If you are considering your first visit to the Holy Land or planning a return trip, then the information on this website will be valuable. You will find photos and videos from my recent pilgrimages, information on accommodations, important tips for safe and easier travel, a list of relevant reading material, a sample itinerary, and also information about my experiences as an "on the ground guide."
Pilgrimages are very different from tours. As we walk through the land where Jesus was born, lived, died and was resurrected, we will not only "visit" these sites but we will "live" them. My pilgrimages are often referred to as "Living Stones" pilgrimages. You will learn more about this term under the title "Living Stones." In addition, be certain to read the reactions and comments from a few of my pilgrims under the title "Pilgrims Talk."
This website will provide you with information about my company Qumri Pilgrimages. Many bishops, priests and lay persons have traveled with me throughout the Holy Land. I would like to let them describe their experiences and impressions of my pilgrimages in their own words. I sincerely hope you will enjoy exploring this website.
If you have additional questions or if you would like to schedule a group for a pilgrimage, please feel free to contact me.
In the land of the Holy One
Orthodox New Year
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Once you have decided to travel on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Iyad Qumri, there are many considerations. Preparation will turn your travels from a mere “trip” into a spiritual journey. This website will give you many tips for travel, including the requirements to enter Israel, language issues, monetary exchange, accommodations, what to pack and even a suggested reading list to spiritually and mentally prepare you for what you are about to experience.