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Italy Tour - Details

 

DAY 1: DEPART USA / ROME
Today: Your pilgrimage begins today as you depart on your overnight flight to Rome. Meals and drinks served aloft.
DAY 2: ARRIVE ROME
Today: Upon arrival in the beautiful city of Rome we board our coach bus for a panoramic view of the “Eternal City” and then travel to your hotel to relax and settle in. Enjoy a free evening to explore and enjoy the splendor of Rome.
Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.
DAY 3: ROME: VATICAN CITY
Today: Attend the public Papal audience. Tour. Vatican-Museums. St. Peter’s Basilica. Tomb of St. John Paul II in St. Sebastian’s Chapel. Church of St. Peter’s Chains. Roman Forum, Arch of Titus. Coliseum. We drive through Rome and take in the sites on the way back to your hotel.
Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.
DAY 4: ROME
Today: Visit St. Mary Major. Scala Sancta. Basilica of St. John Lateran. St. Paul’s Basilica outside the Walls where the body of St. Paul is buried. It is the second largest Basilica in Rome. Catacombs of St. Callixtus which are among the greatest and most important of Rome. Here are buried early martyrs and popes of the early church.
Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.
DAY 5: ROME / SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / CAVE OF ST. MICHAEL
Today: Travel to San Giovanni Rotondo. Tour the sanctuary. Travel to the Grotto of St. Michael the Archangel. Saints and popes and people from all over the world have come to this grotto. Back to San Giovanni Rotondo.
Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.
DAY 6: SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO / ASSISI / FLORENCE
Today: Drive to Assisi, home to St. Francis of Assisi. We visit the Basilica housing the Saint’s tomb, and afterwards enjoy a guided tour of the Basilica and the town. Free time to explore and shop before leaving for Florence.
Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.
DAY 7: FLORENCE
Today: Take a guided tour. Church of the Holy Cross. The Santa Croce. Piazza Signorina. Palazzo Vecchio. Uffizi. Ponte Vecchio. Republic Square. Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore. L’Accademia. Free time to explore the city.
Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.
DAY 8: FLORENCE / PADUA / VENICE
Today: Drive to Padua. Short visit of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua and the town. Continue to Venice, known as the ‘The Queen of the Adriatic’.
Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.

DAY 9: VENICE / VERONA / MILAN
Today: Tour of Venice includes. Basilica of St. Mark. Piazza, Palazzo Ducale. Leaving Venice (time permitting), our drive takes us to Verona. Among the cities of Venetia it is second only to Venice for its monuments. We take a panoramic tour of the city before departing for Milan.
Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.
DAY 10: ARRIVE MILAN
Today: Visit. Cenacolo. Duomo. Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Church Santa Maria delle Grazie. Castel Sforzesco. La Scala Opera House. La Scala Museum. Milan Cathedral (St. Mary of the Nativity). The rest of the day is free to visit the stores and browse the boutiques.
Evening: Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at your hotel.
DAY 11: MILAN / USA
Today: This morning we will transfer to the airport to catch our return flight home.

YOUR TRIP INCLUDES
•Round Trip Airfare.
•All airport taxes & Fuel SURCHARGES!
•First class Hotels.
•Transfers as per itinerary.
•Breakfast and Dinner Daily.
•Professional local Catholic guide(s).
•Sightseeing and admissions fees as peritnerary.
•Daily Masses.
•The Group Protection Plan.

NOT INCLUDED
•Lunches.
•Optional Group Deluxe
Protection Plan (offering benefits for Trip Cancellation and more!).
•Tips.
•Items of a personal nature.

THE TOUR PRICE INCLUDES
Air Transportation Economy classes and Round Trip airfares are based at
the time of the reservation, Rates and Times are subject to change without
notice.
Airfares once issued ARE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON –TRANSFERABLE AND
CAN’T BE USED TOWARDS FUTURE TRAVEL.
Land Transportation. All land transportation as described in the itinerary
will be by Deluxe Motor Coach, some may be equipped with WI-FI service.
Hotels. First class Hotels (Hotel rooms are double occupancy (2 people per
room with private bath).
Porterage at the hotels.
Single Room. There is an additional cost per person specified on registration
form. Single rooms are limited and will be awarded on a first come first
serve basis.
Meal Plan. The meal plan offers 2 meals per day and consists of both
breakfast and dinner. You are responsible for your lunch.
Baggage. Nativity Pilgrimage limits all passengers to 1 piece of checked
luggage and 1 carry-on. (All passengers should check with the airlines carriers
for up to date baggage weight and dimensions).
Airport Taxes, Fuel Surcharges and Security Fees.
Daily Masses.
Protection Plan during the trip.
THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Expenses for passports or any additional documents that may be required.
Personal Articles Laundry, wines, liquors, mineral water, tea, coffee and other
beverages, food that is not on the menus of your included meal package,
and any additional luggage. Any sightseeing, other services, or personal
items that are not specifically mentioned as being included in the itinerary.
Tips.
Lunch.
Cancellation Protection Plan not included and is highly recommended at
time of registration.
BOOKING CONDITIONS
A non-refundable deposit of $300.00 per person is required at time of
booking. No reservation will be processed without a deposit. Final payment
is due 90 days prior to your departure date. Registrations received
late within 60 days of departure will require Payment In Full. No deposits
will be accepted at this time. We do not accept payments by credit card for
deposits.
WE ACCEPT CASH, CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS AND MAJOR CREDIT CARDS.
THERE IS AN EXTRA 3% CHARGE FOR CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS ON THE
BALANCE.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
NO REFUNDS –UNLESS YOU PURCHASED A TRIP CANCELLATION PLAN.
YOUR CANCELLATION NOTICE SHOULD BE IN WRITING, AND SUBMITTED
TO OUR OFFICE.
NATIVITY PILGRIMAGE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REFUNDING MONEY
FOR ANY REASON.
PROTECT YOUR TRIP:
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE ADDITIONAL TRIP CANCELLATION
PROTECTION PLAN- GROUP DELUXE.
A FORM IS AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE WITH MORE INFORMATION
ABOUT THE PLAN AND THE COST.
RESPONSIBILITY
Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. and their agents assume no liability or responsibility
in regards to travel in any form for any injuries or loss of property,
accidents, delays, changes in schedule or itinerary, incidental damages or
any irregular circumstances. This would include but not limited to default
or omission by any third party providing services or facilities related to
and/or included in the tour or any part thereof.
The IATA carriers, steamship firms and other transportation companies,
whose services are featured in these tours, are not to be held responsible
or accountable for any act, omission or event during the time the passengers
are not on board their respective conveyance. The passage contract
in use by these companies, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract
between the companies and the purchaser of these tours and/or passengers
and Nativity Pilgrimage, Inc. does not assume any liability or responsibility
in connection therewith. They are not responsible for any losses
or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air or other services,
sickness, weather, strike, war, guarantees, or other causes. All such losses
or expenses shall be borne by the passenger as tour rates provide for
arrangements only for the time stated. The right is reserved to substitute
hotels of similar quality to those specified in the itinerary.
The right is reserved to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which later
case a full refund will constitute full settlement to the passenger.
No refund will be made for any used portion of the tour unless arrangements
are made prior to departure from the United States.
PRICES AND ITINERARIES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.