WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT OUR SERVICES
"Boka Tov! We can’t thank you enough for the amazing tour of Israel and Jordan on our recent trip with Mark Bucko!
The arrangements worked smoothly, accommodations were great, and you arranged for clear guidance every step of the way.
So helpful for these novice travelers! We must single out the guides . . .
In Israel, Nicola Simmonds was amazing! Besides being very knowledgeable, she took every opportunity to provide for specific needs and requests to enhance the experience for our group members. She made “The Fifth Gospel” come to life in fascinating and creative ways, and worked great with our leader to take good care of us. Her creativity, resourcefulness, personable manner, humor, and seemingly endless wealth of information communicated in clear and interesting ways . . . all contributed to delightful days and a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Mark had met her in the past and specifically requested her as “the best” - he was right!
The only down side is that Nicola may have spoiled us for any future international tours, as it’s hard to imagine anyone topping her!
Though we spent much less time in Jordan, we were equally delighted with Osama Zyoud.
Also extremely knowledgeable, helpful, kind, and accommodating - he made Jordan and its culture come alive to us.
Our only regret was that our time with him was short, so we couldn’t hear more of his amazing educational talks and stories.
Both guides are exceptional resources for your Holy Land tour business.
Please send them our thanks, and our high recommendations for future groups. They were great!"
Thank you and Shalom, Tel & Donna, Willow Glen Bible Church, Campbell CA
"My family had the pleasure of touring Israel with you in November of 2018. We were part of a larger tour group from San Jose, CA. You handled yourself with a high degree of professionalism and patience. Your caring heart was evident on several occasions and you navigated the differing needs of the group that manifested. You care greatly about the people for whom you serve. We found your demeanor to be calm, reassuring, and compassionate. We appreciated your sense of humor, your willingness to answer many questions, and the passion you conveyed as you described the nation and history of your people. I cannot imagine there is a more affable and approachable person leading tours in Israel. I would highly recommend you for any group of any size."
Passenger, GateWay City Church, San Jose CA
" I just returned a week ago from a FABULOUS tour of Italy put together by International Christian Journeys. It was my first time in Italy and I loved the two-week experience immensely. We started off in Rome and then visited so many beautiful sites first in the southern half of Italy and later we took on the northern half, all the way up to Lake Maggiore. Each day was PACKED with multiple interesting sites, many of which I had heard about and seen photos of, but never imagined just how spectacular each site would be. In addition, there was a nice mix of allocated free time for a bit of shopping in some locations but not so much that it took away from the tour itself. It truly was a trip of a lifetime for me and now I am eager to take another tour with this same company and tour directors. The package price was well worth it and we even took advantage of a few optional experiences that became available while on the tour. I especially appreciated the kindness of the tour directors in accommodating my needs after I developed sciatica while on the trip and walking became painful. Because of their help, I was still able to enjoy the entire trip and fully participate with walking in spite of my leg pain. Really, I can't recommend this company highly enough. They are awesome!" Elizabeth, Fremont CA
" I went on a hymn writer tour with ICJ that was beyond my hopes and expectations! The guide was fantastic, the schedule was good and the extras, such as London theater and Welsh Men's choir were excellent. This was probably the best tour I've been on. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in the UK, history, or church music." Nancy, Mount Hermon, Santa Maria CA
"ICJ put together a one-of-a-kind tour of British hymn writers and locations where they wrote and ministered in England and Wales. It was fascinating, well thought out, and we got way more for our money than ever expected. They have great contacts in Great Britain." David, Mount Hermon Felton CA
"International Christian Journeys served us well. Trips were well-organized, comfortable, safe, and spiritually impactful.
ICJ delivered what they said they would and more."
John Merritt, Senior Pastor, CrossWinds Church, Dublin, CA
"My husband and I had a fantastic trip to the Holy Land with this organization. Our Israeli tour guide was beyond words. His knowledge of the Old Testament put us to shame and his overall historic knowledge of Israel and the world was overwhelming. We always felt safe and cared for. Our buses, hotels, tours were all first class. I hope that we are able to take another tour with this company in the near future."
Marie, Peninsula Covenant Church, Redwood City CA