Heavenly International Tours, Inc. Proudly presents ...

"Inspirational Tour of Italy"
Spiritual Tour

Led By The Following Clergy:
Pastors Michael Dudley, Tim Shrader, Carl Schimpf, and Father Edwin Kornath

  Melinda Meyers

With Special Guests

 William Henderson
and Darren Sharper

Scholar on board: Professor Mark Braun
Tour Escorts: Mike and Charlene Cherapinsky

DATES: March 6 - 15, 2001
PRICE: $ CALL per person in double
DEPOSIT DUE: $250.00 per person by September 15th, 2000
$300.00 more per person by December 1st, 2000
Note: We have extended the deposit due date to September 15th. If you are considering signing up for the tour we urge you to send your Registration Form and a deposit of $250.00 per person without delay. SPACE ON THIS TOUR IS LIMITED!!!

Join Heavenly International Tours and its special guests, William Henderson and Darren Sharper of the Green Bay Football team, on a most unique, inspirational and exciting tour of Italy. We extend our sincere invitation to you, your family and friends to join the tour. Together we will visit the breathtaking sights in Rome, The Vatican, Assisi, Florence, Venice, and Milan. Our tour will be accompanied by Clergy, Scholar, and experienced escorts that will attend to your needs.

Christian fellowship is the main ingredient that makes this tour the experience of a lifetime. This tour will offer you a blend of pilgrimage, fellowship, history and sightseeing. You will surely form new relationships which will last long after you return home

With such distinguished guests, prominent Clergy, knowledgeable scholar and experienced Tour Escorts, this tour will definitely be a great success!!!

See the Daily Itinerary below

See the Orientation Meeting Information below

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This tour will offer you a unique blend of pilgrimage, fellowship, history, art, and sightseeing. Together we'll visit the famous sights in Rome, Assisi, Florence, Venice, and Milan.

We request your assistance in offering this tour to your Pastor or Priest and to members of your church. We will be happy to visit your church and give a presentation about the tour if you find there is an interest. Please ask your Pastor or Priest to call us about the special incentives offered to Clergy.

  • We are pleased to offer a special reduction to persons that have traveled with Heavenly Tours before. If you have traveled with us once, we will deduct $50.00 from your invoice. If you have traveled with us twice, we will deduct $100.00 from your invoice. If you have traveled with us three times, we will deduct $150.00 from your invoice. And so on. Maximum benefit is $500.00. Please indicate if you have traveled with Heavenly Tours before at the specified space on the Registration Form.

  • Upon signing up for the tour we will sen your our "famous" Newsletters concerning the tour and invite you to attend out Travel Orientation meetings.

We thank your for your interest in our tour and look forward to traveling with you. Please do not hesitate to call Merle in our office for any further assistance.

- Elisha and Merle Ben-Yitzhak, Co-Owners.

Orientation Meeting Information

We are pleased to invite you to a special Orientation Meeting regarding the Inspirational Tour of Italy. Please join us at a location convenient for you. The meetings will provide you with details concerning the tour and the travel arrangements.

DATE: Saturday, September 23rd
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30 PM
PLACE: Best Western Midway Hotel at 780 Packer Drive, Green Bay

DATE: Saturday, October 6th
TIME: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
PLACE: Manchester East Hotel at 7065 North Port Washington Road, Milwaukee

PROGRAM (Same program for both locations):

  • Welcome by the President of Heavenly Tours
  • Introduction of Tour Leaders
  • Video presentation
  • Details about the tour
  • Questions & Answers
  • Coffee and tee will be served

Please call Heavenly International Tours to confirm your attendance at one of the above meetings at (262) 240-2244 or (800) 322-8622. We hope to see you at the Orientation Meetings and look forward to be traveling to Italy with you.

FINAL PAYMENT DUE: January 15, 2001

Tour Features Include:

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March 6 Tuesday

Today we depart for Italy from Chicago on Alitalia airlines. Enjoy superb in-flight service and meals on our flight across the Atlantic.

March 7 Wednesday

Arrive at Fuimicino airport. Board your private motorcoach and transfer to the "Eternal City" and capital of Italy, Rome. The home of the powerful Roman Empire, Rome has influenced art, architecture, literature, and government throughout the western world for more than 2,000 years. Lunch at your leisure. In the afternoon you will experience this rich history as a local guide takes you to important sights, including the Coliseum, Roman forum, Palatine Hill, Piazza Venezia, and Trevi Fountain. Return to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight - Rome (B,D)

March 8 Thursday

Breakfast in hotel. No trip to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Vatican, a state and city all in one. Our guide will provide a full day tour including the Vatican Museum with its vast collection of treasures. Enter the Sistine Chapel to view Michaelangelo's famous ceiling and the Last Judgement. Continue for a visit to St. Peter's Cathedral, St. Mary Major and St. John Cathedrals, Ancient Appian Way and the Catacombs. Enjoy lunch at your own leisure.
Dinner and overnight - Rome (B,D)

