10 Days

Rome & Assisi Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Michael O’Loughlin

Group Leader: Chris Stefanick

June 12 – 21, 2024

*Optional Florence, Venice and Padua Post Tour:
June 21 – 25, 2024

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Rome & Assisi Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director:

Fr. Michael O’Loughlin

Group Leader:

Chris Stefanick

June 12 – 21, 2024

*Optional Florence, Venice and Padua Post Tour: June 21 – 25, 2024

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Rome · Trevi Fountain · Basilica of St. John the Lateran · St. Peter's Basilica · Vatican Museum · Appian Way · Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls · Catacombs · Holy Stairs · Basilica of St. Mary Major · Gubbio · La Verna · Assisi

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Rome · Trevi Fountain · Basilica of St. John the Lateran · St. Peter's Basilica · Vatican Museum · Appian Way · Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls · Catacombs · Holy Stairs · Basilica of St. Mary Major · Gubbio · La Verna · Assisi

Travel to Italy for this exciting 10-day Pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. Explore “The Eternal City” and all the marvels Rome has to offer – even experience a Papal Audience with the Holy Father! Visit important Catholic sites like the Holy Stairs, the minor Basilicas, ancient Catacombs and more, as well as some secular sites like the Trevi Fountain. Continue to Assisi to walk in the Footsteps of Saint Francis in his hometown. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, art & cuisine of Italy on this Catholic Pilgrimage!

Chris Stefanick

Fr. Michael O’Loughlin

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About Chris Stefanick:
Chris Stefanick is an world renowned Author – Speaker – Television Host – Podcaster – Pilgrimage Leader – and “Missionary of Joy”! He has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith.

In addition to devoting his life to inspiring people to live a bold and contagious faith, he is also the recipient of the Papal Benemerenti Medal. Bishop Walker Nickless (Diocese of Sioux City) notes “Chris is one of the most dynamic and effective speakers I’ve ever heard! He has the unique ability to be able to engage all age groups simultaneously with the message of the Gospel.” His live seminars reach more than 90,000 people per year, and his TV Show, Videos, and Podcast reach millions. He authored the Chosen Confirmation program, which has already formed more than 550,000 teens. A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Chris is also the founder and president of Real Life Catholic, a non-profit which operates as the headquarters for Chris’s various initiatives. Above all, Chris is proud to be the husband to his wife Natalie, father to their six children, and most recently – a first time grandfather.

Your trip includes

Centrally located hotels or similar
Hotel Savoy Roma
Rome, Italy
Dal Moro Gallery Hotel
Assisi, Italy
Hotel Isola Sacra
Rome, Italy
Post Tour Hotels
Hotel Villa Lecchi
Lecchi, Italy
B&B Hotel Firenze Laurus Al Duomo
Florence, Italy
Best Western Plus Net Tower Hotel Padova
Padova, Italy
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Providing you coverage for situations that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

A Cancellation Waiver – allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime – up until 48 hours prior to departure.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Wednesday, June 12: Leave for Rome, Italy
Day 2 | Thursday, June 13: Arrival in Rome

Welcome to Rome, “The Eternal City”. Upon arrival at Rome airport, collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the Arrivals Hall, where you will be greeted by a tour escort and/or driver. You will make your way to the bus and transfer to your hotel. Following check-in, you will have free time to unpack and relax, or explore Rome on your own. Your tour escort may suggest places to visit. Later in the afternoon, your group will meet in the hotel lobby for a “Meet and Greet” with your fellow pilgrims and depart for Mass. Following Mass, you will attend a welcome dinner. After dinner, you will have the opportunity to walk to St. Peter’s Square as a group, for the Rosary.

