time 8 Days / 6 Nights


The red-roofed village of Marija Bistrica on the slopes of Medvednica mountain in Krapina-Zagorje county is the largest and most important pilgrimage site in Croatia. The focus of interest is the parish church which has a 16th-century wooden statue of the Madonna called "Our Lady of Bistrica". The statue is believed to have miraculous powers as it was not destroyed during later attacks by the Turks. The shrine in this scenic village attracts up to 800,000 visitors a year, many of whom mount the "Way of the Cross" behind the church. This arrangement of 14 stations of the cross is adorned with sculptures created by Croatian artists and leads to Calvary Hill. Even with all the attention it receives, the shrine's biggest celebration occurred in 1998 when Pope John Paul II visited to beatify Croatian Archbishop Stepinac. 

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  • Round-Trip Air: USA –Zagreb & Dubrovnik – USA 

  • Meet and Assist by your Perillo Tours Representative 

  • Private deluxe air-conditioned motor coach with an English speaking Catholic guide 

  • Choice of  4 or 5 star hotels throughout  

  • Breakfast and dinner daily  

  • Celebrate mass daily 

  • 5 Days of sightseeing tours throughout 

  • Entrance fees 

  • Porterage of 1 suitcase per person 

  • Hotel taxes and service charges 

  • Group transfers

  • USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program 

This itinerary may be modified to the specific requirements of your group 

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Occasionally local religious and national holidays, weather, traffic conditions and other events may necessitate changes in the sequence of events or the missing of certain events/places. Though every effort will be made to follow the itinerary, it should be considered as an indication, rather than a contract of events and places to be visited. 

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