Pilgrimage Overview:

  • Pilgrimage Chaplain:

    Fr. Jerry Orbos S.V.D.

  • Departure Date:

    October 10, 2017

  • Countries:

    Austria, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pilgrimage Highlights

Vienna

Vienna is the capital of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. It is by far the largest...

Vienna is the capital of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. It is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic and political center.

Vienna is regarded as the “City of Music” because of its musical legacy of the great age of Viennese Classicism. Many notable musicians were born in Vienna, including: Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Falco, Franz Schubert, Gerhard Potuznik, Louie Austen, Arnold Schönberg, and Fritz Kreisler.

The Historic center of Vienna is rich in architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

Split

Split is the second largest city in Croatia. The city was originally built around the Diocletian palace (a palace and...

Split is the second largest city in Croatia. The city was originally built around the Diocletian palace (a palace and fort built for the retired Roman emperor, Diocletian) where the locals sought refuge centuries ago. Split has a unique setting. Its dramatic coastal mountains act as the perfect backdrop to the turquoise waters of the Adriatic.

In 1979, the historic center of Split was included into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Split is said to be one of the centers of Croatian culture. Its literary tradition can be traced to medieval times.

Bol

Bol is a city in Dalmatia. Situated in a secluded place, on the southern coast of Brac, Bol is the...

Bol is a city in Dalmatia. Situated in a secluded place, on the southern coast of Brac, Bol is the oldest town of Brac and one of the most famous seaside resorts of the Adriatic.

Bol has some beautiful historic buildings, including the ancient monastery and houses built by the Venetian rulers. The main thing to see is the idyllic views at every turn. It fascinates with crystal clear water, wonderful nature and the virgin beauty of the stony island houses the Croatian poet Tin Ujevic sung about.

Stari Grad

Curving around a pretty bay, Stari Grad is one of Croatia’s oldest towns, dating back to 385BC when it was...

Curving around a pretty bay, Stari Grad is one of Croatia’s oldest towns, dating back to 385BC when it was a Greek colony called Pharos. You’ll see the name on innumerable street signs and businesses around town. Although there’s not much for beach buffs, Stari Grad is a peaceful place with several interesting sights. Plus, it’s right on the edge of  the Stari Grad Plain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and makes an excellent base to visit the site.

Hvar

The island of Hvar is the Queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It is famous because of its important strategic...

The island of Hvar is the Queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It is famous because of its important strategic and nautical position. Thanks to the mild climate, the warm winters and pleasant summers, Hvar receives many guests, scientists and travelers who are attracted by the dense Mediterranean nature, rich tradition and architecture, and nightlife.

Hvar has celebrated 140 years of organized tourism, and today it is considered to be one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.

Vis

Vis is one of the Dalmatian islands in Croatia. It is an historic and beautiful island, laying further from the...

Vis is one of the Dalmatian islands in Croatia. It is an historic and beautiful island, laying further from the mainland than other more famous islands such as Hvar, whilst still easy to reach. Its main town is its namesake, also called Vis. Through the years, Vis has been part of almost all the empires and civilizations in this part of the world – British, Venetian, Ottoman, Yugoslav, Italian, etc. – due to its geographic position. Yugoslavia’s most famous leader Tito was ordered to hide here by Churchill. Nowadays, there is a relaxed and beautiful island that is a great getaway from the larger cities that connect Vis with the mainland.

The island has plenty of superb beaches. Most of them are peaceful even in full season. In general, the seafront is not overly exploited and looks really natural.

Vela Luka

Vela Luka is a small town and a municipality in Dubrovnik-Neretva County in southern Dalmatia, Croatia. The town is located...

Vela Luka is a small town and a municipality in Dubrovnik-Neretva County in southern Dalmatia, Croatia. The town is located on the western side of the island of Korcula at the bottom of a wide bay which has many indented coves.

