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This tour guide was great, full of stories, and very passionate. The tour guide was able to get us great seats. The Pope drove by where we had our seats twice which was a treat and he also came out an hour earlier than scheduled which was a nice surprise. This was a great tour would definitely recommend it to anyone it’s was a real great experience.
Trip was fantastic! Tour guide was great. She put us in a great area as you can see by the pic.
Good instructions on finding the meeting point. We had good seats and position with seeing the Pope.
Glad to have the papal audience pre arranged rather than just "chance" it. Good experience. "Bucket list" ticking moment.
We had a great guide. He conveyed a lot of information about the history of the Vatican and the Papacy while we waited for the Pope's appearance. For a Catholic, it was the experience of a lifetime.
Absolutely wonderful and blessed!!! The highlight of my Rome trip!! A reverent happening!
Amazing, well organised with charming, intelligent and well informed tour guides.
Our tour guide was wonderful and kept us entertained and made
sure nobody pushed in front of us or took our seats. She really
looked out for us. This was an experience I will never forget..
Seeing the pope was unforgettable. Having a reserved seat was even better.
Once in a life? Can you imagine being at one meter of Papa Francesco touring around you in St Peter's square? I've been there, Yes!
Thanks Viator and CityWondres Tours.
Flamenia was our tour guide and was excellent! Even though it seemed we were faraway from the stage she insured us our seats were great! She was right!! When the Pope drives thru the crowd we had an excellent view to take pictures!! What an overwhelming feeling it was to be so close to Papa Francesco! Everything was more than expected! Our instructions were easy to follow and our tour guide knew what she was doing!
Great tour. Our guide was awesome and she got us within inches of Pope Francis. Highly recommend this
For the faithful and religious this is a must see if you are in Rome on Wednesday. Check the web to see if the Pope is in town during your visit and if the tour times match your availability. I read some reviews complaining about the price, seats, and initial part of the experience. Yes, the tickets are free, you can get them on your own but it is a process and requires a lot of pre planning and some running around the day before, Tuesday. The price was well worth the saved efforts as we were on tours the Tuesday needed to get the tickets, and dealing with the church embassies to request the tickets in the first place. Yes, if you can get tickets on your own, and get in line at 6:30am exactly you will be able to get better seats and if you know the route of the Pope Mobile through St Peter's Square you can get there too, again this requires a lot of hassle and time to do which we didn't have time for. Our guide was very informative, funny, and helpful. She got us good seats with a decent view and I was able to get a frame filling picture of the Pope Francis from his Pope Mobile and a 200mm lens. In the summer this will be a very very hot visit. In October it was still hot but not too bad. Security check was not too bad but you MUST go to the bathroom prior to getting inside as the line inside are too long and far from the seats, it took my wife 35 min to go and get back and she almost missed the beginning. I was happy with the tour as I was able to plan the rest of our Rome tours into this without worrying about getting into lines or on waiting lists at the American Catholic church site on Tuesday and avoiding the mad dash for seats when the square is opened. It is general admission and there are no seat reservations for anyone, except the area for married couples.
this experience greatly exceeded our expectations. the tour was organized by city wonders and was very well organized in a pretty chaotic environment. the meeting spot was well marked and easy to find. our guide, filomena, is the best! she knew exactly what she was doing and how to strategize our entrance to get the best seats. she succeeded in getting us 2nd row seats so that when Pope Francis rode through the audience, we were mere feet from him. and we got to see him twice! she also entertained us with her vast knowledge of the event, the history of st. peter's square and the basilica, as well as the vatican museums. i can not say enough great things about city wonders but especially filomena. i highly recommend this tour.