RoME & PAlAzzolA Rome In Rome we are booked to stay three nights at the Hotel Lancelot which has proved very popular with groups. This friendly, family-run, pleasant and secluded 3-star hotel provides accommodation in mainly twin-bedded rooms with private facilities. Buffet breakfast and four course main meals with wine, water and coffee are provided on large tables in the dining room. The hotel also has a lounge, and a separate TV room. The hotel, situated on the Coelian Hill and near to Church of San Clemente, is within easy walking distance of a great number of places of interest and only a short ride by metro, bus or taxi from others. 8 days from £1080 Departs 9th September 2009 Palazzola This former Franciscan monastery, built on the site of a Roman villa, occupies a dramatically beautiful position high above Lake Albano in the Alban Hills, 18 miles from the centre of Rome. The Cistercians, who formed the first monastic community here, built the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in the 13th century. In 1920, after 500 years as a Franciscan House, the English College bought Palazzola as a summer retreat from the heat of Rome. The Villa Palazzola stands in 16 acres of mainly wooded land. From the terraced garden there is a breathtaking view over Lake Albano, with its steep wooded sides, to the Pope’s summer residence at Castel Gandolfo and down over the city of Rome and across the countryside to the sea. The monastery has been modernised in a way that retains its simplicity and character. Simply furnished rooms are provided – en-suite in the 17th century ‘New Wing’ and standard rooms with washbasins and separate modern bathroom and shower facilities in the 13th century ‘Old Wing’, which also has a lift. Meals are taken in the 18th century panelled refectory of the Friars and (weather permitting) on the terrace overlooking the lake. There is a superb outdoor swimming pool. Coffee and tea making facilities are available 24 hours a day in one of the lounges. For further details contact Christian Guild Christian Guild, Derwent House, Cromford, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5JG Email: email@example.com Sarah Askew HOTELS • HOLIDAYS • CONFERENCES Tel: 01629 580550 RoME ToUR FEATURES & PAlAzzolA St. Peter’s Basilica 8 days from £1080 Departs 9th September 2009 ITINERARY Day 1 - UK to Rome Meet at the airport for our flight to Rome Ciampino Airport and transfer to the Hotel Lancelot, situated on the Coelian Hill, for our 3 nights’ stay. Following the evening meal there will be an optional walk to visit the Colosseum - originally the Flavian Amphitheatre. Day 4 - St. Paul’s Basilica and Palazzola Transfer to Palazzola, via the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls for a tour. Arrive at Palazzola for lunch, followed by leisure time to explore the area. • Guided excursions and visits • Return scheduled flights • Half-board accommodation • Professional tour manager • Executive coach Day 5 - Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo Morning excursion around Lake Albano - a small volcanic crater lake in the Alban Hills of Lazio - to the Pope’s summer residence of Castel Gandolfo to join Pope Benedict XVI for the Angelus. Return to Palazzola for lunch and free time in the afternoon. ToUR INClUDES • Flights from East Midlands Airport - Rome return • Airport / departure taxes • Airport transfers in Italy • One piece of hold baggage • Twin / double room accommodation • Continental buffet breakfast in Rome • Continental breakfast at Palazzola • Main meals as per the programme • Entry charges, offerings, tips etc. • Excursions and visits - St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City - Palazzola - Lake Albano and Castel Gandolfo - Catacombs of San Callixtus - Frascati - Church of San Clemente - Saint Paul’s Basilica - Benedictine Monastery Day 2 - St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican City The Vatican is a landlocked sovereign city-state consisting of a walled enclave within the City of Rome. Morning visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica, with free time to visit the crypt (now containing the tomb of Pope John-Paul II) and to take the lift or climb the 323 steps to the 140m high Cupola, with its extraordinary views over the roof and the 13 statues of Christ and the disciples lining the massive façade of St. Peter’s Square. In the afternoon we will visit the area of the Pantheon and the Piazza Navona, and in the evening there will be an optional visit to the Trevi Fountain - the