Join The World Renowned Theologian, Author & Professor
 Dr. Scott Hahn & Kimberly Hahn 
on a Pilgrimage to
The Shrines of Italy
March 9 - 19, 2014   |   $3,899 per person
*Price is based out of New York, you may depart from your local airport

*Optional Post Tour to Florence, Padua & Venice!
(March 19 - 23, 2014 - 5 days / 4 nights - $1,295 per person - SOLD OUT)
 
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Rome * Monte Cassino * San Giovanni Rotondo (Padre Pio) * Monte Sant'Angel (St. Michael)
Lanciano (Eucharistic Miracle) * Loreto (Holy House) * Assisi (St. Francis) * Siena
Optional:  Florence * Padua (St. Anthony) * Venice



yaritza@206tours.com
800-206-TOUR (8687)
 
mon - fri
9am - 5pm EST
 
Your Trip Includes:
Round-trip airfare
          Bullet Our price is based out of New York, you may depart from your local airport
ALL AIRPORT TAXES & FUEL SURCHARGES
9 nights at First Class Hotels: (or similar)
       ~ 4 nights: Mar 10-14, Michelangelo or Visconti Palace – Rome
         
 (*pilgrims who register after Decemeber 10, 2013 will be accommodated in Visconti Palace Hotel)
       ~ 2 nights: Mar 14-16, Grand Hotel Paradiso – San Giovanni Rotondo
       ~ 3 nights: Mar 16-19, Giotto or De Priori - Assisi
                (*pilgrims who register after Decemeber 10, 2013 will be accommodated in De Priori Hotel)
Transfers as per itinerary
Lectures from Dr. Scott Hahn as per itinerary
Breakfast and Dinner daily
Lunch Daily (except on March 10th, 13th, and 17th)
Wine and Mineral Water with ALL Dinners
Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s) throughout
Sightseeing and Admissions fees as per itinerary
Headsets for additional sightseeing
Catholic Priest available for Spiritual Direction
Mass Daily & Spiritual activities
Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
 Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents


Not Included:

Lunches as indicated, Travel Insurance (www.206tours.com/insurance) Extended Cancelation Policy @ $299 (www.206tours.com/cancellationprotection), Tips to your guide & driver, Items of Personal Nature.



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Sample Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Sunday – March 9 – Depart for Italy
Departure in the evening from New York, or from your hometown, for the overnight flight to Rome. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

 

Day 2: Monday – March 10 - Arrive Rome
Upon arrival at Rome airport, you will be met by your professional tour escort and transferred by a motor coach to our hotel. Take time to rest or explore prior to dinner and overnight.
Welcome Meeting: TBA
Mass: TBA
Dinner at: TBA

 

Day 3: Tuesday – March 11 - Full Day of Touring Christian Rome
This morning we depart for a sightseeing tour entitled "Christian Rome" which includes: the Basilica of St. Mary Major, one of the oldest shrines dedicated to the Blessed Virgin, a shrine that contains a relic from the manger of the infant Jesus. We continue on to the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs), famous for being the steps that led up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem, which Jesus Christ stood on during his Passion on his way to trial. Sixtus V had the steps transferred in 1589, to their present site, before the Sancta Santorum (Holy of Holies). Next, we will visit the Basilica of St. John the Lateran, the former residence of the popes prior to their return to Rome in 1377. It is also where Pope Francis was formally installed as Bishop of Rome, and where he honored the Blessed John Paul II by arriving a half hour early to bless a plaque renaming a corner of the piazza outside the church after him. Stop for lunch, and then we will continue on to visit St Paul Outside the Walls, which houses the remains of St Paul under its main altar; and the Appian Way -- the oldest road from Roman times--plus the famous Domino Quo Vadis Chapel; see the ancient Baths of Lizcalla, Arch of Drusus; Tomb of Celilia Metella, and the catacombs of St Callixtus where the early Christians hid themselves to escape persecution. We will also enjoy a visit to the Trevi Fountain. Dinner and overnight.
Dinner at: TBA
Meeting & Lecture at: TBA

 

