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Attend the weekly address of the pope with this papal audience ticket. In Vatican City, you’ll be led by a guide 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, your guide will say goodbye, leaving you to explore on your own from St Peter’s Square.

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

Dennis L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This was amazing, one of the highlights of the trip. Our guide was amazing, not good at remembering names. She took us to the perfect location, we were literally just steps away from the passing of the pope-mobile. The pope stopped right in front of us to bless a baby, so moving. I hope you are so fortunate.

Tom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Booked this tour for my wife and was pleasantly surprised. Informative guide and easy access to seating.

Ursula P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Thank you so much Viator for making our audience with his Holiness the Pope an amazing spiritual experience. We were efficiently and courteously gathered and taken by the delightful Gigi on a wonderfully presented tour. We really appreciated his attentiveness and knowledge. Fantastic. Thank you.

colleenwashburn

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

What a great experience! It was nice to have a guide who knew the ropes.

honucanela

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Mom saw the Pope clearly. We were 5 rows from the front. It was worth it! Her wish came true.

adriana g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Without words just an amazing experience seeing Pope Francisco in person wow such a blessing

Lourdes S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was amazing!

Maureen Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The tour guide Giovanna? (Jean) was amazing. Bear in mind Papal audience tkts are free, but she knew how to get best seats. She told us to run when she did . The 2nd section opened, we all ran and got front row seats. Worth every penny.

Robin R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The atmosphere was excellent and the Pope rode round the crowd in his Pope-mobile prior to the start of the service,

Lara

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Had GG as our guide excellent to say the least extremely knowledgable and offered great tips love love loved him and the tour !!!!

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