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5 Days Rome & Assisi

Pilgrimage by Air from £649
Rome - Vatican - Assisi - San Giovanni Rotondo

Led by Father Albert Ofere : The Nigerian Catholic Chaplaincy, England & Wales

¨ Direct flights from London Gatwick - Rome
¨ Airport taxes and standard check-in luggage allowance up to 20kg
¨ Airport meet and assist in Italy
¨ Air-conditioned coach transports in Italy
¨ 3* deluxe hotel accommodations on half board
¨ 4 nights in Rome, 1 night in Assisi, 2 nights in San Giovanni Rotondo
¨ Fully escorted tour with our local tour manager / guide
¨ Daily Mass in English or Italian
¨ Pilgrimage programme, PTO >

Deposit : £100 per pilgrim to secure the space

Day 1 : [London -  Rome] Fly from London to Rome on a scheduled flight. Transfer to our hotel in Rome.  Mass timing will be advised. Overnight in Rome.

Day 2 : [Rome]  Guided tour of the Vatican City in the morning, starting from the Basilica San Pietro, the tombs of the Apostles. In the afternoon, join us for a guided tour of Rome. We’ll visit Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the
Spanish Steps. Time permitting, we’ll see the magnificent Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, St. John Lateran and the Holy Stairs. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 3 : [Rome] Assuming the Holy Father is in town, we’ll join the general audience today. Optional tour of the Vatican Museum and Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon, we can travel to Tivoli to visit the famous Villa d’Este (or) guided tour of the ancient Rome, including the Colosseum, the Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls,
the Catacombs. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 4 : [Rome - Assisi] Travel to Assisi to arrive there before mid-day. Here, we’ll spend the day to see the beautiful Umbrian town of St Francis. Mass at the Basilica in the evening, visit the chapel of St Clare, take a walk through the mediaeval-style streets of Assisi. Dinner and overnight in Assisi.

Day 5 : [Assisi - Rotondo] Breakfast in Assisi and continue our journey to the home of Padre Pio. There will be an opportunity to receive a personal blessing with Padre Pio’s glove and crucifix. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni.

Day 6 : [San Giovanni Rotondo] Visit the Capuchin Friary, the new Basilica and
Padre Pio’s tomb. Participate in the Way of the Cross. In the afternoon, visit Monte Sant’s Angelo, the shrine in the cave where the Archangel Michael appeared. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni.

Day 7 : [San Giovanni - Rome] Travel back to Rome to spend the night. Sunday Mass will be arranged at an appropriate time. Spend our last evening in Rome for your last minute shopping or see the Eternal City by night!

Day 8: [Rome - London] A free morning in Rome before we transfer you to Rome
airport for your return flight to London.

Flights : [Norwegian Airlines, Gatwick South Terminal]

4 AUG   > London Gatwick - Rome > 17:40—21:05
11 AUG > Rome - London Gatwick > 21:45—23:10

Not Included: Single room supplement £25 per night, travel insurance, snacks & drinks, all lunches, optional excursions, entrance fees, gratuities & tips, any other costs of personal nature.