Day 4: Wednesday – March 12 – Mass at St. Peters Basilica and Vatican Museum Tour
Wake up in the Eternal City, one of the greatest centers of Western Civilization and the first truly cosmopolitan city on earth! It is also spiritual capital for all the Catholics around the world. This morning we go visit the Vatican Museums, a group of the most impressive edifices with hundreds of galleries filled with art treasures. See awe-inspiring relics and works of art donated throughout centuries as tributes of faith. We'll cover The Tapestry Gallery, The Raphael Rooms, and the most overwhelming Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo's Masterpiece, restored mural of the Last Judgment. Later, enter the largest church in Christendom, St Peter's Basilica, built on the site where St Peter was martyred. Unsurpassed in beauty, a monument to the long history of the Catholic Church, to which pilgrims come from around the world, St Peter's is the grandest of the world's churches. Marvel Pieta and Bernini's amazing bronze canopy. Pope Francis visited the tomb of St. Peter, following his elevation, for a visit of devotion that lasted 45 minutes. He is the first pontiff to visit the necropolis since extensive archaeological excavations were conducted at the ancient site decades ago. We will also visit the grave of Pope John Paul II located at the Vatican. Stop for lunch, and then we will have the remainder of the day free to spend at your own leisure. Dinner and overnight.
Dinner at: TBA
Meeting & Lecture at: TBA


Day 5: Thursday – March 13 - Half Day Ancient Rome Tour
Celebrate Pope Francis’s First Anniversary as Holy Father:
With gratitude for his first year as the shepherd of our souls, and the 265th successor of Peter, let us pray that God may grant Pope Francis many more years of peace, health, and happiness, as he faithfully preaches the Word of His Truth! This morning we will tour Ancient Rome, starting with the Roman Forum. A rectangular plaza which is surrounded by the ruins of several ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. It was here, the center of Roman public life, where triumphal processions and elections took place, as well as public speeches, and criminal trials. We will then make our way to Palatine Hill, the centermost of the famous “Seven Hills of Rome”. From there, we will visit the Coliseum, the epicenter for Gladiatoral matches. The games reached their peak between the 1st century and the 2nd century, but declined by the 5th century after the adoption of Christianity as the state church of the Roman Empire in 380. You will have some time at leisure, to explore your own paths, to shop, stop for lunch, or just to sit in one of the outside cafes and watch the world go by. Return to your Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Dinner at: TBA
Meeting & Lecture at: TBA

 

Day 6: Friday – March 14 - Rome – Monte Cassino – San Giovanni Rotondo
Following breakfast, we will head south and cross through the Roman countryside with its villas and vineyards. During your drive, your tour escort will explain the spiritual, historical, and cultural overview of Italy, which will help to orient you to this beautiful country and prepare you for all that you will experience in the days to follow. We stop at Monte Cassino, a beautiful town founded by Saint Benedict in 529. Enjoy lunch and then continue through the countryside heading east to Padre Pio’s town, San Giovanni Rotondo, our base for the following two nights. Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7: Saturday – March 15 – San Giovanni Rotondo - Monte Sant’ Angel
After celebrating Mass at the tomb of Padre Pio, we tour the sanctuary, see the old church and the crucifix from which he received the stigmata in 1918. You will see the confessional where Padre Pio spent innumerable hours with a multitude of pilgrims, directing them on their journey toward God. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Gargano Peninsula and a visit to the Grotto of Michael the Archangel. Six different popes, St Francis and at least four other saints have knelt in prayer at this grotto, seeking the protection of St Michael. Following lunch, take in the panoramic view of the ocean and the surrounding countryside awaits you at this most celebrated shrine of early Christianity, a shrine consecrated by St Michael himself in 490. Return to San Giovanni for devotions, reflection, and a restful overnight.
Dinner at: TBA
Meeting & Lecture at: TBA

 

Day 8: Sunday – March 16 – San Giovanni Rotondo – Lanciano – Loreto – Assisi
We will have breakfast at our hotel before we make our way to Lanciano, and visit the Church of St. Longinus where we will see the Eucharistic Miracle and celebrate Mass. It was here, as they celebrated the Latin Rite, a Basilian hieromonk was assigned to celebrate Mass. The monk had doubts about the real presence of Jesus Chris in the Holy Eucharist. With doubt in his voice, he said the “Words of Consecration” and the bread turned into living flesh, and the wine changed into live blood. The blood coagulated into five globules, corresponding to the wounds Christ suffered in each hand and foot on the cross, and the wound from the centurion’s spear. After free time for lunch, we will continue on toward the Adriatic coast to the great Marian shrine of Loreto to visit the Holy House of Nazareth, and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto. More than 50 popes have made a pilgrimage to the house transported by angels to this hill in central Italy in 1294. Tradition has it that this is the house in which Mary first prayed the Magnificat, in which Jesus grew to manhood, and in which the Holy Family lived. Enjoy lunch before we make our way to Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and the environment, and the founder of the Franciscan Order. We arrive in Assisi in time for dinner at our hotel.
Dinner at: TBA
Meeting & Lecture at: TBA

 

