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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

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Papal audience tickets are free, but can be difficult to organize. Cut out the hassle and collect your prebooked ticket from your guide when you arrive. Then, head inside St Peter’s Square early to ensure the best possible views of the pope’s address.

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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

Imelda S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was so well organised, even though it was very early all the guides were there and quickly got their groups organised. Gigi was our guide and he was great from the start with a very warm welcome and clear instructions. He wasted no time getting us through security and into fabulous front row seats.
Once we were all seated he shared many interesting facts about St Peter's Square and the service we were about to take part in. Great morning, but be sure to ask for Gigi.

Mary S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

was everything stated.... you are right there

Jeanette C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

The guide, Stephanie, provided us with the history of the Vatican and was able to secure great seating to view the Pope as he rode by us in his mobile.
It rained heavily the morning of our tour, but the sun came out when the Pope arrived to greet his audience. Be sure to bring umbrella and rain gear for a rainy day, and also something to wipe the wet seat off.

Caroline M United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

A dream come true . What else s there to say . Grazie

captdanconnolly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Guide was fun and very informative

cortezma52

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Really awesome to see the Pope very close.

Monica C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our guide was amazing! She got our group VERY close to Pope Francis and gave a great presentation prior to the audience.

triciacullen67

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great, well worth booking, Gigi very knowledgeable and helpful.

paberard

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wonderful experience. The guide got us seats on the path of the Pope mobile and it felt like we could have reached out and touched him. That's a big deal to a Catholic as he is the 266th predecessor of Peter.

Sharon M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Absolutely brilliant. Guide was fantastic and made the whole tour great. Def recommend. Have used many other tour guide companies in the past but only one in the future.

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