

Christianity is the dominant religion in South Africa, with almost 80% of the population in 2001 professing to be Christian. No single denomination predominates, with mainstream Protestant churches, Pentecostal churches, African initiated churches, and the Catholic Church all having significant numbers of adherents. Importantly, there is significant and sustained syncretism with African Traditional Religion among most of the self-professed Christians in South Africa

ROME (Papal Audience with the Holy Father) · MONTE CASSINO · SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (Padre Pio) · MONTE SANT'ANGELO · (St. Michael) LANCIANO (Eucharistic Miracle) · LORETO (Holy House) · ASSISI (St. Francis) · GUBBIO · LA VERNA · SIENA · FLORENCE · PADUA (ST. ANTHONY) · VENICE.

About His Holiness Pope Francis: 
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, on March 13, 2013, became known as Pope Francis. Chosen in honor of St. Francis of Assis. A humble man, who over the course of his life denied himself the luxuries that many around him enjoyed. He showed his humility in so many ways to the faithful of Argentina. “Before I bless you, I ask that you would pray to the Lord to bless me” was his request to the people of Argentina

BANGKOK – AMPHAWA - KANCHANABURI - AYUTTHAYA (OPTIONAL: CHIANG MAI)

NAIROBI, ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK, SAMBURU GAME RESERVE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK, MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE

Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento, Montevideo & Iguazu Falls including Catholic sites 

 

BEIJING - XI’AN - SHANGHAI - CIZHONG - SHANGRILA

QUITO, OTAVALO, RIOBAMBA, CUENCA & GUAYAQUIL 

Quito is surrounded by snowcapped mountains. It is known for its treasures of Colonial churches, monasteries, paintings, sculptures and carvings. The magnificent blend of Spanish, Flemish and Moorish architecture is one of the reasons why the city was declared “Patrimony of Mankind” in 1978 by UNESCO. Altogether the city offers 86 churches and monasteries from the 16th and 17th century. Quito is known as the “Convent of America”. This attractive city is located only 22km away from the “Middle of the World”, the Equatorial Line.

SEOUL - DMZ - Mt.SEORAK - ANDONG - GYEONGJU - BUSAN - JEJU - SEOUL

Perillo Tours exciting 10-day Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi will leave a memorable impression upon you. Explore the eternal city and all the marvels Rome has to offer - experience a Papal Audience with the Holy Father (pending schedual). Visit important Catholic sites like the Holy Stairs, the minor Basilicas, ancient Catacombs and more, as well as some secular sites like the Trevi Fountain. Continue to Assisi to walk in the Footsteps of Saint Francis in his hometown. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, art & cuisine of Italy on this Catholic Pilgrimage!

Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, São Paulo & Rio de Janeiro Catholic sites 

For much of Argentina's history, the Catholic Church has had significant influence and power over the country. The religion was introduced to Argentina in the 17th century by Jesuit missionaries from Spain.

Rome, Monte Cassino, Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi

 

HIRADO - SASEBO - OURA NAGASAKI - UNZEN - SHIMABARA KUMAMOTO - DAZAIFU - FUKUOKA

ZAGREB - MARIJA BISTRICA (MARIAN SHRINE) – TRSAT-MEDJUGORJE – DUBROVNIK 

Christianity was first introduced to Vietnam in 1533 by Inigo, a European missionary on his way to China. Two Jesuits fleeing persecution in Japan, Francesco Buzomi and Diego Carvalho, established the first permanent mission in 1615 at Ðà Nẵng in central Vietnam (Trung Việt). Full-scale missionary activity commenced with the arrival of another contingent of Jesuits in 1624.

LIMA, AREQUIPA, CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY & MACHU PICCHU

STOCKHOLM - UPPSALA - SIGTUNA - LINKOPING - VADSTENA – LUND - MALMO - COPENHAGEN - OSLO – ULVIK -  – FLAM – BERGEN

Egypt: CAIRO - MT. SINAI, Jordan:  PETRA - AMMAN - Israel: JERUSALEM - TIBERIAS - NAZARETH

This incredible journey passes through cities both modern & ancient, crosses through vast deserts, & leads you to waterways of Egypt, Jordan, & the Holy Land – Israel. Enjoy 14 days of exploring historic sites that tell stories of the Bible – from the Old and the New Testaments. Walk in the footsteps of the Apostles, Moses, & Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Surely you’ll be forever touched by this genuine experience. Experience the Bible in a whole new light!

 LARNACA - PAFOS - LIMASSOL - NICOSIA - TROODOS MOUNTAINS - GALATA - KAKOPETRIA

Follow in the Steps of Apostle Paul through Cyprus with Perillo Tours and discover the exhilarating journey that began in 44 A.D. Emurse yourself in this historical and enriching experience that help fortify your Christian Faith.

