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An overwhelming experience. Thanks to our Tourguide Marina we skipped almost all Lines and had a perfect seating for the Audience. Well Done !
Excelente. Es emocionante ver a Francisco de tan cerca y es muy bueno lo que se vive en la Plaza. La guía muy buena.
they get the most perfect spot in the piazza plus the guide was amazing!
elena got us absolutely fabulous seats in the 2nd row!!!! the pope came by twice and we saw his so clearly. well every penny we paid!!!I dropped my camera so some photos did not come out-I was so sad, I contacted viatour to see if any of our teammates could send me some photos-still waiting to hear. this is the only way to see the pop
Excellent event, perfect morning in St Peter's - our tour guide Francesca was first class. Would recommend Viator
This was awesome and hard not to get caught up in all the hype as the Pope makes his way through the crowd kissing babies and touching people. Then he blesses everyone present, and the cardinals go thru their different languages and blessings. we were lucky our guide got us excellent seats and we got within 2 metres of the Pope. would highly recommend people go to this even if you aren't religious.
Pope Francis is a gentleman and scholar who believes in Jesus. He loves people and the people loves him.
This tour was definitely the highlight of our trip! Our guide Guya was great and she got us the best seats in the house!
The pope passed 3 times in front of us. We were so lucky that our 9 month baby was blessed by Francisco! Yes, he was taken by the guards into the pope arms and he kissed him! Wow
This was one of our best tours in Rome. Just getting to be in such close proximity to Pope Francis was amazing. A very emotional experience witnessing the thousands of people traveling from all over the world to see the Pope and to be a part of the excitement. Spiritual and Magical!
Our guide gave us a lot of good information as we queued up in line for the audience. He gave some history on the Pope himself, plus explained what to expect once we got inside. He then led us to seats that I would never have chosen by myself, and sure enough, the pontiff passed directly next to our seats twice, stopping once to kiss a baby. We were only a few feet from the holy father and it was a real thrill.
This was super! Our guide was EXTREMELY knowledgeable and explained much of the history of the Vatican. SUPER seats. We were within 5 feet of the Pope when he passed by, and we were not far from the podium when he spoke. Excellent organization once we met our tour guide. Check in procedures were slow that morning. You need more than one person doing the check-in.
Our tour guide got us the best seats possible. Pope Francis pass twice in from of us, one one meter away. This tour was hassle free, the tour lady knew each corner of the perimeter.
We missed the time of our guide, but the staff was still able to help us and received a discount an a different tour even tough it was my fault. We were still guided into the entrance and the Papal audience was simply an amazing experience like no other!!
This tour was definitely worth doing. Saved us from waiting and very close to pope
This was a wonderful experience and I recommend it to anyone who is looking to see the Pope without the stress of getting the tickets yourself. The tickets are free to the public but the additional services provided by our tour were invaluable to us. Our guide, Teresa, was excellent. She knew exactly where to take us once we were through the gates. We ended us 3 seats from where the Pope passed by. We got wonderful pictures and it was great to see him interact with the people. Teresa was also very informative on the Vatican and shared lots of great information while we waited the 2 or so hours to see the Pope. This was the perfect start to our Roman holiday!
Booking the tour was the only way to guaranty us a seat for the Pope's Wed audience. This audience occurred while many tourists still in Rome during Easter season, so it was a very large audience in St Peter's Square. Guide got us excellent seats to get photo's of the Pope as he rode around the masses in the Square in his Pope-mobile. Guide gave us lots of interesting Papal history while we waited for the Pope to arrive. Was one of the highlights of our trip to Rome this year.
Our guide gave us hints on where to stand in order to get the best view of the Pope. I got a couple of great pictures when he came by in the Popemobile. Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best - we sat out for hours in the rain - but even with that, I still had a great time and this was one of the highlights of my trip to Rome.
The Papal audience itself was very impressive and moving. The 5 stars are for the Papal audience and not the tour booked through Viator. I was not able to find the guide so I needed to go into the audience on my own. It would have been more cost effective to plan this personally rather than through the agency.
It was an amazing experience and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rome. Our tour guide Flamino was so lovely and funny. She got us great seats and kept us entertained whilst waiting for the pope to arrive.