California Missions with Spirit Catholic Radio

October 4 – 11, 2021

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


October 4:
Our pilgrimage begins this morning as we head 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)

October 5:
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)

October 6:
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)

October 7:
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)

October 8:
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)

October 9:
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)

October 10:
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)

October 11:
With a renewed sense of pilgrimage and an invigorated love of our Catholic faith, we bid farewell to our fellow pilgrims and return home. (Breakfast)

What's Included

  • Roundtrip airfare from Omaha (OMA)
  • 4-star hotel accommodations
  • Private motor coach transportation
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 6 dinners
  • Wine served at all dinners
  • Dedicated service from a tour manager
  • Guidance from mission & winery docents
  • Admission fees
  • Tips for hotel & restaurant staff
  • Luggage assistance at hotels
  • Daily Mass celebrated
  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (EST) Reservation Support
  • 24/7 Travel Emergency Support
  • Custom name badge & luggage tag


$2,705 / person in double occupancy
/ per person, no airfare
695 / single supplement

A $450 deposit is required to hold your reservation.


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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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