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Greece, Croatia & Spiritual Highlights of Italy

Greece, Croatia & Spiritual Highlights of Italy.from $7,299.00pp

Flights | 8 night Italy Tour | 9 night Cruise Roundtrip from Rome | Norwegian Escape

Tour:
On this inspirational tour, you’ll have the opportunity to attend the Papal Audience, learn about some of Italy’s beloved Saints, and attend Mass. Learn about St. Pio of Pietrelcina, a modern-day saint; visit the Shrine of Monte Sant’Angelo; see the Eucharistic Miracle in Lanciano; reflect in the Holy House of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Loreto, and visit the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare in Assisi. Italy is a must for Catholic travellers and art lovers.

Cruise
Santorini’s beautiful blend of blue and white colours make a jaw-dropping background for picture-perfect postcards. When visiting Santorini, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of our Perspectives Photography Sessions. Portrait Artists offer fun, on-site, lifestyle photography sessions that will capture portraits of you living your best life that will be handed down for generations to come. Dubrovnik’s beauty isn’t far from it, with its shimmering marble streets, and grand baroque churches. Feel free to bring back the spirit of Naples on board for a romantic oceanfront Italian diner.

 

Inclusions

  • Return International Flights Sydney to Rome (Call us for a different airport)
  • 8 Night Spiritual Tour Rome to Rome
  • 9 Night Cruise onboard Norwegian Escape
  • FREE AT SEA OFFER^:
    • FREE BEVERAGE PACKAGE
      Enjoy all the spirits and cocktails, wines, draft beer, juice and soft drink for all guests 21 years or older.
    • FREE SPECIALTY DINING PACKAGE
      Savour meals at our Specialty Dining venues free for Guests 1 & 2.
    • FREE SHORE EXCURSION CREDITS
      Receive $50 USD Shore Excursion Credit per tour.
    • FREE WIFI PACKAGE Stay connected with the internet you can use throughout the ship.
    • REDUCED DEPOSITS
  Contact us for prices on this deal without the 8 night tour if not required.

Itinerary

03 Oct 2022 - Fly to Rome

04 Oct 2022 - ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY - Welcome to Italy! Check into your hotel, with the rest of the day free to explore on your own. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow Travellers and prepare for your upcoming spiritual journey. Later this evening, a welcome dinner awaits at your hotel. (D)

DAY 2:   ROME - This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability) for the chance to see the Pope and receive the Papal Blessing. Later, a Local Guide visits St. Paul Outside the Walls, the burial place of St. Paul the Apostle and one of Rome's four major Papal basilicas, along with St. John Lateran Basilica. Experience the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs), transported from Jerusalem to Rome around 326 AD by St. Helena, Emperor Constantine's mother. These 28 marble steps are traditionally ascended in a kneeling position with a prayer recital dedicated to Jesus Christ. Then, visit the impressive St. Mary Major Basilica and attend [M] Mass. (B)

DAY 3:   ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO - A different, quite unique experience is offered today. We will take an included excursion to Castel Gandolfo, a quaint village in the hills outside Rome, to visit the Papal summer residence and its manicured gardens with a Local Guide. This is a unique chance to see the rooms that have been occupied by many Popes over the centuries. Enjoy the opportunity to reflect and meditate in the garden's quiet and relaxing surroundings. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure in Rome or join the optional excursion to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel, world-famous for Michelangelo's impressive fresco of The Last Judgment. Today's Distance: 50 mi / 80 km (B)

DAY 4:   ROME-PIETRELCINA-SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO - On your way south, stop in quaint Pietrelcina, to visit the house where the beloved St. Pio was born. Then, head towards San Giovanni Rotondo on the east coast, the Saint's home from 1916 until his death in 1968. Today's Distance: 258 mi / 415 km (B,D)

