- Rome - guided tour of St Peter's Basilica
- Rome - guided tour of the Medieval Quarter with Piazza Navona, Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain
- Rome - Papal Audience*
- Rome - guided tour of the Catacombs of St. Sebatian
- Rome - guided tour of the Basilicas di Santa Maria Maggiore & San Giovanni in Laterano and the Holy Stairs
- Assisi - guided tour of Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
- Assisi - guided tour of St. Francis Basilica, Old Town and Basilica of St Clare
- Assisi - visit to Sanctuary of La Verna & Stigmata procession
- Assisi - visit the The Eremo (Hermitage) Delle Carceri & San Damiano
*Please note that this is planned for when his holiness is in Rome. Plans may change and the audience can be cancelled at short notice or attended by a cardinal in the event of his holiness being ill.
None! – all excursions and extras as listed above and below are included!
- Hotel porterage
- Personal audio guiding system
- Services of a Local Guide on all excursions
- Coffee & dolce on one afternoon
Included meals & drinks
Meals: a buffet breakfast each morning and all dinners. In Rome dinners will be a short stroll away in local restaurants allowing for a true, authentic local experience. In Assisi all dinners will be in the hotel. On one afternoon we include tea, coffee and dolce (something sweet).
Drinks: welcome and farewell drinks. All other drinks will be at your own expense.
Our team in Italy
Our dedicated McCabe Tour Leader 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. They will also lead worship on some occasions, for those who wish. On each excursion we also enjoy the services of expert local guides who bring these wonderful Italian treasures to life.
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 departs Heathrow: 10:35
Flight returns: 18:25
Length of flight to Rome: two hours and 40 minutes
Flight times maybe subject to change and are confirmed with your final paperwork.
Eight nights’ accommodation four in Rome just a short stroll from St. Peter's Square and four in Assisi in the Old Town.
ROME - CASA PER FERIE RAVASCO - SAN PIETRO
Just a few hundred metres from St. Peter's Square, alongside the Vatican walls and within walking distance of the Basilica and Vatican Museums. This small hotel has just 38 rooms so there is no city hotel hustle and bustle. The hotel also has its own chapel with daily worship. The hotel is simple but comfortable and has an excellent location.
Hotel facilities: a restaurant with breakfast buffet, elevator to all floors and a panoramic terrace giving you a breathtaking view of "the most beautiful square in the Western world", here you can sit and feast your eyes on this scenery.
Your hotel room: spacious rooms with air-conditioning/heating, television and complimentary WiFi.
Hotel bathrooms: private bathroom with shower, washbasin and hairdryer.
View the hotels website from the link below.
Hot Hotel (casaravascosanpietro.com)
ASSISI - HOTEL SAN GIACOMO
The San Giacomo Hotel is built over a site dating back to around year 1000 a.c. According to historians and archeological remains found in this area of Assisi and in the foundations, this site was designated as an accommodation for the workers who built up the Basilica of St. Francis. The hotel is located in a strategic and wonderful position in Assisi town center, just 100 meters away from the Basilica itself.
Hotel facilities: a comfortable lounge bar, TV room, lift and a restaurant.
Your hotel room: simply yet comfortably furnished with flat screen TV and complimentary Wifi.
Hotel bathrooms: shower cubicle, hairdryer and complimentary shower gel and shampoo.
View the hotels website from the link below
Hotel San Giacomo Assisi
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 May and September the average daily maximum temperature during your stay should be around 24 to 26 degrees centigrade and early mornings and late evenings temperatures can drop to 16 degrees. In November the temperature range is still mild from 10 degrees in the morning and evening to a daily high of 18 degrees. Rainfall is usually a short shower on just a few days of each month.
Dress is casual throughout the holiday. You may wish to take one or two smarter items for the evenings. Cool 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 and Assisi 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.
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