Transport - BUS, Duration: 9 days, 8
Description of excursion
Feel the amazing atmosphere
of the holy places that we discover from Međugorje to the national
sanctuary of Marija Bistrica.
DAY 1 DUBROVNIK
Arrive at Dubrovnik airport and transfer to the hotel.
DAY 2 DUBROVNIK
Morning sightseeing of Dubrovnik, a city on UNESCO`s list of Protected
World Cultural Heritage. After lunch departure for MEĐUGORJE. Arrive
in the late afternoon, in time for the evening mass at the parish
church of St. Jacob.
DAY 3 MEĐUGORJE
Since the first apparition of Our Lady on 24th June 1981, Međugorje
has become one of the most famous and most visited sanctuaries in
the Catholic world (over 10 million pilgrims have visited Međugorje).
Climb the Apparition Hill by the way of the rosary, marked by wooden
crosses and bronze relief's. Evening service.
DAY 4 MEĐUGORJE
- SINJ - SOLIN - SPLIT
Morning drive to Sinj, well-known for the miraculous icon of Our
Lady of Sinj, believed to have saved its citizens several times
from the Turkish attacks. In 1752 Pope Benedict XIV granted a plenary
indulgence to those who visit the church of the Holy Virgin Mary
in Sinj. Lunch in Sinj. Continue our drive to Split, via Solin where
we visit the remains of the oldest Croatian sanctuary to Mary, built
by the Croatian queen Jelena in the 10th century. Dinner and overnight
DAY 5 SPLIT
- TROGIR - ZADAR
Sightseeing of the Diocletian`s palace, under UNESCO's protection
of World Cultural Heritage, including the Cathedral of St. Duimus,
patron saint of Split. After lunch, continue to Trogir for a visit
of the Cathedral, a masterpiece of Romanesque Art. Dinner and overnight
DAY 6 ZADAR
- RIJEKA - TRSAT
City tour of Zadar including the Museum of Zadar`s Gold and Silver.
Lunch followed by departure to Rijeka. The legend of Trsat sanctuary
began with transferring of Mary´s house from Nazareth to Trsat in
1291 and three years later to Loretto, Italy. The church of Our
Lady of Trsat was named basilica minor by the Pope Pius XI in 1935.
We will tour the church housing the miraculous picture of St. Mary,
the Franciscan cloister and the Chapel of votive offerings. Dinner
and overnight in Rijeka.
DAY 7 RIJEKA
- ZAGREB - REMETE - MARIJA BISTRICA
City tour of Zagreb including St Stephen's Cathedral and St Mark`s
Church. Lunch and departure for Remete to visit the church of St.
Mary, labeled Celestial Pharmacy thanks to the miraculous events,
witnessed by church medallions. Drive to Marija Bistrica for the
evening service. Dinner and overnight in Donja Stubica.
DAY 8 MARIJA
Finding of the statue of St. Mary with the child, followed by numerous
miracles in the past centuries, turned this village into the largest
and most visited Croatian sanctuary. In 1924 Pope Pius XI proclaimed
the church Basilica minor. We shall pray on the Way of the Cross,
marked by stone and bronze sculptures. Dinner and overnight in Donja
DAY 9 ZAGREB
Transfer to Zagreb airport for your flight home.
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Accommodation in 3-star hotels and private accommodation in Međugorje
- Full board on tour (except on Day 3 Međugorje and Day 8 Donja
Stubica half board)
- Sightseeing tour of Dubrovnik, Split, Zadar and Zagreb (local
guide and entrance fees included)
- ATLAS air-conditioned motorcoach throughout
- ATLAS Tour Escort