1019LH2 - Medjugorje and Italy Pilgrimage 10 days from El Paso

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Lufthansa http://bit.ly/yUhPx7

Special Package with this Trip :
International departure taxes of $212 plus current fuel surcharges of $400 are included (subject to change).

Tour Code Departure Date Cost per person
LH1019KM 10/19/2022 $3999.00
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Trip Details

Today, we depart from our home cities to connect with our overnight flight to Europe. We enjoy in-flight movies, dinner, and breakfast aloft.
This morning we arrive in Europe and board our flight to Sarajevo where we are met by our guide, then transferred to Medjugorje. Upon arrival, we proceed to our accommodation and are introduced to our host family. A light snack or dinner will be served depending on the time of arrival.
After breakfast, Holy Mass for English speaking pilgrims is at 10.00am in the church of St. James. Following mass, we enjoy an opening meeting and introduction at the shrine of Our Lady Queen of Peace. We listen to a talk by one of the Medjugorje priests on the messages of Our Lady. We visit Mostar and enjoy dinner there. After dinner we participate in the evening program.
After breakfast, we meet with our guides at the statue of Our Lady to walk through the vineyards, then to the Hill of Apparitions (Podbrdo). We hear the story of the first days of the apparitions and then climb, in prayer, to the site of the first apparition. Holy Mass. There is usually a talk by one of the visionaries on the messages of Our Lady, or a meeting with one of the parish priests. We enjoy dinner, then on to the Evening prayer program in the church.
Following our final Mass in Medjugorje, we depart over the mountains and again cross the border to Croatia. We stop in Makarska, center of the vacation area on the beautiful Croatian coast and enjoy free time for lunch on the promenade overlooking an idyllic bay. We continue along the spectacular Magistrale coast road to Split where we enjoy a short sightseeing tour, including the 3rd century Diocletian Palace and Cathedral, formerly the Mausoleum of the Emperor Diocletian. We have dinner near the port before boarding our overnight ferry to Ancona in Italy.
This morning, we arrive in Ancona where we are met and transferred to Assisi. Our first stop is in the lower town for a visit to the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, and the Portiuncula, Francis' Church of the Little Portion. We celebrate Mass here. In the Village, we begin our walking tour at the Basilica of St. Francesco with a visit to St. Francis Tomb. Afterwards, we visit the Church of St. Clare to view the crucifix that spoke to St. Francis. We pass by the famous Temple of Minerva in the Piazza del Comune. We continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
This morning, we depart Assisi and travel south to the Eternal City, Rome. This afternoon, we tour her sites, including the Roman Fora passing the Arch of Constantine, the Colosseum, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. We conclude our day at one of the Catacombs, burial place of early Christians. We celebrate Mass here and view the 2nd & 3rd century fresco paintings. Dinner and overnight at our hotel.
This morning, we make our way to St. Peter's for the Audience of Pope Francis if he is in residence. This afternoon we celebrate Mass at St. Paul Outside the Walls. Rome’s second in size only to St. Peters it is the first of our major Basilicas and the tomb of the Apostle Paul. Finally, we make our way to St. Mary Major, our second patriarchal Basilica of Rome, which we will visit this week. This is the first church dedicated to the Blessed Mother first built in the fifth century following the Council of Ephesus. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
This morning, we begin our day celebrating Mass at St. Peter’s. Afterwards, we see the treasures of the Vatican Museum. We marvel at Michelangelo's recently restored frescoes in the Sistine Chapel and the wonders of St. Peter’s. This is our third of the four major Basilicas of Rome This afternoon we visit the Church of St. Peter in Chains to view Michelangelo's possibly most celebrated sculpture, the "Moses." Next, we go to the Church of the Holy Stairs and the last of our four major Basilicas, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome. First built in the fourth century. The Basilica was the site of five ecumenical councils between the 12th and 16th centuries. The Popes resided in the Palace from the time of Constantine until 1304 when they moved to Avignon. We enjoy a tour of her treasures. We return to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
We transfer to the airport for our return flight to the U.S and our home cities with unforgettable memories to cherish always.