10 Days Pilgrimage to Medjugorje & 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

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
  • 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.
YOUR TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly recommended.
  • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at additional cost.
  • Passport & visa costs, if any.
  • S. 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.).
  • Meals not specified in the program.
  • Items not specifically mentioned above.
INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR TRIP
  • Capital: Rome
  • Language: Italian
  • Population: 60.6 million
  • Time Zone: EST plus 6 hours
  • Currency: Euro (EUR)
  • Electricity: 220V. 50Hz
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ROME – MONTE CASSINO – SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO – MONTE SANT’ANGELO – LANCIANO – LORETO – MEDJUGORJE

ITINERARY
Day
1

DEPARTURE / USA TO ROME

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

Day
2

Rome

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.

Day
3

Vatican City

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.

Day
4

Rome

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.

Day
5

ROME / MONTE CASSINO / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO    

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.

Day
6

SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / MONTE SANT’ANGELO    

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.

Day
7

LANCIANO / LORETO / FERRY TO CROATIA

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.

Day
8

MEDJUGORJE

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.

Day
9

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
10

RETURN HOME  

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