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Dear Pilgrim,

Wanda and I just returned from another wonderful time in Israel along with our expectant daughter and son-in-law.  We had a number of groups touring and it was the perfect time to evaluate our itineraries.  Please note that we have made some minor improvements in the schedule.
We returned home with many new friends and a renewed passion for this spectacular part of Christian history.  There is really nothing else like it in the world. We safely viewed all the sites and not once did we feel in danger. 
Have confidence in Pilgrim Tours and be blessed by your visit to the lands of the Bible.


David M. Nyce
President/Pilgrim Tours

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Recent Trip Review

Below please find a typical review that was just returned to us. All Retail Tour Pilgrims receive this questionaire:

Responding to all of your questions, with joy.

*Pre-Tour Info: I printed 28 pages of information from PILGRIM TOUR's website on the Biblical sites. I studied before leaving AZ.  This was the first blessing of many to follow.

*Airport and transfer service flowed with perfection.  I personally appreciate having Cathy Hunder as our travel agent....She answered questions in a way that kept my resolution to keep our Aug. Tour dates as planned. Her airline arrangements were a relief as Jennifer and I had ample time between transfers.

*The choice of hotels and meals would again be a perfect choice. My daughter, Jennifer, and I went a day early to Yad HaShmona.  Working at their reception desk were Yael and Miriam, explaining to me that theirs was the only Messianic Jewish moshav in all of Israel...Please continue to use them for future tours....a precious people in very difficult times.

*All chosen sites were valuable.  I am still trying to get my head out of Israel to live in a very quiet but lovely community for Active Seniors !!!
The energy in Israel was addictive.

*The devotional leadership was vital to my own needs. I'm just now re-entering community after being alongside my husband as the Lord received Bob to Himself over 2yrs. ago....
There were 6 pastors among us. Irit had all of them participate.

*About Irit Doron: The Best of the Best Israeli Tour Guide....True. I've only been once and have had no other Tour Guide, but she was outstanding beyond words.  Her knowledge of the sites, of all of Israel, of its' history was more than expected....The joy of Irit is her amazing graciousness in bringing 30 people into almost immediate fellowship as a family.  You realize there were 8 USA states and 2 Canadian provinces represented.
What pastor could pull off such 'togetherness' in 8 days???

Further, about Yoram.  He was Irit's choice of a driver.. All loved him.
His driving skills gave confidence in such traffic.

*Rating: as high above 10 as you like.
*About the safety of touring Israel with PILGRIM: No one in the Group was nervous as far as I know.  The peace of God was everywhere, every day, all the time.

Thank you for your email. The tour was excellent and our guide Nour Hassan was the best. He arranged an excellent guide for Mt. Moses which could not have been better. The Nile Cruise by Sonesta exceeded our expatiations as the accommodations could not have been better and the food and service was great. I would give the tour a 9 to 10. Security was fine and it is obvious that the Egyptian government is trying very hard to keep their guests safe.

Dear David and Tim,

I have now completed my second trip with Pilgrim Tours and can say I could not be more pleased.  On both trips, the first to Athens, Patmos, Rhodes, Ephesus, and Rome, and now our trip to Israel, I have been extremely pleased with the professional help I have received from you and your entire staff.  The groups have been well cared for and the trips have be thoroughly planned.  Your suppliers overseas have given excellent attention to every detail. 

On the trip we have just completed to Israel there were some who worried about our safety…I assure you we felt completely safe everywhere we went.  Our trip to Bethlehem was a wonderful and pleasant addition to our trip.

If anyone is wanting to plan a trip to Israel I would highly recommend they do so right away while the crowds are smaller and the service is excellent.  If anyone would like to talk to me personally about the trip or safety concerns I would be glad to talk to them.

Thanks for your help… I look forward to traveling with Pilgrim Tours again in the future.


Dr. Jerry Raines, Pastor



Dear Dan,

We have just returned home from Israel and Jordan.  I wanted to let you know that I had an amazing time on this trip of a lifetime and so enjoyed our tour guide and driver.  Our entire group connected so well with Shimon and Dov, we were like one big family.  We were so sad to say good-bye when it was time to leave.  I think Shimon gave every person a hug goodbye as we were waiting to check-in on our flight home.  I loved the fun and enjoyable atmosphere he created as he taught us so much about the Holy Land.  I am in awe at Shimon's amazing background and knowledge.  It was a pleasure getting to know him.  He is definitely the right person for this job.  What a trip!!  I also wanted to let you know that I never felt scared or unsafe during our tour.  I'm sad about the situation going on in Israel and will continue to pray for the peace of Israel, but I'm so glad our tour was not cancelled.  With so many other tour groups canceling, it felt like we had Israel all to ourselves.  Each venue that we toured offered something significant.  I'm looking forward to reading the scriptures in a new light from now on.  I now have a visual picture of the time, places and experiences mentioned in the Bible.  How exciting!

