Medjugorje, Croatia and Passion Play 2020

The message of peace on this pilgrimage starts with the Queen of Peace in Međugorje and ends with the King of Peace in Oberammergau and the story of Passion Play! It is a great opportunity for all pilgrims on this tour to retreat to Međugorje, and live and pray with the people who preserve its strong faith, to see a little bit of Croatia, the Pearl of the Mediterranean ~ from the capital city, Zagreb, and its gorgeous Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady,  to beautiful Salzburg, Austria and Bavaria, home of Neuschwanstein Castle & Ettal Monastery


 

                                        Medjugorje - Zagreb - Salzburg - Schwangau - Oberammergau - Munich
                                                                         

                                                                          August 24 - September 5, 2020


                                                                 PHILADELPHIA - SALVE REGINA GROUP

 

 


 

DAY 01 – Flight to Croatia, (Split or Dubrovnik) – August 24, 2020

Overnight flight with meals served on board.

 

Day 02 – CROATIA, Split/Dubrovnik – Transfer to Međugorje – August 25, 2020

Upon arrival in Split (or Dubrovnik) International Airport, the group will meet with the guide and the driver, and so begins our pilgrimage journey to Međugorje and Oberammergau.  After a 2(ish) hour comfy, air-conditioned bus ride, the group will arrive in Medjugorje. Check into our hotel, eat a delicious dinner, and get a well-deserved night’s sleep!


Days 03, 04, 05, 06 – MEĐUGORJE – August 26, 27, 28, 29, 2020

On our first morning in Medjugorje after the breakfast, our local English-speaking guide will give us an introduction via a short walk from our “home” to the Church of St. James just before the 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, we’ll celebrate daily mass at St. James Church. Visiting Bijakovici village, a little hamlet from where all 6 visionaries come, we shall climb Apparition Hill, (“Podbrdo”, to the villagers), where Our Lady first appeared many times.   Each evening at 6:00 PM, right after of hours’ opportunity to go to Confession in a long line of confessionals right next to the church,  you and thousands of other pilgrims will have the opportunity to pray the rosary together,  all three sets of Mysteries, wrapped around the Croatian-language Mass and Our Lady’s daily alleged apparition at 6:40.  In her messages, Our Lady repeats many times the importance of coming  to Mass where “we meet Jesus alive.” The apparitions still take place every day to Vicka, Ivan, and Marija, while Mirjana, Jakov, and Ivanka are the three visionaries who have daily apparitions but once a year or on special occasions. During your stay, you will be able to Adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and join with thousands in the Veneration of the Cross in the parish church. After the Holy Mass, there is the Blessing of the Sick and of religious items you may have purchased that day.  Our priest/spiritual director will also bless our religious items back at our home on our last evening in Medjugorje.

Among other activities, you will have a chance to climb Cross Mountain, ”Krizevac,  as local people know it, visit the “Blue Cross,” another place where Our Lady appeared many times during Communist oppression.  Every pilgrim In Međugorje will have free time for private devotions, coffee breaks, shopping……


Day 07 – Međugorje & Zagreb, Croatia  – August 30, 2020

Today we will leave Medjugorje and head to the capital of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb. En route there, the group will make a couple of “comfort breaks” and one for lunch! From the Kaptol and St. Stephen's Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of Our Lady, our morning walking tour will also take us to Grič, the second part of old Zagreb, to the chapel of "Majka Bozja od Kamenitih vrata," (Our Lady of Stone Gate chapel). From there we’ll head to St. Mark's square and the  Church of St. Mark, then down to the Ss. Cyril and St. Methodius Church, and finally  Jelacic Square - Zagreb's main square with the equestrian statue of Ban Jelač. Dinner and overnight in our 4-star hotel in Zagreb!


Day 08 – Zagreb – Salzburg, Austria – August 31, 2020

After assisting at Holy Mass in Zagreb, our journey to continues on to beautiful Salzburg, Austria! After an early evening walk through the historic center of Salzburg, we’ll check in to our 4-star hotel in Salzburg or a nearby town, sit down to dinner, then sleep overnight.


