While The Pelican Travel Shop can provide a wide variety of travel services; our focus is on Faith Based Travel. While this would include Pilgrimages and Tours of religious shrines; for us it includes finding opportunities to attend religious services while on your vacation.
We ourselves particularly have enjoyed scenic train journeys and cruises, and believe you would to.
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We handle a wide assortment of cruises. Ocean or River, foreign or domestic. While we ourselves have recently sailed on the Caribbean through the Gulf of Mexico; we've also enjoyed a simple cruise of the Brazos River from Waco, a Christmas Cruise of the Ohio River from Cincinnati and a Riverwalk Cruise in San Antonio.
On our recent Ocean Cruise, we rarely noticed any motion. Peggy took the precaution of getting a patch for sea sickness, but wound up feeling it wasn't needed. While Premium Dining is available, there is plenty to eat with complimentary dining. Our own Excursions: of which there are usually many to choose from; included city tours with shopping, exploring ancient ruins and local culture, and snorkel diving. We had a great time, and suspect you would too.
We find train travel to be truly enjoyable, and always an adventure. There was the time our Sunset Limited journey had to stop early morning in California to allow them to inspect the tracks after an earthquake (better safe than sorry). The beautiful shoreline views on our Christmas journey on the Sunset Limited, followed immediately by the slowed down journey through a Winter Wonderland aboard the Empire Builder (who can object to extra time on a train moving along Glacier National Park?). A train ride takes away the stress of driving, while allowing you to see scenery you can't see from a car or plane.
While it's more costly, whenever we have an overnight trip you book sleeper car accommodations. Those will vary from a small roommette, a large family bedroom, or a bedroom with its own private bath and shower. It includes some delicious meals in the Dining Car.
Between my wife Peggy and I, we've made numerous pilgrimages and other adventures beginning well before we had ever met and continuing together for 23+ years since. She had already been to the Holy Land (which I look forward to); and since we have visited numerous Catholic Shrines together both foreign and domestic. We joined with our parish on Pilgrimages to Rome, Assisi, Sienna, Lourdes, Fatima, Santiago de Compostello and numerous sites in France, Spain, Poland and Austria. We organized a few small groups to fly from San Antonio to Chicago/Milwaukee to visit Marytown, the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, and numerous historic churches. We've enjoyed our own private drives to "The Holy Land of Kentucky", Our Lady of the Snows, the National Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, and all of the California and San Antonio Missions.
From $7,000 per person
The Passion Play is a rare event that many have on their Bucket List. This itinerary begins from the San Antonio Airport, and so airfare is included in the price. Stops include the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Montserrat's Black Madonna and Lourdes
From $3,200 per person
Cruise aboard Holland America to ports in New England and Canada. Holland America is the one cruise line that will normally have a priest onboard offering a daily Catholic Mass. Sail from Boston to Quebec on a perfectly sized ship. This itinerary includes air far from San Antonio plus a hotel room the night before and end of your cruise.
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The Lower Mississippi overflows with charm, history and hospitality. Explore historic estates, and visit notable Civil War sites. Sample the bustling French-flavored port cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Sway to the tempos of Dixieland jazz, gospel and blues. Savor gourmet Cajun and Creole cuisine, as well as traditional Southern fare. Join us, and see why local Cajuns say, "*Laissez les bons temps rouler*" (Let the good times roll).
Peggy and Daniel enjoy traveling and planning for it. We've visited many sites, both foreign and domestic. We're happy to help with your travel; whether solo, family or with a group.
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