WARSAW - LODZ - CZESTOCHOWA - KRAKOW - WIELICZKA - PRAGUE - MELK - VIENNA - PANNONHALMAY - BUDAPEST

London; Windsor Castle, Runnymede, Hampton Court, Lambeth Palace, Chelsea,  Crosby Hall, Tower of London, Oxford, Canterbury, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, National Portrait Gallery 

Sir Thomas More, also called Saint Thomas More, (born February 7, 1478, London, England—died July 6, 1535, London; canonized May 19, 1935; feast day June 22), English humanist and statesman, chancellor of England (1529–32), who was beheaded for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. He is recognized as a Saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

A WALKING TOUR

ROME - LA VERNA - SANSEPOLCRO - PIEVE SANTO STEFANO - CITERNA - CITTA DI CASTELLO - PIETRALUNGA · MONTELETO - GUBBIO - BISCINA - VALFABBRICA - ASSISI (ST. FRANCIS)

LISIEUX (St. Therese the Little Flower) · PARIS · NORMANDY · CHARTRES · ROME (Papal Audience With Holy Father)

“Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee” (Peter in Acts 3: 6). 

THESSALONIKI - VERIA - VERGINA - PHILIPPI - NEAPOLIS - ATHENS - CORINTH - MYKONOS -EPHESUS - PATMOS - RHODES - HERAKLION - SANTORINI

TEL AVIV · CAESAREA · HAIFA · STELLA MARIS · NAZARETH · CANA · TIBERIAS · SEA OF GALILEE · JORDAN RIVER · MT. TABOR · JERUSALEM · EIN KAREM · BETHLEHEM · QUMRAN · JERICHO · DEAD SEA · MT. OF OLIVES · MT. ZION · HOLY SEPULCHRE · ROME (Papal Audience with our Holy Father)

DUBLIN - WARRENPORT - (PILGRIM WALK) - NEWCASTLE - TYRELLA - DUNDALK 

DUBLIN - ARMAGH - DOWN - LOUGH DERG - SLIGO - KNOCK - CONNEMARA - GALWAY - KERRY - DINGLE PENINSULA - CASHEL - KILKENNY

Baptists are the largest Evangelical group in Israel today. This vibrant and growing community enjoys fellowship together through the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel, which seeks to be salt and light and glorify God. During the tour participants will explore the roots of their faith in the land of the Bible. Embark on this spiritual journey and walk in the footsteps of Jesus – to the places he taught and ministered. The scriptures will come alive as you visit notable sites mentioned in the Bible, such as: 

Tel Aviv, Caesarea , Haifa, Acre, Rosh Hanikra, Safed, Golan Heights, Tel-Hai, Tiberias, Beit Shean, Beit Alpha, Gan HaShlosha, Jerusalem

ROME, SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO, LANCIANO, LORETO, ASSISI, SIENA, FLORENCE, VENICE, PADUA, MONTICHIARI, MILAN                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Perillo Tours Welcomes You to Live Your Faith In Italy - Featuring a Tuscan Villa Stay! Immerse yourself in true Italian culture and history as you partake in guided tours to Basilica of St. Peter and the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums in Rome, sip authentic Italian wine in the rolling hills of Tuscany, experience St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs in the famous "floating city" of Venice,  and engage in the time honored tradition of glass blowing off to the island of Murano!

Rome, Assisi, Loreto, Ancona, Split, Medjugorje, Zadar, Venice, Milan

June – September 2025, 2030, 2035, 2040 (every 5 years after)

This multi-country itinerary is aimed at travelers who want to connect with their Jewish heritage and ancestry in Eastern Europe. Begin your trip in Vilnius, where you will learn about the Vilna Gaon, continue on to Kaunas to see a gilded synagogue and the medieval old town, and make your way to the powerful Ninth Fort Museum and Monument. On the latter half of your trip, you'll explore Lithuania's historical sites and famous beach town before spending a final day in Tallinn, Estonia.

Budapest, Vienna, Cesky Krumlov, Terezin, Prague

ISTANBUL, MALATYA, ARSLANTEPE, ADİYAMAN, NEMRUT DAGI, URFA, HARRAN,  

THESSALONIKI, VERIA, IOANNINA, METEORA, KALAMBAKA, VOLOS, ATHENS / CRUISE: MYKONOS, KUSADASI, PATMOS, (RHODES 4-DAY ONLY) HERAKLION, SANTORINI

LISBON, TOMAR, PORTO, TRANCOSO, BELMONTE, CASTELO BRANCO, MADRID, TOLEDO, CORDOBA, SEVILLE, BAENA, LUCENA, GRANADA, BARCELONA, GIRONA, BESALU

ISTANBUL, BURSA, SARDIS, SMYRNA (IZMIR), EPHESSUS, TİRE

Journey to Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro & Recife

Brazil: Sao Paulo is a kaleidoscope city, populated by Africans whose grandparents came to the country as slaves; whites from Portugal, Spain, Italy and other European countries; Japanese (Sao Paulo has one of the largest Japanese communities in the world); Arabs (with whom the Jewish community used to maintain good relations); a Korean colony; a large number of Brazilians from other states (about 2 million from the northeast of the country); and some 76,000 Jews, the largest Jewish community in Brazil.

