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Pilgrimage Tours to places of religious devotion in Europe and Worldwide

Established in 1961 and working for many years in conjunction with dioceses, parishes and religious groups, Joe Walsh Tours is Europe’s leading tour operator specialising in pilgrimages. Our extensive programme features regular departures to the world’s most famous Marian Shrines of Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje, the Holy Land and Italy. In addition to these traditional pilgrimage destinations, we also offer a selection of departures to the most beautiful and spiritually charged Shrines in France, Spain and Poland, as well as pilgrimage itineraries covering sites connected to St Paul in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus or Malta.

You will find the following pilgrimage packages available throughout the year in our programme:

Lourdes: 2 to 7-night Pilgrimages
Fatima: 4 to 7-night Pilgrimages and a 7-night Pilgrimage & Sun Holiday option including Estoril on the Lisbon Coast
Medjugorje:3 to 7-night Pilgrimages and a 7-night Pilgrimage & Sun Holiday option including Dubrovnik
Holy Land: 8-night Pilgrimages based in Jerusalem & Tiberias
Italy: various pilgrimage itineraries taking in a selection of shrines and places of religious devotion
Shrines of France: 7-night pilgrimages taking in Lourdes, Rocamadour or Paray-le-Monial, Nevers, Paris and Lisieux
Shrines of Europe: 9-night pilgrimages covering Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela and Fatima

For additional information, itineraries or details on a specific destination, please call our experienced pilgrimage specialists:

» Dublin 01 241 0800
» Belfast 028 9099 4854
» Cork 021 427 7959
» Liverpool 0151 909 2871
» Manchester 0161 820 8790
» London 0203 468 0617
» Cardiff 0292 000 3865
» Glasgow 0141 530 5060
» or email info@joewalshtours.ie or info@joewalshtours.co.uk

Joe Walsh Tours Team

We strongly believe that personal input is a vital component of a successful pilgrimage and the level of orientation and support we provide locally is second to none. We maintain a highly qualified team of guides and representatives based in Lourdes, Fatima, Medjugorje & Italy, allowing us to cover all European pilgrimage destinations with our own resources. All our pilgrimage packages include full services of dedicated representatives at all destinations.

Travel Insurance

Our full pilgrimage insurance booklets are available to download below.

Group and Parish Pilgrimages

Take advantage of a perfectly organised pilgrimage designed to meet the exact requirements of your group. Whether you are looking for a comprehensive pilgrimage with daily devotion, or a relaxing parish holiday with a spiritual focus, our friendly and experienced pilgrimage consultants have first-hand knowledge in order to help you find the most suitable option for your group.

We would be pleased to tailor-make a pilgrimage programme to meet your groups’ particular requirements. Let us know about any specific requests of your group and we will be happy to put a programme together to suit your needs.

We offer special discounts and promotional support to all groups wishing to travel with Joe Walsh Tours.


Lourdes is a place of universal meeting and sharing, prayer and celebration of life, visited by more than five million pilgrims from all over the world every year... read more

The small Portuguese town of Fatima is a renowned place of pilgrimage, home to one of the world’s most famous Shrines dedicated to the Virgin Mary... read more

Medjugorje is a special place visited by thousands of pilgrims each year in search of the spirituality and serenity that exists here... read more

Holy Land
Joe Walsh Tours are delighted to continue to offer our pilgrimage programme to the Holy Land with direct flights from Ireland to Tel Aviv... read more

Shrines Of France
The landscape of France is dotted with numerous Shrines and places of religious interest. Our multi-centre escorted tours give pilgrims the opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful French Shrines... read more

Shrines of Poland
Joe Walsh Tours are delighted to invite you on a range of pilgrimage tours to places of deep spiritual devotion in Poland. Follow in the steps of Pope John Paul II in Krakow and Wadowice... read more

Steps of St Paul
Paul the Apostle was one of the earliest Christian missionaries. With his vigour to spread the Gospel, St. Paul spent most of his Christian life travelling over thousands of miles by land and sea, encountering endless difficulties... read more

Shrines of Italy
Italy, a beautiful country steeped in history and culture also offers a huge variety of pilgrimage destinations... read more

Santiago de Compostela
The journey along the Way of St. James continues to attract pilgrims time and again because of its religious nature, its historical continuity and the wealth of cultural heritage... read more


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