Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
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Stop At: St. Peter's Basilica, Piazza di San Pietro, 00120 Vatican City Italy
Let us book your entrance and guide you to Pope Francis' Public Audience. You'll have just to get involved in this intense spiritual experience, without any stress in planning your day.
To live a very immersive experience in Catholic traditions, see Pope Francis himself and learn the unique history of the Vatican City, be part of our tour to Wednesday Papal Audience. The Audience represents a very intense point of contact between the Pope and the faithful coming from the four corners of the world.
Pope Francis and the Cardinals will pass through the crowd reaching their stage, greet and bless people in different languages, with hymns and homilies. To get your reserved pre-booked tickets with no stress and gain the sits available closest to the Pope, be supported by an expert local guide and an audio device, and be perfectly on time in this busy and requested great event, we recommend choosing this tour.
The Audience may be celebrated in the majestic venue of St. Peter’s Square or in the dedicated Nervi Hall, according to Vatican schedule. If in St. Peter's Square, you will also walk with us close to the monumental Castel Sant'Angelo and along Via della Conciliazione, in order to reach St. Peter's in the background and pass the security check-points to the Vatican City.
Our guide will tell you the story and the secrets of the Vatican, suggest where to sit and make your arrival works smoothly despite crowds. Then, at the end of the Audience (about 11:30/11:45 am), you will meet our guide again in Via della Conciliazione 48, to get refreshed with a complimentary bottle of water and to return the audio device.
Remember that Papal Audience tickets are free but very much in demand and that making your own arrival at this event could be very hard. So, book them with us in advance to be sure to take part in this once-in-a-life moment.
Duration: 4 hours
- Assistant coordinator of the event
- Professional Guide
- Public Audience of the Holy Father
- Food and drinks
- Hotel drop-off
- Hotel Pick-up
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
- Accommodation in St. Peter's Square is not guaranteed: seats cannot be booked.
- Near public transportation
- Admission tickets to the Papal Audience are free but we’d like to highlight that it’s mandatory to reserve tickets at least two months in advance. With our tours you don’t need the reservation: the price includes a booking service to the public audience and a professional guide. Accommodation in St. Peter’s Square is not guaranteed, as seats cannot be booked
- In case of missing audio devices, an additional charge of 80,00€ net to us will be applied for each missing device
- The meeting point is at Piazza del Risorgimento, just at the center of the square at the Bar L’Ottagono - Look for our Staff with our pink logo I Love Rome
- Tour ends after approximately 5 hours in Via della Conciliazione, 48
- Most travelers can participate
We had a great tour guide. David found us great seating for the Popes weekly visit with the people. We were able to see the Pope when he came in as well as up on the stage. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Catholic history and faith. Great tour.
David, our tour leader did a good job in making sure we have good seats. He was good and fun. We were seated in front where we can see the Pope.
The tour was ok, We were picked up from our hotel right on time and they take us to the Vatican. But that’s it. The tour guide only lead us to the room where the Pappal audience was. No explanation or suggestions about where to seat or the best spot to see the Pope more closely.
This tour included a hotel pickup IF you were staying at a central Rome hotel. The Hotel Napoleon was our hotel they considered themselves centrally located but we weren't able to get a pickup because I called too late. We arrived Rome 10/16, our Papal Audience tour was for Wed, 10/18. I wasn't able to call until the late afternoon of 10/17. So we hopped into a taxi at 6:30am to be dropped off at the tour's office. That's where some confusion lay. From the office, we all about 40-60 people were escorted down to a bus pickup point. We had to ask several times Which bus? One guide said to follow him, so we did, only to find out that the bus was for Spanish-speaking only folks. Then another guide said the English-speaking bus had not arrived yet. After we finally got the correct bus, the bus tour guide, I believe his name was Roberto, gave us an excellent commentary while driving to the Vatican. Excellent speaker, and always made sure the group was together from start to finish. We were given coupons for free water/gelato for after the Papal Audience. I would say by the time we got to the Vatican, most of the seats by the barricades were taken. Roberto gave directions as to where to sit my wife and I were lucky enough to score two chairs near the barricade, which was great, because the PopeMobile passed within 5 feet of us and we were lucky enough to see Pope Francis' smiling face up front! THAT made the fast-paced walk from the but to the Vatican worthwhile. Those of you who have had walking guided tours know that guides do not shuffle. They are speedwalkers! My wife has a walking disability so we were always one of the last in the group, but our guide stopped occasionally to insure we were still with the group. This tour was a one-way bus trip to St Peter's Square. And since Rome has a heavy presence of Italian Army at numerous checkpoints on major thoroughfares, getting around was a bit slow. But it all worked out for us. I'd recommend the tour. Gave only 4 stars because we never got the free bus pickup at our 4-star hotel. So if you do purchase this tour, call immediately to see if your hotel is in their perimeter of pickups.
Great job in getting us to our seating area. Amazing experience! Worth the relatively small cost to get escorted to the proper gates, through security and to the seating area.
Highly recommended to get a tour for this as it is completely hassle free. Or else you would have to pick up the tickets yourself and make your way to a packed St. Peter's Square. This tour guaranteed us a seat at the audience. However, our tour guide wasn't very coordinated in telling us where to wait or sit once we made it past security.