 

BEIJING - XI'AN - SHANGHAI  

CASABLANCA - FES - RABAT - MARRAKECH - OURIKA VALLEY

PARIS, AVIGNON, PROVENCE (Carpentras), CAVAILLON, ST. REMI DE PROVENCE & LES BAUX DE PROVENCE

WARSZAWA – TREBLINKA - TYKOCIN - KAZIMIERZ DOLNY - LUBLIN - MAJDANEK – TANCUT - RZESZÓW KROSNO – RYMANÓW – TARNÓW – KRAKÓW – AUSCHWITZ - TODZ

LISBON - TOMAR - PORTO - TRANCOSO - BELMONTE - CASTELO BRANCO - MADRID - TOLEDO - CORDOBA - SEVILLE-BAENA - LUCENA - GRANADA - BARCELONA - GIRONA - BESALU 

 

The history of the Jews in Portugal reaches back over two thousand years and is directly related to Sephardi history, a Jewish ethnic division that represents communities that originated in the Iberian Peninsula.

 ROME - OSTIA - PARMA - MODENA - BOLOGNA - FERRARA - VENICE - (THE GELATO EXPERIENCE) - CONEGLIANO - TRIESTE - LA BONBON TRIESTE - EXPERIENCE OF THE BOMBONIERA 

VILNIUS, TRAKAI, KAUNAS, RIGA, TALLINN, ST. PETERSBURG 

 

KRAKOW – WADOWICE - KALWARIA ZEBRZYDOWSKA - CZESTOCHOWA - ZAKOPANE

Who Was Pope John Paul II? Pope John Paul II was ordained in 1946, became the bishop of Ombi in 1958, and became the archbishop of Krakow in 1964. He was made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI in 1967, and in 1978 became the first non-Italian pope in more than 400 years.

John Wesley was an 18th-century Anglican clergyman and Christian theologian who was an early leader in the Methodist movement. This tour aims to bring about a better understanding of his life and beliefs and the roots of his inspiration. Visit John Wesley’s House & Chapel and the ‘New Room’, the first Methodist Chapel built by J. Wesley. Visit the historic Cities of Oxford, Cambridge, Bath & Stratford-upon-Avon

 

 

VALLETTA - MELLIEHA - GOZO - ST. PAUL'S BAY - MOSTA - MDINA - RABAT - ROME (Papal Audience With Holy Father) - MONTE CASSINO - SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (PADRE PIO) · MONTE SANT'ANGELO (St. Michael) - LANCIANO (EUCHARISTIC MIRACLE) - LORETO (Holy House) - ASSISI (St. Francis) - GUBBIO - LA VERNA

VALLETTA - MELLIEHA - GOZO - ST. PAUL'S BAY - MOSTA - MDINA - RABAT - ROME (Papal Audience With Holy Father)

Barcelona | Montserrat | Zaragoza | Madrid | Toledo | Santiago de Compostela | Fatima | Santarém | Lisbon

SPLIT-MEDJUGORJE-DUBROVNIK

Since 1981, in a small village in Bosnia-Hercegovina named Medjugorje, the Blessed Virgin Mary has been appearing and giving messages to the world. She tells us that God has sent Her to our world, and these years She is spending with us are a time of Grace granted by God. In Her own words She tells us, "I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life, and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God".

 HANOI, SAPA, TA VAN, LAO CHAI, HALONG, NINH BINH, PHAT DIEM,

Explore an enrich 11 day Catholic journey in Vietnam, visit most of the holy churches in the northern part along with experiencing the local culture & seeing the unique sights of Vietnam. The Catholic churches in Vietnam are part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome and the Catholic Bishops Conference of Vietnam. Vietnam has the fifth largest Catholic population in Asia, after the Philippines, India, China and Indonesia.

