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MH Travel Agency organizes Religious Herzegovina Tour for guests who want to visit miracle place in Medjugorje, which was blessed by the apparition of St. Mary happened on 24th of May 1981. From that very moment until today pilgrims and believers from all over the world visit Medjugorje in peace and in the faith of Jesus Christ, and mother Mary, named in Medjugorje Queen of Peace.
Before we arrive in that holy place, we will visit the famous waterfalls Kravice, one of the most popular natural attractions in Herzegovina. The whole experience of West Herzegovina Canton, with its villages, landscapes, natural beauties, and spirit is very unique. Medjugorje welcomes people with an open heart, everyone who believes in love and peace as a basic foundation of human mankind. If you want to be one of them be welcome on our tour:)
Type of the tour: sightseeing and religious tour
Highlights: Waterfalls Kravice, Medjugorje, St.James Church, and Apparition Hill
Duration: 14 hours
Total length: 500 km
Language: English guided tour
8:00 departure from Budva
8:45 departure from Kotor
12:00 arrival to waterfalls Kravice
Sightseeing of waterfalls of 1 hour
13:30 arrival to Medjugorje
Visit the St. James' Parish Church of 1 hour
15:00 arrival to Apparition Hill
Visit the Summit of Apparition Hill of 2 hours
17:00 departure from Medjugorje
21:15 arrival to Kotor
22:00 arrival to Budva
NOTE: Due to COVID-19 infection restrictions, the booking is currently closed. Booking will be open as soon as the crossing on the Montenegrin-Bosnian border will establish without any travel restrictions.
Full description of the tour you can find HERE.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE START?
The tour starts at 8:00 am close to the old town of Kotor. The next pick-up is in the city of Budva close to the old town. From Kotor to Budva is only a 25 km distance. In the off-season, we need 25 minutes of the ride between the cities, but in very high season we need 45 minutes which is written in our itinerary. If guests take the private tour we will pick up them from their accommodations. Also, if guests stay in some accommodation close to our route (for example guests from Perast), we can pick them up on the main road. Pick-up location can be flexible sometimes if suits guest better than the standard one.
WHERE WE WILL GO?
We will go to the Kravice Waterfalls, City of Medjugorje, and the Apparition Hill
After we leave Kotor we will go directly to the border crossing, passing by Mountain Orjen and enjoying the amazing view of Boka Bay. We need one hour of driving to reach the border, and 2 more hours of drive via the cities of Bileća and Stolac to arrive in Waterfalls Kravice, a Park of Nature on the river Trebižat in the municipality of Ljubuski. It was created by the flow of the tuff surrounded the river. It is a natural phenomenon under the country's protection. The height of the waterfall varies from 26 to 28 meters. The water amphitheater under the waterfall has a diameter of 120 m.
Many plants such as grass, moss, and ringworm grow from the top to the bottom of the waterfall. Figs and poplars have sprung up along with the waterfall's hemp. Next to the waterfalls many mills and stood for rolling cloth were once active.
From the main entrance to reach waterfalls we need 15 minutes of going down the small hill. There is an electric train that operates in the summer season for the guests who don't want to walk, especially to go up to the exit. Waterfalls are amazing in the spring and in the autumn when the water capacity of the river is maximized. In the summer, waterfalls have 30% of their full capacity but then they become a paradise for water activities. Many tourists swimming, kayaking, and jumping into the waterfalls.
Several small beaches and a few restaurants have all the necessary facilities for visitors. We will make a short visit to the waterfalls and continue to Medjugorje.
We will continue our trip 15 km further to Medjugorje. Our first stop will be St. James' Parish Church in the center of the city, where the guests can see the statue of St. Mary- Queen of Peace, make prayer, confession, visit the church, the complex around the church and exterior altar with 5000 seats, buy some souvenirs and have lunch. The presentation on the statue of St. Mary-Queen of Peace in St. James' Paris Church is exactly in the body size and descriptions of the apparition witnesses. Our Lady of the Peace appears to be 18 to 20 years old, slender and around 165 centimeters (5 ft 5 in) tall. Her face is long and oval. She has black hair.
Her eyes are blue with delicate eyelashes and thin black eyebrows, a little nose, and rosy cheeks. She has reddish thin lips and her smile is more like some indescribable gentleness. Her simple dress is bluish-grey and falls freely all the way down to the little whitish cloud on which she is standing. Her veil is pure white and covers her head and shoulders. It also reaches down to the little cloud. She has a crown of twelve golden stars on her head. All presentations of St. Mary on souvenirs, statues, and paintings follow this description in Medjugorje.
The next step will be Apparition Hill which is located 3 km far away from the St. James Church. Hiking up the rocky path to the summit of the apparition lasts 40 minutes with average body condition. The silence is requested. Be aware that in summer can be very hot, so take some water with you, and adequate shoes.
When the first apparition happened, Medjugorje was a village in Yugoslavia, republic Bosnia, and Herzegovina. Later on, the witnesses were tested by the best world psychologists and doctors. All of them have concluded that all six visionaries are completely healthy and are not lying.
All of the visionaries have gotten numerous messages from Blessed Virgin Mary and all of them were presented to the people. The citizens of Medjugorje believe that St. Mary has chosen their place for some reason to send the people words of peace and love and faith from her Son Jesus Christ. The first witness Mirjana Dragićević Soldo says that every person who wants to visit Medjugorje is invited by St. Mary-Queen of Peace directly. She wants us to open our hearts and to guide us in the name of love. After our visit to Apparition Hill, we will be heading back to Budva and Kotor.
NOTE: We can also organize a private Religious Herzegovina Tour. If you have any special requests contact us by e-mail at email@example.com
Tour is organized by air-conditioned cars, minivans, or minibusses.
Licensed tour guide in the English language.
PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE
The entrance fee to waterfalls Kravice is 5 euro
Guests can use their own food and drink (lunch is not mandatory).
NOTE: Guests who want to bring their luggage on the tour and finish the tour in another city (Kotor or Budva) can easily do that. There is no luggage fee.
For more info about the tour and booking, contact us on e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (Viber and WhatsApp) at +38269039751
Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team