Day 3 | Friday, June 14: Rome: Basilica of St. Mary Major - Basilica of St. John the Lateran – Holy Stairs - Catacombs - St. Paul's Outside the Walls

Holy Mass will be celebrated by at the Basilica of St. Mary Major, dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. Next, visit the oldest of the four major Basilicas in Rome, the Archbasilica of St. John the Lateran, the cathedral church and seat of the Bishop of Rome. Cross the street to the very steps that lead up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem which Jesus climbed on His way to trial during his Passion. In the afternoon, you will visit the Catacombs, and another of the four major Basilicas of Rome, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 4 | Saturday, June 15: Rome: St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican Museum - Tomb of Pope Benedict XVI - St. Peter's in Chains - Trastevere (St. Cecilia)

Today we tour St. Peter’s Basilica, built on the site where St. Peter the Apostle was martyred. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to view Michelangelo’s Pieta sculpture, pray at the tombs of Pope Benedict XVI and St. John Paul II. Next you will visit the Vatican Museum, where you can see the Tapestry Gallery, Raphael Rooms, and Sistine Chapel. After lunch, visit St. Peter’s in Chains and end the day in Trastevere, at the Basilica of St. Cecilia. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 5 | Sunday, June 16: Rome – Papal Blessing – Angelus and Papal blessing in St. Peter’s Square - Holy Mass - Walking Tour of downtown Rome

This morning, following breakfast, you will attend the Papal Blessing in St. Peter’s Square (pending the Papal schedule). Your afternoon will be spent on a walking tour of downtown Rome: Piazza Navona, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, and the Spanish Steps. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 6 | Monday, June 17: Rome – Orvieto - Assisi

Following breakfast, travel through the countryside to the town of Orvieto. Visit the Cathedral which contains some of the most magnificent frescoes in the world. We will celebrate holy Mass here. After lunch, continue to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis and St. Clare. Upon arriving, check-in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Assisi. Retire to your room for a restful night’s sleep.

Day 7 | Tuesday, June 18: Assisi: Sts. Francis and Clare - Bl. Carlo Acutis – St. Maria degli Angeli

Wake up in Assisi, home of St. Francis and St. Clare. You’ll be captivated how the atmosphere has not changed much since St. Francis first began his ministry, in the early 13th-century. The first part of your full day tour of Assisi will be visits to the Basilica of St. Francis, followed by a visit to the Basilica of St. Clare. Visit to the Santuario Della Spogliazione where Blessed Carlo Acutis’ tomb is placed. Carlo is the first millennial to be declared Blessed who loved the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. After lunch, you will board the bus, which will take you outside of the walls of Assisi, to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. This is where St. Francis spent most of life. This Basilica is made up of two structures, both of which you will visit. The first structure, is the “Porziuncola”, which is where St. Francis founded his order of the Friar Minor (Franciscans). The second, is the “Capella del Transito”, which is the place of St. Francis’ death. During your time here, you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Rose Garden where St. Francis and other friars lived, as well as the cave where the Saint retired to pray. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.

Day 8 | Wednesday, June 19: Assisi: San Damiano - Eremo delle Carceri - Free Afternoon

Today you will visit the Church of San Damiano, where Jesus spoke to St. Francis from the cross.  Next you will venture to the Eremo della Carceri, the beautiful hermitage complex on Mt. Subiaso. You have a free afternoon to shop, relax, or spend time in prayer. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight.

Day 9 | Thursday, June 20: Assisi - Siena - Rome

Breakfast, followed by a scenic drive to the Tuscan city of Siena. This medieval city is the birthplace of St. Catherine “Doctor of the Church”, and the Apostle of Italy, St. Bernardine. Visit the Basilica of St. Catherine (which is also known as the Basilica of St. Domenico). St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this Basilica. It is here you will also view the incorrupt head of St. Catherine. After, visit the Shrine of St. Catherine, which occupies the site of her family home. Enjoy your walking tour through the Siena including a visit to its Cathedral (Duomo di Siena). Conclude at one of Italy’s finest squares, the Piazza Del Campo, where you will be given free time to spend at your own leisure. Depart Siena for your last overnight in Rome, or stay in Siena if you are continuing on to the post tour.

Day 10 | Friday, June 21: Return Home OR Continue on to Florence, Padua and Venice

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, you will be transferred to the Rome Fiumicino airport for return flights home.

