MH Travel Agency organizes English-speaking shared or private Religious Herzegovina Tour from Kotor, Budva for guests who want to visit the famous waterfalls Kravice and the pilgrim's place in Medjugorje from the 1st of April to the 1st of November (except August).The tour is not exclusively only for our guests. Anyone can book it, and it is organized every Thursday if the minimum group of 10 passengers is reached. Private tours can depart any day.Look at the overview, highlights, itinerary, video presentation, photo gallery, terms, and conditions of the tour. If you like to take a seat on it you can easily make an online reservation, using the button BOOK NOW!
RELIGIOUS HERZEGOVINA TOUR WITH MH TRAVEL AGENCY
DAILY EXCURSION FROMMONTENEGRO TO HERZEGOVINA...DEPARTURES FROMKOTOR AND BUDVA...HIGHLIGHTS:WATERFALLS KRAVICE, MEDJUGORJE, AND POCITELJ...DURATION: 14 HOURS...TICKET PRICE€55.00 (FROM KOTOR), €60.00 (FROM BUDVA)
Medjugorje was blessed by the apparition of St. Mary that happened on the 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 as Queen of Peace. Before we arrive in that holy place, we will visit the famous waterfalls of Kravice, one of the most popular natural attractions in Herzegovina, and on our way back we will stop in the beautiful Ottoman settlement Pocitelj. 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, come on our tour. Welcome!
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE START?
The tour starts at 8:00 am from Budva. The next pick-up is in the city of Kotor. 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 the 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.
The departure point in Kotor is from the ECO PETROL gas station next to the main bus station. The departure point in Budva is from the ECO PETROL gas station next to the hotel Slovenska Plaža
NOTE: MH Travel Agency is the only one that organizes the Herzegovina with visiting of 3 cities departures from Kotor, and Budva, so guests should be aware that a tour can last up to 14-15 hours. Because of that, it is not recommended for small kids.
WHERE WE WILL GO?
We will go to the Kravice Waterfalls, the City of Medjugorje, the Apparition Hill, and Pocitelj
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 driving via the cities of Bileća and Stolac to arrive at Waterfalls Kravice, a Park of Nature on the river Trebižat in the municipality of Ljubuski. It was created by the flow of the tuff surrounding 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 are many mills and "stupas" for rolling cloth were once active. Stupa or Valjarica are primitive wooden machines driven by the power of water (like water mills), in which very coarse cloth was produced by rolling and compacting (beating) wool, with a constant flow of alkaline water (wet process).
From the main entrance to reach the waterfalls, we need 15 minutes of going down the small hill. There is an electric train that operates in the summer season for 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 swim and jump into the waterfalls, or take a kayak to be close to the falls.
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 prayers, and confessions, 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' Parish Church. Hiking up the rocky path to the summit of the apparition lasts 40 minutes with average body condition. Silence is requested. Be aware that 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, a republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The apparition of the Virgin Mary was seen by six children of witnesses. 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 the 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.
Počitelj is 20 km from Medjugorje and is a real historical pearl, consisting of a fortress, a tower, and about a hundred houses built in the Ottoman style from the 15th and 16th centuries. After a half-hour tour of Počitelje, we head back to Kotor and Budva. We will carefully monitor the situation at the border and in the event that there is a wait at the border for more than an hour, we will start the tour an hour earlier.
The tour is organized by middle-class air-conditioned cars or minibusses. Our tour to Herzegovina goes to the border crossing Vraćenovići (MNE)/ Deleuša (BIH), and Ilino Brdo(MNE)/ Klobuk (BIH). Bosnia and Herzegovina is not part of the European Union, so the Schengen Visa is not required.
The price of the private tour is per car, not per person. The maximum number of guests in the car is 4. The private tour from Budva costs 240 euros, and from Kotor is 220 euros. Private tours can depart any day.
We give a discount for groups of more than 10 people.
Licensed tour guide in the English language.
THE PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE
The entrance fee to waterfalls Kravice is 10 euros
Guests can use their own food and drink (breakfast and lunch are 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, in the case that we will have guests from all 2 cities on the tour. There is no luggage fee.
WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE RELIGIOUS HERZEGOVINA TOUR
MORE PHOTOS OF THE RELIGIOUS HERZEGOVINA TOUR CAN SEEHERE.
BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Tour tickets can be bought online via the BOOK NOW! option, or directly at the reception of Montenegro Hostel B&B Budva (address: Vuka Karadzica 12, located in the old town of Budva GPS Latitude 42,278238 Longitude 18,837430). and Montenegro Hostel B&B Kotor (address: Stari Grad 333, located in the old town of Kotor GPS Latitude 42,424562 Longitude 18,771051). The last online booking can be made until 21:00 (9 pm) the day before departure. After that time, the ticket can only be purchased at the hostel's reception until 22:00 (10 pm) the day before departure.
Hope you will enjoy our tour:)
MH Travel Agency Team
TERMS & CONDITIONS
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1. BOOKING AND PAYMENT
Purchasing tickets for tours is possible electronically by completing the online form on our site. Reservations are only possible by paying the entire amount on our website before departure. After we receive the entire amount we will send you the confirmation of reservation and the voucher that consists of the details of the relevant arrangements (details of the host, guest details, date of arrival and departure, and also other services that the guest has paid). The payment can be made by credit card (Visa, Master...), (the agency bears the bank charges). By making the payment of the reservation the client certifies that he/she is completely familiarized with all the details and conditions under which the reservation of the accommodation service is provided. By making the payment all the conditions and terms specified in this contract become a legal obligation for both the client and the Agency.
2. CHANGES AND CANCELLATIONS BY CLIENT
If the client wants to cancel the reservation, the client must submit the request in written form by e-mail.
Online purchased tour tickets are possible to cancel free of charge up to 7 days before departure, only in the case that the transfer is still not confirmed and the money funds are only authorized, not fully charged.
If the minimum group is reached after the booking, when the customer automatically gets the online ticket and the ticket is fully charged, then the cancelation is not 100% free of charge. The cancelation fee costs 10% of the card ticket and 90% of the ticket amount will return to the customer's card. This cancelation is possible to do any time from the moment of booking up to 7 days before departure.
For a cancellation occurring from 7 to 0 days before the start of using the reserved service, MH Travel charges 100% of the total price of the tour ticket booked.
3. AGENCY’S OBLIGATIONS
MH Travel is responsible for the execution of services and selection of the service providers. and concerns about the rights and interests of the client in accordance with good practices in tourism. MH Travel is responsible for assure that the client receives all the services he/she has booked and is therefore liable to the client for a possible non-provision of the services or a part of the services the client paid for. MH Travel is not responsible if the non-provision of the service is due to a case of force majeure in the client's country or in the country where the service is to be provided (war, riots, strikes, terrorist attacks, natural disasters, official authority interventions, etc.). MH Travel has the right to cancel the transfer in the very case of unpredictable situations, which cannot be controlled by an agency (earthquakes, floods, closing borders, etc). In that case, we will refund the full amount of the tour tickets to the guests.
Religious Herzegovina tour has to have a minimum number of passengers (10 in total) to be organized. The agency charges booking amounts for transfers, tours, and activities ONLY after the minimum number of passengers is reached and the transfer, tour, or activity is confirmed by e-mail. Agency has the right to cancel transfer, tour, and activity up to 720 minutes (12 hours) before departure if the minimum of participants is not reached.
This cancellation is free of charge.
5. TRAVEL INSURANCE The cost of the trip does not include the travel insurance 'package': insurance against accidents and illnesses that may occur during the trip, damage or loss of luggage, or voluntary health insurance. When confirming the reservation online, the Traveler has to accept these General Terms and Conditions by selecting a payment method and completing the reservation confirmation process. The same applies to reservations confirmed and completed via e-mail. Should the Traveler request additional insurance, arrangements can be made directly with the insurance company or at MH Travel itself wherein the Agency acts only as a mediator.
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7. ARBITRATION If the guest is not satisfied with the solution offered by the agency he/she has a right to take the issue to the court jurisdiction of Podgorica.
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