Join  Fr. Joseph La Joie on a
Jubilee-Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to

Italy
June 6 - 15, 2016 
$3,999
from Denver, CO













 

  Rome * Orvieto * Assisi * Monte Cassino Neptune * Anzio

 


DATES SELECT AIRPORT  REGISTER

 

Liz@206tours.com
800-206-TOUR (8687)
 
mon - fri
9am - 5pm EST
 

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

Round Trip Airfare from Denver
All airport fuel taxes and surcharges
8 nights at First Class - Four Star hotels as follows:
(or similar)

      ~ June 7 - 15: Hotel Il Cantico, Rome
Transfers as per itinerary on a group basis
Breakfast daily
Two Dinners
(June 8th and 11th)
Glass of wine and mineral water with dinners
Transportation by deluxe motor coach
Assistance of a professional Catholic guide
(s)
Sightseeing and admissions fees per itinerary
Catholic Priest as spiritual advisor
(Fr. La Joie)
Mass daily & Spiritual Activities
Luggage handling
(1 piece per person)

† Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents

 

Not Included: Lunches, Dinner and Beverages not mentioned, Individual Transfers


Available Optional: Travel Insurance (www.206tours.com/insurance), Cancellation Protection Plan (www.206tours.com/cancellationprotection)


Sample Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1, Mon, Jun 6 - Departure to Rome
Depart Denver for the overnight flights to Rome.

Day 2, Tue, Jun 7 - Arrive Rome
Upon arrival, your escort will greet you and welcome you to Italy. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy a free afternoon for rest, relaxation, or exploration. You tour escort can suggest sights or walks for you to enjoy. dinner on your own and overnight.

Day 3, Wed, Jun 8 - Rome – Orvieto – Assisi – Rome
Following breakfast, we will board our bus that will bring us to Orvieto. Here we will see the Cathedral of Orvieto, a 14th century Roman Catholic Cathedral within this city. The construction of the cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Santa Maria Assunta), lasted almost three centuries. It was constructed under the orders of Pope Urban IV to commemorate and provide a suitable home for the Corporal of Bolsena, a miracle which is said to have occurred in 1263 in this nearby town, when a traveling priest who had doubts about the truth of transubstantiation found that his Host was bleeding and stained the altar cloth. The cloth is now stored in the Chapel of the Corporal inside the cathedral. We continue to Assisi; where we will visit the tomb of St Francis. Ex-plore 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 where 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. We return to Rome for Dinner and overnight.

Day 4, Thu, Jun 9 - Rome - Christian Rome (Main Basilicas)
Following Breakfast, we will make our way to the Trevi Fountain built in the 15th Century to mark the ending destination of the Aqua Virgo – a man-made channel erected in 19 B.C or Piazza Navona where at the center: Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi “Fountain of the Four Rivers. After free time for lunch we will visit the Basilica of St. John the Lateran, the Pope’s cathedral church where relics of both Peter and Paul remain under the main altar. It was here that Pope Francis was formally installed as Bishop of Rome. Next we cross the street to see the Holy Staircase which is believed to be a staircase from Pilate’s palace in Jerusalem and brought to Rome by St. Helen in the 4th century. Time permitting we may climb the steps on our knees in memory of Christ’s Passion. Continue to the Basilica of St. Mary Major, the most important and the oldest church dedicated to Our Lady. St. Mary Major contains a relic from the manger of the infant Jesus. We will celebrate Mass, and then make our way to dinner on your own and overnight.

Day 5, Fri, Jun 10 - Rome - Vatican Museums, Saint Peter’s, Saint Paul outside the walls, & the Catacombs
Following breakfast, we will depart to celebrate Mass in 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. Following Mass, we will visit of the Vatican Museums, containing 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. The tour ends as we make our way back into St. Peter’s Basilica. 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 archaeo-logical excavations were conducted at the ancient site decades ago. We will also visit the tomb of St. John Paul II located at the Vatican. There will be free time for lunch, and then we will contin-ue on to visit St Paul. Outside the Walls. Continue our tour via the Appian Way -- the oldest road from Roman times--plus the famous Domino Quo Vadis Chapel; see the ancient Baths of Caracalla, Arch of Drusus; Tomb of Celilia Metella, and the catacombs of St Callixtus where the early Christians hid themselves to escape persecution. We will conclude our day and wonderful stay in Rome with dinner on your own and overnight.

Day 6, Sat, Jun 11 - Rome – Montecassino - Neptune – Anzio – Rome
Following breakfast, we will drive to Monte Cassino, a beautiful town with a monastery. The first monastery was founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia in 529. It was here where St. Benedict developed the “Benedictine Rule” which became the founding principle for Western Monasticism. The hilltop sanctuary was also the site of the Battle of Monte Cassino in 1944. The original building was destroyed by Allied bombing and rebuilt after the war. After time for lunch on our own, we continue 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 will visit The World War II battlefield of Anzio. This tour is an unforgettable experience; retracing the Allied landing of Anzio which took place on 22th January 1944. We will visit the “Sbarco Museum” and the areas adjacent to the beaches such as Peter Beach and X-Ray Beach. We continue and see Nettuno’s War Cemetery. We will make a stop nearby at the Shrine of St Maria Goretti, one of the youngest of the Canonized Saints, who lived an inspirational life. Return to Rome for dinner & overnight.

Day 7, Sun, Jun 12 - Rome - Papal Angelus & Tour of Ancient Rome
Following breakfast, we will make our way to St. Peter’s Square to attend the Papal Blessing (the “Angelus”), led by His Holiness, Pope Francis. (Papal Blessing: Is scheduled to take place every Sunday, pending the schedule of Pope Francis.) The Holy Father may also greet the crowds in various languages. Afterward we’ll tour Ancient Rome, including a view of the Coliseum (outside), the Roman Forum, Palatine Hill and Chircus Maximus. Dinner on your own and overnight.

Day 8, Mon, Jun 13 - Rome – Scavi Tour of the Vatican Necropolis
This morning will start by taking Scavi Tour. The “Scavi” are the excavations of the underground necropolis under St. Peter’s Basilica. The Vatican Necropolis, lies under the Vatican City, at depths varying between 5–12 meters below Saint Peter's Basilica. The Vatican sponsored archeological excavations under Saint Peter's in the years 1940–1949 which revealed parts of a necropolis dating to Imperial times. The work was undertaken at the request of Pope Pius XI who wished to be buried as close as possible to Peter the Apostle. It is also home to the Tomb of the Julii, which has been dated to the third or fourth century. The necropolis was not originally one of the underground Catacombs of Rome, but an open air cemetery with tombs and mausoleums. Dinner on your own and overnight.

Day 9, Tue, Jun 14 - Rome – Free day
Enjoy a free day for rest, relaxation, exploration or optional tour of choice offered. Dinner on your own and overnight.

Day 10, Wed, Jun 15 - Rome – Rome Airport
Transfer to Fiumicino airport for your return flights home with memories to last a lifetime.

 

 

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Options:  
Single Supplement / Private Room $499
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (one-way) - pending availability $1,750
Business Class Trans-Atlantic Upgrade (round trip) - pending availability $3,500
First Class available upon request
Children's discounts for children under 12 upon request
 
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Vatican Museum,, Italy
 
Assisi Basilica
 

St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy




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Basilica St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome, Italy


His Holiness Pope Francis


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


St. Peters Basilica, Rome, Italy


Assisi Staircase, Assisi, Italy


Orvieto Cathedral, Orvieto, Italy


Monte Cassino Monastery, Italy


Assisi Cathedral, Assisi, Italy


Ancient Colosseum, Rome, Italy







 
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