Day 1: New York
Lisbon Depart New York for the overnight flight(s) to Lisbon. Meals and entertainment will be available on board.
Day 2: Arrival Lisbon
Upon arrival in Lisbon you will go to claim your luggage and go to the arrivals hall where you will meet our representative who will take you to your hotel. This afternoon you will enjoy a city tour of Lisbon which includes a visit to St. Anthony’s church where St. Anthony was born. Dinner and overnight. (D)
Day 3: World Youth Day Lisbon
We will join the Catechesis sessions 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 for dinner and overnight. (B/D)
Day 4: Lisbon - Santarem - Fatima - Lisbon
Today, after breakfast we will drive to Fatima. Our first stop will be 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 shepherd children. Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children; Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco. These apparitions occurred monthly from May through October of 1917. Our Lady’s most prominent message during this time was to pray for world peace. Our profoundly reflective day begins with a visit to the Little Chapel of the Apparitions. This chapel is the site where the Virgin Mary first appeared on May 13, 1917. Continue to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, where we will see the tombs of St. Francisco, St. Jacinta, and Sister Lucia. View the monument that commemorates the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in the square. This Basilica also features fifteen altars, dedicated to the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary. Visit the Museum and exhibition “Fatima: Light and Peace”. Continue with a visit to the Holy Trinity Basilica. After lunch, we will participate 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. 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. Return to Lisbon for dinner and overnight. This evening you will join the events organized by World Youth Day. (B)
Day 5: Lisbon – World Youth Day - Holy Father arrives!
After breakfast, you will have a free day to enjoy the many World Youth Day activities. In the evening attend the Welcome Ceremony with our Holy Father. Return to the hotel for overnight. (B)
Day 6: World Youth Day Lisbon
After breakfast, enjoy the events organized by World Youth Day. Join the World Youth Day Stations of the Cross. Return to hotel for overnight. (B)
Day 7: World Youth Day Lisbon
After breakfast, enjoy the events organized by World Youth Day including participating in the Pilgrimage Walk. This evening you will join the Prayer vigil with our Holy Father. Return to hotel for overnight.
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 everyone young and old 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. After return to the hotel for overnight. (B)
Day 9: Depart Lisbon - New York
After breakfast you will bid farewell to your new friends and to a World Youth Day experience, with memories that will last a lifetime.
*(B,L,D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner