Join Father Eric Bergman and Maria Kaupas Academy
On Pilgrimage to Italy
June 3 – 13, 2023 / $3600.00 air-inclusive from JFK
This pilgrimage will immerse you in the incredible history, heritage and traditions of Roman and Catholic civilization. Featuring visits to Rome, Assisi and Orvieto, this pilgrimage includes everything in the cost: airfare, lodging, all meals, private guides and more.
Daily Mass – celebrated at the tombs of great saints and martyrs – is the foundation of each day. This will be complemented by a robust and immersive touring program through the greatest lives, moments and monuments of our Catholic heritage.
This trip is open to students and families of Maria Kaupas Academy.
Covid-19 Travel Requirements? None!
On this trip we will venture in the footsteps of the greatest saints and martyrs of our Catholic heritage. We will experience the history and magnificence of Rome firsthand and explore the most incredible places of Italy.
This trip features four full days in the Eternal City. We will explore Rome’s greatest sites, from the tunnels of crypts and catacombs to the many ancient amphitheaters and early Christian churches.
Our villa in Rome – located next to Vatican City – will give us easy access to the heart of the Church, the place of Saint Peter’s martyrdom and the seat of the Vicar of Christ, the Pope!
Our pilgrimage features a day-trip to Orvieto, home to one of Italy’s finest Gothic cathedrals, the Duomo of Orvieto, which serves as a solemn reliquary for the Eucharistic Miracle of Bolsena!
Our pilgrimage to Italy comes to an end in the Seraphic City, Assisi! For two days we will explore this incredible medieval city, following in the footsteps of the great Saints Francis and Claire!
Pricing, Payments & Cancellation
In order to register simply fill out the form at the top this page! Your place on the trip is then secure!
Purchase Travel Insurance
We will send you an insurance quote as soon as you register. We strongly suggest that everyone purchases travel insurance.
Upload Passport Information
Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are not valid to enter Europe.
Seats, Upgrades & More
On group bookings seat selection and upgrades are not possible. The group will be allocated a block of seats in the economy cabin of the airplane and seats will be assigned automatically during check-in.
If you would like an upgrade or have a specific seating request, we suggest that you book the same flight as the group, but through a travel agency of your choice. In this event you will be given the “flying separately discount, which is $1000.00.
Please contact us for the correct group flight information and travel agency suggestions.
Meet the Team
Additional Trip Information
St. Joseph – the foster father of Jesus Christ – is the greatest of saints. As our trip patron, we will pray to St. Joseph before and during the trip, asking this incredible man, the protector of the child Jesus, to protect us on our pilgrimage!
“The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course.“