The town of Vela Luka is an oasis of Dalmatia and Mediterranean influences: mild climate, unpolluted sea and air, olive groves, fig trees and tuneful melodies. Vela Luka is surrounded by the richness and beauty of nature. It is the second largest settlement on the Adriatic islands, a safe harbor for seafarers.

Korcula

Korcula is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in Southern Dalmatia, near Dubrovnik. According to some sources, Marco Polo may...

Korcula is an island in the Adriatic Sea, in Southern Dalmatia, near Dubrovnik. According to some sources, Marco Polo may have been born here. The island is known for its dense forest and the ancient Greeks called the island Black Korcula for this reason.

 

The main resorts are Korcula Town (people call it “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses), Vela Luka and Lumbarda. There’s also smaller towns and villages dotted around on the island for those looking for a more secluded holiday.

 

Korcula is one of Croatia’s most treasured islands, although, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, not quite as popular as some of its slightly more northern counterparts, such as Brac and Hvar. This may be because the island is a little further away to get to (both from Split or Dubrovnik) and some of the most convenient ferry services to the island only run in the summer. On one hand, of course, this is somewhat of a shame, but on the other, this means you have fewer crowds and can enjoy the island more!

Mljet is one of the most seductive of all the Adriatic islands. Much of the island is covered by forests...

Mljet is one of the most seductive of all the Adriatic islands. Much of the island is covered by forests and the rest is dotted with fields, vineyards and small villages. The western tip contains Mljet National Park, where the lush vegetation, pine forests and spectacular saltwater lakes are exceptionally scenic. It’s an unspoilt oasis of tranquillity that, according to legend, captivated Odysseus for seven years

The highlight and the most unusual feature of Mljet National Park is the two inland salt water lakes–Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero–connected to the sea by a narrow canal. You can stroll along the lakes on paths shaded by pine trees, bicycle through the park, rent a kayak to paddle the lakes or simply swim the clear, blue water. In the middle of Veliko Jezero is the tiny islet of Sv Marija which contains a former Benedictine monastery dating from the 12th century. It’s now a restaurant, accessible by regularly scheduled small boats.

Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is...

Dubrovnik is a stunningly intact walled city on the Adriatic Sea coast in the extreme south of Croatia. It is the proudest feather in Croatia’s tourist cap, an elite destination and one of the most beautiful towns in the Mediterranean.  Dubbed as the Pearl of the Adriatic, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979.

Home to many notable poets, playwrights, painters, mathematicians, physicists and other scholars, Dubrovnik was one of the centers of the development of the Croatian language and literature.

Medjugorje

Medjugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name Medjugorje literally means “between mountains.”...

Medjugorje is a town located in the Herzegovina region of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The name Medjugorje literally means “between mountains.” It has a mild Mediterranean climate.

On June 25, 1981, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to six children in the mountain village of Medjugorje. To this day, the Blessed Virgin Mary is coming and giving messages to the world through these 6 people (known as visionaries): Ivanka,Mirjana, Vicka, Maria, Ivan and Jacov. She tells us that God has sent Her to our world, and these years she is spending with us are a time of Grace granted by God. The Blessed Virgin Mary comes with a mission of peace and love and urges us to return to God with all our hearts.

The place is now a popular site of religious pilgrimages.

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip economy airfare
  • Roundtrip airport and departure transfers
  • 4* hotel accommodation in Vienna on twin sharing basis
  • 7 Nights Adriatic Cruise on board M/S Prestige
  • First class pension house accommodation inMedjugorje
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (B – Hot/Cold buffet breakfast; L – Lunch; D – Dinner)
  • Land transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach
  • Sightseeing tours as specified in the program with a localEnglish-speaking guide
  • Services of a Cruise Manager
  • Services of a Pilgrimage Chaplain and Filipino Tour Leaderall throughout the tour
  • Porterage of one (1) piece of luggage at hotels (subject to availability)

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About Your Pilgrimage

Would you like to take some time to relax and renew your spirit? Join a 16-day Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Medjugorje with Vienna and Adriatic Cruise with Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD leaving on October 10, 2017. On pilgrimage, be inspired by the homilies and nuggets of wisdom of Fr. Jerry Orbos; encounter God’s grace through every person you will meet; and be awed by the beauty of nature and culture of the places you will visit.

