Welcome to the information, formation and resource page for the North Queensland Education pilgrimage to World Youth Day (WYD) in Lisbon, Portugal and the Holy Land, in August, 2023.

Pilgrimage offers pilgrims unique opportunities for spiritual renewal and wellbeing. Harvest Journeys will take pilgrims on a journey to sites where the physical meets the spiritual and the extraordinary enters the ordinary. They partner 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.

Pilgrims will depart Australia from Brisbane on Saturday, 29 July for Portugal and return from Jerusalem on Wednesday, 16 August, arriving Brisbane Thursday 17 August, after journeying through Lisbon, Fatima, Bethlehem, Jericho, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Nazareth, Cana, Mt Tabor, Caesarea Philippi, Mount of Beatitudes, Haifa, Mount Carmel, Caesarea Maritima and Jerusalem. 

Should you require further information please contact the Pilgrimage Coordinator Louise Vella-Cox on 0408 294 705 or lvellacox@tsv.catholic.org.au 

WYD Portugal Holy Land Pilgrimage ITINERARY

Travel info

Date Flight No. Departure City Departure Time Arrival City Arrival Time
Saturday 29 July EK435 Brisbane 9.00pm Dubai 5.10am (Sunday 30 July)
Sunday 30 July EK191 Dubai 7.25am Lisbon 12.35pm

Monday - 7th August

  • Departure from Lisbon at 01:00 am via coach to Madrid Airport (8-hour journey).
  • Flight departing from Madrid Airport at 11:40 am, arriving at Tel Aviv Airport at 17:25 pm
Wednesday 16 August EK932 Tel Aviv 7.55pm Dubai 11.59pm
Thusday 17 August EK434 Dubai 10.35am Brisbane 6.25am


30 July - 7 August Ramada Hotel
Avenida Engenheiro Arantaes Oliveira #9
Tel +351 2 1843 4200
August 7-9

St George Hotel
Amr Ibn Aas St #6
Tel +972 2 627 7232

August 9-13 Leonardo Tiberias
Gdud Barak St #17
Tel +972 4 670 0800
August 13-16 St George Hotel
Amr Ibn Aas St #6
Tel +972 2 627 7232

Key People

Louise Vella-Cox
Pilgrimage Coordinator - TSV
E: lvellacox@tsv.catholic.edu.au
M: 0408 294 705

Ian Davis
Pilgrimage Coordinator - CNS
E: idavis@cns.catholic.edu.au
M: 0407 121 044

Fr Joseph Reddy Dondeti SVD
E: jrdondeti@tsv.catholic.org.au 
M: 0435 036 823

Key Events and Information

Opening Mass and WYD Vigil locations announced

Travel Tips

Overseas Power Tips

Here is some information for Power needs for Portugal  and Israel