World Youth Day Lisbon 2022 & Paris
Your trip includes
- Round-trip airfare to Lisbon (or another European Airport with provided transportation to Lisbon) from other US or Canada Airports
- All airport taxes & fuel surcharges
- World Youth Day official registration fee ($300 *subject to change)
- Transportation to and from WYD events included in your registration
- Accommodations in Lisbon Hotel: (or similar)
- ~ 7 nights in First Class or Superior Tourist class hotel
- Meals provided by WYD Council Registration
- Arrival and departure airport transfers by deluxe motor coach
- English speaking assistance on arrival and departure
- Assistance of a tour guide throughout your stay
- Official World Youth Day Hat
- Official World Youth Day Backpack
- Official World Youth Day Tee Shirt
- Official World Youth Program
- Flight bag & portfolio of all travel documents
- Lunches, Tips to your guide & driver.
Day 1: USA - Lisbon
Depart USA for your overnight flight(s) to Lisbon. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.
Day 2: Arrival Lisbon
Upon arrival in Lisbon you will find your luggage and exit the baggage claim into the arrivals hall where you will be greeted by our representative. After a warm welcome to Portugal, you will be escorted to your lodging. This afternoon, enjoy an orientation tour of Lisbon. Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: World Youth Day Lisbon
Catechesis sessions; WYD participants, organized by linguistic groups, will have catechesis session with Bishops from all over the world. The sessions will take place in churches, schools, auditoriums and sports centers of Lisbon. World Youth Day begins this evening with Mass, following Mass return to hotel/lodging for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: 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: World Youth Day Lisbon
Following breakfast, enjoy organized World Youth Day Events. Welcoming ceremony with our Holy Father.
Day 6: World Youth Day Lisbon
Following breakfast, enjoy organized World Youth Day Events. Participate in the World Youth Day Stations of the Cross.
Day 7: World Youth Day Lisbon
Following breakfast, enjoy organized World Youth Day Events. Today participate in the Pilgrimage Walk. This evening there will be a Prayer vigil with our Holy Father.
Day 8: World Youth Day Lisbon
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 to their faith, as the Lord did with his Apostles. Afterwards participate in the Pilgrimage Walk back to lodging. Rest up before dinner.
Day 9: 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. Following lunch, we will return to Paris and visit the Eiffel Tower. We will then head to the hotel and free time. Dinner and overnight.
Day 10: 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: Paris - USA
After an early breakfast we will make our way to the airport for return flight(s) home.
About your trip
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.