The Inspiration Healthy Traveling Experience Read Now
TOLL FREE 800 247 1899
RESOURCES   BLOG   
800 247 1899
Featured Video Testimonials - Click To Play
 

Select A Story

Use the menus below to sort and filter stories and comments from Inspiration ministries and passengers. Not every drop-down needs a selection. Just fill in what you are interested in.

Destination
Ministry Name
What is your story/comment about?
Mary & Jesse Samudio
San Antonio, Texas
I had to share what a great experience I had today dealing with Inspiration Tours and UpWords Ministry. I had a concern about our upcoming trip that was handled quickly, expertly, and with care and concern by everyone involved. Our most sincere thanks to Shellie and Kelly at Inspiration, and to Cheryl at UpWords. We were very blessed by each of you today. Thank you! May God continue to bless each of you, as you have been a blessing to us.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
I had to share what a great experience I had today dealing with Inspiration Tours and UpWords Ministry. I had a concern about our upcoming trip that was handled quickly, expertly, and with care and concern by everyone involved. Our most sincere thanks to Shellie and Kelly at Inspiration, and to Cheryl at Upwords. We were very blessed by each of you today. Thank you! May God continue to bless each of you, as you have been a blessing to us. In His love, Mary and Jesse
Bob B.
Bakersfield, CA
No longer will I read biblical accounts without recalling my own footsteps while visiting the Holy Land...
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
Perspective! That’s what changed when my wife and I traveled to Israel. Looking at a map vs. actually visiting biblical sights just won’t compare. Seeing the locations firsthand where the Bible describes the events that have changed recorded history is life changing. No longer will I read biblical accounts without recalling my own footsteps while visiting the Holy Land and knowing the exact terrain and proximity to other landmarks allowing me to better understand the Word of God that much clearer. Perspective…mine has changed.
Gwen Hashimura
We were loved on extravagantly.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
The Israel tour is more than they say it will be. We were loved on extravagantly. We learned so much and have been blessed abundantly. The teaching is so rich & life transforming! You need to go on this tour, it is life transforming.
Gilda Coombs
San Diego, California
This was my first experience with a tour and I must say it was an amazing experience! Everything was so well organized! I always knew what was happening and felt very relaxed and comfortable the entire trip. I will highly recommend Inspiration to all my family and friends!
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
This was my first experience with a tour and I must say it was an amazing experience! Everything was so well organized! I always knew what was happening and felt very relaxed and comfortable the entire trip. I will highly recommend Inspiration to all my family and friends! I would even consider going on ANY tour they are associated with. Thank you Inspiration staff for all your hard work and constant support! God Bless you!
Muriel Siegenthaler
Oklahoma
The Israel trip was above and beyond what I expected. I didn't realize how much spiritual feeding I would receive.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
The Israel trip was above and beyond what I expected. I didn't realize how much spiritual feeding I would receive.
Erika Smith
El Salvador
I’ve never been farther than the states or central America by myself, so Israel was like a big thing for me and [Inspiration] made it really comfortable and it was really easy to get to.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
[Inspiration] managed the whole thing and organized the whole trip was really great because from day one they were really professional and really organized. I received my package like a week after I purchased it. I’ve never been farther than the states or central America by myself, so Israel was like a big thing for me and they made it really comfortable and it was really easy to get to. The hotels were really organized, everything was really great, the tour buses were awesome and the guides. It was a really good experience. Some of the things they did to make it comfortable was explaining every detail, like the instructions on the package were awesome. They also gave us a book to read before going to Israel so they prepared us for the things that we should expect, what to pack, what would be the things that we would be encountering along the way so that was something that was really a big benefit. I made a lot of great friends in Israel that believe the same thing and when we got back and showed them all the pictures and all the places we went and how organized it was and how professional they were they were actually excited for next year. In a way they make you feel like you are in a little bubble. You’re part of a class and you feel comfortable. They actually did a good job making my nametags and also different tags for your bags, so they kept everything really organized with the lists. For me personally what made this trip so special was that it was unplanned—it was spontaneous. I think a lot of people sometimes like to plan everything in their life and live by a schedule or just live by expectations, but this was something that just came up…and I just kinda was brave enough to buy the ticket with the money I had saved. Not knowing where I was going, who I was going with, I wasn’t part of a church or anything—I actually just got myself out there. Just walking where Jesus walked is awesome. It was a great experience that you don’t get to enjoy every day.
