WHAT OUR ESTEEMED CLIENTS FEEL ABOUT US
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Friendship Tours delivers a most amazing program. The attention to detail in the upfront planning is second to none, and execution of that plan (from hotels, busses, and guides) made for the best tour we have have ever implemented. We shopped several companies and discovered Friendship to be the best value for money by a few hundred dollars. They know their product and their suggestioons were great. I have just confirmed our next program with Friendship Tours and confident in delivering another exceptional tour that will go well beyond anyone’s expectations!
North Coast Calvary Chapel
San Diego, California
Years ago when I first put together a trip to go to Israel, I contacted five different companies. The best response was from Friendship Tours, California. I had prayed about it and believed that God was showing me by it the best way to go. It proved to be a right and wise decision. God makes no mistakes. I’ve gone with Friendship tours four times in a row.
I also do not make any money off these trips. It is arranged for me to get one free trip for every five paying customers. After my wife and I, I have given those other trips away to people I know it would greatly benefit, but could not afford to go. The president of the company telephones the tour guide every day to make sure your trip is going alright. Friendship Tours has built a reputation of integrity. If he can’t do something, they will tell you. But they will go the extra mile to help you. I will probably go again in a year or so. I will not think of turning to anyone else. One of my travelers on the trip this past week said, “I went nine years ago with another church. It was nothing as this. I want to come back as soon as I can.”
On a trip as this, communication is important. The hotels, guides and all know the owners of Friendship Tours. They respect them for their sound business ethics. They know this company is a well run Christian company
If you are asking a recommendation, I highly recommend him. By the way, I receive no financial compensation from Nasser or Friendship tours. I am a fundamental Independent Baptist, and we have a tendency to be demanding and particular, some people say.
Bro Andy Bloom, Psalm 119:105
Central Baptist Church
“I have led tours to Israel for many years and have utilized the services of a number of fine tour companies. Last year I was planning to lead a group of experienced travelers on a “Footsteps of Paul and John” tour/cruise to Greece/Turkey. After several conversations with Nasser, I decided to try Friendship Tours. During the months of preparation I was impressed by the level of personal interest in the development of itinerary, the selection of the guides, finding the right hotel for our group, the cabins selected for the cruise, and the detailed amount of information provided for each traveler prior to leaving on the tour. The was no stress or discomfort and the tour members raved about every aspect of trip. Friendship Tours made me look good. I am planning to utilize the services of Friendships Tours for a long time.”
– Joel A. Freeman, Ph.D., CEO, The Freeman Institute®
Friendship Tours takes the “foreign” out of overseas travel. Whenever we travel with Friendship Tours we feel right at home because where ever we go their staff has taken care of every detail to ensure our needs are met. The guides possess superior knowledge of the holy sites; hotels are very comfortable; the food is delicious, and the bus drivers are fun and always helpful! Friendship Tours takes all the worry out of travel, so the people on the trip can focus on learning about the places they’re seeing and have the spiritual experience they hoped for when they signed up to go. I highly recommend Friendship Tours. We really have become friends!
Pastor Scott Peterson
The Hill, California
I just wanted to thank you for once again providing our group with what was truly the trip of a lifetime! We just returned from our ten day Greece trip, In the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul, with such a sense of joy and fulfillment. All of our expectations were exceeded as I received a constant flow of thanks and words of appreciation from our team. I must admit that I felt that I was getting credit that was more deserving of you (Friendship Tours) than me but who’s counting right!
Every detail was well planned and executed, and as always the tour guides were some of the best in the business. It is for this reason that we keep coming back to you to coordinate our spiritual pilgrimages. Thank you to everyone at Friendship Tours for making these adventures so special.
Executive Pastor, Desert Vineyard Church
It is always a pleasure working with you and your team. You guys understand the importance of selecting the sites and details including selecting the right Christian guides in order for the Bible to come alive. You have trained your guides to know exactly how to work in tandem with pastors and allow the time to teach at sites. As far as pricing goes, we feel as though we got a 13 day trip for the price of a 10 day tour. For me the highlight was when you arrived in Jerusalem for our farewell dinner and shook my hand.
That truly made me believe that you really knew what “customer service” meant and went the extra mile to make us feel special. We’re ready to book our next trip! Next year in Israel!
