Deposits and final payment: First deposit of $500.00 per person should accomp...
A Franciscan Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Florence

October 13 DAY 1: DEPART San Diego to Italy
Depart for our flights t...
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  1. 1. GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: ITALY PILGRIMAGE Deposits and final payment: First deposit of $500.00 per person should accompany the registration form, along with your optional insurance payment and copies of your passport picture page by March 14, 2014 . Second deposit of $ 2500.00 is due before June 30, Final payment is due August 01, 2014. Please issue your payment to: Gayle Gillies Worldview Travel, PO Box 2367, 6033 J Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 Att: Wendy Brophy Email: 858-756-4174; 800-774-4174 fax no 858-756-0722 Airline seating and special requests: We do not reserve specific seats with the airline. You may change your seat at the airport prior to departure. Please let us know in writing any special dietary or travel requests you may need. Mileage program information can be added at airport prior to departure. Land only price: $ 0000000 Land only services start and end at the hotel and do not include airport transfers. Single supplement: A few single rooms are available for an additional $ 650.00 per person and can not exceed 10% of the group. Prices are based on two people per room . Should your roommate cancel you are subject to the single supplement charge . Baggage: Each participant is allowed to check (1) suitcase weighing no more than 50 lbs., and one small carry-on bag on the plane. Baggage fees are not included. Please check the specific airline baggage fees on their website. Tour Cancellation Policy: From February 14 up to 60 days prior to departure a reservation fee of $ 500.00 is withheld. Within 60 days of departure all payments are non-refundable regardless of reason for cancellations. All cancellations must be in writing. Unused portions of the trip are not refundable. We strongly urge you to purchase Trip Cancellation/Travel Insurance starting at $219.00 per person. Pricing: All prices are based on payment by cash or check. Pricing is based on rate of exchange of 1.35 USD to Euro and is subject to change at time of final invoicing. Fuel surcharge and taxes subject to change at time of final invoicing. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 full paying travelers. Responsibility: Gayle Gillies Worldview Travel and Select International Tours and or any travel agency and supplier services in connection with this travel program, are not responsible for any loss or injury to person or property, any delay, or extra costs incurred due to the delay or cancellations caused by weather or events beyond anyone’s control. Details of the program are subject to change based on events beyond the tour company’s control. All other terms and conditions are as per our website, Travel documents will be sent to the group organizer approximately 2-3 weeks before departure date, pending all payments are received on time. A Franciscan Pilgrimage with Fr. Adrian Peelo, OFM Including the Papal Audience Visiting Rome, Assisi, Florence and more! October 13 to 23, 2014 $3,989.00 per person inclusive air and land price from San Diego! Call Wendy Brophy for information and reservations toll free at 800-774-4174 REGISTRATION/CONSENT FORM: Pilgrimage to Italy, Oct. 13 to 23, 2013—Fr. Adrian Peelo Please complete this form and mail it to Gayle Gillies Worldview Travel , along with your deposit, insurance premium, and a copy of your passport picture page. Last Name:_________________________ First Name:____________________Middle Name:___________________ Street Address:_________________________________________________________________________________ City:_______________________________________ State: _______________Zip Code:_____________________ Holy Ghost Church/Italy Home Phone:_______________________________ Cell Phone:_________________________________________ Email Address__________________________________________________________________________________ Updates about your trip will be sent by email only. Please be sure that your settings allow for electronic communication originating from Special Dietary or Other Needs:__________________________________________________________________ Rooming with: ________________________________________________________________________________ Emergency Contact (Name and Phone):___________________________________________________________ Enclosed is a check/money order in the amount of $____________________________for my initial deposit. I am purchasing trip cancellation/travel insurance: _____Yes _____No, I decline*. Enclosed is $___________ _____Deluxe Policy or _____Cancel For Any Reason Policy By signing below I consent to the possibility of post-purchase price changes and surcharges based on the following factors which may increase the cost of the trip: exchange rates, fuel costs, government taxes and the number of passengers traveling in the group. I have read and agree to all the TERMS AND CONDITIONS as outlined in this trip brochure. I also understand that Gayle Gillies Worldview Travel as the travel agent and Select International Tours as the tour operator highly recommend purchase of travel insurance for my protection and that penalties associated with this trip cannot be waived for any reason. *By declining to purchase trip insurance I assume all financial losses associated with this trip which otherwise would be covered by the travel insurance. Signature :______________________________________________________________Date:____________________ FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Wendy Brophy at Gayle Gillies Worldview Travel Tel. (858) 756-4174, 800-774-4174 Email:
