Pilgrimage to Italy

Join Ablaze Ministries for a 10-day trip to Rome, Assisi, Orvieto and more…

May 31st – June 9th, 2020

Cost: 3,999 per person

When in Rome, you are home

Ahhhh Italy! The country of love, fresh pasta, portly chefs, and of course the home of the Catholic Church. Join Ablaze Ministries for this 10-day pilgrimage through Italy. Tour the Vatican museums, the Roman Coliseum, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Attend a Wednesday audience with Pope Francis. Tour the Italian countryside in Orvieto and travel through the land of St. Francis. Imagine eating your favorite gelato while walking where St. Peter walked. Embrace the Italian we all have inside of us as members of the Church, and join us! 

Tour Includes

Round trip economy air from Dallas to Rome 

8 nights hotel accommodation

Continental buffet breakfast daily and 6 dinners 

Professional English speaking tour escort as per program

Local guide: 4 HD Rome; 1 HD Siena; 1 HD Assisi; 1 HD Orvieto 

Entrance fees: Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica and Coliseum in Rome;
Dome in Siena; St Francis Basilica in Assisi; Dome and funicular in Orvieto 

All City taxes and Whisper sets 

Porterage at hotels of 1 large suitcase per person 

Deluxe fully equipped motor-coach as per program 

Gratuities for driver, escort and local guides

Day to Day

Day 1 
Sunday May 31
DFW-FCO
Today you depart on your overnight flights to Rome

Day 2 
Monday June 1
ROME
Upon early AM arrival, the tour escort who will be with you throughout the tour will meet you and escort you to your deluxe chartered coach. Transfer to the city center, enjoying a panoramic tour en route. Time for lunch on own. After lunch celebrate Mass at St Paul Outside the Walls. Short visit to the Basilica of the Holy Cross. Dinner and overnight.

Day 3 
Tuesday June 2
ROME
Morning guided visit of Rome, Including SSt. Mary Major, Santa Prassede Basilica and St Bartholomew’s Basilica. Time for lunch on own. After lunch visit the Pantheon, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva (Mass will be celebrated there). Dinner (at Osteria dei Pontifici) and overnight.

DAY 4 
Wednesday, June 3
ROME
Today we depart on foot for the Papal Audience. After the Audience we will visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and a tour of St. Peter’s. Overnight. 

DAY 5 
Thursday, June 04
ROME
After breakfast visit the Holy Stairs and St John in Lateran Basilica. Time for lunch on own. After lunch enjoy a tour of the Coliseum. Celebrate Mass at the Holy Apostels Basilica. Balance of the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 6
Friday, June 05
ROME/SIENA/ASSISI
After breakfast, we are off to Siena, the birthplace of St. Catherine. We will have Mass at St. Catherine’s Basilica and a guided tour of Siena and have some free time to have lunch or shop before. Continue to Assisi. Dinner and overnight.

DAY 7
Sunday, June 06
ASSISI
Celebrate Mass in the tomb of St. Francis followed by a guided tour of the Basilica and Assisi. Your guided tour will also take you to St. Clare Basilica. Your afternoon will be free to visit the other basilica’s in town or to browse the many boutiques that line the tiny winding streets of Assisi. Overnight. 

DAY 8 
Monday, June 07
ASSISI
Morning Mass at Saint Mary of the Angels in the lower village of Assisi. After Mass visit the Hermitage. Balance of the day at your leisure. 

DAY 9 
Tuesday, June 08
ASSISI/ ORVIETO/FIUMICINO
After breakfast, depart for Fiumicino, stopping en route in the beautiful city of Orvieto. Celebrate Mass at the Duomo, followed by a guided tour to learn about the Eucharistic Miracle of Corpus Christi. See the famous cycle of frescoes by Signorelli then continue to Fiumicino for overnight. 

DAY 10 
Tuesday, June 09
FIUMICINO/ USA
Flight back to the USA. 

Optional Tours

Scavi Tour
Scavi optional 20.00 USD Based on 15. The Scavi Tour consists of a tour of the Necropolis (city of the dead) that is beneath a small portion of Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica. It is NOT a tour of any part of the Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica proper, or the Sistine Chapel. We cannot request the tour until we receive 15 names. Once 15 are received we will then begin another list. If you wish to visit the Scavi with someone, make sure you are on the same list at the same time. This has proven to be one of the highlights of the last several pilgrimages.

Pasta Making
It’s an afternoon of pasta making. You will have fun with an Italian chef who will teach you how to make three different pastas. After, relax as they serve you salad and three dishes using your own pasta. Top it off with their famous desert. Pasta making without transportation and based on 15 minimum, 90.00 USD With transportation to and from $130. Should you prefer to take a shared cab or even walk, your escort can give you the directions back. The escort will accompany you to the pasta making. If you have any questions, call Teena at Dube Travel at 800 879-3823,

Wine Tasting – Castelli Romani
Wine tasting 105.00 USD based on 15 minimum persons. If we do not meet the 15 passenger minimum, we will refund your money. This is in the small hamlets around Rome called the Castelli Romani. Here set into the beautiful landscapes of Lazio, you will be taken to one of the Villa or vineyards that produces wines. The Castelli Romani white wines are predominantly still and dry, although a few sparkling (spumante) styles are produced, and even the occasional sweet wine in the style of Cannellino di Frascati. This wine tasting makes for a pleasant escape from the city Tour 

Register

To register, click the button below and fill out the form Total cost for trip is $3,999 based on 36 people

For more info: Call Teena Dick at 1-800-TRY-DUBE or email her at tdick@dubetravel.com Mail your payment to:
GROUPS DEPARTMENT
DUBE TRAVEL
250 Center Street
Auburn, Maine 04210

You can email your registration form to Teena at tdick@dubetravel.com

Cancellations
If you must cancel after you have made your deposit and before March 31st, 2020, there will be a $400.00 cancellation fee. If you must cancel after March 31st, 2020, full payment is non-refundable. We strongly urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. Insurance quotes will accompany the receipt for your deposit.

Responsibilities
Dube Travel/Travel Leaders is acting only as an agent for the passenger, and therefore accepts no responsibility for any delayed departures or arrivals, missed connections, loss, damage, or injury to person or property. Dube Travel, Aliantours and Delta Airlines reserve the right to change the itinerary and substitute arrangements of any equal value, if in their opinion circumstances warrant change.

Reservations
To make a reservation a deposit of $400.00 per person is due with the Reservation Form. A second payment of $500.00 is due on or before Feb. 15th, 2020. A final payment of the remaining balance is due on or before March 31st, 2020. (These dates may change once vendor submits payment schedules.)