Cinque Terre
10 DAYS MEDJUGORJE & ITALY

Destination
ITALY

Duration
10 DAYS

Trip Code
NP-201

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ABOUT YOUR TRIP

An Absolute Catholic Favorite!

Angels, saints, monasteries, miracles, legends, Eucharistic miracles, incorrupt St. Pio, While in Medjugorje discover where Our Lady appeared.  What more could a Catholic want.

The most amazing pilgrimage for a Catholic to experience, Rome with the Papal Audience, the four major Basilicas, celebrate mass on some of the most sacred altars of the world.

On our pilgrimage to Italy, we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, an audience with the Holy Father at St. Peter’s Basilica, daily Mass, and all under excellent organizing, leadership and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP

  • Capital: Rome
  • Language: Italian
  • Population: 60.6 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 6 hours
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity: 220V. 50Hz

ITINERARY

Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on your overnight flight to Rome. Meals and drinks served aloft.

Today: We arrive in the beautiful city of Rome. 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 accommodations will be at your hotel.

Today: In the morning, we begin by attending a papal audience with Pope Francis. After the audience we visit the Vatican Museums to see centuries of beautiful art work and artifacts. See the artwork of Michelangelo such as the Pieta and the Sistine Chapel. We will explore St. Peter’s Basilica in all of its splendor, built over St. Peter’s tomb. Finally, we will visit the recently excavated necropolis.

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

Today: We begin by seeing the Basilica of St. Mary Major, which contains a relic from the manger. From here, we visit the Scala Sancta, the stairs Christ climbed to stand before Pontius Pilate. Those who which may climb the stairs, as is the custom, on their knees. The Basilica of St. John Lateran, once the residence for popes, is a marvelous site, as is St. Paul Outside the Walls, which shelters the relic of St. Paul the Apostle. We visit the Church of Domine Quo Vadis, where Christ appeared to Peter and gave him the courage to follow him to martyrdom, as foretold in the Gospels. Finally, we visit the catacombs to see where the persecuted Christians practiced their faith in hiding and are buried.

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

Today: Heading south, we pass through the rich Italian country side of vineyards, orchards and olive groves. We take in the amazing panoramic views as the hills and valleys call to us. We find ourselves in Montecassino, a town founded by St. Benedict in 529. We continue on to San Giovanni Rotondo, the hometown of St. Padre Pio.

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

Today: We celebrate mass at the tomb of St. Padre Pio and take a tour of the sanctuary. We see the old church and the crucifix before which he received the stigmata in 1918. We see the confessional where Padre Pio directed people on their path. We stand and pray before Padre Pio’s incorrupt body. Moving on, we have a stunning view of the Gargano Peninsula as we pass by to the Grotto of Michael the Archangel. Saints, popes, and people from all over have come to this grotto looking for the protection and intercession of St. Michael.

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

Today: We travel to Lanciano to visit the Church of St. Longinus, home of a Eucharistic miracle. We marvel at the miracle and celebrate Mass before traveling to see the Holy House of Nazareth, the house where Mary first prayed the Magnificat, and the Madonna of Loreto.

Evening: Depart on an overnight ferry from Ancona, Italy to Split, Croatia. Dinner and overnight accommodations will be on board.

Today: This morning, upon arrival you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver, who will take you on a drive to the village of Medjugorje. Enjoy the scenery as you make your way to the village. Enjoy dinner before retiring for the evening.

Evening: Overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

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.

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

WHAT’S INCLUDED AND WHAT’S NOT

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Round Trip Airfare.

All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.

First-class Hotels.

Transfers as per itinerary.

Breakfast and Dinner daily.

Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.

Daily Masses. (If requested).

Professional local guides.

Prices Based on Double Occupancy.

Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring the
Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.

Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

A trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly recommended.

Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at an additional cost.

Passport & visa costs, if any.Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to return date.

Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.

Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)

Travel Protection

Although travel insurance is optional, it is highly recommended. Be prepared for unforeseen events that can leave you to cancel your trip, or worse, with out-of-pocket expenses! We have partnered with Trawick Insurance to offer you coverage for the unexpected. Buy it now upon registration to get cancel for any reason. There are 2 options for travel insurance:

  1. Buy directly online through our website after submitting the application
  2. Buy insurance from your own insurance company.
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Cancellation/Rescheduling

  • 100% refund if pilgrimage gets canceled up to 100 days before the departure date
  • Pilgrimages can be rescheduled with no fees if the Coronavirus Pandemic continues during the booked departure

PLAN A TRIP

Booking your spiritual journey with Nativity Pilgrimage relieves you of all the hassles. There is no need to worry about the logistics such as flights, hotels, guides and timing. Invite your parish, family & friends and let Nativity do the rest! When you choose Nativity Pilgrimage you won’t have to worry about the details; hotels, flights, Mass venues, language and cultural barriers or marketing materials.

Our team is always available to ensure the process is simple and seamless. We provide comprehensive support, process all reservations, handle all accounting, invoicing and payment processing, issue travel documents and answer any questions that come up during the process.

We will walk you through all of your options for each itinerary and our expert team will make sure we create the pilgrimage of a lifetime.

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