DOMESTIC COACH PILGRIMAGE TRIPS
All domestic Pilgrimage Trips are via coach and have departures in the St. Louis and metro Illinois areas. Some trips have Wentzville, Mo., Southern Illinois, Springfield (Ill.), Festus, Cape Girardeau, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Terre Haute, and other Indiana locations, Louisville, Springfield (Mo.), Memphis departure points. Please ask our office for your possibility.
Savannah, Georgia. Eight day trip by coach to the southern belle city of the South. Graced with huge live oak trees, festooned with Spanish moss and azaleas, this unique city of the old south on the shores of the Atlantic will be our home for five nights. Tybee Island lighthouses and forts are included. A live performance at the oldest theater in the U.S. and a dolphin watching excursion are also included. An excellent value trip-- includes hotels, dinner meals except one, all breakfasts, most lunches and admissions.
October 2015. priced at $1,388.00.
Christmastime in Branson. Four days by coach to Branson which is all decked out for Christmas! Trip includes reserved seating for four shows. Also includes Stone Hill Winery, Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery and time to finish your Christmas shopping in Branson and get ready for the holidays. 9 meals included.
November, 2015. Priced at $688.00.
San Antonio. Eight days by coach to San Antonio, Texas. Trip includes San Fernando Cathedral, San Jose Mission, Buckhorn Museum, the Alamo, River Walk, LBJ Ranch, Pacific Way Museum, and Fredericksburg. Our downtown hotel is centrally located at the Spanish Market and just blocks from San Antonio Riverwalk, San Fernando Cathedral and Spanish Governor’s Palace. Also, the magic of the season comes alive with the seasonal Christmas lights along the San Antonio Riverwalk.
December 2015. priced at $1,597.00.
FLORIDA PALM TRIP. Join us for 8 days headed toward Daytona Beach—“the World’s Most Famous Beach.” An overnight stop each way takes us to and from 5 nights in a beach front hotel in Daytona right on the Atlantic Ocean. What’s the point if you’re not on the beach? Day trips include an excursion to St Augustine where the first Mass was offered in the New World and Castillo de San Marcos. Other days include the Kennedy Space Center, and central Florida’s Disney's Epcot® at Disneyworld. Add a free day for beach relaxing and you’ve got a great January combination. Entrance fees and most meals included, except one dinner and 3 lunches. One question remains: how many Midwestern snow and ice storms will it take to convince you to join us on this trip? JANUARY 2016. PRICED AT $1,588.00
Southwestern Splendors, Twelve Day Trip via Coach featuring the Grand Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, Petrified Forest, Flagstaff, Holbrook, Amarillo and Oklahoma City, Las Vegas
Spring starts early in the American Southwest. In addition to the relatively mild climate, our group will visit Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, Las Vegas, and Hoover Dam (option). The return trip continues home through Grand Canyon National Park on a modern version of Route 66 through Holbrook, the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Parks, Santa Rosa, and Oklahoma City. As pilgrims, we will experience the historic missions of the southwest established by Jesuit Missionaries in the late 17th century. We will visit and pray at one of these famous missions including San Xavier del Bac Mission.
12 Day Trip —February 16 to 27, 2016, the complete trip via coach priced at $2,483.
Optional 8 day trip—February 16 to 23, 2016 —The Southern Route Outbound coach and flight home from Las Vegas priced at $1,765 plus airfare from Las Vegas.
Optional 7 day trip — February 21 to 27, 2016 —Flight to Las Vegas and return by coach through Grand Canyon National Park on a modern version of Route 66 through Holbrook, the Petrified Forest and Painted Desert National Parks, Santa Rosa, and Oklahoma City priced at $1,676 plus airfare to Las Vegas.
CITY OF FOUNTAINS. Join us on this 4 day trip to Kansas City during the height of Spring. What could be a more convenient way to visit and explore one of the finest cities in the American Midwest? A pulsating downtown, historic neighborhoods, a spectacular evening skyline, and beautiful cathedrals and shrines—along with a vibrant culture teeming with jazz music and scrumptious barbeque. Trip includes Hallmark Crowne Center, Truman Presidential Library & Museum, J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, National WWI Museum, Kaufmann Memorial Gardens, and more.
