† Round-trip airfare from Boston † Airport taxes & fuel surcharges † Accomodations at centrally located four-star hotels:
~ May 16 - 22 | 6 nights: Modern Pansion/Hotel w/private baths in Medjugorje
~ May 22 - 24 | 2 nights: Hotel Neptune, Dubrovnik † Breakfast and Dinner daily † Wine with dinners † Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s) † Transfers as per itinerary † Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary † Mass daily & Spiritual activities (English at 10:00am, and Croatian at 6:00pm) † Visit to Community Cenacolo † Meeting with visionaries † Luggage handling (1 piece per person) †Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Day 1 | Monday, May 15: Depart for Medjugorje Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.
Day 2 | Tuesday, May 16: Arrive Medjugorje Upon arrival in Europe, you will change gates and board your short connection flight to Dubrovnik. After landing, you will collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the Arrival’s Hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver. You will be escorted to the vehicle which will take you on the two and a half hour drive to the village of Medjugorje. Once in Medjugorje, you will meet your fellow pilgrims and host family. Your group will enjoy a dinner together before retiring for the evening.
Days 3 - 7 | Wednesday, May 17 – Sunday, May 21: Experiencing Medjugorje The most beautiful feature of Medjugorje is its simplicity, and its peace. While in Medjugorje, you will have the opportunity to experience your faith grow, and share in the faith journey of pilgrims from all over the world. The local guide will accompany your group throughout your stay in the village. Some activities that will accompany you in your spiritual journey: Attend Daily Mass: Each morning, at 10:00A.M, your group will assemble at St. James Church for Mass (English-Speaking). At the end of each Mass, regardless of language, there is a blessing of the religious articles that you have with you. On Feast Days, and Sundays: English Mass is at Noon
Climb Apparition Hill: This mountainous hill is where the visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Also, at the base of this hill is a Blue Cross, where it is said Our Lady appeared to the children while they hid from the communist police in the early days of the alleged apparitions. 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.
Climb Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain): In 1933, the villagers built a 30’ high cross atop a mountain to commemorate Jesus’ passion and death on the cross. Your group will have the opportunity to climb this mountain, and venerate that very cross. When climbing, your group is invited to pray the Stations of the Cross (to meditate on Jesus’ suffering Road to Calvary), pausing fifteen times for each Station.
Apparitions: Each evening at 6PM, your group will join the villagers and fellow pilgrims of Medjugorje in saying the Rosary as all anxiously await the alleged arrival of Our Lady to the visionaries. Following the apparition, at 6:40P.M, feel free to stay at St. James Church and attend the Croatian Mass. Following the Croatian Mass, there is a Blessing of the Sick.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Our Lady has always called us to be close to her Son. For this, you will have the opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament at the outside altar of St. James Church. Adoration is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays; Veneration of the Cross is held on Fridays inside the church. Additionally, there is an Adoration Chapel on the grounds of St. James Church. Adoration is held here in the afternoon hours.
Meetings with the Visionaries: Pending their availability, your guide will arrange meetings with the visionaries at their homes.
Visit to the Community of Cenacolo: You will have the opportunity to visit the community of Cenacolo, founded by the Sisters of Charity, for young men and women who have taken a wrong path and are on the road to recovery. You will be able to listen to their inspirational words about their journeys back to Jesus Christ.
Prayer at the Statue of the Risen Christ: Located on the grounds of St. James Church, is the bronze statue of the Risen Christ. Many pilgrims sit and pray on the benches surrounding this peaceful statue. This statue miraculously seeps droplets of water at all times of the day, out of Christ’s right knee.
Day 8 | Monday, May 22: Medjugorje – Dubrovnik After an early breakfast, your group will transfer to Dubrovnik. Upon arrival in this city fronting the Adriatic, you will be able to spend the afternoon at your leisure. Feel free to walk to the “Old Town” that is also known as, the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” This evening, you will have dinner with your group at a typical Dalmatian restaurant that serves local delicacies and wines.
Day 9 | Tuesday, May 23: Dubrovnik This morning you will enjoy a walking tour of the “Old City!” Your tour will begin at St. Blasius’ Church, dedicated to the Patron Saint of Dubrovnik. This Baroque styled church was constructed by Venetian architect, Marino Gropelli in 1715. It was styled after the Venetian Church, St. Mauritius. You will know that you have reached this master piece by its large staircase leading to the main portal and its large dorm that decorates the roof. Your tour will continue to the Gothic and Renaissance styled, Rector’s Palace. The palace is home to the history department of the museum of Dubrovnik. Following, you will stroll by the iconic Bell Tower clock and Orlando’s Column. To the left of this column, you will see Sponza Palace. In the sixteenth century, members of the Academia dei Concordi met in the palace’s first floor hall to discuss literature. As a result, the palace is the most important cultural institution of Dubrovnik. Lastly, you will visit the Dominican and Franciscan Monasteries. The location of the Dominican Monastery is strategically placed at the most sensitive point of Dubrovnik’s defense barriers. While at the Franciscan Monastery, you will have the opportunity to visit the Pharmacy. The founding of this Pharmacy was collaborative as it served as the public pharmacy and for the needs of the monks. This afternoon, you will enjoy lunch on own at one of the many small, family-owned restaurants along the narrow streets. This evening, you will eat dinner with your group and enjoy an overnight in Dubrovnik.
Day 10 | Wednesday, May 24: Return Home After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, your group will leave by motor coach and transfer to the Dubrovnik airport for return flights home.
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On June 25, 1981, in the mountain village of Medjugorje in Herzegovina, Our Lady allegedly appeared to six children. She identified herself as the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, and continues to allegedly appear to several of the visionaries. Her mission is to promote peace with God and mankind, through her Son, Jesus. Mary's own words to the children explained, "I have come to tell the world that God exists." 206 Tours has been arranging pilgrimages to Medjugorje since 1985. About the Six Medjugorje Visionaries