9Days

California Missions

United States Pilgrimage

Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption & San Francisco Area

*Airfare can be arranged for groups*

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San Francisco · Sonoma County · Mission San Juan Bautista · Carmel by the Sea · Mission San Luis Obispo · Old Mission Santa Barbara · Los Angeles · Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels · Hollywood · Garden Grove · San Juan Capistrano · Mission San Luis Rey · San Diego · Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

Begin your 9-day Pilgrimage to California Missions in San Francisco, with a visit to the National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi which was built for Catholic gold rush settlers in 1849, before the city of California was even a State! Continue to incredible missions like the Mission of San Juan Bautista, the Old Mission of Santa Barbara, Mission San Luis Rey, and incredible churches like Saint Mary of the Assumption, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, and the Crystal Cathedral. Along your west coast Pilgrimage, visit vineyards, beaches, and even Hollywood. Learn about California's Catholic roots on this unique American Pilgrimage!

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Terms & Conditions

Your trip includes

  • 8 nights at centrally located first class hotels as follows: (or similar)
      ~ 2 nights: Hyatt Place Fremont (San Francisco Outskirt)
      ~ 1 night: The Kinney, San Luis Obispo
      ~ 3 nights: Courtyard by Marriott Hawthorne (Los Angeles Outskirt)
      ~ 2 nights: Best Western Seven Seas, San Diego
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Assistance of a professional local Catholic guide(s)
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Headsets
  • Luggage handling (1 piece per person)
  • Tips for Hotels and restaurants
  • Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
Centrally located hotels or similar
hotel
Hyatt Place Fremont
(San Francisco Outskirt)

2 Nights

hotel
The Kinney
San Louis Obispo

1 Night

hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Hawthorne
(Los Angeles Outskirt)

3 Nights

hotel
Best Western Seven Seas
San Diego

2 Nights

Not included
  • Airline Luggage Fees, Lunches, Beverages not mentioned and Tips to your guide & driver.
Optional
  • Airfare from your hometown
Travel Insurance

Providing you coverage for both pre-existing conditions and those that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Cancel for Any Reason
- Get 100% of Your Trip Cost Back

What is the Cost of "Cancel for Any Reason" Coverage: $299

- The ability to cancel your trip for any reason and to get your trip cost refunded.

- How much refund will I get - 100% of your trip cost (others are giving only 50 - 75%)

- Can I cancel my trip any time? - You can cancel up until 48 hours prior to your departure.

- Can I buy it at any time? - You can buy it within 2 weeks of your confirmed reservation, if booking is made up until 60 days prior.

- Will "Cancel for Any Reason" coverage work if I cancel due to Coronavirus, Act of God - Yes.

How Does "Cancel for Any Reason" Coverage Work? - To get "Cancel for Any Reason" coverage you'll have to purchase a base travel insurance plan www.206tours.com/insurance/insurance and add "cancel for any reason" (CFAR) coverage within 14 days (2 weeks) of your first tour confirmation otherwise premium maybe higher or you will not be able to purchase it. Excluded are these 3 states -New York, Missouri and Minnesota -you do not have to purchase basic/ regular travel insurance (which we highly recommend).

You will be able to get all your money back, if you cancel your trip for any reason that's not already (a reason) covered by your policy, example if you are sick, or a member of your family is sick, you will make a claim through the regular travel insurance, who will refund you.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive San Francisco

Upon arrival, meet your tour escort for your transfer to the hotel for check in. Enjoy some free time, before we embark on our panoramic city sightseeing tour including the Civic Center, Opera House, Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Garden and the Presidio. We will celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption. The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption is the principal church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, the existing Cathedral is the third bearing this name. The first still stands and is now known as Old St. Mary's and the second was destroyed by fire in 1962. After Mass, we will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: San Francisco - Sonoma County - San Francisco

Following a full breakfast at the hotel, we will proceed to the famed Sonoma Wine Region and Marin County area by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge. We will visit the Mission San Francisco Solano, which is nestled in the wine country 40 miles north of San Francisco and across from the site of the Bear Flag Revolt of 1846. We will celebrate Mass at Mission San Francisco Solano and enjoy some free time for prayer and reflection. We then return to San Francisco for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Mission San Juan Bautista - Carmel by the Sea -Mission San Luis Obispo

