Rome - Medjugorje Pilgrimage

This pilgrimage will meet two ends of the one Universal Catholic Church, Rome, and Medjugorje, Marian Shrine that has been spiritually awakening the World for the last over 35 years. We will visit the seat of the Roman Catholic Church in Vatican and hear the story, history, of the beginning of the Christianity in Europe! Catacombs, Patriarchal basilicas Saint Mary Major, Saint John Lateran, Saint Paul Outside the Walls Basilica and St. Peter Basilica with the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel. On those foundations, we will build our prayer to Blessed Virgin Mary in Medjugorje. We will learn about our Church and pray for our Church!
 



Day 1 Departure 
Flight to Italy, from your departure city to Rome, an overnight transatlantic flight. Meals served on the board of the plane.

 

Day 2 - Arrival in Rome 
Arrival at the Rome airport, meet with your guide for your Christian Tour of Rome. Coming to Rome, we will meet with the Eternal City panoramic tour by bus, sites like Piazza Venezia, with King Victor Emanuel II monument, passing by the Coliseum, Arch of Constantine, Imperial Forums (Caesar, Augustus, Trajan), Circus Maximus….First, on your schedule today is the St. Mary Major Basilica and then visit the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome and was the Papal residence from the 5th Century until the papacy departed to Avignon in France. Across the street, we will visit the Holy Staircase (Scala Sancta) actual stairs that Jesus walked on the day he went to Pilate. We will end our day at the hotel for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 –Vatican, St. Peter's 
Today after morning General Audience with Pope Francis and lunch break at one of many restaurants at the Vatican City you will carry on a visit to the Vatican Museums where to see art masterpieces of Michelangelo, Bernini, and much more. The tour will continue with a walk through Vatican Museums, from Geographical Maps Gallery to the Sistine Chapel with the magnificent fresco of The Last Judgment and many more halls and rooms filled with Christian art, history, and inheritance of all civilization. Today is also our visit to the heart of Vatican State, St. Peter's Basilica, and underground burial stones with the tomb of St. Peter, and Square dedicated to the same Saint. After some free time in the late afternoon for shopping, we are back to our hotel.

 

Day 4 – Rome historical – Flight to Croatia - Medjugorje
Our entire morning will be inspiring and educational. Today we will continue our tour Christian tour of Rome by the visit to the Basilica St. Paul Outside the Walls and Domitilla Catacombs. Same day later that afternoon flight to Split or Dubrovnik in Croatia and transfer to Medjugorje. Dinner and overnight in Medjugorje near the St. James Church and the Shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace.

 

Day 5,6,7,8,9,10,11 - Medjugorje
Medjugorje part of pilgrimage will begin with a visit to the St. James Church just before English-language Holy Mass at 10:00 a.m. With thousands of pilgrims from all over the world, you will be visiting Bijakovici village; all six visionaries come from it, you will go up the Apparition Hill, Podbrdo place where Our Lady first appeared. On June 25th, there were six of them, children from ten to sixteen years old, Ivan, Marija, Vicka, Jakov, Ivanka & Mirjana. Since that day, we know them as visionaries from Medjugorje. Each evening you and thousands of other pilgrims will pray the rosary all three Mysteries during the evening program. You are right in the heart of the place where Our Lady shared her intention to stay with "her children" on the path of Prayer, Reconciliation, Holy Mass, Fasting and Bible reading - five cornerstones of message Queen of Peace left for us here! Our Lady's call for Prayer of the Rosary, Holy Mass, and Confession are the center of the evening program at St. James Church. According to the words of three visionaries apparition takes place every day, three of them see Her daily, Vicka, Ivan and Marija. Mirjana, Jakov Medjugorje - daily Holy Mass at St. James church and Ivanka are the three visionaries who don’t have daily apparitions but once a year. Among other activities, you will have a chance to climb the “Cross Mountain,” Krizevac as local people know it, and pray the Way of The Cross, also visit the “Blue Cross” another site where visionaries met with Our Lady, Gospa.

