1. Italy
  2. Lazio
  3. Rome
  4. St. Peter's Basilica

Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

Product ID: 343211
Attend a Papal Audience at the Vatican for a truly unique experience, and see the Pope up-close in person. Enjoy an informative and exciting day as your expert guide takes care of all the arrangements on this not-to-be-missed occasion.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the Pope in person as he addresses his audience at the Vatican
  • Be enthralled by the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope goes through the crowd
  • Relax as your expert guide organises the whole event for your ease
  • Learn about the significance and history of the event from your guide
Full description
Enjoy a truly special occasion during your trip to Rome with this opportunity to be in the Papal audience at the Vatican. Experience the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope and his Cardinals greet and bless the crowd, and partake in this jubilatory event at the heart of the Catholic world. With an expert guide, enjoy the event from the best viewing point and learn about the significance of what you are about to see.

Your guide will organise your tickets and secure a strategic vantage point in the audience to get you as close as possible to the Pope. Relax in the hands of their expertise as they navigate the crowds of thousands of people from around the world to ensure an enjoyable experience for you. Learn about Pope Francis and stories from papal history as you await the beginning of the ceremony, to appreciate the event in its full context.

Then, the main event, as the Pope arrives and greets the crowd. Watch and listen as the Holy Father addresses the audience with a themed speech, conducts homilies, songs, and sometimes even blesses babies. Enjoy the atmosphere as the rejoicing crowd celebrates the Pope’s presence with songs and cheers. See the Pope up-close as he passes through the audience, and feel the warmth of the reception around you at this special occasion.
Includes
  • Tour guide for 2-hours
  • Headsets
  • Escorted access to vantage point
  • Ticket reservation and collection
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• During the Winter, the Papal Audience moves inside. In this period, the Vatican’s dress code of covering shoulders and knees must be followed. You may be refused entry if you do not comply
Customer reviews
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It was really helpful to have booked a guide for the Papal Audience as it allowed us to navigate the entrance with ease.

February 21, 2020

Fantastic experience!! The tour was perfect with our guide and the Papal Audience at the end was perfect!

February 10, 2020

It was surreal. We learned a lot about the popes and the guide was fantastic and very professional.

January 31, 2020

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Nicom Tours

Product ID: 343211