Apr 13-24 | 12 Days | From $2750
Medjugorje is a town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s been a place of Catholic pilgrimage since the Virgin Mary’s apparition on the hill Podbrdo in 1981 to a small group of children. There is a Queen of Peace statue marking the site of the first apparition and one in front of the St. James Church. Liquid has been said to drip from the “Risen Christ” statue near the church. A concrete cross tops Cross Mountain, to the south. The village still is a place of serenity. The weather is sunny and calm.
Departure from New York
Arrival in Munich- Meet and Greet in Munich Airport with our Tour Manager, Dinner and Overnight stay at the hotel
Breakfast in Hotel. Proceed for Munich City tour. BENZ Head Quarters and Nuremberg. Dinner and Overnight stay in Munich.
After breakfast, drive to Prague 4.5 H Travel City Tour. Visit the Castle Square and St. Vitus Cathedral. Visit the Church of St. Nicholas. A walk along the Mala Strana [Little Quarter]. Visit the Church of Our Lady Victorious. Then we will cross the famous Charles Bridge. City Tour and return to the Hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Czestochowa (246 miles - 6 hrs). Czestochowa is a city which has been for the last 600 years the principal center of Catholic religion in Poland and is a shrine for pilgrims. Lunch at Restaurant. Visit the Treasury and Jasna Gora Monastery which has religious, historic and artistic value. The oldest building is the Gothic Chapel of Our Lady in which is hung the famous Black Madonna icon on a magnificent silver- and-ebony altar. Check in to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
AUSCHWITZ- NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP KRAKOW:
Visit of the city & St. Faustina sites
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to Auschwitz (61 miles – 1 hr Drive) Visit the Nazi Concentration Camp. We will view an audio-visual presentation and tour the grounds. Lunch at Restaurant. Drive to Krakow. (46 miles -1hr Drive) We visit the Convent of Sisters of Mercy in Lagiewniki, where Saint Faustina, the Apostle of Divine Mercy, lived and died. In the heart of the sanctuary of the Saint, the convent's chapel, remains the Lord's Mercy Icon. It depicts Christ as He appeared to this visionary Polish nun on a February evening in 1931.
Visit to the Gothic Royal Castle and Cathedral remodeled in the beginning of the 16th century according to the new Renaissance taste. Later, we drive to the Old Town area which includes a visit to St. Mary's Church famous for its wooden altar by Wit Stwosz . We return to our hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. We set out to Wadowice, the birthplace of Karol Wojtyla, who became Pope St. John Paul II. (33 Miles -1hr. Drive) Visit the museum is in his family house. Lunch at Restaurant Continue to Budapest. (221 miles – 6 hrs. Drive) Arrive and check in hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. This day we explore one of the richest architectural and cultural treasure troves in the world, Budapest. We pass by the Parliament building before crossing the Danube on the Margaret Bridge and drive to the Royal Castle on the Buda side of the city. Visit the Fishermen's Bastion which offers stunning views over the city and the Mathias Church followed by a photo stop at the Citadel, cross Elizabeth Bridge and drive past the City Park towards Heroes' square passing by the Opera and St. Stephen's Basilica. We also will have the outside view of Szechenyi Thermal Spa. Lunch at restaurant. In the evening, we have a Danube River cruise. Dinner and Overnight stay in Budapest.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed to a small town of Marija Bistrica in Croatia (199 miles - 3.5hrs drive). Visit the shrine of the Mother of God of Bistrica. Lunch at Restaurant Drive to Bihac - A town in Bosnia-Herzegovina (122 miles - 3 hrs. Drive). Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Breakfast at Hotel. Today we drive to Medjugorje, a small village in Bosnia Herzegovina. (190 miles-4.5hrs Drive) We arrive in Medjugorje and check in hotel. Apparitions of Our Lady have happened every day in Medjugorje since June 24, 1981. The blessed Mother reportedly tells us that God has sent her to the world and that these years she is spending with us are a time of Grace granted by God. She tells us “I have come to tell the world that God exists. He is the fullness of life and to enjoy this fullness and peace, you must return to God!!!” Visit to the Rosary Garden. In the evening we'll take part in the evening Rosary session with the pilgrims from all over the world. Free time for meditation. Back to hotel. Dinner and Overnight stay at the Hotel.
MEDJUGORJE: VISIT TO THE SHRINE - SARAJEVO
Breakfast at hotel. This morning, we make the climb to MT. PODBRDO [Hill of the Apparitions], where Our Lady first appeared. Our guide will introduce us to the visionaries to talk and pray with. Lunch at Restaurant. The rest of the time in the afternoon is free for our private meditations. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
SARAJEVO – NEWYORK
Drive to Sarajevo. (100 miles -2.5 hrs. Drive)