Thank you again for all you did for us in making this a trip of a lifetime!


Just a note to let you know how pleased we were with all the arrangements you made for us to enjoy our stay in Israel.  Everything was handled very professionally, and we were amazed at how many places we got to see.  We were on the orange bus with "Mickey" as our guide.  He was very well informed, very organized, and very sensitive to our needs.  Even the bus driver was outstanding! 

I will certainly tell our friends about you and want you to know how much we appreciate your efforts.

Eual and Norma Strickland


   I have been a professor of history at our Bible College for 39 years now, but I can truly assert that I have had no comparable experience to the wonderful trip to Greece we just took. This excursion -- walking in the footsteps of Paul -- was exhilarating, and our guide was excellent. He showed us breathtaking sites and explained each clearly and thoroughly. He connected the archaeological excavations of Biblical cities with their Biblical references adeptly, giving our tour group a much richer understanding of New Testament references and culture. The fellowship with good brothers and sisters in Christ was "icing on the cake".

   Also, the accommodations and food were great. I would recommend this same trip and same guide to anyone with my highest accolades.


                                                                                           Thanks to you all for a well planned trip.

                                                                                           Dr. Lloyd Knowles

Dear Pilgrim Friends

Re: 10 Day Inspirational Tour in Israel

My wife and I had an incredible time doing the tour for the Bible-believing Christian! Throughout the whole tour, the spirit was sustained, the intellect was fed, and the senses were stimulated beyond words! The great tour guides contributed for the tour to be even more inspiring than one could imagine! We want to visit Israel with Pilgrim Tours again!

Thank you for everything and God bless you abundantly,

Ivan and Stella Antonov
Nashville, TN

I'm still absorbing the impact of my fantastic tour or Israel and Egypt. I had a great guide with lots and lots of Biblical knowledge that really put things into perspective for me. I really enjoyed the trip and learned a lot, and I look forward to traveling with you again.
Jeremy Griffith

Hi Tim,

This note is really late, but I still wanted to write and let you know how much I appreciated all of your good work relating to our Holy Land trip.  I have been with 3 other tour companies in the past 13 years and there have been some good memories and some that I just cannot forget.  Out of all of my previous 8 trips, this was the VERY BEST of all of them!!!  All of the people that went with me commented and spoke about the professionalism that Pilgrim Tours showed them in every detail of our trip.  I am so pleased that we had a Jewish guide and driver.  That was something new for me and I wouldn't have it any other way in the future.  I was also glad that we scheduled in the Dan Nature reserve, the Nazareth Biblical Village, and the Genesis Land Project (Abraham's Tent).  They were a real plus to the trip.  The overnight stay at the Dead Sea was a real hit with our ladies too.  Thanks for your advice on those things.  A few people have contacted me about a reference or a recommendation on Pilgrim Tours and I am pleased to tell them all about our great trip.  Again, THANK YOU for all of your help in making this trip my BEST ever to the Holy Land.


Rev. Pat Andrews

Dear Pilgrim,

Just a short note to tell you how much we loved our tour to Israel through your company. Everything was superbly organized and it all surpassed our highest expectations. The tour guide on our bus was very knowledgeable and inspiring, but also very entertaining. This is definitely his calling.  Another highlight for me was the talk we attended by Mr. Victor Smadja. My great grandmother was a person who loved and prayed for the Jewish people in Holland. She passed that love onto my grandmother, who passed it on to my mother and she in turn passed it onto me. After Israel became a country in 1948 many people came to my grandmother and said, "Geer, Geer, you were right about what would happen." Her response was, "I am not right, The Bible is right!" Listening to Mr.Smadja was seeing a living answer to many prayers. We would highly recommend Pilgrim Tours to all our friends and family.

