Dr. Scott Hahn Pilgrimage to Italy with 206 Tours Catholic Tours


9Days

Dr. Scott Hahn & Kimberly Hahn

Italy Pilgrimage

Franciscan University of Steubenville & St. Paul Center

Spiritual Director: Fr. Dennis Gang, T.O.R.

May 26 – June 3, 2021

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Rome (Papal Audience with Holy Father) · Assisi (St. Francis) · Castel Gandolfo · Subiaco

Join world renowned theologian, Dr. Scott Hahn, Ph.D. of the St. Paul Center and Franciscan University of Steubenville & Kimberly Hahn, on an exclusive Pilgrimage to Italy! Enjoy spiritual lectures from Dr. Hahn, connect with fellow Pilgrims, and celebrate Mass daily with Fr. Dennis Gang, T.O.R., who will be available for reconciliation and Spiritual Direction. Enjoy seven (7) nights in Rome with the luxury of only having to unpack once! Explore the eternal city and all the marvels Rome has to offer, experience a Papal Audience, make day trips to the Umbrian countryside and Assisi, and visit Castel Gandolfo, the Apostolic Palace and Papal Summer Residence. Immerse yourself in the rich culture, art & cuisine of Italy on this Catholic Pilgrimage!

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Dr. Scott & Kimberly Hahn

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Fr. Dennis Gang, T.O.R.

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • 7 Nights at First Class Hotel Centrally Located: (or similar)
      ~ May 27 – June 3: Le Meridien Visconti, Rome ★★★★


  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Meals:
      ~ Breakfast daily at hotel
      ~ Three (3) Lunches at restaurants
      ~ Dinners at local restaurants, and at Hotel Le Meridien in Rome
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a guide throughout
  • Sightseeing and Admissions Fees
  • Exclusive Lectures with Dr. Scott Hahn & Kimberly Hahn
  • Luggage handling (at Hotel)
  • Tips to Hotel Staff, Restaurants
  • Catholic Priest (Fr. Dennis Gang, T.O.R.), Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hotel Le Meridien Visconti
Rome
    ★★★★

7 Nights

Not Included
  • Tips to your guide & driver, meals and beverages not mentioned.
Optional
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Cancel for Any Reason
- Get 100% of Your Trip Cost Back

What is the Cost of “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage: $299

- The ability to cancel your trip for any reason and to get your trip cost refunded.

- How much refund will I get - 100% of your trip cost (others are giving only 50 - 75%)

- Can I cancel my trip any time? – You can cancel up until 48 hours prior to your departure.

- Can I buy it at any time? - You can buy it within 2 weeks of your confirmed reservation, if booking is made up until 60 days prior.

- Will “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage work if I cancel due to Coronavirus, Act of God – Yes.

How Does “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage Work? - To get “Cancel for Any Reason” coverage you’ll have to purchase a base travel insurance plan www.206tours.com/insurance/insurance and add “cancel for any reason” (CFAR) coverage within 14 days (2 weeks) of your first tour confirmation otherwise premium maybe higher or you will not be able to purchase it. Excluded are these 3 states -New York, Missouri and Minnesota -you do not have to purchase basic/ regular travel insurance (which we highly recommend).

You will be able to get all your money back, if you cancel your trip for any reason that’s not already (a reason) covered by your policy, example if you are sick, or a member of your family is sick, you will make a claim through the regular travel insurance, who will refund you.

Itinerary

Day 1: Wednesday – May 26th: Depart for Italy

Make your way to your local airport, where you will board your overnight flight(s) to Rome. Your meals are served on board.

Day 2: Thursday – May 27th: Arrive in Rome

Welcome to Rome, also known as “The Eternal City”! Upon arrival at Rome airport, make your way through Passport Control, collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the Arrivals Hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide, and/or driver. You will then escort you to the bus and transfer you to your hotel. Following check-in, you will have some free time to unpack, relax, or perhaps even to explore Rome on your own. Your tour guide will be happy to suggest places to visit. Later in the afternoon, we will walk a few blocks to Church where we will celebrate our first Mass. Your group will then meet back at the hotel for a "Meet and Greet" and orientation with your fellow pilgrims. A “Welcome Dinner” will follow, and then a short lecture by Dr. Scott Hahn before you retire to your rooms for a restful nights sleep.

