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Our Faith & Pilgrimage Tours

We offer a fascinating variety of faith and pilgrimage tours for Christians of all denominations. Some of these tours are pure pilgrimages, with a 100% focus on holy shrines and important places of worship, and are best suited to members of a particular denomination. Others explore the art, architecture, geography and history of the Christian faith. These tours are ideal for mixed groups and are equally interesting and enjoyable for non-Christians.

The itineraries shown below are simply guidelines. We can tailor-make a tour that is perfectly suited to the spiritual (and worldly) needs of you, your family and your church or association.

New! Camino Walking Pilgrimage to Spain

What is the Camino?

map-camino-de-santiagoThe Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. The Camino Frances or French Way is the most traditional of all the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago de Compostela, dating from the Codex Calixtinus (12th century). It is by far the most celebrated and the best known internationally. Until now, the very few pilgrims from Malaysia and Singapore who have walked the Camino have had to make their own arrangements. Now Suntravel is pleased to offer a unique 8-Day fully-guided Camino Pilgrimage – departing from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore – from RM9,990.

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The Anglican Heart of England - Tour & Pilgrimage - 10 Days 7 Nights


This tour and pilgrimage has been specially and exclusively designed for Malaysian Anglicans, and would be a high point in any Anglican’s spiritual life. We trace the origins and history of the Anglican Church, and include a Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. We also visit some of England’s finest historical churches and other sites that are significant to the development of Christianity in Britain. At the same time we see some of England’s most beautiful countryside and splendid city locations. 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart from Malaysia: We will arrange the most convenient flight connections from your home location.

Day 2 – Arrival in London (D): Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon tour of the historic City of London taking in the two most important Anglican sites: stunning Westminster Abbey, where Britain’s monarchs are crowned, and that architectural masterpiece by Sir Christopher Wren – St Paul’s Cathedral. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – London – Rochester – Canterbury (B D): We drive southeast from London through the Kent countryside to visit the second oldest cathedral in England, Rochester Cathedral. After a tour of the cathedral and its gardens we depart for the ancient city of Canterbury, which has existed since pre-Roman times. After lunch, take a walking tour of Canterbury, visiting the Roman Museum, the Canterbury Heritage Museum (including the unique Rupert Bear Museum), St Augustine’s Abbey and St Margaret’s Church. This is followed by one of the highlights of our trip, a guided tour of the Mother Church of the worldwide Anglican Communion and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury – Canterbury Cathedral. At the end of our tour we proceed directly for another highlight – Choral Evensong in the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight at Canterbury.

Day 4 – Canterbury – Walsingham Pilgrimage (B D): We depart Canterbury early and cross the Thames for a drive through the East Anglian countryside  to Walsingham, a quaint rural village famous as the world’s only Anglican Marian shrine (shared gladly with our Catholic brothers and sisters), the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. After viewing the shrine and the priory, we check into our accommodation. After dinner in a local restaurant our pilgrimage begins at the shrine with the Pilgrimage Address and Healing Ministry (Sprinkling, Laying-on of Hands, Anointing and Confession).

Day 5 – Walsingham Pilgrimage (B D): The second day of the pilgrimage starts with the Pilgrimage Mass at 11.00, with the rest of the day organised according to your needs. It can include the Stations of the Cross, private services for your group, or even your own private spiritual conference. After dinner, the pilgrimage concludes with the second Pilgrimage Address, Procession of Our Lady of Walsingham and Benediction. Overnight in Shrine accommodation.

Day 6 – Walsingham – Lincoln – Fountains Abbey – York B D): We depart for the ancient city of Lincoln for a brief tour, including Lincoln Cathedral, the tallest building in the world during the middle ages, which still keeps the pulpit where John Wesley preached. Continue north past Ripon to beautiful Fountains Abbey. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of England’s best preserved monastic ruins, complete with Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. Continue to historic York, England’s most beautifully preserved medieval city, for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – York City Tour – Oxford (B D): Take a fascinating walking tour that includes York Minster (the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe) and  the award-winning Yorkshire Museum and its lovely botanical gardens. Drive through the heart of Middle England to the City of Dreaming Spires – Oxford, home of the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Visit Christ Church College with its tower designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and experience Evensong sung by the world-famous Christ Church Cathedral Choir. Dinner and overnight in Oxford.

Day 8 – Oxford City Tour – Hampton Court – London (B D): The day starts with a 2-hour walking tour of Oxford, exploring the city and the university buildings. We then travel down the Thames Valley to  Hampton Court Palace, built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. This is a very significant site for the Anglican Communion as it was the principal residence of Henry VIII during the separation of the English church from Rome. You may recognise the palace as the location of the cycling and rowing events during the 2012 Olympics. Please don’t get lost in the famous maze as we are flying home tomorrow. Farewell Dinner and overnight in London.

Day 9 – Departure from London (B): After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home (morning flight) OR free at leisure in London until late afternoon transfer to the airport (evening flight).

Day 10 – Arrive Malaysia after overnight flight

Optional Extensions: Your group can easily add an extra day at leisure in London before departure, to do some shopping and further sightseeing, or add an overnight stop in Newcastle to visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

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Baptist Heritage Tour of England - 9 Days 6 Nights


This tour follows the history of non-conformism in England and takes in those particular sites that are dear to Baptists the world over, sites relating to the founders of the Baptist faith who strove in those early days against all odds. At the same time we see some of England’s most beautiful countryside and splendid city locations.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart from Malaysia: We will arrange the most convenient flight connections from your home location.

