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Discover Rome from another perspective.

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In Rome near St. Peter's Square, you will live an unforgettable experience staying a few meters from where the Holy Father lives and works. Francisco.

Rome with accommodation near the Vatican.
4 star hotel. Breakfast, 4 lunches and 1 dinner included.
From October 15 to 20, 2024.
Do you want to live an unforgettable experience?

Audience with Pope Francis

Public audience with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, the traditional one every Wednesday.

The Pope walks through Rome's most famous square to greet the people of Rome. pilgrims from an open vehicle. Then, during the meeting there are readings and songs, and the Holy Father imparts his blessing to the attendees at the end of the meeting.

Visita a la basílica de san Pedro

Este año íbamos a retomar la visita a las interioridades de la basílica de san Pedro, the vatican necropolis de muy difícil acceso al público en general. Con una visita en grupos pequeños, conoceríamos dónde y cómo se conservan los restos del primer Papa de la Iglesia. Sin duda, los scavi vatican son uno de los lugares de referencia de Roma por la dificultad de poder visitarlos. Pero trabajos extraordinarios de agosto a noviembre del 2024 nos obligan a cancelar la visita.

Así que ese día se completará con una visita guiada por la basílica.

Catacombs of St. Callixtus and major basilicas

An intense day that begins with a visit to the catacombs of St. Callixtus and with the celebration of the Holy Mass in them. We will continue with a guided tour of the major basilicas of the city of Rome: St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major. Later we will see in the same area the Baptistery and the Scala Santa.

Domus Aurea and Sopra Minerva

We will visit the palace Domus Aurea -recently restored-. Emperor Nero had it erected after the fire that devastated Rome in 64 A.D., it went down in history for its grandiose splendor and elegance. Decorated with stucco, marble, gold and precious stones, the Domus Aurea was one of the architectural wonders of its time. The project Domus Aurea Experienceallows for an immersive virtual experience. In addition, we will understand one of the most complex and emblematic buildings of ancient Rome, the Pantheonand the basilica of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.


Visit to Villa Tevere

Opus Dei Headquarters

Where Santa María de la Paz is located: the Marian devotion to which the church is dedicated. prelatic church of Opus Dei in Rome. In its main altar rest the sacred remains of St. Josemaría Escrivá, its founder. In a small crypt underneath the church, the Blessed Álvaro del Portillo Javier Echevarría, first and second successors of St. Josemaría. In addition to visiting this emblematic place, you will have a unique opportunity to participate in an intimate meeting with Bishop Fernando Ocáriz, the current prelate of Opus Dei and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

The formation of priests and the CARF Foundation

Hundreds of priests y seminarists from all over the world corners of the worldtheir priestly formation in Rome. We will have the opportunity to meet them and their stories in three activities:

Pontifical University of the Holy Cross:

On Friday we will attend two conferences and we will share lunch with students and teachers.

Sedes Sapientiae Seminar:

On Saturday we will visit the nearly 100 seminarists of this center, sharing with them the Holy Mass, lunch and social gatherings.

Tiberino Priestly Residence

On Sunday morning, before the Angelus in St. Peter's Square, we will visit this residence and experience the Holy Mass concelebrated by priests residents.


Make your next pilgrimage trip to Rome with careful planning. Time to pray, to walk, to enjoy.

13:15 h. Arrival at Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez airport for check-in and boarding to Rome.

15:45 h. Departure of Iberia flight to Rome Fiumicino.

18:20 h. Arrival in Rome and transfer to the hotel.

Free time and dinner.

Tomorrow. Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure on foot to St. Peter's Square to attend the public audience with Pope Francis. Visit to St. Peter's Square and St. Peter's Basilica. Holy Mass in San Lorenzo in Pisicibus. Lunch in the area.

Afternoon. Vista en grupos reducidos de la basílica de san Pedro.

Return to the hotel. Dinner at leisure.

Tomorrow. Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the catacombs of St. Callixtus. Mass there and visit to the major basilicas of St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major. Baptistery and Scala Santa. Lunch in the area.

Afternoon. Continuation on foot and visit of the Domus Aurea palace, the interior of the Pantheon and the basilica Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.

Return to the hotel. Dinner at leisure.

7:45 h. Breakfast.

8:15 h. Pick up by bus and transfer to Villa Tevere, headquarters of Opus Dei.

9:30 h. Holy Mass in the Prelatic Church of St. Mary of Peace.

10:30 h. Tertulia with Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, Prelate of Opus Dei and Chancellor of the University.

11:30 h. Transfer to the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross.

12:00 h. Views of Rome from the terrace of the University and family photo.

13:00 h. Lunch at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in the company of students and professors.

15:30 h. Beginning of the activities of the International Meeting.

  • Prof. Luis Navarro, rector of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (PUSC).
  • First presentation.
  • Coffee Break.
  • Second presentation.
  • Luis Alberto Rosales, General Director of the CARF Foundation, closed the event.

18:00 h. Afternoon and dinner at leisure.

09:00 h. Breakfast at the hotel.

10:30 h. Transfer by bus to the International Ecclesiastical College Sedes Sapientiae.

11:30 h. Holy Mass.

12:30 h. Tour of the school with the seminarians and family photo.

13:00 h. Lunch in the company of formators and seminarians from more than 20 countries.

14:00 h. Gathering with the rector and testimonies of seminarians.

17:00 h. Free walk in Trastevere, on the west bank of the Tiber and famous for its colorful and medieval houses.

20:00 h. Farewell dinner meeting at a charming restaurant.

08:00 h. Breakfast and check out.

08:30 h. Transfer by bus with luggage.

09:00 h. Holy Mass at the Tiberino Priestly College, visit to the facilities and social gathering.

11:00 h. Transfer by bus to St. Peter's Square to attend the Angelus prayer with Pope Francis.

13:00 h. Meet at the meeting point for the bus transfer to the airport.

14:00 h. Check-in and boarding, bound for Madrid.

Iberia return flight, departure at 4:15 pm and arrival at 6:55 pm.

Travel information


Departures from Madrid. Other cities, check prices with the travel agency.

From October 15 to 20, 2024.

  • Price/person, for 50 people, from 1.550 €.
  • Single room supplement, 645 €.
  • Compulsory travel insurance, 58 € pax.
  • Deposit per person: 600 €. Rest of the payment, before August 31, until that day cancellation free of charge. After that, subject to insurance conditions.
  • Form of payment: BBVA account number: ES04 0182 4581 7702 0151 1671. SWIFT: BBVAESMMXXX. Beneficiary's name: Halcón Viajes. Concept: ROMA CARF 24 + Full name
  • For any questions regarding the trip: flights, accommodations, special circumstances, etc., please contact Rubén de Halcón Peregrinaciones ([email protected](phone: 910 50 16 88).

The price includes:

  • Roundtrip flights with taxes included with baggage allowance 23 kg. and 1 carry-on item.
  • Transfers to and from the airport and during the trip by private bus.
  • Lodging and breakfast in a four-star hotel, four meals and a farewell dinner.
  • Entrance fees for visits and monuments, with coordinator and Spanish guide with headphones.

The price does not include:

  • Second beverages at lunch/dinner (sparkling water, wine, soft drinks, etc.).
  • Entrance fees to sites not mentioned in the program.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Local tourist taxes of the Municipality of Rome (7,5 € per pax. per night).
  • Nothing that does not appear in the section includes.
  • Departures to Rome from other cities, please consult.

More information:

  • The minimum validity of the documentation: valid ID card.
  • Without the bank transfer, your registration has no value as a place reservation. As each pilgrim pays, his or her trip is assured until the maximum number of places is reached.
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