Day 09 – Salzburg City Tour – September 1, 2020

After breakfast, we’ll take a tour of the city of Salzburg with its authentic Austrian charm, where we’ll meet with, and learn more about, the musical genius of Mozart.  We’ll see his birthplace, walk down the Schwarzstrasse, pass by Mirabell, Hellbrunn and Frohnburg castles, and take the opportunity to enjoy memories of the famous movie, The Sound of Music.  There will be some free time in the afternoon to shop or rest before we head to a hotel in Bavaria in the South of Germany – getting closer to Oberammergau!  On arrival, we’ll check into our hotel, eat dinner, and sleep tight!


Day 10 – Bavaria Excursion – Oberammergau, Germany – September 2, 2020

After breakfast, we shall pack up and head to  fairytale-like Neuschwanstein Castle, then on to the  18th century, amazingly Rococo-style decorated Weis Church and at the end, the Abbey of Ettal where we can see what the Benedictine community does here, from the brewing of beer to the production of the famous liquor which we’ll taste during the visit! Tonight we will stay at a 3-star hotel and 4* star hotel near Oberammergau, starting our 2-nights PassionPlay package, complete with Bavarian dinners.


Day 11 – Oberammergau and the Passion Play! – September  3, 2020

Wake up in Oberammergau (or nearby village) and get ready for the Play in which only those who were born in Oberammergau or have been living there for over 20 years may participate. There are over 2,000 villagers who will produce this marvel, which is only put on every ten years!  We will watch the re-enactment of the suffering, death, and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Our package includes:

  • 2-night stay, 3* hotel  including dinner and breakfast
  • One single Play ticket (2nd class)
  • and
  • 2-night stay, 4* hotel including dinner and breakfast
  • One single play ticket 1st category
  • One dinner during the break (3-course-menu)
  • bus shuttle
  • textbook
  • tourism tax

 After a long beautiful day, it’s back to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.


Day 12 – Oberammergau – Munich, September 4, 2020

This morning we will leave Oberammergau, head to the Munich for our last day on tour. We will celebrate a private Mass together before we head for the Munich city center, leisure time, lunch, shopping, and visits on our own.  That evening, we’ll experience a typical beer hall/restaurant for a farewell dinner! Check in to our first class Munich hotel for our last night in Germany.


Day 13 – Flight back home, Sept. 5, 2020

Early morning transfer to Munich Airport for the flight back home!

 



TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Round trip flight from the USA, from your departure airport
  • Airport taxes – Subject to change by the airline until tickets are issued
  • Bus transfer from Croatian airport to Medjugorje
  • 5 nights in a wonderful, family-owned “boarding house” in Medjugorje, including breakfasts & dinners
  • 1 night in Zagreb, Croatia, 4* hotel
  • 2 nights in Oberammergau Package, 3* hotel, 2nd category ticket & 4* hotel with 1st category ticket
  • 1 night in Salzburg area, Austria,  4* hotel
  • 1 night Schwangau area, Bavaria, Germany 4* or 3* hotel
  • 1 night in Munich, Germany, 4* hotel
  • Breakfast and dinner daily, drinks included /glass of wine or glass of beer per person
  • Lunch in Oberammergau on the day of the play, 1 lunch & 1 drink per person
  • High-class air-conditioned tourist coach, from Medjugorje to Munich
  • Tour escort 
  • Local English speaking guides in Medjugorje, Zagreb, Salzburg, Schwangau, Munich
  • Headsets, whispers for the tours, all the way
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary (Neuschwanstein, Benedictine Abbey of Ettal)

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Travel Insurance – strongly recommended!
  • Lunch daily – except on the day of the performance,  when lunch included
  • Porterage of luggage, in & out hotel, if desired

Personal items & expenses, visa cost

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Medjugorje, Croatia and Passion Play 2020