Day 2 – Arrival in London (D): Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon tour of the historic City of London taking in the sites that relate to Baptists – we visit Spurgeon’s College, view Spurgeon’s Tabernacle, visit Bloomsbury Baptist Church and also the masterpiece by Sir Christopher Wren – St Paul’s Cathedral. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – London Sightseeing (B D): Morning tour of London’s West End including Westminster Abbey. The afternoon is free for shopping, visiting churches/museums or exploring the sights of Central London.  Dinner at a local restaurant then overnight in hotel.

Day 4 – London – Northampton (B D): Depart London to Paulerspury where William Carey was born. Continue to Hackleton to visit the Carey Memorial Chapel . We then continue to Olney to visit the key sites there including a special time of worship and fellowship. Also visit the Cowper and Newton Museum. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 5 – Northampton – Key Baptist Sites (B D): Today we focus on the sites important to Baptists throughout the world. We visit Bedford and the birthplace of John Bunyan and also the Bunyan Meeting House and Museum. We also visit Moulton for the William Carey Baptist Church as well as the important site of Kettering to visit the Fuller Baptist Church. Return to our hotel in Northampton for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – Northampton – Oxford (B D): Depart Northampton for the journey to Oxford, site of one of the great English Universities. Enjoy an exclusive private visit to the key Baptist College – Regent’s Park College – and take a walking tour including Christ Church College. The afternoon is free to enjoy this unique city. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in hotel.

Day 7 – Oxford – London (B D): Drive to London in the morning and enjoy a free afternoon for shopping and sightseeing. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in hotel.

Day 8 – Departure from London (B): After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home (morning flight) OR free at leisure until late afternoon transfer to the airport (evening flight).

Day 9 – Arrive Malaysia after overnight flight

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Christian Heritage Tour of Britain - Anglican, Catholic or General Interest - 14 Days 11 Nights (With Optional Pilgrimage)


Our top-of-the-range UK faith tour traces the Christian heritage of England and Scotland, visiting some of the finest historical churches in both countries, as well as sites that are significant to the development of Christianity in Britain. At the same time we see some of England’s most beautiful countryside and splendid city locations. With minor adjustments, the itinerary below is perfect for an Anglican, Catholic, ecumenical or general interest group; it can also be easily adapted for other denominations. 

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart from Malaysia: We will arrange the most convenient flight connections from your home location.

Day 2 – Arrival in London (D): Transfer to the hotel. Afternoon tour of the historic City of London taking in some sites that relate to Christianity – we visit the splendid 19th Century Westminster Cathedral, the home of Catholicism in England, and also the Anglican masterpiece by Sir Christopher Wren – St Paul’s Cathedral. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 – London – Hampton Court Sightseeing (B D): Morning tour of London’s West End including Westminster Abbey. In the afternoon we visit Hampton Court Palace, built by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and principal residence of Henry VIII during the separation of the English church from Rome. You may recognise the palace as the location of the cycling and rowing events during the 2012 Olympics. Dinner at a local restaurant then overnight in hotel.

Day 4 – London – Norwich (B D): We depart London for a drive through the East Anglian countryside to the ancient medieval city of Norwich. A walking tour of Norwich city centre includes Norwich Cathedral – possibly the finest Norman building in Europe – and Norwich Market, the largest open-air market in England, which has been operating since the 11th Century. Dinner and overnight in Norwich.

Day 5 – Norwich – Walsingham – Boston – Lincoln (B D): Depart Norwich for a short drive to Walsingham, a quaint rural village famous as a pilgrimage site because of its two shrines (one Catholic, one Anglican) to Our Lady of Walsingham. After viewing the shrines and the priory, take the world’s longest miniature steam railway (April – October only) to the seaside village of Wells-Next-The-Sea. After a late lunch in Wells, drive to Boston, the centre of 17th century English Puritanism, to visit historic St Botolph’s Church, then onward to the ancient city of Lincoln for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 – Lincoln – Newcastle (B D): Enjoy tour of historic Lincoln, including Lincoln Cathedral, the tallest building in the world during the middle ages, which still keeps the pulpit where John Wesley preached. Continue to Newcastle (4 hrs approx.), passing through some of England’s most beautiful countryside. Dinner and overnight in Newcastle.

Day 7 – Newcastle – Lindisfarne – Bamburgh – Edinburgh (B D): Journey to the stunningly beautiful Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, one of the birthplaces of English Christianity. St Aidan established a monastery here in AD 636 and John Wesley preached having ‘ridden over the sands to Holy Island’. Visit Lindesfarne Castle, Lindesfarne Priory and the Lindesfarne Centre, then return to the mainland to visit historic Bamburgh Castle. Drive north over the border to Edinburgh, Scotland’s ancient capital, passing spectacular coastal scenery along the way. Dinner and overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 8 – Edinburgh City Tour & Inchcolm Island (B D): Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Edinburgh, a city with a unique atmosphere combining the historic old town and the beautiful Georgian ‘New’ town. Walk along the Royal Mile with its 17th century houses and visit the amazing Edinburgh Castle. In the afternoon, proceed to South Queensferry to view the oldest Carmelite church in Britain, then enjoy a cruise past the famous Forth Railway Bridge to visit the island of Inchcolm, with its spectacular ruined abbey and abundant wildlife (March-October only: enquire for winter alternatives). Dinner tonight is accompanied by traditional Scottish music and dancing. Overnight in Edinburgh.

