Tour guide got us right along the edge in the seated section to get an up close view of the pope.
We never ever thought We could in our lifetime be so close to the most holy person on this planet and we did exactly that. What a god feeling it was and the atmosphere to go with it. We are now blessed by being there and believing . God hear our prayers.
Guide sat us further then 2000 but we were 10 ft from him on his ride about.Excellent guide
Everything went well. Barbara was our guide and shes amazing. We could get a good place to seat. The only thing is that we had to wait the people that were late. I dont agree to wait more than 10 minutes like we did. But, never mind, was good anyway.
Giovanna or G is wonderful! Highly recommend her if you want indepth information about the Vatican and Rome. She was also quick enough to get our group seated near the front of the stage. Thank you G!
We were only about 20 feet away from the Pope as he rode by....never expected this...The lady tour guide was one of the best I have encountered....Highlight of the whole trip !!!!
The guide was very helpful, in finding a very close sit next to the pope. She knew all about history of Rome and the churches and explain and show us pictures in her tablet, when she was explaining us. I learned a lot from her explanations.My respect for the knowledge she has.
This tour is so worth the wait. Our guide was very informative and so nice. Make sure you purchase any items you want blessed right at the meeting spot at Capriotti Vaticano. We have amazing seats right by the barrier. I took amazing pictures of the pope. So very memorable.
Great way to get a close up view of the Pope during his drive around the square in the Pope mobile. Francesca was wonderful in herding us into a prime location. Be aware that late comers from other groups will try to elbow in front of you when the time comes. Be prepared to stand your ground!
Amazing experience! Our tour guide did a great job getting us in early and great seats along the central row. He gave us an overview of the Vatican prior to the start of the service. Highly recommend this experience!
Our guide Claudia was knowledgeable and friendly. She led us in early so we were able to get great seats to see Pope Francis pass by. You get a feeling like no other, shared with hundreds of people from all over the world to see the pope. Made even more special with a blessing from the Pope, this blessing is extended to the families of those present as well. A wonderful experience!
This is one of the highlights of my trip. Our guide was very knowledgeable and enjoyable. She got us a good spot to get up close with the Pope.
It was a wonderful experience. I purchased the ticket because of the possibility of getting a good seat to see the pope, and was not disappointed. Our guide, Claudia, was charming and funny, and shared a lot of knowledge with us. Definitely would recommend this to people who are interested in getting an up close view of the pope.
This was a great tour and wonderful experience seeing Pope Frances. Just wish the group had gotten a little closer. The people in front had gotten there tickets on there own and had the best seats. You really do not need a tour for this experience.
I highly recommend this tour, you will have prime seating with other tour groups and exclusive tour time of the Basilica without the crowds. Me and my daughter got seats in the first row and were very excited to see Papa and receive blessings. Unfortunately for us, a large group of students were there with a different tour group and pushed their way up to front. After the Pope addressed the crowd everyone stood to watch him begin giving blessings. The students took and stood in our seats and began screaming Papa and yelling songs while using our shoulders and heads as support. We endured this for more than an hour figuring it was a small price to pay to actually get to embrace the Pope but, when my daughter got elbowed in the back of the head we were done. We missed the Pope greeting the people in the section we had front row seats in due to a crowd of obnoxious students . It was a real bummer but we plan on returning next spring and we will try again. Also, it was really cold the day of our tour and you will be outside for a least 4 hours, dress really really warm.
Side note, because we booked the tour we got to enter St. Peter's Basicila without the crowds AND because is a Jubilee Year of Mercy we entered the Basicila through the Holy Doors!
I really loved this tour! of course, the Holy Father is the main reason, but Antonella, our tour guide was so knowledgable of the papacy's history. Antonella was fun, kind and passionate about her job. We were very close to the pope mobile and got a glimpse at the Holy Father ...thanks Antonella for getting us close! . I had a great time thanks Viator for setting this up.
I really enjoyed the activity coordinated by our guide Ms Giulia. The organization was perfect we could meet easily and enjoy her knowledge about The Piazza, the preview of our activity and many explanations about how the system works. Thank you Giulia for your time and care.