November 16th – November 19th 2023

Day 1

Thursday – November 16th

Departure on Airmalta flight KM 640 to Catania at  Group has to reach airport by 3:30 am.  On arrival in Catania at 6:40 am we board our coach GRAN TURISMO and proceed for a quick breakfast at Parisi.  We shall start on our way to Messina where our coach boards the ferry.  On reaching the mainland we shall proceed on our way to San  Giovanni Rotondo  allowing a couple of stops and one for lunch .  We arrive in our Hotel so close to the Famous Basilica  in the  late afternoon. On arrival in our four star Hotel we are given our rooms  and  then meet for a delicious dinner in the Hotel restaurant later on to end up our first day of  our Holiday

Day 2

Friday – November 17th

After our Buffet breakfast today, and a visit to the  famous house of Madame Pyle  which was the home of San Padre PIO’s  parents ,so close to  our Hotel ,we shall  feel already so part of this Holy person A stop here to  follow a guided Tour of this famous  dwelling of San Padre Pio.  Lunch in  Hotel and we may then  proceed to admire  the Famous Basilica  in all its supreme  beauty.. This will be a fully guided Tour of the  place.. which will definitely provide us with the information we need.. LATER our delicious dinner unites the group for a wonderful evening together.

Day 3

Saturday – November 18th

After our buffet breakfast we shall set out on a familiarization tour of the centre of SAN GIOVANNI and get acquainted with its Religious functions and the Works of Padre Pio. We shall move on to Santa Maria delle Grazie and we shall follow closely the history of the place with a local guide. We shall visit both the old part and the newly built part of this world famous Basilica that attracts millions of pilgrims from all over the world. Lunch awaits us in our comfortable Hotel nearby. After we shall leave for Monte Sant’Angelo where we visit the Holy Church inside the Grotto dedicated to Arcangel Michael. Time to enjoy the surroundings of this beautiful place. On our way back we may stop to buy some typical local products to take with us back to Malta. The afternoon may be devoted to a Tour of the area around the world Famous Basilica of Padre Pio for some personal shopping. Back in Hotel in time for our delicious dinner.

Day 4

Sunday – November 19th

After Buffet breakfast  we start on our way to  Sicily  (allowing more than one stop on the way).Chance for some shopping on our way.  Departure on AirMalta flight KM 643 is at 23.20.  We have to arrive for check in at the airport before 20.50.  Our scheduled arrival in Malta is at 23:59


PRICE €650 includes:

  • AirMalta flights to Catania and back. All taxes included.
  • Three nights accommodation in very comfortable four star  luxury Hotel on Full Board (buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner when in Hotel , wine and water included  with meals) N.B.  Any food or drinks  consumed outside  our Hotel have to be paid for extra   by participants
  • A fully air-conditioned coach for the whole five days of the trip.
  • Well experienced Tour Leader to accompany the group