Rome has been awash in Christianity’s history from its introduction in the 1st-century AD through the establishment of Vatican City in 1929. A short drive from the Santa Sabrina, boasting a striking Early Christian mosaic, Hotel Majestic Roma
is conveniently located near the city’s most significant monuments. Especially magical during one of the Catholic Church’s most important holidays, Rome is ideal for an educational vacation. Notable seasonal touches include the towering Vatican Christmas Tree and extravagant nativity scenes.
The American Colony Hotel
in Jerusalem has a long religious history that mirrors the lessons of the city itself. Opened by a Christian family in the 19th century, the hotel was established as a refuge for people in need, no matter their religion or ethnicity; Arabs, Jews and Bedouin visitors were all welcome. Still run by descendants of the founders, the hotel stands as a meeting point for many religions and is centrally located in the Old City near Jerusalem’s Western Wall, Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.
Home to the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, Istanbul is a culturally diverse city as well as an important, modern metropolis for the world's second-largest religion, Islam. With a gorgeous landscape punctuated by soaring minarets and the sparkling Bosphorus, Istanbul is both visually stunning and rich in history. The Grand Tarabya
is situated just outside the bustling downtown, perfect for relaxing after a day spent sightseeing. The most sought-after accommodations are the rooms overlooking the Bosphorus, the strait partially dividing Europe and Asia.