Yours in Christ,

Rinske Roosma

Dear Cathy,

Art and I went with the Pilgrim group to Israel.  I know I'm late in saying, 'thank you!' but I decided it's better to say it late then never.  The time in Israel was wonderful.  We feel so blessed.  Israel feels like 'home' in a way no place other than home has ever felt.  We'd go every year if we could afford it.  Thanks for how patient you were with my questions.  Pilgrim proved an amazing experience in the Holy Land, and we thought the price was reasonable.  God bless you for providing this opportunity for us.

With prayers,

Jan and Art Skauge


Just a note about our tour of the Holy Land.  The tour exceeded even our eager expectations.  From beginning to end they had every detail under control.  They met us at the airport and even accompanied us back to the airport at the early hour of 2:30 AM.  Our tour guide, was just outstanding.  We cannot say enough good things.  Seems like the other 4 tour busses were happy with their guides.  Our bus driver was very pleasant.  Our guide even added a few extra side events for us, including a brief tour of his town in a Jewish Settlement in the West Bank.  It is a town of 35,000 people and is absolutely pristine.  Our flight over on Austrian Air was the best International service we have ever received.  Terry, once again our thanks to Pilgrim Tours for a most memorable trip.

Larry & Dee Gergens


The Egypt trip for which we planned so long is now complete and we are all back home.   Overall, it was an excellent trip.    You did a very good job of planning the sites that we would visit, and all other details were meticulously planned and executed. 

Thanks again.   

Bill Dixon

Dear Tim,

Thank you for setting up the Best of Israel tour for New Hope Church, it was wonderful, edifying, educational, and superbly informational. The tour guide that you arranged was outstanding. He was so easy to understand, he had clear diction, extremely knowledgeable, reliable information, and an understandable speech with sufficient volume.  His presentation was very interesting and did not have any hindering accent. He was extremely professional and humorous at the right times careful not to bring any kind of offensive talk. David is very proud to be an Israeli and to be able to present the wonderful historical information of the complete Bible facts.

In talking to other group people I am convinced that we had the best service and personnel.

Thanks again,
Virgil Tinklenberg

Dear Terry,

Oh my goodness. We had a perfect time in Israel..Life enriching! All 4 of us were blessed from the bus driver, Gersham, tour guide Sheila, all 30 people on our trip we now call our new family, to the sites, sounds, smells, people, land, climate, food, hotels & music. Have I left anything out? My youngest daughter decided to rededicate herself in the Jordan. . .what a high. Our Pastor Adam was wonderful. I can t wait to write to all of them. Thank you from the depths of our souls..It was heavenly!

Blessings from the Leonard Family

Dear Cathy,

I just wanted to send a short note to thank Pilgrim for their extremely good organization of our recent trip in Greece. All 6 of us Australians were very impressed and would very happily recommend Pilgrim to any other potential Aussie travelers. Our guide in Greece, Cosmos, was so good!
Thank you again.
Kind Regards,

Wendy Francis

Dear Mr. Nyce,

John and I would like to thank Pilgrim Tours, and you personally, for planning such an awesome trip for us!!  We would like to thank you especially for the wonderful people you had as our tour guides and bus drivers.  They all were superb, very friendly and helpful, and welcomed us genuinely into their countries.  We especially enjoyed our tour guide in Jerusalem.   She was fantastic and so informative in all of the awesome places we visited.  The trip over into Bethlehem was very eye opening and we never felt like we were in harms way.  Our guide in Bethlehem was very nice as well.  We loved the Tiberias area and the Sea of Galilee!!!  It was neat getting to see the pyramids etc. and our guide for this was very knowledgeable. We enjoyed Petra and our guide was very helpful!!! There were so many other things we enjoyed but most of all it was very special to be where Jesus walked.  Our guide calmed our thoughts getting into Tel Aviv to the airport so early on that Saturday morning. Everything went smoothly and for this we are thankful.  She opened our eyes to diverse cultures living in Jerusalem.  John and I are still trying to sort it all out, learn more about their sensitive situation and we want to go back!!!  Thank you for working out all of the details for this trip to be one of the BEST trips we have even been on!! 

Blessings - Brenda & John Miller


Just a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed the tour.  I think the others on this tour felt much the same.  A little feedback.  Our Egyptian guide, Mido, was EXTREMELY knowledgeable and loads of fun.  He was also very helpful with logistical things, shopping tips, etc.  We felt very safe in his care.  Our Jordanian guide, Katherine (Katia), was very nice and knowledgeable.  Our guide in Israel, Mickey, was also very knowledgeable and entertaining.  This was a once in a lifetime tour and we saw SO MUCH!!  I would definitely take another Pilgrim tour and recommend your company to my friends.  Thanks so much.  It was truly outstanding!       

