Grand Catholic Italy - Faith-Based Travel


  • 10 days

  • Europe

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£2,289pp

Now from

£2,060pp

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Overview

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Architecture and archangels. Manicotti and monasteries. Scooters and saints. There is no better place to rejoice in faith and fun than within the scenic and sacred wonder of Italy. This religious tour of Italy brings you closer to the sights of Rome, Florence, and Venice; the saints of Cascia, Assisi, and Padua; and the savory flavors of every pizzeria, osteria, and trattoria along the way. From the cathedrals and catacombs of the Eternal City to the basilicas and bridges of the Floating City, you’ll celebrate the best Italy has to offer. . Cherished experiences on this religious tour of Italy include visits to the four major Papal basilicas of Rome and the chance to attend the Papal audience and receive the Papal blessing. With additional opportunities to attend mass in Rome, Cascia, Assisi, and Florence, this faith-based tour of Italy is an unbelievable tour you can believe in.

Small Group Discovery

Each Globus faith-based vacation is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY.

Day
1

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO.

Day
2

CASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens.
ROME Guided visit of the Vatican Museums features the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter’s Basilica and walk in St. Peter’s Square. 50 mi / 80 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROME.

Day
3

ROME This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing Includes visit to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Catacombs of Domitilla, the Holy Stairs, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ROME–CASCIA–ASSISI.

Day
4

CASCIA Orientation walk. Visit Major and Minor Basilica and attend M Mass.
ASSISI Inside visits of St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Portiuncola. 168 mi / 270 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

ASSISI.

Day
5

ASSISI This morning, attend M Mass followed by a guided walking tour. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, St. Clare’s Church, Carceri Hermitage and St. Damian Monastery. Free time this afternoon.
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Assisi with an excursion to Spello. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ASSISI–SIENA–FLORENCE.

Day
6

SIENA Walking tour with a Local Guide includes visits to St. Catherine Sanctuary and house, and the Basilica of St. Dominic. Drive to Florence.
FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at hotel. 127 mi / 205 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

FLORENCE.

Day
7

FLORENCE Visit the Academy of Fine Arts. Guided walking tour includes Cathedral Square. Attend M Mass at the Duomo. Free time this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

FLORENCE–PADUA.

Day
8

Scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains and arrive in the Po area.
PADUA Guided sightseeing includes visit to the Basilica of St. Anthony. 155 mi / 250 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE.

Day
9

VENICE. Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes visit to Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark’s Basilica. Free time this afternoon. Return to Padua for a farewell dinner this evening at your hotel. 62 mi / 100 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PADUA.

Day
10

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Venice.)

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

This tour involves a lot of walking.

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