|JMJ Youth Pilgrimages (aka Youth in Europe), Official pilgrimage provider for World Youth Day .com, a CA Non-Profit||
Experience France & Italy
Would you like to:
- Explore Castles, Monasteries, and ancient ruins?
- Bathe in the sacred waters of Lourdes?
- See the incorrupt saints of the Church?
- Visit the Catacombs, the Vatican Museum and the Pantheon?
- Follow in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi?
- Pray in St. Peter’s Basilica, Sistine Chapel and the crypts of the martyrs?
- Share this experience with friends?
*flight cost will be confirmed with reservation
**Payment dates may be adjusted depending on actual departure dates
*** specific locations subject to rearrange within the daily itinerary depending on actual dates of travel
15 Day Itinerary
Day 1 Depart your city for Paris
Day 2 Arrive in Paris, check into convent, walk the ancient center of Paris visiting Notre Dame, Ste. Chapelle, the Holocaust Memorial, evening at the Basilica of the Sacre Coeur
Day 3 Pray at the shrine of the Miraculous Medal, witness the incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure, walk through the catacombs of Paris, evening at the Eiffel Tower
Day 4 Day Trip to Chartres to experience the most magnificent Gothic Cathedral in France, pray before the relic of Mary's veil
Day 5 Morning train or bus to Lourdes, evening candle light procession in honor of Our Lady, time permitting
Day 6 Take time for confession and to Bathe in the sacred waters of Lourdes, pray in the basilicas of Lourdes and the where Mary appeared, walk the Stations of the Cross in the spirit of St. Bernadette
Day 7 Morning train or bus to Paris*, flight to Rome
Day 8 Travel by train or bus to Assisi, the medieval hillside hamlet of St. Francis and St. Claire, watch the sunset from the castle
Day 9 Visit the Basilicas of St. Francis and St. Claire, the Temple of Minerva and spend time exploring Assisi
Day 10 Morning train or bus to Rome. Afternoon walking tour of Ancient Rome: Piazza Navona, various churches, Pantheon and the Spanish Steps
Day 11 Pray at San Pietro in Vincoli, witness the Coliseum and Roman Forum (entrance optional), enjoy the Gesu and Trevi Fountain
Day 12 Explore the Catacombs of San Callisto, St. John Lateran, the Holy Stairs and Santa Croce
Day 13 Marvel at St. Peter's, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel
Day 14 Spend time in St. Mary Major and Santa Prassede. Possible Papal Angelus and free time
Day 15 Depart Rome for your city
*departure city to Rome subject to change for group size or logistics
Roundtrip airfare from your city to Europe, Transportation within Europe, two meals per day, hostel or convent lodging, entrance fees, JMJ Youth guide from arrival to departure in Europe. Daily mass will be part of your schedule.