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Attend the weekly address of the pope with this papal audience ticket. In Vatican City, your guide will lead you through the mass of people to a prime location, where you’ll watch the pope address the crowd, and hear about the historical tradition of the papal audience. With a personal audio headset, you’ll be sure to hear everything the guide says above the noise of the crowd. While the weekly audience with the pope draws very large numbers, this ticket provides guided commentary in a group limited to 20 people.

Highlights

  • 4-hour papal audience experience in Vatican City
  • Cut through the crowds to a prime spot to see the pope
  • Listen to your guide via an audio headset to hear the history behind the papacy
  • Learn of the traditions associated with the papacy and the Vatican
  • Hear the cardinals address the audience in prayer
  • Watch as the pope delivers his weekly message and offers blessings
  • Small-group experience limited to 20 people ensures personal attention from a guide

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What You Can Expect

Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

Watch the pope deliver his weekly address in Vatican City

After meeting your guide near St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, put on your provided headset to start your papal audience experience. While the address is a Catholic custom, the event draws people of all beliefs from around the world each week.

Following your guide, navigate the crowd to reach your seat, where you’ll have views of the pope when he arrives. While you wait, learn a bit about the history of the papacy in Rome and hear about Renaissance artists like Michelangelo who left such a beautiful mark on the Vatican. With your audio headset, you don’t have to worry about not being able to hear your guide over the throngs of people.

As the address starts, listen to the cardinals leading pilgrims in prayer, and watch the pope deliver his blessings for the week. The service includes hymns, prayers and a homily. When the address is over, you'll be ready to explore St Peter’s Square on your own.

Note: Immediately after booking, you must reconfirm your ticket using the phone number provided on your confirmation voucher. The local tour operator will ask for your home address, as this is required by Vatican City. Failure to reconfirm your ticket may result in it being canceled. Please also note that seating for the papal audience is limited. Your guide will do everything possible to secure you a seat, but on rare occasions, this may not be possible.

Customer Reviews

Kerry EW Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Thanks Barbara for your excellent commentary and the best seats in the house. We were only metres from the Pope and had a great time. Even though I know the tickets for the Papal Aydience are free, I would pay for this service every time. No stress, excellent advice on what to do, where the Pope would emerge and history of the Vatican. A highlight of out trip. Kerry and Harry Williams.

dotster

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

What made this a value was entrance via a tour guide area and the fact that our guide knew right where to get us seated. Front row to watch the pope move through the audience. The only thing I would caution you on, when the pope starts his parade through the crowd, everyone will push forward and if you don't stand your ground you will be push out of your spot!

ryanaong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

Gigi was an amazing guide. we were 2nd row from pope and team. I could not believe how close we were... worth every penny.

Jenny S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

It was the best experience ever , you can get the tickets for free if you want however by paying our guide knew what she was doing and made the event stressless/not confusing. It must see when in Rome, prepare for long hours and heat if in summer time.

Lisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Worth getting up at crack of dawn. We were literally 3 ft from the Pope. Loved it!!

Irene H.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

christina was a very good guide. Gave pretty good insights in the vatican. She tried her best to give you the best seats.

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We were lucky enough to be in the 1st row to see the Pope in his Pope Mobile, it was surreal. Tour started at 7:30 am and we saw the Pope at 9:30, but well worth the 2 hour wait and the guide gave us plenty of good information about the Vatican

Traveling Matt United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

What can I say, its the Pope. I may not be catholic but this was an amazing experience to see. Our guide was very nice and got us from awesome spots in the seated area right on a corner. I will admit that initially I bought these because I waited to long to request them , but glad I did.

MARC T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Worth it if you have never been. Our Tour Guide Luciana helped us get excellent seats and gave a lot of great background information. Thanks so much!

Joyce L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We met our tour guide in St. Peters Square holding a sign City Wonders next to the newspaper stand. She walked us in to our seats right up against the four foot barricade. She explained once the Pope enters his mobile and starts down the right side of the area he will cross right in front of us. We will be able to take a nice video. It was an experience we will never forget. We would highly recommend this tour.

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