Medjugorje | Joe Walsh Tours

Medjugorje

Medjugorje is a special place visited by pilgrims in search of the spirituality and serenity that exists here


Six children - Ivan, Jakov, Marija, Mirjana, Vicka and Ivanka - from this small village located in the southwest of Bosnia and Herzegovina reported a series of visions of Our Lady that began on 24 June 1981 and still continue today. The St. James’s Church is the central place of worship in Medjugorje and the Apparition Hill, site of the first apparitions, is climbed by most pilgrims visiting the shrine. Along the path, a wooden cross marks the site where the Virgin made the first call to peace.

A typical Medjugorje Pilgrimage package includes:
» Direct flight from Ireland or UK to Dubrovnik or Split and return
» Return airport transfers in with guide assistance
» Hotel accommodation for the selected number of nights
» Daily breakfast and dinner
» Full programme of religious ceremonies and special masses
» Guided tours and social evenings
» Full assistance of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives

Pilgrims travelling to Medjugorje can choose from short breaks to week-long pilgrimages , all of which include a full religious programme coordinated locally by our experienced team of representatives led by Philip Ryan.

Joe Walsh Tours Team
While on pilgrimage, your group will be looked after by our highly qualified and experienced team of representatives providing local support and making sure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish when you are away from home. Our senior representative Philip Ryan has spent over 20 years living and working in Medjugorje, acquiring valuable knowledge on the pilgrimage site and its environs and an incomparable experience catering for Irish pilgrim needs. Philip and his dedicated team are always on hand to ensure you have a truly enjoyable pilgrimage.

Local Information

  • Currency: Bosnian Convertible Marka (BAM) in Bosnia & Herzegovina; Croatian Kuna (HRK) in Croatia
  • Local time: GMT +1 hour
  • Airports: Dubrovnik (DBV), Split (SPU)
  • Flight duration: 3 hours approximately
  • Transfer time: 2 hours 30 minutes approximately
  • Languages: Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian; many people speak English
  • Climate: Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and mild winters
  • Voltage: 220V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets Type F 2 pin and Type C 2 pin are used
  • Visa: not required for EU citizens; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities
  • Passport: EU passport holders travelling to Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina must have an up-to-date passport valid for travel six months beyond the date of return; non-EU citizens are advised to check with the relevant authorities

Transport & Accommodation

  • Direct flight from Ireland/UK to Dubrovnik
  • Transfer on arrival from the airport to Medjugorje with guide assistance
  • Guesthouse accommodation in Medjugorje for the selected number of nights
  • Breakfast and evening meal served each day
  • Transfer from Medjugorje to Dubrovnik Airport for return flight
  • Direct flight from Dubrovnik to Ireland/UK
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and tours
  • Assistance of Joe Walsh Tours representatives throughout the pilgrimage and at airports

Tours & Religious Programme

  • Full religious programme organised by Joe Walsh Tours
  • Introductory talk and guided tour of the Shrine
  • Guided visit to places relating to the visionaries and the Hill of Apparitions, Podbrdo
  • Morning climb to Mt. Krizevac (Cross Mountain) to follow the Way of the Cross
  • Full services of Joe Walsh Tours guides and representatives throughout the pilgrimage

Optional

  • Travel insurance €25 per person (conditions apply); please note that there is an additional insurance premium of €25 for persons aged 86 to 94 years
  • Guided excursions from Medjugorje (available to book locally; subject to minimum number of participants); see Medjugorje Excursions for details

Notes

  • Price per person sharing twin/double rooms with private facilities
  • Passengers are entitled to check in one standard piece of luggage subject to airline’s conditions
  • Prices are exclusive of taxes and charges totalling €75 unless otherwise stated
  • Single rooms are on request and supplements apply
  • A non-refundable deposit of €200 is required for booking
  • Meals where not stated and in-flight catering are not included in the price
  • Itinerary may be subject to change; E&OE
  • All bookings protected by the Commission for Aviation Regulation in Ireland (T.O. 052 | T.A. 0689) and the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK (ATOL 5163)