Plitvice Lakes

Dalmatian Sunshine


10 days
9 nights

Day 1 • Split / Medjugorje

Arrival at the Split airport. Meeting with you tour director and driver and transfer to Medjugorje. Upon arrival in Medjugorje your host family will welcome you warmly. Attend the evening program at the St. James church before dinner. Overnight Medjugorje.

Day 2 • Medjugorje

Join the Mass, visit the Apparition Hill and climb Holy Cross Mountain. Meetings with visionaries 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 for the beautiful souvenirs by the church. Overnight Medjugorje.

Day 3 • Medjugorje / Siroki Brijeg / Tihalina

Excursion to Siroki Brijeg to visit the Fr Jozo’s orphanage and church and then continue to Tihaljina to celebrate the Mass. Tihaljina was a place of Father Jozo’s Međugorje apostolate before he was moved to Siroki Brijeg. Overnight Medjugorje.

Day 4 • Medjugorje / Sarajevo / Medjugorje

Departure early morning for Sarajevo. Duration: 3 hours
Sightseeing tour of Sarajevo, famous by its slow paced life is an excellent place for relaxing walk through the city, sipping cappuccino in one of the numerous, elegant cafeterias, and city wandering. No stress involved – guaranteed! We will visit some galleries, do sightseeing, and go to picturesque Turkish bazaar “Baš Čaršija” for a lesson in rich history. Lunch before departure to Medjugorje.

Overnight Medjugorje.

Day 5 • Medjugorje / Split

Depart very early 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, half way to Split). We then stop in Makarska for a quick break before arriving 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. Tonight we have a dinner in a local «Konoba»., and then departure to Trogir for overnight. Overnight Trogir.

Day 6 • Split / Trogir / Zadar / Plitvice Lakes

After breakfast, we head north along the coast to 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 Plitvice or Korenica.

Day 7 • Plitvice Lakes / Zagreb

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 Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Overnight Zagreb.

Day 8 • Marija Bistrica / Zagreb

We depart for Marija Bistrica, where 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.

Day 9 • Zagreb / Budapest

Drive to lovely Budapest, which straddles the Danube. The Buda Hills rises on one side of the river, housing the city’s ancient past. Pest is on the other side, modern and inviting. The two are linked with a series of elegant bridges. Start on the Pest side visiting Heroes square seeing the national Museum, then cross to the Buda side to discover the magic of the Fishermen’s Bastion, with seven towers overlooking the famous river, and view the distinctive Castle District with St. Mathias Church Overnight in Budapest.

Day 10 • Budapest

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Budapest airport for your departure flight.