About

Your Journey Begins with Friendship Tours

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With each day comes a new sunrise and a new opportunity. When designing our logo several years ago, it was no accident that we picked a rising sun and an endless road. These are symbols of our optimism of the joys of travel you will experience as your journey begins with Friendship Tours.

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Our journey began 40+ years ago in 1977 when Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop was founded by Lois Isaacson, affectionately nicknamed “Hi-Lo.” For “Hi-Lo,” when a life altering journey began as a young adult on a trip through Europe with her Girl Scout troop.

Not only did she discover her love for travel, but developed life-long friendships through a shared travel experience.


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Our goal continues to be to provide superior trips that enhance the lives of our customers.


Friendship Tours / The Ship Shop
has an exceptional team of dedicated professionals. Our staff, many of whom were hand mentored by Hi-Lo is second to none! It is our staff experience that sets us apart - with over 190 combined years of travel planning experience. We like to say that once you experience a Friendship Tours trip, you are part of our “Friendship Family.”



We look forward to having you on the road with us soon!

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