Archdiocese of Chicago
Pilgrimage to Rome

March 28 – April 4, 2020

Starting price: $2,999 per person, based on double occupancy

Early bird discounts ending soon so please book today!

Dear friends,

It would be an honor to have you join me on a spiritual pilgrimage to the Eternal City of Rome next spring. The pilgrimage promises to be a journey of renewal of faith and fellowship as we travel to Italy in the spirit of Our Lord Jesus Christ. We will pray at the Tomb of the Apostles Peter and Paul, join a Papal Audience with Pope Francis, and celebrate special Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, and the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. Tours will include world-famous religious and historic sites and we will meet with special guests. It is my hope that you and members of your parish community will be able to join me on this once-in-a-lifetime experience of Christian Rome.

Yours in Christ,
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich

Itinerary

Please note that the itinerary is not final and is subject to change. Special events and experiences are awaiting final numbers and confirmations.

Departure Day: Saturday, March 28th

Depart USA

 Depart USA on independent overnight flights to Rome*

Day 1: Sunday, March 29th

Arrive in Rome | St. Bartholomew Basilica 🍽

Arrive in the Eternal City of Rome
(We recommend that flights arrive prior to 1:00pm**)

Transfer to selected hotel on your own

Enjoy time to rest, have lunch or explore this afternoon

Check-in at hotel at 3:00pm

Opening Pilgrimage Mass at St. Bartholomew Basilica

Welcome Dinner at St. Bartholomew Center

Overnight in Rome

Day 2: Monday, March 30th

St. Peter’s Basilica | Ancient Rome Tour ☕️

Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by a guided tour 

Lunch on your own around the Vatican

Depart for Ancient Rome Tour to visit the Coliseum and Roman Forum

Dinner on your own

Overnight in Rome

Day 3: Tuesday, March 31st

Basilica of St. John Lateran | Scala Sancta | Santa Croce ☕️ | 🥪

Celebrate Mass at Basilica of St. John Lateran, followed by a guided tour

See the Holy Stairs that Jesus walked during his trial before Pontius Pilate

Visit the Church of Santa Croce and the relics from the Passion of Christ

Group Lunch

Optional: Evening after-hours, private tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (pending confirmation and minimum requirements to operate)

Dinner on your own                           

Overnight in Rome

Day 4: Wednesday, April 1st

Wednesday General Audience | St. Mary Major Basilica ☕️

Early departure for the Holy Father’s General Audience at St. Peter’s Square

Lunch on your own around the Vatican

Mass at St. Mary Major Basilica, followed by guided tour

Optional Evening Walking Tour: See the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and the Trevi Fountain

Overnight in Rome

Day 5: Thursday, April 2nd

Assisi Day Trip ☕️ | 🥪

Depart for day trip to Assisi

Tour the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Mass at St. Francis Basilica

Group Lunch

Return to Rome

Evening on your own             

Overnight in Rome

Day 6: Friday, April 3rd

Vatican Museums | Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Wall | Farewell Dinner ☕️ | 🍽

Morning tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel (or free morning if confirmed on Private Sistine Tour)

Lunch on your own around the Vatican

Mass at St. Paul Outside the Wall, followed by guided tour

Celebratory Farewell Dinner

Overnight in Rome

Day 7: Saturday, April 4th

Depart from Rome, ITaly ☕️

Return to USA on independent flights

-OR-

Have the option of booking additional overnight stays at the hotel in Rome*

Continental Breakfast  • ☕️  |  Lunch • 🥪  |  Dinner •  🍽

*Flights, airport transfers, and pre- or post-nights can be made through Corporate Travel. 

Please call our office at 1-866-468-1420.

**Please do not purchase independent airfare until you have been notified in writing by Corporate Travel.

Due to recent traffic regulations in Rome, motor coaches will not have direct access to sites.
Considerable walking during the day should be anticipated. Feel free to contact Corporate Travel to discuss in greater detail.

Ready to Book?

Early bird discounts ending soon so please book today!

Questions? Call: 866.468.1420

Pricing Options

Choose from 2 beautiful Rome hotels. 

Hotel Cicerone

$2,999**

Single room options available for an additional $500 per passenger

Hotel Meridien Visconti*

$3,599**

Single room options available for an additional $900 per passenger

**Price shown with $100 early booking discount before Oct. 18, 2019, and $95 cash or check discount.

Tour Inclusions:

All Packages include the following:

• Daily continental breakfast, two (2) lunches, and Welcome & Farewell dinners

•  Luxury motor coach for specified sightseeing in Italy

•  Tour director while in Italy

•  Local guides according to the itinerary

•  Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary

•  Arrangements of daily Mass and donations in unique and historical churches (all locations are tentative and subject to confirmation) 

•  Hotel & city taxes and porterage for 1 piece of luggage

•  Gratuities for Tour Director, Guide, and Driver(s)

Tour Does Not Include: Airfare and airport transfers, Meals not specifically identified, Beverages with meals unless specified, Other personal expenses, Items not specifically mentioned above.

 

Hotel Options

Choose from 2 beautiful Rome hotels. 

Hotel Cicerone

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️standard

Hotel Meridien Visconti*

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ superior

*Note: The “superior” option is only offered through Nov. 1, 2019

Early Booking Ends Soon!

Book by October 18th for early booking discount!

Questions? Call: 866.468.1420

Flights

This pilgrimage package is sold LAND ONLY. Please plan to arrive at your hotel (selected at registration) in Rome on March 29th, by 3:00PM check-in.*

Corporate Travel can assist in making your travel arrangements to and from Rome.

ROUND TRIP GROUP AIR from Chicago O’Hare International Airport is available for $1,408 per person.

Any other flight arrangements, airport transfers, or pre-nights can be made directly through our reservationists. Please call our office at 1-866-468-1420 for more information.

 

*Please do not purchase independent airfare until you have been notified in writing by Corporate Travel.

Looking for an Even More Exclusive Experience?

VIP After-Hours Vatican Museums Tour
$275 includes 3-hour tour & light reception
This exclusive and very private after-hours tour of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel allows you to enjoy these sites as they were meant to be seen, in peace and quiet. You can take your time to savor all of the considerable details of the Vatican’s most sublime treasures. There are no crowds, no waiting lines and, most importantly, no distractions.

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