• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 33.76 View price calendar

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Attend a Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican! Tickets may be free but they are extremely hard to come by, so booking in advance is essential. By booking ahead, you're ensuring you won't waste any time trying to get tickets while you're on vacation in the Eternal City. 


  • Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican
  • Make a booking to ensure you don't miss this special opportunity
  • Short sightseeing tour with live commentary en route to the Vatican
  • Expert local guide
  • Pickup from centrally located Rome hotels

What You Can Expect

Papal Audience Ticket at Vatican City

Visit the home of the Catholic Church

Depending on the season and weather conditions and the number of devotees visiting that day, the audience can take place in the Audience Hall, St. Peter's Basilica or St. Peter's Square. 

Start this unique day with a comfortable coach tour that traverses Rome. As you pass by legendary landmarks, learn about the history of the city from your guide. See the ancient Aurelian Walls, the villa Borghese, and Piazza del Popolo with its twin Baroque churches and the Egyptian obelisk at the center of the public space. 

Then cross over the Tiber River and pass by the imposing Castel Sant' Angelo, the tomb of Roman Emperor Hadrian, before arriving in Saint Peter's Square. 

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Customer Reviews

Maxim B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

I am very fortunate to still have 2 tickets for the Papal Audience. Although I know you can get tickets by emailing the Vatican, but thats no assurance that I can get tickets.

But thanks to Viator. We had a blessed Wednesday morning with Pope Francis in the auditorium.

NicoleVStanch United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a fantastic experience! While tickets for a papal audience are free, going this route made he experience easy and so enjoyable, the short trip to The Vatican included a tour of the city with some terrific facts and great information, the guide was fantastic and once we arrived we were able to get right in and had amazing seats and a spectacular view! If a papl audience is on your bucket list, do not miss this experience! Worth every penny!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

If you want to see the Pope and experience his readings a tour is the way to go. Our guide was friendly and helpful. Our tour allowed us to have seating. This is the only way to go if you want to see the Pope.

Manuel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Best experience ever!

Charles D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

The Papal Audience was amazing. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. They advised us on how to get the best experience from the tour. It was unbelievably superb.

Bridget J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was so amazing as I got to see the Pope close up. It was a once in a lifetime experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We had great seats for the Papal audience,and it was a wonderful experience!Crowded,yes,warm,yes,but thrilling!Worth getting up at 4 am to go to!

Dan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Hey, what can you say. Eetsa da Pope. In all seriousness, it is well worth the time and money to sit in the Papal audience. At one point during the entrance, the Pope's car went past our seats within 10 feet, providing great photo opportunities.

Stephen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

You get exactly what you pay for which is transportation a ticket. The benefit is that the ticket moves you up closer to the Pope as compared with the general admission so it is worthwhile as the square is massive.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Bus picked us up at our Rome hotel and our witty tour guide and his blue umbrella, led us to our seats. It was all that I thought it would be and more. I highly recommend it!

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