I booked this as a surprise tour to celebrate my wife and is 25th wedding anniversary. The Pope had been unwell the week before so the audience was held inside in front of 7000 people rather than the larger crowd outside. I am not a religious man myself but could not believe the enthusiasm of the crowd and the atmosphere is something that i will never forget. Our tour guide GiGi delivered the tour with enthusiasm, charm and wit and made the tour that little bit more memorable. I would highly recommend this if you are a religious person as you will not witness anything like it in a church.
To receive the Pope's blessing was a once in a lifetime experience. Without the help of our knowledgable guide it never would have happened.
I give this a 5 star because the Pope came within 2 feet of where we were standing and that would not have happened if our guide was not seasoned, I had expected him to be a dot way in the horizon. I do think the description was slighly misleading, I thought we would be sitting in the front with reserved seats and I felt bad for some older folks in our group that may have thought that and could not get to the good seats. We had a track star that was able to run and get great seats. In the end it could not have been better for my group and the guide was knowledgeable and helpful.
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.
Booked this tour for my wife and was pleasantly surprised. Informative guide and easy access to seating.
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.
What a great experience! It was nice to have a guide who knew the ropes.
Mom saw the Pope clearly. We were 5 rows from the front. It was worth it! Her wish came true.
Without words just an amazing experience seeing Pope Francisco in person wow such a blessing
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.
The atmosphere was excellent and the Pope rode round the crowd in his Pope-mobile prior to the start of the service,
Had GG as our guide excellent to say the least extremely knowledgable and offered great tips love love loved him and the tour !!!!
My experience with Guya (our guide) was amazing we were steps from Pope Francis such a wonderful experience. She made it fun as we waited for the ceremony to begin. I would definitely book again in the future. :)
There were 4 coordinators, and the tour itself felt organized. The guide was informative gave tips on best vantage point for the Pope blessing. Unlike other reviews, our group had no reserved seats and we were not able to get seats near the stage or in row 2 or 7, as stated in other reviews. Nonetheless, the tour was worth it. We got to see the Pope! :
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. She was pleasant and accommodating for everyone- even with disabilities. She had inside information that made our experience even more memorable in that we got to sit close to where the Pope drove by before delivering his message.
Wonderful spiritual experience to be in the presence of Pope Francis! Great tour! Gigi was an excellent tour guide. Will definitely recommend this tour. Thank you!
Our tour guide, Claudia got us phenomenal seats! When the Pope entered, we were within 10 feet. She was also very informative and had a great sense of humor. Well worth it.
Muy buen trato y organizacion general. Lo mas interesante ha sido la información que nos suministro la guia Maristella creo que se escribe asi. Gracias.
This was an amazing experience!!!!!! This package is worth every penny!
AMAZING!!! We were five feet away from the Pope!!! Seriously, I did not think in my wildest dreams that we would be this close to the Pope! Our tour guide was a spunky little thing who told us exactly where we needed to sit to see the Pope. We were all getting anxious about going in and she assured us that she knew what to do and she did! This was an unforgettable moment! Thank you so much!
The most amazing experience I have ever had. We were positioned by the tour guide within fingertips of touching the Pope. Our guide knew which gate to enter and just where to position us to get the closest possible view of the Pope as he drove by. While others were rushing for the front seats. He positioned us in the middle section, first couple of rows and the Pope cam right by us. I was so close I almost touched his hand. As well our guide was very informative and shared lots of information and answered questions prior to the Papl Audience. Top notch. Kudos! I highly recommend this tour! It is amazing!
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