NP 1300 - 4 Days San Antonio

The Painted Churches of Texas date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s, when Czech and German immigrants came to Texas to start a new life. They built dozens of churches across Texas, that though seemingly ordinary from the outside, hold magnificent masterpieces inside. This road trip will take you through some of the most famous Painted Churches where significant Texas history meets incredible works of art to create an experience unlike any other in the state.

We will also visit St. Fernando Cathedral, the Mission of San José, the Famous Alamo, and the  Riverwalk in Downtown San Antonio.

On our pilgrimage, we offer a complete itinerary that includes round-trip airfare, accommodation in first-class hotels, breakfast and dinner daily, all transportation, daily Mass, and all under excellent organizing, leadership, and teaching from Nativity pilgrimage expert staff and Guides.

  • Round Trip Airfare.
  • All airport taxes and Fuel SURCHARGES.
  • First-class Hotels.
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily.
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary.
  • Daily Masses. (If requested)
  • Professional local guides
  • Prices Based on Double Occupancy.
  • Tour Brochures: Special promotional brochures featuring the Pilgrimage printed for distribution by you.
  • Travel Protection Plan for Everybody on Pilgrimage is provided for FREE.
    • A trip cancellation protection plan is not included and is strongly recommended.
    • Nativity Pilgrimage offers a comprehensive policy at an additional cost.
    • Passport & visa costs, if any.
    • S. Passports must be valid for at least six (6) months subsequent to return date.
    • Gratuities to the tour manager, guides and driver.
    • Items of a personal nature (hotel extras, laundry, phone calls, etc.)
  • The Alamo is still a big part of San Antonio’s identity
  • The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is a big deal
  • Population: 1.7 million
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, Mission Concepcion,
    the Cathedral of San Fernando and the Spanish Governor’s Palace
  • Taxes are a mixed bag
  • The food in San Antonio is amazing

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Today: Our pilgrimage begins by boarding the bus to see a few Painted Churches on our way to San Antonio. We first stop at St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Praha, TX to view and then to St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Dubina, TX. The last stop of our trip is what is known as the “Queen of the Painted Churches,” St. Mary’s Church in High Hill. St. Marys is home to an astonishing wooden alter and life-sized biblical figure that draws pilgrims from all across the country. We continue on to San Antonio where we check in to our hotel and have a group dinner on the famous Riverwalk in Downtown San Antonio.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.



Today: We start the morning by visiting both the replica Grotto of Lourdes and Hill of Tepeyac built by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate to show Our Lady in both the Old and New World. We have ample time here to pray and ask for Our Lady’s intercession. We then stop for lunch before proceeding to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower. Here we are able to learn more about and connect with St. Thérèse of Lisieux, the “Little Flower,” while admiring the beautiful depression-era architecture. After leaving this minor basilica, we move to the San Fernando Cathedral. Founded by 15 immigrant families in 1731, it is one of the oldest still-functioning Church building in Texas. We have to opportunity to explore the rich history of the cathedral on a tour as well as have the opportunity to celebrate Mass. The end of our second day sees us right in the middle of Historic Downtown San Antonio, where we have dinner and the rest of the evening free for leisure.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.



Today: We will explore the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, the first UNESCO World Heritage site in the State of Texas. First, we learn why every Texan will always “Remember The Alamo” by visiting the most famous and oldest mission in San Antonio. The Alamo is home to many artifacts and the beautiful Alamo Gardens right in the heart of Historic Downtown San Antonio. After leaving the Alamo we travel to Mission Concepción, named after the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady, it is the oldest unrestored stone church in the United States. Next, we move onto Mission San José, the largest mission in San Antonio. Recently renovated we take a step back in time and get a glimpse of life in Spanish Colonial Texas. The beautiful flying buttresses and famous Rose Window serve as the beautiful backdrop for Mass. We then visit the Mission San Juan Capistrano, which houses the famous Serra Chapel. The Serra Chapel celebrates the Eucharist daily since the 1780s and is the only chapel still standing where St. Serra celebrated Mass. We can enjoy the nature trail that begins at the Mission and leads to the river. Our last stop of the day is the southernmost mission, Mission Espada, whose original aqueduct and dam are still functional. Run by Franciscan Missionaries, they integrate Native and Catholic traditions. Dinner at a local area restaurant.

Evening: Overnight and dinner at your hotel.



Today: We begin with a checkout of our hotel where we have a free morning to explore the famous Market Square and enjoy a Texas lunch. After lunch, we begin to head home with one more stop along the way to visit one more Painted Church, Sts. Cyril & Methodius in Shiner TX. If opened, we will take a tour of the Spotzel Brewery, home of the famous Shiner Beer. We then hop on the bus for the last time as we drive back home.