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The Friends of Saint Francis Travel Club

Each year, special group trips are offered through The Friends of Saint Francis at a discounted price. Exclusive invitations are sent to members of The Friends. Please call Saint Francis Foundation at 573-331-5790 for up-to-date information on dates and destinations.

For more information on upcoming travel opportunities or travel shows, check out our Events page.

Alaska Discovery with Land & Cruise

Dates: September 12-25, 2017


Enjoy an unforgettable rail journey from Denali to Anchorage in a luxury domed railcar, an expert guided Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park and relive Alaska’s Gold Rush days in historic Skagway!

Departing on September 12, 2017, this 13-day trip will include visits to Vancouver, B.C. and the Denali National Park, and will feature a seven-day cruise with stops including Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay and Inside Passage.

Per person rates include: Single ($9,099), Double ($5,999) and Triple ($5,949). 

The trip includes:


  • Roundtrip airfare
  • Seven-day cruise (with taxes and fees)
  • 25 meals: 11 breakfasts, six lunches and eight dinners
  • Miscellaneous
  • Air Taxes
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Outside Cabin with a free upgrade to balcony based on availability
  • Not included: Insurance ($350.00)


Highlights of the event include:

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  • Fairbanks
  • Sternwheeler Discovery
  • Music of Denali Dinner Theatre
  • Denali National Park
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • Luxury Domed Rail
  • Whittier
  • Hubbard Glacier
  • Glacier Bay
  • Skagway
  • Juneau
  • Ketchikan
  • Inside Passage


The Friends trip to Peru

The Ancient Land of Mysteries

Dates: February 3-12, 2018

The Ancient City Of Machu Picchu In Peru

Hike the historic mountains of Machu Picchu, experience the Uros floating islands and indulge on the various unique culinary of Peru!

The Friends of Saint Francis will depart on a 10-day trip on February 3, 2018, and includes stops in Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, the Larco Museum, Lima, Machu Picchu, the Ollantaytambo Ruins, the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the Uros floating islands, along with experiences including culinary tasting, Andean cultures and a home-hosted lunch. This also includes an optional three-night Peruvian Amazon post-tour extension. To learn more about the post-tour extension, see pictures or watch the video, click here.

For bookings after July 3, 2017, please call the Foundation office for rates.

The trip includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Lambert – St. Louis International Airport 
  • 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
  • Air Taxes and fees/surcharges
  • Hotel Transfers
  • Not included: Cancellation waiver and insurance for $280 per person

*All rates are per person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from STL

The Friends trip to Italy

Shrines of Italy

Dates: November 6-16, 2018

Join the Friends of Saint Francis on an inspirational journey through the rolling hills and lively cities of beautiful Italy. Attend the weekly papal audience and receive the blessing given by His Holiness, Pope Francis. Discover the incomparable splendor of the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica. Spend time at the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, the beloved saint’s hometown. Stay two nights in San Giovanni Rotondo, and pray in the church dedicated to St. Pio of Pietrelcina – “Padre Pio.” Reflect at the Grotto of Michael the Archangel, on the rugged Gargano Peninsula. Discover the Abbeys of Santissima Trinita and Montecassino. In the town of Pompeii, have time at the Madonna del Rosario Sanctuary, one of the most famous shrines of Christianity.

The trip includes 15 Meals (9 breakfasts and 6 dinners).

Per person rates include: Single ($3,859), Double ($3,459) and Triple ($3,429). All prices include a $200 savings per person.

For more information, click here or watch a short on-demand video by registering here

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The Friends trip down the Danube

Christmas on the Danube

Dates: November/December 2019

Stay tuned for more information.

The Friends trip to Ireland

Shades of Ireland

Dates: 2020

Stay tuned for more information.