Explore a variety of cultures on this multi-week Journey through Europe with three host clubs, each in a different country! This Journey is perfectly framed around the World Conference, so ambassadors have the perfect opportunity to participate in both for an enhanced Friendship Force experience!
Home hospitality provided by the Friendship Force clubs of Riga, Leuven, and County Durham.
Live With a Local
- This Journey gives us an opportunity to seek to overcome differences among people and nations.
- FF Sydney ambassadors will provide typical Australian type of songs and/or poetry.
- Battlefields Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is the resting place of 12,000 of the Commonwealth Soldiers
- Flanders Field Museum
- A boat trip on the canals
- A tour of the Lakes District
- A visit to Whitby, a very old fishing town where Captain Cook sailed from
- A tour of medieval castle
Our Journey was very well organized, we were able to meet wonderful dedicated people who went beyond their duty. We found the experience of living in a Belgium community interesting with very accommodating warm hosts. A highlight for the week was the day trip to Flanders Field, with the well informed guide. - Ambassador Coordinator from Canada
Riga, Latvia, Leuven, Belgium and County Durham, UK
28 Days / 27 Nights Program and Itinerary:
August 7, 2017 – September 4, 2017
Coordinator: Rhonda Wilson, FF Sydney
All Friendship Force Itineraries are subject to change.
August 7 to 13 - Riga, Latvia
Riga, Latvia’s capital is set on the Baltic Sea at the mouth of the river Daugava. It is considered by many to be a cultural centre and is home to a number of museums and concert halls. A tapestry of sea, lakes and woods, Latvia is best described as a vast unspoiled parkland.
August 14 to 21 - Leuven, Belgium
Leuven is a dynamic and thriving city of about 95,000 inhabitants in Belgium. In general, Leuven has everything to appeal to both young and old with its stunning historical sites. Some highlights of this journey are a bus tour to Battlefields Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is the resting place of 12,000 of the Commonwealth Soldiers, Flanders Field Museum, a boat trip on the canals, and some of the city’s small pubs, to name a few.
August 28 to September 4 - County Durham, UK
County Durham’s portion of this Journey begins on August 28, after the World Conference. County Durham is a mining, farming, and heritage area. There will be a varied program including a tour of the Lakes District, a visit to Whitby, a very old fishing town where Captain Cook sailed from, a tour of medieval castle and much more.
$1130 USDPrice Includes: FFI Ambassador Fees and Club Host Program Fees are included. International and domestic airfare is NOT included in this price.
Know before you go
- The County Durham portion of the Journey begins after the World Conference.
Friendship Force International provides opportunities to explore new countries and cultures from the inside by bringing people together at the personal level. Through the signature program of home hospitality, local hosts welcome international visitors into their culture, sharing with them meals, conversation, and the best sights and experiences of their region.