12 Days Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Italy & Medjugorje

Our most popular pilgrimage! and no one knows better how to deliver a Catholic pilgrimage to Italy like Nativity Pilgrimage.  Visit the “Last Supper” painting by Leonardo da Vinci …Discover the romantic canals of Venice, the Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark … view the Renaissance treasures in Florence … visit Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis … Padua, Padre Pio and San Giovanni Rotondo. to one of the most powerful Eucharistic Miracle Sanctuaries in Lanciano from the 8th century….to the most lovable saint ever St. Francis of Assisi Enjoy four nights in Rome including visits to the four major basilicas and the highlight, a Papal Audience with Pope Francis.

Our pilgrimages to Italy will leave you with lifelong memories and a stronger tie to your faith. On a typical tour, you will experience the pageantry and excitement of an audience with the Holy Father at St. Peter’s Basilica.

On our pilgrimage we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass and all under excellent organizing, leadership and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides

Join Fr. Alejandro Urena

September 23 – October 4, 2019

Tour Coordinator:

Enedina Vazquez
575- 522-6202 | enedina@stalbertnewmancenter.org

$4,099 Per Person

Round Air Trip from El Paso, TX

(Includes: First class hotels with double occupancy option, Two daily meals, breakfast and dinner. Daily guided tours, Religious Service, all airport taxes and fuel charges).

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

  • • Round Trip Airfare.

    • All airport taxes & Fuel SURCHARGES!

    • First class Hotels.

    • Transfers as per itinerary.

    • Breakfast and Dinner Daily.

    • Professional local Catholic guide(s).

    • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itnerary.

    • Daily Masses.

    • The Group Protection Plan has been purchased on behalf of all travelers

YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • • Lunches.

    • Optional Group Deluxe

    Protection Plan (offering benefits for Trip Cancellation and more!).

    • Extended Cancellation

    Protection Plan.

    • Tips

    • Items of a personal nature.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Rome
  • Language: Italian
  • Population: 7.7 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 6 hours
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity: 220V. 50Hz
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ROME – VATICAN CITY – MONTE CASSINO – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDOMONTE SANT’ANGELO – LANCIANO – LORETO – MEDJUGORJE

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE USA 

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today boarding your flight to Dubrovnik. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Day
2

DUBROVNIK / MEDJUGORJE

Today: We arrive in Dubrovnik. We travel from the airport to our hotel to relax and settle in. Spend your evening meal and getting acquainted with your fellow pilgrims.

Evening: Dinner and overnight your hotel.

Day
3

MEDJUGORJE

Today: While in Medjugorje, you will have the opportunity to experience your faith grow, and share in the faith journey of pilgrims from all over the world. Attend Mass. Climb Apparition Hill: This mountainous hill is where the visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Also, at the base of this hill is a Blue Cross, where it is said Our Lady appeared to the children while they hid from the communist police in the early days of the alleged apparitions.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
4

MEDJUGORJE / SPLIT / ANCONA

Today: We will go on a tour in Medjugorje, enjoy the scenery as you make your way to the Split in Croatia. Depart for Ancona in Italy by an overnight ferry. Meals will be served on board. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodation will be at your hotel.

Day
5

ANCONA / ASSISI

Today: We arrive in Ancona, Italy. You will be greeted by a tour guide and driver. Drive to Assisi. We will visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica, site of the Porziuncola, the tiny church in the woods where St. Francis began his ministry and where St. Clare began her religious life. We will celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and view many of his personal possessions. The crucifix that spoke to him, asking him, “Rebuild my Church.” We visit the chapel where St. Francis spent most of his time as well as the Church of St. Clare, where her relics are housed. The rest of the day is for shopping or relaxing.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
6

ASSISI / SIENA / ROME

Today: In the morning, we head to Siena and view the city’s Romanesque- Gothic cathedral that was completed in 1380. The Sanctuary of St. Catherine of Siena houses the Miraculous Crucifix from which she received her stigmata. We walk the shell shaped Piazza del Campo town square which houses the Palazza Pubblico and the Torre Del Mangia two of their many architectural treasures. We continue on to see the incorrupt relics of St. Catherine of Siena at the Basilica of St. Dominic. Return to Rome in the evening.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
7

ROME / THE CATACOMBS / ST. PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALL / TREVI FOUNTAIN

Today: This morning, we start our day celebrating Mass at the Basilica of St. Cecelia in Trastevere. The basilica and convent are built over the home of St. Cecelia who was martyred in the 3rd. century. Visit the catacombs of St. Callixtus which is among the greatest and most important in Rome. Travel to St. Paul Outside the Walls where the body of St. Paul is buried. Visit the Trevi Fountain where a coin thrown over your shoulder will guarantee you another visit to Rome. We then stop for lunch. The afternoon is free for shopping, relaxing or touring additional city sites.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
8

