12 Days

Medjugorje, Shrines of Croatia & Slovenia Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director: Fr. Burt Absalon

Group Leader: Marcia Curtis

September 16 – 27, 2024

MC091624

Medjugorje, Shrines of Croatia & Slovenia Pilgrimage

Spiritual Director:

Fr. Burt Absalon

Group Leader: Marcia Curtis

September 16 – 27, 2024

MC091624

Medjugorje · Dubrovnik · Split · Opatija · Ljubljana

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Medjugorje · Dubrovnik · Split · Opatija · Ljubljana

Catholic Heritage: From Medjugorje’s Grace to the Beauty of the Balkans
Embark on a pilgrimage that not only strengthens the Catholic spirit but also unveils the rich tapestry of history and heritage found in the Balkans. Begin in the sacred village of Medjugorje, blessed by the apparitions of Our Lady, and let its serenity set the tone for your journey. From there, navigate through the architectural wonders of Croatia’s coastal towns, the ancient allure of Slovenia’s landscapes, and the deep-rooted religious legacies that intertwine with each destination. Experience a fusion of faith, culture, and history, as every site, from Dubrovnik’s ancient walls to Ljubljana’s Baroque heart, brings you closer to the essence of Jesus and Our Lady’s teachings. This 12-day pilgrimage is a celebration of Catholic devotion set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Balkans.

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare from your desired Airport
  • All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels (or similar) in double occupancy
      ~ 3 nights: Sep 17 - 20: Hotel Grace, Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
      ~ 2 nights: Sep 20 - 22: Hotel Lapad, Dubrovnik, Croatia
      ~ 1 night: Sep 22 - 23: Hotel Atrium, Split, Croatia
      ~ 2 nights: Sep 23 - 25: Hotel Jezero, Plitvice, Croatia
      ~ 1 night: Sep 25 - 26: Hotel Park – Sava Hotels & Resorts, Bled, Slovenia
      ~ 1 night: Sep 26 - 27: Hotel Heritage, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Transfers by air-conditioned coach
  • Tour Escort throughout
  • Breakfast & Dinner daily
  • Glass of wine with dinner
  • Sightseeing with professional local catholic guides
  • Admissions daily
  • Visit to Community Cenacolo
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Flight bag & PDF digital confirmation of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
Hotel Grace
Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Hotel Lapad
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Hotel Atrium
Split, Croatia
Hotel Jezero
Plitvice, Croatia
Hotel Park - Sava Hotels & Resorts
Bled, Slovenia
Hotel Heritage
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Not Included
  • Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
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Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

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Itinerary

Day 1 | Monday, September 16: Depart from Chicago

Depart from your hometown for your overnight flights. Meals will be served on board.

Day 2 | Tuesday, September 17: Arrive Medjugorje

Your guide will meet you at the airport and you will transfer to Medjugorje to Hotel Villa Grace where dinner will be served upon arrival.

Days 3 & 4 | Wednesday & Thursday, September 18 & 19: Experiencing Medjugorje

The most beautiful feature of simplicity and peace. After daily mass at 10:00 am you will go to Apparition Hill – to visit the sight of the first apparition, the place where heaven touched the Earth. Every evening together with the locals and pilgrims from the whole world, praying the rosary at 5:00pm you will be able to experience the unity of our Church, Jesus left to us. Croatian mass follows at 6:00pm. The evening services in Medjugorje were instructed by Our Lady and that is the reason the bells go off at 5:40 pm to remind us about her presence. The next day – weather permitting – you will go to the Cross Mountain where you will pray the Stations of the Cross and reach the Cross which was built by the locals in 1933 for 1900 anniversary of Jesus crucifixion.

Day 5 | Friday, September 20: Medjugorje – Dubrovnik

Early morning after breakfast you will depart for Dubrovnik (the pearl of Europe) where you will have the Holy mass in the parish church of St Blasé. After the mass, together with the local guide you will take a tour of the Old Town and visit several of 27 churches which are situated between the walls of the Old Town. After the tour you will have some free time for yourselves to wonder the streets of the Old Town and explore the old buildings and enjoy in the view of the Adriatic. Dinner – Overnight at Kompas Hotel.

Day 6 | Saturday, September 21: Dubrovnik, excursion to Montenegro

In the morning you will depart for Monte Negro. On the way to Kotor, you will stop in Perast and take a short ride by boat to the shrine of Our Lady of Rocks and see the painting which was found by two brothers in 1472.  You will enjoy in the tour of the church and the artwork of Italian and local artists and see the huge collection of votive tablets in silver. Upon return to the bus, you will proceed to Kotor where you will be met by local guide and after the tour have Holy mass in the cathedral of St. Tripun (St Blasé) which was built in 1492. You will return in the late afternoon to your Kompas hotel and have dinner.

