Remnants in the Eternal City of Rome
Discover the life of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Explore gems of the Vatican and learn of ancient remnants of temple rites and traditions.
June 19-26, 2016 - 7 Day Tour
Trip is Valued at $1998* per person based on double occupancy
Limited Time Only - GET both the Tour and Extension for $1998!
*Per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement additional and is 50% of double occupancy rate.
(Initial non-refundable deposit to hold your rate and space is $400 per person
Final payment due 3 months prior to departure) Airfare is additional.
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Discover the home of the of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Visit the center of christianity to the world while focusing on the Life of Christ. Every hill, every stone has a story to tell and a testimony to bare of the divinity of the Christ. You will never read the scriptures the same as your mind and memory will take you back to Italy and our journeys again and again.
When is comes to gaining gospel knowledge, it is best have your spiritual feast along with a temporal one. Being a returned missionary from Rome with a Masters Degree in music, this extensive tour is hosted by Shane Mickelsen. He is fluent in Italian and also teaches Latin. With a keen knowledge of Catholicism, Shane is fun, knowledgeable and focused on you having a great time while learning insights to the Gospel on this one of a kind itinerary.
Day by Day Itinerary
(Subject to changes at guide's discretion
for effeciency and concern for the group)
Gospel Remnants of Rome & Italy
Saturday June 18 - Fly to Rome (airfare is an additional cost)
Sunday June 19 - Land in Rome
Land in the Eternal City after a gorgeous descent over Italy's western coastline. We will meet you at the airport and take you to your beautiful hotel in the heart of this beautiful city. Your hotel will be situated above a variety of restaurant's, pizzerias, trattorie, and traditional sweet shops. You'll be free to poke around, or collapse into a refreshing night's sleep in anticipation of the next day's adventure!
Monday June 20 - Vatican Museum
You will spend this day walking the cobble stone streets of downtown Rome. We will visit the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, and St. Peter's Basiilica. See Michelangelo's Pietà, one of the most beautiful tender marble sculptures in the world.
Afterward follow tasty aromas leading you to artisan gelato shops and fine traditional Roman Cuisine in the Trastevere district.
Tuesday June 21 - Coliseum/Roman Forum
Visit the Gladiators' arena, the height of Ancient Roman entertainment. Learn Coliseum-specific Latin terms that have influenced the related terms we use today! See how the Classical Age morphed into the Early Middle Ages as the Roman Empire declined and Christianity rose from obscurity.
Learn about ancient Roman life as we escort you through the Roman Forum - the city center of every-day life 2,000 years ago. You will see the old interweaved with the 18th-20th century and see the church where tradition holds is the ancient prison of the apostles Peter and Paul.
Wednesday June 22 - St. Paul Outside the Wall/Basilica di San Clemente
Visit the historic church where it is believed that the Apostle Paul was executed. Learn the doctrinal significance of the gilded Latin inscriptions in this beautiful basilica.
Experience live history as you literally descend 2,000 years underground when you enter the bowels of the Basilica di San Clemente. This 12th-century church was built on top of a pre-existing 4th-century church. Archaeologists have also discovered that this 4th century church was constructed over an ancient roman street and home.
Thursday June 23 - LDS Temple/Free time/Depart for Naples
Take the day to relax and see what you would like. We'll take you a few miles to the north where you can see the Temple Site of the LDS Rome Italy Temple, which is currently under construction. The temple is across the street from IKEA and Rome's main shopping mall. Have a great time!
Friday June 24 - Pompeii
This day you will experience the ancient like you never have before. We will escort you through the ancient city life of bankers, slave traders, politicians, and normal roman citizens. You will see the forum, the temples, the courthouse, the homes, the bathhouses, theatres, and the amphitheater.
You will be escorted by a Latin teacher through the city that was destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
After our exciting visit to Pompeii we will travel to Sorento where we will see the beautiful view of the mountians along the sea and have time for shopping.
Saturday June 25 - Free Day in Miseno - at beach front hotel
On our final day you will be able to spend time on the beach, eat Neapolitan pizza (from the place that it was invented) and take some of the most beautiful pictures in the most beautiful region in all of Italy. You'll rest well after such an eventful week!
Sunday June 26 - Fly Home out of Naples
We'll bring you directly to the airport so you can make an easy connection back home!
Airport and Hotel Transfers
Trip Educator and Guide
Luxury Motor Coach
Admission to All sites listed in the Itinerary
Tipping for Bus driver and local guide (total $10/day)
Additional meals (plan on $25/day)
any personal items and snacks
OPTIONAL EXTENSION to Florence & Milan
$599 per person based on double occupancy.
Sunday June 26 - Church in Pozzuoli/Travel to Florence
Attend the Flegreo Branch in the Rome West Stake. This is only twenty minutes north of Naples Proper. Meet and mingle with Italian members as well as a few American members who are stationed at nearby military bases. Have your last Neapolitan Pizza on your way up north to the beautiful city of Firenze (Florence).
Monday June 27 - Florence/Pisa
This day tour will cover Michelangelo's David, and other prominent sites in Florence, as well as the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Tuesday June 28 - Da Vinci's Last Supper/Lake Como
We will visit Santa Maria delle Grazie where we will find Da Vinci's depiction of the Last Supper. This Fresco was painted between 1494 and 1498. We will have lunch in Milan near the Milan Cathedral, and then head up to Lake Como for sight seeing before returning to our hotel near the airport.
Wednesday June 29 - Fly Home out of Milan