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|Itinerary at a Glance
Medjugorje & Adriatic
|3||Spli & Medjugorje|
|7||Medjugorje & Dubrovnik|
|Highlights||Meeting with the visionaries, Dubrovnik's walled city, the Roman Diocletian Palace in Split|
On June 25, 1981 six young people from a remote rural area in the mountains of Bosnia and Herzegovina (then Yugoslavia) reported remarkable visions of the Virgin Mary. Treated at first as a secret by both local church and civil authorities, the apparitions soon made the tiny village of Medjugorje a spiritual haven and one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the world: It is estimated that some 40 million pilgrims have visited Medjugorje during past 30 years to receive Mary's messages of peace, faith, prayer, fasting and conversion. On this tour, you will be able to join their ranks, spending three full days visiting the town’s sacred sites, attending Mass, and meeting local clergy and other pilgrims. You will also have the chance of meeting one or more of the visionaries, several of whom still live in the area. Because the apparitions are currently under investigation by the Holy See (a decision is expected by 2013), Medjugorje is still called “the site of alleged apparitions.” It is, however, widely expected that the apparitions will be formally recognized, and that will likely make Medjugorje one of the most important Marian shrines in the world. Your journey will start in lively Split, the largest town on the Adriatic Coast, and end in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Dubrovnik.
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Day 2: Split. Arrive in Split. After going through customs, transfer to your centrally located hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure. The largest Croatian city on the Adriatic coast, Split boasts a rich history and a lively cultural scene. Take a stroll on the refurbished promenade along the harbor, or, if it is the summer season, take a swim in the clear and sparkling Adriatic Sea. In the evening, meet the other members of your group for dinner at your hotel. (D)
Day 3: Split & Medjugorje. After breakfast, take a tour of Split’s perfectly preserved historic center, built around the imposing Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Within the palace’s walls, you will find the city’s majestic cathedral surrounded by a labyrinth of medieval streets and buildings, containing shops and businesses and home to about 3000 people. You will also visit Jupiter's Temple, the ancient Roman ruin that became a church. In the early afternoon. travel to Medjugorje for dinner and overnight. Breakfast & dinner provided.
Our journeys today will cover 95 miles and take approximately 2½ hours.
Day 4–6: Medjugorje. Nestled in the remote mountains of western Bosnia and Herzegovina, Medjugorje exudes a sense of peace and serenity, despite being one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the world. As countless pilgrims have already discovered, Medjugorje is the ideal place to contemplate and reflect on your faith. During each day of your stay, you will be able to attend the Mass in English at St. James Church (10 AM on Friday and Saturday, noon on Sunday). Plan on climbing up the Apparition Hill, where a cross marks the spot where the first alleged encounter between the Virgin Mary and the children occurred. Your experience in Medjugorje will be made all the more meaningful by your encounters with local residents and other pilgrims. If you wish, you may join them for the daily evening Mass in Croatian at 5 PM. Meeting(s) with one or more visionaries will be arranged locally, subject to their schedule and presence in the town at the time of your visit. Optional tours to the surrounding areas may also be organized and booked locally. Breakfast & dinner provided.
Day 7: Medjugorje & Dubrovnik. After breakfast, depart for Dubrovnik. The journey along the mountainous southern Adriatic Coast is an unforgettable experience in and of itself, and there will be sightseeing and lunch en route. Breakfast, lunch & dinner provided.
Our journeys today will cover 105 miles and take approximately 3 hours.
Day 8: Dubrovnik. This morning enjoy a walking tour of the magnificent fortified town of Dubrovnik, called the “pearl of the Adriatic” by Lord Byron with good reason. White marble walls surround stately baroque buildings and exquisite churches and monasteries decorated with finely carved stone. The tour will include the Franciscan Monastery, which houses the one of the oldest European pharmacies; the stately Rector's Palace; Sveti Vlaho Cathedral; and the Bell Tower Clock. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Consider walking the city walls in their entirety or just partially—the view of the sea at sunset is not to be missed. Return to your hotel for dinner. Breakfast & dinner provided.
Day 9: Dubrovnik/USA. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Breakfast provided.