Experience Italy - including Turin


Experience a transforming journey to Italy featuring a visit to Turin to view the Shroud.

For over 37 years, Celtic Tours World Vacations has provided spiritual journeys to connect travelers with their faith.  There is no greater experience than visiting the sites where history, culture and religion connect people through a hands-on experience with their faith. You will also enjoy a look at modern culture, experience local customs and share local foods, while creating and nurturing fellowships.   Let Celtic Tours World Vacations faith based travel specialists create your individual or group experiences, allowing you to walk in the steps of your faith.  

Your Celtic Vacation Includes:

  • Six nights accommodations at fi rst class hotels with private bath/shower.
  • Deluxe motorcoach services per itinerary.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour director.
  • Daily Italian buffet breakfasts at the hotel except the day of the arrival.
  • Six (6) dinners including Welcome and Farewell dinners with drinks included.
  • Entrance fees to: Accademia, Sistine Chapel, Holy Shroud Museum in Turin.
  • Whisper headphones included.
  • Porterage of one suitcase per person.
  • Local taxes and tips (excluding tips to driver and guide).
  • Celtic Tours fl ight bag and portfolio of travel documents.

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Day 01: U.S. - Rome: Depart the U.S. on overnight fl ight to Italy! Dinner is served on board.


Day 02: Rome. Morning arrival into Italy. We are met by our tour escort at the airport and transferred to our hotel in Rome, where we have free time to rest. Free time to enjoy lunch in Rome and start exploring. This evening we meet our Tour Director. Tonight we enjoy a special welcome dinner. Overnight in Rome at the Pace Helvezia Hotel*


Day 03: Rome.  After breakfast at the hotel, our morning sightseeing starts with a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. We will view the world famous Michelangelo's ceiling paintings and The Last Judgement. Continue to monumental St. Peter's Square and Basilica. In the afternoon enjoy a walking guided tour of the Roman Squares, including Trevi Fountain, Navona Square, the Roman Pantheon, and the Spanish Steps. Dinner and overnight in Rome.


Day 04: Rome - Assisi - Florence. After breakfast at the hotel we will travel north to the Tuscany Region. Stopping en- route we enjoy a guided morning visit to Assisi, the mystic town of Saint Francis that is still surrounded by ancient walls. The inspirational Basilica of St. Francis is renowned for its fresco paintings. After the visit we will be transferred to our Tuscan Villa, where we will enjoy a -night stay. This evening we will have a “Tuscan Feast.” Buon Appetito! Overnight at the Villa, the Villa Casagrande*.


Day 05: Florence. After breakfast, we are transferred to Florence for a walking tour with our tour escort and local guidefor a half-day guided tour. We head for the Duomo, the city's geographical and historical focus, ideally placed to explore the Campanile and Bapistry. To the south is Piazza della Signoria, long the city's political heart, fl anked by the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence's town hall. Visit the Accademia (reservation and entrance fees included) to see the famous statue of “David.” Lunch is on on our own this afternoon. Afternoon free to discover the beauties of the city on your own. Stroll down cobblestone lanes, through majestic squares and across ancient bridges. You might like to do a little leather, gold or clothing shopping near Ponte Vecchio. Dinner at the Villa upon our return.


Day 06: Turin. After breakfast at the Villa we depart for Turin. Arrival late in the afternoon in Turin. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner and overnight in Turin - Best Western Hotel Crimea*.


Day 07: Turin. Breakfast at our hotel. A full day guided tour of the city. During our sightseeing with a local guide admire the 548-feet-high Mole Antonelliana, Symbol of Turin, and the Lingotto Fiera, the former Fiat factory that was transformed into an impressive multi-function center by architect Renzo Piano. Next, walk through the historic center and visit the Holy Shroud Museum and Cathedral. Then visit the cemetery at Monastero di Lanzo. Festive farewell dinner with drinks. Overnight in Turin.


Day 08: Turin - U.S. After breakfast transfer to the Airport. Depart from Italy having a deeper connect to Italian culture and traditions.



*Hotels can be replaced for alternate properties of similar or better quality depending on availability.


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