Religious tourism excursion-cognitive orientation involves visiting religious centres, in which tourists will be able to see the religious objects - existing religious monuments, museums, attend worship services, participate in the Church processions, meditations and other religious events. This kind of tourism is closely connected with the scientific tourism religious orientation. Scientists visit the centers of the existing religions, countries and regions with rich religious traditions. Such visits are few, but they are expanding the geography of tourist trips. Scientists are interested in the religious heritage - manuscripts, various religious objects, architectural forms is both modern and gone in the past religions, and much more. Researchers are sent to the centers of the existing religions, countries and regions with rich religious traditions. In the West and in Russia there is an interest in the countries of the East - China, India, and Japan. Visited the place of the missing religions - Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Italy and Central America.