This was a great trip; we were picked up at our hotel and had a great tour en route. However, we were taken to a v expensive souvenir shop - nothing less than 20 euros. When you want souvenirs to be blessed you generally want several items and this shop took it out of reach. There are plenty of shops/stalls around the Vatican with items priced much lower than this and it isn't right to be tied to this one shop. Tip - buy your items to be blessed in the ppreceding days! The Audience is not to be missed!
Great addition to out trip. Our guide got u very close to the front. In fact we were inthe first row of seats reserved for agencies. Higjhly recommend it!
Absolutely the only way to go! Our guide was very informative and our group sat in reserved seating with exceptional visibility to the Pope and the proceedings of the day. A stress-free way to enjoy a very moving and inspirational event for both of us.
Diane M Canada
Absolutely wonderful. Guide was good--spoke very good English. Got us right up close to see the Pope--I could almost touch him we were so close. Only thing We didn't like was he took us to what he called a souvenior store to buy so Pope cold bless articles--very expensive. Wanted to buy several pairs of rosaries--cheapest were 16E--only bought 3 pair--walked outside and on street right in front of store vendors selling same rosaries--rose smelling--3 pair for 10E. Thought that was terrible of him. Bought more affordable items outside as did other people on tour. Guide must have been getting kick back from store but merchandise was no different--just nicer looking, air conditioned store front. Dishonest was appreciated at all. Best part of tour was seeing the Pope. Glad we did it this way!
The tickets for this are free however we decided to pay for this as it was our first day and it included a bus ride around the City. This turns out to be money very well spent. The guide got us in the front row of the public section and when the Pope past by we were within 6 feet with an unobstructed view. Fully recommend.
Excellent arrangements and knowledgeable guide, got us to seats with a great view
Paul C USA
Our guide advised us to hurry and grab the available front row seats and he was right, the pope drove right in front of us!
Great seats. We were within 15 feet of the Pope when he drove by.
Mildred S United Kingdom
Excellent service, courier picked us up at the hotel and assisted us to find a good location in the square. made the whole audience simple and enjoyable along with the coach tour of Rome.
Teresa Frederick USA
It was great to be a part of such a spiritual time at the vatican. You see this on TV but it's awesome to take part in such an uplifting event.
It was brillant, excellent serice, everything went to plan, would have no hesitation in using company again
Great tour!!! It was an honor to be within ten feet of the Pope.
AWESOME, tour guide brought us in exactly to the best spot to be at the correct time. Was only 5 feet from Pope. What an experience.
Because of the rain, the audience was held indoors in a hall that seats 3,000 pilgrims and visitors easily. Everything, including the Pope's address, were projected on a big screen so that everyone could see and hear this delightful experience. This is a must do.
Susy C Australia
Recommend to do this as when in Rome what more better than be up close to the Pope. He does not just wave at the window, he drives past you close in the Pope mobile, saying mass, blessing everyone in many languages, a must if you are Catholic. Very enjoyable day even in the heat, take a hat.