A small and practical guide to the pilgrimages we can take you on. If you need more information, feel free to contact us.
Religious travel is an important aspect of the ATI offerings. We are happy to say that we are constantly improving and upgrading this segment of our business and including some of the prettiest and most important destinations in religious tourism. Since there is a whole slew of locations to chose from, we put together this little overview of the destinations we can take you to. It’s best to get in touch with us so we can put together the best trip for you.
The Chapel of the Apparitions is founded in the place of a Marian apparition that sighted by three peasant children in 1917. Annually, since then on the anniversaries of the apparitions, the streets of Fatima are full with masses of pilgrims who make their way to the sacred site. Fatima is home to many striking churches and monuments. There are shops selling religious souvenirs, as well as hotels. It includes a scene that expresses acts of faith.
The streets of Fatima are full with masses of pilgrims who make their way to the sacred site. Fatima is home to many striking churches and monuments
It is the largest pilgrimage site in France, which includes about 5 million pilgrims a year. Lourdes’ significance comes from the apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes where plentiful astounding healings take place. Tourists stay in one of 270 hotels in the city, to visit the Sanctuary of Lourdes. This hotel includes the Grotto where pilgrims can give out Lourdes water and about 126 acres of 22 separate spots of worship. It is a place to be as patient as Job.
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico
Annually, about 10 million people head to Our Lady of Guadalupe Basilica, it is the home of the most all-the-rage Marian shrine in the world, and is ranked the second-most-visited Catholic church internationally, after Saint Peter’s Basilica. Concerning the Catholic News Agency, it states that “Lady from Heaven” appeared to a poor Indian named Saint Juan Diego and recognized herself as the Mother of the True God, telling him to build a church on the site and leaving an image of her.
Poland’s Christian history is 1,000 years old, and during that time the city of Czestochowa has experienced periods of enemy invasions. The shrine to the Black Madonna in Jasna Gora Monastery symbolizes the Poles’ determination to protect their heritage, catching the attention of more than 4 million visitors yearly. The painting of the Black Madonna has been the theme of miracles, such as bleeding after being struck with a sword during a Hussite assault in 1430. It is an astonishing place, where faith can be felt.
This is a trip that will take you through some of the most important locations of Christianity. Locations such as Istanbul, Smyrna, Efes and everything in between will be organized for you and you will be introduced to the birthplace of St. Paul.
It is visited by about 4.2 million people, every year. Catholics consider it to be a sacred place including monuments to a range of saints and papal power houses all circled around. It is said that it was here in the middle of the circus, where St. Peter died. From the time of 1929, Vatican City has been a self-governing city-state.
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
The Italian town of San Giovanni Rotondo is now home to the second most visited Catholic Shrine in the world. The town was made famous by Padre Pio who within two years of his arrival received the gift of the Stigmata.
The Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie comprises of the ancient church and new church, both dedicated to Our Lady of Grace. The heart of the sanctuary is without doubt the ancient church, consecrated in 1676 and where Padre Pio received the wondrous gift of the Stigmata, becoming the first priest in the history of the Catholic Church to receive the wounds of Christ.
This is a trip that will take you through some of the most important locations of Christianity, including the birthplace of St. Paul
Annually, about 2 million visitors go abroad to Jerusalem, being a sacred places for the three holy religions; Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. For Christians, it is the place of the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the rebirth of Jesus. Concerning Muslims, it is the third most respected site in Islam as it was where Prophet Muhammad ascended to heaven.
Located near Lyon, the Sanctuary of St. John Vianney contains several sites of interest to pilgrims and tourists alike. It has two churches: the old 12th-century church (Église) where St. John Vianney preached, and a new basilica (Basilique) that displays his preserved body in a glass case. The saint’s heart is enshrined in a smaller separate building, the Shrine of the Cure’s Heart.
Pilgrims can also visit the home of the Curé of Ars, which was preserved the way he left it. It contains the very bed set on fire by the devil as well as the saint’s rosary, breviary, library and other personal items. Other sights include the Underground Church designed for large groups of pilgrims, a film on the life and work of the saint, a wax museum, and the orphanage founded by the Curé (La Providence).
Israel and Jordan
Join us in Israel on one of the best Christian Holy Land pilgrimage tours to explore a country that is rich in culture and historic sites, taking you on a journey to the Holy Land’s most sacred places.