Christmas Break 2023 Young Adult Holy Land Pilgrimage

Dates in late December - early January to be announced

Airline ticket prices are being locked in and the dates will be announced by March 15, 2023
Early Bird Discounted Registration: $3,800
Full price after 4/15/2023: $3,950

Meet the Chaplain for this pilgrimage:

Fr. Frans Berkhout is currently the Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Bethlehem, PA. He has been to the Holy Land with Steve and Janet as the Chaplain at least 7 times and is a great homilist and confessor. Father Frans grew up in New York and has maintained the distinct accent that matches his fun personality. He has served as a Catholic Highschool Principal and is excited to return to the Holy Land, provide the sacraments to the young pilgrims and lead retreat-style reflections along side Cindy Brown (Steve Ray's daughter) on this pilgrimage.

What does the cost of the trip cover? 

Inheritance Pilgrimages is cut from the same cloth as Steve Ray’s well-known Footprints of God® Pilgrimages, but with budget friendly meals and accommodations aimed at more youthful travelers.

Our aim is similar: to keep your focus on the sights and spirituality of the Holy Land, and not on nickels and dimes along the way. We used our years of experience to put together a team in Israel to bring you an authentically Catholic and spiritually focused pilgrimage with trusted local guides and drivers. And just as you would expect, all your meals in Israel, tips, taxes and fees are included.

Here is what is included in the price:

  • Round trip airfare from (Detroit, MI)
  • One checked bag
  • Tour guide throughout
  • Transportation in deluxe buses
  • Dead Sea excursion
  • Hotels
  • All entrance fees
  • Breakfasts, Lunches & Dinners (as detailed in the itinerary)
  • All tips & gratuities
  • Mass reservation as per itinerary
  • Taxes on all services, including hotel taxes

Please note the following are some of the items not included: 

  • Additional luggage fees charged by the airline (eg. overweight or oversized bags)
  • Meals that are not mentioned on itinerary
  • Drinks apart from what is served as part of meals.
    • Note: Bottled water available on the bus for $1.00/bottle (bring plenty of singles)
  • Personal items and purchases at shops, etc.
  • Optional camel ride
  • Expenses related to getting your passport

What type of financial assistance is available?

Students are encouraged to seek out donations from your family and friends.
You can find a sample letter to ask for help HERE

Holy Land Scholarships:

Steve Ray has led thousands of pilgrims to the Holy Land, and he is seeking the generosity of these past pilgrims and others that are passionate about young people experiencing Israel and the Holy Land.

Scholarships range from $50 to $1000 but are not guaranteed. They will be provided to applicants based on criteria including essay evaluation, financial need and availability of funds.

If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please email by April 11, 2023 to express your interest.

Tax-deductible donations to help fund scholarships can be made to:

Payment Schedule and Cancellation Policy:

The schedule for funding your pilgrimage is as follows:
$300 Due upon registration
Second Payment $1,350 Due before Aug 29, 2023
Final Payment $2,150 Due before Oct 13, 2023

Payments to be paid via Check or Zelle.
(Credit Card payment available by request with 3% surcharge)

Check’s made out to: Inheritance Pilgrimages, NFP
2645 Pleasant Street, Dekalb, IL 60115.
Memo Line: “Your Name”

Zelle Payments: