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Fatima, Rome & San Giovanni Rotondo Pilgrimage

Spiritual Leader: Fr. Brian Grady

Group Leader: Marcie Girolamo

April 18 - 28, 2023

*Optional Post Tour to Assisi
April 28 - 30, 2023 | $699.00 (USD)

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Fatima, Rome & San Giovanni Rotondo Pilgrimage

Spiritual Leader:
Fr. Brian Grady

Group Leader:
Marcie Girolamo

April 18 - 28, 2023

*Optional Post Tour to Assisi
April 28 - 30, 2023 | $699.00 (USD)

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Lisbon (St. Anthony) · Santarem (Eucharistic Miracle) · Fatima · Monte Cassino · San Giovanni Rotondo (Padre Pio) · Monte Sant'Angelo (St. Michael) · Lanciano (Eucharistic Miracle) · Loreto (Holy House) · Rome · Papal Audience · Trevi Fountain · Piazza Novona · Pantheon · Spanish Steps · St. Peter's Basilica · Vatican Museum · Appian Way · Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls · Catacombs

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Lisbon (St. Anthony) · Santarem (Eucharistic Miracle) · Fatima · Monte Cassino · San Giovanni Rotondo (Padre Pio) · Monte Sant'Angelo (St. Michael) · Lanciano (Eucharistic Miracle) · Loreto (Holy House) · Rome · Papal Audience · Trevi Fountain · Piazza Novona · Pantheon · Spanish Steps · St. Peter's Basilica · Vatican Museum · Appian Way · Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls · Catacombs


Fr. Brian Grady

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare
         *
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Centrally located hotels: (or similar)
      3 nights: Apr 19 - 22: Santa Maria Jardim, Fatima
      2 nights: Apr 22 - 24: Centro di Spiritualita Padre Pio, San Giovanni Rotondo
      4 nights: Apr 24 - 28: Istituto Maria SS Bambina S. Pietro, Rome
  • Post Optional Tour to Assisi:
      ~ 2nights: Apr 28 - 30: Domus Laetitiae, Assisi
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Wine with dinners
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of local guide throughout
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
Centrally located first class hotels: (or similar)
hotel
Mundial
Lisbon, Portugal

3 Night

hotel
Santa Maria
Fatima, Portugal

2 Nights

Istituto Maria SS Bambina S. Pietro
Rome

4 Nights

Not included
  • Lunches and beverages not mentioned, Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
Travel Protection

Providing you coverage for situations that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 48 hours prior to departure.

Itinerary

Day 1, Tue, Apr 14: Depart for Lisbon

Make your way to your local airport, where you will board your overnight flight(s) to Lisbon. Your meals will be served on board.

Day 2, Wed, Apr 19: Arrive in Lisbon - Santarem - Fatima

Upon landing at Lisbon Airport, and after claiming your baggage, proceed to the arrival's hall, where you will be greeted by your tour guide and/or driver. Enjoy panoramic tour of Lisbon and continue to Fatima. On the way to Fatima, stop in town of Santarem for Mass at St. Stephens Church, and to venerate the 13th century Eucharistic Miracle. Continue to Fatima, a Hamlet of Aljustrel, the birthplace and home of the three shepherd children. Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

Day 3 & 4, Thu & Fri, Apr 20 & Apr 21: In Fatima

These two days will surely be a memorable experience, as you pray and meditate upon one of Our Blessed Mother's apparition sites. Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children; Lucia (age 10), Jacinta (age 7), and Francisco (age 9). These apparitions occurred monthly from May until October of 1917. Historically, as the entire world was in true turmoil, Our Lady's most prominent message during this time was to pray for world peace. The destruction of the world at that point in history was also mentioned by Our Lady in her messages of Fatima, and more specifically, in her second secret to the children. Our profoundly reflective day begins with a visit to the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. This simple, yet modern, chapel is the site where the Virgin Mary first appeared on May 13, 1917. Continue with a visit to the stunning neoclassical church, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. This Sacred space contains the tombs of St. Francisco, St. Jacinta, and Sister Lucia. View the monument that commemorates the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the square. Due to Our Lady's consistency in Her messages to pray the Rosary, this Basilica also features fifteen altars, dedicated to the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. While in the Basilica, you will be able to feel, through the Love of Our Lord and Lady, the many graces that were received here. Visit the Museum with the exhibition: Fatima: Light and Peace. Continue with a visit to the Holy Trinity Basilica. After free time for lunch, we will experience Christ's unconditional love by participating in the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra. The "Sacred Way" marks the path taken by the shepherd children of Fatima to their first apparition with Our Lady. It is composed of fifteen small chapels in commemoration of the Passion of Our Lord. The fifteenth station, the Resurrection, can be found close to the Chapel of Calvary, dedicated to St. Stephen, King of Hungary. The day ends with a visit to Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's August 1917 apparition and the first and third apparition of the Angel. Your night will conclude with private devotions, and a candlelight procession, requested by Our Lady (1917). Enjoy dinner and a comfortable night's rest in Fatima.

Day 5, Sat, Apr 22: Fatima - Lisbon Airport - Rome Airport - Monte Cassino - San Giovanni Rotondo

Following breakfast transfer to Lisbon Airport for your short flight to Rome. Welcome to Rome, also known as "The Eternal City". Upon landing at Rome airport, claim your baggage and proceed to the arrival hall, where your tour guide and/or driver will greet you. Board the bus and enjoy the scenic route to the Abbey of Monte Cassino, the principal monastery of the Benedictine Order, founded by St. Benedict around 530 A.D. Continue on to San Giovanni Rotondo, where St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio) lived for many decades and where thousands of people have flocked in order to be closer to this great saint and to Our Lord. Dinner and overnight in San Giovanni Rotondo.

Day 6, Sun, Apr 23: San Giovanni Rotondo - Monte Sant' Angelo - San Giovanni Rotondo

Visit the Old Church of Our Lady of Grace, see the confessional from where St. Pio spent an innumerable number of hours listening to confessions. Next, you will board the bus and travel along the beautiful Gargano Peninsula to the Grotto of St. Michael the Archangel. Return for dinner and overnight in San Giovanni Rotondo. *Candlelight Procession - Between May and October, attend the weekly candlelight procession at the Sanctuary of St. Pio after dinner, at 9:00 pm.

Day 7, Mon, Apr 24: San Giovanni Rotondo - Lanciano - Loretto - Rome

After breakfast, you we leave for Assisi. On the way we stop in Lanciano for private Mass at the Church of St. Longinus- the site of a Eucharistic Miracle that occurred in the eighth century. At the time of the miracle, there was a Basilian monk, who struggled with the belief in the Real Presence in the Eucharist. During the time of Mass, the monk, with doubt in his voice, said the words of consecration and the bread and wine transformed into physical flesh and blood. Leave for Marian shrine of Loreto to visit the Holy House of Nazareth and the beautiful Madonna of Loreto. Tradition holds 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, before it was transported several times by angels, to its current location. Continue to Rome, your final destination and home for next 4 night. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 8, Tue, Apr 25: Rome - in the morning Christian Rome; Afternoon free

After a nice breakfast at your hotel, your first sightseeing day in Rome starts! This morning, visit the oldest of the four major Basilicas in Rome, the Archbasilica of St. John the Lateran, the cathedral church and seat of the Bishop of Rome. Next, you will cross the street to visit the Holy Stairs. These Holy Stairs are the very steps leading up to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate in Jerusalem which Jesus climbed on his way to trial during his Passion. In the fourth century, these stairs were brought to Rome by St. Helena. People ascend the Holy Stairs on their knees, in memory of Christ's agonizing Passion. Holy Mass will be celebrated today at the Basilica of St. Mary Major, dedicated to Our Blessed Mother. This Basilica contains a relic from the manger of the infant Jesus. Afternoon is free for you to explore Eternal City on your own. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 9, Wed, Apr 26: Rome - Papal Audience/Trevi Fountain/Piazza Novona/Pantheon/Spanish Steps

After breakfast your day begins with the Papal Audience in St. Peter's Square! The Audience is celebrated each Wednesday by His Holiness, Pope Francis (pending the papal schedule). Following the Papal Audience, we will make our way to the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain). In the times of Ancient Rome, this fountain served as the terminal point of the Aqua Virgo, the main aqueduct that supplied thermal baths. Following the Trevi Fountain, continue to the beautiful, Piazza Novona. This square was built on the former Stadium of Domitian that held many festivals and sporting events (86 A.D). At the center of this square, stands the Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of the Four Rivers). There are four figures constructed on this fountain that represent four rivers: the Nile, Ganges, Danube, and Rio de la Plata. Stop for lunch and then we will have the remainder of the day to visit Pantheon and Spanish Steps. The Pantheon in Rome is a remarkable building architecturally. Basically a cylinder with the floating dome on top of columns, it is the largest masonry vault ever built. In the center of this dome is a hole bringing in a shaft of light to show the beauty of this building and its relatively simple, open interior. Being inside the Pantheon feels very special. Originally built in 27 BC and rebuilt by Emperor Hadrian in 120 AD, the temple has been damaged and plundered over time. In 609 AD it became a Christian church dedicated to the Madonna. In the 17th century some of its bronze ceiling was taken and melted down for use in St Peter's Basilica. Important figures such as King Victor Emmanuel II and the artist Raphael are buried in the Pantheon. We then continue to Spanish Steps before delicious dinner and restful overnight.

Day 10, Thu, Apr 27: St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican Museum - Appian Way - Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls - Catacombs

Celebrate Mass. Tour St. Peter's Basilica, built on site where St. Peter, was martyred. Pray at the tomb of St. John Paul II. View the Michelangelo's Pieta, a sculpture depicting the Virgin Mary holding Christ after His crucifixion. Visit Vatican Museum, to view the Tapestry Gallery, Raphael Rooms, Sistine Chapel and Michelangelo's Masterpiece. After lunch, we continue down the Appian Way, the earliest road from Ancient Rome. This road leads to the Domino Quo Vadis Chapel, the Baths of Caracalla, the Arch of Drusus, the Tomb of Cecilia Metella, and the catacomb of St. Callixtus. The day concludes with a visit to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside The Walls. Originally founded by Emperor Constantine in the 4th century this Basilica is the burial place of Saint Paul the Apostle. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 11, Fri, Apr 28: Rome Airport - USA

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leave by motor coach and transfer to Rome airport for return flights home.

Or for pilgrims taking post tour to Assisi

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2023 Dates & Prices

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Apr 28, 2023
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Apr 19
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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $599.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

Post Tour to Assisi

*All pricing is per person

Optional Post Tour to Assisi $699.00 (USD)

Optional Post Tour to Assisi Single Room $828.00 (USD)

Optional Assisi Post Tour:

April 28 - 30, 2023

$699.00 (USD)


Itinerary
Day 11, Fri, Apr 28: Rome - Orvieto - Assisi

Following breakfast will head north through the Roman countryside of vineyards and villas. Throughout this bus ride, your tour escort will share very interesting information regarding the spiritual, historical, and cultural aspects of Italy. On the wayto Assisi we will make a stop in Orvieto, where a Eucharistic Miracle is preserved in the Cathedral of Orvieto. In 1263, a Priest stopped to celebrate Mass at Saint Christina's Church in Bolsena. Having doubts that the Eucharist was really the Body and Blood of Christ, the Priest was shocked when the host began tobleed right after the prayer of consecration. Unable to hide this fact, he interrupted the Mass and went to Orvieto where Pope Urban IV was in residence. The Pope ordered that the miraculous host and then linen altarcloth stained with blood be brought toOrvieto and placed on display, where is still rests today. The Cathedral also has some of the most magnificent frescoes to be found anywhere. The depicting visions of heaven and hell in the San Brizio Chapel rival thoseof the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy visit to local winery with wine testing and light lunch included and then continue onto Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy delicious dinner and restful overnight.

Day 12, Sat, Apr 29: Assisi (St. Francis)

As you visit the birthplace of St. Francis, you will become captivated as the atmosphere has not changed since St. Francis began his ministry in the early 13th-century. You will start a tour at the St. Francis Basilica, visit the tomb of St. Francis, and have the opportunity to view a series of frescoes depicting his life, along with a few of the saint'spossessions. Followed by a visit to the Santuario Della Spogliazione where Blessed Carlo Acutis' tomb is placed. Carlo is the first millennial to be declared Blessedwho loved the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. From there, you will continue on awalking tour through this picturesque town, including the birthplace of St. Francis, and end with a tour of the Church that honors St. Clare, the foundress of the Poor Clare Sisters. St. Clare followed the teachings of St. Francis very closely by also living a life of poverty and humility. Enjoy some free time -you may take this time for additional prayer, shop in the many gift shops, or enjoy a nice lunch. After lunch, board the bus, which will take you outside of the walls of Assisi, to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. Here is where St. Francis spent most of his life. This Basilica is made up of two structures, both of which you will visit. The first structure is the "Porziuncola" which is where St. Francis founded his order of the Friar Minor (Franciscans). The second is the "Capella del Transito" which is the place St. Francis died. During your time here, you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Rose Garden where St. Francis and other friars lived, as well as secluded sanctuary where in the early 13thcentury St. Francis often come to pray and contemplate. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 13, Sun, Apr 30: Assisi - Rome Airport - USA

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leaveAssisi by motor coach and transfer to Rome airport for return flights home.

*206 Tours Disclaimer: The itinerary should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visits.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $599.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (One-Way) $1,750.00 (USD)

Business Class Trans-Atlantic (Round-Trip) $3,500.00 (USD)

Optional Assisi Post Tour:

April 28 - 30, 2023

$699.00 (USD)


Iternary

Day 11, Fri, Apr 28: Rome - Orvieto - Assisi

Following breakfast will head north through the Roman countryside of vineyards and villas. Throughout this bus ride, your tour escort will share very interesting information regarding the spiritual, historical, and cultural aspects of Italy. On the wayto Assisi we will make a stop in Orvieto, where a Eucharistic Miracle is preserved in the Cathedral of Orvieto. In 1263, a Priest stopped to celebrate Mass at Saint Christina's Church in Bolsena. Having doubts that the Eucharist was really the Body and Blood of Christ, the Priest was shocked when the host began tobleed right after the prayer of consecration. Unable to hide this fact, he interrupted the Mass and went to Orvieto where Pope Urban IV was in residence. The Pope ordered that the miraculous host and then linen altarcloth stained with blood be brought toOrvieto and placed on display, where is still rests today. The Cathedral also has some of the most magnificent frescoes to be found anywhere. The depicting visions of heaven and hell in the San Brizio Chapel rival thoseof the Sistine Chapel. Enjoy visit to local winery with wine testing and light lunch included and then continue onto Assisi, the hometown of St. Francis. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy delicious dinner and restful overnight.

Day 12, Sat, Apr 29: Assisi (St. Francis)

As you visit the birthplace of St. Francis, you will become captivated as the atmosphere has not changed since St. Francis began his ministry in the early 13th-century. You will start a tour at the St. Francis Basilica, visit the tomb of St. Francis, and have the opportunity to view a series of frescoes depicting his life, along with a few of the saint'spossessions. Followed by a visit to the Santuario Della Spogliazione where Blessed Carlo Acutis' tomb is placed. Carlo is the first millennial to be declared Blessedwho loved the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. From there, you will continue on awalking tour through this picturesque town, including the birthplace of St. Francis, and end with a tour of the Church that honors St. Clare, the foundress of the Poor Clare Sisters. St. Clare followed the teachings of St. Francis very closely by also living a life of poverty and humility. Enjoy some free time -you may take this time for additional prayer, shop in the many gift shops, or enjoy a nice lunch. After lunch, board the bus, which will take you outside of the walls of Assisi, to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. Here is where St. Francis spent most of his life. This Basilica is made up of two structures, both of which you will visit. The first structure is the "Porziuncola" which is where St. Francis founded his order of the Friar Minor (Franciscans). The second is the "Capella del Transito" which is the place St. Francis died. During your time here, you will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Rose Garden where St. Francis and other friars lived, as well as secluded sanctuary where in the early 13thcentury St. Francis often come to pray and contemplate. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 13, Sun, Apr 30: Assisi - Rome Airport - USA

After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leaveAssisi by motor coach and transfer to Rome airport for return flights home.

*206 Tours Disclaimer: The itinerary should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of places to be visited. Occasionally local religious holidays, national days, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of visits or the missing of certain visits.

Would like to stop over in Europe?

Let us know at time of registration, we will reschedule your airline reservations pending availability at no additional fee (these options will be available to you when you register online). Let us know if you need assistance with pre or post stay at hotel. Simply Contact 206 Tours:  800-206-TOUR (8687)  or  sales@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Lisbon (St. Anthony)
  • Santarem (Eucharistic Miracle)
  • Fatima
  • Monte Cassino
  • San Giovanni Rotondo (Padre Pio)
  • Giovanni Rotondo
  • Monte Sant'Angelo (St. Michael)
  • San Giovanni Rotondo (Padre Pio)
  • Lanciano (Eucharistic Miracle)
  • Loreto (Holy House)
  • Rome
  • Papal Audience
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Piazza Novona
  • Pantheon
  • Spanish Steps
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Vatican Museum
  • Appian Way
  • Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
  • Catacombs
About Fatima:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is one of most famous Marian Shrines in the world. Drawn by apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three local shepherd children in 1917. Four million people visit Fatima each year. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to shepherd children on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, starting on May 13th until October 13th. The events at Fatima gained particular fame due to their elements of prophecy and eschatology, particularly with regard to possible world war and the conversion of Russia.

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