Rome, the present day capital of Italy, manages to combine religious and classical heritage within the trappings of a modern cosmopolitan city. Our carefully constructed itineraries together with well informed and sensitive guides enable you to walk in the footsteps of Emperors, Saints and Popes. Be inspired by the many historical and spiritual sites, including over 900 churches, all with their own unique beauty. Visit the walled Vatican City bursting with artistic treasures, St Peter’s Square and the world-famous Colosseum. The stunning building that is St Peter’s houses the tomb from the first Pope and holds many valuable Roman monuments and artistic works. Whatever option you choose it is guaranteed to be an experience never to be forgotten.
- Visit Basilica of St Paul’s
- Explore the Vatican
- Tour the world-famous Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon
- Discover the Sistine Chapel
- Experience the Leaning Tower of Pisa
- Full day guided tour to St Francis’ Hermitage, San Damiano, Basilicas of St Francis and St Clare
Rome is one of the most visited destinations in Europe with more than 2,500 years of history. The Vatican City is an independent country that sits in the centre of this vibrant city and is home to the Roman Catholic Church. It is the only existing example of a country within a city.
Our pilgrimages include visits to the most significant and incredible basilicas and churches which have inspired visitors for centuries.
Florence houses some of the greatest works of art to be found in Europe, including Michelangelo’s statue of David and several frescoes. Your pilgrimage will incorporate a guided visit to Florence’s most striking landmark: the Cathedral (or Duomo) and Brunelleschi’s dome on the Duomo which never fails to impress. You’ll also see the awe-inspiring Cupola painting of the Last Judgement by Giorgio Vasari and Federico Zucchari.
Assisi is a particularly picturesque town boasting much art and fine architecture, offering a peaceful and serene comparison to Rome. Assisi is the birthplace of St Francis, founder of the Franciscan Order and the Patron Saint of Italy. Escape the city and trace his footsteps with a visit to the famous Basilica of St Francis.
“There is so much see and we were able to adapt to take in more places to visit. Very good.”Roger Jones
Malta and Gozo
“Very good overall, efficient paperwork and organisation.”Father T Hopkins
“We are hoping to return to Lourdes and would be very happy for us to go through Tours For Churches.”Mrs Imelda Houston
“The border crossings went super smoothly and even with extra excursions we included, it was still excellent value for money”Diana Suggs, Group Organiser
Holy Land and Israel
“The tour was excellent and enjoyed by all the group”Canon John and Mrs K Higgins
“As always, your team is efficient, prompt and without fail, pleasant and patient. You deal with all queries with such good humour and are most professional. Thank you on behalf of all at holy cross”Ms M Rumble
Holy Cross and St Francis visit to Rome and Assisi