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SHRINES OF NORTHERN ITALY & ROME - 2019

Tour Code - 5360 9 days - MILAN to ROME From $1499 USD

Catholic heritage in Italy extends well beyond the Vatican. Discover the inspiring Catholic Italian icons of northern Italy on this affordable tour of Italy. From Milan’s St Ambrogio to Turin’s Don Bosco and Padua’s St Anthony, you’ll collect memories and inspiration that will remain with you for life. Admire in awe the early Christian works of art of the Byzantine era in Ravenna, and finally spend two full days in Rome, dedicating your attention to the Papal legacies and visiting many inspiring places of worship instilling a sense of solemnity and serenity—with the opportunity to attend the Papal audience if possible. This Italian guided tour of faith-based sites is sure to move the most devoted faithful, as well as those just approaching the Catholic faith—on your affordable tour of Rome, Milan, and the Holy sites along the way.

Standard Features

Destinations

  • MILAN
    Attend Mass at St. Ambrose Basilica and discover the iconic Duomo.
  • TURIN
    Full-day with focus on the Holy Shroud and the life of St. John Bosco, founder of the Salesians religious institute.
  • PAVIA
    Admire the timeless beauty of the Carthusian Monastery.
  • PADUA
    Celebrate Mass at St. Anthony's Basilica, and discover how devotion to this saint is shared by many and still alive throughout the centuries.
  • RAVENNA
    Go back in time to discover its ancient Byzantine churches with their unique mosaics.
  • ROME
    Attend the Papal audience in the Vatican (subject to availability), visit the four Papal Major Basilicas of Rome and the Papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.
  • MASS SERVICES
    Milan, Turin, Padua, Rome.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi.
  • COSMOSGO
    Get our mobile app for trip information.
  • HEADSETS
    Throughout your tour.
  • MYACCOUNT
    Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN MILAN, ITALY.
    Check into your hotel and, if you have time, start exploring this busy city on your own before meeting your tour companions and tour director during the included welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

  2. MILAN.
    Early morning Mass at St. Ambrose Basilica. St. Ambrose is the patron saint of bee keepers, beggars, learners, and Milan. After Mass, a local guide will show you the treasures of the Basilica and the Duomo, the iconic cathedral and symbol of Milan. (B)

  3. MILAN-TURIN.
    Turin is known in the Catholic community worldwide as the home of the Holy Shroud, only available to the public on very special occasions, and of St. John Bosco, the priest that founded the Salesian religious institute to help poor children with their education during the industrial revolution. Your visit includes the HOLY SHROUD MUSEUM, the BASILICA OF ST. MARY AUSILIATRICE, and DON BOSCO'S ROOMS. You'll have time to appreciate the elegance of this city and former capital of Italy before attending Mass in the Cathedral. (B)

  4. TURIN-PAVIA-SIRMIONE-PADUA.
    Pavia is home to a beautiful CARTHUSIAN MONASTERY, built in the 1400s by Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan. The monastery is one of Italy's "hidden treasures" with lavish decorations and monks who still live a traditional life of seclusion and prayer. On the way to Padua, you'll also stop in Sirmione, a charming village on Lake Garda, with a medieval peninsula protected by walls and a bridge connecting it to the mainland. (B,D)

  5. PADUA-POMPOSA-RAVENNA.
    Attend morning Mass and visit the ST. ANTHONY BASILICA in Padua with a local guide, then enjoy a short city sightseeing and time on your own. In the afternoon, on the way to Ravenna, we'll stop to see the ABBEY OF POMPOSA, where the Benedictine monk Guido d'Arezzo invented modern musical notation in the 11th century. (B,D)

