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September 25 - October 3, 2025
Italy

Holy Doors & Holy Angels

Join Bishop Robert J. McClory and the Diocese of Gary in Italy to celebrate the 2025 Jubilee Year! During this special celebration, the Holy Doors of the major basilicas of Rome will be open and for the Diocese of Gary, the dates for this jubilee pilgrimage coincide with the feast days of our diocesan patrons: the Holy Angels. Following in the footsteps of pilgrims before you, join this unique jubilee pilgrimage to be renewed in hope and experience God's mercy!


Trip Code: 86649 | Group Code: 17841


PILGRIMAGE INCLUSIONS


•Seven nights’ accommodations at four-star hotels

     •Two nights in Assisi

     •Five nights in Rome

•Continental breakfast daily

•Four dinners, including a welcome and farewell dinner with wine

•Luxury motor coach

•Local, Catholic tour manager while in Italy

•Local guides

•Sightseeing and entrance fees

•Arrangements of daily Mass including donations in unique and historical churches

•Taxes and porterage

•Gratuities payable to tour manager, guides and drivers

•Whisper sets


YOUR TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE 

•Airfare; this package is sold land only

•Airport transfers for travelers on independent flights

•Tour manager from the USA

•Meals not specifically identified

•Beverages with meals unless specified

•Other personal expenses

•Travel Insurance

•Items not specifically mentioned above


EXCITING DETAILS TO COME

• “Tour is Confirmed” Email | Sent when the minimum number of travelers has been met and no later than 90 days prior to departure 

• Hotel Information Email | Sent approximately 45 days prior to departure 

• Final Travel Document Mailing | Sent approximately 10 days prior to departure

ITINERARY


Day 1: Thursday, September 25 - Depart for Rome, Italy

Depart the USA on overnight flights to Rome, Italy.


Day 2: Friday, September 26 - Arrival in Rome | Assisi

Benvenuti a Roma! Meet your professional Italian tour manager, then board a private motor coach and transfer to Assisi, the City of Peace. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St Mary of the Angels and see the famous Portiuncula where the Franciscan order began. Enjoy a group welcome dinner and overnight in Assisi.


Day 3: Saturday, September 27 - Assisi

Your pilgrimage begins with Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi. Enjoy guided visits of the Basilica and the Church of St. Clare. See the cross that spoke to St. Francis, which led him to a life of piety. Visit the tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis to learn about the sanctified life of his newly beatified millennial. Experience local flavor with dinner on your own as you try regional specialties, including olive oil, truffles, Norcia sausage and cheeses. Overnight in Assisi.


Day 4: Sunday, September 28 - Orvieto | Rome

Check out of your hotel and depart for the Eternal City of Rome. Along the way, stop in Orvieto and celebrate Mass at the Duomo, followed by a tour. Enjoy free time to explore before heading to Rome. Check into your hotel then experience the traditional art of pizza-making with a cooking class, followed by dinner. Overnight in Rome.


Day 5: Monday, September 29 -  St. Peter’s Basilica | Ancient Rome Tour

On the Feast of the Archangels, begin with a morning Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, followed by a tour and opportunity to pray at the altar of St. Michael the Archangel. Finally, process through the Holy Doors at St. Peter’s Basilica. Take a guided Ancient Rome tour that includes the Colosseum, Capitol Hill, and the Roman Forum. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy at your leisure. Join a walking tour of the Trevi Fountain, Patheon, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and the Piazza Navona.


Day 6: Tuesday, September 30 - The Holy Doors

Today, immerse yourself in visits to three major basilicas of Rome. Begin with the Basilica of St. Paul Outside of the Walls, where you can walk through the Holy Doors, followed by Mass. Next, visit St. Mary Major, St. John in Lateran, and the Basilica of the Holy Cross, which houses many precious relics. Conclude the day with a group dinner.


Day 7: Wednesday, October 1 - Papal Audience | Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

This morning, attend the Papal Audience with Pope Francis (pending the Holy Father’s schedule). Enjoy a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, where you will view some of the most inspiring works of art, including Michelangelo’s magnificent Last Judgement. Celebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Lawrence Outside the Walls. The remainder of the day is free to explore the city.


Day 8: Thursday, October 2 - Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and Martyrs

The final day of your pilgrimage is on the Solemnity of the Holy Guardian Angels. Begin with Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and of the Martyrs, followed by an afternoon at leisure. Celebrate your last night in Rome with a special farewell dinner.


Day 9: Friday, October 3 - Depart for the USA

Check out of the hotel and head to the Rome airport for your flights back home.



Itinerary is tentative and subject to change

PRICES STARTING AT


$3,999* - Price per person, double occupancy

*This price reflects a $100 per person Early Booking Discount for deposits received before 4/23/2024 and an $119 per person Check Discount for those paying the remaining balance by check after the initial deposit.


SINGLE SUPPLEMENT + $1,000



TRAVEL PROTECTION: 

Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) travel protection is highly recommended. 


PAYMENT SCHEDULE AND CANCELLATION TERMS 

Deposit: $350 per person due upon registration

Second Deposit: $1,250 additional due 150 days prior to departure (4/28/2025) 

Final Payment: Balance due on or before 90 days prior to departure (6/27/2025) 


All payments are non-refundable, and subject to CTS Terms and Conditions including the CTS Liability Release. All cancellations must be  received in writing. Penalties will be determined according to postmark date, or date of the fax or email sent by the cancelling passenger


BY REGISTERING FOR THIS PILGRIMAGE YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO CORPORATE TRAVEL’S TERMS & CONDITIONS 


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