Since June 1981 Our Lady has said to be appearing on a daily basis to six village children, giving countless messages to them. Healings, miracles and conversions – these have been occurring for so long. Endless streams of pilgrims over the years have come to receive these graces and return to their homelands renewed.
Dubrovnik (1 night) • Medjugorje (8 nights). Optional Pre-Tour Extension to Rome (4 nights)
On arrival we will be met and transferred to Dubrovnik with its magnificent stone walls, churches, palaces and plazas.
Dubrovnik overnight (D)
This morning we enjoy an exploration within the walls of the Old City. Visit the Basilica of St Blaise where we will celebrate Mass.
Enjoy some free time for lunch before we transfer to Medjugorje.
We travel across the border into Bosnia- Herzegovina and onto the village of Medjugorje. Prepare for a most extraordinary encounter of grace and peace for the next eight days. Here we will be welcomed by a local family in private lodgings (all rooms with ensuite). Home-cooked dinners and breakfasts will be served daily from your residence.
Medjugorje overnight (BD)
The activities here will be evenly proportioned by our guide throughout our stay to allow time for rest and personal retreat. Each evening we will be advised of the following day’s agenda, as many events in Medjugorje are spontaneous. Here are some of the highlights we hope to include:
EVENING CHURCH PROGRAMME (DAILY)
Today we travel to the airport for our homebound flight connections. (B)
Meal Code: (B) = Breakfast (L) = Lunch (D) = Dinner
Upon arrival at Rome airport we will be met and transferred to our accommodation for the remainder of the day at leisure.
Rome overnight (D)
Today we participate in the General Audience with Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square. In the afternoon, visit 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 326AD by St Helena (as a favourite of pilgrims, these steps may only be ascended on the knees).
Finally, we 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. Mass will be celebrated at one of the three Basilicas.
Rome overnight (BD)
This morning we enter into the most visited attraction in Rome – the Colosseum. In 1749, Pope Benedict XIV declared the Colosseum a sacred site, as it was a place where early Christians had been martyred. View also the Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum en route.
Journey this afternoon out to the majestic Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls. Originally consecrated in 324, the saint’s tomb is visible now under the Papal Altar. We will celebrate a wonderful Mass here as a special tribute to the Church’s greatest evangelist.
Continue then to the ancient Catacombs for a memorable guided tour to marvel at these underground burial tunnels for Christians and Hebrews.
Rome overnight (BD)
Commence our day with a spectacular Mass at St Peter’s Basilica. We then enjoy an informative exploration of this awe-inspiring church, the largest in the world. Our guided tour will feature among other highlights Michelangelo’s stunning Pieta, the tomb of Pope St John Paul II, the great Confessional and the Crypt containing the tombs of several Popes.
We then come to the nearby Vatican Museums. Wander the spectacular chambers leading to the Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo’s masterpieces, including the magnificent fresco of the Last Judgment.
Some free time will be afforded this afternoon to discover the sights of Rome. Strolling through the streets is like walking through the pages of a history book. Indulge in a gelato or enjoy a coffee while absorbing and admiring the history of this ancient city. Marvel at the Pantheon or visit the Church of St Ignatius with its amazing ceiling painted to look like a dome.
This evening we will celebrate our final night in Rome at a traditional trattoria.
Rome Overnight (BD)
Today we depart Rome for Croatia. On arrival we will be met and transferred to Dubrovnik with its magnificent stone walls, churches, palaces and plazas.
Dubrovnik overnight (BD)
|STARTS||Sat 15 Oct 2022 Dubrovnik|
|FINISHES||Mon 24 Oct Sarajevo|
|TOUR COST||AUD $3350 (twin share) *|
|SINGLE ROOM||AUD $730 Supplement|
|PREPAID TIPS||$14 per person / per day|
|STARTS||Tuesday 11 Oct 2022|
|JOINS GROUP||Saturday 15 Oct 2022|
|TOUR COST||AUD 1790 (twin share)*|
|SINGLE ROOM||AUD $260 Supplement|
|PREPAID TIPS||$14 per person / per day|
|Includes flight Rome to Dubrovnik|
|COMBINED ROME & MEDJUGORJE COST|
|TOUR COST||AUD $5140 (twin share) *|
|SINGLE ROOM||AUD $990 Supplement|
* Costs are for tour only and without international airfares. Prices may be subject to change in the event of significant exchange rate variations, hotel & service changes or minimum group size factors beyond Harvest’s control. Refer to Harvest Terms & Conditions for more details.
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