Medjugorje - Fatima - Lourdes - Passion Play 2020

This pilgrimage tour will start from Medjugorje, a small village in Bosnia and Herzegovina where Our Lady has been appearing since 1981, to Oberammergau to watch the Passion “Play of the Suffering, Death, and Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ“ in Bavaria Germany where local people since 1634 have been performing "The Passion" every ten years, nearly without interruption for over 380 years!  Over two thousand people will participate in the performance.  In a five-hour play, they will bring the story of Jesus from Nazareth! Then on to Portugal, Spain, and France. While the focus of this tour will be Passion Play in Oberammergau, we will travel to Fatima, and Lourdes to visit Shrines of Our Lady as well as overnight in Avila to trace the life of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross. Our pilgrimage will end in Lourdes, with Candlelight Procession and Rosary to our Lady of Immaculate Conception.
 


                          Medjugorje - Oberammergau Passion Play - Lisbon - Fatima - Avila - Lourdes

                                                                                June 5 - 17, 2020
                                                           Mr. Bob Strouse, pilgrimage coordinator

                                                                                  Pittsburgh Group



DAY 1 – Flight to Croatia
Split or Dubrovnik: Flight to Croatia, overnight flight from the airport, meals served on board of the plane.

 

Day 2 – CROATIA, Split
Medjugorje, arrival: Upon arrival to Split (or Dubrovnik) International Airport group will meet with the guide and the driver and their pilgrimage journey to Medjugorje begins. The same day you are after short border formalities, border between Republic of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, group will arrive in Medjugorje. Check in to hotel, dinner and overnight!

 

Day 3, 4 – MEDJUGORJE
On your first morning in Medjugorje after the breakfast, your local English-speaking guide will give you an introduction, a little walk from your hotel to the Church St. James just before English language mass at 10:00 am. You will have a chance to participate in many activities during your stay in Medjugorje.  With thousands of pilgrims from all over the world, you will celebrate daily mass at St. James church.

Visiting Bijakovici village, all six visionaries come from it; you will go up the Apparition Hill, Podbrdo, place where Our Lady first appeared.   Each evening at 6:00 pm you and thousands of other pilgrims will pray the rosary. All three Mysteries are prayed during the evening program. In Our Lady’s messages, it was repeated many times how important is to come to mass where “we meet Jesus alive.” Messages of Prayer of the Rosary, Holy Mass, and Confession are the center of the evening program at St. James church. The apparition takes place at 5:40 pm or 6:40 daylight savings time, and even today according to the words of three visionaries apparition take place every day to Vicka, Ivan, and Marija.  Mirjana, Jakov, and Ivanka are the three visionaries who don’t have daily apparitions but once a year. During your stay, you will be able to attend the Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Veneration of the Cross in the parish church. After the Holy Mass, there is the Blessing of the Sick and blessing of the religious items, souvenirs you have with you. Among other activities, you will have a chance to climb the “Cross mountain,” Krizevac as local people know it, visit the “Blue Cross,” another place of the apparition of Our Lady!  Overnight a total of three nights in Medjugorje.

 

Day 5 – MEDJUGORJE - ZAGREB
After morning Holy Mass in Medjugorje, we are on our way to the capital of Croatia, Zagreb! Panoramic tour of Zagreb before we check in to the hotel!

 

Day 6 – ZAGREB – OBERAMMERGAU (SCHWANGAU)
This morning after visiting Cathedral of St. Stephen, dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady to Heaven we will proceed with our journey to Oberammergau! The same evening, we will have a dinner at the hotel in Oberammergau area!

(Depending on the type of the arrangement we can overnight in Oberammergau for two nights, including one night before the Play and one night after the Play)

 

Day 7 – PASSION PLAY – OBERAMMERGAU
This morning we are heading towards the village Oberammergau. We will spend a little bit of the morning in the village just before the first part. After the first part group heads for the dinner and tonight, the second part will end at about 11:00 pm. Back to the hotel for last night in Germany!

 

Day 8 – MUNICH – LISBON – SANTAREM – FATIMA
Upon arrival to Lisbon airport, we will meet with our driver and head to Fatima – time permitting we will make a stop in Santarem – visit Eucharistic Miracle Sanctuary!

Arrival to Fatima, dinner and optional participation in the candlelight procession on the same evening in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima. Tonight we stay in Fatima.

