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Medjugorje, Dubrovnik and Shrines of Italy - 20 September 2021

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$3985* per person
for 2 people (seperate beds)
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for 2 people (double bed)
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for 3 people (three seperate beds)
   
       
Depart from Orlando via Philadelphia  
Arrive to Dubrovnik  
Duration 12 nights    
Price $3985*

*Due to heavy traffic on the site the flight prices here could differ from the actual flight price charged by the airline, affecting the overall pricing slightly. The office will ring/email you when you make the booking to confirm the final pricing.
 


Daily Itinerary for the 20 September 2021
Day 1 – Monday, September 20
Evening check-in at Orlando airport for our flight to Dubrovnik via Philadelphia.

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 21
On arrival, you will be met by our guides who will direct you towards your coach ready to start our transfer to this most Blessed village, Medjugorje. The guide on the transfer will inform us of what we can expect during our time here as we view the splendid scenery on route. As we drive into Medjugorje, with the steeple of St. James Church first greeting us, we will arrive at our hotel where we check in and have Lunch. Each evening, we will attend the parish evening program. It begins with the rosary followed by Holy Mass and depending on the day, we finish with adoration. - Today’s meals included - Breakfast, evening meal.

Day 3 – Wednesday, September 22
After breakfast we will attend the 10:00am English Mass in the Church of St. James. Following Mass, there will be an opening meeting where the guides will share with us the history of the village, introduce us to the shrine and take us through the week. In the afternoon we will visit the Blue Cross, a place of many apparitions of Our Lady. We also will walk to Vicka‘s old family home, to see and to pray in the room where she had apparitions over a long period of time. After dinner, we can attend the evening prayer program. Meals included - B, D

Day 4 – Thursday, September 23
After breakfast, we gather at the statue of Our Lady to walk through the vineyards, to the Hill of Apparitions (Podbrdo). We climb, in prayer, to the place where Our Lady first appeared to six frightened children in June of 1981. This afternoon there is an optional tour to Cenacolo, which is a community for recovering drug addicts. There is a special lesson to be learned from the residents here, by their hard work, perseverance and prayer. After dinner, we attend the evening program. Meals - B, D

Day 5 – Friday, September 24
Our day begins with breakfast and we then meet at the base of Cross Mountain (Krizevac) to start our ascent. We pray the Stations of the Cross as we make our way to the summit. Our journey is rewarded by taking time for reflection and prayer by the cross located at the top of the mountain. In 1933, the parish of St. James erected a large concrete cross to commemorate the 1900th Anniversary of Jesus’ passion and death on the Cross. We make our descent in time for holy Mass. In the afternoon, following our climb, we will have some free time. This evening we have a special treat as our program director, David Parkes, performs for us in concert with an Evening of prayer through song. David is an internationally acclaimed singer and often travels worldwide singing the word of Our Lord. Meals - B, D

Day 6 – Saturday, September 25
We meet as a group to join in the closing meeting on the church grounds. David and the guides conclude the week with prayer and a short follow up on the week. After our good byes, will take our transfer to Dubrovnik, Croatia. On arrival in Croatia you will be met by our team of guides and transferred to your accommodation in Importanne Resort hotel in the Lapad area. Following arrival and settling in, there will have dinner in the hotel. The hotel is attractively located in gardens of mature pines, cypress trees and oleander flowers. A short walk through the hotel gardens leads to the promenade with an excellent choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. The old city of Dubrovnik is 4 km away by public bus or taxi. Evening dinner in the hotel. Meals - L, D

Day 7 – Sunday, September 26
After breakfast, we will take our bus in to the Old Town of Dubrovnik for Holy Mass. After Mass, we will take a guided tour of this speculator city. Dubrovnik’s tempestuous past dates all the way back to ancient times which has wrote a history filled with thrilling adventures, legends and battles. After our tour we will have free time in the Old town to get some lunch and do a little personal shopping or sight seeing. Dinner will be back in the hotel. Today’s meals included - Breakfast & evening meal.

Day 8 – Monday, September 27
Today will be free to enjoy the facilities of the hotel, or wander into the old town of Dubrovnik. After an early dinner in the hotel we will take a transfer into Gruz Harbor in Dubrovnik to board our over night ferry to Bari, Italy - arriving at approximately 7 am the following morning. Meals - B, D

Day 9 – Tuesday, September 28
Upon arrival at the port of Bari we will meet our guide and drive to its quaint historical town where we will celebrate Mass in the famous Basilica of St. Nicholas of Bari. Originally constructed to house the relics of St Nicholas, His remains which are said to emanate a miraculous manna liquid with special powers, are ensconced in a shrine in the beautiful vaulted crypt. After lunch in a typical Italian restaurant we will drive to San Giovanni Rotondo, enjoying the magical landscape of Puglia with its combination of wonderful coastline and century-old olive trees. We will check into the four-star San Giovanni Rotondo Palace Hotel and have the evening at leisure. Meals - B, L, D

Day 10 – Wednesday, September 29
We will celebrate morning Mass in the ancient church of Our Lady of Grace where Padre Pio celebrated Mass, heard confessions and received the gift of the stigmata. Afterwards we will visit the English Office as we learn more of the life of St. Pio and receive a blessing with the glove and crucifix used by the friar. In the afternoon we will visit the Capuchin Friary where the humble friar lived and died and have time for prayer before the crucifix before which He received the gift of the stigmata. We will end our day with a visit to the Church of St. Pio of Pietrelcina where, after seeing the wonderful mosaics of Marko Ivan Rupnik, we will arrive at the crypt of St. Pio and have time for prayer before the mortal remains of this great saint of our time. Meals - B, L, D

Day 11 – Thursday, September 30
This morning we will drive to the town of Monte Sant’Angelo and celebrate Mass at the Shrine of St. Michael the Archangel, the oldest shrine in Western Europe dedicated to the Archangel Michael. We will have time at leisure in this wonderful town before returning to our hotel for lunch. In the afternoon we will visit the hospital, ‘Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza’, considered Padre Pio’s greatest creation. We will enjoy a tour of the hospital and hear how Padre Pio’s great dream has now become one of the most important hospitals in southern Italy. Meals – B, L, D

Day 12 – Friday, October 1
After breakfast we will depart San Giovanni Rotondo and will enjoy wonderful views of the Adriatic Coast as we drive to the town of Lanciano, site of the First Eucharistic Miracle of the Catholic Church. We will celebrate Mass and afterwards venerate the relics of the Eucharistic Miracle. After free time for lunch we will drive to the town of Manoppello. We will visit the Basilica of the Holy Face which is home to the mysterious cloth believed to display the true image of Our Lord’s Face imprinted on the Veil of Veronica. We will learn more of the history behind the arrival of the veil in the town of Manoppello and have time for private prayer. Afterwards we will check into the ‘House of the Pilgrim’, born from the will of the Capuchin friars, located next to the sanctuary. Meals – B, L, D

Day 13 – Saturday, October 2
This morning we will depart Manoppello and enjoy our last glimpses of the Italian countryside as we drive to Fiumicino airport for our return flight to Orlando. Meals – B





   
 

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