Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
If you want to see the Pope like we did, this is a great way to ensure you get great seats. I was able to get some incredible pictures of him.
To see the Pope and receive his blessing is a once in a lifetime experience, so we are really glad that we booked the Papal Audience with Viator. We had excellent seats and were only a few feet ! away from the Pope as he rode by our section in the Pope Mobile. As you can imagine we had to arrive very early for the event, but the wait passed quickly because our tour guide shared lots of very interesting information about Vatican City during the wait. Definitely recommended.
Very good. The guide sorry forgot his name is excellent, very knowledgeable. The seats he brought us to are very very close to where Pope Francis passed by. Thank you for showing us where to sit.
Out of this world! We were just feet from Pope Francis, once in a life time experience. Our guide can not remember his name was very informative and delightful.
Tiberio was a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and entertaining guide who made the experience waiting quite enjoyable. He had a strategy for avoiding the super long security line, found us great seats 3 rows in from the Pope, and had so much information about the history of the popes, the Vatican, etc that we were sorry when the audience actually began and he had to stop speaking. Definitely worth it and thank you again Tiberio!
Although the tickets are free for the Papal Audience it is well worth the money to purchase this tour. We were seated in the second row of the second section in St.Peter's Square. The Pope passes just in front of the section in the Popemobile. We were lucky and he stopped just in front of us to wave. Highlight of our vacation and maybe our lifetime.
Wonderful guide.......very knowledgeable and went out of her way to see that our group was in the right place to see the pope.
So So So worth spending the money. Not only did we get some great info about the Pope, the Vatican and St. Peter's but our tour guide did his very best to get us as close as possible to see the Pope pass by. Experience of a lifetime to be so close to Pope Francis. Actually we were so fortunate not only to see the Pope close up on this tour, but we also attended Mass Sunday morning that Pope Francis celebrated and delivered the homily. Unbelievable.
Awesome experience. Whilst it is a 'free' event, the price you pay to get within 2-3metres of the Pope is well worth it. Great insight from our tour guide into the history of the Vatican and also how the audience works.
very informative guide who managed to get us really good seats 2 rows back from where Pope Francis passed twice. instructions to meeting point were excellent.
We enjoyed the tour very much! Francesca did a great job!
Our seats were very close to where the Pope passes through.
Amazing experience. Our Guide was Great and knew so much he positioned us so that when Pope Francis entered we were seated 2 rows away 15 feet from Pope Francis. It was a very moving experience!
Loved how close to the Pope we were, but it was pretty hard to find out Tour Guide.
This was an experience of a lifetime! Thanks to our tour guide we got seats right against the railing and the Pope went right past us...twice!! We got some great pictures on one passing and a video on the next pass. This is something we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Brilliant. If you want to see the Pope up close, you must do this as the tour guides know exactly where and when to go for the best vantage points. Dont expect too much background and story telling from them as this is mainly for the guides to place you in the forecourt for positioning of when the Pope comes through and you can ask about what will happen and which way he will come in etc. We got absolutely fantastic pictures and a prime location 2 foot away from the pope mobile which we would not have got had we decided to do this on our own.
United States of ...
Amazing ,if you go to Rome this is a must see .
Our Guide was very informative and provided excellent seats to see Pope Francis. I was able to take excellent photos. It was memorable experience.
It was an amazing experience to be able to see the Pope up close. We have a great time and this company really knows where to position so as you can see him up close.
This experience was good. We arrived at the Vatican early in the morning and walked straight in after finding our guide. The explanations on how to arrive to the meeting point were quite easy to follow.
We were able to get great seats thanks to our guide. She gave us a 1-hour overview on the Vatican's story and then we saw the Papal Audience. It was very worth it! The ticket to attend the Papal Audience is free, but you pay for the comfort of having someone pick up the tickets for you and help you walk straight in, skipping the very long line, as well as explain the history of the place.
Enjoyed this and to see the Pope was amazing. The queue to get in was horrendous and it rained for the whole time we waited but was worth it.
If you get there early enough you can get in for free by yourself but I would highly recommend booking a guide to look after you. Our guide, Theresa, was fantastic and she gave us a really detailed briefing of the history of the Vatican and St Peters and it helped to pass the time from entry at 07:45 until the pope appeared at around 09:30. The guide also knows the tricks to get seats where the pope is more likely to stop. We were sitting next to a few families with very young children/babies and were within 3 metres of the pope as he passed by. A wonderful experience.