Shore Excursion Details

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

Split, Croatia

Medjugorje Pilgrimage

DETAILS

  • 81/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal
  • Accessibility
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Passport

After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a leisurely, 3-hour drive south and across the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina. Upon arriving in Medjugorje, whose name means “between the hills,” you will discover how this small parish became a famed pilgrimage site.


It started in 1981 in an area now called Apparition Hill, where several children reportedly saw a vision of the Virgin Mary. Over time, the apparition is said to have delivered messages to the villagers, performed miraculous healing and continued to communicate with the original group of children, even though many of them moved away and had families.


Although the Roman Catholic Church has neither validated nor denounced the apparition as false, interest in Medjugorje continues to grow. Many pilgrims claim to have found faith and great peace here. As you explore Medjugorje, you will see numerous crosses, bronze reliefs and rosaries, some left by pilgrims to confirm their belief in the apparition.


You will also visit the St. James Parish Church, where pilgrims from all over the world often gather to pray. The apparition reportedly appeared in the church several times, either above the altar, in the choir loft or in one of the bell towers.


After visiting the church, you will enjoy lunch and free time to explore the parish further before driving back to the pier.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour includes approximately 2 hours of easy to moderate walking/standing that includes some uneven surfaces and steps to negotiate. The tour is available to wheelchair guests who have a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have an able-bodied companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Weather appropriate clothing (knees and shoulders must be covered when visiting religious sites); sun cap; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. As this tour travels into Bosnia and Herzegovina, participants must bring their passports with them on this excursion.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

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    Easy
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    Moderate
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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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