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Spiritual Highlights of Italy - FaithBased Travel (53002020)

Code: 5300-2020

A 9-Day Cosmos Tours tour starting from $1,399.00

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2020-04-27 2020-05-06 1,499.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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2020-05-20 2020-05-29 1,499.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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2020-06-08 2020-06-17 1,499.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-07-20 2020-07-29 1,429.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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2020-08-17 2020-08-26 1,429.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-08-31 2020-09-09 1,499.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
2020-09-07 2020-09-16 1,499.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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2020-09-18 2020-09-27 1,499.00 Get A Quote Lowest Price  
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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.


Cosmos Disclaimer - Indicates that this departure and vacation is available for 2018 early booking. All tours will be open for 2018 bookings in the Fall of 2016. Vacation upgrades and/or additions will not be available for early booking, as well as, any extra pre- or post-night pricing until the Fall of 2017. With the exception of Journeys Club discounts, future travel promotions are not applicable and are not retroactive on early bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Applies to new 2018 bookings only. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Italy

Cities Visited:

See Description


Sightseeing Highlights

City Highlights
ROME
Papal audience in the Vatican (subject to availability), visit the four Major Basilicas of Rome, the Scala Sancta, 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

[M] MASS SERVICES:
Rome, San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Assisi (all in local language and venues subject to change).

Overview

Title
Spiritual Highlights of Italy - Faith-Based Travel

Vacation Overview
With its many places of worship, Italy is a destination for travelers who want to rejoice in their faith. On this inspirational tour, you'll celebrate Mass, have an opportunity to attend the Papal Audience in Rome, visit the Papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo and learn about some of Italy 's most beloved saints. Learn about St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a modern-day saint who was canonized in 2002. Visit the Shrine of Monte Sant'Angelo, one of Christendom's most celebrated shrines and where St. Michael the Archangel appeared. See the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano, reflect in the Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Loreto and visit the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare in Assisi. You'll see why Italy is a must for faith-based travelers and for art lovers.


Year Round Offers

  • 10% Discount for Travelers under 18 yrs old
  • Pay $25 Less For Your 2nd & Subsequent Vacations
  • Vacations start as low as $130 a day
  • Lower prices during the low season (October–March)

Spiritual Highlights of Italy - FaithBased Travel (53002020) Day 1:
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. (D)

Day 2:
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. Next, visit 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 [M] Mass. (B)

Day 3:
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.
Today's Distance: 50 mi / 80 km (B)


Day 4:
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, to visit the HOUSE where the beloved St. Pio was born, before heading towards San Giovanni Rotondo on the east coast, the Saint 's home from 1916 until his death in 1968.
Today's Distance: 258 mi / 415 km (B,D)


Day 5:
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO. EXCURSION TO MONTE SANT 'ANGELO. Attend [M] 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.
Today's Distance: 43 mi / 70 km (B,D)


Day 6:
SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO-LANCIANO-LORETO-ASSISI AREA. Visit ST. FRANCIS ' church in Lanciano, home of the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, and attend morning [M] Mass. Continue to the SANCTUARY OF LORETO, 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.
Today's Distance: 298 mi / 480 km (B,D)


Day 7:
ASSISI. Today, learn more about St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Attend early morning [M] 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. (B)

Day 8:
ASSISI AREA-CASCIA-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.
Today's Distance: 149 mi / 240 km (B)


Day 9:
ROME. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Cosmos Tours

Meals
Buffet breakfasts daily, 4 dinners

Transportation
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi



All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-888-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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