Day 9: Monday – March 17 – Assisi (The Life of a Saint, that inspired a Holy Father)
Today is a very special day, as we will spend a full day touring the home of the Saint that inspired our Holy Father. Pope Francis chose his name in admiration of the Saint of Nature and Servant to the Poor. Known for being a humble man himself, Pope Francis spent most of his life denying the luxuries of life, and preferring to live in simplicity and humility. Following breakfast, we will begin a tour of Assisi. Visit the tomb of St Francis. Explore the quaint hilltop birthplace of St Francis that still retains something of the atmosphere of the early 1200s, the period when St Francis began his ministry. Contained within the huge 13th-century Basilica are many of the saint's possessions and a series of frescoes depicting his life. You may kneel before the crucifix from which Jesus spoke to St Francis, asking him to rebuild His church. It was in St Mary of the Angels Basilica that St Francis spent most of his life. Here we visit the Chapel, Portiuncola, the rose bush, and the cave where the saint retired for prayer. Stroll the medieval streets of the compact little town. You will have some free time to shop or eat lunch at an outdoor cafe with a view of an ancient Roman temple until we continue on to the Church of St. Clare to see the saint's incorrupt body. The Foundress of the Order of Poor Clares followed the teachings of St Francis by living a life of poverty and humility. We will visit these two saints' tombs before dinner and retiring for the evening.
Dinner at: TBA
Meeting & Lecture at: TBA

 

Day 10: Tuesday – March 18 – Assisi – Siena - Assisi

After breakfast we will head south to Siena, the birthplace of Saints Catherine (Doctor of the Church, and one of the two patron Saints of Italy, with St. Francis of Assisi) and Bernardine (known as the “Apostle of Italy” for his efforts to revive the Catholic faith in the 15th century). Siena is also one of Italy’s loveliest medieval cities. Here we will stroll the Piazza Del Campo, one of Italy’s finest squares, and visit the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis, containing the miraculous consecrated hosts that remained intact since 1730. After lunch, we will continue on to view the incorrupt head of St. Catherine at the Basilica of St. Dominic (Her body is preserved in Rome in the Basilica St. Maria sopra Minerva). We travel back to Assisi for dinner and overnight.
Dinner at: TBA
Meeting & Lecture at: TBA

 

Day 11: Wednesday – March 19 – Assisi - Rome – USA (*or Post Tour to Florence, Padua & Venice)
Following breakfast, we will board our bus that will bring us to Rome Airport for our return flights home. We will bid farewell to our new friends, and to a Pilgrimage which will be in our memories and hearts for a long time to come. We depart for Rome Airport and fondly say, Arrivederci Italia!





Basilica of Santa Maria Cathedral, Florence, Italy

Optional Post Tour to Florence, Padua & Venice

March 19 - 23, 2014 - 5 days / 4 nights - $1,295 per person


*SOLD OUT*

*Please Note:
 Dr. Scott Hahn's participation in the Post Tour is Pending Confirmation.


Your Optional Post Tour Includes:
Return flight from Venice
4 nights at First Class Hotels:
       ~ 2 nights: Mar 19-21, Hotel Star Hotels Tuscany - Florence
       ~ 2 nights: Mar 21-23, Hotel Carnival Palace - Venice
Transfers as per itinerary
Breakfast and Dinner daily
Lunch on March 19th and 21st only
Wine and Mineral Water with all meals
Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
Assistance of a professional guide throughout
Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
Headphones for additional sightseeing
Arrangements for Mass daily & Spiritual activities
Luggage handling (1 piece per person)

Not Included: Lunches as indicated, Travel Insurance optional at. (www.206tours.com/insurance), Cancel for Any Reason Protection at additional cost of $299 per person. (www.206tours.com/cancellationprotection), Tips to your guide & driver, Items of a personal nature.



Day 11: Wednesday – March 19 – Assisi – Siena - Florence

After breakfast, we are off to the beautiful town of Florence. On the way, we will stop to explore the university city of, Pisa. We will marvel at its amazing architectural structures and visit the famous Leaning Tower. After lunch, the bus will bring us through the Tuscany until we arrive at our hotel in Florence. A true paradise for culture and art lovers, Florence drew to itself the greatest artists of the Renaissance: Dante, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Donatello and many others. You will have a free afternoon to stroll the streets of this city. Enjoy some of the best shopping in Italy, visit a museum, or just relax in a café in the Piazza della Signoria. We gather for dinner to share stories of our day.

Day 12: Thursday – March 20 – Florence
After breakfast, we are off to enjoy a guided tour of Florence which includes the magnificent Franciscan church of The Holy Cross, or Santa Croce, with its beautiful facade, the church is a burial place of nobles, among which is Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli. Take a walking tour through Piazza Signoria, pass by Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. Continue through Republic Square to the Santa Maria del Fiore 13th century Cathedral. After lunch we will visit L'Accadamia where we will view Michelangelo's "David" as well as other works of art. You will have free time to explore the museum and city before we return to the Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 13: Friday – March 21 – Florence - Padua
After breakfast, we depart for Padua, where St. Anthony, “Patron Saint of Lost Things”, is honored. We will celebrate Mass at the Basilica built in his honor. Following Mass, begin our sightseeing tour including one of the oldest universities in Italy, the Tomb of St. Anthony, and we will also have an opportunity to see several of his relics. We will pass by Pratto Della Valle, and see the Basilica of Santa Giustina. We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner and a restful overnight.

