Medjugorje - Fatima - Lourdes - Passion Play 2020

This pilgrimage tour will start from Fatima, 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 continue in Lourdes, with Candlelight Procession and Rosary to our Lady of Immaculate Conception. Then 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! Our tour will end in Medjugorje, a small village in Bosnia and Herzegovina where Our Lady has been appearing since 1981.


Fatima - Avila - Lourdes - Medjugorje - Oberammergau Passion Play

                                                                                July 18 - 31, 2020
                                                           Mr. Bob Strouse, pilgrimage coordinator

                                                             Fr. John Mikalajunas, spiritual director
                                                                     Holy Trinity Church, Utica, NY


DAY 1 – FLIGHT TO LISBON, PORTUGAL: July 18, 2020, Saturday
Departure from Pittsburgh International Airport, overnight flight to Europe, meals served on board the plane.


Day 2 – LISBON – SANTAREM – FATIMA: July 19, 2010, Sunday
Upon arrival at Lisbon airport, we will meet with our driver and head to Fatima. First stop will be for a city tour & a Holy Mass in Lisbon! 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 3 – ALJUSTREL VALINHOS:  July 20, 2020, Monday
Visit places associated 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 4 – FATIMA – AVILA:  July 21, 2020, Tuesday
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 5 - AVILA – LOURDES:  July 22, 2020, Wednesday
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 6 - LOURDES SHRINE: July 23, 2020, Thursday
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 of 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 group can participate Candlelight Marian Procession starting each day at 9:00 pm. Dinner and overnight in Lourdes. 


Day 7 – LOURDES: July 24, 2020, Friday  
Today after breakfast we will attend Holy Mass and then the rest of the day will be free for your devotions, visit the Baths, shopping, lunch and so on. In the evening, we will attend the Candlelight Procession to Our Lady! Back to the hotel, dinner, and overnight!


Day 8 – LOURDES – MUNICH – OBERAMMERGAU: July 25, 2020, Saturday 
This morning group will leave Lourdes and France, flight to Munich! Upon arrival at Munich airport transfer to our hotel in Oberammergau area! Dinner and overnight in Oberammergau.


Day 9 – PASSION PLAY – OBERAMMERGAU: July 26, 2020, Sunday
This morning we are heading towards the village Oberammergau. We will spend a little bit of the morning in the village just before the Passion Play first part. After the first part group heads for the dinner and tonight, the Passion Play second part will end at about 11:00 pm. Back to the hotel for last night in Germany!


Day 10 – OBERAMMERGAU – CROATIA, Zagreb: July 27, 2020, Monday
This morning we are on a journey so typical for Europe! From Germany, we will get across Austria in about 4 hours, across Slovenia in two to be in Croatia’s capital later in the afternoon! Check in to the hotel in Zagreb, capital of Croatia since 1557, a city that was mentioned as a seat of bishop already by 1094! Dinner and hotel in Croatia’s capital city.   

On July 27th - we have added the visit to the Neuschwanstein Castle area, see some of the amazing photos you will be able to take as well before we leave for Croatia!


Day 11 – CROATIA, Zagreb - MEDJUGORJE: July 28, 2020, Tuesday
This morning we will visit Zagreb, the focus will be on the Cathedral dedicated to “Assumption of Our Lady into Haven” and then the Upper Town of Gradec. The same early afternoon, by 1:00 pm out pilgrimage continues with the journey to Medjugorje. The road, actually great highway, will take us across gorgeous Croatia, regions of  Lika & Dalmatia! Late afternoon we are at the border, and after short border formalities, we are in Bosnia and Herzegovina, only a few minutes from Medjugorje. Check in to hotel, dinner and overnight!


Day 12 – 13  – MEDJUGORJE Program: July 29  & 30, 2020, Wednesday/Thursday
On your first morning in Medjugorje after breakfast, your local English-speaking guide will give you an introduction history of Medjugorje & Apparitions!

Pilgrims 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.   Each evening you and thousands of other pilgrims will pray the rosary. We will pray for all three Mysteries 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, according to their words, takes place every day to Vicka, Ivan, and MarijaMirjana, Jakov, and Ivanka are the three visionaries who have it only once a year. 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! 

Farewell dinner in a typical local restaurant offering great local cuisine & wine – until we meet again!


Day 14  – DEPARTURE FLIGHT:  MEDJUGORJE – USA: July 31, 2020, Friday
Early morning transfer to Split Airport, flight back home, arrival same day!




  • Flights from the USA, from your departure airport
  • 3 nights in Medjugorje - 3* or 4* hotel
  • 2 nights in Oberammergau - 3* Hotel
  • 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, Zagreb, Medjugorje
  • Entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner in Medjugorje - typical cuisine in a local restaurant - until we meet again
  • Daily Holy Mass with Fr. John Mikalajunas as a spiritual director on this pilgrimage tour


2-Night Passion Play Package:

  • 2x overnight stay including breakfast
  • accommodations: 3* Hotel
  • 1 single ticket (cat.3)
  • 1 dinner during the break (3-course-menu)
  • 1 dinner at the hotel
  •  bus shuttle
  •  textbook
  •  tourism tax



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



July 18 - 31, 2020 (rate is based on 40 people in the group) - close estimate until Aug. 20, 2019:
Land and air from Pittsburgh, PA..........................US$ 4.295,00
Single room supplement........................................US$    880,00

* 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, the pilgrimage coordinator:


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Phone USA : +1 307 222 4856
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Phone Croatia: +385 1 775 7135


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Medjugorje - Fatima - Lourdes - Passion Play 2020