After breakfast, we will celebrate Mass at National Shrine of St. Francis of Assisi. It is here that the relics of Saint Francis, Saint Clare, and Saint Anthony of Padua are contained. Following Mass, depart San Francisco for visit of Mission San Juan Bautista also known as "Mission of Music." While here we will view the only remaining original Spanish Plaza, surrounded by 30 buildings including the original adobe manjerio (nunnery). Next, we will enjoy drive to Carmel by the Sea and stop for tour of Folktale Winery and Vineyards which will include tasting of six wines. We continue with a visit of San Carlos Borromeo Mission in Carmel, where St. Junipero Serra is entombed beneath the sanctuary of this church. We end the day in San Luis Obispo where we will have dinner and retire for the evening.

Day 4: Mission San Luis Obispo - Old Mission Santa Barbara - Los Angeles

    After breakfast, we will start our day with a guided tour of the beautiful church, gardens, school and museum that holds a collection of its artifacts at San Luis Obispo de Tolosa Mission. We will have lunch en route to Santa Barbara, a spectacular Southern California coastal community. In Santa Barbara, we will participate in a private guided tour of Old Mission Santa Barbara and celebrate Mass. Mission Santa Barbara's namesake comes from the story of Saint Barbara, a girl who was beheaded by her father for following the Christian Faith. We will continue on to Los Angeles for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels and Hollywood

After full breakfast at hotel we will celebrate Mass and partake in a private tour at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The Cathedral is widely known for enshrining the relics of Saint Vibiana and piece of the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Continue with the tour of Beverly Hills and Hollywood, including TLC Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, Avenue of the Stars, Sunset and Wilshire Boulevards. Dinner will be at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Day 6: Los Angeles - Garden Grove - Los Angeles

Following breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer to Garden Grove/ Orange County for visit and Mass celebration at Christ Cathedral (the former Crystal Cathedral) which is now the home of the diocese. We will be touring its stunning facade and the magnificent gardens that surround it. Continue on to visit the Mission San Gabriel Archangel, aka the "Pride of the Missions" and the Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana. Then we will return to Los Angeles to conclude the evening with dinner and overnight.

Day 7: San Juan Capistrano - Mission San Luis Rey - San Diego

Following breakfast at hotel, depart Los Angeles for San Juan Capistrano. Welcome to the "Jewel of the Missions"! Enjoy lunch, on your own, at a local restaurant and stop for some relaxation time at Dana Point. Continue to Oceanside and celebrate Mass at Mission San Luis Rey, also known as the "King of the Missions." This mission is named for St. Louis who led the crusades to regain the Holy Land for Christ. Next, we will make our way to San Diego for dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

Today, after breakfast, we will explore San Diego. We will drive through Mission Bay Park and see Balboa Park. Celebrate Mass at Mission San Diego de Alcala, the "Mother of the California Missions". This afternoon, enjoy some free time to relax, pray or explore San Diego. Tonight, we enjoy our last night with a farewell dinner at local restaurant.

Day 9: Return back home

With a renewed sense of pilgrimage and an invigorated love of our Catholic faith, we bid farewell to our fellow pilgrims. Transfer to the airport for your return flight(s) home.

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$400 Deposit is due at the time of Registration

2021 Dates & Prices

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Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,399.00 (USD)

Business Class (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class (Round-Trip) Upon Request

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Single Supplement / Private Room $1,399.00 (USD)

Business Class (One-Way) Upon Request

Business Class (Round-Trip) Upon Request

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About your trip

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  • San Francisco
  • Sonoma County
  • Mission San Juan Bautista
  • Carmel by the Sea
  • Mission San Luis Obispo
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara
  • Los Angeles
  • Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
  • Hollywood
  • Garden Grove
  • San Juan Capistrano
  • Mission San Luis Rey
  • San Diego
  • Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

Travel along the West Coast for a Californian Pilgrimage to Catholic sites! Learn about setters who brought Catholicism to the West. Visit cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, and see the beautiful churches they have to offer. In Garden Grove, see the breathtaking Crystal Cathedral which was referred to as the tallest glass building in the world in 1981. In Los Angeles, visit the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels which is the seat of Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez and currently serves an estimate 5 million Parishioners! See California like it's never been seen before - through the lens of a Catholic Pilgrim!

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Any questions?  Contact:
Natasha
Piernha