Day 9 – Edinburgh – Rosslyn Chapel – Fountains Abbey – York (B D): Depart Edinburgh for Rosslyn Chapel, famous both for its decorative art and its mysterious associations with the Knights Templar, the Holy Grail, and the Freemasons. Rosslyn Chapel’s mysteries played a significant role in Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code. Continue through scenic countryside through the Scottish Borders and back into England to visit beautiful Fountains Abbey. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of England’s best preserved monastic ruins, complete with Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. Continue to historic York, England’s most beautifully preserved medieval city, for dinner and overnight

Day 10 – York City Tour (B D): Spend the day enjoying a fascinating walking tour (with plenty of rest breaks) that takes in the most interesting sites of this unique city, including York Minster (the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe), the world-famous Jorvik Viking Centre and the award-winning Yorkshire Museum with its lovely botanical gardens. Dinner and overnight in York.

Day 11 – York – Oxford (B D): Drive through the heart of Middle England to the City of Dreaming Spires – Oxford, home of the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Take a 2-hour walking tour of Oxford, exploring the city and the university buildings. The tour concludes at Christ Church College with its tower designed by Sir Christopher Wren, after which we celebrate Choral Evensong sung by the world-famous Christ Church Cathedral Choir. Dinner and overnight in Oxford.

Day 12 – Oxford City Tour – Salisbury – Avebury – Stonehenge (B D): We  travel over the beautiful Berkshire and Wiltshire Downs past the hill fort of Old Sarum, site of one of Britain’s oldest settlements, to the city of Salisbury, visiting Salisbury Cathedral to view an original copy of the Magna Carta and admire the tallest spire in Britain. After lunch we travel up the Avon valley to Stonehenge, the most mysterious and enigmatic of all monuments . Moving deeper into Ancient Britain, we pass a chalk hill figure and the West Kennet Long Barrow, a burial chamber dating back 5,500 years. The tour continues to Avebury, Britain’s largest stone circle, before  returning to Oxford via the Vale of the White Horse. Farewell dinner and overnight in Oxford.

Day 13 – Oxford – Departure from London (B): After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight home (morning flight) OR free at leisure in Oxford until late afternoon transfer to the airport (evening flight).

Day 14 – Arrive Malaysia after overnight flight

Note: Visiting Edinburgh in August: We do not recommend visiting Edinburgh during August because of the difficulty of obtaining hotel accommodation during the Edinburgh Festival. If you wish to travel in August we will be pleased to arrange an alternative itinerary. If you wish to attend the Edinburgh Festival we recommend at least a week in the city, booked at least 12 months in advance. We would be delighted to arrange this for you, but be prepared for highly inflated accommodation prices.

Optional Extension: Add an extra day at leisure in Oxford or London before departure, to do some shopping and further sightseeing.

Optional Pilgrimage: To transform this tour into a truly spiritual journey, we can arrange a full pilgrimage to the Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, rather than a simple visit. The Anglican and Catholic Shrines cooperate closely and are delighted to receive Ecumenical and even mixed-faith groups; their largest pilgrimage group every year comprises British Tamils, who are 50% Christian and 50% Hindu! The revised tour itinerary for an Anglican Pilgrimage is shown below. A Catholic or Ecumenical Pilgrimage would differ only slightly in the details:

Day 4 – London – Walsingham Pilgrimage (B D): We depart London for a drive through the East Anglian countryside  to Walsingham, a quaint rural village famous for having the world’s only Anglican and Catholic Marian Shrines, dedicated to Our Lady of Walsingham. After viewing the shrine and the priory, we check into our accommodation. After dinner, our pilgrimage begins at the shrine with the Pilgrimage Address and Healing Ministry (Sprinkling, Laying-on of Hands, Anointing and Confession).

Day 5 – Walsingham Pilgrimage (B D): The second day of the pilgrimage starts with the Pilgrimage Mass at 11.00, with the rest of the day organised according to your needs. It can include the Stations of the Cross, private services for your group, or even your own private spiritual conference. After dinner, the pilgrimage concludes with the second Pilgrimage Address, Procession of Our Lady of Walsingham and Benediction. Overnight in Shrine accommodation. Drive directly to Lincoln the next morning.

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Marian Shrines of the Czech Republic, Austria & Switzerland - 11 Days 9 Nights


This tour visits some of the most beautiful churches, cathedrals and shrines in Central Europe, as well as the region’s most fascinating cities, while passing trough some of the most spectacular countryside on God’s earth. While the religious sites visited are all Catholic, this tour is perfect for anyone interested in Baroque religious architecture and the rich christian heritage of Central Europe.

Day 1 – Depart from Malaysia: We will arrange the most convenient flight connections from your home location.

Day 2 – Arrival Prague, City Tour Part 1 (D): Meet your tour manager and driver at the airport and transfer to the city of Prague, the captivating capital of the Czech Republic, where we will spend the next two nights. You will have a full day guided tour of Prague including the Hradcanske Castle District in Prague including Prague Castle, the beautiful gothic St Vitus Cathedral and 15th Century Vladislaus Hall.  You will also see the famous Charles Bridge, lined with statues and affording some of Prague’s most romantic views.   See the magical old town square with its the beautiful medieval astronomical clock, the fairytale Tynn church, the fine baroque church of St Nicolas and historic Wenceslas Square, named after the country’s patron saint. Welcome dinner .

Day 3 – Prague City Tour Part 2 (B D): This morning’s tour will show you the fascinating & historical Jewish Quarter.   See the 13th century synagogue, visit the museum & the extraordinary cemetery where 12,000 graves are crammed in layers, one above the other. In the Church of Our Lady Victorious, you will see Christian Prague’s most beloved relic, the Holy Infant Child. You will see the statute and museum after celebrating Mass.  Afternoon at leisure for shopping or exploring this fascinating city.  Dinner tonight at a traditional Czech beer hall.

