Package 6:
Taizé, Lourdes and Compostela, Days in the Diocese, WYD

Package 6: Taizé, Lourdes and Compostela


July 18, 2023


August 9, 2023




Package 6 is a 23-day pilgrimage that will take pilgrims to France.

This package includes

  • Round trip flight Montreal-Lyon / Lisbon-Montreal with Transat 
  • Bus transfers according to the itinerary 
  • Contribution for the stay in Taizé (5 nights accommodation, meals and activities) 
  • 3 nights accommodation in hotels – 2 nights in Lourdes and 1 night in Santiago 
  • 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners 
  • Guided tour of the Lourdes sanctuary 
  • Guided tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela 
  • Services of a Spiritours representative in Lisbon during the WYD 
  • All taxes (including airport taxes) 
  • 24-hour emergency services
  • Mission Jeunesse & WYD Kit administration fees
  • Solidarity fee
  • Insurance (unless you already have your own travel insurance)
  • Days in the Diocese registration fee
  • WYD registration fee

This package does not include

  • Some meals (depending on the itinerary)
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Expenses related to the COVID-19 (Tests, vaccination, etc.




Day 1: Departure from Montreal – 07/18/2023

Departure from P.E. Trudeau airport, Montreal, for your flight with Transat

Day 2: LYON-TAIZÉ – 07/19/2023

Arrival at Lyon Saint Exupéry airport, welcome and transfer by bus to Taize (1h20 drive). Installation in your accommodation. Participation in the life of the community.

Coming to Taize is an invitation to seek communion with God through common prayer, singing, silence, personal meditation and sharing.

A stay in Taizé can be an opportunity to take a step back from one’s daily life, to meet very diverse people and to reflect on a commitment in the Church and in society.

During a stay in Taizé, everyone participates in the community life and in the proposed program.

Dinner and overnight stay on site.


Day 3: TAIZÉ – 20/07/2023

Participation in the community life and the proposed program.

All meals and overnight in Taizé


Day 4: TAIZÉ – 07/21/2023

Participation in community life and the proposed program.

All meals and overnight in Taizé

Day 5: TAIZÉ – 07/22/2023

Participation in community life and the proposed program.

All meals and overnight in Taizé

Day 6: TAIZÉ – LOURDES – 07/23/2023

After breakfast, departure by bus to Lourdes (750 km). Settle into your accommodation. Torchlight procession in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay in Lourdes.

Day 7: LOURDES – 07/24/23

After breakfast, visit of the sanctuary city: from the famous Grotto of the apparitions to the church of Saint Bernadette, passing by the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, let’s discover the sanctuaries of Lourdes which total 22 places of worship and gathering. Mass in the morning. In order to better understand the message of the grotto, it is worthwhile, in the afternoon, to walk in the footsteps of Bernadette Soubirous, the little girl from Lourdes who, for more than a century and a half, “made the world go by” as the guardians of public order reproached her: the dungeon, her father’s house, the Boly mill, St. Bernadette’s Hospice. Rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight stay. (PD/S)


After breakfast, departure by bus to Santiago de Compostela (880 km). Installation at your accommodation. Dinner and overnight stay.


In the morning, guided tour of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, mass, then drive to the host diocese (within 200 km of Porto).

Day 10: Day in the host diocese – 27/07/2023

Program of activities organized by the host diocese in Portugal

Day 11: Day in host diocese – 07/28/2023

Program of activities organized by the host diocese in Portugal

Day 12: Day in host diocese – 07/29/2023

Day 13: Day in host diocese – 07/30/2023

Day 14: Host Diocese – Lisbon – 07/31/2023

Transfer from host diocese to Lisbon by bus. (simple accommodation provided by the official WYD organization)

Day 15: WYD Lisbon – 01/08/2023

Opening ceremony of the WYD

Day 16: WYD Lisbon – 02/08/2023

Catechesis morning, WYD Youth Festival events.

Day 17: WYD Lisbon – 03/08/2023

Morning Catechesis, Welcome Ceremonies of the Holy Father.

Day 18: WYD Lisbon – 04/08/2023

Morning catechesis, WYD Youth Festival events, and Way of the Cross.

Day 19: WYD Lisbon – 05/08/2023

Pilgrimage walk, prayer vigil with the Holy Father.

Day 20: WYD Lisbon – 06/08/2023

Morning Mass with the Pope, pilgrimage walk to accommodation.

Day 21: Lisbon – rest day – 07/08/2023

Rest day to enjoy the beach and/or walk around Lisbon.

Day 22: LISBON – FATIMA – LISBON – 08/08/2023

Day trip to Fatima. Visit to the sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, a major world center of pilgrimage since the recognition by the Catholic Church, in 1930, of the apparitions of the Virgin Mary received by three little shepherds in the village of Fatima in the year 1917.

In the afternoon, time for a free visit to Fatima (small train ($), houses of the saints, Way of the Cross…).

Return to Lisbon at the end of the day. Dinner and overnight in Lisbon.

Day 23: RETURN FLIGHT – 09/08/2023

Transfer to Lisbon airport for your return flight.

In partnership
with Spiritours

A tour operator specializing in the organization of healing trips, with a focus on sustainable tourism.

The reference in Quebec

Founded in 2003, we are the pioneer agency in the field of healing travel and the reference in Canada in the organization of spiritual trips, pilgrimages and retreats to contribute to the positive transformation of people's lives.

We are also members of the economy of communion, an economic model inspired by the social doctrine of the Church, which commits to sharing its profits with the most needy.