Testimonials

This pilgrimage was exceptional. We lived several unforgettable moments together, memorable experiences both culturally and spiritually. The welcome at the Montreal airport was warm and very well organized. The accommodations were excellent, the bus driver polite, very competent and professional. We felt safe throughout the trip. […] We were satisfied beyond our expectations. We leave filled with good memories and a great desire to approach St Paul. […] It was a great success and I was deeply touched.

 Jocelyne Chrétien (Greece group - 2017

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The sites and places visited are exceeded in their splendor only by the richness of the history of Greece […]. Humorous at times, Father Nicola inspires through his person, his knowledge, his piety and his respect for each participant.

Michel Chrétien (Greece group - 2017)

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I loved my trip with Father Prince to the Holy Land. This is my second trip with your agency and I only have nice words. I would describe my stay as extraordinary on all fronts.
Thank you to you and the whole team.

Diane Beaudoin

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This tour immersed me in the depths of my Judeo-Christian roots. What discoveries!

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Despite my 83 years, I was finally able to complete this trip, which has been pending since the year 2000. For me, I consider it a beautiful end of life. Big thanks.

Alice Bouthilier (Novalis group - March 2011)

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[…] This group of pilgrims exceeded my expectations - super friendly, charitable and very pleasant, it was easy to bond with our guides and our group. This trip will remain for me a very rich experience which will nourish my faith, my understanding of the Holy Scriptures. I feel very privileged to have been able to realize this dream.

Anonymous (Novalis group - March 2011)

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Despite all that I have been able to see and all the beautiful places that I have visited, it is to realize that I walked on this earth that Jesus traversed, 2000 years ago! With this group of 40 pilgrims, of which I was a part, we were able to experience moments of joy and intense laughter and also beautiful emotions… Thanks to Boréal Tours, with the help of Novalis, for this beautiful pilgrimage in the footsteps of Jesus, which will remain engraved in my heart forever. Shalom!

Michel Ardouin (Novalis group - March 2011)

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This trip met my expectations and even beyond. In Galilee, with excursions around Lake Tiberias, it was easy to imagine Jesus with his disciples. Daily Mass in different places was a highlight. The kibbutz Ein Gev where we stayed brought us comfort and serenity ... Thank you for this beautiful organization.

Nicole Beaudry (Novalis group - March 2011)

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An experience which was enriching from many points of view. We can now better visualize what Jesus saw, under what conditions he lived (birth to his resurrection) as well as the mountainous journey in the desert when he moved from one region to another. What a country!

Anonymous (Novalis group - March 2011)

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I will never read the Bible the same way again! There will be a picture in my head when I read the scriptures so it will be easier to understand.

Anonymous (Novalis group - March 2011

 

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I want to deeply thank you for having organized this wonderful journey "In the footsteps of Jesus." Without you, I would never have been able to live these deep moments, these memories that I will carry with me all my life, each Gospel, each religious song, because intense moments are forever engraved in my heart.

Bernard Emond (Novalis group - March 2011)

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It was the first time in the Holy Land. I took advantage of a unique experience to deepen the little I know about the life of Jesus. Many places amazed me, surprised by the beauty of the places, places where our Masses were celebrated - in chapels, at the foot of the Jordan, in a cave for shepherds. I felt we were privileged to have our spiritual and tourist guide.

Anonymous (Novalis group - March 2011

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We each return home with something special that we cannot explain, but to live it.

Anonymous (Novalis group - March 2011)

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I returned with great serenity, in the joy of having accomplished an important spiritual step in the company of other well-intentioned and also guided by the Spirit […].
Finally, as we greet each other in the Jewish tradition: "See you next year in Jerusalem!"

François Leclair

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I made an unforgettable pilgrimage. Moty is a great communicator with a big heart. David the main driver of the coach is very welcoming with his big smile […].
Abbots Daniel and Émile-Yves deserve a 12/10.
Goodbye and have a good summer,

Thérèse Bolduc.

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From February 13 to 25, 2009, I accompanied a group of eleven priests on a pilgrimage-retreat to the Holy Land. Five days in Galilee and five days in and around Jerusalem. Very deep spiritual experience lived in the Holy Places. Reading and listening to the texts of the Bible acquire an exceptional inner resonance. Concrete images now illustrate the passages of Scripture. Memory keeps an unforgettable souvenir!

Martin Veillette

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The encyclopedic knowledge of our guide, Father Christian made him an extraordinary guide, in addition to his energy which never wavered. We really appreciated it during this trip.

The Sinai section was an added value and we found it well located to help us better understand the links between the various cultures of the regions visited. Everything went well and we appreciated the contacts we were able to establish with the people we met.
The guide Ayman Sedrak put himself at the service of the group and made us appreciate the beauty of the Sinai desert and the monastery of Saint Catherine.
In terms of food and hotels, we found the welcome and service quick and excellent. The stops were well planned and the meals delicious, especially in the kibbutzim where we were expected. The Meridien Hotel of the Dead Sea wins the prize! […] The three days in Ein Gev, on the shore of Lake Tiberias, a real delight.
What can we say about our driver Mohanet whom we all loved and appreciated for his prudence at the wheel, his courtesy and his personal kindness. An asset for such a trip. Despite my husband's limitations while traveling, we were both able to benefit greatly from this trip and do almost all of the planned activities. Many volunteered to help him many times. The group was most welcoming and warm. We have an excellent memory of it.

Lise and Yves Morneau

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You make a great team and it shows. The various pilgrimage meetings were carefully chosen and rejuvenating. We gradually discovered all your preparatory work. In front of our amazement, Yoram took pleasure in saying that you were the architect. This dear Yoram, we very much appreciated his presence. He became a simple pilgrim with us, always smiling and attentive to our well-being. He became like a big brother to us.

Jean Marc

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 To the entire Boréal Tours team,
Hats off! A big thank you for organizing the trip "In the footsteps of Saint Paul", a pilgrimage oragnized last May. Everything rolled smoothly!
The presence of Yoram was very precious throughout our journey.
The CD with digital photos of the trip to Greece and Turkey is highly appreciated.
Gratefully,

Nicole Bourgoin

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