harvest journeys has taken over 77,000 pilgrims on 3,830 pilgrimages to over 118 holy sites around the world in 33 years
Be reassured with the peace of mind that no other team has the experience and expertise that Harvest Journeys has when it comes to pilgrimage. We’re not just tour operators or guides, we are your companions throughout your pilgrimage. We provide the highest level of service and support to assist you through planning and booking your trip, accompanying and guiding you during your travels, and sustaining your connections long after you’ve returned home.
Harvest Journeys partners with the world’s best pilgrim ground operators and guides who share a passion for the sacred and impart knowledge about holy and historical sites, expertise about local cuisine and customs, and provide a welcoming experience and unique care and insight at each stage of the journey.
Harvest takes each pilgrim on a journey to sites where the physical meets the spiritual and the extraordinary enters the ordinary.
For over 30 years, Harvest Journeys has been singularly devoted to faith-based travel. We are 100% dedicated to Catholic pilgrimage and providing every traveller with the greatest opportunities to reap the abundant fruit that pilgrimage provides.
Every pilgrim group is accompanied by a Catholic priest as chaplain who helps to connect the external physical journey with the interior faith journey by providing opportunities for spiritual guidance, scripture, prayer and reflection at holy sites, and ready access to the Sacraments.
Celebrate Mass daily in extraordinary, intimate settings that provide a unique experience of the scriptures and the Eucharist. Take time out for personal reflection and prayer and invoke inspiration and peace through the life of Jesus, Mary and the Saints.
Break bread and share stories with your pilgrim group leaders and fellow travellers. The bonds you make over a simple spiritual encounter has the power to transcend time and distance long after your pilgrimage ends.
Harvest Journeys is a specialist tour operator and a full member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO), the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS).
Experience: 20+ years
George has an unbelievable depth of knowledge of Jewish ancient history, Christian history, Islamic history and modern history of Palestine and Israel.
Experience: 20+ years
I do my best to ensure that each journey is a memorable one for every pilgrim by sharing my love and passion for this land with special emphasis on Christianity. Through Harvest Journeys, dreams of pilgrims following in the footsteps of Jesus come true in ways they can’t imagine, and I am so proud to be a part of that!
Experience: 27 years
Being a pilgrimage guide is not just a job for me; it’s a calling! I feel blessed and privileged every time I have the chance to show my love for my country, my people and Our Lord with the pilgrims who come to visit the early communities and see the Bible come alive. After 27 years, it’s still an awesome feeling for me.
Experience: 12 years
Pilgrimages Led: 80+
I enjoy working with people, identifying their needs, and supporting the pilgrims and chaplains. Our role at Harvest is first: to ensure pilgrims get value for money and that their trip runs as smoothly as it possibly can, and second: to ensure pilgrims get the spiritual benefits that pilgrimage offers. That’s where Harvest is unique: we focus on both.
Experience: 26 years
Pilgrimages Led: 36
I work closely with Parishes, Schools and Special groups and often give talks about my first-hand pilgrimage experiences. This helps to instil confidence and to keep one step ahead of any concerns. Some people save for a lifetime to go so it is really, really important to me that we don’t disappoint.
Experience: 30+ years
Fadi Shawkat Haddad is one of the most respected experts on Jordanian Christian Holy Land sites. His very detailed & thorough archeological research of Biblical sites in Jordan is documented with photographs in his beautiful published book ‘A Christian Pilgrimage Journey in Jordan’.
“Harvest are quite simply the real deal in authentic Catholic pilgrimage encounters. You get the distinct feeling from start to finish that they truly put the pilgrims first so that we can relax and focus on all that God has in store.”
— Bishop Columba Macbeth-Green