As a pastor taking his first group to the Holy Land, I was so thankful to have the Travel with Friends team helping me every step of the way. They were amazing from the day that we picked the date to the day we returned. We loved the support staff, the guides, the accommodations and the travel arrangements. Highly recommended!
Join Dr. Mike & Betsy Alexander for a
DIVE INTO ITALY
Where Rest and Faith Connect
- Airfare from group departure city
- All Transfers
- Baggage Handling
- Breakfast & Dinner Daily
- Entrance Fees to all Sites
- Itinerary as per Description
- Premium Accommodations
- Professional Tour Guides
- Transportation by Deluxe Motor Coach
Day 1 Depart USA
Your greatly anticipated trip to Italy begins as you depart on your international flight.
Day 2 Arrive in Rome
Transfer from FCO Apt to Hotel. Welcome dinner.
Day 3 Rome
Full day tour Rome: Vatican Museums with Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Basilica, short free time for lunch (not included). In the afternoon Imperial Rome area with visit of Roman Forum and Colosseo.
Day 4 Rome
Morning tour of Classic Rome with Trevi Fountain, Spanish steps, Navona Sq (Bernini’s Fountain of 4 Rivers) , Pantheon. Here we can also include a stop for Gelato tasting.
Day 5 Rome to Florence with stop to Assisi
Departure to Florence, on the way to stop in Assisi for visit of Basilica of St. Francis. After the visit continue to Florence.
Day 6 Florence
Morning walking tour of Florence including: Accademia Gallery, Duomo, Battistero, Giotto’s Tower, Pontevecchio and Santa Croce.
Day 7 Florence
Full day Excursion to Pisa and Lucca with wine and food tasting to local Tuscan farm. Morning guided tour of Pisa with Campo dei Miracoli, after the visit we continue to a local farm for wine tasting and light lunch. In the afternoon free visit of Lucca.
Day 8 Florence to Venice
Morning departure from Florence to Venice, on the way to stop Modena for a Balsamic vinegar tasting an lunch at local Osteria. In the afternoon continue to Venice. Arrive and transfer by water to your hotel.
Day 9 Venice
Morning walking tour of St. Mark Sq area including the Basilica and Doge’ Palace, our tour will over with visit of traditional Glass Factory where you can admire the art of glass blowing. Afternoon free time for self exploring of town or a romantic Gondola ride. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 10 Return to USA
Relax and reflect on your flight home.
Host: Mike Alexander
Phone Number: 843.997.4143
Account Manager: Stephanie Bridge
Phone Number: 501.379.9226
I had a most wonderful trip, accompanied by 15 new friends from South Dakota led by Pastor Rooney, 4-13 Feb 20. Because I was a VERY late add-on to their trip, I dealt with 4 people from Friends and each was OUTSTANDING. However, the STAR who deserves special note is Kelsie Vail, the Air Specialist: she was able to save me over $1,700.00 on my upgraded seating [disabled Vet with BAD back]. She was incredibly personable, professional, and simply "down-home" friendly, genuine, and nice!! The trip was a true "bucket-list" adventure, walking where Jesus walked, preached, and performed miracles [I was overwhelmed many times and want to visit Israel again!]. The sights were amazing; the bus was quite comfortable; and our Tour Leader ("Charlie") and bus drivers were extremely knowledgeable, experienced, and Safety-conscious. Truly the VERY BEST overseas tour I have ever taken! Thank you, Friends, and especially VP Mitch Jensen and Kelsie Vail for all the pre-trip information, help overcoming flight delay/change, and post-trip timely assistance. They will NOT let you down! Shalom!
The faces of Friends www.TravelWithFriends.com, BTR (Bill), Claudia and Charlie Dajani. An amazing experience that could only be possible with this team! From the first of booking our trip through to seeing us off at the ticket counter for our return trip back to the states. I absolutely recommend going to Israel and doing it with Friends travel. Charlie, you are amazing. Charlie’s extensive knowledge, humor, care of the group and individuals, mapping and juggling of sites to make it seamless and timely was a true treasure. Outstanding job!!!!! You all helped make this an experience to remember, share and HIGHLY recommend! ❤️