Day 3: Friday – May 28th: Rome: Appian Way – Catacombs - Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls – Basilica of St. Mary Major – Basilica of St. John the Lateran – Holy Steps

Wake up in one of the greatest centers of Western Civilization, and the first truly cosmopolitan city on earth! Rome is the spiritual capital for all Catholics around the world. Today is a day you will remember for years to come. This morning, after an early breakfast, you will make your way down the Appian Way, the earliest road of Ancient Rome. This road leads to the Domino Quo Vadis Chapel, the Baths of Caracalla, the Arch of Drusus, the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, and the catacombs of St. Callixtus. Next, visit the Basilica of St. Paul Outside of the Walls. Originally founded by Emperor Constantine in the 4th Century, this Basilica is the burial place of Saint Paul the Apostle. From there, we will make our way to lunch, followed by a visit to the Basilica of St. Mary Major. This Basilica contains a relic from the Manger of the Infant Jesus, and is where we will celebrate Mass. Then continue to visit the oldest of the four major basilicas in Rome, and the home to the relics of Peter and Paul, the Basilica of St. John the Lateran. This Basilica is where Pope Francis was installed as Bishop of Rome, and where he officiates as the Bishop of Rome. Next, you will cross the street to visit the Holy Staircase. Tradition states that this staircase is from Pontius Pilate's palace of Jerusalem during the time of Jesus. It is also said this Staircase was brought to Rome by St. Helen in the 4th century. If time permits, you may climb the steps on your knees, in memory of Christ's agonizing Passion. Your evening concludes with dinner, followed by a lecture with Dr. Scott Hahn.

Day 4: Saturday – May 29th: Rome (Full day excursion to Assisi)

Following breakfast, we will head north to the Umbrian countryside, passing the towns of Todi, Deruta, and Spoleto. During your drive, your tour escort will explain the spiritual, historical, and cultural overview of the region. Finally, we arrive in Assisi, the beautiful hometown of St. Francis & St. Clare, that is set on the foot of Mount Subasio. You will be captivated to see that the atmosphere has not changed much since St. Francis began his ministry in the early 13th-century. You will tour the Basilica of St. Francis, and visit his tomb, with the opportunity to view a series of frescoes depicting his life, along with a few of his possessions. From there, you will continue on a walking tour through this picturesque town, including the birthplace of St. Francis, and ending with at the Church of St. Clare, which honors the foundress of the Poor Clare Sisters. Saint Clare followed the teachings of St. Francis very closely by also living a life of poverty and humility. After lunch together, we will journey outside of the walls of Assisi by bus, to tour the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. This is where St. Francis spent most of life. Pray and reflect in the "Porziuncola", the very place where St. Francis founded his order of the Friar Minor (Franciscans), and, at the "Capella del Transito", which is the place of St. Francis' death. See the Rose Garden where St. Francis and other friars prayed. Return to your buses so that you can make your way back to Rome for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Sunday – May 30th: Rome: Ancient Rome Tour

Following breakfast, you will begin the morning with a tour of Ancient Rome, starting with the Roman Forum. A rectangular plaza surrounded by the ruins of several ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. This was the center of Roman public life, where triumphal processions and elections took place, as well as public speeches, and criminal trials. Then make your way to Palatine Hill, the centermost of the famous “Seven Hills of Rome”. From there, visit the Coliseum, the historic epicenter for Gladiator matches. The games reached their peak between the 1st century and the 2nd century, but declined by the 5th century after the adoption of Christianity as the state church of the Roman Empire in 380 A.D. You will have the remainder of the day free to spend at leisure, to explore your own paths, to shop, stop for lunch, or just to sit in one of the outside cafes and watch the world go by. Return to your Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Monday – May 31st: Rome: St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican Museum - Vatican Gardens

Today we will go to the largest Christendom Church, St. Peter's Basilica. This Basilica was built on the site where St. Peter, the first Pope and Bishop of Rome, was martyred. Here that you will view Michelangelo's stunning Pieta – this poignant marble sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary holding Christ after His crucifixion, death, and removal from the cross before being placed in the tomb. From there, we will be escorted around the walls and to the entrance of the Vatican Museum. As the doors open, you will have the opportunity to explore this world-renowned museum, and see the most impressive of edifices, galleries, and awe-inspiring relics. Additionally, you will observe the Tapestry Gallery, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel, and Michelangelo's Masterpiece, the restored mural of the Last Judgment. The final stop on your Vatican tour is through the gates and into the Vatican Gardens (pending confirmation). This impressive property is over 57 acres and includes a Renaissance layout scattered with fountains, statues, and buildings dating back to the sixth century. At one time, the gardens were orchards and vineyards, but Pope Nicholas III moved from the Basilica of St. John the Lateran, back to the Vatican. We will walk to an exact replica of the Grotto found in Lourdes – and with candles in hand, we will form a procession and walk through the Gardens. After which, you will have some free time to shop or walk back to the Hotel, and then make your way to a local restaurant for an early dinner. From there, we will conclude your evening with a lecture from Kimberly Hahn.

