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Spiritual Highlights of Italy (8Nights)

from Rome to Rome

Tour Code: 5300

Spiritual Highlights of Italy Tour Map Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers in Rome. The next day, travel to Florence, “Cradle of the Renaissance,” and enjoy a guided walking tour. Visit the Santa Croce Basilica with Michelangelo’s tomb, and the Duomo of Santa Maria del Fiore. An optional excursion to the Uffizi Gallery is available (at pax own expense). Next is Siena, where you will attend Mass at St. Catherine’s Sanctuary, then follow your Local Guide for a walking tour that includes the Duomo and the Basilica of St. Dominic. Continue to Assisi, home of mystical St. Francis. Attend early morning Mass in the Lower Basilica, then enjoy a guided visit of the Basilica of St. Francis. Also visit the Basilica of St. Clare and the next morning, the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli and the Cappella del Transito, where the saint died in 1226. Return to Rome and attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Guided sightseeing includes visits to St. Peter’s Square and Basilica, and the Roman Forum and Colosseum. An optional visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel is available. Attend Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, followed by a guided visit of this magnificent church. Also visit the papal sanctuary of the Scala Santa (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, Emperor Constantine’s mother; St. Paul Outside the Walls, and the burial place of St. Paul the Apostle.

STANDARD FEATURES:

2015 Departure Dates and Rates per Person

Start Date End Date Twin Share Single
September 25, 2015 October 03, 2015 $1,599 $1,829
October 16, 2015 October 24, 2015 $1,549 $1,779
October 30, 2015 November 07, 2015 $1,488 $1,729

OPTIONAL GRATUITY:

  • US$86 per person

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR FARES:

  • AIRLINE TICKETS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE and to be purchased separately
  • Pre and Post Tour Accommodations
  • VISA and Passports - You are responsible for obtaining and paying for all visas and entry documents, for meeting all health and other requirements, and for any documents required by the laws, regulations, orders, and/or requirements of the countries you will visit. The Company is not responsible for providing specific visa and passport information or documentation, and The Company cannot accept liability for any traveller refused entry onto any transport or into any country due to failure of the traveller to carry correct documentation. All travellers travelling internationally are required to have a passport. Most countries require that the passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of the trip. It is recommended you have a minimum of three blank pages in your passport when travelling, as many countries require blank pages. Multiple entry visas are required for some holidays. It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements. The process of obtaining a visa and/or passport can take up to three months or more.
  • Travel Insurance - Travel Insurance NOT INCLUDED in the above rates.It is highly recommened you have travel insurance in place
  • Other than those mentioned in the Standard Features or Inclusions, any incidentals and expenditures of personal nature are not included in the above rates

REMARKS:

  • Passport and visa photocopies required before processing, passport should be not less 6 months valid from the date of travel
  • Please be gently reminded that it is the guest's responsibility to secure passport and valid entry visas to the destinations if applicable
  • ONCE CONFIRED AND FINALIZED, ALL PACKAGES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-CHANGEABLE, NON-REBOOKABLE FOR ANY MATTER. Please make your trip definite
  • Prepayment Terms and Conditions Apply
  • This is already a discounted promo package. No other discounts are applicable or combinable with this package.
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  • Please note that this guarantee does not apply in any situation where the safety of clients is at potential risk or in the case of global health warnings; or when the operation of a tour is not possible for reasons beyond our control (such as industrial action/strikes and operational restrictions); or a Force Majeure event. A Force Majeure event is an inevitable or unpredictable event including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane (or other natural disaster), act of war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, political unrest, blockage, embargo, labour dispute or strike.
  • All rates are subject to space availability upon reservation. Rates are subject to change without prior notice

Day to Day Itinerary

DAY 01. ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Italy! Check into your hotel, then the rest of the day is free to explore this ancient capital. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

DAY 02. ROME-FLORENCE

This morning, vistas of the Italian countryside form the backdrop of your journey. Arrive in Florence, the "Cradle of the Renaissance." An included walking tour with a Local Guide features a visit to the SANTA CROCE BASILICA, known for its Florentine artwork and the tomb of Michelangelo. Also enjoy a visit to the impressive DUOMO OF SANTA MARIA DEL FIORE with its distinctive dome. Later, join the optional excursion to the Uffizi Gallery. (B,D)

DAY 03. FLORENCE-SIENA-ASSISI AREA

Today, enjoy landscapes of rolling hills, austere rows of cypress trees, terraced vineyards, olive groves, and rural villages on the way to Siena, Tuscany's most beloved and inviting city. Attend Mass at St. Catherine's Sanctuary, then meet with a Local Guide who will show you more of Siena's treasures, such as the DUOMO and BASILICA ST. DOMINIC. In the late afternoon, reach Assisi, home of mystical St. Francis. (B,D)

DAY 04. ASSISI AREA

Enclosed by ramparts and little changed since the Middle Ages, Assisi sprawls prettily across the slopes of Monte Subasio and retains its medieval character. After attending early morning Mass in the Lower Basilica, meet your Local Guide to visit the BASILICA OF ST. FRANCIS, famous for its paintings by Giotto, which date back to the 1300s. Also on the agenda: a visit to the BASILICA OF ST. CLARE, founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Later, why not join the optional excursion to see the ancient towns of Norcia and Cascia? (B,D)

DAY 05. ASSISI AREA-ROME

Before leaving Assisi this morning, visit the BASILICA OF SANTA MARIA DEGLI ANGELI, situated at the foot of the hills of Assisi and protecting the Porziuncola, where St. Francis is said to have founded the first group of the Order of the Minor Friars in 1209. See the Cappella del Transito (Chapel of the Transit), where the saint died in 1226. Enjoy a comfortable drive back to Rome, with time to enjoy most of the afternoon and evening. (B)

DAY 06. ROME

Today, attend the PAPAL AUDIENCE (subject to availability). Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, or join an optional excursion. (B)

DAY 07. ROME

Rome, the "Eternal City," is a city steeped in history, vibrantly alive and exciting, and absolutely unique! Included sightseeing with a Local Guide starts with ST. PETER'S SQUARE and BASILICA, followed by an included visit to the ROMAN FORUM and the iconic COLOSSEUM. An optional visit to the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel is available. (B,D)

DAY 08. ROME

Attend Mass at the Basilica of St. John Lateran, then join your Local Guide for the included visit. Built by Constantine the Great in the 4th century, this magnificent piece of architecture was the first of the four major churches constructed in Rome. Next, visit the papal sanctuary of the SCALA SANTA (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, Emperor Constantine's mother. Officially, these 28 marble steps are ascended in a kneeling position with a prayer recital dedicated to Jesus Christ. Later, visit ST. PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS and the burial place of St. Paul the Apostle. Consider joining the optional excursion to the Catacombs, which were used as places of refuge for the celebration of the Eucharist. (B)

DAY 09. ROME

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning (B)

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