Best Christian Tours and Pilgrimage Trips in North America

Best Christian Tours and Pilgrimage Trips in North America for 2023

Christian tours are an excellent way to strengthen your faith and learn more about Christian history. They’re an opportunity to experience a spiritual journey and return enlightened and refreshed. With Christmas arriving soon, there are many upcoming holy land tours for a Christian group trip. Enjoy your trip with comfortable holiday transportation for your service group.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral Behind the Scenes VIP Tour

New York City, New York

A small group tour of St. Patrick’s Cathedral is limited to 12 people per day. The tour guide, a Cathedral historian, shows you areas in this religious landmark that the general public can’t see, such as the archbishop’s quarters. You conclude the tour with front-row seats at mass. 

Dates: Monday through Saturday

Time: 10:30 AM

Duration: Approximately two hours — one hour for the tour and one hour for mass.

Starting location: St. Patrick’s Cathedral Gift Shop

Harlem Sunday Morning Gospel Tour

New York City, New York

Harlem had a significant role in the evolution of gospel, jazz and blues. Learn about Harlem’s history as you pass by the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Cotton Club, Strivers’ Row and Sylvan Terrace, all cultural landmarks. Once you arrive at a local church, you join the congregation for a traditional Sunday morning service. There’s an option for Sunday brunch at a local restaurant following church services.

Dates: Every Sunday

Time: 9:30 AM

Duration: Approximately four hours

Starting location: 690 8th Ave, New York, New York 10036

4-Hour Biblical Creation and Sunset Tour

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Feel as if you are in the Holy Land with this tour of the Grand Canyon. Your tour guide takes you to the best locations along the South Rim’s east side. You ride comfortably in a tour vehicle but exit for stunning views, exploration and learning opportunities. The guide discusses the biblical message of Creation and the Flood, geology, plants, animals and history.

Dates: Monday through Saturday

Time: 2:00 PM

Duration: Approximately four hours

Starting location: The flag pole in front of the Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Myrtle Beach Christmas or New Year’s Extravaganza

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Join Christian Tours in celebrating Christmas this year. The Myrtle Beach Christmas Extravaganza is a three-day tour that begins with a dinner, followed by The South’s Grandest Christmas Show. On the second day, enjoy a hotel breakfast and a leisurely morning. In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a Christmas show at the Carolina Opry that promises to bring the spirit of Christmas alive. After the show, there’ll be dinner, followed by the Legends in Concert Christmas Show. For the third day, you’ll have an excellent breakfast and fun shopping at the Tanger Outlet.

Dates: November 24, November 29, December 1 and December 30, 2023

Duration: Three days

Opryland Country Christmas

Nashville, Tennessee

Christian leaders and youth can journey to Nashville to celebrate Christmas. You’ll stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and see its Christmas decorations. Upon arrival, you’ll check into your rooms for a three-night stay. The day is yours, but you might enjoy taking a stroll along the grounds to view the decorations. In the Cascades section, you’ll find waterfalls and landscaped conservatories.

You spend the second day sightseeing. There’s free time in the afternoon to enjoy the resort or shop at the outlet center beside the resort. Later, you can ride the Delta River Flatboats, followed by dinner and a Christmas show.

On the third day, you can explore the indoor gardens in the morning. Enjoy lunch on a General Jackson Showboat cruise. After lunch, you’ll view hand-carved ice sculptures and slides. To end the day, you’ll attend an event at the Grand Ole Opry. The fourth day is for traveling home.

Dates: November 29, December 7, December 14 and December 23, 2023

Duration: Four days

Starting location: Gaylord Opryland Resort

The Miracle Mile Sunday Morning Church Walking Tour

Charleston, South Carolina

This is one of the best Christian trips for reflection. On a quiet morning, you can take the leisurely Miracle Mile walk of the oldest churches in the South. You explore the churches, cemeteries, graveyards and historical landmarks. The church’s sanctuaries are open on Sundays, and you may get to see the interiors of the historical landmarks.

Date: Every Sunday

Time: 9:30 AM

Duration: Approximately one hour and 30 minutes

Starting location: St. Phillips Church at 142 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401

6-Hour Grand Canyon Day Hike Christian Tour

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Experience one of the most scenic trails in the Grand Canyon. You descend over 1,000 feet to view the majestic rock layers that showcase the Flood. Your group can view fossils and the landscape while learning about biblical messages.

Dates: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Duration: Six hours

Starting location: Flag pole in front of the Grand Canyon Visitor Center

Old Salem Christmas

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

This one-day self-guided tour offers historic holiday charm. You walk along the streets of Old Salem Museums and Gardens, which have more than one hundred historic buildings and structures. Everything is set up for the holidays, and you can tour 22 rooms. At the end of the day, you’ll visit Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens to see their Spectacular Holiday Blooms.

Date: December 14, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM

Duration: All day

Starting location: Old Salem Museums and Gardens, but other meet-up points are available in North Carolina.

Opryland After Christmas — New Year’s Eve

Nashville, Tennessee

Journey to the Gaylord Opryland Resort for a New Year’s Eve celebration. When you arrive at the resort, you have free time before dinner at Monell’s to explore the grounds to see the beautiful Christmas decorations. 

On the second day, you’ll enjoy a leisurely morning and a nice breakfast. Around mid-morning, the group goes backstage at the Grand Ole Opry House, followed by lunch and shopping at Opry Mills located by the resort. In the afternoon, you’ll view hand-carved ice sculptures and slides, then attend a show at the Grand Ole Opry.

The third day includes a delicious breakfast before departure.

Date: December 30, 2023

Duration: Three days

Starting location: Gaylord Opry Resort

Request a Quote for Your Christian Tour

Request a Quote for Your Christian Tour

There are many fun activities to enjoy throughout the United States as you and your group celebrate the meaning of Christmas and strengthen your faith. No matter your destination, you can enjoy the journey in a comfortable motorcoach from BusRates. Our premium charter fleet can accommodate any group size.

We want to make your travel a relaxing, luxurious experience. Our motorcoaches have Wi-Fi, outlets, TV monitors and restrooms. There are no hidden fees, and our staff is here to help you in any way they can. Request a free quote online today for your holiday Christian tour.