You've heard Father Dave and Lino on the radio... and now's your chance to join them on the trip of a lifetime!
WHAT MAKES OUR PILGRIMAGES SO POPULAR? *Traveling with Father Dave, Lino, and Brett of course! If you love listening to them on the radio, wait until you spend 7 days touring, praying, eating and drinking with them. *These aren't cookie-cutter pilgrimages. This is a pilgrimage uniquely created for this group to create a lifetime of memories. There's a reason these are the only pilgrimages in the world that have so many people sign up in one day there needs to be a lottery! *Spend 7 days exploring the rich faith and cultural history of Northern Italy. See beautiful churches...Have great meals at local restaurants - pasta, local cheeses and meats, fresh seafood, and did we mention pasta? See the rich Catholic history of Italy - the beautiful churches of Bologna (where St.Dominic is buried), the magnificent mosaics of Ravenna, the burial place of St. Anthony in Padua, and the magnificent churches along the canals of Venice.
DATES: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018
COST: $5,199 (per person, double occupancy) including roundtrip airfare from New York-JFK ($4,125 Land Only) *7 nights of 4 star hotel accommodations. *6 dinners, 1 lunch and daily breakfast. We go out as a group to local restaurants for amazing meals with unlimited beverages (including beer and wine!). One of the reasons so may pilgrims from our past trips stay connected with one another long after they return is the bonding experience we share around the table. *All tips and gratuities. Many tour companies charge you one price but there are hidden costs and extra fees along the way. We don't do that. The only things not included in the total price are: The airfare from where you live to/from New York, lunches, and any late-night drinking after group dinners.
IS THIS TRIP FOR YOU? Are you a listener of The Busted Halo Show and The Catholic Guy Show? This pilgrimage has been created for listeners of Father Dave and Lino. If you don't listen to their shows, this trip isn't for you.
Are you in decent shape? This pilgrimage involves lots of walking. With so much to see and do, there are long days without much down time, but we promise it will be worth it! Plan on walking several miles a day: up and down hills, stairs, and uneven pavement. If you or your plus one would have trouble with that this isn't the trip for you.
Do you like to have fun? It's a pilgrimage, of course, so there will be plenty of faith. But we also have lots of fun. Lunches, dinners, and even on the bus, you should plan on laughing along the way. Sourpusses need not apply.
LOTTERY: Because of the high demand for our pilgrimages, a lottery is held for all available spots. The lottery opens Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 4pm EDT and closes on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 11:59pm EDT. During those hours, the "Enter Lottery" button on the top of the website will be active. You must click that button and complete the entry form to be entered into the lottery.
The lottery is NOT for a free trip. This is your chance to win the opportunity to spend thousands of dollars to travel with Father Dave and Lino.
Shortly after the lottery closes on Thursday, June 14th, names will be selected to fill all of the spots on the trip. You will be notified by Thursday, June 21st whether or not you have been selected. If your name was drawn, you must respond within 48 hours and pay a $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person, in order to confirm your spot(s). If we do not hear from you within 48 hours, your spot(s) will be forfeited and another name will be chosen.
You will have the option to sign up for one spot or two.
Thanks for reading all of this carefully and we look forward to seeing you in Italy!