Tour Detail

The Eternal City

Itinerary

Day 1 – New York, NY

We depart on our international flight to Rome. Dinner and breakfast are served on board.

Day 2 - Rome

Upon arrival in Rome, we are met by our local representative and transfer to our hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight we enjoy dinner and overnight in Rome. (D)

Day 3 – Rome

After breakfast we enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of "Imperial" Rome, including the Catacombs, the Appian Way, St. Peter in Chains, the Colosseum, and Circus Maximus. We also visit the three major basilicas in Rome including 1600 year old St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran, Cathedral of the city of Rome and St. Paul Outside the Walls, built over the burial place of St. Paul. Dinner and overnight are in Rome. (B, D)

Day 4 - Rome

After breakfast we depart for Vatican City, to attend a Papal Audience (subject for Pope’s availability ). In the afternoon, we visit the splendid Vatican Museums with their world-renowned art collections and the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, adorned with Michelangelo's frescoes. We conclude our visit with a tour of the awe inspiring St. Peter's Basilica, including time to pray at the tomb of Pope John Paul II. We have the remainder of the day to explore the wonders of Rome on our own. Dinner and overnight are in Rome. (B, D)

Day 5 – Rome

Today you have a half-day tour exploring the wonders of ancient Rome. We begin with a view of Capitoline Hill , the Arch of Constantine and the Circus Maximus and visit the archeological area of the Roman Forum. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure for last-minute sightseeing or shopping. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B, D)

Day 6 – Rome

Today we enjoy a free day to discover the beauty and inspiration that is Rome. An optional tour to Assisi, the town of beloved St. Francis, is offered as well (with additional cost – please check the hotel concierge ). In Assisi we visit the Basilica of St. Francis, with its wonderful artwork by Giotto, the church of St. Clare, which houses her incorrupt body, the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Portiuncula Chapel, birthplace of the Franciscan Order. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B, D)

Day 7 - New York, NY

After early breakfast we transfer to Rome's Fiumicino Airport for our return flight, arriving the same day. (B)

*(B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Inclusions

Included Highlights

The Eternal City reflects the grandeur of Ancient Rome and the majesty of Christian Rome. Visit such sites as the Catacombs, Vatican City, four major Basilicas of the Catholic Church and Colisseum.

Roundtrip from New York Area Gateway

Superior Tourist Class Hotels

Breakfast and Dinner Daily

Sightseeing as per itnerary

Airport-hotel transfers & porterage

Touring by Private Air Conditioned Motorcoach

Services of a Professional Regina Tours Escort

Priest to accompany trip (if available)