Day 1:
Pilgrimage begins with an overnight flight to Rome!
(Bring a good book, your rosary, and prayer intentions.)
Day 2:
Welcome to Rome! After gathering our bags and meeting our guide, we will enjoy a "get yourself acquainted" tour
of the city and some free time. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 3:
 After breakfast, we’re off to Saint Peter’s Square for the Papal general audience with the Holy Father (subject to the Pope’s schedule). Following a lunch break, we’ll tour the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter’s Basilica. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 4:
 We’ll enjoy breakfast before departing for a panoramic
sightseeing tour of the city, visiting the Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Arch of Constantine, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 5:
Following breakfast, we will visit the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, the Church of St. Mary Major, as well as the
Archbasilica of St. John Lateran where we’ll have an opportunity to climb the Lateran Steps! We’ll enjoy an afternoon and dinner in Rome at our own leisure. Overnight in Rome.
Day 6:
After breakfast, we’ll visit
Saint Cecilia’s Basilica, the Basilica of St. Bartholomew and the Museum of the Holy Souls
in Purgatory. After some leisure (and gelato!), we’ll
continue our tour at the Church of Saint Maria sopra Minerva, where the body of St. Catherine of Siena resides. We’ll continue onto the Pantheon, and the Church of the Gesù. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 7:
After we enjoy breakfast, we’re off to the Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains where we’ll have the opportunity to view the chains that held St. Peter while he was in the Mamertine prison in Rome. After some time for prayer, we’ll visit the Church of Saint Alphonsus Ligouri, home of the original icon of Our Mother of Perpetual Help. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 8:
Following breakfast, we’ll spend the morning visiting
the ancient Catacombs of Rome where Mass will be celebrated in an underground chapel. After Mass, we’ll make our way above ground to visit the Saint Gregorio al Cielo Convent, the convent where Saint Teresa of Calcutta resided when in Rome. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Rome.
Day 9:
After breakfast, we'll say farewell to Rome and
continue our journey north. We’ll arrive at the hilltop village of Assisi this afternoon, the birthplace of Saint Francis of Assisi, and a UNESCO world heritage site known for its magnificent medieval architecture. Saint Francis abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after hearing the voice of God, who asked him to rebuild the Catholic
Church and live in poverty. Still today, Assisi bears testimony to the iconic saint’s lifestyle. Mass will be celebrated before dinner. 
Dinner and overnight in Assisi.
Day 10:
Following breakfast, we'll have the opportunity to visit and pray at the Basilica of St. Francis, the convent of St. Clare, and the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels with the Portiuncula Chapel. We will have time to enjoy Assisi at our own leisure in the afternoon. We'll enjoy a special farewell dinner tonight. Farewell dinner and overnight in Assisi.
Day 11:
With hearts full of gratitude 
and memories for a  lifetime, we transfer south to the Rome airport for the return flight home.
Roundtrip airfare from Des Moines (or your desired location by request)
Deluxe motorcoach transportation
4-star hotel accommodations
Tour manager and local tour guides for itinerary sites
Whisper headsets with tours
Breakfast & dinners (on itinerary)
Wine with some dinners
Scoop of Gelato when in Rome
Sightseeing & admission fees as per itinerary
Opportunity for daily Mass and Confession
Tips for hotel staff and restaurants

Pilgrimage price including airfare from Des Moines, IA: $3,995
Similar cost from other U.S. cities