World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 & Paris - Catholic Pilgrimage

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World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 & Paris

July 30 – August 9, 2023

WYD2023B

World Youth Day Lisbon 2023 & Paris

July 30 – August 9, 2023

WYD2023B

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Lisbon (St. Anthony) · Santarem (Eucharistic Miracle) · Fatima · Sintra · Mata Beach · Paris (Miraculous Medal) · Chartres

From the time you arrive, you are greeted with the life of St. Anthony of Padua (Patron Saint of Lost Things.) Then you are on your way to Fatima, home to the three shepherd children who witnessed the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 100 years ago!

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Your trip includes

  • Round-trip airfare to Lisbon (including Airport Taxes and Fuel Surcharges)
         
  • Transportation to and from WYD events included in your registration
  • Accommodations in Lisbon Hotel in double occupancy
      ~ 7 Nights: July 31 – August 7: Hotel Tivoli, Lisbon
      ~ 2 Nights: August 7 - 9: Pullman Hotel, Paris
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and Dinner daily
  • Lunch on Day-Tour to Fatima Only
  • Juice and Mineral Water with Meals
  • Transportation by air-conditioned motor coach
  • Professional Escort/Ground Staff throughout World Youth Day
  • Professional local Catholic Guide on Tours where required
  • Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
  • World Youth Day Registration Fees and Booklets
  • Mass daily & Spiritual activities
  • Spiritual Directors throughout to celebrate Mass, daily Rosary, and Confession.
Not included
  • Lunches and Beverages not mentioned, Tips to your daily Escort, Individual transfers.
Optional
Travel Protection

Providing you coverage for situations that may arise during your trip, including medical and dental emergencies, loss of luggage, trip delay, and so much more.

Cancel For Any Reason Waiver

A Cancellation Waiver - allowing you to cancel your trip and receive a refund anytime - up until 48 hours prior to departure.

Itinerary

Day 1, Sunday, July 30: Depart for Europe

Depart for your overnight flight(s) to Lisbon. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Day 2, Monday, July 31: Arrive Lisbon or a neighboring airport. Transfer to lodging and prepare for World Youth Day week.

Upon arrival in Portugal, will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by our representative. You will be escorted to your lodging. (pending arrival, we may have an orientation tour of Lisbon). Dinner and overnight.

Day 3, Tuesday, August 1: Lisbon: Day Tour

Today, we will head to Fatima, on the way will stop in town of Santarem for Mass at St. Stephens Church, and to venerate the 13th Century Eucharistic Miracle. Continue to Fatima, a Hamlet of Aljustrel, the birthplace and home of the three (3) shepherd children. Here we will pray and meditate upon one of Our Blessed Mother's apparition sites. Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children; Lucia (age 10), Jacinta (age 7), and Francisco (age 9). These apparitions occurred monthly from May until October of 1917. Historically, as the entire world was in true turmoil, Our Lady's most prominent message during this time was to pray for world peace. The destruction of the world at that point in history was also mentioned by Our Lady in her messages of Fatima, and more specifically, in her second secret to the children. Our profoundly reflective day begins with a visit to the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. This simple, yet modern, chapel is the site where the Virgin Mary first appeared on May 13, 1917. Continue with a visit to the stunning neoclassical church, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. This Sacred space contains the tombs of St. Francisco, St. Jacinta, and Sister Lucia. View the monument that commemorates the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the square. Due to Our Lady's consistency in Her messages to pray the Rosary, this Basilica also features fifteen altars, dedicated to the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. While in the Basilica, you will be able to feel, through the Love of Our Lord and Lady, the many graces that were received here. Visit the Museum and exhibition "Fatima: Light and Peace". Continue with a visit to the Holy Trinity Basilica. After lunch, we will experience Christ's unconditional love by participating in the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra. The "Sacred Way" marks the path taken by the shepherd children of Fatima to their first apparition with Our Lady. It is composed of fifteen (15) small Chapels in commemoration of the Passion of Our Lord. The fifteenth station, the Resurrection, can be found close to the Chapel of Calvary, dedicated to St. Stephen, King of Hungary. The day ends with a visit to Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's August 1917 apparition, and the first and third apparition of the Angel. Your night will conclude by returning to Lisbon for overnight.

*World Youth Day begins this evening with Mass

Day 4, Wednesday, August 2: World Youth Day Lisbon – Santarem - Fatima - Lisbon

Today, we will head to Fatima, on the way will stop in town of Santarem for Mass at St. Stephens Church, and to venerate the 13th Century Eucharistic Miracle. Continue to Fatima, a Hamlet of Aljustrel, the birthplace and home of the three (3) shepherd children. Here we will pray and meditate upon one of Our Blessed Mother's apparition sites. Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children; Lucia (age 10), Jacinta (age 7), and Francisco (age 9). These apparitions occurred monthly from May until October of 1917. Historically, as the entire world was in true turmoil, Our Lady's most prominent message during this time was to pray for world peace. The destruction of the world at that point in history was also mentioned by Our Lady in her messages of Fatima, and more specifically, in her second secret to the children. Our profoundly reflective day begins with a visit to the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. This simple, yet modern, chapel is the site where the Virgin Mary first appeared on May 13, 1917. Continue with a visit to the stunning neoclassical church, the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. This Sacred space contains the tombs of St. Francisco, St. Jacinta, and Sister Lucia. View the monument that commemorates the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the square. Due to Our Lady's consistency in Her messages to pray the Rosary, this Basilica also features fifteen altars, dedicated to the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. While in the Basilica, you will be able to feel, through the Love of Our Lord and Lady, the many graces that were received here. Visit the Museum and exhibition “Fatima: Light and Peace”. Continue with a visit to the Holy Trinity Basilica. After lunch, we will experience Christ's unconditional love by participating in the Stations of the Cross along the Via Sacra. The "Sacred Way" marks the path taken by the shepherd children of Fatima to their first apparition with Our Lady. It is composed of fifteen (15) small Chapels in commemoration of the Passion of Our Lord. The fifteenth station, the Resurrection, can be found close to the Chapel of Calvary, dedicated to St. Stephen, King of Hungary. The day ends with a visit to Valinhos, the site of Our Lady's August 1917 apparition, and the first and third apparition of the Angel. Your night will conclude by returning to Lisbon for dinner and overnight.