 

Day 9 - ALJUSTREL VALINHOS
Visit places connected with the apparition in Fatima. Tiny village Aljustrel, home of visionaries, pasturage at Valinhos where Our Lady also appeared and to the Cova da Iria, the actual place of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima. Holy Mass celebrated by a priest with the group will be in one of the chapels in the Shrine. In the evening participating in the prayer service (optional). Dinner and overnight in Fatima.

 

Day 10 - FATIMA – AVILA
Depart Fatima early this morning to travel eastward across Spain to Avila. While in Avila we will walk the narrow cobblestone streets of the city as we trace the life of St. Teresa of Avila. We will see the garden where she played as a child, and visit the museum dedicated to her life.  The museum also contains relics of St. Teresa and her spiritual advisor St. John of the Cross.  We’ll even have the opportunity to visit the Convent of the Incarnation where St. Teresa first took her orders and would remain based for more than thirty years. The museum has an impressive drawing of the crucifixion by St. John of the Cross, and a reconstruction of the cell used by the saint when she was prioress there. Dinner and overnight at our hotel in Avila.

 

Day 11 - AVILA – LOURDES
After breakfast & Holy Mass in Avila, we will depart fort for LOURDES. Upon arrival to Lourdes group will check in to a hotel, free time until the dinner. In the evening after the dinner walk to the shrine of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, the prayer of the Rosary during the candlelight procession. First night in Lourdes.               

 

Day 12 - LOURDES SHRINE
Tour of the Shrine, visiting the Grotto of Massabielle where the Blessed Virgin appeared 18 times to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858. Tour will also include The Baths, The Basilica of Immaculate Conception with Crypt, which is underneath and was the first chapel built here as a place of worship, also Rosary Basilica, Church of St. Bernadette.  The visit will then continue with the town Lourdes, the visit to all the places associated with the St. Bernadette. The Bolly Mill on Rue Bernadette Soubirous where the saint was born on the January 7th, 1844 and it is the place where she spent the first years of her life. The group will also visit “Cachot” or jail where Bernadette lived with her family in poverty at the time of the apparitions. Return to Sanctuary area for lunch on your own. Free afternoon until dinner and in the evening, the group can participate Candlelight Marian Procession starting each day at 9:00 pm. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. 

 

Day 13 - LOURDES DEPARTURE
This morning we are saying goodbye to our travel companions, departure for Toulouse airport - flight back home!
 

*OPTIONAL: Extension 2 nights in Lourdes, HB basis + transfers - 320.00 $ per person

 


 

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Flights from the USA, from your departure airport
  • Airport taxes - SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY AIRLINE UNTIL TICKETS ARE ISSUED
  • 3 nights in Medjugorje - 3* or 4* hotel
  • 2 nights in Oberammergau - 3* Hotel - two nights package with first category tickets
  • 1 night in Zagreb, 4* hotel
  • 2 nights in Fatima - 4* Hotel
  • 1 night in Avila - 4* Hotel
  • 3 nights in Lourdes -  4* Hotel
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, drinks included
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach
  • Tour escort from Medjugorje - Lourdes
  • Local English speaking guides in Medjugorje, Lisbon, Fatima, Avila, Lourdes
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary

 

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel Insurance - strongly recommended
  • Lunch daily
  • Tips for guides, escort, and drivers
  • Porterage of luggage, in & out hotels
  • Personal items & expenses, visa costs

 



RATES:

June 05 - 17, 2020 (rate is based on 30 people in the group):
Land and air from Pittsburgh, PA...................US$ 4165.00
Single room supplement...........................................................US$    820.00

 

*OPTIONAL: Extension 2 nights in Lourdes, HB basis + transfers - 320.00 $ per person
 

* For groups and individuals Blue Heart Travel can arrange flights from any airport in the USA
* Final price in the US Dollars will be given 11 months before departure

 


To join this tour, please fill in the registration form below!

For more information, please contact Bob Strouse, pilgrimage coordinator:

E-mail: bob.strouse@gmail.com

Or us at Blue Heart Travel, travel agency:

E-mail:   info@bluehearttravel.com
Phone USA : +1 307 222 4856
Phone USA toll-free: +1 877 545 5562
Phone Croatia: +385 1 775 7135

 

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Medjugorje - Fatima - Lourdes - Passion Play 2020