The World Meeting of Families is coming to Ireland,
and we're inviting you to attend.
Dublin, Ireland has been chosen by Pope Francis to host the next World Meeting of Families in August 2018. Started by Saint John Paul II, and held every three years, this major world event celebrates family as the cornerstone of our lives, and the fundamental building block of society and the Church.
Families and others from all over the world will gather in Dublin from 21-26 August 2018 to celebrate their lives together, to share their experiences from different parts of the world, to reflect on the different challenges they face and to grow together in faith.
The theme chosen by Pope Francis for WMOF2018 is The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World.
The event will consist of a joyful and reflective program of workshops, talks and discussions for adults; an engaging and exciting program for young people as well as faith and fun activities for children. WMOF2018 will include the daily celebration of Mass, a festival of families event, exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances, events around the city, gestures of solidarity with those in need, and much more.
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Our pilgrimage visits Dublin, capital of Ireland where we will participate in the World Meeting of Families three day Congress, Festival of Families, and anticipated visit of the Holy Father. While in Dublin, we will see some of its historic buildings including Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
We begin with a visit to Dublin, capital of Ireland for the World Meeting of Families and anticipated visit of the Holy Father. Next, it’s on to Knock Shrine, Galway, Kylemore Abbey, Cruise on the River Corrib & Lake, Cliffs of Moher, Shannon Car Ferry and Estuary with a Farewell Dinner in Kerry.
Visit Ireland & Rome
This eleven day pilgrimage is highlighted by a visit to Dublin, capital of Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, the anticipated visit of the Holy Father for the Festival of Families, and Closing Mass. Next, we jet to the Eternal City to visit Rome, Italy, and Assisi for four nights.
Visit Ireland, Lourdes, Spain & Fatima
We begin with a visit to Dublin, Ireland for the World Meeting of Families events, then we depart for France to visit Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine and the story of St. Bernadette. The pilgrimage continues on into Spain and Portugal where we will visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima.
Prices shown reflect per person costing for double-occupancy accommodations & roundtrip airfare from most major US airports.
Your package comes all-inclusive which means less things your group has to worry about.
- Roundtrip airfare from most major U.S. airports
- All airport taxes & fees
- Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
- Excellent 4-star hotel accommodations
- Breakfast every morning
- Dinner every night
- Wine served with some dinners
- Friendly assistance of a Canterbury Tour Manager
- Assistance from local guides
- Your registration for the 2018 World Meeting of Families
- A customized name tag with your name on it
- Sightseeing & admission fees throughout your itinerary
- Daily Mass & devotions (depending on the pilgrimage chaplain's availability)
What's not included...
- Gratuities (tips)
We're excited to take your group to Ireland in 2018!
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