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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.


  • 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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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

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.


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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was definately worth the money!!! Our guide Michela was amazing!! We onyl had to wait in a line for maybe 6/7 minutes to get hrough security. Our guide then took us through to an amazing seat in the front section by the fence so we were SO close to the pope!! The seats had been saved by other people but our guide fought for our seats as it was first come first served and you couldnt save seats! She was amazing and without her we wouldn't have been able to get the amazing seats! She also told us a lot of history about rome! definately recommend this!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

City Wonders did a great job with our sitting location, we were able to see Pope Francis up close. I would recommend this tour to all visitors wanting to see the Pope.

Rodolfo A L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

the best day of my life, it was my birthday, an infinite love among all present, union. The meeting point was exact and on time very quickly the entrance and very well organized our guide, thank you very much for everything


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was fantastic ! Definitely worth the money to be whisked up front and then the guide explained everything about what was going to happen. The guide leaves right before it starts. Organized and worth the money to have a guide take you right up front we had 3rd row tickets.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

wonderful experience

William N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Cold and rainy, but Monica our guide, was full of energy and very informative. She got kind of yanked around by the guards as to where we could get in faster, but she handled it well. She was little, but she was fierce. She got us through the crowd to some pretty good seats even after the bad directions by the guards. Best part of my trip.

Gennifer T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Oscar was great! Talked about what we should expect to see when the Pope arrives and provided a lit of information about St. Peter's Basillica and the square. If we are in Rome again would love to do another tour with him.

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