largest and most ambitious of Rome’s baroque fountains. Castel Gandolfo Day 6 - Frascati and Catacombs of Callixtus Morning shopping trip to Frascati to buy those gifts to take home, then on to visit the Catacombs of San Callixtus for a tour. The catacombs are the ancient underground cemeteries used by the Christian and Jewish communities. Return to Palazzola for evening meal. Day 3 - Church of San Clemente and the Vatican City Morning visit to local church of San Clemente - actually three churches constructed one above the other - with a visit to the 1st and 4th century excavations. The rest of the day is free for personal sightseeing when you may like to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel (entry €14 and where there is a good café for lunch) or the optional sung Vespers with the Augustinian Sisters at Quattro Coronati. oPTIoNAl • Colosseum • Trevi Fountain • Vespers with Augustinian Sisters at Quattro Coronati • Sistine Chapel • Vatican City Museum Day 7 - Monastery of Santo Speco Full-day excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Subiaco for a tour including the cave (Santo Speco) where Saint Benedict lived as a hermit before organising his first monastic community. We will then have a picnic lunch before travelling to the Villa D’Este at Tivoli - a masterpiece of Italian architecture. EXTRAS • Flight supplements • In-flight refreshments (on no-frills airlines) • Travel insurance • Entry charges in free time (eg. Vatican Museums), two lunches in Rome and personal expenditure. • Single supplement £60 • There is a reduction for non en-suite rooms at Palazzola of £50 per person. Day 8 - Palazzola to UK Villa D’Este, Tivoli After breakfast in Palazzola we will transfer back to Rome Ciampino Airport for the flight back to the UK. Please note: we reserve the right to alter the above itinerary if required for operational reasons Christian Guild HOTELS • HOLIDAYS • CONFERENCES Booking Form DEPARTURE DATE: 9th September 2009 SURNAmE DATE oF BIRTh PASSPoRT NUmBER ToUR NAmE: CHRiSTian GuilD PRESEnTS: RoME & PalaZZola 2009 Dark fields must be exactly as shown on your passport. Required by authorities in some countries. 1 TITlE FIRST NAmE NATIoNAlITY PASSPoRT EXPIRY DATE TwIN / DoUBlE / SINglE Room I wISh To ShARE 2 TITlE FIRST NAmE SURNAmE DATE oF BIRTh PASSPoRT NUmBER NATIoNAlITY PASSPoRT EXPIRY DATE TwIN / DoUBlE / SINglE Room I wISh To ShARE 3 TITlE FIRST NAmE SURNAmE DATE oF BIRTh PASSPoRT NUmBER NATIoNAlITY PASSPoRT EXPIRY DATE TwIN / DoUBlE / SINglE Room I wISh To ShARE ADDRESS oF FIRST NAmED PERSoN .......................................................................... .......................................................................... Postcode ........................................................... Telephone ......................................................... Email ................................................................ NEXT oF KIN DETAIlS name ............................................................... Relationship ...................................................... Telephone ......................................................... PAYmENT DETAIlS i enclose my deposit of £150 per person (payable on booking) Total: £ ________________ all cheques made payable to Christian Guild and returned with completed booking form to Sarah askew at Christian Guild. Final payment is due by 1st July 2009. You will receive a booking confirmation / invoice showing the amount due. ClIENT DEClARATIoN i warrant that i am authorised to make this booking and that i have read, understand and accept for myself and all others named above, the Booking Conditions, and other information set out in any brochure / leaflet relevant to my holiday. i am 18 years old or over. (if under 18 years of age, this Booking Form may be signed by your Parent / Guardian.) Signed ...................................................... Date .............................. When completed, return this form with your payment to: Sarah Askew, Christian guild, Derwent house, Cromford, matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5Jg Christian Guild 1. BooKINg CoNDITIoNS a) b) Terms are per person, inclusive of VAT HOTELS • HOLIDAYS • CONFERENCES Terms & Conditions 7. lUggAgE In the interest of Health and Safety passengers are requested to limit their luggage to one medium sized suitcase, weighing not more then 20kilos per person. In addition, each passenger is allowed one piece of hand luggage of such size that can be stowed on the luggage rack or under a seat. Christian