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Biblical ITALY FAM TRIP with ROME Extension

Mar 18-26, 2022 + Mar 26-28 Discounted Biblical & Religion Tour for Professors

“And so we came to Rome!” Twice Luke announces this in the final chapter of Acts, and we too will follow Paul’s route to that “eternal city.” After our arrival in Naples and a visit to Herculaneum, a city destroyed by Mt. Vesuvius, we will tour the port of Puteoli, the port where Paul disembarked for the final stage of his journey. We will walk on the very stones Paul walked as he left the city and headed north to Capua and on to Rome. After joining the famous Via Appia, we will follow Paul’s route through the Forum of Appius and Three Taverns. In Rome we will visit all the major monuments of imperial Rome, especially those related to Peter and Paul. We will view early Christian artifacts (and the Sistine Chapel) in the Vatican Museum and descend into the catacombs. We will tour some of the earliest surviving churches and end at the Milvian Bridge where Constantine defeated Maxentius and set the stage for legalizing Christianity. Join us as we walk in the footsteps of Paul and the early Christians of Rome!

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Dr. Glen L. ThompsonAsia Lutheran Seminary, Hong Kong (Retired)
Itinerary Details Hosts & Guide Cancellation Policy Contact

Mar 18 Fri Depart from USA

Mar 19 Sat Arrive Naples
Arrive at Naples Airport. Meet your assistant and driver holding “TUTKU” sign and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Pompeii areai. (D). Group bus from Naples Airport to hotel in Pompeii. Assistant for transfer.

Mar 20 Sun Pompeii and Herculaneum
In the morning we will tour the ancient city of Pompeii and after lunch Herculaneum. Overnight in Pompeii areai. (D). Bus 3 hours in the afternoon. Guide 6 hours.

Mar 21 Mon Naples Museum and Puteoli
In the morning we visit the famous Naples Museum. After lunch we will begin following Paul from the ancient port of Puteoli, visiting the Rione Terra, the temple of Augustus, converted into a Christian cathedral, and the amphitheater. We will then walk on Paul’s path out of the city towardsCapua, passing ancient tombs and walking on part of the ancient road that still survives. Dinner and overnight in Pozzuoli. (B,D). Bus 8 hours. Guide 8 hours.

Mar 22 Tue Via Campana, Capua and Minturno
After breakfast we drive via MontagnaSpaccata, Quarto and Aversa to Capua; after lunch we will drive across the Falernian Plain to Modragone (ancient Sinuess and tour ancient Minturnae, see its aqueduct, and the WWII cemetery. Overnight in Minturnae area. Bus 8 hours. Guide 8 hours.

Mar 23 Wed From Minturno to Terracina
After checking out of the hotel, our bus will continue along Paul’s route through Formiae, Itri, and Fondi; after lunch we will walk 2 km. on the ancient road into Terracina where we will visit the ancient Forum and museum before checking into our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Terracina. (B,D). Bus 8 hours. Guide 8 hours.

Mar 24 Thu From Terracina to Rome
From Terracina we will follow the Via Appia as it turns north, passing through the Forum of Appius and Three Taverns, where Christians from Rome came out to meet Paul. We will then continue through Aricia to Frattocchie where we will have lunch. Afterwards we will walk another stretch of the Appian Way as itapproaches Rome, stopping for a visit to the Catacombs of St.. Callixtus, and to the church of Quo Vadis. Our bus will then take us past the sites where Paul would have been handed over to the Roman authorities. We will then check into our hotel. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D). Bus 8 hours. Guide 8 hours.

Mar 25 Fri Rome of the Apostles and Martyrs
On our last day in Rome our bus will take us on a tour of earlyChristian sites. First, we will trace the final days of St. Paul, visiting the church of Tre Fontane and the Basilica of St. Paul Outside theWalls where he was purportedly executed and buried. After lunchwe will also visit the Milvian Bridge where Constantine’s famousvictory took place, the early church and tomb of Santa Costanza, and the basilica and early baptistry of St. John Lateran. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D). Bus 8 hours. Guide 8 hours.

