This is your pilgrimage. What do you want it to be? We can include you in one of our group packages, build a group package for your family or group of friends, or simply help you plan your own excursion. We know great inexpensive places to stay, the best way to see the things you want to see, and we can reveal to you unique things in even the most "touristy" of places, things the guides won't necessarily point out to you.

Here are some of the things you can expect to see with us:

What we'll see in Italy ...

Italy is studded with eucharistic miracles, shrines, saints, and magificent churches. Sacred Heart Tours' specialty is Rome, so we list this first. But what is your fancy? What do you want to see? We can craft a pilgrimage that has you visiting a different eucharistic miracle each day. Or if you want to pray at the tombs of incorrupt saints, we can arrange that, as well. Or if you simply want to meander your way through Tuscany, Umbria, or some other region, that is also possible.

Rome ...

Sights include Sta. Maria in Trastevere (oldest church under Mary's patronage in the world), Sta. Cecilia (where this famous saint lived and died), and Sta. Maria in Cosmedin, where we'll see the famous Bocca della Verita (as seen in the Audrey Hepburn-Gregory Peck movie, Roman Holiday), and the Circus Maximus. The Basilica of St. PeterSt. John Lateran (the Pope's cathedral, given to the Church by Constantine the Great), the Scala Sancta (the stairs Jesus ascended to meet Pilate), St. Mary Major (most important church dedicated to Mary in the world and the home of the Holy Crib), Sta. Croce in Gerusaleme (home of the relics of Our Lord's Passion), and Sta. Prassede(home of the pillar of the scourging).

Ss. XII Apostoli (tombs of the apostles Philip and James) and San Clemente(four ages of Rome in one church).

The Vatican Museums
(the oldest museums in the world) and Castel Sant'Angelo(formerly Emperor Hadrian's tomb and the popes' fortress ... beautiful, romantic nighttime views). Angelus and General Audience address with the Pope. The area around Piazza Navona, Rome's most enchanting square and the home to some of Roma's best churches, including Chiesa Nuova (home of St. Philip Neri), Sant'Agostino(Our Lady of Childbirth, Our Lady of Pilgrims, and final resting place of St. Monica, St. Augustine's mother), and then the Pantheon, Sta. Maria sopra Minerva (tombs of St. Catherine of Siena and Bl. Fra Angelico), St. Peter in Chains (the chains that held St. Peter in prison), Sta. Maria della Concezione (the "skeleton church"), and more.  

And of course, 
St. Paul Outside the Walls (tomb of St. Paul), the catacombs, and the Colosseum.

The rest of Italy ...

Milan ...

The fashion capital of Italy also has a trove of treasures for the Christian pilgrim. Here reposes the earthly remains of the Church Father St. Ambrose and the twin saints whose graves he rediscovered (Sts. Gervase and Protase). This is also the home to one of the world's largest cathedrals, the beauty of which must be seen to be believed. This is also where the Ambrosian rite of the Mass is celebrated. As for praying at the tombs of saints, it is possible that the only other city to hold as many is Rome. There are dozenshere. Of course, we can't forget another attraction that will deepen your faith and awe you with its splendor, Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper
. It's one thing to see this in photos or in an art book, but another to behold this stunning fresco in person.

Padua...

The tomb of St. Anthony, of St. Luke the Evangelist, the Cappella della Scroffi with its treasured Giotto frescoes, and an incorrupt blessed.

Venice ...

The Cathedral of St. Mark, the Church of San Giorgio (final resting place of several saints), the tomb of St. Lawrence Giustiniani, first bishop of Venice, the tomb of the still incorrupt St. Lucy, not to mention all the beauty and romantic, splendorous awe that Venice provides.

Lucca ...

The tombs of St. Gemma Galgani, St. Zita (incorrupt), and others, plus the famed Volto Santo.

Siena...

The home and parish church of St. Catherine of Siena, the magnificent Duomo, the best piazza in all of Italy, tombs of incorrupt Servites, and a magical, medieval town.

Florence ...

The magnificent Duomo and Baptistery, the Convento San Marco, the Church of Santa Croce, the Piazzalle Michelangelo, the peculiar Church of San Miniato and so much more in this city filled with wonders. 

Assisi ...

The Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Clare, the Portiuncula at Santa Maria degli Angeli, the Church of San Damiano, and the place where Sts. Francis and Clare were baptized.

Naples ...

"Bella Napoli" is home to jaw-dropping churches, fascinating history, and the final resting places of too many saints to list. Close to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii and also the Basilica of Our Lady of Pompeii.

And, of course, there are places such as San Giovanni Rotondo, Lanciano, Loreto, and the Cave of St. Michael.

What we'll see in France ...

As "eldest daughter of the Church," France has so much to recommend itself in terms of saints tombs, shrines, eucharistic miracles, that it would  be impossible to list them all. But we can craft a great pilgrimage that has you arriving in Paris, going to Nevers (where St. Bernadette is buried), and then Ars, Lourdes, Toulouse, Tours, Normandy (Lisieux, etc.), and then back to Paris. You let us know what you want, and we will build something to suit your budget.

What we'll see in Germany ...

Making a pilgrimage through Germany is like taking a trip through Church history. So much has happened here that has been key to the development of western Christianity. This ancient country houses the tomb of the Three Magi and the robe of Christ. You will see where early martyrs lost their lives for Christ and where Church Fathers lived and made an impact on Christendom that lasts to this day. There is the altar made from the sacred pagan tree that St. Boniface felled and which in turn caused the conversion of the nation. There are the tombs of the Holy Roman Emperors, the churches they built, and the pivotal monasteries they founded. Of course, this wondrous and gorgeous nation has its share of eucharistic miracles and other shrines, such as the one beloved by Pope Benedict at Altötting.

What we'll see in Spain and Portugal ...

Spain is most famous for the Shrine of St. James at Compostella, but it also has the Shrine of Our Lady of the Pillar, the original Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Covadonga, Zaragosa, Seville, Madrid, the Valle de los Caidos, and much more. When most people think of Portugal, they think Fatima, but there is also the Shrine of Our Lady of Ortiga, a eucharistic miracle, the incorrupt body of St. Elizabeth of Portugal, and the greatest collection of relics from pre-Reformation English saints in the world.

What we'll see in Mexico City and environs ...

We focus on Mexico City since it is the easiest and typically least expensive city to access from the United States for most people. That said, if you want to visit Guadalajara or Monterey or the nation's various shrines, we can make that happen.

Of course, every pilgrimage to Mexico City must include a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. But let's not forget the Cathedral, the largest church in the Americas, the tombs of Bl. Miguel Pro and other martyrs of the Cristeros war, some of the New World's most important shrines, and the tomb of an incorrupt blessed just an hour's drive from the Federal District, not to mention the many tombs of saints, blesseds, venerables, and Servants of God sprinkled throughout the country.