Brian & Cheryl J.
Sydney Australia
We were so blessed by you all at Inspiration Cruises and have not stopped sharing our experience and letting people know about you. We would love to travel with you again. We continue to be amazed how smooth everything went and how much we were able to see in such a short time as well as the value for money of the trip.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
We want to say how greatly blessed we were by the tour to Israel with Max Lucado. Thank you for all the work you all did at Inspiration Cruises & Tours to make the trip such a memorable time for us. We were constantly amazed how smoothly the organization of the tour went as there was never crowding at the sites or a “hick up” with the arrangements. Thank you for all the fun, meals and exciting things we were able to see. During the trip Max Lucado gave us some amazing teaching that helped to bring the bible alive. I said to Max that I would love to hear the teachings again and again and you made them available to us. We were so blessed by you all at Inspiration Cruises and have not stopped sharing our experience and letting people know about you. We would love to travel with you again. Please keep us on your mailing list and use us for a reference when you need a satisfied traveller. We continue to be amazed how smooth everything went and how much we were able to see in such a short time as well as the value for money of the trip.
Deborah W.
Converse, Indiana
It doesn't get any better than this
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
"Oh how I love this man - Chuck Swindoll and his wife of 63 years, Cynthia! Not only are we getting an Amazing tour and Bible teachers... Our hearts are so full. It doesn't get any better than this, Until Heaven!!"
Tara Roberts
Vancouver, WA
It wasn’t just a tour, it wasn’t a vacation, it was an experience where Jesus loved me so much [that] He wanted to show me where He was born and where He grew up and where He taught and where His friends were and where miracles happened and I got to see all of that and He kept on showing me all these things. I was able to delight in His life in a very intimate way.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
[My husband and I] both wanted to pursue God more than just a nominal Christian life; we wanted more. I knew that I wanted to go to Israel and had been invited by different parties but I was waiting for just the right one and it came along when I decided to go to Philadelphia to see Joel Rosenberg. We had planned [to see Israel] for the next year—bought tickets for myself, my husband Jeff and my daughter Savannah 11 years old—and we went on a trip of a lifetime. It wasn’t just a tour, it wasn’t a vacation, it was an experience where Jesus loved me so much [that] He wanted to show me where He was born and where He grew up and where He taught and where His friends were and where miracles happened and I got to see all of that and He kept on showing me all these things. I was able to delight in His life in a very intimate way. I know there are many vacations people can go on, many places they can visit. Go to Europe and see history there [or] go to Hawaii and go surf—but ultimately if you’re a follower of Jesus Christ and you have the opportunity and the Lord calls you to it to see His intimate life and how He grew up and how He died for you and where He died for you and where He rose for you and where He’s going to come back again for you, [then] I hugely recommend this opportunity. And I hope to see you there because I will return.
Michael Wise
Inver Grove Heights, MN
The sorts of problems we've had in the past with other tour organizers don't happen with Inspiration. Things don't fall through the cracks, plans are complete down to the smallest details, people are available to deal with the little issues like missing luggage and lost passports. The spiritual element is always foremost.
TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WITH INSPIRATION:
Once again Inspiration Tours and Dave Peterson provided an excellent travel experience for our group. The sorts of problems we've had in the past with other tour organizers don't happen with Inspiration. Things don't fall through the cracks, plans are complete down to the smallest details, people are available to deal with the little issues like missing luggage and lost passports. The spiritual element is always foremost. The guides are generally the best, and truly enhance the travel experience for pilgrim travelers such as ours. Airport connections, so critical to a good experience, are handled with aplomb. Someone conversant with the airport and its language(s) is on hand to meet and guide the travelers, and to see them to the airport and on to their plane without a hitch on the way home. People don't miss connecting flights because sufficient margins are calculated. Hotels and food are excellent without exception. We will continue to work with Inspiration Tours for as long as we have people who want to travel with us. We've already used them for nearly ten years and as many tours. They are the best we've ever found!
Share Your Story How was your trip? The world wants to know. All posts will be reviewed before posting, and no personal information (besides your name) will be shared. View Pastor Videos