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James P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Jovito E USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Pick up was on time. Driver was respectful.
Guide for the tour was very pleasant. Have reserved seats very close to where the Pope passes.
Pope passed by our area 2 x.
Tour worth every penny paid. Questioned those ratings that it is not worth it.
Definitely recommend this to those who want to see the Pope . I do not think we could have gotten those seats without the tour guide's help.
I hope they have a tour which bring you back to the hotel.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2016

this is the second time I have used this and found it to be very good easy to deal with green line tours.
the hotel pick up was very convenient the tour guide polite and well informed. Would reccommend this to anyone intending to do the papal audience we had the best spot pope mobile passed right by us first hand view we could reach out and touch the pope we were that close good value for money

Joe Luis United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2015

This is good that you can get the tickets from this company and they drive you to Vatican City. This is pretty much it, you get a ride to Vatican city, get your ticket and after the Papal Audience you can either ride back with the bus or be on your own. We chose to be on our own.
We got to see the Pope close up. Sit on the areas near the railings because that's where the Pope will ride through on his Pope Mobile. I also recommend that you try find a spot with someone who has a baby because your chance of the Pope stopping inf front of you are greater. We got seats for this, and sat near the railings and near someone with a baby so we got see up close. Warning, when Pope starts driving around in Pope Mobile people go crazy, so you might as well stand up on your chair so you can get good pictures, I did!

Nicola J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This tour was amazing and one of the most memorable experiences my husband and I had on our holiday throughout Italy. Thank you. .

Hilda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

This tour was really good And to see the Pope, receive the blessing, increible i enjoyed everything, i recommend this tour.

Ellen C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

It was a great tour and extremely affordable. I would definitely recommend it to people. We started at the meeting point near Termini Station. Then made our way to the Vatican in the bus. The tour guide was great. Offering us little bits of information about Rome, the Vatican and the Papal audience. The lines through security were long but moved extremely fast. And of course the Papal audience was great.

Tina L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This was the most amazing tour ever!!! Our tour guide gave us great advice on where to sit and I SAW THE POPE!!! Awesome. Just awesome.

Henry G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Long waiting , but we like it!

LUFESOG United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Great experience. Can't miss this one if traveling to Rome. The Tour operator the best.

Yvette A USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Memorable experience !


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

it was a truly great experience. Our tour guide was excellent. We got the prime spot were able to almost reach out and touch the pope. November was a great time to travel if one can brave the slightly wet weather.
The pope stopped right beside us for a good 7-8 minutes to pick up a baby and we had an amazing view of him and him of us receiving a truly close up papal blessing. Thank you I highly recommend this tour.

Melissa E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

This tour was truly amazing. Great experience, friendly and helpful guides and just a wonderful experience overall.

Susan D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Excellent experience with a great view of the pope...

Edward S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Highlight of our stay in Rome

Joyce S USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2014

Pickup at hotel was punctual. We were transferred to a bus and taken to the Vatican. Our guide took us to the Vatican gift shops and told us the Pope would bless religious articles. After that we were pretty much on our own. Hint: When the Pope appears, he is driven around the Square on the Popemobile. Try to sit on the outside perimeters to get a closer view, not in the center of the Square. Huge TVs are set up so you can view the Pope when he is speaking. When we were there, the crowd was estimated at 50,000 people. Well-worth every minute to see the Pope, whether Catholic or not.

Louis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Perfect! We were picked up at the hotel exactly on time.
The guide was excellent! Was brilliant in every language.
He was knowledgeable and informative
Could not asked for better except maybe to be dropped off closer to where we started from

Ramiro M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Pope Francis Papal Audience was memorable and we received numerous blessings later in the week. Pope Francis spoke in different languages and in a parental soft voice. The ride was timely and gave us time to buy souvenirs. I recommend it to save you time/parking and frustrations/finding where to go with thousands of people going to one place!

Carlos B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Audience with the pope was amazing..we got to see the pope really close..second row..One tip is that tix don't guarantee seats so when you arrive make sure to try to get a chair right away you can do your shopping after..But besides that I recommended it and it was well worth it

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

We were very happy with our tour to see the Papal Audience. there were about 70,000 people in St. Peters Square and we were about 10 feet from Pope Frances. The bus made it easy for us and well worth the cost.

Donald J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

even though the crowds were large the tour company took good care of us.

susan r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

This was one of the best experiences we have had. We had good seats and could not have been happier.

Michele M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

We just returned from Rome and attending the Papal audience was a great addition to our trip. I will say that our day was not quite what we expected or as advertised. It turned out to be a great experience--but our guide did not stay with us and we appeared to be very late to the square. However--if you wish to see the Pope while in Rome and to experience the excitement--it all worked out for the best. Take an umbrella in case it rains--and plan on being out in the square for about 5 hours.

Anna F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Got to see the Pope up close. It was fantastic! Loved every minute of our Italy trip!

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

Picked us up at our hotel (just make sure a day or 2 ahead that you contact them to make SURE they are picking you up versus meeting them somewhere), we switched buses to a bigger bus, and were taken very close to the square. We were there around 8:15am, grabbed our chair(hang on to it!) and waited. It's a long wait, but around 9am a clergyman gets on the microphone and reads a long list of visiting groups. This took about an hour while the various groups cheered when their name was called. Around 10:15 am, the Pope appeared in his Popemobile. The crowd near the Pope's path was very deep, so I suggest standing on your chair to a picture of him when he goes by. He goes around twice, so, if you missed him the first time, there's another opportunity. Then he goes to the stage...great photo op if you have a zoom lense. He speaks and it is translated in various languages, and near the end he blesses objects you may have brought. I bought my rosaries, holy cards, and other religious objects beforehand in the US, but you can also buy them in any of the many souvenir shops in Rome. They are cheap in the stores, like 2-5 euros, but more near the Vatican. It's nice to give as gifts, saying its been blessed by Papa Francesco, as they call him. The ceremony is over around 11:30am, and we met our guide outside the ropes and then walked quite far, maybe 1/4 mile, to get back on the bus. Well worth the trip, one I will never forget!

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