CATHOLIC SENIORS PILGRIMAGES 2019

ITALY - 11 DAY PILGRIMAGE

PILGRIMAGE FEATURES:

  • Roundtrip air transportation from JFK/LAX (Taxes and fuel surcharges included)
  • Land Transportation via Private, Deluxe Motorcoach
  • Four Star Hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner everyday except dinner on Day 10. Pizza cooking class and dinner at local restaurant on Day 10. 
  • Daily Masses
  • Professional, English speaking guides. Tips to guides included. 
  • Entrance fees to all sites on itinerary (Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel additional supplement- on Registration form)

DATES TBC

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 Pilgrims outside the Vatican

Pilgrims outside the Vatican

 Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome

Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome

 Visit Assisi on this 11 Day Pilgrimage

Visit Assisi on this 11 Day Pilgrimage

ROME POPE - OCTOBER 2013- Pope Francis on audience, greeting the crowds in St Peter's Square, the Vatican, 30th October 2013.jpg

Itinerary

DAY 01: UNITED STATES / DEPARTURE. We gather at the airport 3 hours prior to departure to check-in and organize our group. We board our plane and depart for Europe. Meal and snacks will be served on board flight.

DAY 02: ROME / ARRIVAL. We arrive at Rome’s FCO Airport and are met by our English-speaking Tour Escort. Then we transfer by private motor coach to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 03: ROME / MONTECASSINO / NAPOLI. We enjoy breakfast. We then depart Rome to Montecassino, where St. Benedict founded his Abbey in 529. Time to visit it with our Tour Escort. After visiting Montecassino, we make our way to Napoli. We arrive at the hotel to check-in for dinner and overnight.

DAY 04: NAPOLI. We enjoy a hearty breakfast in the morning. Afterwards, we take on a half-day panoramic city tour (with local guide) of the city, including: Piazza del Municipio, Castel Nuovo, Galleria Umberto I, San Francesco di Paolo Church and the Cathedral, among other important places. This afternoon is at leisure for personal activities. Possibility of participating in a wine tasting experience (not included in the price). Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 05: NAPOLI / LANCIANO. After breakfast, we depart to Lanciano to visit the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle. Time at leisure. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 06: LANCIANO / ASSISI. We enjoy another hearty breakfast then depart Lanciano to Assisi. We arrive and visit, with our Tour Escort, the Santa Maria degli Angeli Basilica including its "Portiuncola". We transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 07: ASSISI. After breakfast this morning, we dedicate our time to the visit (with local guide) this beautiful medieval city, including the Basilicas of St. Clare and St. Francis, with the Tomb of the Saint. We enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before we return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.

DAY 08: ASSISI / COLLEVALENZA / ROME. We depart Assisi to Rome after breakfast. On the way we stop in Collevalenza to visit the Sanctuary where Mother Speranza is kept (with our Tour Escort). Upon arrival in Rome, we transfer to our hotel for check-in, dinner, and then overnight.

DAY 09: ROME. We enjoy breakfast before starting our day. This morning is dedicated to the visit of the Vatican. We begin with a half-day visit (with local guide) of St. Peter's Basilica and Square, with the possibility of visiting the Vatican Museums with the Sistine Chapel. This afternoon is taken at leisure in the city center for personal visits and activities. We dine and overnight at our hotel.

DAY 10: ROME. In the morning, enjoy breakfast before we visit (with local guide) the Basilicas of St. Mary Major and St. John Lateran with the Holy Stairs. We enjoy some time at leisure. This night we enjoy dinner with pizza cooking class at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we retire to our hotel for a good night’s rest before our departure the next day.

DAY 11: ROME / DEPARTURE. We enjoy a light breakfast this morning. We then transfer to the airport for our flight home. The end to a most memorable Pilgrimage in Italy!

 Sun sets over the Basílica of Assisi

Sun sets over the Basílica of Assisi