March 9 Friday
Rome / Assisi

Breakfast in hotel. After breakfast, we depart for the hill-top town of Assisi, the home of beloved St. Francis, founder of the Franciscan order. Check into your hotel. Lunch at your own leisure. In the afternoon an escorted tour of the town featuring the famous St. Francis Cathedral and Santa Chiara Church. The rest of the day is free time. In the evening, enjoy fellowship with songs and worship.
Dinner and overnight - Assisi (B,D)

March 10 Saturday
Assisi / Florence

Breakfast in hotel. Travel to Florence, set in the pastoral Italian countryside. Called the "Birthplace of the Renaissance" for the art and architecture that flourished here between the 13th and 16th centuries, Florence is a delight for art lovers. Check in at your hotel. Lunch at your own leisure. Int he afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Florence, including Brunelleschi's Dome, Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, Giotto's Belltower, Ponte Vecchio and Signoria Square with its sculptures and sidewalk cafes. Stroll past the magnificent bronze doors of the Baptistery. The artist Ghiberti took mroe than 20 years to create two sets of these bronze doors which Michaelangelo declared to be the "Gates of Paradise". If you wish to stop, Florentine arts and crafts are known for their high quality and the many shops are a delight to browse through.
Dinner and overnight - Florence (B,D)

March 11 Sunday

Breakfast in hotel. This morning we will have a tour of the famous Uffizi Gallery, the finest collection of Renaissance paintings in the world. Lunch and afternoon at your own leisure. Explore on your own the masterpieces of the Pitti Palace, Michelangelo's marble creations in the Medici Chapels, or stroll across the famous Ponte Vecchio, or enjoy the restful contemplation in the beautiful Boboli Gardens. The list of inspiring sights and activities is endless, and most of these sights are fairly close and easy to get to... Enjoy!! In the evening, enjoy fellowship with songs and worship.
Dinenr and overnight - Florence (B,D)

March 12 Monday
Florence / Ravenna / Venice

Professor Mark Braun
Scholar on Board

Dr. Mark Braun has hosted tours for Heavenly International Tours for the past ten years. He has taken students, pastors, church leaders, and interested continuing learners to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Italy, Greece, Spain, Morocco, and Malta, and he has traveled to other parts of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

He has taught courses in Old and New Testament history, the Intertestamental Period, and American and world religions. He has studied Israelite, Greek, and Roman archaeology, and has lectured on the Dead Sea Scrolls and on life in first century Palestine.

Dr. Braun earned two masters degrees from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin, and a Ph.D. in historical theology from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.

Breakfast in hotel. After breakfast, we drive across the Apennines and arrive to Ravenna, an ancient capital of the Roman Empire. Here you admire the most extensive Byzantine mosaics in the world, an art in evidence at the dawn of the Middle Ages. Enjoy lunch at a typical local restaurant. In the afternoon, we arrive to Venice Mestre, a fascinating city built on dozens of islands and among the most popular tourist attractions in the world. Check into your hotel. In the evening, free time at your leisure. You may want to enjoy the many sidewalk cafes or take a romantic Gondola ride through the canals of Venice.

Dinner and overnight - Venice (B,L,D)

March 13 Tuesday

Breakfast in hotel. Venice has attracted the finest painters, architects and craftsmen in the world for over 400 years. Depart to Venice Pazzale Roma. With the assistance of a private motorcoach, we transfer to St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), where we have a morning city tour featuring St Mark's Cathedral, Bridge of Sighs and Rialto. Lunch and afternoon at your own leisure. You may explore the narrow alleys with shops famous for Venetian glass or lace and experience the unique atmosphere that makes Venice one of the most attractive cities in Europe. In the late afternoon, we transfer back to Piazzale Roma and then to our hotel.
Dinner and overnight - Venice (B,D)

March 14 Wednesday
Venice / Milan

Breakfast in hotel. This morning we transfer to the airport for our flight to Milan. Arrive Milan at Malpensa airport and transfer to your hotel. Lunch at your own leisure. In the afternoon we will have a walking tour of the famous fashion section of Milan. Milan, located in the heart of northern Italy, is a dynamic city known for its industry, fashion, art and opera. We will meet our guide near the Plaza Hotel and walk through Duomo Square to the shopping area which is located behind the Dome. Explore the area, famous for Italian fashion, leather goods and footwear. In the evening, enjoy a special Farewell Dinner.
Dinner and overnight - Milan (B,D)

March 15 Thursday
Milan / USA

Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to Malpensa airport for our return flight to the United States. (B)

...Welcome home with Fond Memories....
Thank you for joining the tour.

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