New Years’ Parade

Tour Description

Rome & Vatican City, Italy | January 1st Annually

New Years’ Parade, Vatican City

A Celebration of the Pope’s Worldwide Day of Peace!

Join the procession of traveling bands to St. Peter’s Square with pomp and pageantry in celebration of La Festa di San Silvestro.


6-Day Itinerary

Day 1 | Wednesday | Depart USA
New Years’ Parade, Vatican CityDepart your local airport on your overseas journey to Rome, Italy.
Day 2 | Thursday | Arrive in Rome
Arrival and check in at your hotel.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 3 | Friday|AM/Tour of Ancient Rome | PM/Performance at St. Peter's Basilica
Morning tour of Rome's ancient landmarks.
Afternoon orientation meeting of all band directors with parade organizers.
2:00PM: Gathering of all bands on Piazza del Sant' Uffizio.
3:00PM: Holy Mass at St. Peter's Basilica. All bands will take part in the celebration with music.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 4 | Saturday |AM/Vatican Museum & Sistine Chapel | PM/Performance
New Years’ Parade, Vatican CityThis morning, visit of one of the greatest art collections in the world, the Vatican Museums. Continue to the Sistine Chapel, the private chapel of the Popes, where Michelangelo best expressed his genius in monumental frescoes. End your tour in St. Peter's Basilica.
5:00 PM: Start of the parade. Itinerary: Piazza Santa Maria delle Grazie, Via Candia, Viale Giulio Cesare, Via Ottaviano, Piazza Risorgimento, Via Cola di Rienzo, Via Cicerone, Piazza Cavour, Castel Sant’Angelo, Via della Conciliazione, Piazza San Pietro. Lining up of the bands in circle on St. Peter's Square. Performance of Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy' (European Hymn). Pasta Party with all participating bands. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5 | Sunday | AM/Performance at St. Peter's Square | PM/At Leisure
Breakfast at hotel
10:30 AM: Gathering of all bands on Piazza del Sant' Uffizio
Noon: Participation in Angelus Prayer with the Holy Father. All together, the bands will perform “Großer Gott wir loben Dich”
Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 | Tuesday | Return from Rome
Breakfast at hotel. Depart for home or possible extensions as per your custom itinerary to explore other Italian cities.

The organizer reserves the right to make changes required for technical reasons. Have Peter's Way incorporate this Festival into your customized performance tour of the region!

Optional additional days and concerts in Italy: If you and your choir are interested in extending your stay in Italy, we will be glad to help make arrangements for you. Possible extensions to Florence, Assisi, Venice and other cities are available. Peter’s Way can make additional concert arrangements upon request.

10-Day Performance Tour priced from$2,695

from New York, double occupancy + departure taxes/fuel surcharge
For other travel seasons, please inquire.

November - March, excluding holidays

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