world youth day

Lisbon 2023

World Youth Day is an event started by St. John Paul II that gathers young people from all over the world in pilgrimage, prayer, and fellowship. It occurs every few years in a different diocese chosen by the Pope, and it is a great way to get to know the universal Church and grow in faith.  WYD 2023 is in Lisbon, Portugal.  ALP is offering a trip open to individuals and small groups.


Day 1: Arrival in Lisbon

Greet ALP staff at Lisbon Airport I Head into Lisbon I Get settled into lodging I Orientation and introductions

Day 2: WYD opening ceremony

Walking tour around Lisbon in the morning I The WYD opening ceremonies begin in the evening 

Day 3: Day trip to Fatima

We will use this day to take a day trip to Fatima which is a 1 hour and 30 minute drive away I Youth festival activities in the evening

Day 4: The Pope arrives

Morning Catachesis I Welcoming ceremony for the Pope in the evening 

Day 5: Stations of the Cross

Morning Catachesis I Stations of the Cross with the Pope I Youth festival events in the evening

Day 6: Pilgrimage walk

Pilgrimage walk I Evening prayer vigil with the Pope I Overnight camp out 

Day 7: Closing mass

Closing mass with the Pope I Walk back to town I Enjoy the last evening with a closing dinner and fellowship

Day 8: Departure

The pilgrimage ends early in the morning I Transportation will be provided to the Lisbon Airport 

*Itinerary subject to change


 Meals will be a combination of hot meals and picnics. Breakfasts provided are in the local style (typically not as hearty as American style). We can accommodate most food allergies if requested in advance.


You may bring whatever type of luggage you would like for this trip.  This is not a backpack-only itinerary.  A detailed packing list will be provided.


Pilgrims should be prepared to sleep on the floor if needed. One night will be spent outside as part of the WYD vigil.

Free trip for small group leaders of 10 pilgrims! Contact us below for more details


(8 Days, 7 Nights)



• 7 nights lodging (1 night outdoors)
• All breakfasts
• All dinners
• Ground transportation
• Airport shuttle at the beginning and end of the pilgrimage
• World Youth Day registration
• Day trip to Fatima
• Pilgrimage materials (reading packet, prayer booklet, maps, group gear)
• Masses and other spiritual activities
• All tips and service charges to drivers, restaurants, etc.


• Flights
• All lunches
• Fee if paying by credit card
• Single-room supplement if available
• Anything else not listed



July 31 - August 7, 2023

Max Capacity: 50 I Sign-up Deadline: March 1st, 2023




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Level 3: There is a lot of walking involved in World Youth Day.  Pilgrims should be prepared to walk at least 9 miles per day.


Pilgrims should expect a full schedule and be prepared to leave early and return late to their lodgings.


There will be a lot of people at World Youth Day, so pilgrims should be prepared to deal with the effects of this such as long lines and bathrooms with only basic sanitary conditions (often porta-potties).


The night of the vigil, which follows the pilgrim walk, will be spent outside.

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Lisbon International Airport (LIS) . Staff will meet you at the airport. The official pilgrimage start time is 1:00p.m.-please arrive before then. Pilgrims will be transported to the city in groups based on arrival time.  Please wait for a confirmation to buy a plane ticket.


Lisbon International Airport (LIS) Transportation to the airport will be provided in groups leaving the city based on flight departure time.  We will provide transportation until noon on departure day.


Each pilgrim should have health insurance. We highly recommend purchasing traveler’s insurance as well.


Must be comfortable with the activity levels listed and have a sense of adventure. Must be able to handle your own luggage and be flexible.


CHRISTOHER BAKERFounder and Director of ALP

There will be other staff/chaperones on this trip with the  ratio of staff/chaperones to pilgrims being about 1:10




Step 1: Sign up

 Fill out our short online form

Step 2: Registration

We will send you the registration packet to complete and send back to us

Step 3: Payment & Confirmation

Please wait to buy your plane ticket until you recieve a confirmation

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