  6. RAVENNA-ROME.
    UNESCO declared the early Christian monuments of Ravenna as having "outstanding universal value." Ravenna was the seat of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and of Byzantine Italy until the 8th century. It has a unique collection of early Christian mosaics and monuments. All buildings-the NEONIAN BAPTISTRY, the BASILICA OF SANT'APOLLINARE NUOVO, the CHURCH OF SAN VITALE, and the ARCHBISHOP'S CHAPEL OF ST. ANDREW-were constructed in the 5th and 6th centuries. They show great artistic skill, including a wonderful blend of Greek-Roman tradition, Christian iconography, and oriental and Western styles. The morning is dedicated to discovering these masterpieces and focusing on the Byzantine-style mosaics with a local guide. In the afternoon, travel to Rome. (B,D)

  7. ROME.
    Today you have the unique chance to attend the PAPAL AUDIENCE in the Vatican (subject to availability). Afterwards, enjoy an included city tour with a local guide to see the BASILICA OF ST. PAUL OUTSIDE THE WALLS, where St. Paul was buried after his martyrdom, ST. JOHN LATERAN BASILICA, the Cathedral of Rome and the seat of its Bishop (the Pope) famous for the Holy Stairs. Said to have led Jesus to the praetorium of Pontius Pilate, the stairs were transferred to Rome by St. Empress Helena. Finally, visit ST. MARY MAJOR BASILICA, where a reliquary contains wood from the Holy Crib. Attend Mass here before returning to your hotel. (B)

  8. ROME.
    Visit the PAPAL SUMMER RESIDENCE in Castel Gandolfo. Wander through the its GARDENS, an opportunity to reflect and meditate in quiet and relaxing surroundings. Walk through the rooms where many Popes have spent the summer months enjoying the cooler countryside on the hills outside Rome. Later, you can join the optional excursion that will take you back to St. Peter's to discover the treasures of the Vatican museum, or you can spend time at leisure enjoying the many monuments of Roman heritage. (B)

