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Tour code: 3731POPE
Attend the weekly address of the pope with this papal audience ticket. In Vatican City, you’ll be led by a guide through the mass of people to a prime location, where you’ll watch the pope address the crowd and hear about the historical tradition of the papal audience. With a personal audio headset, you’ll be sure to hear everything the guide says above the noise of the crowd. While the weekly audience with the pope draws very large numbers, this ticket provides guided commentary in a group limited to 20 people.  

Highlights

  • 4-hour papal audience experience in Vatican City
  • Cut through the crowds to a prime spot to see the pope
  • Listen to your guide via an audio headset to hear the history behind the papacy
  • Learn of the traditions associated with the papacy and the Vatican
  • Hear the cardinals address the audience in prayer
  • Watch as the pope delivers his weekly message and offers blessings
  • Small-group experience limited to 20 people ensures personal attention from a guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Papal audience tickets are free, but can be difficult to organize. Cut out the hassle and collect your prebooked ticket from your guide when you arrive. Then, head inside St Peter’s Square early to ensure the best possible views of the pope’s address.

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What You Can Expect

Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

Watch the pope deliver his weekly address in Vatican City

After meeting your guide near St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, put on your provided headset to start your papal audience experience. While the address is a Catholic custom, the event draws people of all beliefs from around the world each week.

Following your guide, navigate the crowd to reach your seat, where you’ll have views of the pope when he arrives. While you wait, learn a bit about the history of the papacy in Rome and hear about Renaissance artists like Michelangelo who left such a beautiful mark on the Vatican. With your audio headset, you don’t have to worry about not being able to hear your guide over the throngs of people. 

As the address starts, listen to the cardinals leading pilgrims in prayer, and watch the pope deliver his blessings for the week. The service includes hymns, prayers and a homily. When the address is over, your guide will say goodbye, leaving you to explore on your own from St Peter’s Square.

Note: Immediately after booking, you must reconfirm your ticket using the phone number provided on your confirmation voucher. The local tour operator will ask for your home address, as this is required by Vatican City. Failure to reconfirm your ticket may result in it being canceled. Please also note that seating for the papal audience is limited. Your guide will do everything possible to secure you a seat, but on rare occasions, this may not be possible.

Customer Reviews

Richard F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. She was pleasant and accommodating for everyone- even with disabilities. She had inside information that made our experience even more memorable in that we got to sit close to where the Pope drove by before delivering his message.

sharon w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Teresa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wonderful spiritual experience to be in the presence of Pope Francis! Great tour! Gigi was an excellent tour guide. Will definitely recommend this tour. Thank you!

Billie G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide, Claudia got us phenomenal seats! When the Pope entered, we were within 10 feet. She was also very informative and had a great sense of humor. Well worth it.

EDUARDO G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Muy buen trato y organizacion general. Lo mas interesante ha sido la información que nos suministro la guia Maristella creo que se escribe asi. Gracias.

zrphotography03

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an amazing experience!!!!!! This package is worth every penny!

Mark D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

AMAZING!!! We were five feet away from the Pope!!! Seriously, I did not think in my wildest dreams that we would be this close to the Pope! Our tour guide was a spunky little thing who told us exactly where we needed to sit to see the Pope. We were all getting anxious about going in and she assured us that she knew what to do and she did! This was an unforgettable moment! Thank you so much!

monicaidelis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Skeeter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The most amazing experience I have ever had. We were positioned by the tour guide within fingertips of touching the Pope. Our guide knew which gate to enter and just where to position us to get the closest possible view of the Pope as he drove by. While others were rushing for the front seats. He positioned us in the middle section, first couple of rows and the Pope cam right by us. I was so close I almost touched his hand. As well our guide was very informative and shared lots of information and answered questions prior to the Papl Audience. Top notch. Kudos! I highly recommend this tour! It is amazing!

Vicki

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Vivianna was an awesome guide, and she got us wonderful seats! We were blown away that we could get that close to the pope! Would definitely do this again!

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