Grand Catholic Italy with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel (TVO)

13 Day Tour from Rome to Munich

2022 Tour Details

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 once-a-decade Oberammergau Passion Play, including first-class seating for this remarkable performance. 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 the mother of Constantine the Great. 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 $600.  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.

Grand Catholic Italy with Oberammergau - Faith-Based Travel map

 Meals

 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


Notes:

This vacation includes the world-famous Passion Play, a spectacular play performed only once every 10 years by the residents of the quaint little town of Oberammergau.

 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 visits to St. Paul Outside the Walls, Catacombs of Domitilla, the Holy Stairs, St. John Lateran Basilica, St. Mary Major Basilica.

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Day 4 ROME–CASCIA–ASSISI

CASCIA Orientation walk. Visit the Basilica and attend MassMass Mass. Also visit the Lower Basiica home of the Eucharistic miracle.
ASSISI Visit St. Mary of the Angels Basilica with its Porziuncola.
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 other options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.

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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. Also see Piazza del Campo
FLORENCE Free time this afternoon. Dinner at your 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. Also visit Signoria Square and Santa Croce Square. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 8 FLORENCE–PADUA

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

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Day 9 PADUA. EXCURSION TO VENICE

VENICE Private boat ride. Guided walking tour includes visits to Doge’s Palace, the Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark’s Basilica. Free time this afternoon.
62 mi/ 100 km

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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

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Day 11 OBERAMMERGAU

OBERAMMERGAU Afternoon and evening dedicated to the world-famous Passion Play.

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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

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Day 13 MUNICH

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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Transportation:

Motorcoach; private boat ride in Venice.

 Tour Director

With FAITH, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

CONCETTA CARRATTA

Born, educated and raised in Genoa, northern Italy, after my classical studies I followed my passion for languages. The idea was always to travel and learn from other cultures. Becoming a Tour Director was a natural consequence of all my passions. I can now say that the Globus Family of Brands have represented a very important part of my life, and still are like a family for me. My role is giving and receiving, every day is a different day, but what I can say is that meeting people is the most fascinating part of it. Unforgettable memories leave a sign!

Tour Director - CONCETTA CARRATTA

 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).

Price Ranges

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


Assisi
Florence
Padua
Venice
Oberammergau
Munich

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

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: $$

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: $

Oberammergau

Linderhof Castle

Linderhof Castle

Visit Linderhof, one of "Mad" King Ludwig's most magnificent castles, on this unforgettable journey into the forested valley of the Ammergau Alps.

Price Range: $

Munich

Dachau Concentration Camp

Dachau Concentration Camp

Come face to face with the horrors of Dachau, Germany's first concentration camp and the model for the brutality of the Third Reich, during this moving visit of the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

Price Range: $



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