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Dear pilgrims, join us for a tour of prayer, sight and exploring the nature of Bosnia and Herzegovina & Croatia country. The sights include visit to most popular places heritage by UNESCO.
“Dear children! This is a time of grace. As nature renews itself for a new life, you also are called to conversion. Decide for God. Little children, you are empty and do not have joy, because you do not have God. Therefore pray until prayer becomes your life. In nature seek God who created you, because nature speaks and fights for life and not for death. Wars are reigning in hearts and nations, because you do not have peace and you do not see, little children, a brother in your neighbor. Therefore return to God and to prayer. Thank you for having responded to my call.” Message, 25. March 2019
Main attractions on this tour are:
From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.Low
No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.Medium
Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.High
These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.
Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.Low
Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.Medium
You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.High
Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...
Day 1 AIRPORT-MEDJUGORJE
Upon arrival to Medjugorje meet your driver at the airport. Transfer to Medjugorje along the beautiful Adriatic coast (duration of trip is 2 and a half hours )
At the hotel you will meet the host families and settle in their home in who’s modern and comfortable house you will be staying for the following week.
In the evening you are welcome to join the evening prayer program and confessions that is hold every night from 6 pm to 9 pm at St. James church, starting with Rosary, International Mass and blessings of the object and sick.
8 pm Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 2. APPARITION HILL, MOTHERS VILAGE, MEDJUGORJE
8 am Breakfast at the hotel. meet your guide whom will accompany you as you follow the same path up Apparition Hill where the young visionaries first encountered Our Lady. As you climb, you can see the inspired artistry of the bronze plaques depicting each mystery of the rosary.
Join the daily English Mass at 10 - 11 am.
After English mass meet your guide at the front of St. James church who will take you for an orientation tour of St. James church and its surroundings (Adoration chapel, the Exterior altar, Statue of the Queen of Peace and St. Leopold, Risen Savior statue and its prayer area etc...) Free for lunch
Visit of Mother’s Village that is an establishment for the education and care of abandoned and neglected children. It has existed since 1993. It emerged from the desire of its founder, Fr. Slavko Barbarić, to offer children and youth a planned, organized education, as well as care, so that they can develop physically, intellectually, morally, spiritually and culturally.
5-8 pm Free to join the evening prayer program at St. James church. 8 pm Dinner at the hotel. Overnight.
Day 3. CROSS MOUNTAIN, CENACOLO, MEDJUGORJE
In 1933, the villagers built a thirty-foot cross at Cross Mountain, to commemorate the 1900 year anniversary of Christ's crucifixion.
After early breakfast morning meet your guide whom will accompany you to the Cross Mountain. As you climb, you can see the inspired artistry of the bronze plaques depicting each mystery of the Way of the cross.
Join the daily English Mass at 10 am
Afternoon visit the “Cenacolo” Community which was founded in Saluzzo (Italy) by Sr. Elvira Petrozzi in1983, in order to help drug addicts. The main goal of the community is to discover and to live true values of Christian life. According to their words, their therapy is Jesus Christ, and the way of healing is prayer, work and friendship. The boys of the “Cenacolo” community gladly receive pilgrims and give witness of their conversion and liberation from drug addiction.
5 – 8 pm Free to join evening Prayer program and Confession. Overnight at the hotel with dinner.
Day 4. MOSTAR AND WATERFALLS KRAVICE
11.15 After English speaking Mass departure to Mostar
11,45 Arrive in Mostar and experience the city sights which include: The Franciscan Church of St. Peter and Paul with the beautiful parish and monastery church, beautiful stone structure bridge, the Old Bazaar, the Turkish House and one of the many old Mosques.
Perfect place for having lunch in one of the picturesque local restaurants. Time for strolling around, browsing among the many old craft shops.
14.30 We continue to the Kravica Waterfalls.
3.15 pm Arrive at The Waterfalls Kravica, whom is one of the largest waterfalls in Herzegovina and certainly the most impressive one. The waterfalls have a natural pool dug out at the base of the falls by the constant rush of water. It is a favorite local swimming hole with picnic area, café
5 – 8 pm Free to join evening Prayer program and Confession. Overnight at the hotel with dinner.
Day 5 DUBROVNIK VISIT
'The Pearl of the Adriatic'.
8.00 After breakfast at the hotel departure to Dubrovnik. Walking tour through the lovely old town and ancient cobblestone streets guided in English by local expert guides. The participants have the opportunity to feel the cities' vibrant life, to see its palaces and monuments, to visit some of its museums (Rector's Palace, the Cathedral and d it’s Treasury, the Dominican and the Franciscan Monasteries with their museums and collections).
Return in Medjugorje around 6 pm. Overnight at the hotel with dinner.
Day 6. TIHALJINA CHURCH & SIROKI BRIJEG MONASTERY
11.15 After English speaking Mass departure to Tihaljina
Located 45 kilometers away from Medjugorje, Tihaljina is a visit to the church of Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary. A day trip to the monastery and church in Tihaljina is also a popular pleasure trip
“The Thirty Franciscan Martyrs of Široki Brijeg. Thousands of pilgrims visit the Franciscan Monastery in Široki Brijeg every year, about one hour distant from Međugorje. On 7th February 1945 Franciscans were taken out and slaughtered and their bodies burned in a nearby cave where their remains lay for many years. Today they are buried inside the Franciscan church.
Also visit the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
There are also High School, Franciscan Gallery and Arts near the monastery. The gallery's holdings consisted of approximately 1,000 works of art created in every painting and sculpting techniques, mostly oil on canvas.
Day 7 MEDJUGORJE Free day in Medjugorje.
Day 8 After breakfast at the hotel return by your flight schedule.
If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance of the scheduled tour, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance of the scheduled tour, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 calendar days of the scheduled tour, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee.
0 - 2 years free of charge
2- 7 years: 30 percent discount on the total package rate
What to Bring:
Take comfortable, broken in shoes, and dress in layers (T-shirt, sweatshirt, jacket) depending upon the time of year. A plastic poncho with hood or a folding umbrella in case of rain, toiletries, and slippers. Backpack to carry personal items while touring in Europe and to carry purchases you might make. Please pack what you think you will need but try not to over pack!!
Suggested Items - Choose What Makes sense for you!
- Portable alarm clock
- Flashlight with extra batteries (take batteries out while traveling).
- Old towel or small plastic bag to sit on outside.
- 1-2 extra batteries for flashlight, camera, recorders.
- Optional tape recorder or journal for Mass, and talks, extra film for camera.
- Optional grocery size plastic bags 1 or 2 for dirty clothes or items you purchase.
Using the front compartments of a backpack leaves your hands free for walking and climbing. Make sure you bring a small leak proof water bottle that you can refill when climbing the mountain and later you can have it blessed before you return. (When facing St. James, the water fountain to the left is the original one fed by a natural spring.)
A small bag is useful if you are purchasing candles, rosaries, etc. You can even have your family members' rosaries blessed. Other items that come in handy are sandwich bags, paper clips, rubber bands, safety pins, needle, and thread.
The relaxed Traveller is a Happy Traveller!
The happiest travellers are the most relaxed travelers, and those that go abroad with an open mind to see and experience new things. Try to accept what the day offers with an open mind. Try to remember that no one has brought the rain just to spite them; no one has deliberately caused the plane or the bus to be late to frustrate them.
A smile and a sense of humor is contagious, try it!
Any foreign travel is more enjoyable and worthwhile if one is prepared to travel with a pleasant tolerance of customs, philosophy and schedules, acceptance of the ways of people in foreign lands, their standards, cuisine, services and degrees of cordiality. It is all part of the enriching experience one should expect and enjoy.