Day 4 – Prague – Pribram – Ceske Budejovice – Vienna (B): This morning we will leave the wonderful city of Prague and journey through the Bohemian countryside to the Austrian border, with a stop at Pribram to visit the spectacular Marian Shrine of Our Lady of Svata Hora, which dominates the town’s skyline.  We’ll also tour the world-famous Budweiser brewery at Ceske Budejovice. Arrival in Vienna. The city was for a long time the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and is a glorious Imperial city with fine Baroque buildings, palaces and gardens. It is the city of the Waltz, the capital of the Operetta and the cultural and spiritual home to dozens of famous composers – Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Gluck, Brahms, Hugo Wolf, Bruckner, Mahler & Johann Strauss to name but a few. Dinner on your own (your tour leader will provide some excellent recommendations).  

Day 5 – Vienna City Tour (B D): Enjoy a guided tour of Vienna this morning. You will drive along the glorious Ringstrasse, a wide boulevard which replaced the old walls of the city and encloses the old town of Vienna, to visit the splendid St Stephen’s Cathedral. You will see many magnificent buildings – the great Opera House, the Hofburg, the neoclassical Parliament, the neo-gothic City Hall, the Burgtheater and the Votivkirche. This afternoon, visit the wonderful 18th century Schoenbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family. You will see the Great Gallery, the Round Chinese Cabinet and the Vieux-Lacque Room (both exquisitely adorned with lacquered panels), the Baroque gardens and the lavish Neptune fountain sculpted in 1780.  Mass at St Stephens Cathedral.  Dinner at a typical Viennese Heuriger tavern in Grinzing, including wine and music.

Day 6 – Vienna – Mariazell – Salzburg (B D): This morning we will take a scenic drive through Austria. The panorama is one of vivid green plains and meadows, huge mountains and vast expanses of crystal mirror-like lakes. We will make a stop Melk on the river to visit the fine Baroque Abbey & Marian Shrine at Mariazell, a unique place of peace & devotion most famous because it is venerated by the people of so many different & varied nations.   Dinner on your own and overnight in Salzburg.

Day 7 – Salzburg City Tour – Innsbruck (B D): This morning enjoy a guided tour of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and setting for ‘the Sound of Music’. Your guided walking tour through the historic centre of the city reveals countless architectural treasures – beautiful Baroque palaces, charming winding streets, the Great Festival Hall, the exquisite Domplatz graced by its ornate 17th century Cathedral; St Peter’s Abbey . You will visit the imposing Hohensalzburg Fortress by cable car and wander down the lively narrow shopping street of Getreidegasse.  Mass at Marian Shrine at Maria Plain, the second largest Marian shrine in Austria.    Early afternoon departure for Innsbruck. Dinner at hotel and overnight in Innsbruck. 

Day 8 – Innsbruck City Tour & Alpine Panorama (B): Morning orientation tour of the pretty mountain resort town of Innsbruck seeing  the charming ‘Little Golden Roof’, the Hofburg Palace built by Maria Theresa and the town’s many beautiful baroque churches.  You’ll also take a lift to the Bergisel Ski-Jump where you’ll see a spectacular view of the Alps. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore this exquisite location. Dinner on your own.

Day 9 – Innsbruck – Vaduz – Einsiedeln – Lucerne (B): Drive through the Alps to Lucerne via the tiny principality of Liechtenstein with brief stop in Vaduz to view the Prince’s castle.  Visit Einsiedeln, birthplace of Paracelsus (one of the fathers of modern medicine), to visit the spectacular Einsiedeln Abbey and celebrate Mass at Marian Shrine at Einsiedeln, one of the most frequented shrines in central Europe.  Dinner on your own and overnight in Lucerne. 

Day 10 – Lucerne City Tour & Mount Pilatus (B D): This morning we explore the old town of Lucerne. A walking tour will take us through the medieval magic of the old town including Kapellbrucke, the lovely 13th century wooden footbridge connecting the two parts of the old town, the interesting Spreuerbrucke built in the 15th century, the town hall, the pretty houses and squares decorated with frescoes, signs and flags and of course the evocative Lion of Lucerne monument. In the afternoon, we take a boat excursion to the snow capped Mount Pilatus, to ascend the worlds steepest cog wheel railway and  cable car to enjoy stunning views over Lake Lucerne & the jagged peaks of the Alps which fill the horizon.  Traditional farewell dinner at a typical Swiss restaurant.

Day 11 – Depart Lucerne (B): After breakfast, transfer to Zurich airport for flight home.

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Methodist Trail Through England - 11 Days 8 Nights


This fascinating and deeply spiritual tour follows in the footsteps of John Wesley, tracing his life, his boyhood, his conversion and growth into the father of Methodism. We follow his best-known journeys as he travelled on horseback throughout England preaching the word of God. We also visit sites associated with his father, Samuel Wesley, and his brother, Charles Wesley.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart from Malaysia: We will arrange the most convenient flight connections from your home location.

Day 2 – Arrive in London (D): Meet and greet by our local representative then transfer to the hotel. Afternoon tour of the historic City of London taking in some important sites that relate to Methodism, including glorious Westminster Abbey with its memorial to John and Charles Wesley. Evening welcome dinner then overnight in hotel.

