International Pilgrimages


All overseas trips include air from St. Louis, Chicago, Indianapolis or Kansas City, except as noted. Other major U.S. departure cities may be available, prices vary, call our office for price.  Prices as specified are per person, based on double occupancy.  Trips with trans-Atlantic air fares include $350 fuel surcharge allowance in the brochure cover price.  These trips include a notice on the individual brochure and are marked "* in this synopsis.

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France - Seine River Cruise and Lourdes Normandy,Twelve-day trip including 8 Day-7 Night Seine River Cruise and 3 nights pre-cruise visit in Lourdes Les Andelys, Rouen, Bayeux, Arromanches, Honfleur, Giverny, Vernon and Paris on board Riviera MS Jane Austen and visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes This trip combines three different vignettes in France:  Normandy, Lourdes and Paris. The trip begins with three nights in Lourdes followed by a week-long Seine River cruise from Paris to the heart of Normandy. Imagine embarking on a grand tour of the Seine without traveling on highways as our river boat glides past quaint villages. On the trip we will have the wonderful advantage of seeing the countryside in leisure. Relax in a deck chair or in the ship’s comfortable lounge and watch the scenery. Get to know your fellow travelers in the intimate friendly ambiance of the small river ship. There’s plenty of time for discoveries ashore - either on our included shore excursions or on your own.While in Lourdes, you can experience the history of this Pyrenean village. Holy Mass is offered in the apparition grotto. Guests may join in the procession of the Blessed Sacrament and blessing of the sick. In the evening, you may wish to participate in the evening rosary and candlelight procession. Afternoons offer time for individual prayer and devotions. Also available is an optional walk through other areas of the shrine and town visiting the underground basilica, the birth house of Saint Bernadette Soubirous, and the home of the parents of Bernadette.Visiting France on the River Seine offers a comfortable way to visit historic towns and villages of Normandy. Unpack and relax in your tastefully furnished river cruise cabin as we travel on the Seine River from Paris to Normandy on board our floating hotel and restaurant.  River cruising is very different from ocean cruising. The ship has a total of 140 guest capacity, all outside staterooms with windows, and included shore excursions without additional cost that offer our guests a different experience.Features included are round trip air between St. Louis or Chicago. Other airports are available.

from $4,997.00* October 16 to 27, 2020 with Early Bird Registration Credit for applications received before April 23, 2020


Portugal Douro River Cruise and Fatima. Twelve-day trip including a 7-night/8-day cruise on the Portugal’s Douro River. What better way could there be to see and visit Portugal’s awe-inspiring landscapes other than from the comfort of the five-star ship, Douro Splendour of Riviera Cruises? The Douro River in Portugal is often bypassed, except by the most experienced traveler. Cruise includes all deluxe outside cabins on board, ground transportation and guided shore excursions at ports of call, on board meals served in the ship’s stylish dining room, a traditional Portuguese folkloric music show and port wine tasting session. Also included is a day excursion to Salamanca, Spain, a flamenco show, dinner at a typical Portuguese quinta, and visits to Castel Rodrigo, the Mateus Palace Gardens and Lamego. Our trip flies to Porto, Portugal and goes directly to Fatima for three nights visiting the Fatima Shrine including a day excursion to the Sintra National Palace before boarding our river cruiser for a 7-night cruise. This trip is priced $491 lower than our 2019 trip!

Call the Golden Frontier Office for current availability. Save $75 for reservations received by 4/23/2020. Confirmation subject to prior reservations.

November 2 to 13, 2020. Priced from $4,277. 00 including round trip air.

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Poland Ten-day tour of the shrines and sites of Poland. We visit the most famous of all Polish shrines, Black Madonna of Czestochowa located in the Pauline Monastery since 1382. Also, Warsaw and Krakow are base locations visited on this trip. Daily Mass opportunities are in the shrines and historic locations with our priest chaplain. We also see places and sites important in the lives of Saint John Paul II, Fr. Maximillian Kolbe and Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska. The historic salt mines at Wieliczka will be part of this tour as well. Visit the historic Auschwitz camp and museum and a day visit to Zakopane with a funicular ride to the heights of Mt. Gubalowka for a stunning view of the Tatra Mountains and the town itself. are included. Includes all breakfasts, dinners, guides, entrance fees, and round-trip air from Chicago. Other departure cities available, please ask.

July 6 to 15, 2020. Priced at $3,967.00


Heart of Italy  ROME, ASSISI and FLORENCE.  Eleven days, with three nights in Florence taking us to the Academia to view Michelangelo's famed David and the Medici Chapel and its outstanding art. Then to Rome via Assisi. In Rome we visit St. Peter's and the major Shrines of St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Mary Major plus the Pantheon, Coliseum (view), Trevi Fountain and surrounding countryside.




Holy Lands.  Ten-day tour of the holiest of Shrines, including Bethlehem, Cana, Tiberias, Nazareth, and Jerusalem with round trip air to Israel and return. Included is professional Christian escort throughout the Holy Land, as we trace the footsteps of Christ from Nazareth to Jerusalem, walk the Via Dolorosa, and visit Bethlehem. All meals included except three lunches, hotels, local guides, priest chaplain, entrances, transportation throughout the Holy Lands. Submit applications by 8/1/19; applications after this date are space available only.




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