IN THE COMPANY OF ANGELS

A few days in Rome with the Sisters of the Order of St. Joseph of the Apparition overlooking the Vatican

Any visit to Italy engenders a feeling of wellbeing - the fine climate, the informal style of living, good food and additionally, the country's unique and ancient culture that is nowhere more in evidence than in Rome, once the heart of a vast Empire. However, there is also a spiritual side to the 'Eternal City', and what could be more appropriate than a short stay in a convent with the Sisters of the Order of St. Joseph of the Apparition, a quiet haven enviably located on a hill 15 minutes' walking distance from the Vatican City - indeed, overlooking St.Peter's Basilica itself.

Some time ago the Sisters decided to convert a section of their school into a guesthouse. The enterprise is a huge success given its low tariff and location. This is definitely not for disco addicts as it is a prerequisite that you adhere to the Sisters' 11pm curfew! The nuns can arrange dinner at a nearby monastery.

Our excursion programme with expert guides reveals the top sites of the Vatican and Rome. Each morning a private half-day walking tour commences with a bus ride or walk from your lodging and ends in town.

For those looking for greater comfort or more conventional lodging, we offer the alternative of a Hotel close to the Vatican.

Key Features

Cultural Short Break
Jules Verne Sighseeing
No Single Supplement
Solo Group Departure
Local Expert Guides
Guaranteed Departure
Group Size: 2 - 30

 

Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport to Rome and transfer to your chosen accommodation for a four-night stay.

Day 2 A reserved visit of the Vatican museum, Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica reveals the Papal artistic and religious heritage. (B)

Day 3 Discover Ancient Rome starting with a reserved visit of the Colosseum. Continue to the Titus Arch, Roman Forum, Capitol Hill, Venice Square, the Column of Emperor Traiano and the 'Mercati Traianei'. (B)

Day 4 Walk through Renaissance and Baroque Rome from the Spanish Steps to the Trevi Fountain, column of Marcus Aurelius, Pantheon and Navona Square. (B)

Day 5 Return flight to London. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

Notes

Morning visits are on foot including some uneven surfaces and inclines.

2018

Wednesdays
per person in a twin room Casa per Ferie
British Airways from Gatwick

Date Price
January 10 £575
January 31 £695
February 14 £645
February 28 £675
March 14 £745
April 4 £695
May 2 £695
June 13 £745
June 20 £745
July 18 £675
September 5 £725
September 12 £725
September 19 £695
September 26 £695
October 24 £695
October 31 £645
December 5 £645
December 19 £675
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Solo Group Departure

14th February, 5th December 

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
Casa per Ferie - including the extension 
(Single room shared facilities/limited availability)
Double for sole use £45

Accommodation Upgrades

Starhotels Michelangelo - £145
(Apr-Jun/Sep/Oct £245)
Single supplement - £245
(Apr-Jun/Sep/Oct £395)

Flight Options

British Airways from Heathrow £50
(Jan 10, Feb 14 2018 Heathrow Only)
British Airways Club Europe from £175
easyJet from Gatwick nil 
Ryanair from Stanstead nil

Extension Options

Extension - Rome
Casa per Ferie - £125
Double for sole use - £25
Starhotels Michelangelo: £195
(Apr-Jun/Sep/Oct £275)
Single supplement- £145
(Apr-Jun/Sep/Oct £195)

Privately Guided

Add £295 per person

Independent Arrival

Save £150 
Arrival transfer add £35
Departure transfer add £35

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, services of local guides and representatives.

Not Included
Travel insurance, optional excursions, tipping, any government and local tourist taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Notes
An accommodation tax is payable locally to the Rome authorities, currently per person per night €3.50 (Hotel Atlante Garden and Starhotels Michelangelo €6 ).

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