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8 days Pilgrimage to Medjugorje and its surrounding 

Tour Details

We want to introduce you to our most popular 8 days Medjugorje pilgrimage and its surrounding which are some of the famous places cherished by our travelers.

 

7 nights in 4-Star Hotel in Medjugorje

On tour we will visit the following:

  • Medjugorje & Tihaljina church of Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary  

  • Medjugorje Cross Mountain, Siroki Brijeg 

  • St. Anthony church held by the Franciscan Monastery

  • Sarajevo Secret Heart of Jesus Cathedral 

  • Apparition hill, Blue Cross, Cenacolo community

  • Mostar St Peter & Paul church within Franciscan Monastery & Kravice Waterfalls

  • Surmanci, Medjugorje surroundings Divine Mercy church with Miraculous Icon

  • Siroki Brijeg, Church dedicated to the Blessed Mother’s Assumption in Heaven

  • OPTIONAL-last night overnight in Dubrovnik or Split with city tour and airport transfer

ITINERARY
 

Day 1 - Airport pick up from Sarajevo, Dubrovnik, or Split, Croatia
Have dinner and overnight in Medjugorje.

Day 2 Medjugorje Saint James church & Tihaljina visit

Breakfast at the hotel.
 

Join the daily English Mass at 10 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..) 

 

Visit to Tihaljina, the church of Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary  A day trip to the monastery and church in Tihaljina is also a popular pleasure trip.

Return to Medjugorje.

18-21h Free to join the evening Prayer program and Confession at Saint James church

Overnight at the hotel with dinner.
 

Day 3 Medjugorje Cross Mountain & Siroki Brijeg

After early breakfast morning meets your guide who will accompany you to Cross Mountain. As you climb, you can see the inspired artistry of the bronze plaques depicting each mystery of the Way of the cross.

 

Cross Mountain (Krizevac)

 “Krizevac” means “Mount of the Cross.” It is the highest mountain in the area. In 1933, the parish of St. James erected a large concrete cross to commemorate the 1900th Anniversary of Jesus’ passion and death on the Cross. Cross Mountain is central to one’s pilgrimage to Medjugorje. It is a penitential climb that leads pilgrims to reflect upon their relationship with God and what they need to change in their lives to draw closer to Him. Often deep healing, cleansing, and peace are experienced at the summit of the mountain, at the foot of the cross, after pilgrims arrive at the top. Our Lady has made it clear in Her messages that she desires to see pilgrims climbing both Cross Mountain and Apparition Mountain.

Free time for lunch

Departure to Siroki Brijeg,  Franciscan Monastery with the Church dedicated to the Blessed Mother’s Assumption in Heaven (34 Franciscan priests were killed on 7 February 1945)

The Monastery was built in the late Roman style. The Monastery also hosts a gallery with over 1.500 artworks. The Thirty Franciscan Martyrs of Široki Brijeg were visited by thousands of pilgrims

18-21h Free to join the evening Prayer program and Confession

Day 4 Sarajevo Secret Heart of Jesus Cathedral 
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the oldest museum in the country, established in 1884, the Humac Franciscan Monastery (built-in 1869) with its museum and beautiful parish of St. Anthony just outside the town of Ljubuški (15 minutes drive from Medjugorje). The Humac Museum hosts one of the finest collections of ancient relics, all found in the vicinity of the monastery.

Depart to Sarajevo and join us for a 2 hours drive through picturesque mountains.

 

On your arrival in Sarajevo, you will have a guided tour of Sarajevo by a professional local guide. The tour's city sights include The Turkish old town, known as Bascarsija, Tiny Ottoman quarters lined with sweet shops, cafes, and handicraft workshops, and the Cultural Center of Austro-Hungarian times. An Orthodox and a Catholic church, a mosque, and a synagogue are within easy walking distance of each other.

 

Free time for lunch and to enjoy moving around on foot. Ferhadija is a famous pedestrian alley that goes through the heart of town and is always filled, day or night, with pedestrians of all ages.

Day 5 - Apparition hill, Blue Cross and Cenacolo comunity

With your guide 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.

 

Apparition Hill (Mount Podbrdo)

This mountainous hill is where the visionaries first encountered Our Lady on 25 June 1981. Also, at the base of this hill a Wooden Cross “Marija, walking down the hill, mysteriously was physically pushed to the side and shown by Our Lady a cross, pointing to it saying, ‘Peace, peace, peace.’ It is interesting to note that Our Lady said these words on the third day, June 26, 1981, of the apparitions. Is it not strange that the violence of the Cross, blood, torn flesh, and a terrible atrocity are shown by Our Lady to represent peace? This important lesson teaches many things. When we struggle and are in the midst of turmoil, it is then that we turn to prayer the most, seeking peace. More

 

When climbing, your group is invited to recite the Rosary, pausing five times for each decade of the Rosary. At the top of the hill, you will witness the exact location of the first alleged apparition of Our Lady to the visionaries and enjoy private time in prayer. It was from Apparition Hill where Our Lady first began inviting the world, through the visionaries and the village of Medjugorje, to respond to Her call. There have been thousands of apparitions of Our Lady to the visionaries’ quarter to 6 pm, where ever they are —apparitions that continue even to this day.

