Catholic Seniors - 9 Day Italy Departs March 15, 2019

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Catholic Seniors - 9 Day Italy Departs March 15, 2019



Highlights

CATHOLIC SENIORS get a $100 Early Bird Discount with deposit by July 31, 2018

Call Angelica Villegas at REGINA TOURS 1-800-CATHOLIC (1-800-228-4654  ext. 250) to book your trip.
 
 
Tour Highlights:
  • St. Peter Basilica
  • The Vatican Museum
  • Sistine Chapel
  • St. Peter in Chains
  • The Colosseum
  • St. Francis of Assisi Basilica
  • Church of St. Clare
  • Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels
  • Visit Siena a medieval walled city
  • Florence's Duomo 
  • "David" in the Uffizi Gallery
  • Tour of Milan
 

Early Booking Discount:

$100 discount for deposits in by July 31,2018
or $50 discount for deposits in by September 15, 2018

DAY 1: NEW YORK, NY

Depart on your overnight fl ight to Rome. Dinner served aboard fl ight. (B, D)

DAY 2: ROME

Upon arrival in Rome, in “the Eternal City” we are met by our tour escort and transfer to our hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to rest or explore on our own. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (D)

DAY 3: ROME

After breakfast we depart for Vatican City, where we gather with pilgrims from all around the world to attend a Papal Audience (if available). In the afternoon, we visit the Vatican Museums, home to one of the world's greatest art collections, and Michelangelo's breathtaking Sistine Chapel followed by a tour of St. Peter's Basilica, the largest church in Christendom, built over his tomb. We have the remainder of the day to the sample Rome's many delights on our own. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B, D)

DAY 4: ROME

After breakfast we depart for our full day guided sightseeing tour of Rome. The highlights include the Catacombs, the Appian Way, Capitoline Hill, St. Peter in Chains, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, Circus Maximus and Palazzo Venezia. We also visit the three major basilicas in Rome, including the 1600-year-old St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome, the Holy Stairs brought to Rome by St. Helena and St. Paul Outside the Walls, built over the Saint's burial place. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B, D)

DAY 5: ASSISI

Depart Rome after breakfast for scenic transfer by motor coach to Assisi, We arrive in the Valley of Assisi where we visit the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels where St. Francis spent most of his life. Here we visit the Chapel, Portiuncola, the rose bush, and the cave where he retired for prayer. We travel up to the quaint hilltop, birthplace of St Francis that still retains something of the atmosphere of the early 1200s, the period when St Francis began his ministry. We visit St. Francis huge 13th-century Basilica built over his crypt containing many of the saint's possessions and a series of frescoes depicting his life. Then to the Church of St Clare to see the saint's incorrupt body. The foundress of the Order of Poor Clares followed the teachings of St Francis by living a life of poverty and humility. We may kneel before the San Damiano Cross from which Jesus spoke to St Francis, asking him to rebuild His church. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)

DAY 6: ASSISI

Enjoy a day of leisure in Assisi. Walk the quaint narrow streets to shop, enjoy the local cafes, or take an optional tour (at additional cost) up to the Heritage of Carceri where St Francis and his followers found a secluded place for prayer and meditation. Saint Francis returned here often throughout his life. Here we truly can see why St. Francis was the Patron Saint of birds, animals and the environment. Dinner and overnight. (B/D)

DAY 7: SIENA/FLORENCE

Today we bid farewell to Assisi as we head for beautiful Siena, located in the central Italian region of Tuscany. Siena is a lovely medieval walled city that still retains much of its charm. It is the birthplace of Saint Catherine. Visit the Piazza del Campo and the Cathedral and Basilica of St, Francis which contains the miraculous consecrated hosts still intact since 1730. Visit St. Dominc's where we view the incorrupt head of St. Catherine. Depart for Florence afternoon arrival. We will have an orientation tour of the city including visits to the Duomo, Santa Croce Church and see the famous status of “David” by Michelangelo. Dinner and overnight in Florence. (B, D)

DAY 8: FLORENCE

Morning at leisure to explore this Renaissance city, its art and culture. Enjoy shopping for leather, jewelry, and glassware before we depart for Milan, Italy's second most populous city. Our orientation tour will take us past Duomo Square, the Cathedral, and La Scala Opera House before we check into our hotel. Dinner and overnight in the Milan area. (B, D)

DAY 9: NEW YORK, NY

After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our fl ight home, arriving the same day, taking with us memories and blessings to last a life time.(B)

*(B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Inclusions

Compare the grandeur of Rome, the peaceful beauty of Assisi and the classic Renaissance art of Florence in one magnificent visit. Contemplate the beauty of the Pieta in St. Peter's, the "David" in the Uffizi Gallery and Giotto's frescos in Assisi, all outstanding reflections of faith through art. Visit some of Italy's glorious basilicas and other religious sites, in each of the three cities.

Included in package:

  • Roundtrip from New York Area Gateway
  • Superior Tourist Class Hotels
  • Breakfast and Dinner Daily
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Airport-hotel transfers & porterage
  • Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach
  • Services of a Professional Regina Tours Escort
  • Priest to accompany trip (if available)
Not included in package: 
  • Single Supplement
  • Optional Insurance (Recommended)
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not mentioned

Hotels


Catholic Seniors - 9 Day Italian Renaissance
Milan Superior Tourist Class Hotel

2019 Dates & Prices

Dates Land Only Air & Land
$2398 $2998*

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