2021 Globus Guided Tours - Globus® Vacation Packages

Grand Catholic Italy - Faith-Based Travel (TV)

10 Day Tour from Rome to Padua

2021 Tour Details

Architecture and archangels. Manicotti and monasteries. Scooters and saints. There is no better place to rejoice in faith and fun than within the scenic and sacred wonder of Italy. This religious tour of Italy brings you closer to the sights of Rome, Florence, and Venice; the saints of Cascia, Assisi, and Padua; and the savory flavors of every pizzeria, osteria, and trattoria along the way. From the cathedrals and catacombs of the Eternal City to the basilicas and bridges of the Floating City, you’ll celebrate the best Italy has to offer. . Cherished experiences on this religious tour of Italy include visits to the four major Papal basilicas of Rome and the chance to attend the Papal audience and receive the Papal blessing. With additional opportunities to attend mass in Rome, Cascia, Assisi, and Florence, this faith-based tour of Italy is an unbelievable tour you can believe in.

Small-Group Discovery

Each Globus faith-based vacation is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!
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Grand Catholic Italy - Faith-Based Travel map

 Photo Highlights

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfast daily; 4 dinners


Notes:

This tour involves a lot of walking.

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN ROME, ITALY

Welcome to Rome! At 5 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

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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.
50 mi / 80 km

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Day 3 ROME

ROME This morning, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability). Free time for lunch. Guided sightseeing Includes visit to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Catacombs of Domitilla, the Holy Stairs, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4 ROME–CASCIA–ASSISI

CASCIA Orientation walk. Visit Major and Minor Basilica and attend MassMass Mass.
ASSISI Inside visits of St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Portiuncola.
168 mi / 270 km

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Day 5 ASSISI

ASSISI This morning, attend MassMass 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.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Assisi with an excursion to Spello. This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase at MyGlobus. Get local maps and free time tips on your GlobusGO mobile app.

Breakfast Breakfast

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. Drive to Florence.
FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at hotel.
127 mi / 205 km

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Day 7 FLORENCE

FLORENCE Visit the Academy of Fine Arts. Guided walking tour includes Cathedral Square. Attend MassMass Mass at the Duomo. Free time this afternoon.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 FLORENCE–PADUA

Scenic drive through the Apennine Mountains and arrive in the Po area.
PADUA Guided sightseeing includes visit to the Basilica of St. Anthony.
155 mi / 250 km

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9 PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE

VENICE. Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes visit 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.
62 mi / 100 km

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Day 10 PADUA

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (The nearest airport is Venice.)

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 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 CAD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 CAD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 CAD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Assisi
Florence
Padua
Venice

Assisi

Magnificent Spello with Dinner

Magnificent Spello with Dinner

The heart of historic Umbria awaits on this exciting excursion to the former 1st century BC Roman colony of Spello, featuring guided sightseeing and dinner at a local restaurant!

Price Range: $$

Florence

Tuscan Dinner

Tuscan Dinner

Enjoy a wonderful dinner in the delightful Tuscan countryside, featuring authentic traditional dishes using the finest local ingredients.

Price Range: $$$

Padua

Discover Padua and Italian Aperitivo

Discover Padua and Italian Aperitivo

Enjoy a walking tour of Padua followed by a real Italian Aperitivo.

Price Range: $$

Venice

Gondola

Gondola

When in Rome, do as the Romans -- and when in Venice, head right for the gondolas! Hop aboard a traditional gondola for a ride through the magical Venetian canals

Price Range: $$

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Lagoon Cruise and Meal in Burano

Experience the floating city from the water as you cruise along the lagoon to charming Burano Island for a delicious meal and time to explore.

Price Range: $$$

 Private Touring

Private Touring: Globus European Private Touring enables you to experience all of the attractions, sights and highlights of your selected Globus tour as a private experience - delivered just for you and your traveling party. With Private Touring, you'll have your own dedicated Tour Director, your own private transportation and driver, and your own professional local guides. All with greater flexibility in pace and your experience.

For your selected tour, there will be additional per-person cost for the size of your party - from 1 to 24. This additional supplement is reduced with each traveler you add to your party.

Here's a sample of the additional cost:

6 guests in a party: $3,495*
18 guests in a party: $606*

Contact Globus or your preferred travel agent for pricing for your specific party size as well as any other information on Globus Private Touring.

* Supplement pricing is per person (CA) and will be added to the standard published price for your given departure date and is based on availability. Supplement price is valid for 2020 and 2021 travel years. Occasionally some included and optional activities & excursions may be operated with other guests. Additional restrictions may apply. Not applicable for custom groups. No Group allowances or promotions are available on Private Touring. Published itineraries only. Note that blackout dates may exist where the Private Touring option is not available.



* The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.