Spiritual Italy

    Your stay includes

    • Return economy class flight
    • 4 nights’ accommodation in Rome at Hotel Pineta Palace or similar
    • 1 night accommodation in San Giovanni Rotondo at Hotel Parco Delle Rose or similar
    • 4 nights’ accommodation in Assisi Area at Hotel Casa Leonori or similar
    • Buffet breakfasts daily, 4 dinners
    • Sightseeings as per the Itinerary
    • Return airport transfers on SIC basis

    Tour Highlights

    • ROME: Papal audience in the Vatican (subject to availability), visit the four Major Basilicas of Rome, and the Papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.
    • PIETRELCINA and SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO : Follow in the footsteps of St. Pio
    • MONTE SANT’ANGELO : Visit the Shrine
    • LANCIANO and LORETO : Visit the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle and the Holy House
    • ASSISI : Familiarize yourself with the life of St. Francis
    • CASCIA: Visit the Sanctuary


    Mass Services

    Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Assisi
    Headsets throughout the tour.

    Your itinerary

    Day1

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    Arrive In Rome, Italy

    Welcome to Italy! Check into your hotel, with rest of the day free to explore on your own. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers, and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. Later this evening, a welcome dinner awaits at your hotel.

    Includes dinner

    Day2

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    Rome

    This morning, attend the PAPAL AUDIENCE (subject to availability) for the chance to see the Pope and receive the Papal Blessing. Later, with a Local Guide visit ST. PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS, burial place of St. Paul the Apostle and one of Rome’s four major Papal basilicas, along with ST. JOHN LATERAN BASILICA, built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century. Next, visit the Papal sanctuary of the SCALA SANCTA (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, Emperor Constantine’s mother. These 28 marble steps are traditionally ascended in a kneeling position with a prayer recital dedicated to Jesus Christ. Then, visit the impressive ST. MARY MAJOR BASILICA and attend Mass.

    Includes breakfast

    Day3

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    Rome. Excursion To Castel Gandolfo

    A different, quite unique experience is offered today. We will take an included excursion to Castel Gandolfo, a quaint village in the hills outside Rome, to visit the PAPAL SUMMER RESIDENCE and GARDENS with a Local Guide. Visit the rooms that have been occupied by many popes over the centuries and enjoy the opportunity to reflect and meditate in quiet and relaxing surroundings. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Rome or join the optional excursion to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world famous for Michelangelo’s impressive fresco of The Last Judgment.

    Includes breakfast

    Day4

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    Rome–Pietrelcina–San Giovanni Rotondo

    Before leaving the capital city of Italy, step back in time with the help of a Local Guide and experience the power and beauty of Imperial Rome on the included orientation. On your way south, stop in quaint Pietrelcina, birthplace of the beloved St. Pio, before heading towards San Giovanni Rotondo on the east coast, the Saint’s home from 1916 until his death in 1968.

    Includes breakfastIncludes dinner

    Day5

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    San Giovanni Rotondo. Excursion To Monte Sant’Angelo

    Attend Mass Mass this morning at SANTA MARIA DELLE GRAZIE (Old Church), then visit the FRIARY of Padre Pio, including his tomb, cell, confessional, and the PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE CHURCH (New Church). Afterwards, take a short drive to the nearby SHRINE OF MONTE SANT’ANGELO, one of Christendom’s most celebrated shrines, where St. Michael the Archangel appeared in 490, 492, and 1656.

    Includes breakfastIncludes dinner

    Day6

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    San Giovanni Rotondo–Lanciano–Loreto–Assisi Area

    Visit ST. FRANCIS’ church in Lanciano, home of the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, and attend morning Mass Mass. Continue to the LORETO SANCTUARY, including the HOLY HOUSE, where, according to tradition, angels transported the home of the blessed Virgin Mary. Arrive at the hilltop village of Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare.

    Includes breakfastIncludes dinner

    Day7

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    Assisi

    Today, learn more about St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Attend early morning Mass Mass at ST. FRANCIS BASILICA, famous for its 14th-century Giotto paintings depicting the life of St. Francis. Meet your Local Guide and visit the UPPER and LOWER BASILICAS of St. Francis and the BASILICA OF ST. CLARE, founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Next, visit the BASILICA of Santa Maria degli Angeli, situated at the foot of Assisi’s hills and protecting the Porziuncola, where St. Francis is said to have founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209, and the Cappella del Transito, where the saint died in 1226.

    Includes breakfast

    Day8

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    Assisi-Casia-Rome

    Travel to Cascia this morning, situated in Umbria and home of St. Rita, the “Patron Saint of Impossible Causes.” Visit the SANCTUARY and see the Major Basilica, the chapel that houses the tomb of St. Rita. Also, see the Minor Basilica, home of the Eucharistic Miracle that is commemorated each year with the Feast of Corpus Christi. Return to Rome for a final overnight stay.

    Includes breakfast

    Day9

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    Rome

    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    Includes breakfast

    Stay options

    Cost per person
    on triple sharing basis
    Cost per person
    on twin sharing basis
    Cost per person
    on single basis
    Cost per child with extra bed Cost per child
    without extra bed
    Cost per infant
    AED 9,699 AED 9,799 AED 10,999 AED 9,499 AED 8,899 AED 999

    Departure Dates

    Months Dates
    April 2019 23
    May 2019 21
    August 2019 6

    Cancellation Policy

    • Prior to 45 days or more : 10% of the holiday cost  is non-refundable + Full cancellation for non-refundable tickets
    • 44 and 31 days of departure: Non-refundable booking amount  + 25% of the holiday cost
    • 30 and 15 days of departure: Non-refundable booking amount  + 50% of the holiday cost
    • 14 and 10 days of departure: Non-refundable booking amount  + 75% of the holiday cost
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    • 10 days prior to departure 100% of the total amount will be deducted.
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      • Rates are subject to availability.
      • Above is just a quote, no booking made yet.
      • Cost of VISA and Travel Insurance are not included.
      • Peak season surcharges may apply on some dates.
      • Itinerary is subject to change / swap without any prior notice
      • There will not be any refund for any unutilised service or sightseeing
      • In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel.
      • Any meals and services unless mentioned in the itinerary are not include
      • You are fully responsible for verifying and obtaining the documents required for your trip and visa
      • Please Note: Standard Check In to the hotel is 1400/1500 hours & Check Out is always 1100/ 1200 Hours. Early Check in and late checkout is subject to availability
      • Fix Departure date, no amendment and changes possible.
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