  2. 2. A Franciscan Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi and Florence October 13 DAY 1: DEPART San Diego to Italy Depart for our flights to Italy. October 14 DAY 2: ROME - WELCOME TO ITALY We are met by our tour guide and transferred to St. Paul Outside the Walls for a visit. We then travel to the Irish Franciscan College of Sant’ Isidoro for Mass. Settle into the hotel for a Welcome Dinner including a choice of beverages and a welldeserved night of rest. Overnight in Rome. (Special Dinner) October 15 DAY 3: ROME – PAPAL AUDIENCE This morning we are thrilled at the prospect of being blessed by Pope Francis during the Papal Audience. We then embark on a tour visiting the Papal basilicas of St. Mary Major, St. John Lateran and the Holy Stairs. We visit the Coliseum and see the major monuments of Rome including visit inside, Piazza Venezia, Via Veneto, Aurelian Wall and more. Mass will be celebrated. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B.D.) The Travel Agency for this pilgrimage is Gayle Gillies Worldview Travel 6033 J Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067 858-756-4174 October 16 DAY 4: CHRISTIAN ROME Following breakfast we tour the Vatican Museum including Raphael Rooms and the Sistine Chapel, followed by a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. We depart for Mass at the Catacombs of St. Calisto and explore the ancient Catacombs where the early Christians prayed in hiding and buried their dead. Upon return to Rome the walking tour takes us to the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the magnificent Piazza Navona, where the scheduled day ends. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Rome. (B.) October 17 DAY 5: ROME-RIETI VALLEY-ASSISI Saint Francis loved the Rieti Valley which he made his home along with Assisi and La Verna. Since then, this splendid plain amidst the hills and mountains has been known as the Sacred Valley. You visit medieval Rieti with its palaces and churches and Greccio, known to the world as the Franciscan Bethlehem. It was here, in the winter of 1223, that St. Francis thought of commemorating the Birth of the Infant Christ at the approach of the Feast of the Nativity, and on Christmas Eve night, the world saw its first Crib with an ox and an ass standing round a manger where the priest celebrated the Mass. We celebrate Holy Mass here. Continue to Fonte Colombo known as the Franciscan Sinai, it was here in 1223 that St. Francis received the final Rule of the Friars Minor from Christ. Overnight in Assisi. (B.D.) YOUR COMPREHENSIVE RATE INCLUDES: October 18 DAY 6: ASSISI In the morning we visit the holy sites of Assisi, including the beautiful Church of St. Clare, which to this day houses her incorrupt body, the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, the Porziuncola Chapel, site of the thornless rose bush and the Basilica of St. Francis where we celebrate Mass at the tomb of the saint. Overnight in Assisi. (B.D.) October 20 DAY 7: ASSISI We begin the day with Mass at the Carceri Hermitage, a quiet place of contemplation and isolation so loved by St Francis. Later we visit the church and convent of San Damiano where St Francis received his calling while in prayer. Here again we have time to reflect before finishing the day at the place known as the Oratory of St Francis or San Francesco Piccolo. Overnight in Assisi. (B.D.) October 19 DAY 8: FLORENCE Early departure from Assisi for Mass and visit of La Verna, where Francis received the stigmata, before departing through Tuscany for the city considered by many to be the cultural heart of Italy. You visit some of the important sites of Florence including the Duomo, the Baptistery designed by Giotto, and Santo Croce, the famous church where Dante, Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci are buried. See the beautiful statue of “David” by Michelangelo at the Accademia . Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Florence. (B.D.) Your comprehensive tour includes:  Roundtrip airfare from San Diego to Rome (Airport tax and fuel surcharge Included at $ 632.00 but subject to change based on rates at final payment )  English speaking tour director  Local guides in Rome, Assisi and Florence for city tours  Buffet breakfast and meals as per itinerary  Farewell dinner with choice of beverages  First-class hotel accommodations  Daily Mass arrangements  Private tour bus & bus parking fees  All admission & sightseeing charges  Local hotel taxes  Porterage for one suitcase at all hotels  Select International Tours Travel Portfolio RATES DO NOT INCLUDE: Personal expenses, airline baggage fees, trip cancellation/ travel insurance, meals not specified, beverages with meals, tips and gratuities for guide, driver and wait staff, Mass collection, anything not mentioned above. Recommend an additional $140.00 per person for tips and gratuities. October 21 DAY 9: FLORENCE Day at leisure in Florence to enjoy this beautiful city. Perhaps you may choose to visit the famed Uffizi Gallery or take an optional tour to Pisa to see the Leaning Tower. Overnight in Florence with dinner on your own. (B.) October 22 DAY 10: FLORENCE- SIENA-ROME Leave Florence for Siena, to celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of St. Dominic, which houses the relics of St. Catherine as well as magnificent works of art. In the afternoon following lunch we continue to Rome airport where we have a good night’s rest as tomorrow we fly home. Farewell dinner at the hotel with beverages included. Overnight at Rome airport. (B. Special Dinner) October 23 DAY 11: RETURN TO SAN DIEGO Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Lunch and a snack will be served on the flight. Breakfast will be at the hotel before departure. (B) Toll Free! 800-842-4842