LISBON 2022 - Extension Options COMING MAY 2019
Days in the Diocese
Dates TBA, approx. Aug. 10-15, 2022
Spend the days before WYD with a local host parish. Pilgrims participate in spiritual, cultural, and service activities together with parishioners. The daily itinerary is determined by the Diocese, and your meals and lodging will be provided by your host parish. This is a unique opportunity to grow in fellowship with local Catholic youth. Many of our pilgrims remember Days in the Dioceses as their favorite part of World Youth Day!
Fatima & Santarem
No pilgrimage to Portugal is complete without veneration of Our Lady of Fatima, one of the most important and most recognized Marian apparitions in the world.
Spend the morning in Santarem at the Shrine of the Holy Miracle, the site of a Eucharistic miracle. Then, continue to Fatima for a full afternoon at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.
Mafra, Ericeira, & Sintra
Start your day of Portuguese history and culture in the Mafra National Palace. Continue to Ericiera, Europe's Surf Mecca with an awe inspiring coastline. After lunch, explore picturesque hilltop Sintra.
Sintra & Cascais
Enjoy the perfect combination of Portuguese nature, history, and culture.
Head to hilltop Sintra, the longtime retreat of royalty, to appreciate its quaint villas and stunning National Palace. In the afternoon, continue to coastal Cascais, known for its sandy beaches and busy marina.
Nazare, Alcobaca, & Batalha
Journey to holy sites in charming towns near the Atlantic coast. See 150 years of artistry built into the Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria in Batalha; step into the Cloister of Silence in the Monastery of Alcobaça; and discover the importance of a simple hoofprint at the Shrine of Our Lady of Nazare.
Shrines of the Silver Coast
Spend three days and two nights exploring the holy places of the small cities scattered along Portugal's scenic Silver Coast.
Begin with a morning at the Shrine of the Holy Miracle in Santarem and an afternoon and evening at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima. The next day welcomes you to the monasteries and shrines of Nazare, Alcobaca, and Batalha, and returns you to Fatima for the evening. The final day returns you to Lisbon with a stop in the fortified city of Óbidos to stroll the cobblestone streets and visit the Shrine of Lord Jesus of the Rock.
5 Days, 4 Nights
Pre-WYD: August 10-15
Post-WYD: August 22-26
DAY 0: Pre-WYD, depart your city for Portugal
DAY 1: Arrive in Lisbon, transfer to Fatima, check into hotel, and participate in the evening rosary and procession after dinner.
DAY 2: Full day in Fatima to visit the homes of Ven. Lucia, and Sts. Francisco and Jacinta, the Stations of the Cross, the Cova da Iria and the basilica. Evening rosary and procession after dinner.
DAY 3: Depart Fatima to visit the architectural gothic masterpiece in Batalha, the former Cistercian monastery of Alcobaça and the fishing village of Nazare. Continue on to Balazar, the home of Blessed Alexandrina, overnight near Braga.
DAY 4: Today visit the Shrine of Bom Jesus do Monte with the spectacular Sacred Way of Chapels of the Stations of the Cross. Evening in Porto
DAY 5: Celebrate the Mass of the Assumption before transferring to Lisbon
Ready to go?!
Fill out the contact form on our WYD Groups page, and choose which extensions are of interest to your group. We will prepare a custom quote based on your selections, and will call to discuss your needs and plans.