Or

Post Optional – 4 night Extension
you’ll have an opportunity to continue your journey to Florence, Padua and Venice

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.


Florence, Venice and Padua Post Tour

Spiritual Director:
Fr. Michael O’Loughlin

Group Leader: Chris Stefanick

June 21 – 25, 2024
  • Post Tour hotel accommodations:
    ~ 1 nights: June 20 - 21: Hotel Villa Lecchi, Lecchi, Italy
    ~ 2 nights: Jun 21 - 23: B&B Hotel Firenze Laurus Al Duomo, Florence, Italy
    ~ 2 nights: Jun 23 - 25: Best Western Plus Net Tower Hotel Padova, Padua, Italy
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of tour guide throughout
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Catholic Priest, Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)

Anticipated Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 | Friday, June 21: Assisi - Siena - Florence

Breakfast, followed by a scenic drive to the Tuscan city of Siena. This medieval city is the birthplace of St. Catherine “Doctor of the Church”, and the Apostle of Italy, St. Bernardine. Visit the Basilica of St. Catherine (which is also known as the Basilica of St. Domenico). St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this Basilica. It is here you will also view the incorrupt head of St. Catherine. After, visit the Shrine of St. Catherine, which occupies the site of her family home. Enjoy your walking tour through the Siena including a visit to its Cathedral (Duomo di Siena). Conclude at one of Italy’s finest squares, the Piazza Del Campo, where you will be given free time to spend at your own leisure. There are a number of restaurants surrounding the square to have lunch, as well as shops for gifts and souvenirs. Continue on to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, you will notice immediately that it is the land for art lovers. Some of the most world-renowned artists are from Florence such as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Donatello, and many others. For the remainder of the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the streets of Florence at leisure. In the evening gather for dinner, followed by an overnight.

Day 2 | Saturday, June 22: Florence

In Florence, your day begins with breakfast, followed by a guided tour. The tour starts at the Church of the Holy Cross, the Santa Croce, where many nobles are buried, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. Continue to walk by Piazza Signorina, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, and Republic Square to the Santa Maria del Fiore. This Cathedral is an iconic piece of architecture of the city of Florence. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 13th century. Next, a visit to L’Accademia, the well-known art gallery. At this gallery, you will have the opportunity to view the work from artists such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, and the ever famous sculpture by Michelangelo, David. This afternoon you will have time to explore Florence on your own. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 | Sunday, June 23: Florence - Padua

Following breakfast at your hotel, board the motorcoach for your transfer to Padua. This Northern Italian city honors the “Patron Saint of Lost Things and Causes”, St. Anthony. You will begin a sightseeing tour of the city, including a view of one of the oldest Universities in Italy, the University of Padua, as well as the Basilica of Santa Giustina, the “Patron Saint of Padua.” The tour will conclude at the Basilica of St. Anthony, where you will have the opportunity to visit his tomb. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 | Monday, June 24: Padua - Venice (Full Day Excursion)

Today, you will have early breakfast and then board your bus to depart to the magical city of Venice. After Mass, enjoy a tour of the “city paved with water!” Your walking tour includes a visit to St. Mark’s Square, the largest square in the city and the site of many government buildings; the Golden Basilica of San Marco, known for the great mosaics that depict the Old and New Testament of the Bible; the Bridge of Sigh, a bridge that will bring eternal love to those who drift below it. You will also have the chance to view the Doges’ Palace (Duke’s Palace), which served as the seat of the Government for the Republic of Venice for centuries. Return to Padua for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 | Tuesday, June 25: Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to Venice airport for return flights home.

