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.
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
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
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
In 1520, Cortés and his troops conquered the Teotihuacán. The Spanish then built Mexico City on the city ruins. The Catholic Church had great influence in the city, and religious orders like the Franciscans, Marists and Jesuits established convents and missions throughout Mexico.
All together some 12,000 churches were built during the three centuries of Spanish rule over Mexico. Today, in Mexico over 80 million inhabitants identify themselves as Catholics.
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
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
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.
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.
Celebrate your faith in Israel!
This journey will take you to new cultural immersive levels to study your faith, teaching you about the history of Christianity while adventuring through thousands of years of temple and architectural history. Participants will get a chance to visit the Roman and Crusader ruins, where the Romans held Paul prisoner. You will also visit the holy site Capernaum to see the synagogue and St. Peter’s house where Jesus would have stayed while ministering in the area, visit the traditional site of Baptism at Qasr El Yahud, and much more!
“Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee” (Peter in Acts 3: 6).
Journey to Southern India to learn the rich cultural traditions and history of this ancient land. You will have the opportunity to interact with experts and learn many new things as well as experience new cultural exposures during your journey through cuisine, dancing shows, art shows, service project and much more!
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
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)
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
Your Journey of Faith to Greece and Turkey will give you an immersive view into historical landmarks, as well as an insight into the rich traditions of dance, cuisine, and art of these ancient countries. This journey will give you excitement and inspiration each day as you partake in activities such as visiting and attending mass at The Temple of Diana, a wonder of the ancient world, as well as home to the traditional belief that Mary, the Mother of Our Lord, lived here with St.
Known as the jewel of the Mediterranean, Malta is home to a rich history of religion and spirituality with 7,000 year old goddess temples of Malta being the oldest and most well preserved goddess temples on the planet. Simply stunning, magical and reverent - the temples are aligned with the summer and autumnal equinox. This journey will take you to new cultural immersive levels to study your faith, teaching you about the history of Catholicism while adventuring through thousands of years of temple and architectural history.
Barcelona | Montserrat | Zaragoza | Madrid | Toledo | Santiago de Compostela | Fatima | Santarém | Lisbon
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.
AMMAN, UMM QAYS, ANJARA, JERASH, MADABA, MOUNT NEBO, MUKAWIR, PETRA, AQABA,
AMMAN, UMM QAYS, ANJARA, JERASH, MADABA, MOUNT NEBO, MUKAWIR, PETRA, AQABA,
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.
Join Perillo’s Faith Journeys for an unforgettable journey to Italy featuring The Ultimate Vatican Experience. Visit off the beaten path areas of the Vatican and it’s gardens.
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