Pilgrimage to Rome, Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman
11th - 15th October 2019
DAY ONE: Birmingham to Rome
Flight from Birmingham to Rome. On arrival in Rome, we transfer by coach to our accommodation, ‘Villa Aurelia’. Dinner will be in the hotel.
DAY TWO: Rome
Breakfast in the hotel. Today is at leisure for your own explorations. Lunch is at choice. This evening there will be the opportunity to attend a Vigil of Prayer in the church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. Dinner is at choice.
DAY THREE: Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman
After an early breakfast, we will make our own way to St Peter’s Square to attend the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman who in 2010 was beatified in the United Kingdom by Pope Benedict XVI. Lunch is at choice and the afternoon at leisure. This evening there will be the opportunity to attend a Musical Oratory at the Chiesa Nuova. Dinner at choice.
DAY FOUR: Rome
This morning we will join our coach and transfer to the Chiesa Nuova to attend a solemn Mass for English speaking pilgrims. Lunch is at choice and the rest of the afternoon is at leisure for your own explorations. Perhaps you may take the opportunity to visit the Cathedral of St John Lateran where Newman was ordained Deacon on 24th may 1847. Dinner will be in the hotel.
DAY FIVE: Rome to Manchester
Breakfast in the hotel. Today we transfer by coach to Rome Airport where we check in for our return flight to Manchester.
This tour involves a substantial amount of walking, some of which will be over irregular surfaces such as cobblestones and badly-maintained walking areas. If everyday walking is something you find difficult, this tour may be unsuitable for you.
This itinerary is a guide and subject to change.
Single room supplement: £80
11/10/19 - 15/10/19
1 coach transfer from Birmingham Oratory to Birmingham airport on 11th Oct and 1 coach transfer from Manchester airport to Birmingham Oratory. Return scheduled flights: Birmingham – Rome; Rome - Manchester. U.K. and Italy airport departure taxes. 4-nights accommodation in shared twin-bedded rooms with private facilities as follows: 11th – 15th October October 2019, Villa Aurelia, Rome (or similar). Meal plan: 4 breakfasts and 2 dinners. Coach transfer from/to Rome Airport. 1 coach transfer to Chiesa Nuova on Day Four.
Pax Travel Italian speaking tour manager to accompany the group whilst in Italy. Assistance with booking religious services. ATOL and ABTA financial protection.
Single room supplement at £80 per person for 4 nights (limited availability). City tax in Rome. Lunches and drinks. Gratuities to drivers, hotel staff and restaurants. Fuel surcharges if passed on by the airlines. Transfers within the U.K.
Terms of Payment:
To reserve your place on the tour you will need to complete a booking form and return it to Pax Travel with a deposit of £250 per person. Cheques are to be issued in favour of Pax Travel Ltd. The tour price is guaranteed for bookings Pax Travel receives by 8th July 2019. You can of course submit a booking after this date, but any bookings Pax receives after 8th July may be subject to a flight surcharge. If this arises, we would advise you before processing your booking.
Final payment payable ten weeks before the departure date.