ROME / COLOSSEUM / ROMAN FORUM / BASILICA OF ST. GREGORY THE GREAT

Today: We begin our walking tour of Rome. Starting at the Piazza Venezia we will walk to some of Rome’s most famous sights like the Capitoline Hill, the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. Visit the Capitoline Museums and view one of Italy’s finest collection of classical sculptures. We walk to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Altar of Heaven (Sancta Maria de AracoeliIt which is the designated Church of the city council of Rome. Walk past the Mamertine Prison where St. Peter and Paul were held before their executions. Walk to the Via dei Fori Imperiali where we have an opportunity to tour the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Arch of Constantine. After lunch, we visit The Basilica di San Clemente (Basilica of St. Clement) an early Christian basilica in Rome dedicated to Pope St. Clement. Visit the Basilica of San Gregorio Magno al Celio (St. Gregory the Great) which is part of a monastery of monks of the Camaldolese branch of the Benedictine Order We stop at Mother Teresa convent for a short prayer and make a donation.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
9

ROME / BASILICA OF ST. MARY MAJOR / SCALA SANCTA / SANTA PRASSEDE

Today: Visit the Basilica of Santa Croce in Jerusalem one of the Seven Pilgrimage Churches of Rome. It houses the relics of the Passion of Jesus Christ. From here, we visit the Scala Sancta, the stairs Christ climbed to stand before Pontius Pilate. Those who wish may climb the stairs, as is the custom, on their knees. We stop for lunch and free time for shopping. In the late afternoon, we traveling to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the largest church in Rome dedicated to the Blessed Mother. It is a Papal major basilica and the largest Catholic Marian Church in Rome. It contains a relic from the manger. A few steps away from St. Mary Major is Santa Prassede. It is a 9th-century basilica which has a piece of the scourging column of Christ.

Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

Day
10

ROME / VATICAN CITY / ST. PETER’S BASILICA / SISTINE CHAPEL

Today: In the morning, attend Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. We then attend a general papal audience with Pope Francis. After the audience, we tour the Vatican-Museums to see centuries of beautiful artwork and artifacts. See the artwork of Michelangelo such as the Pieta and then visit the Sistine Chapel. Lunch is at the Vatican Museum. In the afternoon, tour the Scavi excavations, the necropolis underneath St. Peter’s Basilica where tomb of St. Peter is located. We then tour the interior of the Basilica. End our day on a visit to the Tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Sebastian’s Chapel.

Evening: Dinner and overnight your hotel.

Day
11

ROME

Today: Seminarian Ivan Torres’ transitional deacon ordination. Rest of day is at leisure for personal activities in Rome.

Day
12

RETURN HOME

Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight home.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

Air Transportation Economy classes and Round Trip airfares are based at the time of the reservation, Rates and Times are subject to change without notice.

Airfares once issued ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON –TRANSFERABLE AND CAN’T BE USED TOWARDS FUTURE TRAVEL.

Land Transportation. All land transportation as describe in the itinerary will be by Deluxe Motor Coach, some may be equipped with WI-FI service.

Hotels. First class Hotels (Hotel rooms are double occupancy (2 people per

room with private bath).

Porterage at the hotels.

Single Room. There is an additional cost per person specified on registration form. Single rooms are limited and will be awarded on a first come first serve basis.

Meal Plan. The meal plan offers 2 meals per day and consists of both breakfast and dinner. You are responsible for your lunch.

Baggage. Nativity Pilgrimage limits all passengers to 1 piece of checked luggage and 1 carry-on. (All passengers should check with the airlines carriers for up to date baggage weight and dimensions).

Airport Taxes, Fuel Surcharges and Security Fees.

Daily Masses.

Protection Plan during the trip.

THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Expenses for passports or any additional documents that may be required. Personal Articles Laundry, wines, liquors, mineral water, tea, coffee and other beverages, food that is not on the menus of your included meal package, and any additional luggage. Any sightseeing, other services, or personal items that are not specifically mentioned as being included in the itinerary.

Tips.

Lunch.

Cancellation Protection Plan not included and is highly recommended at

time of registration.

BOOKING CONDITIONS

A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of booking. No reservation will be processed without a deposit. Final payment is due 90 days prior to your departure date. Registrations received late within 60 days of departure will require Payment In Full. No deposits will be accepted at this time. We do not accept payments by credit card for deposits.

WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS AND MAJOR CREDIT CARDS.

THERE IS AN EXTRA 3% CHARGE FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ON THE

BALANCE.

CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

NO REFUNDS –UNLESS YOU PURCHASED A TRIP CANCELLATION PLAN.

YOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE SHOULD BE IN WRITING, AND SUBMITTED TO OUR OFFICE.

NATIVITY PILGRIMAGE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REFUNDING MONEY FOR ANY REASON.

PROTECT YOUR TRIP:

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TRIP CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN- GROUP DELUXE.

A FORM IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE WITH MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PLAN AND THE COST.

RESPONSIBILITY

Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. and their agents assume no liability or responsibility in regards to travel in any form for any injuries or loss of property, accidents, delays, changes in schedule or itinerary, incidental damages or any irregular circumstances. This would include but not limited to default or omission by any third party providing services or facilities related to and/or included in the tour or any part thereof.

The IATA carriers, steamship firms and other transportation companies, whose services are featured in these tours, are not to be held responsible or accountable for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board their respective conveyance. The passage contract in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers and Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. does not assume any liability or responsibility in connection therewith. They are not responsible for any losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services, sickness, weather, strike, war, guarantees, or other causes. All such losses or expenses shall be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for arrangements only for the time stated. The right is reserved to substitute hotels of similar quality to those specified in the itinerary.

The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which later case a full refund will constitute full settlement to the passenger.

No refund will be made for any used portion of the tour unless arrangements are made prior to departure from the United States.

PRICES AND ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.