May, 2016. Priced TBA
Colorado American Rockies - Join us on this nine day trip visiting Colorado Springs and the Pike’s Peak Region. God’s beauty in the Rocky Mountains is always present. In spring, the wild flowers are abundant and beautiful. The spring brings one more dimension to the already scenic wonder: high in the mountains surrounded by the Colorado blue green of the spruce and pine, the Aspens turn a bright green. We’ll visit Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, the Air Force Academy, Cripple Creek, Royal Gorge and St. Francis Cabrini Shrine west of Denver. All meals are included except three lunches and is fully escorted.
May 2016. Priced TBA
Washington, D.C. Nine-day tour by bus to our nation’s capitol, with overnight stop en route. We will visit the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land. Our motel will be located in historic Arlington/Alexandria, Virginia. Included in the trip will be tours of U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Institute, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington, WWII and Lincoln Memorials, and the home of George Washington in Mt. Vernon. Price includes three meals daily except three lunches, transportation, motels, entrance fees and escort.
July 2016. Priced TBA
South Dakota: Mount Rushmore, Black Hills and Badlands. A 7 day trip including Badlands, Black Hills; Mt. Rushmore; Bear Country; Keystone; Custer State Park, home of the world’s largest buffalo herd; Deadwood, a historic gold town of the 1890’s; and a cowboy chuckwagon dinner. Also included is evening lighting ceremony of Mt. Rushmore, the Corn Palace and Wall Drug.
July 2016. Priced TBA
Yellowstone and Grand Tetons or the Great American Western Adventure. Eleven-day coach trip through the beauty of America’s western mountain scenery. This tour follows the footsteps of the great pioneer missionary, Father Peter DeSmet. Trace the Oregon Trail from Nebraska to enjoy three days in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Additional trip highlights in this seven-state trip include Arches National Park, Thermopolis and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Scottsbluff and Colorado National Monuments.
Michigan: Mackinac and Upper Peninsula. Seven-day trip by coach to the Great North Woods on the shore of Lake Huron. Visit the Great Cross in the Woods, the largest crucifix in the world. Views of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior, a day trip to Mackinac Island, Tahquamenon Falls, the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, Father Marquette and the Church of St. Ignace are included. Trip also visits Frankenmuth, the city of Bavarian German heritage. Fee for the escorted trip includes three meals a day, except two lunches, transportation, ferry boat, entrance fees and hotel.
Door County, Wisconsin - Join us on this six day trip and enjoy accommodations for three nights in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin and enroute in Wisconsin and northern Illinois. We’ll visit historic Door County, Wisconsin; National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill near Hubertus, Wisconsin; Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, Champion, Wisconsin and the National Shrine of Ste. Thérèse in Darien, Illinois. The trip includes a Washington Island day visit, the Sturgeon Bay Maritime Museum, Harbor Ridge Winery, Whitefish Dunes State Park, Cave Point Park, Peninsula State Park. All meals are included except one lunch and is fully escorted.
Europe in Omaha. Experience Europe in Omaha! You won’t need passport to visit here. Among major points of interest: 9 European cultural attractions, Fr. Flanagan’s Boys Town, Joslyn Castle, Durham Museum, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, St. Cecilia Cathedral, Holy Family Shrine and much, much more! Includes hotel, all dinners, breakfasts, and 4 lunches, attractions and entrance fees. Fully escorted.
Boston and Upper New York State. An eleven day coach trip with two nights en route to Upper New York State where we visit the Shrine of St. Isaac Jogues near Albany and on to New England and Boston. We will spend six nights in the Boston area featuring day trips including Gloucester, Cape Ann, a whale watching cruise, Salem, Boston Freedom Trail, Lexington and Concord. Return trip via Hershey, Pennsylvania, Pocono and Alleghen Mountains.