May 3, 2019

Religious Tours

EUROPEAN MARIAN SHRINES TOUR 1
17 Days / 16 Nights

Arrival at Rome Airport. Transfer to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Breakfast in hotel. Today enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour with local guide of the “Eternal City”: in the morning we will visit St. Peter’s Basilica with the Vatican Museums (Sistine Chapel included). In the afternoon we will visit the major Basilicas in Rome: the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Giovanni in Laterano plus the Holy Stairs. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Depart for Assisi with a stop in Cascia, where we will visit the Basilica of Santa Rita. Arrival and accommodation. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. This morning enjoy a guided tour of this beautiful medieval city, including the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Basilicas of St. Clare and St. Francis. Then move on to Loreto to visit the Shrine of the Holy House. Later continue driving to Ancona where we will take the ferry boat to Croatia. Dinner and overnight on board.

Breakfast in hotel. Disembark at Split port. Transfer to Medjugorje by motor coach. Arrival and accommodation in hotel. In the evening we can participate to the Candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Full day dedicated to religious activities. We will climb Podbrdo or Apparition Hill. Then it will be possible to ascend the Mount Krizevac (Cross Mountain) and meet the Visioners (if available). Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. This morning we will start our trip along the Croatian coast in our route to Venice. Late afternoon arrival by ferry boat. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Half day panoramic tour of Venice with local guide, including St. Mark’s Square and St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs etc. Then move on to Padua, where we will visit St. Anthony Basilica and the city centre. Later continue to Montichiari, check-in and accommodation in hotel. Free time to visit the Shrine of the Rosa Mistica. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Depart for Arenzano, where we will visit the Shrine of Jesus Child of Prague. Continue on to Nice, where we will enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Depart for Avignon and visit to the Palace of the Popes and the Saint Benezet Bridge. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Early departure along the French Riviera to Nimes, Montpellier and Beziers to finally reach Lourdes. Accommodation. In the evening we can participate in the “Candlelight Procession”. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Day dedicated to the visit of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes with local guide. In the evening, we can take part in the Candlelight Procession again. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Depart to San Sebastian de Garabandal, where we will see the Sanctuary and take part to the spiritual program: Holy Eucharist, Via Crucis, Holy Rosary and prayers in the Pines where the Virgin appeared. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast. Depart to Santiago de Compostela. Enjoy a city tour with local guide, obviously including the Cathedral. Accommodation. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Our journey continues to another important Marian shrine: Fatima. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Time to visit Fatima and to take part in the religious activities of the shrine. In the evening, we can participate in the Candlelight Procession. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. According to your flight departure time, transfer to the airport for your return flight.

EUROPEAN MARIAN SHRINES TOUR 2
20 Days / 19 Nights

Arrival in Lisbon, Portugal. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, panoramic tour of the city and of the neighbourhood of Belem. In the afternoon, transfer to the north of Portugal to reach the Sanctuary of Fátima. Free time to enjoy this important place of worship, attendance at the Holy Mass and participation in all the religious activities of the sanctuary. At the time indicated by the guide, transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast in hotel, transfer to Coimbra to visit the city centre. Continue to León and visit its Cathedral. Dinner and overnight in León.

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning visit to the Sanctuary of Covadonga and the Monastery of San Pedro, the Basilica of Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga and the Esplanade. The journey continues towards the Garabandal Sanctuary in the village of San Sebastián de Garabandal. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

After breakfast in hotel, transfer to the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. Participation in the Candlelight Procession and in the Holy Mass in the afternoon. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

After breakfast in hotel, you will attend the Holy Mass in the Sanctuary, visit the grotto and enjoy a tour of Lourdes. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Departure in the morning towards the Benedictine Sanctuary of Montserrat. Access to the monastery by rack train (train ticket included). Later transfer to Barcelona. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, guided tour of the city, its boulevards, the works of Gaudi, the memories of the Olympics and a visit to La Sagrada Familia (entrance included). Free afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

After breakfast in hotel, transfer to the airport and flight to Split. Arrival in Split, assistance and transfer to Medjugorje. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

After breakfast in hotel, morning walk to the Apparition Hill. At the end of the afternoon, assistance to the religious services and Eucharist in the shrine. Dinner and overnight.

