Pilgrimages

Pilgrimage Tours to Places of Religious Devotion in Europe and Worldwide


We have been proudly organising pilgrimages for over 50 years to an extensive choice of religious destinations, including the world’s most famous Marian Shrines of Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje, the Holy Land, where in the 4th Century early pilgrims made the first sacred journeys to visit sites associated to the life of Jesus, and Rome, the centre of the Catholic faith. In addition to the most popular destinations, our comprehensive programme also gives devout pilgrims the opportunity to follow in the steps of the Apostles in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Malta, walk the route to the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela or visit the most beautiful and spiritually charged Shrines of France, Italy and Central Europe in Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.

As you make your journey led by a Spiritual Director, you understand the historical, cultural and religious context in which events occurred and learn about the charisma and spirituality of the saints, Christian martyrs and founders of our religious orders, making each one of our pilgrimages an experience of a lifetime.

We strongly believe that personal input is a vital component of a successful pilgrimage and as a family run, 100% Irish company, we remain committed to traditional customer service principles and continually strive to provide the best possible care of our clients. Our experienced pilgrimage consultants are available to discuss your needs and any specific travel requirements you may have.

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For additional information and specific itineraries, please contact one of our Pilgrimage Specialists on 01 241 0800 or email info@joewalshtours.ie.

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Group & Parish pilgrimages


Take advantage of a perfectly organized pilgrimage tour 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 that also incorporates some sightseeing and day trips in the area, our friendly and experienced staff have first-hand knowledge in order to help you find the most suitable option for your group.

We would be pleased to tailor-make our standard pilgrimage programme to meet your groups’ particular requirements. We offer special discounts and promotional support to all groups wishing to travel with Joe Walsh Tours.

Let us know about any specific requests of your group and we will be happy to tailor our standard pilgrimage programme to suit your needs. Our dedicated team are only an email or a call away!

Locally Based Operation


While on pilgrimage, your group will be looked after by our highly qualified team of representatives who will always be at hand to provide local support when you are away from home.

Should you wish to avail of the services of a tour escort to ensure that everything runs smoothly from start to finish, we will be delighted to make one of our pilgrimage coordinators available to travel with your group. We have dedicated teams of professional representatives living and working in our major pilgrimages destinations such as Lourdes, Fatima, Medjugorje and Italy, providing the highest level of customer service to ensure that you have an enjoyable and fulfilling pilgrimage. They are always on hand to look after your every need and share their knowledge of the area.

Destinations


Lourdes
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

Fatima
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
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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