7 days/6 nights Rome and Medjugorje tour
A pilgrimage tour to Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina that will include touring in Rome and religious activities in Medjugorge.
Arrival at the airport and transfer to hotel.
This morning set off for the famous Vatican Museum and wander through the spectacular chambers leading to the Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo's masterpieces, including the magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment. Continue through to the awe inspiring St. Peters Basilica, the largest church in the world, for an informative exploration. Continue by coach this afternoon to the impressive St. Mary Major Basilica. Onwards to the Basilica of St. John in Lateran (first Papal residence) and the adjacent Holy Stairs brought from Jerusalem to Rome in 326 AD by St Helena. Visit the Basilica of Santa Croce in Jerusalem with its extraordinary collection of relics from the Holy Land including a full size replica of the Shroud of Turin. Our day will end with a special Mass here before viewing the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and the Roman Forum en route back to our hotel. Overnight.
After a private Mass at St. Peter's Basilica this morning continue the Christian Rome pilgrimage tour featuring the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls as a special tribute to the Church's greatest evangelist. Journey on to the ancient Catacombs for a memorable guided tour. Marvel at these underground burial tunnels for Christians and Hebrews. This afternoon take a wonderful opportunity to visit the “Scavi” excavations; the archeological digs of early Christian tombs and the original St. Peter's Basilica constructed in A.D. 324, underneath the current basilica. Remainder of the afternoon will be enjoyed at leisure. Discover the sights of Rome. Strolling through the streets is like walking through the pages of a history book. Marvel at the Pantheon or visit the Church of St Ignatius with its amazing ceiling painted to look like a dome. Set out in the night to view Rome by night as you discover the city's renowned monuments from inside your comfortable coach. See the Colosseum alight, the Victor Emmanuel Monument, the Piazza della Republica, St Peter's Basilica and Capitol Hill. Later disembark to see the Trevi Fountain before strolling to the Piazza Navona to indulge in a gelati or enjoy a coffee while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere. Rome overnight.
ROME - SPLIT (flight) - SPLIT - MEDJUGORJE (140km/2h)
This morning is at leisure. Depart from Rome this afternoon for your flight to Split. On arrival you will be greeted by local guide who will take care of you for the duration of your pilgrimage. You are going to travel three hours by coach into Herzegovina and on to the village of Medjugorje, where you will be staying conveniently located to the main church with a local family in a private Guest House (all rooms with en suite). Overnight.
Full day dedicated to religious activities. You will climb Podbrdo or Apparition Hill, where on June 24th, 1981 Our Lady with a baby in her arms appeared to 6 young parishioners and keeps appearing and delivering her messages. It will be possible to ascend Mount Krizevac (Cross Mountain) and meet the Visionaries (if available). Overnight.
MEDJUGORJE - SPLIT (140km/2h)
Morning at leisure. At proper time, transfer to Split. Afternoon walking tour in the city surrounded by the well-preserved walls of the ancient Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace. Overnight in Split.
Transfer to Split airport.