Monday – November 20th
Departure on Airmalta flight KM 640 to Catania at 6.am. 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 Cafe’ 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
Tuesday – November 21st
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 in the evening , our delicious dinner unites the group for a wonderful evening together.
Wednesday – November 22nd
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.
Thursday – November 23rd
After our buffet breakfast we shall leave on an excursion to the birthplace of Padre Pio. This is where the great Saint was born. We will definitely enjoy moving around this village that owes its fame to having given birth to Padre Pio. Back to our Hotel for our delicious lunch and free time after for our personal shopping being this our last day here, as well as allowing some special time for our personal devotion towards our much loved Saint.
Friday – November 24th
After Buffet breakfast we start on our way to Sicily (allowing a couple or more stops as needed 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 00.05
Price €699 includes
Airmalta flights to Catania and back. All taxes included.
Four 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.
ALL EXCURSIONS OF THIS FANTASTIC FULL Five DAYS PROGRAM included
Well experienced Tour Leader to accompany the group
Entrance tickets to museums, etc. are to be paid for extra