Eastern Europe & Medjugorje
Eastern Europe is home to many shrines, holy sites, as well as many different cultures, languages, traditions and histories. Experience the famous story of Medjugorje yourself, one of the largest Catholic pilgrimage site in the world, where Mother Mary appeared to 6 teenagers playing in the hills in 1981.
Summary of Itinerary
Day 1: Depart from Singapore Changi Airport
Day 2: Arrival in Warsaw from connecting flight departing from Helsinki. Visitation of Warsaw, the capital of Poland.
Day 3: Visitation of the Niepokolanov (the Immaculate city built by Sr Maximilian Kolbe), Czestochowa, Jasna Gora Monastery, Treasury, the Knight’s Hall, the Refectory, Basilica of the Holy Cross, Nativity of the Virgin Mary, famous icon of the Black Madonna and the Shrine of Jasna Gora.
Day 4: Visitation of Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz (where St. Teresa Benedicta faced martyrdom and St. Maximilian Kolbe died in the Death Block), salt mine in Wieliczka.
Day 5: Visitation of Wawel Rotal Castle, the Cathedral, Krakow’s Old town, market square, Church of St. Mary Cloth Hall, City Hall Tower, Kanonicza Street (where Pope John Paul II resided in), Divine Mercy Shrine (Lagiewniki, where Saint Faustina lived and died).
Day 6: Visitation of Wadowice (birthplace of Pope John Paul II), musuem and Church of the Presentation of the Virgin Mary where he was baptised, continue on to Prague.
Day 7: Visitation of Prague, the Loretto Shrine, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Victory for the Infant Jesus of Prague, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and Town Hall.
Day 8: Depart for Vienna, visitation of Benedictine Abbey and Library.
Day 9: Visitation of Vienna, the famous ring, walk of the old town, Donners fountain, Belvedere Palace Gardens, Hofburg Palace, spanish horses training place, St. Stephen Basilica and Schonbrunn Palace.
Day 10: Depart for Budapest, enjoy Danube Bend tour. Visitation of Esztergom, Visegrád, Szentendre.
Day 11: Visitation of Budapest, Parliament Building, Castle District, Fisherman’s Bastion Matthias Church and Heroes’ Square.
Day 12: Depart Vienna for Zagreb. Visitation of Marija Bistrica and shrine.
Day 13: Depart for Medjugorje. Visitation of Diocletian Place in Split, one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites.
Day 14: Visitation of St. James Church in Medjugorje, Hill of Apparitions. Evening rosary with the local people of Medjugorje and take part in the evening Croatian mass for locals and pilgrims.
Day 15: Visitation to Siroki Birjeg and Medjugorje.
Day 16: Depart to Dubrovnik (the “Pearl of the Adriatic”), visitation of the world’s oldest pharmacies, a reactor’s Palace Monasteries, the harbour, Basilica of St. Balise.
Day 17: Transfer to airport for flight to Helsinki.
Day 18: Arrive in Singapore, home sweet home.