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September 28 - October 5, 2024

Join St. Bernard Academy's Choristers in Italy

Join St. Bernard Academy’s Choristers for a once in a lifetime opportunity…singing during Christian Hamrick’s first Mass as a Deacon in Rome! This is sure to be an experience your child will never forget. Enjoy six nights in Rome, exploring all that the Eternal City has to offer.  Walk in the Footsteps of the Saints, Sing in magnificent churches, and enjoy the Italian culture and cuisine (including their famous gelato).  Highlights will include Christian Hamrick guiding us on a Scavi Tour (excavations under St. Peter’s Basilica) to see the tomb of St. Peter, participation in his deaconate Mass and singing during his first Mass as a deacon, pizza making, touring of major basilicas and a day trip to Orvieto to see where the Eucharistic Miracle of Corpus Christi occurred.  We’d love for you to join us!

Trip Code: 86777 | Group Code: 17721


•Round trip scheduled commercial economy air from Nashville, TN (BNA) to Rome, Italy (FCO)

•Six nights’ accommodations in suburban Rome at four-star hotels


     •Continental breakfast daily

     •Pizza Making Lunch

     •Five dinners including a special welcome and farewell dinner

•Performance opportunities

•Sing during two Masses

•Impromptu singing at sacred sites throughout the tour

•Two rehearsals

•Attendance at the Papal Audience*

•Scavi Tour guided by Christian Hamrick*

•Behind-the-scenes visit to the Swiss Guard Barracks*

•Luxury motor coach in Italy

•Luxury motor coach airport transfers in Italy for passengers on group airfare

•Local tour manager

•Tour Manager from the USA

•Local guides

•Entrance fees & guided tours of the Colosseum, St. Mary Major & St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Peter’s Basilica, The Duomo in Orvieto and a walking Tour visiting the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona

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

•Gratuities payable to the tour manager, guides, and drivers


•Airport transfers for travelers on independent flights

•Meals and beverages unless specifically identified

•Travel insurance

•Items not specifically mentioned

*Pending final confirmation


Day 1: Saturday, September 28 - Depart USA

Depart on overnight group flights from Nashville, Tennessee to Rome, Italy.

Day 2: Sunday, September 29 - Arrival in Rome

Arrive in Rome where you will be greeted by your local Italian tour manager and transferred by luxury motorcoach to your hotel for check-in. Gather for 5:00 PM Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica with hopeful anticipation of singing during the Mass. Gather for a special group welcome dinner and overnight in Rome.

Day 3: Monday, September 30 - Ancient Rome | Scavi Tour

Embark on a morning tour of Ancient Rome, including the Colosseum and Roman forum. Participate in a Scavi Tour of the catacombs under St. Peter’s Basilica with Christian Hamrick as our guide(pending confirmation). Enjoy an evening walking tour to see the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona before a relaxing group dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 4: Tuesday, October 1 - Day Trip to Orvieto

Depart for a day trip to Orvieto. Tour the Duomo and pray in the Chapel of the Eucharistic Miracle. Return to Rome for a delightful group dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 5: Wednesday, October 2 -  Papal Audience | Pizza Making | Christian Rome Tour

Set out early in the morning for St. Peter’s Square to attend the Papal Audience, with an opportunity to sing for the Holy Father immediately afterward(pending confirmation). After experiencing a pizza-making class and lunch, embark on a Christian Rome Tour, visiting St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, and San Gioacchino in Prati, where Christian will celebrate his first Mass as a Deacon. Overnight in Rome.

Day 6: Thursday, October 3 - Diaconate Ordination Mass | St. Peter’s Basilica

Depart for the Diaconate Ordination Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica. After Mass, enjoy a St. Peter’s Basilica tour. The afternoon will be at leisure for lunch on your own and exploring. In the late afternoon participate in a private tour of the Swiss Guard Barracks. Return to the hotel for rehearsal and group dinner. Overnight in Rome.

Day 7: Friday, October 4 - Sing at Deacon Christian’s First Mass

Celebrate with Deacon Christian as you come together to sing during his first preached Mass at the beautiful San Gioacchino in Prati. Enjoy an afternoon at your leisure. Gather for a special group farewell dinner before your last night in Rome.

Day 8: Saturday, October 5 - Return to the USA

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the Rome airport for your return flights to the USA.

Itinerary is tentative and subject to change

Tour Brochure


$5,699* - Price per person, double occupancy

*This price reflects a $100 per person Early Booking Discount for deposits received before 4/5/2024 and an $110 per person Check Discount for those paying the remaining balance by check after the initial deposit.




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


Deposit: $500 per person due upon registration

Second Deposit: $1,250 additional due 150 days prior to departure (5/1/2024) 

Final Payment: Balance due on or before 90 days prior to departure (6/20/2024) 

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



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