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  • This trip is EXCLUSIVELY for Parishioners of Fr Aron

  • 8 Days - THIS PRICE INCLUDES AIRFARE FROM ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.
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    To sign up online, CLICK ON THE TRIP DATE BELOW

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Trip Includes

 

  • Flights from anywhere in the United States and flights between countries as per your itinerary. (all necessary flights on your trip are included)
  • Daily Mass will be scheduled.
  • Airport Taxes, Security Fees & Fuel Surcharges Saving you an average of $400-$600!
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • 4 or 5 star hotels in downtown areas.
  • Transportation with luxury bus.
  • All breakfasts and all dinners.
  • All tips to driver, hotel, and tour guide. If you feel that the tour guide did a great job, offering them extra tips is greatly appreciated.
  • Guided Tours and Tour Fees ~ Our tour guides are very caring, licensed, and well educated. Many of our guides have their PhD's.
  • Luggage handling (1 suitcase and 1 carry-on per person)
  • Single Supplement (as long as the passengers is willing to room with someone and allows us to provide them with a roommate. If the passenger wants a guaranteed room to of their own, then they have to pay the $900 single supplement)
  • Remember: Our trips are not more expensive during high season ~ Passengers will never be expected to pay extra for anything while on the trip.

Trip Does Not Include

 

  • Lunch
  • Trip Insurance. Work directly with Travel Guard to protect your investment and insure your money. There are different packages to choose from depending on what your travel needs are. Use the above link or the link right below the picture of the Pope on our home page to visit their site.

Steps For Registration

 

  1. Call us (855) 842-8001 or register online with a credit card and pay your $500 deposit per person to save your spot. The $500 deposit is part of the total price of the trip
  2. A $1,000 Airfare Deposit (AD) per person is due one month from the registration. The AD is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check)
  3. The balance is due 4 months before the trip departure date. The balance is paid ONLY in the form of Check (personal, money order, or bank check).

 

  • Mail all checks and correspondence to:

 

Proximo Travel
PO Box 561
Auburn, MA 01501

 

  • NOTE: If you sign up for a trip within 4 months of the departure date, you pay the deposit of $500 with a credit card and the balance is required to be overnighted in the form of a personal check, money order or bank check.

 


Trip Itinerary

Monday, November 5: Departure from USA.

Tuesday, November 6: Arrival. Visit Basilica of St. Paul outside the Wall where the body of St. Paul is buried. It is the 2nd largest basilica in Rome and the 5th in the world. Followed by a visit to St. Mary Major, the main Basilica dedicated to Mary in Rome. We will see the remains of Jesus’ manger, the tomb of Bernini, the remains of St. Matthew the Evangelist, the tomb of St. Jerome, and the oldest icon in the world of the Virgin Mary painted by St. Luke: the famous Salus Populi Romani. Check in the hotel and get settled. In the afternoon, our private bus will take us to the town where the Pope’s Summer Residence is located: the charming Castel Gandolfo with its spectacular Lake Albano. Awesome place just like those towns you see on TV. Opening night dinner at 6:00 pm at a local restaurant overlooking Lake Albano: eat where the Italians eat. Several courses of delicious Italian food. Casual dress. Overnight in Rome.

Wednesday, November 7: Private bus around 7:30 am to the Vatican to experience the 10:00 am Audience with the Pope. We will see the Pope very closely; sometimes we even shake his hand. From here we will go to Castle San Angelo. Next, we will visit the Santa Maria della Vittoria. Then a short walk to the Spanish Steps. This is the place where the Romans hung out. Walk to Trevi Fountain for lunch and shopping. Walk to Pantheon, the oldest functional building in the world and then to Santa Maria Sopriva Minerva finally ending at the great artistic place of Piazza Navona. Visit the church of St. Agnes for Mass. Dinner at Piazza Navona. After dinner stop by the Steeler Bar in the area. Casual dress throughout the day. Overnight in Rome.

Thursday, November 8: Visit the Colosseum in the morning. The Colosseum, the symbol of the city of Rome, is a great building that has been standing since 80 A.D. Visit Chiesa del Gesù, mother church of the Jesuits. In the afternoon, visit the Capuchin crypt which is a small space comprising several tiny chapels located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Concezione dei Cappuccini near the Via Veneto which is close to the Piazza Barberini. It contains the skeletal remains of 4,000 bodies believed to be Capuchin friars buried by their order. Dinner at Abruzzi Restaurant. Overnight in Rome.

Friday, November 9: We will visit the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel (the Pope's private Chapel) and St. Peter's in the Vatican, the largest Basilica in the world. Extra time will be allotted to visit the shops around the Borgo Pio or visit the dome. Long pants, capris, or skirts below the knee, shoulders covered. Our next stop is St. John Lateran, the first Basilica ever to be built in the Roman Empire. Our private bus will take us to enjoy a wine tasting and free time in Santa Maria in Trastevere, the most famous quarter of Rome for its beauty and quaintness. Dinner and overnight in Rome.

Saturday, November 10: In the morning visit the St Callsitus Catacombs where 500,000 people were buried. We’ll stop for lunch (on your own) at Cecelia Matella following our visit to the Catacombs. Afternoon departure taking the fast train to Venice. Dinner and overnight in Venice.

Sunday, November 11: Tour of Venice: an amazing city built on water. Visit St. Mark's plaza. Optional: Gondola ride and shopping. Long pants if you intend to go inside St. Mark's. Casual dress if you intend to go on a Gondola ride or spend time shopping and visiting the beautiful streets and bridges of Venice. Dinner and overnight in Venice.

Monday, November 12: Our private bus brings us to the airport to fly back to USA.

Please note: We do our best to ensure that all sites listed in this itinerary will be seen. However, due to scheduling conflicts, or other circumstances beyond our control, sites may be visited on a different day than listed. If this happens it will also necessitate a change in the restaurant for dinner. However, we will never sacrifice the quality of the meal, all restaurants will meet Proximo Travel's very high standards.

 

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