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Travel along the West Coast in a pilgrimage to Catholic sites and learn about setters who brought Catholicism to the West. We will visit cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego, and see the beautiful churches and incredible missions. See California through the eyes of a Catholic Pilgrim. The missions that comprise California’s historic mission trail are all located on the El Camino Real (The Royal Road). Missionaries, colonists, and soldiers traveled its dusty stretches. It served as the north-south stagecoach route after California became a state in 1850. Along your west coast Pilgrimage, visit vineyards, beaches, and even Hollywood.


  • Capital: Sacramento
  • Language: English
  • NY Population: 39.35million
  • Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
  • Currency: Dollar (USD)
  • Electricity: 110V. 60Hz


Today: Our pilgrimage begins today by boarding your flight to San Francisco. Take a panoramic tour of the city before checking into our hotel. We have the rest of the day free for leisure.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.

Today: Today we begin visiting the first of our missions, Mission San Francisco de Asís which has a beautiful stained glass depiction of all 21 California Missions. We move onto Mission San Rafael Arcángel built as California’s first hospital. Lastly, we head deep into wine country to Mission San Francisco de Solano in Sonomas State Historic Park.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.

Today: We begin the day by leaving the hotel and taking a pitstop at the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge before moving on to the Muir Woods National Monument to visit the stunning redwood trees just outside the city. Moving on to Napa we have the opportunity to try some of the best wine in the world including Cline Cellars and Kieu Haong Winery. Then we head back north to have a tasting and tour at various wineries in the Sonoma and the Sonoma Valley. On the way home, we visit our last winery of the day, Trek Winery before we head back to our hotel.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.

Today: In the morning we leave our hotel in San Francisco and begin to head south towards Carmel-by-the-Sea. Along the way we stop at two more California missions. The first, la Exaltacion de la Santa Cruz, named after the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and then onto Mission San Carlos Borromeo del Rio Carmelo in the middle of the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.

Today: Today we drive to Monterey in order to visit Canary Row, where we have the option to visit that famous Monterey Bay Aquarium and their adorable otters. After we begin the famous 17-mile drive that is one of the most beautiful in the world ending at the 250-year-old Lone Cypress, sitting on the edge of Monterey Bay. We then return to Carmel where we tour a few of the local wineries and restaurants before a relaxing evening on the beautiful beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.

Today: After our day in Carmel, we continue south towards Santa Barbra. Along the way, we stop at Mission La Purisma Concepcion, one of the most famous missions on the trail. The 1,928-acre grounds have been completely restored and look just as beautiful as they did when the mission was founded in 1787. We have the opportunity to see the “Queen of the Missions,” Mission Santa Barbra. After leaving the mission we are able to have tastings at some famous local Santa Barbra wineries and enjoy the rest of the evening in Santa Barbra.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.

Today: We leave Santa Barbra en route to Los Angeles and the missions in the area. On the way, we stop at the “Mission by the Sea,” San Buenaventura Mission, just outside of Ventura, CA. When we arrive in Los Angeles we visit Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana which was believed by gold rush pioneers to hold treasures under the floors of the church. We then go to fortress-like Mission San Gabriel Arcángel located in the San Fernando Valley. After visiting these missions we spend the evening in Santa Monica, where we enjoy dinner before a free evening.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.

Today: We leave our hotel in Santa Monica and continue to make our south to enjoy a nice day in Dana Point, CA. Along the way, we visit the Mission San Juan Capistrano where every year on the Feast of St. Joseph the mission celebrates the miracle of the Swallows. When we do get to Dana Point we will be able to take a boat from the Dana Wharf and take part in a whale-watching excursion! Once we get back to shore we will visit a few local shops and restaurants before we head to our hotel.
Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.

Today: We leave our hotel in Dana Point for the last leg of our journey towards San Diego. We stop in Oceanside, CA to visit Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the “King of the Missions” for its related to Mission Santa Barbra. Operated today by Franciscan Friars, many of the original structures are still being preserved, including the first pepper trees planted in California. We then move onto the last mission on the trail, the Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá this mission was the cornerstone of the founding of the city of San Diego. The Franciscan Friars that founded these missions are the inspiration for the professional baseball team in the city, the San Diego Padres.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.

Today: Today we check out of our hotel in San Diego and board our flight home



Roundtrip economy airfare

Airport taxes and fuel surcharges

Your choice of superior hotels or religious housing

Transfers per itinerary and modern motorcoaches

Admissions and sightseeing fees per itinerary

Private Masses if requested

24/7 Licensed Tour Manager & guides

Prices based on double occupancy

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Travel Insurance. We highly recommend a trip cancellation & protection plan

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Passport and visa cost, if any. Passports must be valid for 6 months after you return date

Gratuities for your tour manager, guides, and bus driver

Items of a personal nature such as hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)


Booking your spiritual journey with Jubilate relieves you of all the hassles. There is no need to worry about the logistics such as flights, hotels, guides and timing. Invite your parish, family & friends and let us do the rest! When you choose Jubilate you won’t have to worry about the details; hotels, flights, Mass venues, language and cultural barriers or marketing materials.

Our team is always available to ensure the process is simple and seamless. We provide comprehensive support, process all reservations, handle all accounting, invoicing and payment processing, issue travel documents and answer any questions that come up during the process.

We will walk you through all of your options for each itinerary and our expert team will make sure we create the pilgrimage of a lifetime.