DAY 5:   SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO. EXCURSION TO MONTE SANT'ANGELO - Attend [M] Mass this morning at Santa Maria Delle Grazie (Old Church), then visit St. Pio's Friary, including his tomb, cell, confessional, and St. Pio Pilgrimage Church (New Church). Afterwards, take a short drive to the nearby Shrine of Monte Sant'Angelo, one of Christendom's most celebrated shrines, where St. Michael the Archangel appeared in 490, 492, and 1656. Tonight, attend the candlelight procession in San Giovanni Rotondo. Today's Distance: 43 mi / 70 km (B,D)

DAY 6:   SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO- LANCIANO-LORETO-ASSISI AREA - Visit St. Francis Church in Lanciano, home of the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle, and attend morning [M] Mass. Continue to the famous Marian Sanctuary of Loreto for a guided visit including the Holy House, where, according to tradition, angels transported the house of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Arrive at the hilltop village of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis and St. Clare. Today's Distance: 298 mi / 480 km (B,D)

DAY 7:   ASSISI - Today, learn more about St. Francis, patron saint of animals and the environment. Attend early morning [M] Mass at St. Francis Basilica, famous for its 14th-century Giotto frescoes depicting the life of St. Francis. Meet your Local Guide and visit the Upper and Lower Basilicas of St. Francis and the Basilica of St. Clare, founder of the Order of Poor Clares. Next, stop at the Basilica of Santa Maria Degli Angeli, situated at the foot of Assisi's hills and protecting the Porziuncola, where St. Francis is said to have founded the Order of Friars Minor in 1209, and the Cappella del Transito, where the saint died in 1226. (B)

DAY 8:   ASSISI AREA-CASCIA-ROME - Travel to Cascia this morning, a scenic town located in Umbria and home of St. Rita, the "Patron Saint of Impossible Causes." Visit the Sanctuary and see the Major Basilica, housing the chapel with St. Rita's tomb. Stop in prayer at the Minor Basilica, site of the Eucharistic Miracle, commemorated each year with the Feast of Corpus Christi. Return to Rome for a final overnight stay. Today's Distance: 149 mi / 240 km (B)

DAY 9:   ROME - Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

CRUISE ITINERARY:

Day Date Time Activity Port of Call Country
Wed   12/10/2022   05:00 PM   DEPART CIVITAVECCHIA ROME ITALY
Thu 13/10/2022   12:00 AM CRUISE (none) (none)
Fri 14/10/2022   01:00 PM ARRIVE-TENDER   SANTORINI ISLAND GREECE
Fri 14/10/2022   10:00 PM DEPART SANTORINI ISLAND GREECE
Sat 15/10/2022   07:00 AM ARRIVE-DOCK PIRAEUS ATHENS GREECE
Sat 15/10/2022   04:00 PM DEPART PIRAEUS ATHENS GREECE
Sun 16/10/2022   01:00 PM ARRIVE-DOCK CORFU GREECE
Sun 16/10/2022   08:00 PM DEPART CORFU GREECE
Mon 17/10/2022   07:00 AM ARRIVE-DOCK DUBROVNIK CROATIA
Mon 17/10/2022   03:00 PM DEPART DUBROVNIK CROATIA
Tue 18/10/2022   12:00 PM ARRIVE-DOCK MESSINA ITALY
Tue 18/10/2022   07:30 PM DEPART MESSINA ITALY
Wed 19/10/2022   06:30 AM ARRIVE-DOCK NAPLES POMPEII ITALY
Wed 19/10/2022   04:30 PM DEPART NAPLES POMPEII ITALY
Thu 20/10/2022   08:30 AM ARRIVE-DOCK LIVORNO FLORENCE PISA ITALY
Thu 20/10/2022   08:30 PM DEPART LIVORNO FLORENCE PISA ITALY
Fri 21/10/2022   06:00 AM ARRIVE-DOCK CIVITAVECCHIA ROME ITALY

21 Oct 2022 - Fly to Sydney (Please call us for other airports)


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