Marilyn Vanne

Hi Cathy,

We had a fabulous trip! Were impressed with the hotels,
meals and most of all the tour guides in Egypt and Israel.
Dr. Osman was our guide in Egypt and Naphtali Cohen in
Israel. Dr. Osman is so knowledgeable in archaeology plus Bible
knowledge and it made the journey amazing.

Thanks for booking the tour. We are telling everyone about
Pilgrim Tours,

 Keith and Gladys Williams

Hi Folks:

My wife and I got back yesterday from our 10 day trip to the Holy Land. Words can't adequately express what a moving experience it was for us!  Thank-you for the great itinerary and accommodations!  We hope to go back again in a couple of years and take some of our church members along. Thanks was truly the trip of our lives!
In Jesus,
Pastor Lee Robison

Dear Tim,

I wanted to let you know what an incredibly wonderful trip we had to Egypt and Israel.  Due to your expertise, every detail imaginable was taken care of.  Both tour guides were beyond exceptional.  They were knowledgeable, friendly, fun and energetic.  I cannot adequately verbalize just how great the trip was, and our memories will be forever cherished.  We wanted to thank you for all your diligent hard work in making this truly a trip of a lifetime.  We are telling all our friends about your wonderful service and hope to use you again in the future.

Again, Tim, thank you so very much. 

Pam Biondich

Dear Tim,    

We wanted to thank You & Pilgrim Tours for an awesome trip to Egypt and Israel.  As you know, we returned last Wed.  We were continually amazed at how smooth everything went.  Our Guides were wonderful.  We never felt threatened or unsafe.   The accommodations were excellent.  Everyone was informative and helpful.  The food was wonderful and we did not gain weight!!   

So, we just wanted to let you know how much we loved our trip and what a pleasure it has been to work with you and Pilgrim Tours.  We will certainly recommend your company for Holy Land Tours in the future.  

Thanks again for everything & God Bless!
Kenna & Mel Hardenbrook

Hi Tim,

I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team for helping my mom and I have the trip of a lifetime to Israel! Everything was first rate. From the fine hotels we stayed at (especially near the Sea of Galilee), to our excellent guide,  whose love for Israel and God's Word was truly contagious to the comfortable bus and good drivers we had.  The trip was a wonderful blend of visiting historical sites, modern tourist attractions and of course moments to reflect and to read Scripture! Having Pastor Bill Collier on hand to lead us in prayer and Bible readings was just what the group needed!

I will be sure to recommend this tour to my friends and family. My mother and I also look forward to returning to Israel and some point.

Thank you and God bless you and your team!
Nancy Gavilanes

Hi Tim,

Remember me?  I just wanted to take a minute to tell you how impressed I was with Pilgrim Tours.  It was a trip of a lifetime, and you all made it so.  You in particular were very helpful and patient.  And the trip was terrific.  I liked everything about it (except the food in Israel, but nothing you can do about that.) The hotels were fine, the one in Jerusalem was especially nice.  I loved the itinerary, although I am still tired.  And the tour guide was just incredible.  Tour guide does not even begin to describe what he is.  Mickey was incredibly knowledgeable.  I felt I was in a college level intensive study course or something.  I had no idea we would have someone leading us who had his background and wealth of knowledge.  Anyway, I just wanted to write you and tell you how pleased I was with everything.  Thanks again.

Tim Knaus


Good Morning,

Just wanted to let you know how amazing our tour was. It was everything you said it would be and more.  The places we visited and sites we were able to see was an experience I could never have dreamed of. Our accommodations were first rate, the rooms, the food and the service were unbeatable.
As you promised, our tour guide was there to meet us at the airport and was with us the whole way going above and beyond to assist and make sure everyone had everything they needed. He went out of his way several times to accommodate special needs/requests. Everything was done to make us feel safe, secure and comfortable. All we had to do was relax and enjoy the wonders of Israel then and now.
Our guide's name is Mickey and he was more than we could have hoped for. His knowledge and expertise was a very welcome surprise. He took us to places we could never have seen on our own and due to his unique background and extensive education he was able to provide a cultural, historical and religious insight I doubt could be found elsewhere. He is a treasure and most definitely an asset to Pilgrim Tours. I would highly recommend his services to anyone interested in touring Israel as I would recommend Pilgrim Tours and I will certainly use your company in my future travel planning.
Thank you again for a most awesome experience in The Holy Land.
Janet Alamo


