a family company since 1988

Fatima, Portugal

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We're a family-owned company with a passion for sharing the mystery and beauty that has come into our lives from following in the footsteps of pilgrims throughout history. Co-owners, Erik & Caroline Syversen, caught the bug of travel from their great-great grandmother, an Irish emigrant, who traveled west across America in a covered wagon, and their grandfather, who left the shores of Norway as a young man and set sail for America to build a shipping business in NY. So you see, we were born with the lure of adventure in our blood and we hope to share the gold we have found with you.

Our Company

Syversen Touring, LLC, is a full service, bonded tour operater and travel agency founded in 1988. We specialize in designing and offering a unique collection of travel packages for individuals and groups to the great Catholic pilgrimage destinations of the world.

Our Philosophy

Our company is built on an age-old philosophy of commitment to the integrity of our product and respect for all whom we encounter. By always aspiring to exceed customer expectations we hope to continue to provide travel that is worthy of each person who sojourns with us for many years to come.


We are dedicated to caring for our clients before, and during the pilgrimage and as a result approximately 55% of our clientele are repeat customers and 30% come from referrals made by previous travelers with us.


We travel on many of the tours we offer renewing our knowledge and solidifying our relationships with the local companies we work with. Every airline, hotel, motorcoach company, restaurant and guide is carefully chosen based on our first-hand knowledge of their reputation of quality and value.  


The sway of world events can be unnerving at times, yet the love of travel endures.  We realize the importance of your absolute need to be totally confident about your travel booking.  Our commitment to keeping a pulse on the current world situations, combined with 31 years experience, informs all our decisions.


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