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  • Location:Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Medjugorje Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Since 24 of June, 1981, when six children claimed to have seen an apparition of the Virgin Mary, the town of Medjugorje has been a major pilgrimage site. This tour takes you to the spiritual and peaceful place, located near the border between Croatia and Herzegovina. Whether you’re making a pilgrimage or you’re just curious, a visit to Medjugorja is a memorable one. This guided tour takes you to Apparition Hill, where you can attend a service at St James Church, and then gives you free time to explore, eat lunch or relax. 

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Medjugorje from Dubrovnik
  • Explore one of Europe's most important pilgrimage sites
  • Learn interesting facts of the area on a guided walking tour
  • Go to the Apparition Hill and see where the Virgin Mary appeared in 1981
  • Attend a service in the beautiful St James church (optional)

What You Can Expect

Medjugorje Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Medjugorje Full-Day Trip from Dubrovnik

If you speak the local language, 'Medjugorje' simply means 'between the hills.' But for most people, it means much more. This guided tour takes you from Dubrovnik to the pilgrimage site of Medjugorje where, in 1981 some children witnessed a vision of the Virgin Mary and every since it’s been one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in the Catholic world. 

Enjoy the views of the Croatian countryside before crossing the border into Bosnia and Herzegovina during the 3-hour drive. After arriving via a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle, take a walking tour with your guide, who will regale you with interesting historical anecdotes, particularly about that one legendary day in June 1981. The town has become such a place of pilgrimage that over one million people come per year. 

Wander the area with your guide, going to Apparition Hill, where the Virgin was said to have materialized to the six children. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. The hill is somewhat steep. After, you may opt to attend a service in the Church of St James or you can relax in the placid Garden of Contemplation. 

Enjoy free time and explore the town of Medjugorje, indulge in some local food or a coffee at a restaurant and then hop back on the couch for the journey back to Dubrovnik. 

Customer Reviews

bruce.grant

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour. The guides were very good. Not that long of a trip and were lucky going through the borders as we had no delays. Highly recommend going to visit here.

rachelsalameh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

nice trip.the guide and the driver were excellent and very helpful.the trip was very well organised and interesting.

Steven W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2013

My family of 4 (2 teenagers) very much enjoyed our tour of Medjugorje. Our guide, Nicolina, was great. She narrated on the bus while we drove between Dubrovnik and Medjugorje. She was experienced and real, not canned and boring. We not only learned a lot about Medjugorje, but also about Croatia ... the history and culture. We recommend this tour!

brendan

4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed my day trip to Medugorie. The transport was punctual and the guide on the bus informative - pointing out significant landmarks and historical facts as the journey progressed. The guide at Medjugorje was excellent - very knowledgeable and willing to give each memeber of the trip time to ask personal questions. The only douwn-side was the ari-conditionaing on the minibus was not effective.

Teresita T

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2014

I will not recommend this tour to friends and relatives. We went to Croatia mostly because we wanted to visit Medjugorje. We were so disappointed that we got there late and we almost didn't catch the 10am mass. That was the primary purpose of this trip. The organizers should have anticipated the border traffic. As it was, we had to wait for some people and we got delayed. Then the first stop was too long. The guide gave us 20 minutes for coffee and toilet stop which was unnecessary.

Tony

1 star rating: I do not recommend this July 2014

Our time in Mejuggorje itself was great. We loved the knowledgeable guide and the activities at Medjugorie. once we got there. Our problem was with the logistics of the tour and "Elite" ,the transportation provider. When you book a tour of this nature, you are paying for convenience and expertise. We were told that our fee included transfer to and from our hotel door. This did not happen. We were told that this tour did not include a pick up where we we're staying, so we walked 20 minutes to their office for pick up, as we were instructed. When the tour left for Medjugorje, they drove RIGHT PAST the "Botel Dalmatia" where we were staying! The same thing happened on the return trip. We went right past the place we we were staying, and dropped EVERY OTHER PASSENGER off directly to their hotels all over the Dubrovnik area. We watched as the bus criss-crossed in every direction, at times very close to where we needed to be, and yet we waited 45 MINUTES, until we were finally dropped off at the bus terminal. In addition, it was stressed that we needed to arrive 15 minutes before the tour left because the tour started on time, so we honoured these instructions. The tour did not leave on time as we waited 10 minutes for late arriving passengers. We also had to pick up other passengers en route off, the highway, which added more time to our journey. A stop for coffee and a bathroom break added another 20 minutes to the excursion( it could have easily been 10 minutes long).We ended up being late for mass as a result. Our tour guide stressed that the border crossing into Bosnia could cause delays and make our arrival time "unpredictable" ,but there was no problem with the crossing, and was not the reason why we were late. They were the reason. The reality is this: We could have organized this trip on our own, with greater efficiency, at half the cost. We thought were paying for their convenience and expertise, but "Elite" failed miserably at both.

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