Guild cannot be held responsible for luggage or personal belongings. It is the customer’s responsibility to see that their luggage is loaded on and off vehicles. The price includes evening meal, bed and breakfast from dinner on day of arrival, to breakfast on day of departure. No allowance can be made for meals not taken. Special diets or other requirement will, whenever possible be catered for if we are informed when booking Guests unable to vacate the premises by themselves, in case of emergency, must be accompanied by friends or relatives. Bookings generally can only be accepted for type of room. Specific room requests cannot be considered. Any special requirements in this respect need to be advised when booking. c) d) e) 8. IF wE CANCEl YoUR holIDAY. It is necessary for there to be a minimum number of passengers in order to operate this holiday. Therefore, in certain circumstances we may have to cancel the holiday if this should occur all monies will be refunded in full. 2. INSURANCE When booking a holiday you are entering into a legally binding contract, which if cancelled or curtailed, will incur a cancellation charge. As a Christian organisation we feel it is important and would strongly recommend that all guests comprehensively insure their holiday against all eventualities with an insurer of their choice. Guests travelling outside the UK must be covered by adequate insurance covering cancellation, sickness, accident or misfortune. All guests are required to produce proof of adequate insurance before travelling. Should you, or any member of your party, be forced to cancel your booking for any reason you should notify Christian Guild at Derwent House, Cromford, Matlock Derbyshire DE4 5JG in writing at the earliest possible opportunity, enclosing any relevant and supporting documentation. A cancellation will take effect from the date written notice is received by the company. Cancellations will incur payment. Cancellation will incur the following charges shown as a percentage of the holiday cost: Prior to 60 days before departure Loss of deposit 0 – 60 days 100% If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your holiday insurance policy you may be able to reclaim these charges. 9. DIETARY NEEDS You must inform us at the time of the booking with a copy of the diet. This will be notified to the hotels on your holiday. However, not all the hotels may have the function to deal with special diets. Any extra cost must be paid to the hotel by you before departure from the hotel. 10. PASSPoRTS British guests, including any children not already included in a parent’s passport, must have a valid British passport before travelling. You must make sure that you passport is valid for the entire duration of and for a minimum of six months beyond the end of your stay. 11. hEAlTh You are advised to obtain a European Health Insurance Card, via the Department of Health website: www.dh.gov.uk or from the post office. 12. FoR All CoNTINENTAl holIDAYS You will require a full, valid 10 year British Passport. 13. FoR YoUR hEAlTh & ComFoRT To minimise the risk of developing swollen legs, ankles and feet and of suffering from deep vein thrombosis, please make sure that at all comfort stops you take the opportunity to take some exercise. 3. PRICE Final balance due by the 1st July 2009 The price of your holiday may be subject to surcharge due to increase in the cost of the following items: fuel, currency, government taxes/levies/tolls, VAT etc. 14. FIRE AND SAFETY AT hoTElS Please note that it is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with details of the instructions concerning fire and emergency procedures at all hotels. These are usually displayed in close proximity to the bedroom door. 4. EXCURSIoNS We reserve the right to amend any itinerary. Planned Excursions, walks and any coach travel are included in the price of all holidays and refunds cannot be made for passengers not wishing to go on these. Fares on local transport and admission to attractions, building, grounds etc is not included 5. SmoKINg Smoking is not permitted either in the hotels or on the coaches. 6. BoARDINg Unless special arrangements have been agreed at the time of the booking, it will be assumed that passengers will alight at the same point as that at which they boarded. You are responsible for ensuring you are there at the correct time and we cannot be liable for any loss or expense suffered by passengers because of their late arrival at any departure.
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