Dear David, 

Thank you for the privilege of being sent on the Holy Land Tour with Pilgrim Tours.  It was a life changing experience. My perception of the Bible Lands had been limited to reading, Bible classes, and pictures placed in my mind as a child reading the Bible stories, but that has been totally changed. Until a person actually visits the Holy Land they cannot fully understand the significance of all that is being said in the Scriptures. As we walked where Moses and the children of Israel journeyed, or traced the steps of Jesus, everything came into sharper focus of how significant the topography and geography of the land impacted these Bible characters. Seeing the climate, people, and economy of the Holy Land changed the backdrop of all those wonderful Bible accounts from black and white to full color. 

The travel was very enjoyable, being able to fellowship and experience these sites with people with a heart for God made each experience much more significant. We always felt safe in each of the countries of Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. The accommodations and food were beyond what I could have ever expected. The tour guides were excellent. They not only were extremely knowledgeable, but passionate about God's Word and the redemptive work of Jesus Christ. 

Thank you for this opportunity! I believe that God will use this in my ministry of His Word. I pray that it will be a blessing to many. This is a must for any pastor! 


Pastor Stephen Jaspers
High Point Baptist Chapel

Dear Steve,

We returned from an interesting tour of Israel about a week ago during the time of the most recent conflict in the north. 

In spite of the unrest, we had a great time and your company and our guide are to be commended.  They juggled the dual responsibilities of keeping us safe and ensuring we got to see as much of the Holy Land as was possible.

I can truly say that I never felt threatened during our time there.  I think our families back home were more concerned than we were as CNN, FOX, etc. ran non-stop stories on the conflict and painted a pretty grim picture.

The hotel accommodations were excellent at every stop.

And the travel to and from Israel from Chicago was flawless.  We flew Alitalia and everything was very smooth. 

As an aside, I had e-mailed you before our trip about jogging in Israel.  You said Sea of Galilee area and Dead Sea would likely be the best.  You were absolutely correct.  Tel Aviv could have been a jogging site had I not be recovering from jet lag, but the other two locations had wonderful areas to take a run. 

Thanks for helping coordinate a great vacation for us.

Chris Lofgren,
Peoria, Ill.

Dear Steve and Tim,

We got back last night from the Holy Land tour you set up for us and, I've got to say, it was just about as perfect as it could possibly have been. My family enjoyed the tour we took in 1999 with another company thoroughly, but if we put the two side by side, there is virtually no comparison. We had an amazing guide, the hotels were superb, the agenda was exactly the right pace, EVERY detail was taken care of such that there was virtually nothing for me to do but enjoy the tour along with my people. I can't thank you enough for the experience you afforded us.  Please feel free to use me as a reference for anyone considering leading a group. I WILL be a repeat customer at Pilgrim Tours.

Pastor Steve Schafer

Dear Pilgrim Friends,

I just want to say Thank you, for a wonderfully spiritual trip to Israel.  We returned with a whole new appreciation for the wondrous word of God. The bible has become color to me now rather than black and white, it is truly alive.  I want to specially thank our tour guide. He was the "most knowledgeable" man of scripture I have ever met. I have talked with lots of people but never have I met anyone with more biblical knowledge than him.  He makes the stories come alive. I would also like to add a big Thank you to our bus driver Khader Farrj. I would tell anyone who is going on the Christian tour to request him as he is kind, patient and understanding of our beliefs as he is a Christian himself.  This is truly a life changing experience that I would advise everyone to take. We never felt threatened or in harm by any means. We were sheltered in the loving arms of God and Pilgrim tours. You have some very wonderful capable staff who you should be quite proud of. Thank you again.


Dear Tim,

I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for a WONDERFUL tour to Israel.  We were able to get a group together and combine with some others you put with us to make for a most enjoyable time.  Our guide and driver were superb!  Our guide wove the Biblical importance into the sites we visited.  He included much of the modern history of Israel as well.  He was balanced, Biblical, and personal.  He quickly learned our group and adjusted himself to our "personality."  He was full of information and fun!  Our trip was not boring or dry.  It was alive and fresh.

