DAY 1: ARRIVAL – SPLIT
Your tour to Medjugorje actually begins in Split, the second largest city in Croatia. Part of the old town that was listed as a world heritage by UNESCO are also the ruins of the Diocletian’s Palace, built in the 4th century by the Roman emperor Diocletian. Within the historic center there are numerous churches (including the St. Duje Cathedral) and monasteries as a testament to Croatia’s rich Catholic heritage. After the tour you’ll have free time to explore the city on your own or attend a mass. Night in Split.
DAY 2: SPLIT – MOSTAR – MEDJUGORJE
After breakfast, the pilgrimage continues to Bosnia and Herzegovina through the delta of the Neretva River where numerous citrus groves give a special image to the area. Later visit one of the most picturesque towns in this area – Mostar – the capital of Herzegovina where mosques and old churches abound. Above all Mostar is famous for its elegant Old Bridge – the symbol of the union of the two cultures. In the afternoon, transfer to the Catholic pilgrimage center of Medjugorje. The famous holy place gathers numerous Catholic pilgrims from all over the world and is known for the most recent apparitions of the Virgin Mary. Accommodation in Medjugorje.
Explore the mystery of the Virgin Mary in this religious tour to Medjugorje
DAY 3: MEDJUGORJE
Breakfast. Start the day with a guided tour of Medjugorje and its surroundings. The guide will explain you the miracle of the appearance of the Virgin Mary in front of 6 young children in 1981 and take you to that very place on the Apparition Hill. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to attend a mass at Saint James church and/or climb the Križevac Mountain, where in 1933 the locals built a 30-foot-tall cross on the anniversary of Jesus’ crucifixion. Evening is free to enjoy the beauty and peace of this simple town. Accommodation in Medjugorje.
DAY 4: MEDJUGORJE – DUBROVNIK
Breakfast. In the morning you can attend a mass or expand your tour to Medjugorje with a visit Patrick and Nancy’s retreat house. What used to be a private residence has been transformed by the power of God and is now also called the Castle of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. Alternatively you can pay a visit to the Kravice waterfalls, the beauty oasis where one can relax, surrounded by nature and even take a swim in the refreshing waters of the Trebižat River. In the afternoon transfer to Dubrovnik. Accommodation in Dubrovnik.
DAY 5: DUBROVNIK
After breakfast, visit Dubrovnik, which is known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, and is considered the most beautiful city in Croatia, also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Your local guide will introduce you to Dubrovnik’s old town with numerous palaces, monasteries and churches, including the Baroque Cathedral of Asuncion, the church of Saint Blaise (the patron saint of the city) and the Franciscan Monastery with one of the oldest pharmacies of the world. Optionally, you can also visit the Dominican Monastery and the famous Regent’s Palace. Afternoon free to take a walk on the walls of Dubrovnik or attend a mass. Accommodation in Dubrovnik.
DAY 6: DUBROVNIK – DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Free time before your pilgrimage ends with a transfer to Dubrovnik airport for your return flight. End of trip.