Afternoon departure from Ottawa or Montreal to Split.
Split - Medjugorje
Afternoon arrival in Split. We are transfer by bus to Medjugorje. Time for rest, Mass, dinner and overnight.
Full day in Medjugorje. Time to visit Apparition Mountain, the Stations of the Cross and pray at “Blue Cross”, a place of great healings and graces. Mass, time for individual prayer, dinner and overnight.
Medjugorje - Mostar (opt)
Another full day in Medjugorje. You may climb the Cross Mountain or have time for individual prayer. For those interested an optional trip to Mostar, a picturesque Bosnian town famous for its 16th century bridge. We also visit the impressive Kravica waterfalls (optional) before returning to Medjugorje for dinner and overnight.
Medjugorje - Zagreb
This morning we travel to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. Upon arrival our tour of Zagreb takes us to the 1000-year old Gornji grad (Upper Town) with the Presidential Palace, the iconic St Mark’s Church, the Croatian parliament (Sabor) and the 19th century Dolnji grad (Lower Town). Dinner and overnight.
Zagreb - Tihany - Budapest
After breakfast we travel to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. En route we visit a magnificent monastery in Tihany on Balaton Lake. Upon arrival in Budapest dinner and overnight.
Our tour of Budapest includes views of the 13th century Matthias Church, the Citadel on Mt. Gellert, the Royal Castle, the Parliament, Hero’s Square and the St. Stephen Basilica. Evening dinner cruise on the river Danube. Dinner and overnight.
Today we travel to Zakopane, Poland’s “winter capital”. We cross through Slovakia, a picturesque mountainous country of Central Europe. En route we stop in Banska Bystrica for Mass and some free time. Continue to Zakopane for dinner and overtime.
Wieliczka - Krakow
Zakopane is a lively resort and the best-known mountainous town surrounded by Tatra mountains. Our tour of the resort includes walk along famous Krupowki Street with views of wooden houses and churches in Zakopane’s architecture style. After Mass we travel to the world-famous salt mines in Wieliczka. Continue to Krakow for dinner and overnight.
Czestochowa - Auschwitz
This morning we travel to Czestochowa – the site of Poland’s greatest shrine – Our Lady of Czestochowa, also known as the “Black Madonna”, a pilgrimage destination that goes back to the 14th century. We venerate the priceless and miraculous icon. Continue to Auschwitz, the notorious Nazi concentration camp. We visit a cell in which St. Maximilian Kolbe died and also the Martyrdom Museum recalling the horrors of the Holocaust. Return to Krakow for dinner and overnight.
This morning we visit Lagiewniki – world known as “Divine Mercy Shrine”. This is where St. Faustyna had had numerous visions of Christ, who told her to keep a diary of their encounters, during which he spoke to her of the Divine Mercy. We visit the convent of St. Faustyna, her tomb and relics. After lunch we explore Krakow’s Old Town. We visit the Market Square where we hear the silver trumpet of the bugler from the tower of St. Mary’s Church. Many of the buildings in the Old Town are over 700 years old and include marvels such as the Town Hall Tower, the Cloth Hall and most of all the Wawel Royal Castle. Some free time for leisure before returning to hotel for dinner and overnight.
Departure to Canada
Today we are transferred to the airport for a flight to Montreal or Ottawa. Evening arrival.
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