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The tour guide was excellent and I would like to have heard more of the presentation if it wasn't for the earlier start of the papal audience due to the rain. The guide brought us to seats where we could easily see the Pope when the Pope mobile came around through the sections. I was shocked as to how close we were to him.
This was by far the highlight of my trip to Rome and it is without a doubt due to City Wonders Tour Guide, Tiffany, from Indiana! She was absolutely amazing! She got my group seats in the second row on the left side of the audience and close to the aisle which gave us a clear, close up view of the Pope three times. First, when he entered the square near the guard station in the Pope Mobile, then when he rode past the front of the audience, and then a third time when he rode past the left side of the audience prior to beginning his address. We were clearly placed in the ideal location. Prior to the Pope coming out we had to wait approximately an hour and a half and that is when Tiffany's friendly, charismatic personality shone along with her unbelievable knowledge of Ancient History, Christianity, and Catholicism. I felt as if I learned more from her in an hour and a half than I learned in my semester long college course. I was actually slightly disappointed that she had to stop her presentation for the Pipe to come out. Of course, I got over it the moment I saw the Pope. I would highly recommend this tour and if possible, be sure to request Tiffany from Indiana!
The guide was very informative and with her experience we were able to get a good seat which allowed us the blessing of seeing the Pope up close.
This was great! Our guide Francesca, ran ahead of our group and got us seats right along the Pope's route and we were 10 feet away from him, which made for great photos! She gave us lots of historical and anecdotal information about the Papacy and the Vatican. I know we could have gotten in for free, but there were thousands of people there and without Francesca and these tickets, I know we would have ended up in the back with the masses, seeing him as only a dot in the distance. I would pay for this agin in an instant! Thanks, Francesca!
Well worth it. Our guide directed us to the best place to be near Pope Francis during his entrance. Phenomenal.
Excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable. Did a great job in getting us very close to where the pope was going to pass. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
This exceeded our expectations by miles -- yes we had to gather about two hours before the event was scheduled to start but...we got into section 1...the tour guide kept us entertained with a history of Rome and the Vatican... we ended up only feet away from the Pope in his Pope-mobile...we could see both live and the video displays perfectly...we could hear everything clearly...the exit was very quick and orderly -- just perfect. Thank you VIATOR!!!
I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about how this would work. I knew we were getting there hours before the Pope would address the crowd. Francesca definitely knew exactly what to do and was a wealth of information. Before we were able to get in through the gate she talked non-stop sharing valuable information and explaining exactly what would happen when the gates opened. She secured seats right along the gate. Once seated, Francesca continued to talk making the time fly. Before we knew it the Pope was coming right down the land closest to my 85 year old mother - just a few feet from him as he passed by. An inspiring moment for all. .
I was literally not even 10 feet away fro,mthe pope. The tour guide was able to get us really good seats. He clearly knew what he was doing.
Great guide, with excellent historical knowledge about the papacy. She ensured we had wonderful seats and kept us informed until the Pope arrived.
Our tour guide was awesome! She gave us so much information. I would do this again in Rome!
We thoroughly enjoyed this. The guide was very informative and made sure that we all had seats close to where the Pope was going to be going by. I would recommend this to everyone who wants to see the Pope.
Flavinia [ from viator ] was amazing. Ran at the right moment as she got past the gates and got us our seats. We were able to be at a point where Papa Francesco passed on his mobile twice and that was what we were there for - to get as close to the pope while we seek his blessings.