 

The Blue Cross is located on the left side of the base of Apparition Mountain. It is on this site that Our Lady appeared to the visionaries when they were hiding from the Communist police in the beginning days of the apparitions. A blue cross was erected to mark the spot of the apparitions, which led to the naming of the site, “Blue Cross”, where visionary Mirjana had an Apparition every 2nd of the month at 9 am

Afternoon visit to the “Cenacolo” Community which was founded in Saluzzo (Italy) by Sr. Elvira Petrozzi in 1983, in order to help drug addicts. The main goal of the community is to discover and live the true values of the Christian life.

Free to join the evening prayer program at St. James church.
 

18 h Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
 

19 h Holy Mass 20-21 h Blessings of objects, Prayer for the health of soul and body, Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary Overnight at the hotel with dinner.

Day 6 Mostar St Peter & Paul church within Franciscan Monastery & National Park Kravice Waterfalls

The tour's city sights of the Old town include:


- The Old Bridge the UNESCO heritage is famous and appreciated for its uniqueness in terms of its age, architecture, and beauty.

- Old city, Kujundziluk - English "coppersmiths “area.

 

After the guided Mostar tour, we will stop at Šadrvan Restaurant for lunch and some rest. The food at Šadrvan is made using age-old local recipes, which you can savor with some of their local wine..

Continue to the Kravica Waterfalls.  Kravica 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. Great place for lunch by the falls.

Return to Medjugorje.

18-21h Free to join the evening Prayer program and Confession.

Overnight at the hotel with dinner.

Day 7 Divine Mercy church with Miraculous Icon as well as Saint Faustina and Saint Paul John 2nd relics

Depart and visit the Church of Devine Mercy in Surmanci, There is a miraculous icon of Jesus of Mercy. In this church, besides the icon of Jesus of Mercy, there is also a relic of St. Faustina  Saint Paul John II.

In 1990, this icon was in the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy in Trento. 

This is where Ugo Festa was cured miraculously. In this church, besides the icon of Jesus of Mercy, there is also a relic of St. Faustina.

 

Return to Medjugorje.

18-21h Free to join the evening Prayer program and Confession.

Overnight at the hotel with dinner.

OPTIONAL TRIP TO DUBROVNIK WITH OVERNIGHT IF YOUR FLIGHT IS FROM DUBROVNIK

THE SAME ALSO IF YOU LEAVE FROM SPLIT, GUIDED CITY TOUR AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT THE FOLLOWING DAY. 

Day 8 
 

Return to your airport check-in by your flight schedule.

THIS TOUR CAN BE ORGANIZED INDIVIDUALLY OR FOR GROUPS.

IF A GROUP TRAVELS WITH A PRIEST WE CAN ORGANIZE PRIVATE MASS CELEBRATIONS AT CHURCHES ON THE TOURS.

If you need assistance in preparing your tour, we are at your disposal. Do not hesitate to contact us.

 

SOME OF THE HOTELS WE WORK WITH:
 

HOTEL LEONE 4*, MEDJUGORJE
 

Hotel Leone is located in the heart of Medjugorje and offers guests all the facilities to ensure their stay in Medjugorje is a pleasant one.

Each room has its own bathroom and a balcony perfect to take in the views of the delightful gardens of the complex.

Each room is comfortable with a balcony and air-conditioning, with an elevator by the lobby.

About this activity

  • Free cancellation

  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

  • Covid-19 precautions

       Special health and safety measures apply. 

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BOOKING NOTES

The tours include:
 

✔️ 7 nights at the 4-star hotel 

✔️Rooms with private facilities, TV, A/C & hairdryer

✔️ Lunch near River Trebizat

✔️ Daily buffet breakfast/dinner / 1 lunch

✔️ Dinner in Mostar 

✔️ Entrance to St. Anthony’s  Church

✔️ All Excursions (transport included)

✔️ Services of Tour Leader and Spiritual Director
✔️ City Tax of €1.00 per person per night uro


The tour does not include:
 

❌ Tips to driver and tour guide

❌ Travel Insurance


P.S. We can always adjust your length of pilgrimage at our Shrine of Peace

TAILOR MADE TOURS

You can adjust the tour to your own needs and interests, i.e., you can define the duration of the tour – which can be one or more days – and the places to visit, cities and monuments. We can also suggest hotels and restaurants for a full experience.

It is the opportunity to choose a completely different and customized package.

If you need assistance in preparing your tour, we are at your disposal. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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Medjugorje spiritual getaway Zana was very helpful and offered great ideas for it was my first visit. Emails were usually responded to within the day. I asked for a 5 day 4 night itinerary comprising of what I thought I needed after researching the website. Arrived Sarajevo on the 5th Nov and Filip, Zana's son in law met us, drove us to Medjugorje safely stopping by at a local restaurant for dinner. Excellent food. Finally arrived at the hotel Stana 25 hours after we left Singapore. Zana also runs a gift shop and I found the perfect religious souvenir, an image of Christ that I have been looking for a year. Rest of the trip was awesome. Crowds were thinning approaching the year end. Stefica the guide was both knowledgeable about spiritual and secular insights. Great for pilgrims like us. Would I come again. Certainly.

A Great Journey

Zana provided excellent customer service and was very friendly. A big thank you to Filip, he was fantastic and always kind and helpful, he made it a great journey. Highly recommended. Thank you

John D wrote a review May 2022

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