Please read this entire page carefully.
We offer a delightful pilgrimage to one of the world’s most beautiful places in the company of loving, caring guides and fellow pilgrims. Your safety and enjoyment are our top concerns, with warm hospitality and careful attention to detail.
Upon your arrival at Marco Polo Airport, Venice to your departure, all costs associated with transportation on land and water, key meals (as listed), guides, talks, scheduled programs, site visits, and worship are included in the paid fee for the trip.
Travel Options & Fees
You may choose one of two options that meet your personal preference:
- Travel Option One
$3150 per person
Double-occupancy with private bath
- Travel Option Two (very limited quantity!)
$3950 per person
Single-occupancy with private bath
Note: If you are traveling alone and would like a roommate, please check that request on the registration form. Hosts will attempt to identify a roommate, but cannot guarantee one.
- Airport Coach at Marco Polo Airport, Venice on September 28/arrival and transfer to Casa del Pellegrino, Padua, and return to airport for October 7 departure.
- Four nights accommodation at the Casa del Pelligrino, Padua
- Continental buffet breakfast in Padua
- 5 nights accommodation at the Centro Don Orione, Venice
- Continental breakfast in Venice
- Main meals as listed
- Wine and water with main meals
- All Transfers, entry charges and excursions
- 72 hour vaporetto ticket in Venice
- Offerings, guide and coach/boat tips & gratuities
Fees DO NOT include:
- Flights to and from Venice, Italy
- Travel Insurance
- Non-group transfers
- Main meals not listed
- Entrance fees to sites during free time (eg. Guggenheim Museum, opera, etc.)
- Personal Expenditures (purchases, gifts, etc.)
How To Register & Pay
Once you have read all of the information on this page, contact us to request a registration form.
To complete your registration, we must receive  your payment and  your signed registration form for each pilgrim (you will receive instructions for this once you contact us). Acceptance will be on a first come, first served basis.
Payments may be made by check, payable to “Christopher McCauley” with “Italy 2018” written on the memo line.
Participants may pay in full by November 15, 2017 or by scheduled payment plan (see Payment Deadlines below for details).
For those requesting to make multiple installment payments, the schedule is as follows:
- November 15, 2017 – Payment One (or Early Registration Discount deadline)
- March 1, 2018 – Payment Two (for those making two or three payments)
- June 1, 2018 – Payment Three (for those making three payments)
You will receive a confirmation each time payments are received. Frank Ramirez will respond to all questions regarding registration, travel options, and payments, or questions regarding balances due.
Other Important Info
Updates on Pilgrimage and Travel information
Your pilgrim guides will provide several pilgrimage updates via email prior to departure. These emails will help you prepare spiritually for the trip, including suggested readings, as well as bio information on your fellow pilgrims, contact information for emergencies, and useful tips on what to bring and not bring. An essential part of any pilgrimage is to prepare yourself to prepare yourself for spiritual adventure and discovery.
Medical & Travel Insurance
It is required for all pilgrims to have medical insurance that covers international travel (check your policy). It is highly recommended that you also have travel insurance that covers the cost of flight cancellations and trip cancellations for personal reasons. If our ground guides cancel the trip for any reason, all deposited fees, will be returned to you, per tour company guidelines, except for a non-refundable deposit of $300.
Your personal passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your arrival date, or you will not be allowed entrance to Italy (or most other countries as well). If you need to renew your passport, please do so as soon as possible.
All cancellations must be received by Frank Ramirez via email or letter. Please remember that we will have already made deposits for this trip on your behalf, which are not refundable to us. If you must cancel, we are bound by the policy of our ground guide, Anthony Coles and Aviaggi Limited.
There is a $300 non-refundable deposit paid by each pilgrim. After full payment, the cancellations policy is based on a percentage of the full payment depending on how many days in advance the written cancellation is received prior to departure. This written policy is included in your registration package.
Special Needs – Food
Limited food accommodations are available in both Venice and Padua; these consist of vegetarian options. Significant restricted diets or food allergies cannot be accommodated in these diverse venues.
Special Needs – Physical Mobility
Ancient cities, ruins, monasteries, and other buildings dating back centuries do not have the ADA accommodations with which most Americans are accustomed. Walking is necessary to visit these sites. In Venice, you will need to walk pedestrian bridges and board water boats at landings. Pilgrims should be able to do the following:
- Carry luggage at airports
- Board coaches and boats
- Walk to and from sacred sites
- Walk up and down steps and on uneven surfaces (e.g., brick, cobblestone, marble)
There is an elevator at both the Casa del Pellegrino (Padua) and the Centro Culturale Don Orione (Venice).
If mobility issues are a concern for you, please contact us to discuss them.