Our accommodations were good.  The food buffets were more than adequate.  Having lunch at some local spot was refreshing.  It gave us a chance to taste local delicacies. The porters were very helpful as well as the hotel staffs.  Our hotel at Masada was super.  It was so invigorating to float in the Dead Sea, relax in the hot tub, and then swim in the pool. 

I know each and everyone who went has returned with a very positive experience and would go back again.  We never felt any uneasiness while in Israel.  We knew we were safe in the hands of the Lord and the security of Israel.

Thanks for all your hard work and care. 

 I look forward to working together again.

Yours in Christ,

 Roger G. McCarty

Dear Steve, 

I wanted to thank you for the superior trip that you planned for us.  Not only was this my 14th trip to Israel, it was probably the best one I have taken. 

Your service was excellent during the preparation time, no matter what question I had you took the time to explain it to me.  When our group began to travel, we were met in the airport by a man who helped us through customs.  As we journeyed through the land of Israel we had a kind, helpful, and knowledgeable guide.  Accommodations in the country of Israel and in Switzerland were always clean and comfortable.  Overall it was a great trip that was spiritually beneficial to my people, and an experience that would be worth repeating.   

Thank you so much for all of your work, and may the Lord use the time that our people enjoyed in Israel to draw them closer to Him. 

In His Service,

Richard E. Riley, Pastor

Dear Pilgrim Friends,

I just returned from the Best of Israel/10 day package with the add-on to Egypt.  I must tell you this was the most sensational/packed tour I have ever taken. 

It would be my privilege and honor to be a reference for Pilgrim Tours.  It was the best vacation of my life.  Not only did I learn allot about religion and history but I met the finest people on the tour which I'm sure will become life-long friends.  Since I've been back, only two days, several of us have already emailed each other and plan on making a newsletter to keep up. 

There are no accolades that can do it justice.  Simply awesome.  Great organization and usage of time.  Thank you for a wonderful time along with great value for the money.

June Reich

Dear David and Tim,

I have now completed my second trip with Pilgrim Tours and can say I could not be more pleased.  On both trips, the first to Athens, Patmos, Rhodes, Ephesus, and Rome, and now our trip to Israel, I have been extremely pleased with the professional help I have received from you and your entire staff.  The groups have been well cared for and the trips have be thoroughly planned.  Your suppliers overseas have given excellent attention to every detail. 

On the trip we have just completed to Israel there were some who worried about our safety. I assure you we felt completely safe everywhere we went.  Our trip to Bethlehem was a wonderful and pleasant addition to our trip.

If anyone is wanting to plan a trip to Israel I would highly recommend they do so right away while the crowds are smaller and the service is excellent.  If anyone would like to talk to me personally about the trip or safety concerns I would be glad to talk to them.

Thanks for your help. I look forward to traveling with Pilgrim Tours again in the future.


Dr. Jerry Raines, Pastor

Hello Steve,

As you may recall, we were on the Israel trip that got back at the end of July.  We want to let you know that we had a very favorable experience for our trip.  We enjoyed it thoroughly.  And for us it was just what we were looking for.  The very knowledgeable guide was excellent.  He kept us entertained and informed with his wit and insight of Israel.  He kept us busy from 8:00 in the morning to about 5:00 in the evenings.  This was a good thing because for us and probably for much of the rest of the tour group, this may have been the one and only time we will go to Israel.  We wanted to see as much as possible in the too short of a time we had there.  He seemed to know when the group needed a rest at the right times, as well.  And, we always felt safe. (oh yeah, our flights on Swiss Air were very accommodating as well.)  
My wife really enjoyed the Dead Sea stay, but not only that; she enjoyed bargaining with the various shop owners in Jerusalem and elsewhere.  And for me, as well as for her, we now have another dimension at our fingertips when reading the Bible.  This will go along way in our familiarity and understanding of what took place and where it took place when getting into the Word.  We feel truly blessed to have gone on this trip.  And though it may be the only time we will ever get to Holy Lands, someday we would like to go back.  We are recommending Pilgrim Tours to others who might be interested in travel, especially the trip to Israel. 
Darin and Darla Tolls

