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Arise and Go!

Join the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City for World Youth Day
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Arise and Go!

Join the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City for World Youth Day
Learn More About the Trip

July 27 – August 8, 2023

Arise and go with your friends and family to explore Rome and the Vatican on our way to World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal.

World Youth day is a “Global Celebration of Young People” according to the USCCB and each time the event is held it attracts millions of Catholic Youth from around the world. This is truly one of the most impressive showings of the Universal Church you may ever see. Join us for a pilgrimage that is certain to inspire and enliven your faith and give you new hope for our Lord’s work around the world.

Jesus is inviting you on an adventure and he’s waiting for you in Rome and Lisbon. Let’s see what he has in store for us!

Fr. Jerome Krug

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

A Professionally Curated Pilgrimage Trip

We have partnered with Select International Tours, whose impeccable 35-year record of excellence and innovation makes them the first-choice pilgrimage company of prominent Catholic Clergy and Leaders. Their expert staff is arranging all our travel and accommodations as well as top-tier local Christian guides to assist our group while traveling. So, you can rest assured that every detail is taken care of.

Trip Details

Itinerary

DAY 1: July 27,  Thursday,  Depart USA:

Gather at Oklahoma City Airport where we board our overnight flight to Rome, Italy. Dinner and breakfast will be served on the plane.

DAY 2: July 28,  Friday, ROME

We arrive in Rome, to meet our English-speaking guides and transfer to St. Paul Outside the Walls for a visit. Time permitting we visit Tre Fontane Convent to see where St. Paul was beheaded. Mass will be celebrated. Check into the hotel for dinner and overnight in Rome. (D.)

 

DAY 3: July 29,  Saturday, CHRISTIAN ROME

Following breakfast, we visit St. Mary Major and St. John the Lateran, and the Holy Stairs next door. The rest of the day is at leisure in Rome to explore on your own or visit a museum.  Optional: Possible excursion to visit the Catacombs where we can celebrate Mass.  Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B.D.)

DAY 4: July 30,  Sunday, TREASURES OF THE VATICAN

This morning we visit St. Peter’s Basilica where we attend Mass and have a guided tour with headphones followed by a visit to the Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon we have a walking tour of Rome including the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navone. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B.D.)

 

DAY 5: July 31,  Monday, ROME to LISBON FLIGHT

We transfer to the airport for a flight to Lisbon. Settle into your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Lisbon. (B.D.)

 

DAY 6: August 01,  Tuesday  –  WYD- LISBON

This morning, after breakfast you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the city of Lisbon. Perhaps a visit to the Church of St. Anthony or take a walking tour of the old city. Registrations and WYD Opening Mass. (B.D.)(bus not included)

 

DAY 7: August 02,  Wednesday  – WYD – LISBON

Morning catechesis, Welcoming Ceremonies. (B.D.) (bus not included)

 

DAY 8: August 03,  Thursday    – WYD- LISBON

Catechesis in the morning each day, followed by evening cultural events. On Thursday we officially welcome the Holy Father to Lisbon. (B.D.) (bus not included)

 

DAY 9: August 04,  Friday  – WYD- LISBON 

We take part in the Stations of the Cross with the Holy Father.  (B.D) (bus not included)

 

DAY 10: August 05,  Saturday  – WYD- LISBON 

Mass with other American groups. Pilgrimage walk, evening prayer vigil with the Holy Father. (B.D)(bus not included)

 

DAY 11: August 06, Sunday  – LISBON- SANTARÉM- ÓBIDOS- FATIMA:

This morning we attend the World Youth Day Mass of Sending with the Holy Father. Check out of the hotel and depart Lisbon for Santarem to view the Shrine of the Holy Miracle at St. Stephen’s Church. Our next stop is the lovely hilltop village of Obidos where we have time to shop, explore and have lunch.  Arrival Fatima in the late afternoon. Hotel check-in and dinner.  (B.D.)

 

DAY 12: August 07, Monday, FATIMA 

Full day in Fatima to visit the homes of  Lucia,  Francisco, and Jacinta, pray the Stations of the Cross, see the Cova da Iria and explore the Basilica Complex.  Mass will be celebrated. Evening rosary and procession.  Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B.D.)  (Bus Included)

 

DAY 13: August 08,  Tuesday  – RETURN TO USA

Transfer to Lisbon Airport for our flight home to Oklahoma City. 

 

DAY 1: July 27,  Thursday,  Depart USA

Gather at Oklahoma City Airport where we board our overnight flight to Rome, Italy. Dinner and breakfast will be served on the plane. 

DAY 2: July 28,  Friday, ROME

We arrive in Rome, to meet our English-speaking guides and transfer to St. Paul Outside the Walls for a visit. Time permitting we visit Tre Fontane Convent to see where St. Paul was beheaded. Mass will be celebrated. Check into the hotel for dinner and overnight in Rome. (D.)

DAY 3: July 29,  Saturday, CHRISTIAN ROME

Following breakfast, we visit St. Mary Major and St. John the Lateran, and the Holy Stairs next door. The rest of the day is at leisure in Rome to explore on your own or visit a museum.  Optional: Possible excursion to visit the Catacombs where we can celebrate Mass.  Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B.D.)

