Day 1: ZAGREB
Upon arrival in Zagreb, transfer from the airport to your hotel. Dinner and overnight
Day 2: ZAGREB – MARIJA BISTRICA – ZAGREB (100 km)
After breakfast, a city tour of Zagreb including the Upper Town, historical centre, St. Mark’s Church with a recognizable multi-coloured roof, Cathedral, Croatian National Theatre and University.
Later on, we head towards Marija Bistrica, a famous place of pilgrimage and the biggest Croatian parish fete site. Catholic faith has deep roots in the Croatian history and Mother Mary (called a Queen of all Croats) is specially honoured. The main pilgrimage site here is the parish chuch of St. Peter with a miraculous gothic sculpture of Mother Mary of Bistrica with a child dating from the 16th century. This church became a Croatian sanctuary in 1715 by the Parliament decision. On October 3, 1998, Pope John Paul II visited Marija Bistrica and beatified the Croatian Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac.Return to Zagreb.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: ZAGREB – PLITVICE – SINJ – SPLIT (390 km)
After breakfast, departure for the Plitvice National Park, a natural phenomenon of 16 terraced lakes surrounded by thickly wooded mountains. This most famous national park in Croatia was enlisted among UNESCO’s World Natural Heritage Sites in 1979. After a sightseeing tour of the lakes we leave towards Sinj. Visit of the biggest Virgin Mary`s sanctuary in Dalmatia, only 35 km from Split.
The It is believed that the Virgin Mary saved the town Sinj from the Turcs in the 18th century ahen they tried to besiege the town. After a long and hard battle the Turcs withdrawed and the liberation was assigned to the Virgin Mary.
Dinner and overnight in Split or the area.
Day 4: SPLIT – MEDJUGORJE (150 km)
After breakfast, a sightseeing tour of Split, including Diocletian’s Palace, Cellars and the Cathedral. Then we continue our journey via Vrgorac towards Međugorje, one of the most visited places of pilgrimage among Catholics. In 1981 a group of children saw and spoke to Mother Mary for the first time on a hill above Međugorje which is today called the Apparition Hill. Dinner and overnight at private pension of the 1st category.
After breakfast departure for Vepric nearby Makarska. Vepric is a Saint Mary`s sanctuary which was founded in 1908 by the bishop Juraj Caric. Makarska is very proud with this sanctuary which resembels to Lourdes. It comprises of a cave with the statue of Saint Mary, chapel, altar, etc…
Dinner and overnight at the hotel on Makarska riviera.
Day 7: MAKARSKA – SPLIT (60 km)
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the Split airport for the return flight home.