WYD Lisbon 2023

01 - 06 August 2023
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“Mary arose and went with haste”Lk 1:39 

This is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the 28th World Youth Day held for the first time in the capital city of Lisbon, Portugal. The scripture describes the Visitation of Mary to her cousin Elizabeth, following the Annunciation, when the angel announced to Mary that she would be the Mother of the Son of God, the theme of the last WYD in Panama.

WYD Lisbon

01 - 06 August 2023

174Days
11Hours
14Mins
55Secs

WYD Week

The WYD week takes place over six days, beginning with an Opening Mass and concluding with an evening Vigil and Final Mass with the Pope. During the week, pilgrims from all walks of life attend Catechesis sessions and unite in prayer and the sacraments. A Youth Festival will also take place each day where pilgrims can reach across barriers of language and culture and celebrate together their Catholic faith through music and theatre and all manner of celebrations. Though WYD events are aimed at young people aged 16-35, people of all ages are welcome to come and be a part of the occasion.

WYD Lisbon 2023

Sample Tour Itineraries

  • Lisbon Portugal

    WYD Direct: Lisbon & Fatima

    14 Days
    Availability : 29 July - 11 August 2023
    Australia
    Portugal
    Journey into the heart and soul of Portugal, to join Pope Francis for the 16th International World Youth Day in Lisbon, where young pilgrims from across the globe come together for a week of prayer, worship and celebration. Following the […]
  • Jerusalem, Israel

    Footsteps of Jesus

    22 Days
    Availability : 21 July - 11 August 2023
    Australia
    Israel & Portugal
    Watch the Gospels come alive on this most authentic faith journey live on location in the Holy Land of Israel. Take the chronological road of Jesus’ life from Bethlehem to Nazareth and Lake Galilee to Jerusalem as we prepare for […]
  • WYD Lisbon Famil

    7 Nights / 10 Days
    Availability : 13 - 22 September 2022
    Australia
    Portugal
    This Familiarisation Tour is available to designated group representatives from dioceses and religious groups travelling under the care of Harvest Journeys for WYD 2023. An opportunity to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and culture of Portugal and Lisbon, the […]
  • Lourdes Sanctuary

    Road of Saints

    22 Days
    Availability : 21 July - 11 August 2023
    Australia
    France, Spain & Portugal
    Journey through holy shrines and mountainous villages touched by a profound grace of Mary and some of the Church’s greatest saints. From Paray-le-Monial, Ars and Lourdes to Caleruega and Avila, we weave a pilgrim trail through the glorious countryside and […]
  • Florence, Italy

    Italy: Venice to Rome

    22 Days
    Availability : 21 July - 11 August 2023
    Australia
    Italy & Portugal
    Embark on this journey of a lifetime as we unearth the spiritual treasures of Italy, while befriending St Anthony, St Catherine, St Francis and his mission to ‘Go rebuild my Church’. Be inspired by these holy men and women as […]
  • Vatican

    Italy: Rome to Turin

    22 Days
    Availability : 21 July - 11 August 2023
    Australia
    Italy & Portugal
    Not only is Italy a land of unforgettable charm and beauty, it is also a land made rich in grace by its colourful history of holy men and women. Follow their paths etched into our faith heritage from the great […]
  • Avila, Spain

    WYD Direct: Avila, Lisbon & Fatima

    15 Days
    Availability : 28 July - 11 August 2023
    Australia
    Spain & Portugal
    Journey directly to the heart of Spain and onto the medieval walled city of Avila in honour of St Teresa. Then join the youth of the world in Lisbon for the 16th International World Youth Day – for a week […]
  • Segovia Spain

    Fields of Grace

    22 Days
    Availability : 21 July - 11 August 2023
    Australia
    Belgium, France, Spain & Portugal
    As we journey through the sites along the Australian Remembrance Trail, we remember and honour our forebears. Lest we forget. We then weave a pilgrim trail through the glorious countryside and most sacred regions of France and Spain and continue […]

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Harvest WYD Journeys

Harvest partners with the world’s best pilgrim ground operators and guides who share a passion for the sacred and impart knowledge about holy and historical sites, expertise about local cuisine and customs, and provide a welcoming experience and unique care and insight at each stage of the journey.

For over 35 years, Harvest has been singularly devoted to faith-based travel. We are 100% dedicated to Catholic pilgrimage and providing every traveller with the greatest opportunities to reap the abundant fruit that pilgrimage provides.

Having served various appointments over many years including Official Tour Operator for the Canonisation of Mary MacKillop, World Youth Day 2011 Madrid and 2013 in Rio de Janeiro we are the experts in providing the best World Youth Day Pilgrimage experience.

Harvest is a specialist tour operator and a full member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO), the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS).

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