Abbey Travel Tours

A primary goal of Abbey Travel Tours is to give old and new friends of Saint John's Abbey an opportunity to journey around the world in order to explore faith, experience different cultures, appreciate art and architecture, and learn something of our history and that of the nations we are touring. And do this while strengthening a love of Saint John's and forming some wonderful friendships with fellow travelers. 

Some of the Ireland group at Saint Patrick’s grave stone, Downpatrick




New Zealand and Australia

Aussie Beauty and Kiwi Charm

October 3 - 21, 2017

Itinerary and Registration


Join us on a trip down under and discover a region of true natural and cultural diversity on our New Zealand and Australia Tour. From Australia's Great Barrier Reef to New Zealand's alpine Mount Cook, you'll find great opportunities for learning and discovery on this wonderfully specially crafted tour. From kangaroos to koalas, from the Sydney famed Opera House to Auckland's Sky Tower to the beautiful beaches of New Zealand, you will have a marvelous time. And you'll do it up close, as you will be introduced to Aussie Aborigines and New Zealand's sheepherders—all the engaging people who give this part of the world its deserved reputation for friendliness and good cheer.

This specially customized tour is guaranteed to thrill. Come join us for a trip down under and experience the magic of Australia and New Zealand. Along the way, we will have Morning Prayer and Mass—and do so in some glorious cathedrals and churches and amidst some spectacular scenery.

MORE information will be available once pricing has been set in December. Given the distance and time to get there, the trip will be twenty-one days in length.



Sicily and Malta

A Cultural Journey

April 10-19, 2018
Itinerary and Registration 


We will explore age-old ruins and otherworldly landscapes on this magnificent private guided journey. Some might say that Malta is a mirror of Sicily's past. Together, the two islands form the perfect Mediterranean tour.


We will immerse ourselves in the splendor and the glory of these two cultural powerhouses. In Sicily, we will experience Greek ruins in lush valleys that are blanketed in scented oleander and juniper blossoms. In Malta, we will succumb to the allure of awe-inspiring megaliths, medieval towers, and Baroque churches. These mythical islands feel like open-air museums. We will drive along rugged seascapes and stop to stroll through fresh fish markets along the way. At night, rest in charming accommodations that offer the comforts of home. We hope you will consider traveling with us on this  



Future Tour Options:

  • Essential India: The Taj to Raj Panorama Tour - October 2018
  • Holy Land: In the Footsteps of Jesus Christ - February 2019
  • Safari: Tanzania and Rwanda - June 2019
  • Normandy, France - September 2019


MORE information on the Abbey Travel Tours is on the website at

Abbey Travel Tours, or contact Fr. Geoffrey Fecht at or 320-363-3818.


Stay tuned as these plans are developed. 
Or if you have questions or interest, please contact:

Fr. Geoffrey
(320) 363-3818