Day 7 | Sunday, September 22: Dubrovnik - Split

After breakfast on the way to Split you will stop at the shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in Vepric for Holy mass. Upon arrival to Split, you will get a tour of the Old Town from the local guide. You will enjoy a visit to the Cathedral and basements of Diocletian Palace which dates from the 3rd century. After the tour you will go to hotel Atrium where dinner will be waiting for you.

Day 8 | Monday, September 23: Split -Trogir - Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast you will proceed to Trogir where you will have mass in the 13th century Cathedral of St Lawrence. Trogir’s preserved Old Town is known by its mix of Renaissance, baroque and Romanesque buildings. After the tour and some free time, you will proceed to Plitvice Lakes to hotel Jezero where they will be waiting for your arrival with the dinner.

Day 9 | Tuesday, September 24: Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast at 10:00 am the tour of this beautiful Croatian National Park will start. Enjoy discovering the magic of Plitvice Lakes, spectacular waterfalls lakes and diverse flora and fauna in the heart of Croatia. In the afternoon the bus will take you to Korenica, to St George local church where you will have Holy mass. After mass return to your hotel Jezero for dinner.

Day 10 | Wednesday, September 25: Plitvice Lakes, Opatija, Postojna to Bled

After an early breakfast you will leave for Trsat, The Shrine of Our Lady, one of the greatest pilgrimage centers in Croatia. Its foundation is reported to be, according to local tradition, related to the miraculous transport of the Nazareth Barn and its stay in Trsat from 1291 to 1294. Shortly after relocation of Mother of God’s house to Loretto, prince Nikoloa I of Krk built the small church where the house of Our lady was standing. In the XV century the place was handed to Franciscans who in 1453 started the construction of the church where you are going to have mass. After short brake you will proceed for Postojna Cave in Slovenia. This is the most captivating cave in the world and the largest show cave in Europe. By train you will be able to visit 24-kilometer-long cave system and feel the magic of the underground world. After the visit you will leave for Vlad for Garmini Hotel Savica. The dinner with local food will be served in the next-door restaurant.

Day 11 | Thursday, September 26: Bled - Ljubljana

After breakfast, mass will be celebrated at St Martin’s church and you will have a tour of Bled, situated at the foothills of Julian Alps and set along glacial Lake Bled. After the tour, one more exiting tour is waiting for you, the tour of Slovenian capital Ljubljana. The city is called the Dragon Town known by its squares, castle and Dragon Bridge. The final dinner and farewell will take place at Radisson Blue Resort Hotel.

Day 12 | Friday, September 27: Ljubljana - USA

After breakfast transfer to Ljubljana airport for your flight home.

*206 Tours Disclaimer:
Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited.

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About your trip

About Medjugorje

Medjugorje, located in Bosnia & Herzegovina, is the site of the 1981 Marian Apparitions. On June 24th 1981 six children witnessed the Blessed Virgin Mary on what is now known as Apparition Hill. The apparition of Our Lady had a message of peace for the world, as well as a call to conversion, prayer and fasting. She appeared to them with an infant in their arms and confided several secrets to the children. Some of the children, now adults, continue to witness Our Lady’s apparitions.
Medjugorje is a place of peace and prayer where over 40 million people have visited the now popular Pilgrimage site. In 2018 Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Henryk Hoser the “Apostolic Visitor” to Medjugorje in steps to officially recognize Medjugorje as a sacred Catholic site. On May 13, 2019 the Holy See officially announced that Dioceses and Parishes throughout the world are officially authorized to organize Pilgrimages to Medjugorje.
About the Six Medjugorje Visionaries

While sightseeing in Dubrovnik, visit St. Blasius Church to appreciate the Baroque architecture and the Domincian and Franciscan monasteries. Complete your Pilgrimage in the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and explore the Old Town where you will enjoy Dalmatian delicacies and wines.

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About your trip

About Medjugorje

Medjugorje, located in Bosnia & Herzegovina, is the site of the 1981 Marian Apparitions. On June 24th 1981 six children witnessed the Blessed Virgin Mary on what is now known as Apparition Hill. The apparition of Our Lady had a message of peace for the world, as well as a call to conversion, prayer and fasting. She appeared to them with an infant in their arms and confided several secrets to the children. Some of the children, now adults, continue to witness Our Lady’s apparitions.
Medjugorje is a place of peace and prayer where over 40 million people have visited the now popular Pilgrimage site. In 2018 Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Henryk Hoser the “Apostolic Visitor” to Medjugorje in steps to officially recognize Medjugorje as a sacred Catholic site. On May 13, 2019 the Holy See officially announced that Dioceses and Parishes throughout the world are officially authorized to organize Pilgrimages to Medjugorje.
About the Six Medjugorje Visionaries

While sightseeing in Dubrovnik, visit St. Blasius Church to appreciate the Baroque architecture and the Domincian and Franciscan monasteries. Complete your Pilgrimage in the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and explore the Old Town where you will enjoy Dalmatian delicacies and wines.

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