Grand Catholic Italy With Oberammergau
from $6679
Duration: 13 Days
Home to numerous places of devotion and worship, Italy is the perfect destination for travellers looking to rejoice in their faith. On this Italy tour, overnight in Rome, the heart of Christianity; Assisi, where St. Francis was born, worked, and died; Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful cities; and Padua. Along the way, visit—and even attend Mass at—many of Italy’s treasured basilicas.

You will also travel to Germany, overnight in Oberammergau and Munich, and attend the world-famous once-a-decade Oberammergau Passion Play, including first-class seating for this remarkable performance. In Rome, visit the four major Papal basilicas: St. Peter’s Basilica, the world’s largest Christian church; St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome’s second-largest basilica and the burial place of St. Paul the Apostle; St. John Lateran Basilica, the Western World’s oldest basilica and the Papal residence until the 14th century; and St. Mary Major Basilica, the most important Roman church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Also in Rome, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability), receive the Papal Blessing, and visit the Holy Stairs, brought from Jerusalem around 326 AD by the mother of Constantine the Great. In Assisi, in addition to St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, visit the Monastery of St. Damian, a Franciscan shrine built on the spot where St. Francis heard Christ’s voice, and Carceri Hermitage, a peaceful oasis where St. Francis came to pray. In Florence, attend Mass at the Duomo, and see Santa Croce Square, with its Franciscan basilica. In Padua, founded more than 3,000 years ago, visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, dating to the 13th century. From Padua, an excursion to Venice includes a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica.

These are just some of the many highlights on this inspirational Italy—with Oberammergau—tour.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY
Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (D)
Day 2 ROME. EXCURSION TO CASTEL GANDOLFO
CASTEL GANDOLFO Guided visit of the Papal Palace and Barberini Gardens. ROME Guided visit of the Vatican Museums features the Sistine Chapel. Visit St. Peter's Basilica and walk in St. Peter's Square. (B) 50 mi / 80 km
Day 3 ROME
ROME This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing includes visits to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Catacombs of Domitilla, the Holy Stairs, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica. (B)
Day 4 ROME-CASCIA-ASSISI
CASCIA Orientation walk. Visit the Basilica and attend [M] Mass. Also visit the Lower Basiica home of the Eucharistic miracle. ASSISI Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica with its Portiuncola. (B,D) 168 mi / 270 km
Day 5 ASSISI
ASSISI This morning, attend [M] Mass followed by a guided walking tour. Visit the Basilica of St. Francis, St. Clare's Church, Carceri Hermitage and St. Damian Monastery. Free time this afternoon. (B) ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Assisi with an excursion to Spello. This and other options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyACCOUNT. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 6 ASSISI-SIENA-FLORENCE
SIENA Walking tour with a Local Guide includes visits to St. Catherine Sanctuary and house, and the Basilica of St. Dominic. Also see Piazza del Campo FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 127 mi / 205 km
Day 7 FLORENCE
FLORENCE Visit the Academy of Fine Arts. Guided walking tour includes Cathedral Square. Attend [M] Mass at the Duomo. Also visit Signoria Square and Santa Croce Square. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
Day 8 FLORENCE-PADUA
Scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains and arrive in the Po area. PADUA Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Basilica of St. Anthony. (B)155 mi / 250 km
Day 9 PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE
VENICE. Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes visits to Doge's Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and St. Mark's Basilica. Free time this afternoon. Return to Padua for a farewell dinner this evening at your hotel. (B,D) 62 mi / 100 km
Day 10 PADUA-INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA-OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY  
Scenic drive through the impressive Dolomites to Innsbruck. INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. Free time to browse before heading to Oberammergau (B,D) 271 mi/ 436 km
Day 11 OBERAMMERGAU 
OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play. (B,L,D) 
Day 12 OBERAMMERGAU-MUNICH 
MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. Farewell dinner at your hotel. (B,D) 56 mi / 90 km
Day 13 MUNICH
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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