Arrive Rome, start our pilgrimage with time at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Mass, Piazza Navona, Pantheon. View the Coliseum. Hotel check in, dinner included, overnight Rome.
Breakfast included. After an early Mass, visit some of the most important and awe-inspiring sites of Rome, including the tomb of Pope St. John Paul II, Sistine Chapel, Basilica of St. Peter. Visit St. John Lateran, Scala Sancta. Extraordinary tour of the Scavi beneath St. Peter Basilica which houses the authentic remains of St. Peter. SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. Early reservations required for this event. Visitors must be at least 15 years of age. Visitors should not be claustrophobic. Dinner not included. Overnight Rome.
Father Russo's 30th Anniversary of Ordination by Pope St. John Paul II Breakfast included. View North American College. Visit and Mass, Borghese Chapel, Santa Maria Maggiore, one of four Major Basilicas. Father Russo's fi rst Mass was celebrated in the Borghese Chapel. On to Nettuno, visit American Cemetery, lunch included. Mass or prayers tomb of Santa Maria Goretti. Visit home of Santa Maria Goretti. Dinner not included, overnight Rome.
After an early breakfast proceed to the Piazza of Basilica of St. Peter for the Papal Audience. Afternoon travel to Assisi, place of one of the most beloved saints, Francis, the fi rst recorded Stigmatist. Visit Santa Maria degli Angeli built over the most important place for Franciscans, the Porziuncola where Francis announced his vocation and declared poverty. Here is the “Transito” Cell where he died. Mass Basilica of St. Francis. Crypt of St. Francis and companions. Subject to availability. Leisure or visit San Damiano church before hotel check in, upper Assisi. Dinner included, overnight Assisi.
The Lord bless thee and keep thee. May he show his face to thee and have mercy on thee. May he turn his countenance to thee and give thee peace. - St. Francis of Assisi Basilica of St. Francis, Basilica of St. Clare. Leisure. Option under own arrangement--Eremo del Carceri---hermitage of St. Francis. Here he began writing the “Canticle of the Creatures,” completed at San Damiano church. Leisure time to enjoy the sights, tastes and serenity of one of the world's most visited and loved towns, well known for culinary foods and excellent shopping. Dinner not included. Overnight Assisi.
Early breakfast. Travel back to Rome—Appian Way, view Quo Vadis Chapel, St. Callixtus Catacombs. Trevi Fountain. Hotel check in, overnight Rome. Dinner included.
Early Mass, then day of leisure in Rome. Meet up for a farewell dinner. Overnight Rome.
Flight to Lisbon Mass at Convent Our Lady of Miracles/Poor Clare nuns (St. Jacinta lived here when she was ill.) Travel to Fatima, stopping in Santarem (subject to availability) Visit the Basilica, tombs, museum. Leisure: new church, confessions, holy hour. Dinner included. 9:00 p.m. procession. Overnight Fatima.
Mass, site seeing, leisure, homes of visionaries, church of their baptism, candlelight procession at 9:00 P.M. Dinner not included. Overnight Fatima.
Travel to Lisbon—site seeing, Mass, overnight Lisbon (option: enjoy a typical fado music show under own arrangement). Assistance can be provided for reservations. Dinner included. Overnight Lisbon.
Wednesday departure to return home.
*Every effort will be put forth to include all itinerary site seeing. We are not responsible for traffi c or other delays and constraints that may interfere.
Depart for London, arrival London. A panorama tour leads us in the “Footsteps” of St. Thomas More. Visit House of Parliament (subject to availability) where the Saint and his father practiced law. See the spot where St. Thomas was tried for treason in 1535. Continue to his birthplace, Milk Street. Complete the day with a fun site, “The London Eye.” (Optional ride on this world-famous Ferris wheel and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Must have signed parental consent for minors.) Hotel check in. Dinner included.
After breakfast we begin site seeing of Westminster Abbey, place of many coronations and weddings. We expect to arrive for our “Royal” site seeing outside England's most famous residence, Buckingham Palace. Hopefully see the color guard ceremony and changing of the guards (subject to availability). Then stop at Lambeth Palace where St. Thomas More served as Archbishop. Here he was interrogated prior to imprisonment in the Tower of London. Afternoon allows time to visit St. Paul's Cathedral, wedding place of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Continue to Chelsea Old Church. Complete the site seeing with Mass, Brompton Oratory, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Dinner on your own. Overnight London.
Following breakfast, proceed for Mass and visit of Westminster Cathedral. On to Tower of London. See the dazzling Crown Jewels, guarded by the Beefeaters— if possible, tomb of St. Thomas More. Crypt inside St. Peter ad Vincula. This is the parish church of the Tower of London. Enjoy a lunch cruise on the River Thames. After, while enjoying the scenery along the route, listen to a well-presented commentary about the amazing history of London. Explore places for dinner on your own. Overnight London.
After breakfast we will be transferred to Heathrow airport for a fl ight home.
Another custom pilgrimage designed by Fran Boudreaux, Regina Tours, according to the suggestions of Father Michael Russo.
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• Roundtrip airfare from Lafayette, Louisiana (Subject to
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• Deluxe motor coach throughout for scheduled touring
• First class hotels • Pilgrim hotel in Rome
• Porters except Rome • Breakfast daily
• 1 lunch • 5 dinners
• Professional escort • Spiritual leader
• American escort • Daily Mass
• Custom Tour • Entrance Fees
•Transportation to and from your domestic airport
• Single room supplement - $400.00
• Optional comprehensive insurance - $209.00 (trip
cancellation due to illness or death in immediate family, health
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• Meals not mentioned in itinerary
• Gratuities - Pay 30 days before departure (A separate check in the
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• Services not mentioned such as laundry service, room service, etc.
• Passport fees (Passport must be valid 6 months after return date of trip)
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12 Day Italy & Portugal with Optional London Extension