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Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

4.2 / 5

66 reviews

Activity provider: Nicom Tours

Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

Activity provider: Nicom Tours
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From US$ 61.14 US$ 48.91 per person

Attend a Papal Audience at the Vatican for a unique experience. See the Pope up-close and enjoy an informative and exciting day as your guide handles of all the arrangements for this special occasion.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Spanish, English


  • 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

Experience the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope and his Cardinals greet and bless the crowd at the Vatican. Partake in this jubilatory event at the heart of the Catholic world with a guide that will help you find the best viewing point and understand the occasion's significance. Have your tickets organized for you and secure a strategic vantage point in the audience to get you as close as possible to the Pope. Relax in the hands of your guide as they navigate the crowds of thousands of people from around the world.

Learn about Pope Francis and hear stories from papal history as you await the beginning of the ceremony, to appreciate the event in its full context. Witness 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.

  • Tour guide for 2-hours
  • Headsets
  • Escorted access to vantage point
  • Ticket reservation and collection
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Please meet at the office of Tours About.

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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

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 66 reviews

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It was a unique experience, the guide - Giuseppe - was great, our seats were a bit far from where the pope was standing. At the end of the audience there was a huge crowd of people climbing on the chairs to see the pope. I guess this is usually happenning at such an event :)

December 17, 2022

This activity was very helpful in gaining great seats to see the Pope pass by and leave quickly before the crowd. The guide was also very informative as he lead us to our seats, and even let us stop to purchase anything we wanted to get blessed during the sermon.

November 30, 2022

Overall it's good. The guide gives a good explanation about the construction of the square, about when the audiences began and indicates a place where the pope will pass. I went with my nonna and he had all the patience to wait for her, who has a little difficulty walking. Only consideration is that it could put us in places closer to the pope, which is offset by the pope's passing orientation.

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November 17, 2022

Product ID: 343211