OSLO - LILLEHAMMER (area) - TRONDHEIM - ALESUND - SOGNEFJORD - TROMDHEIM - ALESUND (area) -SOGNEFJORD (area) - BERGEN

PANAMA CITY - PANAMA VIEGO - PANAMA CANAL - CHITRE CITY   

ROME (PAPAL AUDIENCE WITH OUR HOLY FATHER) · ORVIETO · ASSISI (ST. FRANCIS) · BEVAGNA · TREVI · MONTEFALCO · SIENA · SAN GIMIGNANO · MONTALCINO · ORCIA VALLEY · PIENZA · MONTEPULCIANO · FLORENCE · CHIANTI REGION · TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE · GREVE · CASTELLINA

ATHENS - CORINTH - THESSALONIKI - KAVALA – PHILIPPI - VERIA – KALAMBAKA - METEORA - 3-DAY CRUISE: MYKONOS - KUSADSI - PATMOS - HERAKLION (CRETE) - SANTORINI

PARIS: VERSAILLES, NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL, SAINTE-CHAPELLE CHURCH, CLUNY MUSEUM, CALVIN TOWER, EIFFEL TOWER, MARAIS DISTRICT, LOUVRE MUSEUM, SACRE-COEUR BASILICA

We discover the fascinating history of the Protestant Reformation. Visit John Calvin’s Tower where the Reformer hid after being ex-communicated from the Catholic Church. Learn about the impact Calvin had on believers all over Europe—especially the Huguenots who followed Calvin and his teachings.

MONTRÉAL – LAC BOUCHETTE – CHARLEVOIX – QUÉBEC CITY

Basilica Notre-Dame, Oratorio St-Joseph, Hermitage Lac Bouchette, Basilica Ste-Anne-deBeaupré, Cathedral—Basilica Notre-Dame-de-Québec

Christianity first arrived in the territory later known as Canada in 1497, when the Catholic, John Cabot, landed on Newfoundland, raised the Venetian and Papal banners and claimed the land for his sponsor King Henry VII of England, while recognizing the religious authority of the Roman Catholic Church.

ROME (Papal Audience with Holy Father) - MONTE CASSINO - POSITANO - SORRENTO - POMPEII - AMALFI COAST - ASSISI (St. Francis) - GUBBIO - LA VERNA - SIENA

MOSCOW, NOVODEVICHY CONVENT, KOLOMENSKOYE ESTATE, SERGIEV POSAD, ANCIENT SETTLEMENT, GOLDEN RING, VLADIMIR, SUZDAL, ST. PETERSBURG, CATHERINE’S PALACE, PETERHOF FOUNTAINS, HERMITAGE, ALEXANDER-NEVSKY LAVRA, 

 

Christianity was introduced into Kyivan Rus by Greek missionaries from Byzantium in the 9th century. In 863–869, Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius translated parts of the Bible into Old Church Slavonic language for the first time, paving the way for the Christianization of the Slavs.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE, LAS ANDES, SAN FELIPE, PUTAENDO, PUERTO MONTT, CASTRO, CHONCHI, DALCAHUE, SAN JUAN-ANCUD, PUERTO MONTT 

Catholicism was introduced by Dominican and Franciscan friars who accompanied the Spanish colonialists in the 16th century. The first parish was established in 1547 and the first diocese in 1561.  Most of the native population in the northern and central regions was evangelized by 1650.

MONTE CASSINO · SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO (PADRE PIO) · MONTE SANT'ANGELO · LANCIANO (Eucharistic Miricale) · ASSISI (St. Francis) · GUBBIO · LA VERNA · ROME · MEDJUGORJE

HO CHI MINH, TAY NINH,- CU CHI TUNNELS, SAIGON, CA MAU, CAI BE FLOATING MARKET

Our 8 day Catholic pilgrimage trip to southern Vietnam features a guided Vietnam tour for pilgrim travelers to the best Christian churches, Cathedrals, holy sites & beautiful places in Vietnam.

AMMAN, UMM QAYS, ANJARA, JERASH, MADABA, MOUNT NEBO, MUKAWIR, PETRA, AQABA,

 AMMAN, UMM QAYS, ANJARA, JERASH, MADABA, MOUNT NEBO, MUKAWIR, PETRA, AQABA, 

CHENNAI - PONDICHERY - TANJORE - MADURAI - PERIYAR - KUMARAKOM - ALLEPPEY - COCHIN

Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada (1515-1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, theologian and author, and was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church fourty years after her death. She dedicated her life to reforming the Christian Order of the Carmelite nuns and had a strong following in Spain – she was even considered as the national saint. Forty years after her death, in 1622, Teresa was canonized by Pope Gregory XV. At the time she was considered a candidate for national patron saint of Spain, but this designation was awarded to St. James the Apostle.

ISTANBUL, SMYRNA, PERGAMUM, THYATIRA,, SARDIS, PHILADELPHIA, PAMUKKALE, HIERAPOLIS, LAODICEA, KUSADASI, EPHESUS, IZMIR

TEL AVIV, CAESAREA, NAZARETH, SEA OF GALILEE, SEA OF GALILEE, TABGHA, MT. OF BEATITUDES, CAPERMAUM, MT ARBEL, JERICHO, MASADA, DEAD SEA, BE'ER-SHEBA - JERUSALEM, MT. OF OLIVES, GETHSEMANE, WAILING WALL, HOLY SEPULCHRE, CITY OF DAVID, EIM KAREM, BETHLEHEM, SHEPHERD'S FIELDS