Breakfast in hotel. Today visit the Cenacle, walk to the Mount Krizevac (Cross Mountain) and take part in the Via Crucis. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

After breakfast in hotel, depart for Mostar. Morning stop in the Parish of Tijalina. Continue on to Mostar and tour of the city including the Old Bridge over the Neretva River. Return to Medjugorje. Dinner and overnight.

After breakfast in hotel, attendance at the Holy Mass. Then departure for Dubrovnik. In the afternoon tour of the city with local guide. Visit the Dubrovnik Cathedral and the Franciscan Monastery (entrance included). Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast in hotel, enjoy a walk along along the “Placa”, main shopping street of Dubrovnik. At the indicated time, transfer to the port to take a night ferry to Bari (ferry included). Dinner and overnight on the ferry boat.

Breakfast on the ferry boat. Pick up at the Port of Bari and transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo. On the way to San Giovanni, stopover in Monte Sant’Angelo to visit the Sanctuary of San Michele Archangelo. After the visit, continue your trip to San Giovanni Rotondo. Accommodation in hotel, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast in hotel, visit to Saint Pio’s pilgrimage places. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

After breakfast in hotel, depart for Rome. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in hotel.

After breakfast in hotel, enjoy a full day guided tour of the capital of Italy. In the morning enjoy a panoramic tour of ancient Rome, called Imperial Rome. The tour ends at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City. After the panoramic tour, visit to the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. Entire day at leisure for free visits or to do some shopping. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight.

ITALY RELIGIOUS TOUR
When travel meets spirituality
10 Days / 9 Nights

Arrival at Rome Airport and transfer to Assisi. During the trip we will make a small stop in Greccio and at the chapel of the Nativity. Lunch in restaurant. In the evening we will continue our trip to Assisi. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning we will visit the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels and the Porziuncula. Then we will proceed with a guided walking tour of Assisi. We will visit the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Basilica of Saint Clare. Independent lunch. Afternoon at disposal. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

After breakfast depart for Cascia. Here we will visit the Sanctuary and the Monastery of Saint Rita, the church of Saint Francis and the church of Saint Anthony. Lunch in restaurant. In the evening we will continue our trip to Loreto. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning visit to the Sanctuary of the Holy House, situated in the centre of the Great Basilica. After the lunch in restaurant transfer to Lanciano, where we will visit the Church of Saint Francis. We will continue towards San Giovanni Rotondo, where Saint Pío of Pietrelcina lived. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

After breakfast in hotel, we will visit the Sanctuary of Saint Pio, including his tomb and the former church. Then visit the new church. Lunch in restaurant. Later we will visit the caves of Saint Michael the Archangel. Then return to San Giovanni Rotondo. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

After breakfast in hotel, transfer to Bari. Here we will visit the Norman-Swabian Castle and the Basilica di San Nicola. Visit also the Cathedral of San Sabino, where the relics of this saint are situated. Lunch in restaurant. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

After breakfast in hotel, transfer to Naples. Tour of the city with a local guide. We will start from Spaccanapoli and its architectural wealth. Visit to the churches: Santa Chiara, San Domenico Maggiore, San Severo, the Duomo di San Gennaro and its piazzas: Bellini, Gesù Nuovo, etc. Later we will admire the Castel Nuovo, the Royal Palace and the Teatro San Carlo. Lunch in restaurant. Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast in hotel, transfer to the port of Naples and take the ferry to Capri. We will enjoy a tour of the two parts of the island, Capri and Anacapri, and see the famous “Faraglioni”. Later we will board the ferry back to Naples. Transfer to the hotel, dinner and overnight.

After breakfast in hotel, transfer to Rome. Along the way we will visit the Abbey of Montecassino and its museum. Lunch in restaurant. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight in hotel.

Breakfast in hotel and free time before boarding your private coach to Rome Airport for your return flight.