Day 14: Saturday – March 22 – Padua – Full day excursion to Venice
After breakfast, we depart for nearby Venice, where the streets are paved with water! We will enjoy a tour and visit to some of the greatest sights you will ever see: St. Mark's Square, The Golden Basilica of San Marco, the Bridge of Sighs, and we will even have an extraordinary visit of Dodges' Palace. After the tour you will have free time to explore Venice on own, shop and perhaps take a gondola ride. Don't forget to enjoy a cappuccino and gelato at one of the cafes in St. Mark's Square, a “must” for any visit to Venice. We will return to our Hotel in time for Dinner and overnight.

Day 15: Sunday – March 23 – Venice - USA
We will bid farewell to our new friends and to a Pilgrimage which will be in our memories and hearts for a long time to come. We depart for Venice Airport for our return flights home. We fondly say, Arrivederci Italia!




Additional Information & Travel Tips:  What to Know Before You Go

Any Questions?
For more information, please contact: Yaritza or Sandra tel: 800-206-TOUR (8687) or email: yaritza@206tours.com or sandra@206tours.com with any questions or to register.


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Hotel Michelangelo
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Visconti Palace Hotel

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*Optional Post Tour to Florence, Padua & Venice SOLD OUT
*Optional Post Tour to Florence, Padua & Venice - Private Room SOLD OUT

Pilgrimage Upgrades:  
Single Supplement / Private Room $749
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (one-way) $1,750
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (round trip) $3,500
First Class available upon request
Children's discounts for children under 12 upon request





Mass Schedule:

Monday, March 10th:
Time: 5:00PM @ Santa Marina in Traspontina Church

Tuesday, March 11th:
Time: 8:45 AM @ Basilica of St. Mary Major

Wednesday, March 12th:
TBA

Thursday, March 13th:
Time: 9:00 AM @ Church of the Gesu

Friday, March 14th:
Time: 11:00 AM @ Monte Cassino Abbey

Saturday, March 15th:

Time: 11:15 AM @ Our Lady of the Graze Church

Sunday, March 16th:

Time: 11:30 AM @ Church of the Shrine of Lanciano

Monday, March 17th:
Time: 1:00 PM @ Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Lecture Schedule:

Monday, March 10th:
Welcome Gathering
Time: 6:00PM @ Visconti Palace

Tuesday, March 11th:
Time: 9:00 PM @ Visconti Palace

Wednesday, March 12th:
Time: 9:00 PM @ Visconti Palace

Saturday, March 15th:
Time: 9:00 PM @ Hotel Gran Paradiso

Monday, March 17th:
Time: 9:00 PM @ Hotel Giotto

Tuesday, March 18th:
Time: 9:00 PM @ Hotel Giotto

*Topics of Lectures have not been confirmed by Dr. Hahn





About Rome:
Rome has been one of history's most powerful and important cities, along with home to the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope, and the site of the Vatican City. First built in 337, St. Peter's Basilica lies over the tomb of St. Peter. Contained within is a vast array of the most beautiful artwork ever assembled, reflecting the immensity, beauty, vastness, majesty, glory and awesomeness of God.




St. Peter's Square, Rome, Italy
     

Assisi Basilica, Assisi, Italy
     
 
The Grotto, Monte Sant'Angelo, Italy   Eucharistic Miracle of Lanciano, Lanciano, Italy
     

Optional Post Tour to Florence, Padua & Venice
     

Basilica of Santa Maria Cathedral, Florence, Italy
 

Prato Della Valle, Padua, Italy
     

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St. Peters Basilica, Rome, Italy

Sistine Chapel, Vatican, Rome, Italy


Michelangelo's Pieta, St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy


The Holy Stairs, The Vatican, Rome, Italy


Assisi Basilica, Assisi, Italy


San Damino Cross, Assisi Italy

Holy House of Loreto, Loreto

Madonna of Loreto, Loreto, Italy


Padre Pio, San Giovanni Rotondo


Monte Cassino Abbey, Monte Cassino, Italy


Piazza del Campo, Siena, Italy



Optional Post Tour to Florence, Padua
& Venice



Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy


Lorenzo Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise, Florence, Italy

Rialto Bridge, Venice, Italy


Santa Maria Della Salute Basilica, Venice, Italy
 
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