Day 3 – London Sightseeing (B D): Today we visit sites associated with John Wesley in the historic City of London. Enjoy morning worship at Wesley Chapel, visit John Wesley’s House , Bunhill Fields Cemetery, the key site of Aldersgate Street and St Paul’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free for shopping, visiting churches/museums or exploring the sights of Central London.  Dinner at a local restaurant then overnight in hotel.

Day 4 – London – Boston – Lincoln (B D): Depart London for Boston, the centre of 17th century English Puritanism, and visit historic St Botolph’s Church. Continue to Lincoln Castle, where Samuel Wesley was imprisoned for debt. Visit Lincoln Cathedral, the tallest building in the world during the middle ages, which still keeps the pulpit where John Wesley preached. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Lincoln.

Day 5 – Lincoln – Epworth – Newcastle (B D): Drive to Epworth to visit the Old Rectory where the Wesley family lived, St Andrew’s Parish Church and the Wesley Memorial Church. Continue to Newcastle (4 hrs approx.), passing through some of England’s most beautiful countryside. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Newcastle.

Day 6 – Newcastle – Lindisfarne – Bamburgh (B D): Journey to the stunningly beautiful Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, one of the birthplaces of English Christianity. St Aidan established a monastery here in AD 636 and John Wesley preached having ‘ridden over the sands to Holy Island’. Visit Lindesfarne Castle, Lindesfarne Priory and the Lindesfarne Centre, then return to the mainland to visit historic Bamburgh Castle. Return to Newcastle for dinner and overnight.

Day 7 – Newcastle – York (B D): Drive to Ripon in Yorkshire to visit beautiful Fountains Abbey. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of England’s best preserved monastic ruins, complete with Georgian water garden and medieval deer park. Continue to historic York, England’s most beautifully preserved medieval city, for a fascinating walking tour. Dinner at a local restaurant then overnight in hotel in York.

Day 8 – York – Oxford (B D): Drive through the middle of England to the historic university city of Oxford (3½ hours approx.) for a walking tour of the ancient colleges, including Christ Church College and Lincoln College where John Wesley founded the ‘Holy Club’. Dinner at a local restaurant then overnight at hotel in Oxford.

Day 9 – Oxford – Bristol (B D): Take a scenic journey  (90 mins approx.) to the historic port city Bristol, another key site in the Wesley spiritual trail. Visit the key Methodist sites, including the perfectly preserved New Room (the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world) and Charles Wesley’s House, where many of his most enduring Methodist hymns were written at the family’s harpsichord. In the late afternoon, return to London for farewell dinner and overnight in hotel.

Day 10 – London – Transfer Out (B): After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home (morning flight) OR free at leisure until late afternoon transfer to the airport (evening flight).

Day 11 – Arrive Malaysia after overnight flight

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Traditional Pilgrimages

All-Inclusive Holy Land Pilgrimage - Jordan - Palestine - Jerusalem - 10 Days 7 Nights

 
This pilgrimage visits the greatest shrines, churches and monuments and historical locations in the Holy Land, tracing Our Saviour’s Life, Ministry, Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension. It is suitable for Christians of any denomination, and non-Christian friends and family members are of course very welcome. We can arrange the pilgrimage for small or large groups departing any time of year, and with modifications to the itinerary if you require. However, if you wish to travel during Christmas, Easter or Pentecost, please book at least one year in advance.

Day 1 – Depart from Malaysia: We will arrange the most convenient flight connections from your home location.

Day 2  – Arrive Amman – Madaba – Mount Nebo – Petra (B L D): Arrive Amman airport and proceed for breakfast and freshen up. Start your pilgrimage with a visit to the Christian village of Madaba to see the ancient mosaic map of the Holy Land. Drive on to Mount Nebo where Moses viewed the Promised Land. You can see the Jordan Valley, Jericho and the Judean hills beyond. Also view the remains of Byzantine church with their mosaic floors. After lunch in a local restaurant, drive to Petra, along the historic Kings Highway. En route, visit the Moses Spring. Dinner and overnight at Petra. 

Day 3 – Petra – Amman (B L D): After breakfast, explore the Red Rose city of Petra. You have the choice to walk to the site or to take a horse ride through the dramatic “ciq” or canyon. See the Treasury, carved in the pink stone, and continue past the Roman amphitheatre, the Corinthian Tomb and Palace Tomb to the Roman road. After lunch in a local restaurant, depart for Amman for dinner and overnight. 

Day 4 – Amman – Allenby Bridge – Mount Tabor (B L D): Cross the Allenby Bridge over the River Jordan into the Palestinian West Bank. Visit the baptism site of Jesus at Al-Maghtas on the banks of the Jordan River. After lunch in a local restaurant, drive up through the Jordan Valley to Mount Tabor, scene of the Transfiguration. Continue to your hotel in Nazareth for dinner and overnight. 

Day 5 – Sea of Galilee – Nazareth – Cana (B L D): Visit the Mount of the Beatitudes where the Sermon on the Mount was given, then on to Tabgha to see the splendid mosaic about the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Proceed to Capernaum to see the synagogue and St Peter’s house and the nearby Church of Peter’s Primacy where Peter was told “Feed my lambs, feed my sheep.” Take a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee and break for lunch in a local restaurant. Drive to Cana, the village of Jesus’ first miracle of changing water into wine; here couples may renew their wedding vows. Transfer to Nazareth to visit the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth. Dinner and overnight in Nazareth. 