*This evening we will participate in organized World Your Day events as scheduled.

Day 5, Thursday, August 3: World Youth Day Lisbon

Today World Youth Day participants will have catechesis sessions with Bishops, taking place in churches, schools, auditoriums and sports centers of Lisbon.

*Welcoming ceremony with our Holy Father!

Day 6, Friday, August 4: World Youth Day Lisbon – Sintra - Lisbon

Upon landing at Lisbon Portela, we will make our way to the picturesque town of Sintra, a charming example of a Portuguese town where there are cobbled streets and traditional painted buildings fill with family operated cafes and unique shops. While there, we will explore its extravagant Palaces, ancient Castles, and incredible scenery. We will also stop by the pretty Church of Ingreja de Santa Maria, before some free time, and then continue back to Lisbon for dinner and overnight.

*This afternoon enjoy organized World Youth Day events and the Stations of the Cross

Day 7, Saturday, August 5: World Youth Day - Pilgrimage Walk

Experience World Youth Day and its events. This evening we participate in the Prayer Vigil with our Holy Father.

*Evening Adoration with the Holy Father, followed by Confession and WYD Events.

Day 8, Sunday, August 6: World Youth Day Lisbon – Closing Mass – Mata Beach

Today we’ll attend World Youth Day Mass of Sending. This morning the Pope will concelebrate Mass with thousands of Bishops and Priests, and he will address young people and those who are not so young, to send them out to the world to witness their faith, as the Lord did with his Apostles. After, we will make our way back to the Hotel to freshen up, and then board our Bus and make our way to Mato Beach – one of Portugal’s famous beaches For the remainder of the day, you will have free time to spend at your own leisure in Lisbon, followed by your final Dinner and overnight.

*World Youth Day - Closing Ceremony.

Day 9, Monday, August 7: Depart Lisbon – Paris

This morning we leave Lisbon for flight(s) to Paris. Upon arrival in Paris, visit and attend Mass at the magnificent, Sacre Coeur Basilica that stands atop Montmartre Hill. The Basilica, dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, was originally built in 1914 as an act of penance for the infidelity that France was experiencing during that time. While on your visit, in addition to the extraordinary artwork and architecture that forms the Basilica, you will see the beautiful mosaic of the Risen Christ, and the remarkable Grand Organ. Celebrate Mass at the Crypt that contains the Tombs of many notable Cardinals. We will then return to Paris and visit the Eiffel Tower. We will then head to the hotel and free time. Dinner and overnight.

Day 10, Tuesday, August 8: Paris – Chartres - Paris

Today, you will enjoy a full sightseeing tour of Paris. After breakfast, you will visit the Louvre for half day touring of this world-renowned museum. After a light lunch we depart for Chartres, known worldwide for its massive Cathedral Notre Dame, and its incredible stained-glass windows from the 12th and 13th century. The World Heritage site, UNESCO, calls the Cathedral "the high point of French Gothic art" and a "masterpiece". We will return to the hotel for free time before dinner, after dinner we will take a night cruise throughout Paris and witness why Paris is the city of lights

Day 11, Wednesday, August 9: Paris – Return Home

This morning we will transfer to Charles de Gaul airport for our return flight(s) home.



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2023 Dates & Prices

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Jul 24
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Aug 3, 2023
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Jul 25
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Aug 3, 2023
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*All pricing is per person

Would you like to arrive earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will change your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us: sales@206tours.com

Options and upgrades

Options & Upgrades

*All pricing is per person

Earn a Free Trip

For groups of 20 or more, you may choose your own departure and earn FREE trips.

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Would you like to arrive earlier or stay later?

Let us know at the time of registration if you would like to arrive earlier, or stay later, than the scheduled tour dates, and pending availability, we will change your airline reservations accordingly, at no additional cost. Pre- and/or post-stays at the hotel will cost an additional fee. These options should be available to you when registering online, or simply contact us: sales@206tours.com

About your trip

  • Lisbon (St. Anthony)
  • Santarem (Eucharistic Miracle)
  • Fatima
  • Sintra
  • Mata Beach
  • Paris (Miraculous Medal)
  • Chartres
About Fatima:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima is one of most famous Marian shrines in the world. 4 million Pilgrims visit Fatima each year! Many are drawn by the apparitions of the Virgin Mary to the three local shepherd children, in 1917. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the shepherd children on the 13th day of six consecutive months in 1917, starting on May 13th until October 13th. The events at Fatima gained fame due to their elements of prophecy and eschatology, particularly with regard to possible world war and the conversion of Russia.

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