Under Subscribed Journeys

Here is a list of the undersubscribed exchanges posted at this this time.

Discover Italy & Hungary

Journey #24291 September 1-13, 2024
13-Day Post-Festival Tour

Sept 1, 2024 – Day 1
Meet at the cruise port and check in to the Rome hotel
Sept 2, 2024 – Day 2
Morning: sightseeing in Rome by bus visiting Capitol, Forum
Romanum, Victor Emanuel II. Memorial, Piazza Navona etc.
Afternoon: Santa Maria Maggiore Cathedral, San Pietro in
Vincoli Church, Colosseum etc.
Lunch and dinner in restaurants
Sept 3, 2024 – Day 3
Morning: the Vatican
Afternoon: Popolo Square, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain
Lunch and dinner in restaurants
Sept 4, 2024 – Day 4
Leaving Rome and travelling to Florence by bus
Afternoon: Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Santa Croce
Church etc.
Lunch and dinner in restaurants
Sept 5, 2024 – Day 5
Leaving Florence and travelling to Cinque Terre (Monterosso, Vernazza, Riomaggiore etc.) by train & boat
Lunch and dinner in restaurants
Sept 6, 2024 – Day 6
Travelling to Venice by bus
Afternoon: Visiting the city center of Venice
Lunch and dinner in restaurants
Sept 7, 2024 – Day 7
Sightseeing in Venice: Ducal Palace, Canale Grande by boat
Lunch and dinner in restaurants
Sept 8, 2024 – Day 8
Travelling to Budapest by bus with a stop in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lunch and dinner in restaurants
Sept 9, 2024 – Day 9
Morning: Parliament Building and the Holocaust Memorial on the bank of the Danube
Afternoon: Walking in the city center of Pest
Lunch in a restaurant
River cruise with gourmet dinner and folk-dance program
Sept 10, 2024 – Day 10
Morning: Castle District with Matthias Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion in Buda
Afternoon: Andrássy Boulevard and Heroes’ Square
Lunch and dinner in restaurants
Sept 11, 2024 – Day 11
Travelling to Székesfehérvár by bus
Memento Park and a sightseeing tour in Székesfehérvár, which is the hometown of the
Journey Coordinator (President FF Székesfehérvár )
Lunch in a restaurant
Dinner with dinner hosts from FF Székesfehérvár
Sept 12, 2024 – Day 12
Visiting the Market Hall and walking in Váci Street
Lunch in a restaurant
Afternoon & evening: Free
Sept 13, 2024 – Day 13
Departure day: Saying farewell to Budapest

Hotel accommodation (4-star hotels):
3 nights in Rome
1 night in Florence
1 night in Cinque Terre
2 nights in Venice
5 nights in Budapest
Price: USD 3300 per person for a group size of 20. This is an estimate. The exact price will be available in February 2024.
This includes FFI fees, hotel accommodation in twin rooms with full board, English-speaking tour guide and great quality coach.

Mobility requirements: The journey involves walking (sometimes for several hours), but it will be moderate most of the time.
For more information, please contact the Journey Coordinator:
Krisztina Balogh, kriszta.b70@gmail.com
Application forms for this journey will be available in the catalog/ Journey Marketplace soon.
For information email: kriszta.b70@gmail.com

Join FF Toronto Journey to Peru – August 23 – September 4, 2024 (Full description)

Journey Number 24009, Ambassador Coordinator – Deanna Groetzinger (dfgroetzinger@gmail.com)

Journey to Nor Peru (Trujillo) – August 23-30; Short stay journey to Lima – August 30-September 4.

Please contact Deanna if you are interested and need more information. If you are ready to apply, please complete the Ambassador Application and Agreement Form and send it to dfgroetzinger@gmail.com  You can use the online form found here: 2024 Ambassador Application and Agreement for Any Journey (google.com) or the fillable PDF form found here: *2024 Ambassador Application and Agreement fillable – Google Docs  In either case, the completed form needs to be sent to Deanna Groetzinger.

Please note, it is not necessary for you to provide your passport number and expiry date on the form, if you do not wish to do so at this point. That information, as well as travel insurance details, will need to be provided to the Ambassador Coordinator later.

Journey dates

·        August 23 – FF Toronto arrives in Trujillo for our journey with FF Nor Peru

·        August 30 – FF Toronto arrives in Lima for our short stay journey with FF Lima

·        September 4 – official FF journey concludes. 

Various costs

Program cost – The estimated cost for the entire program will be approximately $675 Cdn (Nor Peru $430 Cdn – Lima $245 Cdn).

FF Toronto charges – FF Toronto charges a non-refundable club administrative fee of $35 Cdn and a deposit of $100 Cdn.  If the trip does not go ahead, the $100 will be refunded. The deposit will not be refunded for withdrawals except under certain circumstances. Information about paying these fees will be provided by the journey treasurer.

FF International charges – In addition, $25 US /for each program day/Ambassador must be paid directly to FFI through the my.friendshipforce.org member portal.

Journey program highlights

FF Nor Peru – Located in the northern coastal city of Trujillo, the program will include:

·        Visits to Huanchaco Beach and archeological site Chan Chan;

·        Seeing reed boats (caballitos de totora) and discovering traditional handicrafts;

·        Dance parties and lessons, sampling regional food, evening karaoke.

FF Lima – Based in the capital city also on the Pacific Coast, the program will include:

·        Exploring the historic Centre of Lima to view colonial architecture;

·        Walking along the ocean and port;

·        Sampling typical food of Lima and discovering Peruvian culture.

Exploring Peru

Several of the FF Toronto members are interested in additional travel and are exploring various options which will be shared. FYI, Latam airlines (Delta partner) is the most economical flight from Canada to Lima to Trujillo.


May 24-May 31, 2024
 Journey 24350
4 spaces available
Estimated costs to Ottawa club for itinerary $315 CDN
Itinerary, visit to Parliament, visit to Indigenous farm, visit to RCMP stables with opportunity to see a dress rehearsal of the Musical Ride, visit to the Great Glebe garage sale
Barb Smith: smithouse1@sympatico.ca
Journey Coordinator Ottawa


Our upcoming inbound journey from the Isle Of Wight (#2431)  is undersubscribed. 

Journey number –    #2431
Dates –  June 10 – 17, 2024
Spaces available  – 2
Costs –   $ 250.00  +  FFI fee
Journey highlights:

Sculpture forest – a local hike with beautiful sculptures throughout

Wolf Center – an educational museum and visit to a wolf pack in a natural setting

Car rally – a tour by car to see the highlights of our beautiful area

Tour of our village led by a representative from our local community museum

Tour of our lakes by boat

Contact person :  Judy Neimann,  Journey Coordinator,  905 718 4353,   judyneimann42@hotmail.com


Our upcoming inbound journey from the UK Isle Of Wight (#2431 – just following their exchange to Haliburton Highlands) is undersubscribed. 

Journey number –  #2431
Dates –  June 17 – 21, 2024
Spaces available  – 2
Costs –   approx $ 260.00  +  FFI fee
Journey highlights:

Private 3-hour air conditioned minibus guided tour of Montréal (stops include spectacular Kondironk lookout, unique The Ring and bustling Jean Talon Market) – free afternoon.

Biodome (experience 5 ecosystems with exotic plants and animals) and Jardin botanique

Private walking guided tour of Old Montréal (where past meets present – stops include stunning Notre-Dame Basilica and Marché Bonsecour)

Historic Fort Chambly and Maison des peuples autochtones to discover how they lived then.

Farewell Potluck dinner

Contact person :  René Bourassa,  Journey Coordinator,  450 748-2179,   renebourassa16@gmail.com