Each pilgrim during their stay in Medjugorje will have time for private devotions, time for lunch, shopping, or just enjoying your “freedom of prayer” on the hills surrounding Medjugorje - "between the hills" village.

 

Day 12-Flight back home
This morning after early breakfast group will leave for Split or Dubrovnik Airport for a flight back home.
 



RATES & DATES in 2017/18:

December 4 - 15, 2017 (rate is based on 15 people in the group):
Land and Air..........New York JFK, Newark EWR.......................US$ 2590.00
Land and Air..........Los Angeles...........................................US$ 2690.00
Land and Air..........Houston/San Francisco/Orlando...................US$ 2890.00
Single room supplement....................................................................US$ 230.00


March 5 - 16, 2018 (rate is based on 15 people in the group):
Land and Air..........New York JFK, Newark EWR.........................US$ 2590.00
Land and Air..........Los Angeles.............................................US$ 2690.00
Land and Air..........Houston/San Francisco/Orlando...................US$ 2890.00
Single room supplement......................................................................US$ 220.00


May 14 - 25, 2018 (rate is based on 15 people in the group):
Land and Air..........New York JFK, Newark EWR.........................US$ 2690.00
Land and Air..........Los Angeles..............................................US$ 2890.00
Land and Air..........Houston/San Francisco/Orlando...................US$ 2790.00
Single room supplement......................................................................US$ 220.00


July 9 - 20, 2018 (rate is based on 15 people in the group):
Land and Air..........New York JFK, Newark EWR.........................US$ 2990.00
Land and Air..........Los Angeles ...........................................US$ 3190.00
Land and Air..........Houston/San Francisco/Orlando...................US$ 2890.00
Single room supplement......................................................................US$ 220.00
 



INCLUSIVE:

  • Airfares from departure city, tax included - SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE AIRLINES
  • Accommodation in superior tourist class 3* hotels and 4* first class hotels:
    • Rome - 2 nights
    • Medjugorje - 8 nights   
  • Daily breakfast and dinner, drinks included (wine, soft drink, water, coffee)
  • Guide from Rome (meet with the group at the airport in Rome)
  • Local guides in Rome & Medjugorje
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach on transfers
  • Entrance fees
    • Vatican Museums
    • Catacombs
  • Headsets (whispers) Vatican Museums, St. Petr's and St. Paul Basilica in Rome
  • Daily Mass celebrated by priest in the group (not all tours have guaranteed priest with them)

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  •  Third meal daily
  •  Tips & gratuities fro guides, driver and tour escort
  •  Travel Insurance - STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
     


MEDJUGORJE ONLY TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Airfares from departure city, tax included - SUBJECT TO CHANGE BY THE AIRLINES
  • 8 nights Medjugorje, pension/hotel close to a church
  • Daily breakfast and dinner, drinks included (wine, soft drink, water, coffee)
  • Local Medjugorje guide whole time with the group
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach on transfers only
  • Daily Mass at St. James church
  • Farewell dinner

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Daily lunch as a third meal, visa costs, souvenirs…
  • Travel insurance –highly recommended & will be offered to group
  • Tips for tour escort, guides, drivers – can be included in final deposit
     


CONFIDENTIAL GROUP RATES FOR TOUR LEADERS, CHURCHES AND PRAYER GROUPS 
ENGLISH AND SPANISH SPEAKING CATHOLIC TOUR GUIDES
ON THIS TOUR TRAVEL FREE WITH YOUR GROUP OF 15 PILGRIMS
FIRST CLASS OR BUDGET & CONVENT TYPE HOTELS
PRIVATE HOLY MASS DAILY & GENERAL AUDIENCE WITH POPE FRANCIS ARRANGED FOR YOU

WE KNOW YOUR ARE ON CATHOLIC PILGRIMAGE TOUR....NOT ON JUST ANY TOUR
 



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Rome - Medjugorje Pilgrimage