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Medjugorje Catholic Pilgrimage – Full Day Tour from Sarajevo

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Catholic Pilgrimage
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12 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Min Age : 0 (suitable for anyone)
Max People : 8
Tour Overview

Medjugorje is greatest Catholic Pilgrimage site South-East Europe. Being located in the beautiful region of Herzegovina and very near Mostar, it is ideal day-tour from Sarajevo.

During the visit to Medjugore, we will attend morning 10 AM mass at the St. James church, visit blue cross and Apparition hill with some free time to “feel” this amazing “Shrine of Peace” on your own.

Medjugorje tour is beautiful chance for Catholics and all other pilgrims who want to connect and reconnect with their faith. In addition, in the afternoon we will visit the most beautiful locations in Herzegovina such as Kravice Waterfalls, Počitelj and of course, Mostar.

Departure & Return Location

Funky Tours office: Besarina Čikma 5, Old Town, Sarajevo (Google Map). Pickups available on request.

Departure Time

Daily at 7 AM (Early start to be on time for 10 AM mass. Definite departures from 1st of June until 1st of October are subject to availability.)

Inclusions

  • Experienced Tour Guide and DriverOur guides and drivers are highly exceptional in what they do.
  • All Transportation in 8 seater AC vansOpel Vivaro or Mercedes Vito vans
  • Free Pickup & Drop OffAvailable on request
  • No Tour MinimumsThis tour has no booking minimums. It is subject to availability.
  • Maximum Group Size 8 PersonsWe prefer small groups and high value personal experiences
  • Group Discounts & Seasonal PricingNavigate through our Booking Form by entering date and number of persons to get the exact quote
  • Free Cancellation24hr prior - No charge
  • All Entrance Fees Kravice Waterfalls and Mostar Museum

Exclusions

  • Lunch and other Food ExpensesTypical costs for great lunch are 8-10 EUR per person
  • TippingIn our country, tipping is not mandatory, and it depends only on guests' happiness and satisfaction :)
  • Private Tour All tours are shared, unless specifically agreed in advance

Cancellation Policy

  • 24h Prior - No Charge
Itinerary
Stop 1
10 AM Mass as St. James Church
Attend the morning English language mass at Medjugorje
Apparition Hill
Climb the Apparition Hill to the Virgin Mary Statue (walk starts from Podbrdo)
Free time in Medjugorje
Explore Medjugorje town on your own.
Lunch Break.
Stop 2
Kravice Waterfalls
Admire the nature wonder and swim
Stop 3
Počitelj
Explore the pearl of Ottoman-mediterranean architecture
Stop 4
Mostar
Mostar walking tour and free time
What to Expect
STOP 1: Medjugorje – St. James Church 10 AM mass (1h)

Morning start from Sarajevo is planned at 7 AM for a reason to make it to Medjugorje on time, for 10 AM mass.

First we take ride through suburbs of Sarajevo and after one hour, we will enter Herzegovina, beautiful mediterranean climate region of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

On the way we shall go through Konjic, Jablanica, Neretva valley together with Jablaničko Lake, and lastly through Mostar, which will be our stop in the afternoon on the return to Sarajevo.

Once we arrive to Medjugorje bit before 10 AM, we will attend 45min to 1hour English speaking mass at St. James Church. After the mass, if needed, guests will have some free at the church, before we head to Apparition Hill.

Medjugorje Mass at St. James Church
Medjugorje Mass at St. James Church
Apparition Hill (1.30-2h)

In the end of the June 1981, from 24th until 26th, at the hill called Crnica, near the place called Podbrdo, six young child have witnessed apparitions of Virgin Mary. They prayed and spoke with Our Lady.

With the messages: “I have chosen this parish in a special way and I wish to lead it.”, “Peace, peace, peace – and only peace! Peace must reign between God and man and between men!”, the hill Crnica, today called Apparition Hill has become the most important pilgrimage site for Catholics in this part of the World.

Once we arrive to Podbrdo, you will have a chance to do 20/30min hike up the hill, to the Virgin Mary statue and enjoy the “divine” and “spiritual” moments on your own. 

We are not limited by time, so time spend at the Apparition Hill depends on guests pace and decision.

After we climb down the Apparition Hill, we will have lunch at one of the local Medjugorje restaurants and offer some free time for shopping if needed.