DAY 4: July 30,  Sunday, TREASURES OF THE VATICAN

This morning we visit St. Peter’s Basilica where we attend Mass and have a guided tour with headphones followed by a visit to the Vatican Museum including the Sistine Chapel. In the afternoon we have a walking tour of Rome including the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon, and Piazza Navone. Dinner and overnight in Rome. (B.D.)

DAY 5: July 31,  Monday, ROME to LISBON FLIGHT

We transfer to the airport for a flight to Lisbon. Settle into your hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Lisbon. (B.D.)

DAY 6: August 01,  Tuesday  –  WYD- LISBON

This morning, after breakfast you will have the opportunity to become familiar with the city of Lisbon. Perhaps a visit to the Church of St. Anthony or take a walking tour of the old city. Registrations and WYD Opening Mass. (B.D.)(bus not included)

DAY 7: August 02,  Wednesday  – WYD – LISBON

Morning catechesis, Welcoming Ceremonies. (B.D.) (bus not included)

DAY 8: August 03,  Thursday    – WYD- LISBON

Catechesis in the morning each day, followed by evening cultural events. On Thursday we officially welcome the Holy Father to Lisbon. (B.D.) (bus not included)

DAY 9: August 04,  Friday  – WYD- LISBON 

We take part in the Stations of the Cross with the Holy Father.  (B.D) (bus not included)

DAY 10: August 05,  Saturday  – WYD- LISBON 

Mass with other American groups. Pilgrimage walk, evening prayer vigil with the Holy Father. (B.D)(bus not included)

DAY 11: August 06, Sunday  – LISBON- SANTARÉM- ÓBIDOS- FATIMA:

This morning we attend the World Youth Day Mass of Sending with the Holy Father. Check out of the hotel and depart Lisbon for Santarem to view the Shrine of the Holy Miracle at St. Stephen’s Church. Our next stop is the lovely hilltop village of Obidos where we have time to shop, explore and have lunch.  Arrival Fatima in the late afternoon. Hotel check-in and dinner.  (B.D.) 

DAY 12: August 07, Monday, FATIMA 

Full day in Fatima to visit the homes of  Lucia,  Francisco, and Jacinta, pray the Stations of the Cross, see the Cova da Iria and explore the Basilica Complex. . Mass will be celebrated. Evening rosary and procession.  Dinner and overnight in Fatima. (B.D.)  (Bus Included)


DAY 13: August 08,  Tuesday  – RETURN TO USA

Transfer to Lisbon Airport for our flight home to Oklahoma City.

What is Included?

  • 11 nights of accommodation in the hotels
  • Breakfast and dinner daily at the hotels.
  • Professional English speaking tour escort in Rome and Portugal
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Bus available in Rome for touring and transfers and in Portugal, as noted in the itinerary. Public transportation is available as part of the WYD registration package.
  • Touring and sightseeing as noted
  • Entrance fee to the Vatican Museum
  • Mass daily
  • Local hotel taxes
  • We recommend you consider purchasing CFAR Travel Protection

Tour Does Not Include

  • WYD Registration Package (secured by the organizers from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City)
  • Airfare & airport taxes
  • Beverages at meals or on the bus
  • Meals not specified
  • Baggage handling or allowance on the flights
  • Tips to driver/guides/restaurants of $218.00 will be added to the invoice as a line item and collected ahead
  • Incidental personal expenses
  • Tests or extra costs associated with COVID regulations
  • Entrance fee not mentioned in the above inclusions

Travel Protection Options

We have negotiated a custom travel protection plan for your trip with Travel Insured International. We strongly suggest that you consider a Cancel for Any Reason travel protection plan to cover your travel investment. To learn more about your options and to purchase Travel Protection for this trip, please click below or call

1-855-752-8303.

Please note that Cancel for Any Reason Protection MUST be purchased within 10 days of your initial deposit.

Click HERE for prices and details.

 

I can’t wait to bring some Sooner representation to this awesome gathering of the Universal Church!!

Fr. John Paul Lewis

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

What Does it Cost?

Land Only based on Double Occupancy

$2795.00

Land Only based on Triple Occupancy

$2724.00

Solo Traveler (Additional Cost)

$1290.00

*Prices are valid only if the deposit is received no later than March 17, 2023. 
*Airfare from Oklahoma City to Rome, Rome to Lisbon, and Lisbon to Oklahoma City will be quoted separately 11 months before departure. (September 2022).
**For complete terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy, please see the brochure and the Terms and Conditions page on our website.

IMPORTANT: Pilgrims under 18 years of age MUST register with a  parent or guardian.

Space is limited and this trip will sell out. Don’t miss this opportunity.

About Select International

Edita Krunic, our company President, began Select international Tours thirty-five years ago with the goal of getting more people to the sacred sites in Medjugorje. Her faith was rewarded when Select International Tours became the first US company to send pilgrims there! Soon, she was helping Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant leaders to organize pilgrimages for their groups to sacred sites around the world.

Today, Select International is known for its compassion, service, and innovation. Select International Tours and Cruises pioneered faith-based group travel programs that combine faith and food, faith and fitness, and was the first company to offer Small Ship Pilgrimage Cruises.

Select International is a small company with a big heart. Our 501(c)3 charitable foundation, Select to Give, directly supports Christians living in the Holy Land.

I’m so excited! World Youth Day is going to be an incredible experience of the Universal Church. I can’t wait!

Fr. Alex Kroll

Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

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