Joe Walsh Tours Pick of Favourite Tours for 2020
We're celebrating the New Year with more than 50 new tour dates being announced. We're calling it now; 2020 is the year of travel, exploration and adventure!
We've got tonnes of new tours with lots of variety; Escorted Tours to Europe, Pilgrimages, Battlefields, Music & Fun in the Sun with Paul Claffey, Camino, Oberammergau, Long-Haul, Sun Holidays, Leinster Rugby and much more!
With that in mind, here are some of our personal favourites...
1. European Escorted Tours
We're jetting off to some of the top destinations in Europe to experience the culture, food and history within these amazing places!
Bordeaux and Basque Country: One for the wine lovers! This tour will allow you to enjoy 3 nights in the wine capital of France, where you will visit a vineyard in the Medoc region and take part in a Wine Tour Train (which of course includes tasting)! When leaving Bordeaux, you will stop off in Biarritz and San Sebastian before making your way to Pamplona, where you will stay for 4 nights. You will spend some time exploring the Old Town, and enjoy the famous food within the many pixto bars...
Prague, Bratislava and Vienna: Enjoy the fairytale city of Prague where you will spend 3 nights exploring Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and the Old Town Square. Afterwards, you will make your way to the historic city of Bratislava where you will stay for 4 nights and will have the opportunity to take a day trip to Vienna.
Munich and Lake Constance: This escorted tour offers a refreshing mix of both city and nature. You will spend 3 nights in Munich and 4 nights in Konstanz. Explore the bustling city before visiting the Black Forest, enjoying a lake ferry cruise and a brewery tour.
Galicia and Northern Portugal: Enjoy the stunning city of Porto for 3 nights before moving on to the magnificent city of Santiago de Compostela for 4 nights. You will get to experience part of the Camino, listen to famous Spanish musicians in Vigo and try the delicious wine that Porto has to offer!
Lake Garda, Venice and Milan: Discover the north of Italy with 3 nights spent in Treviso and 4 nights in Riva del Garda. On this tour you will experience Venice, Padua, Verona, Bolzano and Milan! This is a tour not to be missed...
Andalucía: Explore the region of Andalucía and visit cities such as Granada, Cordoba, Antequera and Seville. You will stay 3 nights in Granada before transferring to Seville for 4 nights. This tour provides the perfect mix of guided tours and free time!
Check out our full list of European Escorted Tours here...
2. Pilgrimages to Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje
We’re offering regular departures to the world’s most famous Shrines of Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje. Joe Walsh Tours is Europe’s leading tour operator specialising in pilgrimages.
Our extensive programme stretches well beyond the typical pilgrimage destinations. We also operate tours to lesser known pilgrimage destinations such as; France, Poland, Lithuania, Spain and Italy to name a few.
Our highly qualified team of guides and representatives are based on the ground in a number of the most popular pilgrimage destinations globally.
Check out our full list of Pilgrimages here...
3. Experience the Holy Land
Join us in the footsteps of Jesus as we depart on a once in a lifetime experience to the Holy Land...
Our full escorted pilgrimages and cultural tours allow you to avoid lengthy stopovers and travel in comfort as you fly direct from Dublin. Enjoy delicious local and international cuisine, take a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, travel by cable car to Masada, float in the Dead Sea and explore places like historic Jerusalem and vibrant Tel Aviv!
Check out our full list of Holy Land Tours here...
4. Walk Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago is a network of walking routes which all lead to Santiago de Compostela. This route was originally designed as a pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James.
The French Way is by far the most popular route of the Camino, and certainly one of our favourites! Each of our clients are provided with a pilgrim passport before departing which can be stamped along the way at churches, hotels and cafes. On arrival in Santiago de Compostela, your walking guide will present all passports at the pilgrim office in order to obtain your Camino certificate.
This year, we’re extremely excited to announce our new route along the Portuguese Coastal Way, our coach trip and our special departure date which will take in the Feast of St. James in Santiago.
Check out our full list of Camino Tours here...
5. Cheer on Leinster on one of our Rugby Trips!
Joe Walsh Tours is proud to act as the official tour operator to Leinster Rugby. We offer tour packages to away games for the European Rugby Champions Cup, Guinness Pro14 and the Heineken Champions Cup.
Each of our away game packages include return flights (often on the team’s private charter), hotel accommodation, coach transfers and optional tickets to matches.
Check out our full list of Leinster Rugby Tours here...
Each of the above tours are available to book now online or by calling our office on (01) 241 0800. If you have any queries in relation to any of the above tours, please do not hesitate to get in touch and a member of our team would be happy to help.