Medjugorje Apparition Hill - Virgin Mary Statue
Medjugorje Apparition Hill - Virgin Mary Statue
STOP 2: Kravica Waterfalls near Ljubuški (1h)

Situated near Ljubuški, Trebižat river with its travertine sedimentations is today offering us unique and breathtaking attraction – Kravica waterfalls. Height range from 26-28 meters and water amphitheater of 120 meters below, plus surrounding nature of Kravica waterfalls altogether fall into unique geological monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

If you are conducting this tour in summer time (between June – September) feel free to bring along swimsuit and join us for some chilling swim, or at least to cool your feet along a good drink.

Kravice Waterfalls in Herzegovina near Mostar
Kravice Waterfalls
STOP 3: Počitelj Town (45min)

Stunningly nested above Neretva river, visit to Počitelj (“Počivati” – Bos.”to rest in peace”), with a stories of town’s development and strategic importance during its 600+ year long written history and visit to most important sites such as Hajji Alija Mosque, Clock Tower and Gavrankapetanović tower, IS A MUST, for anyone passing through or near Herzegovina region.

Unique, medieval, Ottoman era glorified, present day Ottoman-Mediterranean style designed fortress – town Počitelj, is one of the very few urban ensembles in Bosnia and Herzegovina preserved in their integrity to the present times.

Počitelj Town
Počitelj Old Town
STOP 4: Mostar (2h)

After Počitelj, 30 minute further it is time to visit amazing town of Mostar. In Mostar we will do our 1.30h walking tour, which will cover most important sites and locations in Mostar.

We focus at Mostar’s Old Bridge, Old Bazaar and Old Town, but offer stories of Mostar’s uniqueness, in regard to historical and cultural diversity.S

Story of Mostar will be about the Bridge, it’s rise and fall, and how it had risen again. You will learn about Siege of Mostar, about why it is called Mostar, about “Mostarians”. We recreate Mostar for you and with you.

Sunsets are amazing time in Mostar, so we can consider to have drink at place overlooking the bridge panorama and discuss more about everything we did today.

When Mostar is done, it is time to go back to Sarajevo, and it will be two hours journey before we are “home”.

Mostar Old Bridge and Old Town with Neretva River
Mostar Old Bridge and Old Town with Neretva River
Options to Consider
Additional options to consider to maximise your Medjugorje and Herzegovina experience

2 day tour with overnight in Medjugorje or Mostar

If you feel you need more then few hours in Medjugorje, perhaps you can consider our 2 Day tour from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik (Kotor or Split) with overnight either in Mostar or Medjugorje.

Train ride from Sarajevo to Mostar

As you might know, The Guardian listed Sarajevo to Mostar train ride, as one of the 18 of the worlds best rail journeys, and we are happy to let you know that this train ride can be beautifully integrated into our Mostar and Herzegovina day tour from Sarajevo.

Simply take a 7 AM train from Sarajevo to Čapljina and, at 9.30/9.45 AM be picked up in Čapljina by our van, which will leave from Sarajevo that morning, and all the attractions of this tour will be done in reverse order so you dont miss a thing.

We will arrange early morning pickup at your address and transfer you to the train station as well. After pickup in Čapljina we will do the reverse order of tha tour: Medjugorje > Kravice Waterfalls > Počitelj > Mostar > Sarajevo, and in that way you still get to the tour full itinerary.

Please note: You might miss 10 AM mass in Medjugorje if you decide to do train option. Čapljina train arriving station is 20min drive away from Medjugorje, and train arrival is scheduled to arrive 9.32 AM, but often can be later some 20/30 min.

In this way you get to see whole of Herzegovina region and in addition do one of the worlds most amazing train rides. Train ticket for one way ride is 7,5 EUR (14 BAM), and is paid at the spot. You will ride Talgo train (the newly bought trains for maximum comfort), where smoking inside is not allowed.

This option applies only to private trips, or shared tours if all guests agree to the same itinerary.

Sarajevo Train Ride to Mostar Scenery

C: Stay in Mostar instead going back to Sarajevo

If you are travelling from Sarajevo to Mostar or Medjugorje without intention to come back to Sarajevo, this tour is ideal way to replace bus and explore places in between and in the end of the day being dropped off at your address in Mostar without extra costs apart the tour itself.

If you need this service, please note that in your booking form.

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Gordon M

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VERY HAPPY WITH FUNKY TOURS

We arranged an independent tour with SFT in order to go to Medjegore. This was an all day tour for the three of us, which we know before hand. Actually, this was more of arranged transportation with car and driver, Salem, as opposed to a true tour. this was very acceptable with us as it allowed more time in Medjegore. Our dirver was great in telling us some basic history of Bosnia and answered all questions we asked. On our return trip, Salem, took us to an excellent restaurant that we never would have known about outside of Mostar. I made all arrangements via the internet. Excellent service!

October 8, 2013
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