Padua & Venice Pilgrimage, by Air

6 Days

Padua – Saint Anthony – The charming city of Padua in north-east Italy is a great centre of history, art and pilgrimage.  The focus of our pilgrimage is the shrine of St. Anthony, one of the most famous disciples of St. Francis of Assisi.​

St. Anthony was born in Lisbon, but died near Padua, and when he died, it is said that the children cried in the streets, that all the bells of the churches rang of their own accord, and that angels came to earth to ring the bells for the dealth of the saint.  St. Anthony will always be remembered for his love of children.

Venice – City of St. Mark – One of the world’s most famous cities in northern Italy, capital of the region Veneto, Venice has been known as the “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Bridges”, and “The City of Light”.

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Deposit: £150 per pilgrim (non-refundable)

<p>We fly from London Heathrow Terminal 5. Meet up with our group leader at the airport. Our local rep will meet you on your arrival in Bologna. Time permitting, we’ll conduct a city tour of Bologna with lunch break. Transfer to Padua for dinner and overnight.</p>

Day 2 :

<p>A full day visit to Venice, the City of St. Marks. The guided tour includes Basilica St Mark and the square, Doge’s Palace, Old Prisons and Bridge of Sighs. Time permitting, we’ll visit a glass factory with our tour leader. Return to Padua for dinner and overnight.</p>

Day 3 :

<p>Mass at the Basilica of St Anthony and guided tour in the morning. Guided visit of Duomo and Baptistry. Lunch on your own. The afternoon programme includes a guided visit to Scuola del Santo, optional visit to Botanic Garden founded in 1545, the oldest in Europe or Scrovegni Chapel. Dinner and overnight.</p>

Day 4 :

<p>Today we’ll travel to Verona, known for Shakespear’s Romeo & Juliet. Our guided visit includes Church San Zeno Maggiore, Duomo, Piazza Erbe. Lunch in Lake Garda. On our way back to Padua, we’ll stop in Vicenza to visit the Basilica di Monte Berico and Church Santa Corona. Return to Padua for dinner and overnight.</p>

Day 5 :

<p>A free day Padua. Optional excursions can be arranged. </p>

<p>We’ll have a free morning in Padua. Included excursion to Ferrara. This unique city has been declared a world heritage site for the number of 14th century palazzo and churches within it’s medieval walls. The Palace of Diamonds boasts a superb marble façade and the Este Castle. In the afternoon, we’ll transfer you to Bologna for your return flight to London.</p>

Price Includes:

  • Return flights from London - Bologna + taxes & hold luggage
  • Coach transports in Italy
  • 3* hotel on half board
  • Local tour manager
  • Guided tours
  • Full pilgrimage programme.

Price Excludes:

  • Single room supplement (£25/night)
  • Travel insurance
  • All lunches, snacks & drinks
  • Optional excursions
  • All other entrance fees & gratuities
  • Any other costs of a personal nature.

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Padua & Venice Pilgrimage, by Air
From £ 599
/ Adult