Olive Tree Travel
Holy Land Tours
Explore the Holy Land with a group of like-minded travellers. Holy Land Tours offer an opportunity to connect history with the world we live in today, a bridge between faith, spirituality, hope and learning. We offer Christian, Jewish and Messianic guides.
Whatever your background, beliefs or experience, you will be supported with professionalism and passion at every step. Whether your highlight is seeing the Room of the Last Supper, placing a prayer note in the Western Wall or floating on the Dead Sea, a Holy Land Tour is indeed a life-changing experience.
Christian Pilgrimage Tours
The concept of a faith based journey or pilgrimage has been at the centre of Christian values since close to the beginning of time.
Use the Bible as your guidebook and walk in the shadows of greatness. Follow in the footsteps of Jesus, his Disciples, the Patriarchs, Judges and Prophets, walk the Via Dolorosa and visit the Stations of the Cross, descend the Palm Sunday Road and enter the Garden of Gethsemane. Reflect in Caiphas’ dungeon, where Jesus was held.Christian Pilgrimage Tours offer the unique opportunity to enjoy fellowship, strengthen your relationship with God and form friendships while engaging in prayer, worship and understanding of the scriptures. It is a rich experience that will be treasured and revered for years to come. Christian Pilgrimage Tours are escorted by a Christian group leader or a spiritual leader as well as local guides with expert knowledge.Find out more
A Bridge Between the Past and Present
Those who know the Scriptures will understand the relevance of the Olive Tree as a resting place, providing shelter and shade to pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem and elsewhere throughout the ages. It is also a symbol of hope and peace. Similarly, it is Olive Tree Travel’s wish to provide you with the same shelter, comfort and provisions on your ‘pilgrimage’, whatever form that takes.
Resilient olive trees are a bridge between the past and the present, and we give travellers the unique opportunity to see, touch and feel the very same trees that were in existence in the time of Jesus. It is sincerely hoped that Olive Tree Travel can play a small but significant role in bringing people together to better understand the world we live in today. We invite and welcome you to share in our vision.
Group and Individual Tours
Connect. Thrive. Expand. We are led by you. Let us guide you throughout history. Olive Tree Travel prides itself on creating personalised journeys, based on your specific needs. Whether you are travelling solo, organising a corporate trip, traveling as a group or heading on a family adventure, we create the opportunities for you to be inspired and enriched.
Why Olive Tree Travel?
Full Service Travel Agency
We create and deliver meaningful journeys for individuals and groups. We take care of everything you could think of (and everything you don’t!) to provide you with peace of mind.
We know our stuff. We are specialists. We are the proven experts with decades of experience. Nothing brings us more joy than bringing the ultimate travel experience to you.
Proven Track Record
The majority of our clients come to us via word of mouth. We love that we give people a trip of a lifetime and that they share their experiences with their friends, family and colleagues.
Bringing the Bible to Life
Whatever your reasons for choosing a pilgrimage tour, and whatever your experience, knowledge or background, our local, expert guides really do bring the Bible to life.
We are proud members of the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism. Journey with us and become part of something even bigger. Play your part as a peace ambassador.
I have travelled with groups to Turkey three times with Steven Green. I’ll be taking my next group to Jordan, Israel & Egypt with him as well. I always choose Steven, now with his own Olive Tree Travel company, for several reasons. He listens to what my group actually wants and provides this. He has great contacts with absolutely reliable in-country operators. Finally, when things do go wrong, as they can, such as airline cancellations, Icelandic volcanoes or deaths in the family of travellers, he always comes through brilliantly with solutions. I wouldn’t travel with anyone else.
~ Rev Dr Robert McFarlane BA, BTh, Grad Cert Uni Tchng & Lrng, M Ed Leadership, PhD Minister, St Ives Uniting Church NSW
Travelling overseas can be stressful and full of unexpected little “surprises”. We’ve been travelling as a couple and leading groups of people to Africa, Israel, Turkey, Thailand and Fiji for over 20 years and Steven Green and his team have been looking after us for much of that time. We wouldn’t consider using anyone else as Steven has always provided excellent service, and gone “the extra mile” when those inevitable “Little Surprises” appear – lost luggage, changed flight schedules, complicated and challenging requests…. We are always happy to know he is just a phone call,text or email away.”
~ John and Jesma O'Hara - Neighbours Aid Community Stores
I had a great trip to Turkey with Steven Green to visit Istanbul, Nicaea, Gallipoli and the sites of the cities where the Seven Churches of Revelation 2 and 3 were. He’s a great guy, excellent organiser and well connected in Turkey to ensure you get utmost value from the experience. Go for it!”
~ Bob Thomas. Editor of New Life and Minister of St Kilda Balaclava Presbyterian Church, Vic
I have used Steven Green to arrange group travel on several occasions. Each time both the travel and accommodation arrangements were of a very high standard making for some memorable experiences.”
~ Dr Tony Bird, Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Presbyterian Theological College,Melbourne ,Vic
“Steven Green is a man of great integrity and competence: you will have a wonderful travel experience as you allow yourself to be guided by Steven and his staff”
~ Fr. Michael Kalka, PP - Sacred Heart Church, Kew, Vic
“Our group of 25 (Turkey May 2010) were totally delighted with the planning, organisation and smooth running of the trip….
Great hotels, an excellent guide and a comfortable coach. It was pleasing to me that we were able to quote “all inclusive” and we delivered on that. Excellent value for money.”
~Fr. Laurie Pearson P.P. St Thomas More Parish. Mount Eliza, Vic
“I have travelled many times, especially with groups and if there is such a thing as a ‘perfect tour’, this surely must have been it. Thanks for everything.”
~Fr. Grant Morrow (O.A.M.)
“It was a great Clergy Inspection Tour to Turkey. Your assistance with it and the follow up trips have been fantastic. I’m really enjoying working with you and look forward to doing more trips in the future.”
~ Fr. Wim Hoekstra Dean. St Patrick’s Cathedral Parramatta
“Steven works tirelessly and efficiently in liaising with airlines, ground operators and other groups and agencies as required. He is invariably highly professional, resourceful and courteous in all that he does in ensuring that our tours are well run and a blessing to participants. There is no one else with whom I would rather deal than Steven in all matters relating to organising tours to Israel and the Middle East region”
~ Keith Buxton, National Director, Bridges for Peace Australia