Senior Pastor Westside Baptist Church
Thank you so much for making our trip possible in spite of all of the challenges we faced. I recall, when the war in Israel started it was three weeks before departure. All our folks thought we would lose all our money because no one would go to Israel with rockets flying. Insurance companies would not pay out anything because war is not covered. Two weeks later you emailed us and changed the dates to three months out at no added cost. Wow! That was the workings of a true Christian! You could have charged us more to go two months later. But you did not and that’s a God fearing Christian right there. Friendship Tours, your travel ministry, has my business for as along as I can travel.
Pastor Mike Durham
For the past 20 years I have been leading the members of my parish on religious pilgrimages. These journeys of faith have become a part of the glue that holds our community together and play an important part in the spiritual formation of our people. We have taken pilgrimages in the Footsteps of Paul, Reformation Tours in the Footsteps Martin Luther and Church History tours from Paris to Rome.
However, nothing compares to the Holy Land Pilgrimage in Israel and Palestine. After using several different tour operators I now travel exclusively with Friendship Tours. Your organization has taken care of all of our tour needs since 2005. With Friendship Tours you are much more than a number. You develop a personal relationship with a man who considers this work their ministry. Nasser is honest, knowledgeable, flexible and thorough. He listens to carefully and then takes care of the details, allowing you to have an outstanding pilgrimage. Nasser has become a friend, a prayer partner and a trusted colleague.
Pastor Jim Lindus
Senior Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland, Washington
Board Chair at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota
Friendship Tours has been my only travel provider for three decades. From the Bible lands to Europe and the Reformation sites, they have always given me excellent service at the right price. I have always felt safe and satisfied. Their on the ground support has always made you know that every need will be covered. They are an industry leader you can trust.
Dr. Pete Deison Pastor
Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas TX
“I have just returned from a two week trip with Friendship Tours. I unhesitatingly commend them to anyone considering a pilgrimage for the following reasons:
• They are thorough • They have excellent “follow-through” • They are impeccably honest & fair • They are gracious and professional • They are a delight.
Allow me to summarize it this way: I come from the “old school”. I want to deal with persons who are honest, straightforward, customer conscious and….who desire for BOTH the buyer AND the seller to be happy.
That is precisely what I discovered with Friendship Tours. I will be doing business with them again.” Dr. Jim Garlow Pastor
Skyline Church, San Diego
“Having the opportunity to travel and study in Israel over the last 20 years with Friendship Tours, has taken what I’ve read in Scripture from black and white to living color. Looking at the past…the present …and the future all at the same time is the most rewarding journey one can experience this side of eternity. For those of you contemplating this trip let me assure you there is no place on earth that God loves more than Zion (Ps. 87:2) and it is the place God’s people and angels call home (Heb 12:22-23).
So, do yourself a favor and take some time to travel to the only city that is called “holy”(Is 52:1); “faithful” (Is.1:26.27); and “truth” (Zech, 8:3) and go to your real home on earth.” Pastor Lance Sparks
Christ Community Church
“We have just completed another successful trip arranged by Friendship Tours. During this customized trip our group traced the lives of John, Calvin and Knox as we visited Germany, France, Switzerland, England & Scotland. Friendship Tours were most professional in all aspects of the trip. We particularly appreciated the excellent tour manager and bus driver who were with us for the duration of the trip. Our people felt that they really received excellent value for their money. I would highly recommend using Friendship Tours.”
Dave & Joyce Eshelman
Christian Radio Station
“As we completed one of several Congregational tours of Israel that you have created for us, I want to thank you on behalf of the tour members. Friendship Tours have always been very attentive to our needs and desires regarding our tours. I especially appreciate the professionalism and personal care that you have brought to the projects. When there were questions, you always responded promptly and with detailed information. Your selection of hotels were excellent, and the guides you have are outstanding. Thank you for all your fine work !”
Rabbi Alan Greenbaum
Temple Adat Elohim
Thank you for your attention to detail concerning every aspect of our tour. I am appreciative of your level of knowledge and expertise concerning travel to Israel which helped as we worked together. I also appreciate your concern that we have a spiritual experience, not just a good travel experience
Bo Williams, Pastor
Trinity Fellowship Church, Amarillo, TX
I want to extend our personal thanks to you for everything you did to arrange for our incredible travels in the Holy Land. You were a dream to work with and the results of all your hard work certainly paid off. There was never a problem; never a glitch; never even a late connection anywhere. We felt so very cared for, well treated, and free of any of the worries that might get in the way of maximizing our pilgrimage.
Paul Strawn, Pastor
North Creek Presbyterian Church