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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)
Book your ticket for a Papal Audience with Pope Francis I in the Vatican City. The Papal Audience tickets are free of charge but you must reserve them. This service guarantees to reserve those tickets to see Pope Francis I. The price includes a presentation and explanation of the events of the Papal Audience to prepare you for the gathering.


  • Papal Audience at St. Peter's in Rome
  • Hear the Pope's weekly message
  • Guided visit with expert commentary on the history of the Papacy and the Vatican

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

A once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear the pope's weekly message in person! Lock in tickets and learn about the history of the Papacy from your expert guide.

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What You Can Expect

Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

Begin with meeting the guide near St. Peter's Square where you will be provided with headsets. Your guide will explain the origin of the Papacy from the first Christians through Constantine's era and up to the current wonder of the Holy See. You will discover the history of St. Peter's Square created by Bernini in the 17th century as you become familiar with the smallest sovereign state in the world. The presentation unveils the fascinating history of the Papacy and the artists that contributed to the marvel of Vatican City.

Next, witness the audience at Vatican City. Experience the awe and wonder which occurs at the Papal Audience as Cardinals read in various languages reaching out to pilgrims and visitors from the far corners of the world. Then hear the Pope's weekly message as he enters the central stage. Feel free to sing along with the spiritual leaders of the Church and pray with the Pope, the head of State of Vatican City or just sit back and observe this amazing tradition taking place.

Important notice: You must reconfirm this tour immediately after booking, on the phone number provided on your voucher. Our local supplier will ask for your home address, as Vatican City require this information to be submitted before your visit. Failure to reconfirm this tour may result in it being cancelled.

Please note: the Papal Audience is a popular event in Rome, and occasionally seating is limited. Your guide will do everything possible to allocate your seat, but on rare occasions, this may not be possible.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Highly recommend this tour we saw pope Francis in an auditorium . We're one of the lucky 7000 people who made it that day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide was amazing! we got great seats and she gave us a short and sweet history about the vatican and what to expect during the papal audience. We were so close to the pope and saw everything!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was wonderful! Our guide did everything he could to get us the BEST seats. One gate was closed so we RAN to another. I am so glad I used Viator! It was a wonderful morning and the Pope came right by us and my hubby got an incredible picture of him! Happy Day!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Was indescribable and moving. So glad I was there to be a part of it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We took the English tour. Gigi our tour guide was excellent!! He made sure we got the best spot to see the Pope and we did!! Pope Francis was right in front of us. Gigi also explained lots of facts related to the Popes, he was just excellent!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing! thank you so much, very well organized, guide on time, Michela is SUPER nice, she knows where you need to be in order to be able to see the Pope! don't hesitate to book it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide Seth was very nice and we were able to see the Pope who at one point was about 10 feet away! It was wonderful and a once in a life time experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was great. We were two feet from the Pope! Our guide was so so helpful and knowledgeable. This is our second time with Viatour. They are the best ever.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour guide was very good. She kept track of us, got us into our seats and then told the history around the Vatican.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had excellent seating for close view of the Pope.

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