Croatia with Medjugorje
DEPART CT BY COACH
ARRIVE IN PRAGUE
Meet English-speaking guide and coach, and enjoy an orientation tour of the vibrant capital of the Czech Republic, a city that has experienced a great renewal since the early 1990’s. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy free time to relax. Celebrate Mass, then transfer to a local restaurant for a welcome dinner. Return back to hotel.
Enjoy a morning tour of Prague’s Old Town, with visits to St. Nicholas Church, Church of the House of Nazareth and Charles Bridge. Free time for lunch, then celebrate Mass at and the Virgin of Victory Church to pray at the famous statue of the Infant Jesus of Prague. Dinner at a local restaurant before returning to hotel for overnight.
Morning departure to Budapest, stopping en-route in Bratislava for a guided tour of the city center with its’ many baroque palaces and beautiful St. Martin’s Cathedral. Free time for lunch, then depart to Budapest, the vibrant capital of modern Hungary, often called the “Paris of the East”. Check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Enjoy a comprehensive city tour to see St. Matthew’s Church, Buda Center, and Fisherman’s Bastion with its’ wonderful views of the city. Cross the Danube for a tour of the modern center of Pest with the Heroes Square and famous central market. Celebrate Mass then enjoy a festive dinner with Hungarian folk music at a local restaurant.
After breakfast, depart to Zagreb, crossing the Hungarian border into Croatia. Enroute, stop in the small town of Marija Bistrica, home to Croatia’s most visited Shrine, which houses a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Our Lady of Marija Bistrica). Continue on to the capital city of Zagreb and check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, enjoy a guided tour of the city center. Visit it’s 13th century Cathedral, St. Mark’s Church and King Tomislav’s Square, which houses the famous monument to Croatia’s first King, the work of the sculptor Robert Franges. Free time for lunch, celebrate Mass, then continue on to Zadar. Check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Morning departure to Medjugorje in Bosnia and Herzegovina, where Apparations of Our Lady started on June 24, 1981 and continue to this day. Visit the Church of San Jacobo, and perhaps climb Apparition Hill where the young visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Pray before the statue which commemorates the spot where Our Lady first appeared to the visionaries. Visit and pray at “Blue Cross”, a very special place at the base of Apparition Hill. Have the opportunity to join the villagers and pilgrims to pray the rosary. Be present in the church during the time of the apparitions at 6:40pm and perhaps stay for the Croatian Mass and the Blessing of the Sick. Time permitting, climb Krizevac Mountain, where in 1933 the villagers built a 30′ high cross on the anniversary of Jesus’ crucifixion. This Cross contains a relic from the actual Cross of Christ given to the villagers by the Pope. Dinner and overnight.
Morning departure to the coastal city Dubrovnik, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Adriatic.” Enjoy a guided tour of the city center, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the Cathedral, Knezev Dvor Palace, the Franciscan Monastery, the oldest pharmacy in the world, and the Rector’s Palace. Check-in to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
Depart to picturesque Split, situated on Croatia’s Dalmation Coast. Enjoy a guided city tour of this historical and cultural city. Visit Diocletian’s Palace, now designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Check-in to your hotel, then transfer to a local restaurant for a festive farewell dinner.
DEPART SPLIT AIRPORT FOR RETURN FLIGHT
Transfer to the airport.
Service of the Ernesto Travel:
- Comfortable hotels with breakfasts.
- Half board: buffet breakfasts and dinners in the hotel.
- English speaking guides for all the visits according to the plan.
- English speaking tour-leader during the whole tour.
- Luggage service in the hotels.
- High quality transport service provided.
The price does not include:
- Alcoholic drinks.
- Flight ticket.
- Tips and pocket money.
- Health insurance and travel insurance.
- Everything what is not specified in the point Service of the Ernesto Travel.