Five reasons to travel with Joe Walsh Tours
1. Knowledge and reliability
While on tour, you will always be looked after by our highly qualified team of representatives. They know all about the area and not only are they delighted to share historical and cultural information with you as well as answer any of your questions on the spot. Their indispensable know-how comes in particularly handy when getting around any obstacles and seeing through any problematic situations that may arise along the way. It is great to have them there, travelling along, always at hand to provide local support when you are away from home.
2. Group power!
Joe Walsh Tours is the largest Irish owned tour operator providing group travel and is proud to have been doing this since the early Sixties! We remain a fully family-owned business, meaning that you can expect the same high standard of personal attention and excellent customer care set by our founder over 57 years ago. We carry thousands of customers every year, being able to offer you highest quality tours at unbeatable prices.
3. Comprehensive religious programmes on our pilgrimages
Our pilgrimages include comprehensive religious programmes organised by our highly experienced team of pilgrimage coordinators that include visits to all important shrines and religious sites, prayer programmes and regular masses to highlight your spiritual journey. Most pilgrimages are led by Spiritual Director, ensuring you can enjoy access to small but important shrines and have guaranteed masses in English all along the itinerary.
4. Transport and accommodation
As the largest pilgrimage operation in Ireland and rapidly growing in the UK and North America, we have developed valuable long-term partnerships with our partners. We have access to an extensive flying programme from major and regional airports in Ireland, UK and North America and are able to offer flexible, comfortable and cost-effective flight options with both charter airlines and respected scheduled carriers. Our comfortable airport transfers are included, so you have no hassle trying to find your way and paying extra to get to the shrines which are usually inconveniently located outside major hubs. When it comes to your stay, all our accommodation is located close to the sanctuaries and main churches. We have tried and tested our hotels and guesthouses over the years, making sure they suit our clients’ requirements. The attentive and caring staff is used to our pilgrims visiting year after year. They know exactly how to best address your needs in terms of comfort, a good night’s rest and excellent meals, making sure there are no unpleasant surprises and providing a perfect base for a peaceful pilgrimage.
5. Financially secure holidays
Finally, let us remind you that Joe Walsh Tours is bonded and licensed as a Tour Operator and Travel Agent by the Commission for Aviation Regulation in Ireland and the Civil Aviation Authority in the UK, ensuring financially secure travel from both Ireland and the UK, so you can rest assured that your holidays are safe in our hands. Our TICO number is 50023930.