Grand Catholic Italy with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel


  • 13 days

  • Europe

  • Active pace

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Home to numerous places of devotion and worship, Italy is the perfect destination for travelers looking to rejoice in their faith. On this Italy tour, overnight in Rome, the heart of Christianity; Assisi, where St. Francis was born, worked, and died; Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful cities; and Padua. Along the way, visit—and even attend Mass at—many of Italy’s treasured basilicas. You will also travel to Germany, overnight in Oberammergau and Munich, and attend the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, performed every 10 years. Enjoy first-class seating for this remarkable play.

In Rome, visit the four major Papal basilicas: St. Peter's Basilica, the world’s largest Christian church; St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome's second-largest basilica and the burial place of St. Paul the Apostle; St. John Lateran Basilica, the Western World’s oldest basilica and the Papal residence until the 14th century; and St. Mary Major Basilica, the most important Roman church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Also in Rome, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability), receive the Papal Blessing, and visit the Holy Stairs, brought from Jerusalem around 326 AD by Constantine the Great’s mother.

In Assisi, in addition to St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, visit the Monastery of St. Damian, a Franciscan shrine built on the spot where St. Francis heard Christ’s voice, and Carceri Hermitage, a peaceful oasis where St. Francis came to pray. In Florence, attend Mass at the Duomo, and see Santa Croce Square, with its Franciscan basilica. In Padua, founded more than 3,000 years ago, visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, dating to the 13th century. From Padua, an excursion to Venice includes a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica.

These are just some of the many highlights on this inspirational Italy—with Oberammergau—tour.

By June 2021, your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of £480. Prior to June 2021, a minimum of £200 non-refundable per person deposit is required to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.

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2022 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 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 Porziuncola.
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 many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ASSISI–SIENA–FLORENCE

Day
6

SIENA Walking tour with a local Guide includes visits to St. Catherine’s 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.
62 mi/ 100 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

PADUA–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY

Day
10

Scenic drive through the impressive Dolomites to Innsbruck.
INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. Free time to browse before heading to Oberammergau
271 mi/ 436 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

OBERAMMERGAU.

Day
11

OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH

Day
12

MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. Farewell dinner at your hotel.
56 mi / 90 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

MUNICH.

Day
13

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • This tour involves a lot of walking.
  • For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.

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