Dear Steve,

Don and I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time on our recent trip to Israel.  We felt totally safe and secure and never felt in any danger at any time.  Our tour guide, was a fountain of information about the history of this wonderful country and was very patient with all of us.  I will never forget our trip.  Don and I were celebrating out 25th wedding anniversary and were trying to decide were to go.  After many months of looking at many different places, we were inspired to go to Israel and we are so glad we did.  The hotels were top notch, the food delicious and the tour was fabulous.  I am now inspired to encourage others in my church as well as other churches in my community to go to Israel, the birthplace of our faith.  My hope is to get more of these trips scheduled and perhaps go again myself.   I came back with a deeper understanding of my faith and an incentive to get other Christians to go and experience what we did.  Thank you again for this wonderful opportunity.  It was especially nice to meet your local representative who shared his faith with us on evening at our Dead Sea hotel.  He is a special man with a vision to share his homeland with other Christians throughout the world.  I intend to help him.
Cecilia Allard

Dear David;
I'm just getting settled in at home after the ten day tour to Israel and wanted to let you know what a tremendous experience we've had.  Who would have thought we could actually pull off two of us flying from the states and meeting up with one coming from Kuwait without a hitch or delay?  But it happened!  When Michael and I arrived at Tel Aviv, Paul was there waiting for us, right along with the tour guide and a friendly representative of Pilgrim Tours.
It was such a joy to make new friends of folks who came from all over the states.  We were fortunate with 21 in our group to have three pastors and share in devotions each morning, a baptism, a Sunday night worship service and communion at the Garden Tomb.  Our guide called us a 'family' and that was certainly true.
Everyone raved about Ido, (an archeologist), and his expertise.  He filled each day with an abundance of sights and information and the promise of "you haven't seen anything yet," for the next day.  He more than fulfilled his role, even arranging events that weren't on our schedule, and we are already thinking about our next trip, requesting Ido as the guide of course.
The hotels and food were all wonderful as well.  This is a trip we will always remember and I'm just glad I chose Pilgrim Tours.  May God continue to bless you in your business.
In Christ, 
Sandra Bryant

Hello Everyone at Pilgrim.

I just returned from the ten day Best of Israel Tour.  The tour guide was excellent.  The food and the experiences were excellent.  Even though we were there when there was trouble in the West Bank, we did not feel threaten in any way. God did provide protection for us.  Every believer should make at least one trip to Israel in his or her life time. We all felt as if we were at home there.  I could have used one more day at the Dead Sea as that experience was very exhilarating.  It is a blessing and an honor to visit the Holy Land.

Take Care,

Sylvester Williams, CLS

Dear Pilgrim Friends,

I want to write to thank you for the greatest experience. My tour was of 10 days first class to Israel.  Everything was wonderful, the hotels were all first class as promised, the rooms were spacious and with beautiful views.  The guide and drivers were very nice, helpful and knowledgeable.  We visited so many places and everywhere we went we never had a problem.  Of course, the sites we visited were beautiful and blessed beyond my imagination.  The whole tour was on schedule, not too fast and not too slow.  We visited everything that was promised in the brochure.  I strongly recommend this tour to everybody. My wish is to go with Pilgrim Tours any other place as soon as I can.

Raul Calderon
Boston, MA

Dear Tim,

I just recently returned from the 1st Class Israel Tour.  I just wanted to let you and Pilgrim Tours know that we had the most incredible time a person could possible imagine.  I can not even begin to explain to you how blessed and well orchestrated our trip was.  It was truly a first class experience.  Our tour guide was also a true blessing.  He is such a knowledgeable individual and a very first classed professional.   Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience!!!   I will definitely use Pilgrim Tours again in the future. 

Sincerely yours,


Hello Bro. David, 

Words cannot express the wonderful experience I had on our recent Israel tour.  I know Israel is having trouble, but even in the midst of it all, the tour was top notch.  You followed through on every turn, getting us to the best places in Israel, getting us there and back without ANY problems. 

Our tour guide, named Benny, was very bent on making sure we didn't go to Israel just to buy souvenir "junk", but rather carry the heart of the country back in our hearts as well.  This guy was the best tour guide we could have ever had, and the time he spent with us was immeasurable, along with his knowledge of Israel.  He never once kept us waiting, was on time every day, and if anyone in the future has the "nerve" to travel there, I hope Benny is still available. 

With all said, I am blessed!!  And you have proven yourselves to be the tour company I hope to use in the future if plans are made for more travel.  You are operating under tough times and uncertainty due to our nation's situation, and you came through. 

Thanks again, and blessings on ya! 



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