bringing you to the world via pilgrimages of excellence
About Keane Int'l Impressions:
Celebrating more than a quarter century of attention to detail in travel
From the mid-1980s, we've facilitated pilgrimages for Bishops, Monsignors, Priests and Deacons as tour hosts. As then-Editor of our local Diocesan newspaper, sponsoring successful pilgrimages, yet not pleased with tour operators 'promoting themselves as Catholic Pilgrimage Operators.'
Fast forward: Returning to college: Concentration of Travel Agency Management. Here, our concerns 100% alleviated:Yes, we can make any and all modifications. Joann, emerging with the necessary credentials and secured agency accreditations, coupled with Jim's airline expertise: Joann and Jim Keane launched Keane Int'l Impressions (KII) establishing their place with custom pilgrimages, embedding attention to detail as our cornerstone.
Soon thereafter, we were appointed the preferred North American tour operator by - and for - the Marian Shrine of Knock in Ireland. With an advertisement in The Official Catholic Directory, new parish/diocesan groups, across our great country tapped our expertise guiding them on pilgrimages to Shrines across Europe and the Holy Land.
To this day, we remain grounded in our commitment to detail. We are a small tour operator, conducting only what we can accompany: Our pilgrims find comfort as one of us travels with them. We can make changes on the fly, keep everything on track, and insure our operations run exactly as we promise: Attention to detail. We also like having the opportunity to surprise with extras along the way (at no additional charge.)
It didn't take long for pilgrims to return, and ask if we could help them with individual trips. Of course! A new chapter for KII, holding firm to our attention to detail. Our non-pilgrimage travelers have enjoyed Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Morocco, Iceland and Scandinavia, along with the usual European destinations, along with our favorite: The Rivers of Europe.
Soon, came High School Student travel. Anchored to our attention to detail, we quickly established our place in this market, specifically with Catholic High Schools. We are proud of our student travel product(s) With teachers as tour hosts, we operate only small tours. We do not combine groups, unlike "student tour operators." Every student within our tours has connection to others traveling. We marvel at the bonding that springs from these trips. We take great pride in this market. These trips are a highlight as we facilitate spring break and summer tours.
In 2018, we return to The Official Catholic Directory, with specific attention to the 2020 Passion Play in Oberammergau. Once every ten years, the great Passion Play is performed by the locals of the small hamlet of Oberammergau, Germany.
With 30+ years of travel expertise, we look forward to helping plan what best benefits your travels. Be it a multi-generational family group, a gathering of friends, an affinity group, high school group or empty-nesters exploring a new world, we are here for you: Mapping out the perfect journey, a call or text away while you travel, and follow up upon your your return, and of course, ready to help plan your next adventure. We are an endorsed IATAN & ARC agency: IATA 34513861. (Check us)