11 Days Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Italy

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. Yamid Blanco

March 16 – 26, 2020

Tour Coordinators:
1-844-400-9559 info@nativitypilgrimage.com

$3,599 Per Person

Round Air Trip from Chicago, IL

(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

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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MILAN – VERONA – PADOVA – VENICE – PISA – FLORENCE – ASSISI – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – ROMEa

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPART USA / ROME

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

Day
2

ARRIVE ROME

Today: Upon arrival in the beautiful city of Rome we board our coach bus for a panoramic view of the “Eternal City” and then travel to your hotel to relax and settle in. Enjoy a free evening to explore and enjoy the splendor of Rome.

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

Day
3

ROME: VATICAN CITY

Today: Attend the public Papal audience. Tour. Vatican-Museums. St. Peter’s Basilica. Tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Sebastian’s Chapel. Church of St. Peter’s Chains. Roman Forum, Arch of Titus. Coliseum. We drive through Rome and take in the sites on the way back to your hotel.

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

Day
4

ROME

Today: Visit St. Mary Major. Scala Sancta. Basilica of St. John Lateran. St. Paul’s Basilica outside the Walls where the body of St. Paul is buried. It is the second largest Basilica in Rome. Catacombs of St. Callixtus which are among the greatest and most important of Rome. Here are buried early martyrs and popes of the early church.

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

Day
5

ROME / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / CAVE OF ST. MICHAEL

Today: Travel to San Giovanni Rotondo. Tour the sanctuary. Travel to the Grotto of St. Michael the Archangel. Saints and popes and people from all over the world have come to this grotto. Back to San Giovanni Rotondo.

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

Day
6

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ASSISI / FLORENCE

Today: Drive to Assisi, home to St. Francis of Assisi. We visit the Basilica housing the Saint’s tomb, and afterwards enjoy a guided tour of the Basilica and the town. Free time to explore and shop before leaving for Florence.

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

Day
7

FLORENCE

Today: Take a guided tour. Church of the Holy Cross. The Santa Croce. Piazza Signorina. Palazzo Vecchio. Uffizi. Ponte Vecchio. Republic Square. Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. L’Accademia. Free time to explore the city.

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

Day
8

FLORENCE / PADUA / VENICE

Today: Drive to Padua. Short visit of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua and the town. Continue to Venice, known as the ‘The Queen of the Adriatic’.

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

Day
9

VENICE / VERONA / MILAN

Today: Tour of Venice includes. Basilica of St. Mark. Piazza, Palazzo Ducale. Leaving Venice (time permitting), our drive takes us to Verona. Among the cities of Venetia it is second only to Venice for its monuments. We take a panoramic tour of the city before departing for Milan.

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

Day
10

ARRIVE MILAN

Today: Visit. Cenacolo. Duomo. Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio. Church Santa Maria delle Grazie. Castel Sforzesco. La Scala Opera House. La Scala Museum. Milan Cathedral (St. Mary of the Nativity). The rest of the day is free to visit the stores and browse the boutiques.

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

Day
11

MILAN / USA

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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE TRIP

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.