California Missions with Spirit Catholic Radio

April 20-27, 2020

April 3, 2016: Photo of Mission San Gabriel Arcangel with lens flare and sun star ,which is located in San Gabriel Californa USA.
Sunset Over Santa Monica Bay


April 20:
Our pilgrimage begins this morning as we depart for a flight to San Diego, California where our Canterbury host, pilgrimage chaplain, tour director, and motor-coach driver will meet and greet us. On our way to Mission San Diego de Alcala, known as the “Mother of the Alta California Missions”, we will enjoy lunch at the park. Later Chris Check, the President of Catholic Answers, will give a presentation
on St. Junipero Serra. We will tour the Mission, celebrate Mass, and have the opportunity to participate in the Catholic Answers LIVE broadcast with host Cy Kellet. We will have dinner in San Diego before heading to our hotel. Overnight Oceanside (Lunch, Dinner)

April 21:
We set off to visit Mission San Luis Rey on the way to Mission San Juan Capistrano, named after the 14th century theologian, one of the most picturesque sites in all of California. We continue on to visit the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles in Alhambra where the sisters will serve us lunch. Next, we visit the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, nicknamed the“Pride of the Missions”
followed by a drive to Ventura for dinner. Overnight Ventura (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

April 22:
Morning visit at the Mission San Buenaventura, named after St. Bonaventure. We then visit the Mission Santa Barbara, known as the “Queen of the Missions.” Following a break for lunch, we’ll enjoy the lovely city of Santa Barbara and afterwards, we’ll proceed to the unique city of Solvang, where the old world charm of Northern Europe meets the blue skies of Southern California. Overnight Solvang (Breakfast)

April 23:
We depart the Santa Barbara area for San Luis Obispo. Before saying farewell to Solvang, we’ll enjoy a drive by of the Mission Santa Ines, followed by our drive north to visit the Mission San Luis Obispo. We’ll spend leisure time in Morro Bay, the Gibraltar of the Pacific. Here, we’ll find miles of unspoiled beaches and nature trails to roam. Overnight San Luis Obispo (Breakfast & Dinner)

April 24:
After breakfast, we’re off to Monterey to visit the Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, where St. Junípero Serra is entombed beneath the sanctuary of this mission church. We’ll view his sarcophagus as well as that of three of his fellow missionaries. This afternoon we will enjoy the beautiful 17-Mile Drive which takes us through the coastline and the Pebble Beach Resort. This evening we will have leisure time for dinner down at the Cannery row in Monterey. Overnight Monterey (Breakfast & Dinner)

April 25:
This morning we travel north to visit the Mission Santa Cruz, an active participant in the Parish of St. Joseph. We break for lunch, then proceed to visit the Mission San Francisco de Asís. We cap the day with some leisure time for dinner in the Pier 39 area of San Francisco. Overnight San Francisco (Breakfast & Dinner)

April 26:
Our visit will continue into the famed Sonoma Wine Region and Marin County area, where we’ll have the opportunity to visit Cline Cellars, a family-owned Napa winery located on the original Sonoma Mission site. After our visit, we’ll find the last of the originally established California Missions: the Mission San Francisco Solano, nestled in the wine country 40 miles north of San Francisco and across
from the site of the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846. Our farewell dinner will follow this evening. Overnight San Francisco area (Breakfast & Dinner)

April 27:
With a renewed sense of pilgrimage and an invigorated love of our Catholic faith, we bid farewell to our fellow pilgrims and board our plane for the flight home. (Breakfast)

What's Included

• Roundtrip flight from Omaha, NE (up to 1 stop)
• 4-star deluxe hotel accommodations
• Transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
• 7 breakfasts, 2 lunch & 6 dinners (on itinerary)
• Wine served with all dinners
• Assistance of a Canterbury tour director
• Guidance from mission & winery docents
• All sightseeing & admission fees (on itinerary)
• Tips for our hotel & restaurant staff
• Tips for our bus driver and tour director
• Daily rosary, devotions & Mass
• Opportunities for confession & spiritual direction
• Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
• Occupancy taxes & resort fees



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Single supplement – $695

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The Crystal Cathedral at Sunset
The front of Mission San Luis Rey with clouds in the background.
Balboa Park with a water fountain.

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