Rome, Lourdes, Assisi: The Strength
of Rediscovery

Rome • Lourdes • Assisi
Countries visited: Italy, France

Sample itinerary:  9 days/8 nights

 

Overview

Itinerary

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Rome, Lourdes, Assisi: The Strength of Rediscovery

This spectacular journey takes the pilgrim through Rome, the center of the Apostolic tradition, to the grotto of Massabielle; from the mountains of the Pyrenees all the way to Assisi, still resonating with the words of the Canticle of the Creatures and the love of St. Francis. This is a journey like no other, one that reconnects us with the unconditional motherly love of the Virgin Mary, a source of pure compassion and absolute acceptance of the frailty of our bodies and the weaknesses of our hearts. Here is a pilgrimage to revive in us the source of joy and hope.


“Now, my daughter, go and tell the priests to erect in this place a Sanctuary and people should come here in procession.” The Virgin Mary at the 13th apparition.

 

Days 1-2:  Rome

Days 3-5:  Lourdes

Days 6-7:  Rome

Day 8:       Assisi/Rome

Day 9:       Rome

 

Price and Scheduling

This is a possible pilgrimage itinerary for groups.

Interested priests or pilgrimage organizers are invited to contact us to schedule the dates, to modify this current itinerary according to their group's needs, and to receive information about pricing.

Our itineraries that do have dates and prices already listed are open to all and are guaranteed departure if the minimum number of participants is met.

 

Itinerary

Day 1  •  Rome

Arrive at Fiumicino airport in Rome and meet with ORP assistant, who will inform travelers about particulars of the journey and answer any questions, and facilitate transfer to hotel. The guide will lead us on a panoramic visit of Rome. In the afternoon, audio-guided tour to the Carcer Tullianum (St. Peter’s Prison). Overnight at hotel.

Day 2  •  Rome

In the early part of the day, we enjoy a panoramic city tour on the Open Bus Roma Cristiana and visit the four Basilicas. In the afternoon, we take a guided walking tour of the Roman fountains, where the glittering water arcs down from famous statues and carvings, and the historic squares of the city, where thousands of years have worn the stone down to smoothness. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3  •  Lourdes

Early morning departure to the Fiumicino Airport and flight to Lourdes. Meet with an ORP assistant upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Here we visit the Virgin Mary at the Grotto of Apparitions.Overnight at hotel in Lourdes.

Day 4   •  Lourdes

Today we walk the Via Crucis, we experience the Eucharistic Procession, the Blessing of sick and a torchlight celebration in the evening. We have time for personal meditation and reflection. Overnight at hotel in Lourdes.

Day 5   •  Lourdes

Today we will learn more about Saint Bernadette through the memories. Time for prayer and personal meditation. Overnight at hotel in Lourdes.

Day 6   •  Rome

In the morning, we travel to the airport and fly back to Rome. The rest of the afternoon and evening is free for exploration and meditation in the holy Christian city. Overnight at hotel in Rome.

Day 7   •  Rome

Exclusive tour of the Vatican Museums with an English-speaking guide. Only ORP pilgrims will be able to enter the Museum quickly, bypassing the long, slow line that snakes along the Vatican wall. Visit to St. Peter’s Basilica (scheduled mass permitting). Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8   •  Assisi/Rome

Early morning departure in a private coach to Assisi. Visit the main site and churches related to St. Francis, experiencing another essential icon of divine love and compassion. Celebration of Mass and return to Rome for overnight at hotel.

Day 9   •  Departure

Transfer to the Rome airport and flight to your final destination. ORP assistance with check-in procedures and escort to the gate.

 

 

Price and Scheduling

This is a possible pilgrimage itinerary for groups.

Interested priests or pilgrimage organizers are invited to contact us to schedule the dates, to modify this current itinerary according to their group's needs, and to receive information about pricing.

Our itineraries that do have dates and prices already listed are open to all and are guaranteed departure if the minimum number of participants is met.

 

The price includes:

 Flight Rome/Lourdes/Rome, economy

 Accommodations in double rooms, 3/4 star hotels, private bath

 Full board all meals in Lourdes

 Half board (breakfast/dinner) in Rome (dinner not included on Day 8)

Transportation on private coach as per program

 Visits, excursions and entry fees as per the program

 English-speaking guide

Whisper audio-guides as per program in Rome

 ORP document kit, scarf and luggage tag

 ORP technical and pastoral assistance

 Gratuities

 

The price does not include:

International flights. However we will be happy to assist you with flight quotations as soon as they are available. Please let us know your departure city.

Insurance for medical assistance, loss or damage of baggage, cancellation fees. However we are able to offer medical, luggage and cancellation insurance upon request.

Beverages

Extras

Anything not specified in “the price includes” section