What's Included

  • All Inclusive Pricing
  • First Class Hotels
  • Deluxe A/C Motor Coaches
  • Fuel Surcharges and Gov't Taxes
  • Entrance and Program Fees
  • International Airfare from NY
  • Overseas Airport Transfers
  • Select Meals on Itinerary

Additional Baggage and Optional fees may apply.


Daily Itinerary

Day 1 Monday – Depart the USA

Depart the USA

Day 2 Tuesday - ARRIVAL VENICE – PADOVA

Arrive Venice Airport. Meet Tour Escort, board private bus and drive to the city centre of Padova. Upon arrival, we will visit the Basilica where St. Anthony is buried. We also see the Saint’s tongue. Here we will celebrate Mass. Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight (B, D)

Day 3 Wednesday - PADOVA – VENEZIA – PADOVA

This morning we depart our hotel by bus, to reach the dock. From here, by private motorboat, we reach Venice in 30 minutes by sea. Full day of excursion in this fascinating town. in the morning, there will be a guided tour to see the Doge’s Palace (outside) and the Basilica of St. Mark the Evangelist (inside). Celebrate Mass. Balance of the day at leisure for an optional “Gondola ride”, or to discover the city on your own. Return to our bus and drive back to Padua. Dinner at the hotel and overnight. (B, D)

Day 4 Thursday - PADOVA– FIRENZE

After breakfast, we will drive to Florence. Here we will start with a walking tour through the streets of Florence stopping to visit the Duomo. See also Giotto Bells Tower and the Baptistery Doors, Gates of Paradise. Continue to Signoria Square considered as un “open-air museum”. Then we visit the franciscan church of Santa Croce, which houses the tombs of many Italian artist, among which Galieo and Michelangelo. Celebrate Mass. Time at leisure for shopping at Ponte Vecchio.Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight (B, D)

Day 5 Friday - FIRENZE - SIENA – ASSISI

Today, in the morning, we will explore the city of Siena with the guide. See the Gothic Duomo, the famous Piazza del Campo, one of the most beautiful squares in all of Italy, the church Saint Francis Basilica, site of the Eucharistic Miracle and of St. Domenico, site of the relic of St. Catherine of Siena. Celebrate Mass. In the afternoon we will drive to Assisi, where upon arrival we can visit the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, to see the Porziuncola, the rose bush and the cave where the Saint retired for prayer .Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 6 Saturday - ASSISI

This morning we celebrate Mass in one of the chapels of St. Francis Basilica and see the tomb of the saint. We then walk across the hilltop town of Assisi to the Basilica of St. Clare to see where St. Clare is buried. We will visit also San Damiano convent, to see where the Miracle of the Eucharist of Assisi took place in 1241, twelve years before St. Clare died. Visit the church where St. Francis wrote the “Canticle of the Sun”, and see where St. Clare lived. Visit the castle and the hermitage of Cerceri to pray in the same peaceful spot where St. Francis prayed. Balance of the day at leisure. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. (B, D)

Day 7 Sunday - ASSISI – CASCIA – LORETO

Today we will check out and drive to Cascia, upon arrival we visit the monastery where St Rita lived and then we celebrate Mass at the Basilica where her incorrupt body is preserved . Some time at leisure for lunch. We will continue our drive to Loreto. Upon arrival we will visit the Shrine of Holy House. . Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight (B, D)

Day 8 Monday - LORETO – LANCIANO – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

After breakfast we check out and drive to Lanciano, where will celebrate Mass at the Eucharistic Miracle shrine. Then we will drive to San Giovanni Rotondo. Upon arrive will enjoy a guided tour of the convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie. We will visit also the crypt where the body of San Pio is preserved. Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight (B, D)

Day 9 Tuesday - MONTE SANT’ANGELO – MONTECASSINO – ROMA

After breakfast, we drive to village of Monte Sant’Angelo. Here we will visit the shrine consecrated by St. Michael. At this grotto, St. Michael appeared to a Bishop to assure him that his diocese would not be annihilated as he feared. Then we will continue to Montecassino to visit the Abbey founded by Saint Benedict in 529. The abbey has been destroyed four times, most recently in World War II. Here we Celebrate Mass - In the afternoon, we continue to Rome. Check in at the hotel, dinner and overnight (B, D)

Day 10 Wednesday - PAPAL AUDIENCE & BASILICAS

Early morning transfer to St Peter’s square to join pilgrims from all over the world who coming to Rome to attend the weekly Papal Audience and blessing. After lunch, we will visit the major Basilicas of Rome: San John Lateran, Holy Stairs and Saint Mary Major Before the end of the tour, Celebrate Mass. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight (B, D)

Day 11 Thursday - IMPERIAL ROME – CATACOMBS & BASILICA OF ST PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS

After breakfast, depart the hotel for a panoramic tour of Imperial Rome We start from the church of San Peter in chains, which houses the chains that held St. Peter when he was imprisoned in Rome and in Jerusalem. Then walk down to the Coliseum (visit from outside) and walk passing by the Roman Forum, the Traian Forum and column, till the Capitol Hill and Venice square. Break for lunch. Then we continue with a guided tour of the Catacombs of St Callistus and Basilica of St Paul outside the Walls. Celebrate Mass. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight (B, D)

Day 12 Friday - VATICAN MUSEUMS / BAROQUE SQUARES

After breakfast, we will visit the Vatican Gardens, we then continue visiting the Museums which house what can be described as the most important collections of art in the world. Highlights include The Tapestry Gallery, The Raphael Rooms, and The Sistine Chapel where we will gaze on Michelangelo’s incredible masterpiece. After lunch, we will enjoy a walking tour through the imposing baroque squares, fountains and churches of Rome. We start from Trevi Fountain. Then we continue to the Pantheon and, finally, we reach Navona Square with the famous Bernini’s fountain of the Four Rivers. Celebrate Mass at the Church of St Augustin that houses the Caravaggio’s painting “Madonna dei Pellegrini” and the tomb of Santa Monica. Farwell dinner in a typical restaurant. Return to the hotel for overnight (B, Special Dinner)

Day 13 Saturday - Departure

In the morning, transfer to the airport. Departure

Departure Dates

  1. Monday, April 17, 2023
    From $4398
  2. Monday, October 16, 2023
    From $4398
Tour: XI23 Code: Q