Our History

Ed Hill Tours…55 Years of Exceptional & Inspirational Group Travel

Founder Rev. Edward B. Hill 1911 – 2012

The year was 1961, John Kennedy was in the first year of his presidency, and Rev. Edward B. Hill made his first trip to Israel to tour the Holy Land and attend an international church conference in Jerusalem. After returning, he found that the Bible had “come alive” and that preaching from the Scriptures had taken on new meaning. His initial goal was to help other ministers share this same experience, and he began organizing tour groups in 1962. Through wars, turmoil, and every challenge we have operated without interruption ever since.

Ed Hill Tours soon began operating tours to other Christian-interest destinations including Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Italy and sightseeing tours to Europe. Yet Israel has remained our number-one destination for 55 years with untold thousands of tour members/pilgrims traveling to the Holy Land. Our team members have traveled to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Italy, and other destinations hundreds of times escorting our groups. This “boots-on-the-ground” knowledge of each destination is one factor that sets us apart from travel agencies and even other tour companies that do some tours to Israel.

Ed Hill Tours does not offer scheduled pre-packaged tours to any of the destinations we specialize in. We work with churches and ministries of all types and sizes across the nation to develop custom programs based on their desired dates of travel, itinerary, level of accommodations, and other considerations. This is especially true of our Holy Land tours, where we craft custom tours for groups of 5 to hundreds. Pastors of some of America’s largest churches and ministries rely on our expertise to manage their group travel. We have crafted travel events for noted pastors and leaders such as Dick Bernal, Maury Davis, Alberto Delgado, J. Don George, Mike & Stephen Hayes, Barry Johnson, John Maxwell, Tom and Todd Mullins, Kevin Myers, and Terry Wiles. We also manage the travel for organizations such as Interchurch Holiness Convention and Hearts for Israel. (Click on any name to view the church or ministry website.) Most of our tour clients have traveled with us for many years, and a large percentage of our new clients come from referrals.

Meredith Hill Page & Richard Page

We are blessed with exceptional partnerships and travel colleagues in many parts of the world. We have partnered with Israel & Global Travel (IGT), which is Israel’s largest incoming travel company, for over 25 years. We have worked with Cruise Club in Greece, for over 30 years. You’ll find that we’re professional, caring, and wholeheartedly dedicated to making every aspect of your travel experience the very best it can be!

We know that your travel experiences are a special part of your life – more than just time away from work. They should be times to refresh and be renewed both spiritually and physically. Travel today can often be hectic and stressful, and we want your time with us to be as free from stress as possible. We want your days to be worry-free and filled with the joy and wonder of seeing amazing vistas and visiting extraordinary places. We do not want you to worry about your luggage, your next connection, or trying to catch a flight in an unfamiliar place. That’s why when you travel with EHT, every detail is taken care of from the beginning to end. If an issue does arise, it is handled quickly and efficiently by guides, and our excellent staff.

Ed Hill Tours operates on 3 basic principles: 1) offering exceptional value in high-quality tour programs, 2) professional, yet caring personal service, 3) honesty & integrity.

Edward B. Hill passed from this life on December 26, 2012 at the age of 101. However, his vision and legacy lives on through his daughter, Meredith Hill Page and her husband Richard, who together have over 65 years of experience in the travel industry and have made over 150 trips to Israel alone. We are committed to giving you the very best service and making your Christian tour inspirational and exceptional in every way.