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About Rome:

Rome has been one of history’s most powerful and important cities, along with home to the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope, and the site of the Vatican City. First built in 337, St. Peter’s Basilica lies over the tomb of St. Peter. Contained within is a vast array of the most beautiful artwork ever assembled, reflecting the immensity, beauty, vastness, majesty, glory and awesomeness of God.
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Florence, Venice and Padua Post Tour

Spiritual Director:
Fr. Michael O’Loughlin

Group Leader: Chris Stefanick

June 21 – 25, 2024
  • Post Tour hotel accommodations:

    ~ 1 nights: June 20 – 21: Hotel Villa Lecchi, Lecchi, Italy
    ~ 2 nights: Jun 21 – 23: B&B Hotel Firenze Laurus Al Duomo, Florence, Italy
    ~ 2 nights: Jun 23 – 25: Best Western Plus Net Tower Hotel Padova, Padua, Italy
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of tour guide throughout
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Catholic Priest, Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)

Anticipated Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 | Friday, June 21: Assisi - Siena - Florence

Breakfast, followed by a scenic drive to the Tuscan city of Siena. This medieval city is the birthplace of St. Catherine “Doctor of the Church”, and the Apostle of Italy, St. Bernardine. Visit the Basilica of St. Catherine (which is also known as the Basilica of St. Domenico). St. Catherine passed a large part of her life inside the walls of this Basilica. It is here you will also view the incorrupt head of St. Catherine. After, visit the Shrine of St. Catherine, which occupies the site of her family home. Enjoy your walking tour through the Siena including a visit to its Cathedral (Duomo di Siena). Conclude at one of Italy’s finest squares, the Piazza Del Campo, where you will be given free time to spend at your own leisure. There are a number of restaurants surrounding the square to have lunch, as well as shops for gifts and souvenirs. Continue on to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, you will notice immediately that it is the land for art lovers. Some of the most world-renowned artists are from Florence such as Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Donatello, and many others. For the remainder of the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to explore the streets of Florence at leisure. In the evening gather for dinner, followed by an overnight.

Day 2 | Saturday, June 22: Florence

In Florence, your day begins with breakfast, followed by a guided tour. The tour starts at the Church of the Holy Cross, the Santa Croce, where many nobles are buried, such as Michelangelo, Galileo, and Machiavelli. Continue to walk by Piazza Signorina, Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio, and Republic Square to the Santa Maria del Fiore. This Cathedral is an iconic piece of architecture of the city of Florence. It was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 13th century. Next, a visit to L’Accademia, the well-known art gallery. At this gallery, you will have the opportunity to view the work from artists such as Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, Pontormo, and the ever famous sculpture by Michelangelo, David. This afternoon you will have time to explore Florence on your own. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 | Sunday, June 23: Florence - Padua

Following breakfast at your hotel, board the motorcoach for your transfer to Padua. This Northern Italian city honors the “Patron Saint of Lost Things and Causes”, St. Anthony. You will begin a sightseeing tour of the city, including a view of one of the oldest Universities in Italy, the University of Padua, as well as the Basilica of Santa Giustina, the “Patron Saint of Padua.” The tour will conclude at the Basilica of St. Anthony, where you will have the opportunity to visit his tomb. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 | Monday, June 24: Padua - Venice (Full Day Excursion)

Today, you will have early breakfast and then board your bus to depart to the magical city of Venice. After Mass, enjoy a tour of the “city paved with water!” Your walking tour includes a visit to St. Mark’s Square, the largest square in the city and the site of many government buildings; the Golden Basilica of San Marco, known for the great mosaics that depict the Old and New Testament of the Bible; the Bridge of Sigh, a bridge that will bring eternal love to those who drift below it. You will also have the chance to view the Doges’ Palace (Duke’s Palace), which served as the seat of the Government for the Republic of Venice for centuries. Return to Padua for dinner and overnight.

Day 5 | Tuesday, June 25: Return Home

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, transfer to Venice airport for return flights home.

About your trip

About Rome:

Rome has been one of history’s most powerful and important cities, along with home to the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope, and the site of the Vatican City. First built in 337, St. Peter’s Basilica lies over the tomb of St. Peter. Contained within is a vast array of the most beautiful artwork ever assembled, reflecting the immensity, beauty, vastness, majesty, glory and awesomeness of God.
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