Pilgrimages for Groups


We have a selection of wonderful pilgrimages for groups to historic destinations across Europe and beyond, from the Marian sanctuaries of Lourdes, Medjugorje and Fatima to the ancient trails of the Camino de Santiago, the shrine of Padre Pio in Italy or even Jerusalem and the Holy Land.

If you are looking to organise a pilgrimage for your parish, diocese or private group, the Joe Walsh Tours team is here to help.

Whether you are organising a pilgrimage experience with a detailed religious programme or a parish trip with a spiritual focus combined with relaxing and sightseeing, our friendly and experienced pilgrimage travel experts will guide you and find the best tour and pilgrimage destination for your group.

Have a look at a selection of our Pilgrimages for Groups below for ideas and travel inspiration; or check out our PILGRIMAGE DESTINATIONS page. Our experienced travel experts will create the perfect pilgrimage for you.

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TIPS TO ORGANISE YOUR GROUP PILGRIMAGE


Our travel experts have been organising pilgrimages for groups such as parishes, charities and organisations for many decades, we share their top tips to help you organise your group pilgrimage.

These are some of the most important things to consider by group leaders:

  • CHOOSING A PILGRIMAGE DESTINATION

From the Marian shrines of Lourdes and Fatima to the Holy Land or the Camino de Santiago, our team can help you find the right pilgrimage destination for your group.

We have great ideas and suggestions for your group pilgrimage and our experienced travel team is here to help you start planning.

  • PLAN IN ADVANCE

This is important particularly if you would like to travel during important dates such as Easter, feast days and religious festivals.

Our team will advise you on the best time to travel to each of the pilgrimage destinations.

In addition to dates, consider also your group size and if your group will be travelling together from the same airport or if you will need flights organised for pilgrims to join the group from other countries.

  • ACTIVITIES FOR THE GROUP

Our pilgrimage tours include a detailed spiritual schedule with masses and special ceremonies. It is worth considering additional activities that might be required for the group such as social evenings, sightseeing tours or special visits in addition to the spiritual schedule.

  • PREPARATION

Does your group pilgrimage require any additional preparation? For instance, if you are planning a few days walking the Camino de Santiago, you might need to advise group members to do some walking in advance.

Depending on the fitness levels and difficulty of the trail, you might consider a support bus or an easier itinerary.

  • SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Consider important special requirements for your group, such as mobility related requests that will need to be taken into account by airlines and hotels and dietary requirements.

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  • SPIRITUAL AND PRACTICAL SUPPORT

Our group pilgrimages are supported 24/7 by our expert guides and guidance from a dedicated spiritual director can also be arranged, if required.

  • TALK TO OUR PILGRIMAGE TEAM

Our knowledgeable team has been organising pilgrimage tours for groups for many years, talk to us for advice, suggestions and how we can make your pilgrimage a special experience.

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