Day 6 – Mount Carmel – Stella Maris – Caesarea – Bethlehem – Jerusalem (B L D): Drive through the Jezreel Valley to Haifa, to visit Stella Maris, a Carmelite Monastery where the Madonna of Mount Carmel is located. Then travel via the coast to the ancient Roman city of Caesarea, where the Romans held Paul prisoner, to visit the Roman and Crusader ruins. After lunch in a local restaurant we drive to the Shepherd’s Fields where the angels announced the birth of Jesus, then visit the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 

Day 7 – Jerusalem: Mount of Olives – Gethsemane – Temple Area – Christian Shrines (B L D): For this first day in Jerusalem we present an overview for a better understanding of its geography and some of the key sites surrounding the area. This includes a dramatic view of the Old City from the Mount of Olives, revealing a city with 4000 years of history. From this vantage point we see much of what makes Jerusalem such a unique city to the three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Visit the Garden of Gethsemane at the bottom of the slope of Mount Olives where it is believed Jesus prayed to the Father hours before his crucifixion. After lunch in a local restaurant, we pass the Ecce Homo where Pilate proclaimed “Behold the man”, then the Wailing Wall, the most holy place for Jews. At the Cenacle we visit the Upper Room of the Last Supper. Next we go to Domitian Abbey where we believe the Blessed Mary died. We end the day at St. Peter in Gallicantu where Peter denied Him thrice. Dinner and overnight in Bethlehem. 

Day 8 – Jerusalem Old City – Kidron Valley – Qumran – Dead Sea – Jericho (B L D): Visit St. Anne’s Church, the home of the Virgin Mary and her parents Saints Joachim and Anne.We retrace the last steps of Jesus as we walk along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow) through the markets of the Old City. While praying at the Stations of the Cross, we reflect on the greatness of His sacrifice. Finally we arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Free time for shopping at the Old City. After lunch in a local restaurant, we drive south to the Dead Sea and Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered. We visit the remains of the Community Center of the Essences and the Caves of the Scrolls. Driving along the shores of the Dead Sea, we stop for a swim (more accurately a float because of the water’s high salt content). Dinner and overnight in Jericho.

Day 9 – Jericho – Allenby Bridge – Amman Departure (B L D): After breakfast, check out from hotel. View Mount Temptation, where Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan, then drive through Jericho, the oldest inhabited city in the world. After lunch in a local restaurant, proceed to the Allenby Bridge and cross over to Jordan. If time permits, last minute shopping in Amman, followed by a  farewell dinner. Transfer to Amman airport for after-midnight flight departure.

Day 10 – Arrive Malaysia after overnight flight.

Optional Extensions: You can extend your pilgrimage into a treat for the senses as well as the soul, by adding one or two of our many optional extensions. How about combining a visit to the desert rock formations of Wadi Rum with a few days diving or snorkelling in the Red Sea around Aqaba. Or visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Umm ar-Rasas and Qasr Amra. Or spend a day relaxing in the hot springs and geothermal waterfalls of Hammamat Ma’in. The possibilities are endless; simply contact us for further information.

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Rome - Assisi - Lourdes - Fatima Catholic Pilgrimage Special - 15 Days 12 Nights


This pilgrimage visits some of the greatest shrines, churches and monuments in all of Christendom, including the two most important pilgrimage sites in Europe – Lourdes and Fatima. It is specifically designed for Roman Catholics, although non-catholic friends and family members are of course very welcome. Pilgrims will be accompanied throughout by a Spiritual Director who has taken Holy Orders. We offer this pilgrimage every year at the end of August to individuals and small groups wishing to join a larger group of pilgrims from throughout Malaysia. We can also arrange similar or identical pilgrimages for small or large groups departing any time of year. However, if you wish to travel during Christmas, Easter or Pentecost, please book at least one year in advance.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart from Malaysia: We will arrange the most convenient flight connections from your home location.

Day 2 – Arrival in Rome (L D): After meeting and greeting at the airport, we begin our pilgrimage with a visit to the Basilica of St Paul outside the Wall, where the Apostle Paul is buried. Then to Tre Fontane – the site of St Paul’s execution. We enter Rome and visit the Basilica of St John Lateran (the cathedral of Rome), the Scala Santa (the holy stairs Jesus ascended for judgement by Pilate, relocated to Rome in the 4th Century), and the Santa Cruce where the relic of the true cross of Jesus is kept. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 3 – Rome – Vatican City (B L D): Rising early, we make our way to Catacombs of Domitilla, the burial place of the early Christians. Then we visit St Peter’s Basilica – seat of the Catholic faith – including the burial tombs of the popes. We also visit the world famous Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel (painted by Michaelangelo) where the Conclave of Cardinals elect new Popes. There is a brief period to allow shopping for religious articles. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 4 – Rome (B L D): We spend today visiting the beautiful Basilica of St Mary Majore – the largest church dedicated to Our Blessed Mother and the home of the Holy Crib of Jesus. We then go around the corner to visit Santa Praseda where the column of the Flagellation of Jesus is venerated. After lunch, we will visit the Pantheon and Trevi Fountain, ending with some free time for leisure & shopping. Dinner and overnight in Rome. 

Day 5 – Rome – Lanciano – Assisi (B D): We depart for Lanciano in the morning and celebrate Holy Mass at Lanciano, the site of the first and greatest eucharistic miracle. Thereafter we relax and enjoy the drive over mountains and valleys to the medieval hilltop city of Assisi. 

Day 6 – Assisi (B L D): Waking up refreshed and at peace with God we visit the Basilica of St Francis. Then to his Tomb, followed by the Basilica Superior, the quaint old medieval city, the convent of St Clare, the `thornless rose’ garden and other interesting places. Time also to pick-up some souvenirs. Dinner and overnight in Assisi. 

