What an honor and privilege it was for members of my adult choir and I to be a part of the trip to Italy with Phil Barfoot and Celebration Concert Tours from July 6-16, 2016. Phil, Sheri and their great staff, Aaron and Preston were professional, organized and thorough. From the moment of initial contact to the final wave goodbye at the airport, all details were covered with prayer and handled with first class attention. Our accommodations for travel and lodging were well planned and implemented. Our hotels were beautiful, four star facilities where we were able to rest comfortably. Tours buses were modern, comfortable, and the drivers were courteous and always punctual!
The ten day tour of Italy was incredible. The three tour guides that Celebration Concert Tours booked were outstanding. They stayed with our group at each hotel and were available around the clock to ensure our needs were met. The guides were not only knowledgeable about every location we visited, but their personalities were friendly, outgoing, humorous and endearing. Who knew culture, history and geography could be so entertaining! The tours of each locale were informative and the sights were breathtaking!
FBC Prattville joined five additional churches from three other states to form a mass choir for this Best of Italy tour. It was a treat to join voices together in praise to our Lord and Savior. We sang a total of five concerts in some of the most beautiful cathedrals in all of Italy. Each and every concert was truly a time of worship as God used these six churches to touch the hearts of people in every audience. God made it abundantly clear that Italy is hungry for the gospel, and we were able to share the love of Christ through song and testimony everywhere we went!
Although each minister of music directed a portion of the worship concerts, Phil Barfoot was the spiritual leader of this trip. Phil led us in uplifting times of prayer and praise as we prepared our hearts for worship each evening. I appreciated how Phil emphasized the spiritual and eternal purpose of our trip. The concerts and times of worship were truly the highlights of our eleven day trip, with the excursions and spectacular sights serving as icing on the Italian cake!
The Best of Italy was the fourth trip my church and I have taken with the Barfoots and Celebration Concert Tours. I hope it won’t be the last. This awesome company was a pleasure to work with on a daily basis. Filled with boundless energy, kindness, enthusiasm, patience, and the love of Jesus, the Barfoots and staff worked around the clock to ensure the needs and concerns of all tour goers were met. My church members still rave about the marvelous time they had in Italy. The Barfoots and Celebration Concert Tours certainly made this trip the best of Italy down to the last detail!
Without reservation, I wholeheartedly recommend that you call Phil Barfoot and book a trip with Celebration Concert Tours!