A Pilgrimage to Medjugorje finishing with a nice relaxing break at the Valamar Resort in Dubrovnik
Depart the UK for the flight to Dubrovnik. On arrival reclaim baggage and join the waiting coach for the transfer to Medjugorje where we check-in to the hotel for dinner and 5 nights stay on half board basis.D, R
Das 2 - 5
Mass is at Noon. At 5pm each evening we will join local villagers and pilgrims to pray the Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Be present in the church during the time of the apparitions at 5:40pm and then stay for Croatian Mass and the Blessing of the Sick. On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays there is Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and on Fridays Veneration of the Cross in the church.
We will follow the same path up Apparition Hill where the young visionaries first encountered Our Lady, and pray at the statue which commemorates the spot where Our Lady first appeared to the visionaries. We will also visit and pray at "Blue Cross", which is a very special place at the base of Apparition Hill where the visionaries would meet in the early days of the apparitions to avoid the Communist police. We will have the opportunity to climb Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain), where in 1933 the villagers built a 29' high cross on the anniversary of Jesus' crucifixion. This Cross contains a relic from the True Cross of Christ given to the villagers by the Pope.
Depending upon schedule and availability, our local guide will arrange meetings with the local priests and visionaries. We will also visit the amazing Community of Cenacolo. There will be an excursion to Mostar during the week.
Depart after breakfast for the journey to Dubrovnik where we check-in to one of the 4* Hotels at the Valamar resort for 2 nights stay on dinner, bed & breakfast basis.B, D, R
Full day at leisure in the resort or maybe take the local bus to Dubrovnik centre.B, D, R
Return today from Dubrovnik back to Manchester.B
B=Breakfast, D=Dinner, R=Room