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Faith and Culture Tours is the exciting brand for Thompson Travel International's escorted tour programme.  With a wealth of experience in organising youth groups, church trips, mission teams and cultural expeditions for school groups and discerning travellers, we come highly rated in many countries as a leading tour operator - Israel being one of their main destinations. Clients can depart from any location worldwide with many of our groups in the past beginning their journey from the USA.

Our over 25 years of experience ensure levels of customer service that are second to none. We provide a tailor-made itinerary that is bespoke to clients’ specific requirements. From kayaking on the River Jordan or spending a night in a Bedouin tent through to luxury tours exploring history and culture worldwide, creating fantastic cruise deals for groups -  we would be delighted to help you plan your dream trip.


Our high levels of service combined with a can-do approach have led to us winning a number of prestigious awards.

  • Advantage Dragon’s Den Awards 2013
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Big Hands Award for Service Excellence
  • Gold Medal Top Selling Agent in Northern Ireland 2011
  • Winner of top selling attraction tickets by Attraction World 2016
  • Winner of Outstanding Woman in Business 2017
  • Ulster Tatler Travel Awards Finalist 2017.

Approved Tour Operator by Israeli Government Tourist Board.

If you wish to visit our retail site www.thompsontravelholidays.co.uk you will find all you need to know about our retail agency.

Financial protection information

Book with Confidence. We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct.

Other services such as hotels or flights on their own may not be protected and you should ask us what protection is available.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.  But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel service listed on this website.  Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking.  If you do not receive an ATOL certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected.  If you do receive an ATOL certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected.  Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate to go: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate