An enchanting holiday break that combines wonderful countryside and scenery AS WELL AS A VARIETY OF places. SUPER COMFORTABLE HOTEL THAT HAS BEEN pope Wojtyla’s choice ON HIS VISITS TO THE MUCH LOVED POPULAR SHRINE OF SAINT PADRE PIO. Relaxation, devotion, culture, good food, great hospitality, and fun. Absolutely not to be missed. Hurry to book because seats are limited.
Wednesday – October 13th
Departure on Airmalta flight KM 0612 to Rome at 7.35am. Group has to reach airport by 5.15 am. On arrival in Rome at 9am, we board our coach GRAN TURISMO and proceed for Pietralcina , birthplace of San Pio. We shall have a stop for lunch on our way. We arrive in San Giovanni Rotondo in late afternoon. On arrival in our luxury four star Hotel we are given our rooms and we will be allowed some free time afterwards. We will enjoy a delicious dinner in the Hotel restaurant later on to end up our first day of our Holiday.
Thursday – October 14th
After our Buffet breakfast today, 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 will start with a guided Tour of the big gem of a HOSPITAL “ HOUSE for the Relief of the Suffering” ,started by Padre Pio Himself. People from all over the world benefit from the care and blessings of this unique set-up. We shall then 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. Time for some souvenir shopping before we Leave for MONTE Sant’ Angelo where we visit THE Holy church inside the Grotto dedicated to ARCANGEL Michael. After a full day , a delicious dinner awaits us at our Grand Hotel.
Friday – October 15th
This morning after our buffet breakfast we shall leave for the famous GARGANO: The enchanting coast, Vieste, the Foresta Umbra in all its beauty. A day that will remain in our minds for all that we’ll enjoy seeing. Vieste is an old BORGO a quaint old fishing village with its 15.000 inhabitants that will surely bewitch each one of us. We have time to try their local specialities. This is definitely a great tourist area and welcomes so many Italian citizens who arrive here from the North apart from the other Europeans who choose to spend their summer holidays here. After a long day we go back to Hotel in time for dinner.
Saturday – October 16th
Today after our buffet breakfast we will set up for the famous TRULLI of ALBEROBELLO that attract so many tourists each year. Time to explore , take photos and buy souvenirs before we move on to Trani fantastically renowned and referred to as “one of the marvels of Italy” and known as THE PEARL OF THE ADRIATIC famous for the beautiful Roman Cathedral facing the sea. Famous also for its marble and the Special Vino Moscato. A most bewitching town with all its artistic beauties. Time permitting ,we might stop for some last shopping From Centro Commerciale LA MONGOLFIERA.
Sunday – October 17th
We shall enjoy our buffet breakfast and be ready to start our departure for Rome Fiumicino Airport later on (allowing several stops on the way).Departure on AirMalta flight KMO615 is at 21.10. We have to arrive for check in at the airport before 18.30. Our scheduled arrival in Malta is at 22.35.
Price 690€ includes:
- Airmalta flights to Rome and back. All taxes included.
- Four nights accommodation in very comfortable four star luxury Hotel on Half Board (daily buffet breakfast and dinner)
- A fully air-conditioned coach for the whole five days of the trip.
- ALL EXCURSIONS OF THIS FANTASTIC FULL FIVE DAYS PROGRAM!!!
- Well experienced Tour Leader to accompany the group