Most Frequently Asked Questions About a Medjugorje Pilgrimage


Questions & Answers For Pilgrimages to Medjugorje with BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages

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Q. What does the pilgrimage cost include?

A. The cost of the pilgrimage is all inclusive and includes roundtrip airfare from your closest international airport into Croatia, the roundtrip bus transfers from Croatia into Medjugorje with the pilgrimage group, three meals a day, all taxes, tipping, gratuities and your experienced pilgrimage guide from the Community of Caritas.
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Q. Do I need to purchase travel insurance?

A. We highly recommend it, as once BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages issues your ticket, the trip is non-refundable, and you never know what may arise!  Travel insurance is purchased ­– ­­separately from BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages– through Travel Guard – visit here for information.
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Q. Where will we stay in Medjugorje? What is the food like?

A. Typically on our pilgrimages you will be staying at Hotel Palace. The founder of Caritas of Birmingham, a Friend of Medjugorje, has a very close friendship throughout the years with the owners of the Hotel Palace. Our pilgrim groups have stayed with this Croatian family since the beginnings of BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages and their beginnings of keeping pilgrims. The Hotel Palace is in an ideal location within the village. It offers a beautiful setting and comfortable accommodations. It is located within the spiritual triangle of Apparition Mountain, St. James Church, and Cross Mountain. Geographically, Our Lady choosing the apparition spot on Pobrdo made the three, Apparition Mountain, Cross Mountain, and the Church, a sign, representing the Trinity. This makes the location of the Palace even more desirable. Still more, its location is on the line of the Trinity triangle, it is only one block from St. James Church, making it quickly accessible to Adoration late at night and services. Its balconies give direct best views of both Apparition Mountain and Cross Mountain. And for our BVM Caritas pilgrims, it also gives direct access to the trails to Apparition Mountain and Cross Mountain. In addition, those who come from all over the world, seek out the Caritas Mission House, located on the same grounds. Caritas pilgrims, therefore, have direct access to the Mission House. Hotel Palace is classed by BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages as a ‘5’ Star location. The best in the village!


The food that is served is not so different than what Americans eat back home. The breakfasts are more European style, with bread and jellies, and also ham and eggs exclusively for our BVM Caritas pilgrims. Coffee and juice are also served. Lunches are normally sandwiches, with fruit and drinks. Dinners are served with soup as a first course, a salad and a delicious variety of meats and vegetables for entrees. 
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Q. What kind of money is accepted in Medjugorje?

A. We discourage the use of traveler’s checks in the village, as many shops do not take them. Though all the places do take American currency, we recommend that you use Euro rather than the U.S. dollar. We also recommend that you exchange your U.S. dollars to Euros before leaving the United States. It is easier to purchase things and your change will be easier to figure than having to figure it through exchange of currency. We also suggest that you do not bring large bills-nothing over $20. We recommend that you avoid using credit cards in the village.
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Q. Will we go sightseeing in other places in the region?

A. We ask those who sign up for a pilgrimage to Medjugorje with BVM Caritas Medjugorje Pilgrimages that they are interested in being a pilgrim and not a sightseer. We do not go anywhere else to visit the sights or cities outside of Medjugorje, nor do we visit the “sites” around Medjugorje except for those that have spiritual meaning connected to the apparitions of Medjugorje. If your desire is to visit other locations, we suggest you make plans to go with another group. Remember, we are in this for your soul, not your money. We offer a joyful, healing, exciting, deeply gratifying, deeply thoughtful, spiritual pilgrimage that you will never ever forget.
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Q. Will we meet a visionary?

A. If the visionaries are in the village during your pilgrimage, we make every effort for you to be able to see them and hear them speak. When Medjugorje visionary, Marija, is in the village, our groups are afforded the opportunity to be present in one of her apparitions in her private chapel, The Chapel of the Two Hearts.
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