Visit some of the worlds most beautiful European cities and architectures and grow spiritually at the heart of the Catholic church & history.
Starting at $3645
14 Days / 13 Nights
Rome/ Lanciano/ San Giovanni/ Bari/ Medjugorje/ Split/ Ancona /Cassia /Assisi/ Padua / Venice / Milan
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4-Star or Similar Hotel Stays
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Necessary Visas and Documentation for Entry to all 3 countries: Italy, Croatia, & Bosnia
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Italy & Croatia Church Group Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - Flying out of Newark, NJ, USA
Day 2 - Rome, Italy
Assistance at the airport and bus transfer to City Center with assistance. Meet a local guide at Clemente Micara Plaza and start a Panoramic tour including a visit to the Colosseum (inside Visit) and Forum (outside visit). Enter The Colosseum, relive the stories of emperors and gladiators. The Colosseum was the largest amphitheater ever built. Imagine the ferocious fights between man and beast, once able to seat 73000 spectators. After the visit, transfer to the Hotel in the afternoon to make the check in. Free rest of the day. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3 - Rome
Meet assistance and bus for transfer to the Vatican. Papal Audience in the morning. It lasts approximately 2 hrs. After the blessing and a break for lunch on your own, meet the local guide to visit the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter Cathedral, in the afternoon. See masterpieces accumulated by successive popes over the centuries. Go inside the Sistine Chapel to see Michelangelo’s awe inspiring “The Last judgment”, then experience the holy magnificence of St. Peter Basilica. After the visit transfer to the Hotel. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 4 - Rome
Breakfast at the Hotel. In the morning, meet local guide at the hotel for visits to the Roman Basílicas (Santa Maria Maior, São João de Latrão, São Paulo (outside the walls). Visit Catacombs of Sao Sebastiao where a mass will be celebrated. Stretching along the ancient Appian Way, represent one of the very few Christian cemeteries that always been accessible through the centuries. After the visit transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 - Rome-Lanciano-San Giovanni
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure to Lanciano. Mass at Eucharistic Miracle. After the Mass transfer by bus to San Giovanni, visit Santuario Padre Pio, and afterwards time permitting visit the Cave of Archangel Sao Miguel (rosary). In the evening transfer to a hotel in Sao Giovanni for Dinner and Overnight stay.
Day 6 - San Giovanni-Bari
Breakfast at a hotel. Early morning departure to Bari to take the Ferry-boat to Dubrovnik (Croatia) at noon. Seat with self service lunch included. Evening arrival in Dubrovnik and departure to Medjugorje. Optional box dinner on the way to Medjugorje. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 7 - Medjugorje
Breakfast at the Hotel. Then meet the local guide for a 7hrs Sightseeing tour. In the afternoon lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Medjugorje is a town in Bosnia where the Virgin Mary appeared on Apparition Hill to a group of children in 1981. It has become a gathering place for a multitude of pilgrims from around the world. Dinner and overnight stay in Medjugorje.
Day 8 - Medjugorje-Split-Ancona
Breakfast at the Hotel. Morning Departure to Split. Afternoon Lunch at a Local Restaurant. Meet a local guide at the restaurant for Half day Split Sightseeing. Second largest city in Croatia with ruins dating back to the Roman Empire. Evening Departure to Ancona by a Ferry- Boat. Cabins with Dinner included.
Day 9 - Ancona-Cassia
Breakfast on board, arriving in Ancona in the morning. Bus transfer to Loreto. Casa de Maria. Depart to Cassia. Hotel dinner and Overnight in Cassia.
Day 10 - Cassia-Assisi
Breakfast in Cassia. Morning visit Santa Rita (mass) and Roca Porena Sanctuary. Depart to Assisi. In the afternoon meet local guide to visit the houses of Sao Francisco (mass) and Santa Clara Porciuncula Church. Transfer to a hotel in Assisi for Dinner and overnight.
Day 11 - Assisi-Padua.
Breakfast in Assisi. Morning Departure to Padua, visit to the Santuario San Antonio de Padua (Mass). Historic city tour in Padua. Dinner and overnight in Padua.
Day 12 - Padua-Venice-Milan
Breakfast in Padua. Morning Departure to Venice by bus. Meet local assistance for Boat Tronchetto to St. Mark's Square. Then meet local guide in front of Ducal Palace. Channels tour. Visit to St. Mark’s Basilica (Mass). In the afternoon meet local assistance in front of Ducal Palace for transfer to Tronchetto. Departure to Milan. Dinner and overnight in Milan.
Day 13 - Milan
We will visit Milan’s famous Duomo, the impressive gothic cathedral and symbol of the city and do a city tour.
Day 14 - Milan-Newark
Departure back home.
3 Nights in Rome, Italy
Staying at the Hotel Cicerone or similar 4-Star Hotel.
1 Night in San Giovanni, Italy
Staying at the Hotel Vittoria or similar 4-Star Hotel
2 Nights in Medjugorje, Bosnia
Staying at Hotel Herceg or similar 4-Star Hotel
1 Night in Cassia, Italy
Staying at Hotel Magrelli or similar 4-Star Hotel
1 Night in Assisi, Italy
Staying at Hotel dal Moro or Grand Hotel Assisi or similar 4-Star Hotel
1 Night in Padua, Italy
Staying at Hotel Crowne Plaza or similar 4-Star Hotel