Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does Worldwide Pilgrimage Ministries include in their pilgrimages?

  • Roundtrip airline tickets on regularly scheduled airlines (no charters).
  • Customized itineraries. Basic travel insurance.
  • Private motor coaches or vans depending on group size.
  • Private professional driver. Professionally licensed guides.
  • Personalized brochures.
  • Pilgrimage promotion materials.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary.
  • Hotel selections at discretion of group leader.
  • Support of bonded, certified professional tour operators for each country.
  • All site admissions as listed on the itinerary.
  • Support of professional pilgrimage consultants from pilgrimage planning until return.
  • Private assisted airport transfers.
  • Toll free number for support.
  • Travel tips for pilgrims.
  • Emergency 24 hour contact while on pilgrimage.
2. What is the quality of the hotels? The hotels are approved by the pilgrimage leader.  They range from 3, 4 and 5 star hotels.  Some private homes, bed and breakfasts and monasteries are used with youth pilgrimages as requested by the group leader.
3. Will you arrange air from our home city? Yes, we arrange your air from your home city.
4. What is the size of the group? Groups range in size from 10 to as many as 40.  The maximum group size is at the discretion of the pilgrimage leader.
5. Do you offer additional travel insurance? Yes, we offer travel insurance trough Travelex Insurance Services.  A brochure will be sent to you with your deposit receipt.  You may access the insurance website by clicking on the Travelex link found on the Home page of this website.  See Useful Links.
6. Why do the prices of the trips vary so much?

  • The time of the year the group travels.
  • Hotel Category that leader requests.
  • Location of hotels ... further from the city center, less expensive.
  • Number of meals that are included
  • Size of the group (larger groups, pricing is less)
  • Is a donation to a cause designated by the leader built into the price of the trip?
  • Value of the dollar to the currency of the country group will visit.
7. Are deviations before or after the pilgrimage possible? Deviations are usually possible on the return flights but most airlines do not allow deviations on the outbound flights.  Worldwide charges a fee per person for the deviation plus any additional charges from the airline.  If hotels are required for the deviation, we will do all possible to secure them for you but we will ask your patience as we must send a request and wait for international suppliers to answer.
8. Where can I learn more about currency conversions? We recommend the following websites: or Please remember the rate quoted is usually for very large sums of money being exchanged.  Therefore, the rate you actually get will vary.  ATM's provide very favorable exchange rates.