Mar 26 Sat Fly Home
Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Transfer to the FiumicinoAirport and depart for home. (B). Group bus for transfer hotel / airport. No assistance.

ROME EXTENSION

Mar 26 Sat The Vatican and Early Christian Rome
Our bus will drive us in the morning to Vatican City where we will begin with a tour of the famous Vatican Museum. We will concentrate our attention on the Pio Christian Museum of early Christian art and artifacts will also see some of the most famous rooms, statues, and of course the Sistine Chapel. We will exit the museum into St. Peter’s Basilica, thought to be St. Peter’s final resting place. From there we will cross the Tiber to visit the ancient hippodrome now preserved as the Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, as well as the more modern iconic Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps before ending at the Ara Pacis. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D). Bus for transfers Hotel / Vatican and Ara Pacis / Hotel. Guide 9 hours.

Mar 27 Sun Imperial Rome
After breakfast our local guide will take us on a full-day walking tour of the center of ancient Rome. In the morning we will visit the Roman forum and Palatine hill, as well as the Mamertine prison. After lunch we will walk by the imperial fora to visit the Colosseum and Arch of Constantine. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B,D). No bus. Guide 8 hours. Mar 28Mon Fly Home Breakfast at your hotel and check-out. Transfer to the Fiumicino Airport and depart for home. (B) Bus for transfer hotel / airport. No assistance.

Including

• 2 nights stay in Pompeii at 4* Hotel Forum or similar;
• 1 night stay in Pozzuoli at 4* Hotel Neronensis or similar;
• 1 night stay in Minturno at 4* Kora Park Resort or similar;
• 1 night stay in Terracina at 4* Hotel Torre del Sole or similar;
• 2 nights stay in Rome at 4* Hotel BW Universo or similar.
• Daily breakfast.
• Daily dinner at hotel or at a local restaurant close to your hotel.
• Bus 30 seats for max 20 Pax, bus 49/53 seats for 21-35Pax according to program.
• English speaking licensed guide for the sites in the program.
• English speaking assistant for transfers according to the program.
• Entrances and reservations for all sites according to program.
• Local taxes.
• TUTKU t-shirt, map, luggage tag and bag. 

Excluding

• TIPS for guides & drivers.
• Contribution for the visit of the Villa Salvini.
• Lunches & drinks.
• Individual transfers from/to airport.
• Travel and medical insurance. All kind of insurances.
• Personal expenses and all other services not specified under “Included Items”.
• Rome Extension.


 Locations on the map may include pre program or extension locations with main program.
Including

• 2 nights stay in Pompeii at 4* Hotel Forum or similar;
• 1 night stay in Pozzuoli at 4* Hotel Neronensis or similar;
• 1 night stay in Minturno at 4* Kora Park Resort or similar;
• 1 night stay in Terracina at 4* Hotel Torre del Sole or similar;
• 2 nights stay in Rome at 4* Hotel BW Universo or similar.
• Daily breakfast.
• Daily dinner at hotel or at a local restaurant close to your hotel.
• Bus 30 seats for max 20 Pax, bus 49/53 seats for 21-35Pax according to program.
• English speaking licensed guide for the sites in the program.
• English speaking assistant for transfers according to the program.
• Entrances and reservations for all sites according to program.
• Local taxes.
• TUTKU t-shirt, map, luggage tag and bag. 

Excluding

• TIPS for guides & drivers.
• Contribution for the visit of the Villa Salvini.
• Lunches & drinks.
• Individual transfers from/to airport.
• Travel and medical insurance. All kind of insurances.
• Personal expenses and all other services not specified under “Included Items”.
• Rome Extension.


Hosts
Dr. Glen L. Thompson
Guide
Cenk Eronat

Cancellation Penalty:
– 90–60 days prior to departure : No Penalty
– 59–45 days prior to departure : 25%
– 44–30 days prior to departure : 50%
– 29–15 days prior to departure : 75%
– 14 days & After : No refund

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