World Youth Day 2023 Lisbon

World Youth Day WYD is a worldwide celebration of young Catholics with the Pope and international pilgrimage which takes place in a different country every three years since it was first established by Pope John Paul II in 1986.

The next World Youth Day will be celebrated for the first time in Lisbon, Portugal, between 1st and 6th August 2023. At Joe Walsh Tours we will be announcing travel packages very soon.

“Mary arose and went with haste” (Lk 1:39) is the quote chosen by Pope Francis as the motto of World Youth Day 2023.

Young people from all over the world will gather in Lisbon in August 2023 to share moments of prayer and leisure together over a week with the blessing of Pope Francis.

The Pope will join the celebrations, taking part in the welcoming and opening ceremony, the Way of the Cross, the vigil and the event’s closing mass.


Our World Youth Day 2023 travel packages include:

  • Direct return flights from your destination to Lisbon
  • Private coach transfers
  • Assistance from our English speaking guides
  • Hotel accommodation for your preferred number of nights
  • Breakfast at the hotel each day

We can also organise additional activities such as day trips to Fatima for instance, sightseeing in Lisbon and even tours further afield in Portugal, Spain and Europe, such as Santiago de Compostela, Lourdes, Rome, Poland, etc…

Talk to our travel experts for more details about our World Youth Day 2023 travel packages, to register your interest in upcoming tours or to organise your own group.


WYD 2023 Travel Packages

A 7-night World Youth Day 2023 travel itinerary:

DAY 1: Monday 31st July 2023

Arrive in Lisbon, check in at your accommodation and preparation ahead of World Youth Day opening with your local guide.

DAY 2: Tuesday 1st August 2023

Walking tour of Lisbon and World Youth Day 2023 opening ceremony. 

DAY 3: Wednesday 2nd August 2023

Morning catechesis for the group followed by WYD festival activities.

DAY 4: Thursday 3rd August 2023

Morning catechesis for the group and welcoming ceremony with Pope Francis

DAY 5: Friday 4th August 2023

Morning catechesis for the group and festival activities including Via Crucis.

DAY 6: Saturday 5th August 2023

Pilgrimage walk and evening prayer vigil with Pope Francis.

DAY 7: Sunday 6th August 2023

Closing mass with Pope Francis and pilgrimage walk.

DAY 8: Monday 7th August 2023

Farewell to Lisbon and WYD until next time! Talk to our travel team to continue your pilgrimage.

For groups travelling from the USA and Canada, we highly recommend spending a few more days travelling Europe. Our Travel experts can organise additional activities and visits to special shrines in Europe, such as Santiago de Compostela, Lourdes, Medjugorje, Rome, etc…

Talk to the Joe Walsh Tours Pilgrimages travel experts for advice and to start planning your trip to WYD in Lisbon.

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