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

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11 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019 $1499 USD $1879 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
18 Apr 2019 26 Apr 2019 $1929 USD $2619 USD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call
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May
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16 May 2019 24 May 2019 $1639 USD $2019 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
30 May 2019 07 Jun 2019 $1639 USD $2019 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
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04 Jul 2019 12 Jul 2019 $1869 USD $2559 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
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01 Aug 2019 09 Aug 2019 $1589 USD $1969 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
29 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019 $1589 USD $1969 USD View Hotels View Excursions Please Call
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14 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 $1699 USD $2079 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
19 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 $1639 USD $2019 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
26 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019 $1599 USD $1979 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
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10 Oct 2019 18 Oct 2019 $1599 USD $1979 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
17 Oct 2019 25 Oct 2019 $1499 USD $1879 USD View Hotels View Excursions Book Now
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PRE MILAN 29 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 25 Dec 2019 28 Dec 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 22 Dec 2019 24 Dec 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 18 Dec 2019 21 Dec 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 15 Dec 2019 17 Dec 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 11 Dec 2019 14 Dec 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 08 Dec 2019 10 Dec 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 04 Dec 2019 07 Dec 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 01 Dec 2019 03 Dec 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 27 Nov 2019 30 Nov 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 24 Nov 2019 26 Nov 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 20 Nov 2019 23 Nov 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 17 Nov 2019 19 Nov 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 13 Nov 2019 16 Nov 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 10 Nov 2019 12 Nov 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 06 Nov 2019 09 Nov 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 03 Nov 2019 05 Nov 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 30 Oct 2019 02 Nov 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 27 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 23 Oct 2019 26 Oct 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 20 Oct 2019 22 Oct 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 16 Oct 2019 19 Oct 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 13 Oct 2019 15 Oct 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 09 Oct 2019 12 Oct 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 06 Oct 2019 08 Oct 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 03 Oct 2019 05 Oct 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 30 Sep 2019 02 Oct 2019 $271 USD $144 USD $132 USD
PRE MILAN 29 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 25 Sep 2019 28 Sep 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 24 Sep 2019 24 Sep 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 21 Sep 2019 23 Sep 2019 $271 USD $144 USD $132 USD
PRE MILAN 19 Sep 2019 20 Sep 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 15 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2019 $271 USD $144 USD $132 USD
PRE MILAN 11 Sep 2019 14 Sep 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 08 Sep 2019 10 Sep 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 04 Sep 2019 07 Sep 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 01 Sep 2019 03 Sep 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 28 Aug 2019 31 Aug 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 25 Aug 2019 27 Aug 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 21 Aug 2019 24 Aug 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 18 Aug 2019 20 Aug 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 14 Aug 2019 17 Aug 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 11 Aug 2019 13 Aug 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 07 Aug 2019 10 Aug 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 04 Aug 2019 06 Aug 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 31 Jul 2019 03 Aug 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 28 Jul 2019 30 Jul 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 24 Jul 2019 27 Jul 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 21 Jul 2019 23 Jul 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 17 Jul 2019 20 Jul 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 14 Jul 2019 16 Jul 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 11 Jul 2019 13 Jul 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 04 Jul 2019 10 Jul 2019 $433 USD $244 USD $196 USD
PRE MILAN 03 Jul 2019 03 Jul 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 30 Jun 2019 02 Jul 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 26 Jun 2019 29 Jun 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 23 Jun 2019 25 Jun 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 19 Jun 2019 22 Jun 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 16 Jun 2019 18 Jun 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 15 Jun 2019 15 Jun 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 10 Jun 2019 14 Jun 2019 $433 USD $244 USD $196 USD
PRE MILAN 09 Jun 2019 09 Jun 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 05 Jun 2019 08 Jun 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 02 Jun 2019 04 Jun 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 29 May 2019 01 Jun 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 26 May 2019 28 May 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 22 May 2019 25 May 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 19 May 2019 21 May 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 15 May 2019 18 May 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 12 May 2019 14 May 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 08 May 2019 11 May 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 05 May 2019 07 May 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 01 May 2019 04 May 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 28 Apr 2019 30 Apr 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 24 Apr 2019 27 Apr 2019 $117 USD $63 USD $58 USD
PRE MILAN 22 Apr 2019 23 Apr 2019 $105 USD $56 USD $53 USD
PRE MILAN 16 Apr 2019 21 Apr 2019 $569 USD $307 USD $274 USD
PRE MILAN 14 Apr 2019 15 Apr 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 10 Apr 2019 13 Apr 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 07 Apr 2019 09 Apr 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 03 Apr 2019 06 Apr 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 31 Mar 2019 02 Apr 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 27 Mar 2019 30 Mar 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 24 Mar 2019 26 Mar 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 20 Mar 2019 23 Mar 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 17 Mar 2019 19 Mar 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 13 Mar 2019 16 Mar 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 10 Mar 2019 12 Mar 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 06 Mar 2019 09 Mar 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 03 Mar 2019 05 Mar 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 27 Feb 2019 02 Mar 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 24 Feb 2019 26 Feb 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 20 Feb 2019 23 Feb 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 17 Feb 2019 19 Feb 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 13 Feb 2019 16 Feb 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 10 Feb 2019 12 Feb 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 06 Feb 2019 09 Feb 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 03 Feb 2019 05 Feb 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 30 Jan 2019 02 Feb 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 27 Jan 2019 29 Jan 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 23 Jan 2019 26 Jan 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 20 Jan 2019 22 Jan 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 16 Jan 2019 19 Jan 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 13 Jan 2019 15 Jan 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 09 Jan 2019 12 Jan 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 06 Jan 2019 08 Jan 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
PRE MILAN 02 Jan 2019 05 Jan 2019 $126 USD $72 USD $67 USD
PRE MILAN 01 Jan 2019 01 Jan 2019 $114 USD $65 USD $62 USD
POST ROME 01 Nov 2019 31 Dec 2019 $125 USD $72 USD $69 USD
POST ROME 01 Sep 2019 31 Oct 2019 $152 USD $98 USD $83 USD
POST ROME 01 Jul 2019 31 Aug 2019 $125 USD $72 USD $69 USD
POST ROME 01 Apr 2019 30 Jun 2019 $152 USD $98 USD $83 USD
POST ROME 01 Jan 2019 31 Mar 2019 $125 USD $72 USD $69 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $90 USD

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