Italy pilgrimage

Italy 2024: Pilgrimage with Croatia & Bosnia and Herzegovina

12 days
09-08-2024
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Price $4495

Price includes

 

  • Round trip flights Chicago-Italy-Croatia-Chicago;
  • Baggage fees according to the carrier;
  • Ferry from Italy to Croatia;
  • Sightseeing according to the program;
  • Accommodation in high-standard tourists hotels in double rooms in Italy, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina;
  • Two (2) meals a day (breakfast and dinner) -excluding flight days. The number of meals on these days depends on the arrival/departure times. Beverages and water are included.
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor coaches in Europe
  • Transportation from the airport in Italy and to the airport in Croatia;
  • Admission tickets to sites listed in the itinerary;
  • English speaking local tour guides in Italy, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Services of English-speaking guide and TL (if available);
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges;
  • Parking, Highway and city entrance tickets;
  • Personal sound system/headphones for each participant;
  • Medical group insurance;
  • Spiritual care;
  • Daily Masses – if possible in selected shrines.

The price does not include

  • Optional sightseeing as listed in the Tourist Event brochure;
  • Miscellaneous fees i.e;
  • Meals other than those mentioned above;
  • Personal expenses, beverages, drinks, souvenirs, phone calls, devotional items, intentions, mass offerings, passports, laundry, extra baggage fees, individual transfers,
  • Travel insurance (lost baggage, trip cancellation, etc.);
  • Customary tips for guides and drivers
  • Single room surcharge: approx. $800. Cost to be confirmed at the office;

 

ITALY

EXPLORE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN EUROPE:  LORETO:BASILICA DELLA SANTA CASA- MONOPPELLO-SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO: SANCTUARY OF PADRE PIO-ROME:COLOSEUM, PANTHEON, ROMAN FORUM, TREVI FOUNTAIN, SPANISH STEPS, PAPAL BASILICA OF SAINT PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS, PAPAL BASILICA OF SAINT JOHN LATERAN, HOLY STAIRS- VATICAN: GENERAL AUDIENCE WITH THE POPE, PAPAL BASILICA OF ST.PETER, VATICAN MUSEUMS-MONTE CASINO- NAPLES-MONTE ST.ANGELO- SAN GIOVANI ROTONDO-MONOPELLO-ANCONA- CROATIA:SPLIT-TROGIR-DUBROVNIK- BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA: MEDJUGORIE

 

Culture and history

Pilgrimage


Itinerary

1.day

CHICAGO- ROME

We will begin our pilgrimage to Italy with the meeting of the group at ORD airport in Chicago. After passport and baggage check-in, we will fly to Rome, Italy.

 Colosseum- Rome, Italy
Colosseum- Rome, Italy
2.day

ROME

Arrival in Rome, transfer, and visit to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. After the Holy Mass, and walk through Ancient Rome: Colosseum (exterior), Imperial Forums, Capitoline Hill, Venice Square, Teatro Marcello, Forum Boarium, Church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin (home to the Mouth of Truth), Portico of Octavia, Turtle Fountain, and Torre Argentina. Transfer to the hotel, check-in, dinner, overnight stay.

St. Joseph Travel- pilgrimage to Italy. Rome
Rome, Italy
3.day

ROME

Breakfast, visit to the Basilica of St. John Lateran and the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Holy Mass and a walk through Baroque Rome. We will explore the most beautiful squares and fountains: Piazza Navona with the Fountain of the Four Rivers, Campo de’ Fiori, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna (with the famous Spanish Steps). Then, we’ll stroll through Via Condotti, famous for its “alta moda” shops, and Caffé Greco. Free time. Return to the hotel, dinner, overnight stay.

Trevi Fountain-Rome, Italy
Trevi Fountain-Rome, Italy
4.day

ROME-VATICAN

After breakfast, a transfer to the Vatican. Explore the Gardens of Vatican City, rich in centuries-old trees and exotic flowers. Stroll along the paths among the most elaborate fountains, houses, palaces, viewpoints, chapels, and grottoes. Visit the Vatican Museums with the famous Sistine Chapel. A visit to St. Peter’s Basilica and a prayer at the tomb of Saint John Paul II.Return to the hotel, dinner, overnight stay.

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St Peter’s basilica in Vatican- Rome, Italy
5.day

MONTE CASSINO- NAPLES

Breakfast and departure to Monte Cassino – visiting the Abbey of Montecassino and the Polish Soldiers’ Cemetery. Transfer to Naples – visit to the Church of St. Joseph, where the remains of the Servant of God Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo, are kept. After the Holy Mass, we will explore the Old Town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Then, we’ll visit the Cathedral of Assumption of Mary, and a city tour by the bus. During the journey, we will see: Castel Nuovo, Piazza del Plebiscito, the Royal Palace, Galleria Umberto I, and Teatro San Carlo. Transfer to the hotel, dinner, overnight stay.

ST.JOSEPH/ REK TRAVEL ITALY
Basilica Reale Pontificia San Francesco da Paola in Naples, Italy

 

6.day

MONTE ST.ANGELO- SAN GIOVANI ROTONDO

Breakfast. Departure to Monte Sant’ Angelo – visit to the Sanctuary of Saint Michael the Archangel. Transfer to San Giovanni Rotondo, where a Holy Mass will be held. Free time for exploring places related to Padre Pio Church. Return to the hotel, dinner, overnight stay.

Pilgrimage to Italy
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
7.day

MONOPELLO-ANCONA

Breakfast, departure to Lanciano – visit to the Sanctuary of the Eucharistic Miracle. Village of Manopello – housing the Church and Sanctuary of “Holy Face” – the cloth with the authentic image of Christ. Holy Mass will be held there.Transfer to Ancona, check-in at the hotel. Dinner, overnight stay.

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Santuary in Manoppello, Italy

 

 

8.day

SPLIT-TROGIR

Breakfast. Arriving by ferry in Split, Croatia; we will explore the Old Town, the harbor, and the ancient Palace of Emperor Diocletian. Next, we will visit Trogir, where we’ll wander through the charming Old Town, see the Town Hall, and visit the St. Lawrence Cathedral. Afterward, we’ll proceed to Medjugorje, where we’ll check in, enjoy dinner, and spend the night.

Croatia- Rek Travel
Split, Croatia

 

9.day

MEDJUGORIE

Breakfast, stay in Medjugorie combined with visits to Marian devotion sites. We will visit the Church of St. James and make our way to Podbrdo Hill, the place of the initial apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary, accessible via a path adorned with bronze reliefs depicting the mysteries of the rosary. Way of the Cross on Križevac Hill, with time for prayer. A visit to Mostar follows, a medieval town founded by the Turks, where the main attraction is the 16th-century stone Old Bridge. Conclude the day with dinner and overnight accommodation.

St. James Church-  Međugorje, Bosnia and Hercegovina
St. James Church- Međugorje, Bosnia and Hercegovina

 

10.day

DUBROVNIK

Breakfast, departure to Dubrovnik, known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Exploring this picturesque city, rich in historic landmarks and charming streets. Transfer to the hotel, dinner, overnight stay.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

 

 

11.day

CROATIA-USA

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport in Dubrovnik or Split. Departure to your home country.

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 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia

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The company is not responsible for client’s lost property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. we are also not responsible for client’s losses in motels. Rek Travel Company reserves the right to change the program, dictated by circumstances beyond its control. The client is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation for a total of $5,000,000 (policy available for review upon request). For an additional fee, participants may be insured for in-patient and out-patient treatment of medical conditions acquired during the tour, as well as for accidents at sightseeing facilities (all information at the office).

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