For more than 30 years, World Youth Day has been an opportunity for the young people of the world to go on pilgrimage. Join us as we share this journey, and discover how Jesus calls each of us to be his disciple. Through our experiences together, we will be strengthened in faith and return to Melbourne ready to share our encounter with the local Church.

Join us on pilgrimage in 2023.

Archbishop Peter has set a huge target for Melbourne…500 young people on pilgrimage together in 2023 to participate in the largest youth gathering in the world — World Youth Day 2023!

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Read the latest about Melbourne's Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2023

Three Great Options

Direct to Lisbon

Short on time or funds, Direct to Lisbon is a great way of participating in this fantastic opportunity. These 14 fun-filled days will see you participating alongside other young people from Melbourne in the major events of World Youth Day including the Papal Welcome, catechesis, and youth festivals, as well as the final pilgrim walk and vigil with Pope Francis and millions of other young Catholics.

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29 July – 15 August 2023 (approx. 14 days)*

*Exact travel dates to be confirmed in 2023.

A$5000 per person (twin share)*

*Final costings to be confirmed in 2023.

WYD2023 Week in Lisbon and a post-WYD retreat.*

*Exact itinerary to be confirmed.

Italian Road Trip

Since the first century, the streets of Rome have echoed with the testimonies of apostles and saints. On fire with the love of the Lord, they have borne witness to their faith, even by the shedding of their blood. Join us as we journey to the eternal city, walk those same streets, visit the tombs of St Peter and St Paul, and immerse ourselves in the lives of these great witnesses. We will then hit the road and visit the shrines of great saints who have embarked on the life of faith and changed the course of the world.

Rome

23 July – 11 August 2023 (approx. 20 days)*

*Exact travel dates to be confirmed in 2023.

A$7000 per person (twin share)*

*Final costings to be confirmed in 2023.

Rome, Assisi, Siena, WYD Week in Lisbon, and a post-WYD retreat.*

*Exact itinerary to be confirmed.

Footsteps of Jesus

Throughout his life and ministry, Jesus called disciples to come follow me.’ Join us as we journey to the Holy Land, walk the same roads and visit some of Christianity’s most historic sites. As we travel through the Holy Land, the Scriptures will come alive. We will be immersed in the story of salvation, discovering what it means to be a disciple and being inspired to embark on our own journey of discipleship with the Lord.

Please note this tour option is only available to those who are 18+ years.

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21 July – 11 August 2023 (approx. 22 days)*

*Exact travel dates to be confirmed in 2023.

A$7990 per person (twin share)*

*Final costings to be confirmed in 2023.

Bethlehem, Jericho, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Cana, Mt Tabor, Caesarea Philippi, Mt of Beatitudes, Haifa, Mt Carmel, Caesarea Maritima, Jerusalem, WYD Week in Lisbon, and a post-WYD retreat.*

*Exact itinerary to be confirmed.

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