Day 7 – Assisi – Nice (B D): We take leave of Assisi and head west along the famous French Reviera towards Nice, admiring the stunning coastal scenery along the way. Dinner and overnight in Nice. 

Day 8 – Nice – Lourdes (B D): We continue our journey towards Lourdes, making a brief stop at Carcasonne – one of the best preserved Medieval Castles in Europe. We take the opportunity of this day to prepare ourselves spiritually for the experience of Lourdes. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. 

Day 9 – Lourdes (B D): We commence our stay at this Centre of Modern Day Pilgrimages with an orientation tour the shrine, including the Basilica Rosarie, the Crypt, the Square, the Baths and the Grotto. We then leave you to pray at the Grotto, drink from the Taps, make Confession, etc. In the evening, we invite you to observe the Blessing of the Sick & Grand Candle Light Processions. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

 Day 10 – Lourdes (B D): Well rested, we celebrate mass at the sanctuary and perform the beautiful Way of the Cross. Thereafter, we leave the day free for your own private devotion, to take the Holy Bath, collect Holy Water, pick up some religious articles, or just spend some quiet time in the Chapel of Perpetual Adoration. In the evening, we gather at the entrance of the Grotto and join the Blessing of the Sick & Grand Candle Light ceremonies. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes.

Day 11 – Lourdes – Valladolid (B D): After your beautiful encounter with Mary, Mother of God and a peaceful night’s rest, we bid farewell to Lourdes and drive through the rustic northern Spanish countryside for Valladolid, the ancient capital of Castille & Leon. Traffic permitting, there will be time for some sightseeing before dinner and overnight in Valladolid.

Day 12 – Valladolid – Fatima (B D): Leaving this beautiful city, we relax and enjoy the drive towards Portugal. It is now time to spiritually prepare ourselves for our encounter with Our Lady at Fatims – the Centre of Hope. After dinner, we will join pilgrims from around the world for the daily Rosary & Candle-Light Procession in honour of Our Lady. Overnight in Fatima.

Day 13 – Fatima (B D): This morning, we will bring you on an orientation tour of this blessed sanctuary, introducing to you the Chapel of Apparition, the Basilica, the tombs of Jacinta & Francesco, the esplanade, and other places of religious significance. We will also take you to religious articles wholesale centre. We leave the rest of the time for your private devotion. After dinner, we invite you once again to the Chapel of Apparition for the Rosary & Candle-Light Procession. Overnight in Fatima.

Day 14 – Fatima – Santarem – Lisbon – Departure (B): We bid farewell to Our Lady of Fatima and begin our journey home. Enroute to the airport, we visit the Miracle Church of Santarem to venerate the `Miracle of the Bleeding Host’. We then proceed to Lisbon Airport to catch our flight home.

Day 15 – Arrive Malaysia after overnight flight.

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Fatima - Lourdes - Assisi - Rome - Pilgrimage With Papal Blessing - 14 Days 12 Nights


This pilgrimage also visits some of the greatest shrines, churches and monuments in all of Christendom, including the two most important pilgrimage sites in Europe – Lourdes and Fatima. It is specifically designed for Roman Catholics, although non-catholic friends and family members are of course very welcome. Pilgrims will be accompanied throughout by a Spiritual Director who has taken Holy Orders. We offer this pilgrimage every year at the end of May and the end of September to individuals and small groups wishing to join a larger group of pilgrims from throughout Malaysia. The highlight of the pilgrimage is an Apostolic Blessing by His Holiness the Pope.

Departure Dates for 2014: 26 May, 29 September

Day 1 (Sun) – Kuala Lumpur – Lisbon: Assemble at KLIA for flight departure. Flight departs 02.00 hrs the following day.

Day 2 (Mon) – Lisbon (D): Arrive Lisbon, you will be met and greeted at the airport. Transfer to hotel for check in, overnight in Lisbon.

Day 3 (Tue) – Lisbon – City Tour – Nazare -Fatima (B L D): After breakfast, visit Santo Antonio Da Se, the site where St Anthony of Padua, the patron saint of Portuga,l was born in 1195, followed by a visit to the Cathedral housing the Saint’s baptismal font. Continue to the Belem Tower and the Gothic monastery of St Jeronimo. After lunch, depart for Fatima. En-route, visit Nazare, home to a local devotion to the Blessed Mother. The Chapel of the Black Madonna of Our Lady of Nazare is dramatically set on a cliff overlooking the ocean. After dinner, transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Fatima.

Day 4 (Wed) – Fatima – Shrine Visit (B L D): After breakfast at the hotel, celebrate Mass at the shrine chapel, then visit the Tombs of Francisco and Jacinto; the Alustrel where the children lived; and the Valindos where Our Lady appeared after the children’s return from prison. Proceed for Evening Rosary and Candlelight procession. Overnight in Fatima.

Day 5 (Thu) – Fatima – Coimbra – Salamanca (B L D): After breakfast, depart for Coimbra, famous for its monuments, churches, libraries, numerous parks, gardens, nightlife, shopping facilities and above all for its University of Coimbra, one of the oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Europe. After the visit to Coimbra, proceed across the border into Spain en route to the ancient Castilian capital of Salamanca for overnight. 

