Home to numerous places of devotion and worship, Italy is the perfect destination for travelers looking to rejoice in their faith. On this Italy tour, overnight in Rome, the heart of Christianity; Assisi, where St. Francis was born, worked, and died; Florence, one of the world’s most beautiful cities; and Padua. Along the way, visit—and even attend Mass at—many of Italy’s treasured basilicas. You will also travel to Germany, overnight in Oberammergau and Munich, and attend the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play, performed every 10 years. Enjoy first-class seating for this remarkable play.In Rome, visit the four major Papal basilicas: St. Peter's Basilica, the world’s largest Christian church; St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome's second-largest basilica and the burial place of St. Paul the Apostle; St. John Lateran Basilica, the Western World’s oldest basilica and the Papal residence until the 14th century; and St. Mary Major Basilica, the most important Roman church dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Also in Rome, attend the Papal Audience (subject to availability), receive the Papal Blessing, and visit the Holy Stairs, brought from Jerusalem around 326 AD by Constantine the Great’s mother. In Assisi, in addition to St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, visit the Monastery of St. Damian, a Franciscan shrine built on the spot where St. Francis heard Christ’s voice, and Carceri Hermitage, a peaceful oasis where St. Francis came to pray. In Florence, attend Mass at the Duomo, and see Santa Croce Square, with its Franciscan basilica. In Padua, founded more than 3,000 years ago, visit the Basilica of St. Anthony, dating to the 13th century. From Padua, an excursion to Venice includes a visit to St. Mark’s Basilica. These are just some of the many highlights on this inspirational Italy—with Oberammergau—tour.By June 2021, your vacation, which includes the Oberammergau Passion Play, requires a per-person, non-refundable deposit of $750. Prior to June 2021, a minimum of $250 non-refundable per person deposit is required to secure your reservation and tickets for the play.
Headsets throughout the tour.
Meals & Itinerary
Full buffet breakfast daily; 1 lunch in Oberammergau; 7 three-course dinners with wine, including a special welcome dinner in Rome and a farewell dinner in Munich
- This tour involves a lot of walking.
- For operational reasons, slight schedule changes for the Rome program cannot be excluded.
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.
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
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.
Day 4 ROME–CASCIA–ASSISI
CASCIA Orientation walk. Visit Major and Minor Basilica and attend Mass. ASSISI Inside visits of St. Mary of the Angels Basilica and the Porziuncola. 168 mi/ 270 km
Day 5 ASSISI
ASSISI This morning attend 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 many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.
Day 6 ASSISI–SIENA–FLORENCE
SIENA Walking tour with a local Guide includes visits to St. Catherine’s Sanctuary and house, and the Basilica of St. Dominic. Drive to Florence.FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at hotel. 127 mi/ 205 km
Day 7 FLORENCE
FLORENCE Visit the Academy of Fine Arts. Guided walking tour includes Cathedral Square. Attend Mass at the Duomo. Free time this afternoon.
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
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. 62 mi/ 100 km
Day 10 PADUA–INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA–OBERAMMERGAU, GERMANY
Scenic drive through the impressive Dolomites to Innsbruck. INNSBRUCK Walk through the Old Town to the Golden Roof. Free time to browse before heading to Oberammergau 271 mi/ 436 km
Day 11 OBERAMMERGAU
OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play.
Day 12 OBERAMMERGAU–MUNICH
MUNICH Orientation tour includes the Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls. Farewell dinner at your hotel. 56 mi / 90 km
Day 13 MUNICH
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
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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.
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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!
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Enjoy a wonderful dinner in the delightful Tuscan countryside, featuring authentic traditional dishes using the finest local ingredients.
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Discover Padua and Italian Aperitivo
Enjoy a walking tour of Padua followed by a real Italian Aperitivo.
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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.
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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
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