Begin your pilgrimage in Vienna, Austria’s capital and Europe’s seat of culture. The city’s metropolitan charm, vibrancy and flair will undoubtedly captivate you. Travel to Split where you will begin your 7-night exclusive chartered Adriatic cruise. Discover the idyllic Croatian archipelago and Dalmatian Coast from Split to Dubrovnik. Experience a special prayer retreat to be led by Fr. Jerry Orbos during the cruise. It is the perfect combination of prayers, bonding time, adventure and relaxation on board a deluxe vessel equipped with modern facilities to give you utmost comfort, all onboard a cruise exclusive to the pilgrimage group.

Wind down your pilgrimage in Medjugorje, a special place frequented by pilgrims in search of the spirituality and serenity that exists here. Climb the Apparition Hill, where Our Lady first appeared to the visionaries. Along the path, a wooden cross marks the site where Our Lady of Medjugorje made the first call to peace. Pray before the True Cross of Jesus on the Krizevac Mountain, where a relic from the original cross of Christ was built into this cross.

Join a 16-day Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Medjugorje plus Vienna and Adriatic Cruise with Fr. Jerry Orbos, SVD leaving on October 10, 2017. Take advantage of this opportunity to experience the best of both worlds — a spiritually enriching experience while exploring stunningly beautiful places — a once in a lifetime experience.

Things We Love

  • The peaceful and spiritual ambience in Medjugorje.
  • Meditate and pray with fellow pilgrims in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the Church of St. James in Medjugorje.
  • Indulge yourself in Dubrovnik’s gastronomic delights where fresh local seafood tops the menu!
  • Bond with newfound friends while on pilgrimage.
  • Experience being united with the world in prayer at Medjugorje as you pray the rosary in many different languages at the same time.

Things To Do

  • CONFESSION

    Avail of the Sacrament of Reconciliation while in Medjugorje. Many numbers of priests are available to hear Confession in different languages.

  • CLIMB

    Climb the Apparition Mountain of Mount Podbrdo in Medjugorje. It is a steep and rock strewn path that ascends to the actual locations where Our Lady of Medjugorje appears.

  • SUNSET

    Watch the sunset in Dubrovnik. No wonder it’s world-renowned for its beauty!

  • RELAX

    Enjoy first class accommodations for your exclusive Adriatic cruise, a perfect time to relax and recharge your energy.

  • ENJOY

    Viennese coffee houses (Wiener Kaffeehaus) are world famous. Enjoy a cup of coffee with a slice of Apfelstrudel (apple strudel) in one of Vienna’s coffee houses on your visit to Vienna in Austria.

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Why Join Us?

Spiritually focused journeys
Friendly and bonded groups
Insightful pilgrimage chaplains
Senior citizen friendly

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Visa Requirements

  • Passport with six (6) months validity from date of departure with previous passports
  • Visa Application Form
  • Two (2) pcs. passport-size pictures with white background
  • Original and Photocopy of Latest Income Tax Return
  • Original Bank Certificate (both Pesos and/or U.S.Dollars)
  • Photocopy of bank book or bank statements for (6) six months
  • Original and Photocopy of Business Registration (if in business)
  • Original Employment Certificate (if employed)
  • Photocopy of International Credit Cards (if available)
  • Travel Insurance with minimum coverarage of Php2.5 Million (valid for 30 days)
  • Affidavit of Support and Consent (signed and notarized by sponsor if financially incapable)
  • If married, copy of Authenticated Marriage Contract
  • Copy of hotel voucher (to be supplied by ERI)
  • Personal appearance by the applicant

PROCESSING TIME: 15 – 30 days
VISA FEE: Php 7,000.00 *
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