Day 6 (Fri) Salamanca – Avila – Burgos (B L D): After breakfast, proceed to visit the city of Salamanca. It lies on a plateau by the Tormes River, crossed by a bridge 500ft long built on 26 arches. The city has been declared a “World Heritage Site” by UNESCO. Depart for Avila to see the hometown of St Theresa of Avila. One of the finest remnants of Europe’s medieval era, the walled down of Avila was sacred to an ancient Celtic-Iberian culture long before the arrival of the Romans and the Christians. Visit the church in the center of town, begun 1091 and completed in the 13th century, where the mystic St Theresa (1515-1582) had frequent visions and ecstatic experiences. Nearby the church stands the house where St Theresa lived. Continue with the journey to Burgos for overnight.

Day 7 (Sat) – Burgos -Loyola – San Sebastian – Lourdes (B L D): After breakfast, depart Burgos for Loyola, to visit the Sanctuary of St Ignatius, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Continue into the heart of Basque Country to the coastal resort town of San Sebastian, which lies against the Bay of Biscay, surrounded by green mountains. Visit The Basilica of Santa Maria del Coro, patron saint of the city. It is located on the only street that remains from the 1813 fire, Calle 31 de Agosto. The old quarter opens out to the sea at the harbor, home to the fishing fleet as well as the pleasure craft. Continue onward into France, to the ancient town of Lourdes at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. Upon arrival in Lourdes, proceed to hotel for overnight.

Day 8 (Sun) – Lourdes – Shrine Visit (B L D): After breakfast, proceed to visit the world’s most famous Marian Shrine. In 1858, 14 year old Bernadette Soubirous declared that the Virgin Mary had appeared to her several times in the Cave of Massabielle and had said to her in the local patois, “I am the Immaculate Conception”. After celebrating Mass, take the walking tour “In the Footsteps of Bernadette”. Visit the Cachot (former jail cell that once served as the Soubirous family’s home); the parish church; Fr Peyramale’s Presbytery; the Hospice and the Boly Mill. In the afternoon at 4.30pm, participate in the Procession of the Blessed Sacrament and the Blessing of the Sick (subject to seasonal schedules). Overnight in Lourdes.

Day 9 (Mon) – Lourdes (B D): Free at own leisure to explore this fascinating sacred site and soak up the intensely spiritual atmosphere. Overnight in Lourdes.

Day 10 (Tue) – Lourdes – Rome (B L D): After breakfast, check out and proceed to airport for flight to Rome. Upon arrival in Rome, visit St Paul’s Basilica Outside the Walls, St John’s Lateran Church, Basilica di Santa Croce in Gerusalemme & St Mary Major’s Basilica. Overnight in Rome.

Day 11 (Wed) – Rome – Papal Audience & Apostolic Blessing (B L D): After breakfast, proceed for Papal Audience – giving pilgrims and visitors the chance to see His Holiness and receive the Papal Blessing or Apostolic Blessing from the successor of The Apostle Peter during their visit. Visit St Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. Overnight in Rome.

Day 12 (Thu) – Rome – Assisi – Rome (B L D): After breakfast, depart for the stunning medieval town of Assisi, birthplace of St Francis, for a fascinating day trip. Visit St Catherina’s Birthplace, Cathedral Duomo, San Francesco Basilica and Santa Chiara Church, which together comprise one of the most important UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. Return to Rome for farewell dinner and overnight.

Day 13 (Fri) – Rome – Kuala Lumpur (B L): After an early breakfast, check out and proceed to visit some of the highlights of Rome – the Colosseum (outside view only), the Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon Church. Transfer to Fiumicino Airport for departure flight to Kuala Lumpur via Dubai.

 Day 14 (Sat) – Kuala Lumpur: Arrive back in Kuala Lumpur with beautiful memories.

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Yogyakarta Indonesia Catholic Pilgrimage Tour - 4 Days 3 Nights

Maria Sedangso

Day 1 – Yogyakarta (D): Meet & greet by your guide at Yogyakarta International Airport, then transfer to your city hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2 : Cave of Maria “Sendangsono” – Borobudur – Malioboro Shopping (B, L ,D): After breakfast, drive to The Cave of Maria “Sendangsono”, called the “Lourdes of Indonesia” because in 1945 Catholic Youth Indonesia made a pilgrimage to Lourdes and brought back a rock from the site of the apparition of Our Lady to be implanted under the feet of the Virgin Mary Sendangsono. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit amazing Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple and also a UNESCO World heritage Centre.  The temple is decorated with 2,672 relief panels and 504 Buddha statues, which your guide will interpret as you explore the Buddhist philosophy of the temple.  Return to Yogyakarta for shopping at Malioboro, two connected shopping areas offering batik, traditional foods, Javanese herbs, rattan ornaments and handicrafts – Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight in your city hotel.

Day 3: Cave of Maria “Tritis” – Indrayanti Beach – Sacred Heart of Jesus (B, L, D): After breakfast, drive 2.5 hrs to visit the Marian Shrine at the Cave of Maria Tritis. This beautiful cave with the Madonna figure framed by stalagtites and stalagmites is incredibly atmospheric. Next visit Indrayanti beach with is beautiful white sands, then lunch at Sundak beach, Return to Yogyakarta to visit Ganjuran Roman Catholic Church, constructed in the Javanes cultural style with a 10-metre Hindu-styled “temple” similar to those in Prambanan. Insige the temple, statues depict Mary and Jesus as Javanese royalty and as teachers, and are adorned with traditional batik motifs. Dinner at a local restaurant then overnight in your city hotel.

Day 4: Yogyakarta – Transfer Out (B): After breakfast, free at leisure until transfer to Yogyakarta International Airport for the flight home.

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