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2019 PILGRIMAGE TO ROME

Dates

  • Depart Washington, D.C. on or before Sunday, September 15th, 2019 to arrive in Rome by Monday.
  • Scheduled tours and activities take place on Tuesday, September 17th through Friday, September 20th
  • Depart Rome on or after Saturday, September 21st, 2019
Vatican at night

The Travel Group

  • This is a planned group of 12 to 14 led by Fr. De Rosa.
  • Tours covering the Christian History of Rome and its great Basilicas to be led by Fr. De Rosa and a licensed local guide.
  • Day trip to Montelcino including wine tasting.
  • Ground transportation, tours, meals, and accommodations listed in the itinerary are included in the price.
Trevi Fountain 2

Accommodations

  • Relais Fontana di Trevi (or equivalent, rooms are not guaranteed until the group minimum is met) for five nights
  • Double Superior Room with double occupancy
  • Breakfast provided daily
  • Local hotel taxes of 4 Euros per person per night are included in the package price

 

Itinerary

Sunday, September 15th, 2019 or prior

Independent travel from Washington, D.C. by own arrangement on or before Sunday to arrive in Rome by Monday.

 

Monday, September 16th

  • Private transfer for your traveling party (groups of 2 or more) from the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino (FCO) airport to the hotel
  • Check in to Relais Fontana di Trevi (or equivalent, rooms are not guaranteed until the group minimum is met) for 5 nights
  • Afternoon at leisure to rest and explore

 

Tuesday, September 17th

The Seven Churches

  • Breakfast provided at the hotel
  • Private guided full day tour of The Seven Churches of Rome (with private minibus)
  • Lunch at Cecilia Metella Restaurant:
    2 course meal with wine, water, coffee/tea

 

Wednesday, September 18th

Early Christian Rome

  • Breakfast provided at the hotel
  • Private guided half day tour of Catacombes and Roman Forum (with private minibus and entrance fees)
  • Visit to San Clemente and lunch on your own
  • Afternoon guided half day tour of St. Maria in Trastevere and Monastery of St. Cecilia (with private minibus)
  • Dinner at Scarpone Restaurant:
    3 course meal with wine, water, coffee/tea

 

Thursday, September 19th

Rome from the Middle Ages through the Baroque

  • Breakfast provided at the hotel
  • Private guided full day walking tour including visits to Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, San Luigi Dei Francesi, Chiesa Del Gesu, Chiesa Nuova, San Carlo e Ambrogio.
  • Lunch at Cesarina Restaurant:
    2 course meal with wine, water, coffee/tea

 

Friday, September 20th

Montalcino Day Trip

  • Breakfast provided at the hotel
  • Private guided full day at Montalcino (with private minibus)
  • Wine tasting and light lunch

 

Saturday, September 21st

  • Breakfast provided at the hotel
  • Check out of hotel
  • Private transfer for your traveling party (groups of 2 or more) from the hotel to the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino (FCO) airport
  • Independent travel by own arrangement to Washington, D.C.

Cost

  • $2,390 total per person for a double room based on double occupancy and includes all items listed above in the itinerary.  Note that single rooms are available for $3,100 per person.  Airfare is not included nor are entrance fees & meals not specified in the itinerary.  
  • $1,000 per person due now to reserve your place, non-refundable once group minimum is met and the pilgrimage is confirmed.
  • Non-refundable final payments are due Thursday, August 1st (45 days before travel):
    • $1,390 per person for a double occupancy room.
    • $2,100 per person for a single room.
  • Trip insurance is available from third party providers though not required to participate in this pilgrimage.
  • Assistance with air and/or pre and post tour travel available upon request.
  • Please do not make independent arrangements for air and/or pre and post travel until group minimum is met and the pilgrimage is confirmed.