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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

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.

angelo r m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

EXCELLENT!!!

anisem2001

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our guide knew so much history. There was a large group of college kids where our group was going to sit and they blocked the seats. There are no assigned seats, but she handle the situation well and we had second row seats in the main seating area in front of Papal stage. It was an amazing lifetime experience. The Pope was driven in front of us several times and stopped right in front of us. We had a great view of the large LED screens and the Pope during the whole service. Highly recommend it!

reeveret

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Oscar was terrific providing all kinds of information about the Vatican and the current papacy while we waited. We were seated near the far left fenceline which put us in perfect position for seeing the Pope round the crowd in the Pope-mobile, we were less than 2m from him as he passed.

Jan M Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a most wonderful experience! Not to be missed. Our Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Everything is worth seeing Pope Francis in the flesh!

Angela P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Once in a lifetime experience! So glad we went on this tour instead of trying to figure out how to go there on our own!! Our tour guide was great and got us really good seats!!

Chelsea M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Incredible experience! We were right next to the Pope as he drove around the audience! Truly an unforgettable day.

Daniel Ludwig Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The agent service was terrific and we got great seats. The guide was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of information before the audience this was a dream come true.

Myla718

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

AHHHMMHHHAZING! Winter is the best time to do the Papal Audience - 10-minute wait to get through security - then we were ushered into an auditorium. Less people than normal so it was pretty awesome! Our tour guide was wonderful, the other guests not so much. But all in all - it was the highlight of our Rome trip!

Karen D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The Papal audience was wonderful for those who want to go. Pope Francis talked and then had priests, from various language groups give talks. So nice. Missed the guide, because it was so crowded.

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