2022 World Meeting of Families Pilgrimage Rome - 206 Tours
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World Meeting of Families

Pilgrimage to Rome

June 20 - 27, 2022

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World Meeting of Families

Rome Pilgrimage

June 20 - 27, 2022

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Travel to Rome for the annual World Meeting of Families! The theme of the 2022 event is “A Vocation and Path to Holiness”. Spend 8 days in Rome, “the Eternal City”, discovering your faith in new and deep ways. This pilgrimage includes registration and attendance to all WMOF events. Celebrate Mass daily and spend 6 nights at the same hotel with the luxury of only having unpack once. Experience the opening ceremonies and Papal Audience in St. Peter’s Square, and three days of pastoral congresses exploring the facets of faith and love within family, followed by the Festival of Families and closing ceremonies. This once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage event is sure to enrich your faith, and bear spiritual fruits for years to come!

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodation at centrally located Four Star Hotels: (or similar)
      ~ 6 nights | June 21 - 27: Le Meridien Visconti Rome
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Transfers as per itinerary (on Group Basis)
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local guide throughout
  • Sightseeing and admission fees as per Itinerary
  • World Meeting of Family Registration and attendance to ALL Events
  • Arrangements for Mass daily
  • Tips to Hotel and Restaurant Staff
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Le Meridien Visconti
Rome

6 Nights



Not included
  • Lunches, tips to your guide & driver, items of a personal nature.
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A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 48 hours prior to departure.

Itinerary

Day 1, Monday, June 20: Depart for Rome

Depart from your hometown for your overnight flight(s) to Rome. Meals will be served on board.

Day 2, Tuesday, June 21: Arrive in Rome

Welcome to Rome, also known as, "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 (optional) and prepare for week ahead.

Day 3, Wednesday, June 22: Rome: Papal Audience and Christian Rome Tour
*Opening Ceremony at Vatican City

We begin with the Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square! The Audience is celebrated each Wednesday by His Holiness, Pope Francis (pending the papal schedule). Following the Audience, we will visit the Trevi Fountain, where you may enjoy some free time on your own for lunch. This afternoon, you will 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. Next, you will cross the street to visit the Holy Stairs. These Holy Stairs are the very steps leading up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem on which Jesus stepped on his way to trial during his Passion. The Stairs were brought to Rome by Saint Helena in the fourth century. Ascending these stairs on your knees, in memory of Christ's agonizing Passion. We conclude your day, with a Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Church dedicated to Our Blessed Mother, St. Mary Major reigns as the only Basilica that has kept its original structure and is an authentic jewel in the crown of Roman Churches. This Basilica contains a relic from the Manger of the Infant Jesus. Return to the hotel for dinner and an overnight.

Day 4, Thursday, June 23: Rome - Free day to attend World Meeting of Families
*Attend the Pastoral Congress: The Family and Faith

Following breakfast, we will make our way to attend the first day of the Pastoral Congress for the World Meeting of Families. Over the next three days, there will be a series of major panels, workshops, keynote speakers, testimonies and activities. Each day, the Pastoral Congress will explore themes from The Joy of Love under a particular heading. After a full day, return to your hotel for dinner. You will have the evening free to spend at your own leisure.

Day 5, Friday, June 24: Rome - St. Peter's basilica- Vatican Museum - Appian Way - Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls – Catacombs
*Attend the Pastoral Congress: Theme – The Family and Love

After breakfast, we will make our way to the location of the day of Lectures and Events. You will have free time to attend any, and all, events and lectures that are of interest to you! We will gather in the afternoon to make our way 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. Also, it was Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, who was the first Pontiff to visit the necropolis since extensive archaeological excavations were conducted at the ancient site decades ago. It is here that you will view Michelangelo's Pieta. This stunning marble sculpture depicts the Virgin Mary holding Christ after His crucifixion, death, and removal off the cross before being placed in the tomb. Continue to proceed to the Vatican Museums. At the world-renowned museum, you will 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 at the tomb of Saint John Paul II. After Continue on your short journey 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. The day concludes with a visit to the Basilica of St. Paul, outside the walls. Originally founded by Emperor Constantine in the 4th Century, this Basilica is the burial places of Saint Paul the Apostle. Next, make your way to a local restaurant for dinner. Following dinner, feel free to explore the streets of Rome, attend any World Meeting of Families Events scheduled, or return to the hotel for an overnight.

Day 6, Saturday, Jun 25: Rome - Free day to attend World Meeting of Families
*Attend the "Festival of Families"

Make your way to breakfast, and prepare to celebrate one of the most significant and beautiful events within every World Meeting of Families. Today will be a spent gathering with pilgrims around the world, and celebrating the gift of "Family". A cultural celebration will be taking place throughout the day, in the form of music, dance, song, and prayer. Stories will be given by families representing the five continents – along with many other activities. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7, Sunday, June 26: Rome - Closing Ceremony of the World Meeting of Families

Today is an early morning, which will start with breakfast, and then making our way on foot to the Closing Ceremony (location: TBD.) Starting with a Solemn Mass in thanksgiving to God, the Holy Trinity, and for the gift of family and for its sanctification. This Mass will mark the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, along with the next Diocese to host the event in conjunction with the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life will be announced. Return to the Hotel for your farewell dinner in Rome, and a restful nights sleep. *This is expected to be a full day event.
*This is expected to be a full day event.
**Schedule for Closing Ceremony - and - Solemn Eucharistic Celebration

Day 8, Monday, June 27 - Return Home

This morning, you will have an early morning breakfast before transfer to Rome Airport for your return flights home.

*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.


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2022 Dates & Prices

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Jun 20
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Jun 27, 2022
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Jun 21
Tuesday
Jun 27, 2022
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

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

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (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 seriestours@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

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

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

Special Clergy Discount

Discount is offered to ordained clergy in the Roman Catholic Church: deacons, priests, or bishops belonging to the diaconate, the presbyterate, or the episcopate, respectively as well, as Catholic Sisters.

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Earn a Free Trip

For groups of 20 or more, you may choose your own departure and earn FREE trips.

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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 seriestours@206tours.com

About your trip

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About Rome:

The 10th Annual World Meeting of Families is to be celebrated in Rome in 2022. Join Catholic families from around the world in Liturgical and Cultural Events, Testimonies, Lectures, Concerts, and Workshops during the week - as well as Special Masses and Events in the evening! Balance the days with sightseeing Tours of Rome. Not to mention participating in the famous, Opening and Closing Celebrations.

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