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Pilgrimage to Ludbreg and Medjugorje with Nives Jelich


Take a trip to Ludbreg with Nives Jelich and Queen Of Peace Travel
  • August 31 – September 11, 2017
  • From John F Kennedy Airport in NY
    (with upgrades available as per
    206 Tours Airport add on)
  • Cost is based on a minimum of 20 paid passengers
  • $3,099 per person dbl
  • $299 per person single supplement
  • Trip length is 12 Days
Sample Daily Itinerary
  • Day 1 | Aug 31 – Depart USA
    Make your way to your local airport where you will board your overnight flight. Your meals are served on board.
  • Day 2 | Sep 1 – Arrive Zagreb – Travel to Velika Gorica
    Upon arrival in Europe, change gates to board your short connection flight to Zagreb airport. Upon arrival in Zagreb collect your luggage in the baggage claim area, and continue to the arrival hall where you will be greeted by a tour guide and/or driver, who will take you to your hotel in Velika Gorica.
    Enjoy dinner before retiring for the evening.
  • Day 3 | Sep 2 – Velika Gorica – Marija Bistrica – Ludbreg
    After breakfast, we will enjoy an excursion to Marija Bistrica. Marija Bistrica is the Croatian National Shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The statue of Our Lady is from the 15th Century and it was standing in the church of the town Vinski Vrh. During Turkish aggression it was moved to Marija Bistrica and was walled up in one window. The statue was found in 1664 and after that numerous pilgrimages has started to Marija Bistrica. In 1923 Pope Pius XI granted the church the status of a minor basilica and in 1935 the archbishop of Zagreb Ante Bauer crowned the statue as Our Lady Queen of Croatia. In 1971 the place was proclaimed a Croatian National Shrine. There are also beautiful stations of the cross in the shrine. Pope John Paul II visited Marija Bistrica 1998. Marija Bistrica with Nives Jelich and Queen Of Peace Travel
    We will continue on to Ludbreg.
  • Day 4 | Sep 3 – Ludbreg for National Feast of Most Precious Blood***
    Today, we celebrate the Croatian National Feast of the Most Precious Blood. The miracle occurred in 1411 when the local priest celebrated Holy mass. During the mass the priest had doubts that in the chalice is really the precious blood and body of Jesus. Procession in Ludbreg, with Nives Jelich and Queen Of Peace Travel At the time when the priest breaks the host in three parts, the priest noticed that there was a real blood in the chalice. Pope Julius II sent delegation twice to Ludbreg who got the testimonies of locals about the miraculous healings. Because Pope Julius II wanted to see the relic, it was sent to Rome and Pope permitted the public adoration of the relic. The Pope Leon X carried the relic in the priest procession in Rome and sent it back to Ludbreg. Since then Ludbreg was proclaimed a shrine. During the visit the group can see the relic.
  • Day 5 | Sep 4 – Ludbreg – Zagreb - Gorica
    This morning we will depart for a tour of Zagreb – capital city of Croatia. We return to our first hotel in Gorica.
  • Day 6 | Sep 5 – Gorica – Plitvice - Medjugorje
    This morning, we depart along the Adriatic Coast to the village of Medjugorje. Pending availability, we will visit Plitvice National Park listed in UNESCO's World Heritage list, with breathtaking scenery of this natural wonder of 16 terraced lakes, surrounded by thickly wooded mountains and lush vegetation. Upon arrival Medjugorje, enjoy dinner before retiring for the evening.
  • Days 7 – 11 | Sep 6 - 10 – Experiencing Medjugorje
    The most beautiful feature of Medjugorje is its simplicity, and its peace. While in Medjugorje, you will have the opportunity to experience your faith grow, and share in the faith journey of pilgrims from all over the world. The local guide will accompany your group throughout your stay in the village.
  • Some activities that will accompany you in your spiritual journey:
    Our accomodations are with Jelka in Medjugorje
    • Attend Daily Mass: Each morning, at 10:00A.M, your group will assemble at St. James Church for Mass (English-Speaking). At the end of each Mass, regardless of language, there is a blessing of the religious articles that you have with you.
    • On Feast Days, and Sundays: English Mass is at Noon
    • Climb Apparition Hill: This mountainous hill is where the visionaries first encountered Our Lady. Also, at the base of this hill is a Blue Cross, where it is said Our Lady appeared to the children while they hid from the communist police in the early days of the alleged apparitions. When climbing, your group is invited to recite the Rosary, pausing five times for each decade of the Rosary. At the top of the hill, you will witness the exact location of the first alleged apparition of Our Lady to the visionaries, and enjoy private time in prayer.
    • Climb Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain): In 1933, the villagers built a 30’ high cross atop a mountain to commemorate Jesus’ passion and death on the cross. Your group will have the opportunity to climb this mountain, and venerate that very cross. When climbing, your group is invited to pray the Stations of the Cross (to meditate on Jesus’ suffering Road to Calvary), pausing fifteen times for each Station.
    • Apparitions: Each evening at 5PM or 6PM daylight savings time, your group will join the villagers and fellow pilgrims of Medjugorje in saying the Rosary as all anxiously await the alleged arrival of Our Lady to the visionaries. Following the apparition, at 6:40P.M (5:40 P.M. during Daylight Savings Time), feel free to stay at St. James Church and attend the Croatian Mass. Following the Croatian Mass, there is a Blessing of the Sick.
    • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Our Lady has always called us to be close to her Son. For this, you will have the opportunity to adore the Blessed Sacrament at the outside altar of St. James Church. Adoration is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays; Veneration of the Cross is held on Fridays inside the church. Additionally, there is an Adoration Chapel on the grounds of St. James Church. Adoration is held here in the afternoon hours.
    • Meetings with the Visionaries: Pending their availability, your guide will arrange meetings with the visionaries at their homes.
    • Visit to the Community of Cenacolo: You will have the opportunity to visit the community of Cenacolo, founded by the Sisters of Charity, for young men and women who have taken a wrong path and are on the road to recovery. You will be able to listen to their inspirational words about their journeys back to Jesus Christ.
    • Prayer at the Statue of the Risen Christ: Located on the grounds of St. James Church, is the bronze statue of the Risen Christ. Many pilgrims sit and pray on the benches surrounding this peaceful statue. This statue miraculously seeps droplets of water at all times of the day, out of Christ’s right knee.
  • Day 12 | Sep 11 - Medjugorje - Home
    After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by motor coach for Dubrovnik Airport (Split or Sarajevo) for return flights home.
  • OR - Optional 4 night Post Stay
    • Days 12 - 15 | Sep 11-14th - Medjugorje
      While in Medjugorje, you will have the opportunity to experience your faith grw, and share in the faith jou8rney of pilgrims from all over the world. Enjoy time on your own for reflection.
    • Days 16 | Sep 15th - Medjugorje - Home
      After an early breakfast and heartfelt farewells, we leave by motor coach for Dubrovnik Airport (Split or Sarajevo) for return flights home.