Day 7: Tuesday – June 1st - Castel Gandolfo - Subiaco

Start the day with breakfast, and then we leave for Castel Gandolfo, also known as the Apostolic Palace and Papal Summer Residence. This Catholic complex is set on 135 acres, much larger than Vatican itself. Here we will see the Palace, made by Urban VIII in the 17th century, the Holy See’s treasures and the beautifully landscaped Barberini Gardens which have only been open to the public since 2016. Admire the views of Lake Albano, and relax over lunch by the Papal gardens. Castel Gandolfo raises much of its own food and delivers it daily to the Vatican - including milk from their own cows, chickens, vegetables and produce from olive trees that are centuries old. This afternoon journey of discovery continues to Subiaco, where we will see how the Benedictine monks lived. Subiaco is a small village surrounded by spectacular natural scenery. Visit the Monastery of Santa Scolastica, and the Monastery of San Benedetto. Make a short stop at Abbazia di Santa Scolastica ("Abbot at Santa Scolastica"), where the first book in Italy was printed. A visit to the Benedictine Herbalist is a must. Santa Scolastica is the last existing monastery where the ancient method of cultivation exists, which was began by San Benedetto. You can still buy natural products that the monks have treasured since the beginning of time. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant with great traditional "Lazio" dishes, and then return to Rome for an overnight.

Day 8: Wednesday – June 2nd: Rome – Papal Audience – Free Afternoon- Exclusive “Vatican Museum by Night” Tour

After a nice breakfast at your hotel, make your way to St. Peter's Square to attend the Papal Audience! The Audience is celebrated each Wednesday by His Holiness, Pope Francis (pending the Papal schedule). Following the Audience, we will make our way to Mass, and then you will have the remainder of the afternoon to spend at your own leisure. (Dinner will be later than normal this evening (approx.:8:30PM), so remember to have some extra snacks.) Meet up with your group this evening return for the exclusive experience of touring the Vatican Museums as they open their doors after dusk. This will allow you to enjoy an expressive and memorable nocturnal atmosphere of this Museum. This tour focuses more on seeing some of the finest ancient sculptures and Renaissance art in the world, that are off-limits during regular Museum hours. Spend more time in Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel, and view the Private Chapel of the Pope with a major perk of minimal crowds! Return to the Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Thursday – June 3rd: Time to say Arrivederci Roma! Return Flights Home

This morning, you will have an early breakfast, and then you will gather in the Hotel Lobby, and transfer to Rome airport for return flight(s) home. Our pilgrimage has come to an end, but rest assured that its blessings will last a lifetime and will bring us closer to Jesus and Mary.

The benefit of buying airfare with 206 Tours?

  • Your transfers are always secured, even if your flights are delayed - round trip transfers to/from the hotel and airport are included no matter what!
  • If you purchase your airline ticket on your own, you have to pay in full at the time of booking, and most of the time it is non-refundable. If you book with 206 Tours, full payment is due 60 days prior.
  • In the very rare event that a tour is cancelled, you would get all your money back, which would most likely not be the case if you purchased it directly from the airline.
  • Your flight arrangement will be followed up on and reconfirmed by 206 Tours.
  • 206 Tours can arrange for you to travel before the tour, make a stop-over, or stay later!

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$400 Deposit is due at the time of Registration

2021 Dates & Prices

Dates

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May 26
Wednesday
Jun 3, 2021
Thursday
May 27
Thursday
Jun 3, 2021
Thursday
Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement $850.00 (USD)

Business Class (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)
*based on availability

Business Class (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)
*based on availability

Options and upgrades

Would you like to arrive earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Private Room / Single Supplement $850.00 (USD)

Business Class (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)


Would you like to arrive
earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will book your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us at: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or sales@206tours.com

About your trip

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  • Rome (Papal Audience with Holy Father)
  • Assisi (St. Francis)
  • Castel Gandolfo
  • Subiaco
About Rome:

Rome has been one of the most powerful and influential cities throughout history, along with being 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 and contained within, is a vast array of the most beautiful artwork ever assembled, reflecting the immensity, beauty, vastness, majesty, and glory of God.

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