- Guided tour of St Peter's Basilica and the Vatican
- Guided tour of the Medieval Quarter with Piazza Navona, Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain
- Travel the Appian Way
- Guided tour of the Catacombs of Domatilla
- Guided tour of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
- Guided tour of the Basilicas di Santa Maria Maggiore
- Visit the secret churches of Rome
- Christmas market in Campo dei Fiori and Jewish Quarter street party
- Christmas market on the banks of the river
- Christmas market in the Piazza Navona
None! – all excursions and extras as listed above and below are included!
- Hotel porterage
- Personal audio guiding system
- Qualified local guide/Tour Manager
- All entrance fees
- All hotel and restaurant gratuities
- All Local Guide and coach driver gratuities
Included meals & drinks
Meals: a full buffet breakfast each morning, two lunches and all evening meals. Three dinners are in the hotel, both lunches and two dinners are in atmospheric local restaurants with the dinners being just a short walk from your hotel.
Drinks: welcome and farewell drinks. Water and tea or coffee with all evening meals and both lunches. All other drinks are at your own expense.
Our team in Italy
Our dedicated McCabe Tour Manager is there solely for our guests. They will escort all excursions and be available in the hotel for any queries and offer local advice, hints and tips for you to get maximum enjoyment of your time with us. Also, this tour will be accompanied by a dedicated faith leader.
The flight is direct to Rome with British Airways from London Heathrow. Flight upgrades, for that extra comfort and ease through the airport, as well as regional connecting flights from some UK airports can be arranged at a supplement. An overnight stop at Heathrow may be required which we can assist you with. Please enquire at time of booking.
Flight BA0554 departs Heathrow: 08:55 Arrives Rome 12:40
Flight BA0559 departs Rome: 17:15 Arrives Heathrow: 19:00
Length of flight to Rome: two hours and 40 minutes
Flight times maybe subject to change and are confirmed with your final paperwork.
Five nights in a four-star hotel in the heart of Rome. This location could not be better for being close to the core of the Eternal City and a stroll to the Vatican.
ROME - HOTEL DELLA CONCILIAZIONE (4*)
The Hotel della Conciliazione is in “Borgo Pio”, one of the oldest and most characteristic districts in Rome. This district is a beautiful pedestrian zone with an extraordinary atmosphere, just a short walk from St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. Completely renovated, the hotel has just 67 rooms and thanks to its exclusive location you can walk through the city’s picturesque streets to reach Rome’s most beautiful attractions, such as: Castel Sant’Angelo, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon.
Hotel facilities: restaurant and bar with an elegant and comfortable seating area terrace. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the hotel.
Your hotel room: double or twin rooms furnished in the local style with heating/air-conditioning. Safe, minibar/fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, desk and TV come as standard in all rooms. There will slippers provided as well.
Hotel bathrooms: bath or shower on request. All bathrooms are equipped with a hairdryer, shaving/make up mirror and complimentary soap, shampoo and shower gel is also provided.
British Citizen and EU Citizen Passport holders can currently enter Italy freely with no restrictions or other documentation required. Stays within the EU can be up to 90 days (can be spread over multiple visits) within any 180-day period.
Please note your passport must be valid for three months after your return from Italy.
Full details of entry requirements and any required vaccinations will be detailed in your final paperwork 14 days before departure.
For the latest and most up to date travel advice including entry requirements please consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office travel advice website.
Health & wellbeing
For travel within the EU you should ensure that you have the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is free of charge. You can apply for the GHIC card by calling 0191 218 1999 or applying on line at…
The level of cover offered by the GHIC card varies by country visited and is only applicable in state-run health facilities. In some countries coverage may just be a partial contribution.
Adequate insurance cover will be required for all hospital emergencies and doctors’ visits.
In Rome in December the average daily maximum temperature during your stay should be around 14 degrees centigrade and early mornings and late evenings temperatures can drop to 08 degrees. Rainfall is usually a short shower on just a few days of the month.
Dress is casual throughout the holiday. You may wish to take one or two smarter items for the evenings. Warm casual clothing is recommended in the day-time with evenings being smart/casual. As the sightseeing visits require a certain amount of walking, we suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with a good sole for the cobbled streets.
There is a certain amount of walking (and stairs) involved on a daily basis on this holiday so please make sure you pack comfy footwear for this so that you are prepared. Your Local Guides will keep you updated on a daily basis with what to expect the following day. If you are finding it difficult to keep up, then please make sure you tell your Local Guide and Group Leader who can help you to find places to rest and relax and then you can re-join the group at a later stage.
Some streets in towns and villages that you will visit will be cobbled. We suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with good grips or trainers. For your guided walking tours in Rome you must be prepared to be on your feet for up to 90 minutes without the need to sit down and walk two to three flights of stairs unaided.
The McCabe Educational Trust
The McCabe Educational Trust is an independent registered charity with the aim of helping inspiring people we meet on some of our pilgrimages. As ‘the haves’ encounter the ‘have nots’ the Trust has become a practical tool for one to help the other.
McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £20 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
Ensuring that your holidays are appropriately protected is one of our main priorities. That’s why we have specifically chosen Holiday Extras as our *preferred travel insurance provider to ensure that you are protected before and whilst you are travelling. Holiday Extras offer McCabe Travel guests favourable rates for single trip, multi-trip and annual policies.
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Full financial security
All money paid to McCabe is fully secure. Holidays including flights are covered by our ATOL license from the Civil Aviation Authority, and holidays without flights are protected by our membership of the ABTOT bonding scheme. If a pilgrimage is cancelled, for instance through lack of numbers or for political considerations, McCabe will promptly refund all monies paid.
AITO Quality Statement
McCabe Pilgrimages is a member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators. The Association represents Britain’s leading independent tour operators and encourages high standards of quality and service. McCabe abides by the Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality Charter.
You can read McCabe reviews on the AITO website here