October 5 Wednesday DAY 1: USA/DUBROVNIK -We depart on a transatlantic flight to Dubrovnik.
October 6 Thursday DAY 2: DUBROVNIK -Arrival today at the Dubrovnik airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure to relax and become acclimated to a new time zone. You can take a walk to the Old Town also called the “Pearl of the Adriatic”. Tonight we have a welcome dinner in a typical Dalmatian restaurant with local delicacies and wine.
October 7 Friday DAY 3: DUBROVNIK -MEDJUGORJE-This morning enjoy a walking tour of “Old Dubrovnik”; starting with St. Blaze church, the Rector’s Palace, Bell Tower clock, Orlando’s Column and the Sponza Palace. You will also see the Dominican Monastery and Franciscan Monastery with it’s Pharmacy, one of the oldest in the world. After lunch on your own in one of the many small family owned restaurants along the narrow streets we depart for Medjugorje driving along the breathtaking Adriatic coast. Upon arrival in Medjugorje your host family will welcome you warmly. Attend the evening program at the St. James church before dinner. Overnight Medjugorje.
October 8 Saturday DAY 4: MEDJUGORJE-Join the English Mass, visit the Apparition Hill and climb Holy Cross Mountain. Meetings with visionaries and Father Jozo will also be scheduled if possible. In the evenings attend the recitation of the Rosary and the Healing service at the St. James church. Free time for lunch and shopping. Overnight Medjugorje.
October 9 Sunday DAY 5: MEDJUGORJE / SPLIT -Depart very early (8AM) from this peace filled heaven to Split with good memories. En route you are welcome to stop at the shrine of little Lourdes Shrine in Veprice (next to Makarska, halfway to Split). We then stop in Makarska for a quick break before arriving to Our Lady of Sinj, one of Croatia’s oldest spiritual centers. The shrine is home of the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, dating from seventeenth century. At arrival in Split, enjoy a city tour featuring the historic inner city, built around Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. See remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, its Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle and the Cathedral. Tonight we have dinner in a local «Konoba» .
October 10 Monday DAY 6: – SPLIT/TROGIR/ZADAR/PLITVICE LAKES-After breakfast, we head north along the coast to Trogir, the center of artistic activities, where scholars from around the world gather to study and paint. Then it’s on to Zadar, the oldest Slavic city on the Adriatic, once famed cultural center. We pause here for an orientation tour that includes the ruins of the Roman Forum, the Cathedral and St. Donat Church. Our journey continues as we turn inland towards the beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Overnight.
October 11 Tuesday DAY 7: PLITVICE LAKES -OUR LADY OF TRSAT-OPATIJA-Today we enjoy Plitvice National Park listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage list, the breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. After lunch we depart for Opatija, once the favorite resort of the European royalty. Enroute we stop for Holy Mass at Our Lady of Trsat, built to commemorate the transfer of the Holy House of Nazareth from Jerusalem to Loreto. We arrive Opatija late in the day. Overnight Opatija.
October 12 Wednesday DAY 8: OPATIJA- Day at leisure or take an optional day tour to the Romantic City of Venice. Optional tour to Venice by hydrofoil with Venice city tour included $ 94.00. Overnight Opatija.
October 13 Thursday DAY 9: OPATIJA/POSTOJNA/BLED-We head across the border into Slovenia to Postojna, home of one of the largest caves in Europe, Here we tour the fantastic subterranean world by miniature electric train. Afterwards, our journey continues to Bled resort area, beautifully situated in the Julian Alps. Overnight Bled.
October 14 Friday DAY 10: BLED /LJUBLJANA-Our morning sightseeing tour features the town of Bled with the lake-shore, and includes a visit to the Bled Castle, perched on a cliff high above the lake. In the afternoon we tour Ljubljana, capital of Slovenia, visiting the open-air market, the City Hall, Robba’s Fountain, the Three Bridges and the Parliament. Overnight in Ljubljana.
October 15 Saturday DAY 11: MARIJA BISTRICA-ZAGREB-We depart for Marija Bistrica We celebrate Mass at the most famous Croatian Shrine and pray Stations of the Cross, then proceed to Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia. Upon arrival in Zagreb and time permitting we have a brief sightseeing tour visiting the historic Upper Town, to see the St. Mark’s Church, the St. Catherine’s Church, the Cathedral, the Parliament and the Government Palace. Overnight Zagreb.
October 16 Sunday DAY 12: ZAGREB/USA-After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport…