US Pilgrimages

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.

 Oct. 25 to Nov. 1, 2014 Priced at $1,388.00

       


Pella at Tulip Time.  Tulips, along with windmills, wooden shoes and Dutch cooking are only a part of the beautiful community in central Iowa. This four day trip takes in some of the beauty of this quaint city where we visit the Dutch settlement of flowers, especially where tulips reign supreme. Included in the trip are the Vermeer Mill, a full scale working Dutch windmill, Scholte House and garden, Klokkenspel, and Red Rock Lake area. The boyhood home of Wyatt Earp and home of Mark Twain in Hannibal, Mo. are also featured in this trip.                  

 May, 2014. Priced at $695.00

    


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, and visit to Tahquamenon Falls are included. The grave of Father Marquette and the Church of St. Ignace will be visited. Fee for the escorted trip includes three meals a day, except two lunches, transportation, ferry boat, lake front motel rooms with balcony overlooking Lake Huron.                                                            

 May, 2014. Priced at $1,266.00.

    


Stephen Foster Musical and Bardstown, Kentucky.  Four day coach trip during the summer to the quaint Kentucky town which was the center of the western territories. Visit My Old Kentucky Home and St. Joseph Cathedral, first cathedral of the Midwest housing famous paintings bestowed by the King of France. Attend an evening presentation of the Stephen Foster drama, a musical theater under the stars. Additionally, see one of the largest Benedictine monasteries in the world, St. Meinrad Archabbey in Indiana and visit the Jim Beam Distillery.                                      

June, 2014. Priced at $698.00.

    


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, 2014. Priced at $1,280.00

     


 The Great American Western Adventure featuring Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. 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.

August, 2014. Priced at $2,248.00

        NEW COACH TRIP

 


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 autumn 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 yellow.  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.

September, 2014 and May 2015. priced at $1,184.00

    


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, River City Star Dinner Cruise, St. Cecilia Cathedral, Joslyn Castle, Durham Museum, Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, Holy Family Shrine and much, much more! Includes hotel, all dinners, breakfasts, and 4 lunches, attractions and entrance fees. Fully escorted.

September 22 to 26, 2014. Priced at $888.00

         


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.                          

Late September, 2014. Priced at $1,682.00.

    


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.

October. 2014. Priced at $1,392.00

    


Christmas time 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, 2014. Priced at $658.00

    


 New Orleans and Thanksgiving Caribbean Cruise.  Want to go on a cruise but don’t want to fly? Motor coach to New Orleans, drive to the pier then embark on a week long cruise to the Caribbean on board the Norwegian Dawn of NCL. A wonderful cruise for seven nights in the Caribbean over Thanksgiving will make a Thanksgiving holiday you’ll remember for a lifetime. Includes two New Orleans tours, Our Lady of Prompt Succor Shrine and cruise to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras; and Belize City, Belize, Central America, hotels and meals, except 1 lunch. 10% discount is also available to families of 14 or more. 10 day trip price includes week long Caribbean cruise.

Passport or Passcard required. Nov. 22 to Dec. 1, 2014. Priced from $1762.00

    


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 2014 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 Hollywood Studios® 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, 2015. Priced at $1,398.00

        NEW COACH TRIP


Florida Swing into Spring!  How are you going to celebrate spring this year? Join Golden Frontier this March for 9 fun days: Basilica Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe in Orlando, Sightseeing Cruise on the Intercoastal Waterway at Jupiter, Sightseeing in the Palm Beaches, Flagler Museum, Historic St. Anne Church in West Palm Beach, and reserved seating at 3 Spring training games with the St. Louis Cardinals! Hotels in Georgia, Orlando area and West Palm Beach, sightseeing, tickets and entrances, all breakfasts and dinners, most lunches included.

March 2015

    


Southern Illinois and Kentucky.  Three day coach trip to Kentucky and Southern Illinois. Accommodations at San Damiano on the bluffs overlooking the Ohio River. Visit Cave-In Rock, Illinois Garden of the Gods, the Quilt Museum, Metropolis, and Whitehaven Mansion in Paducah, KY.

April, 2015

    


Spring in Branson. Four days by coach for a spring trip to Branson offering an ideal time to visit. Trip includes reserved seating at four different Branson style musicals and acrobatic shows are featured in our four day coach trip including Joseph, Acrobats of China, Showboat Branson Belle Dinner Cruise and Show and a fourth show, The Duttons, or other spectacular seasonal show. Also includes Stone Hill Winery, Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, Table Rock Lake, and historic downtown Branson. 9 meals included.

April, 2015

          NEW COACH TRIP