Are you ready to explore your faith?

The Catholic Traveler is a full-service pilgrimage travel company lovingly and faithfully run by Mountain Butorac.

Since 2005, I have personally designed, organized, and led 143 group pilgrimages for dioceses, parishes, schools, actors, directors, radio show hosts, and writers.

Since 2016, I have led nearly 1,000 private day pilgrimage tours of Catholic Rome.

I am also a published writer, an Instagrammer, a podcaster, a blogger, an iPhone photographer, a YouTuber, a speaker, and several other nouns ending in er.

Don’t let work get in the way of your pilgrimage

My group pilgrimages of Europe and the Holy Land and my private day tours of Rome are designed to take all the burden off of you.

For my travelers…

There’s a reason I have to offer an annual reunion pilgrimage for my previous travelers. Small groups, amazing meals in my favorite restaurants, unlimited drinks with meals, only the best local guides, all tips included, and never any hidden costs.

For my group leaders…

I handle everything. You simply tell me when and where you want to go and I take care of the rest – flights, hotels, ground transportation, Mass reservations, meals, local guides, traveler sign-ups, it’s all included. I also provide you with promotional material, answer all the questions from our travelers, and even offer a virtual Q&A so everyone in our group has a chance to “meet” before they meet. And you can be certain your travelers are in good hands because the same person working with you to plan the trip is the same one with you throughout the pilgrimage.

Upcoming group pilgrimages to Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Austria, and Poland.

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Private day pilgrimages of Catholic Rome. Walking or by car. 100% customizable.

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The Catholic Traveler is possible because of your support

Especially in this last year of no international tourism, I am forever grateful to those supporting my mission. Patrons get access to exclusive live events, cooking classes, and occasional gifts. You can also make a one-time donation with Venmo.

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Travel Guides from a Catholic perspective

A comprehensive guide to Catholic Rome with up to date Mass times, info on Papal events, my favorite restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, and the best local guides. And all you need for a visit to Assisi. All for free in these frequently updated guides.

Be sure to check out The Catholic Traveler’s Guide to Packing.

The Catholic Traveler’s Guide to Rome
The Catholic Traveler’s Guide to Assisi

Join me for a drink

I host two weekly live events, Tipsy Tuesday and Second Cup Saturday.

Tipsy Tuesday is a live show where I share travel stories while having a drink at a bar in Rome.

Live every Tuesday at 7 PM Rome time, 1 PM Eastern.

Watch here

Second Cup Saturday is a live show where I share the news while enjoying a coffee in a Roman cafe.

Live every Saturday at 3:30 PM Rome time, 9:30 AM Eastern.

Watch here

From the Blog

Read all the articles here.

The Catholic Traveler Podcast

A weekly podcast with Joannie Watson. We share travel stories, tips, and a little theology. New episode every Thursday.
Listen to all the podcasts here.