This is a pilgrimage to Rome to see how the Early Christians lived and worshipped, and how this was reflected in their places of worship and of meeting, and in their art, for example in the catacombs and in the early mosaics.
We shall see how the changes, which came about when Christianity became legal, under Emperor Constantine, impacted greatly on the church buildings.
We shall visit a number of churches, some of which have histories stretching back for centuries, some of them thought to be the last resting places of Early Christian martyrs.
Please do come and join us.
DAY 1: Monday, 30th September
Arrive in Rome. Meet and assist then transfer by private coach from the airport to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: Tuesday, 1st October
St Giovanni e Paolo
Sta Maria in Domenica
St Stefano Rotundo
St John Lateran / Baptistery/ Church/cloister
DAY 3: Wednesday, 2nd October
St Peter’s Basilica
Necroplis & St Peter’s tomb
Treasury of St Peter’s
Hopefully coach to the Vatican and back to the hotel, but stopping on way home at Pantheon.
DAY 4: Thursday, 3rd October
Catacomb of S Callixtus
St Giovanni Porta Latina
St Nereo e Achilleo
Rest of Day Free
Coach to Catacomb and then pick up at lunch time in area
Day 5: Friday, 4th October
St Paolo Fuori le Mura
Sta Maria in Cosmedin (and crypt)
Sta Maria in Trastevere
Sta Cecilia in Trastevere
Coach to St Paolo then on to St Sabina. Pick up from Trastevere
DAY 6: Saturday, 5th October
St Cosmos e Damian
Sta Maria Antiqua
Rest of day free
DAY 7: Sunday, 6th October
St Quattro Coronati
St Pietro ad Vinculi
DAY 8: Monday, 7th October
Full day Anagani
Coach full day
DAY 9: Tuesday, 8th October
DAY 10: Wednesday, 9th October
Sta Maria Maggiore
St Lorenzo Fuori le Mura
Coach in afternoon from hotel to St Lorenzo
DAY 11: Thursday, 10th October
Sta Agnese Complex (Sta Constanza etc.)(Ruined Basilica)
Coach for the morning just from hotel to the site and return to Hotel
DAY 12: Friday, 11th October
Itinerary subject to change.
Price £1850 per person
What the price includes
Not included in the price
You will need a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before you travel. It gives the holder rights to healthcare that becomes necessary during a temporary visit to EEA (European Economic Area) countries or Switzerland.
Please note that the cost of the tour may be subject to surcharges - please see the booking conditions. Currency exchange rates used £1 = € 1.1005 as published in the Financial Times on 14th August 2017.
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Tel: 0845 458 8308
Worldwide Christian Travel has been organising Christian holidays and tours, mainly to the Holy Land, for over 50 years. We cover all aspects of travel and are one of the most comprehensive Christian travel organisers in the country. Worldwide Christian Travel is a trading name of Hadler Tours Limited.
People of all ages are welcome, but, whatever your age, we must insist on a reasonable level of fitness. A number of sites involve rough walking.
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Our normal procedure is to deal with tips on a group basis and these are included in the price. The tour leader will distribute them to the guide, driver and hotels on your behalf. Individual tipping is not recommended unless the circumstances are exceptional.
Room Check In and Check Out Times
The standard international practice is to let rooms from midday to midday. However times do vary. Check-in times are usually between 2pm and 3pm, check-out times between 11am and 12 noon on the day of departure. Therefore, if you check-in immediately after a night flight this would normally count as one night’s accommodation. Similarly if your return flight is at night you will normally be required to vacate your room at 12 noon prior to leaving for the airport. Day rooms are subject to availability/cost and should be arranged locally with the accommodation management.
Page published April 2018
“I have recently returned from a wonderfully inspiring 7 Churches of Asia Minor tour with Peter and Anne Whatton. The whole experience lived up to to the description and much more. Great leaders, a tour guide whose explanations were so clear and perceptive. Thank you for all the arrangements and care.”