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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!
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
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!
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!!
Incredible experience! We were right next to the Pope as he drove around the audience! Truly an unforgettable day.
Daniel Ludwig Germany
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.
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!
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.
If we did not join this tour, we would not have seen Pope Francis that close. We were seated only about 4 feet away from where he walked down the hallway.
This tour was amazing! At first there were long lines ahead of us which I thought maybe our guide could’ve done better by having us line up earlier, but after we entered (the bldng because it was raining the event was moved indoors) I saw that we were in the first row behind the wedding couples.
this is essential if one needs to get a good seat near the route of the pope to the stage.
Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about both the Pope and the Vatican history. We were ushered through security and seated in the perfect location to see the Pope up close. Highly recommended!!
Barbara was an amazing guide. Super sweet and knows her stuff. Got us close enough to shake the Pope's hand. Made for a great day. Could not imagine doing our first visit to the Papal Audience without her help.
Well organised. Worth paying for as we were seated just metres from where Pope Francis passed by. Great atmosphere and a very spiritual experience.
The meeting place was indicated clearly and our guide knew just the right places to go to get the best seats. Her information also made the wait for the pope much more interesting.
The tour guide led us to a great spot along the entrance in the hall to be close to the Pope. Was knowledgeable about Vatican history and what to expect during the Audience. Well worth the price.
There was nothing to this tour really other then you meet, walk through security and then go sit for hours waiting for the Pope, however we got great seats and the Pope stopped only a few feet from us.
This was not so much a tour as it was going with someone that knew where to go and where to sit. BUT this was the highlight of the trip because of just that. The Pope stopped and had we reached out we could have touched him,.
WOW!!! This was the awesome... The guide was early, got us in timely, and best of all, we had great seats and viewing point.. Thank you so much!!
For those considering this, this is how it works. The tour guide from Viator, in this case-Monica totally awesome guide-gets there earlier than most. You meet her there where your radio headsets are provided as well as your ticket. Once we are allowed to go in, she had us sit row by row so that we were seated next to the barrier by the path the Pope would come by. So instead of sitting all together in our group, we were if you were there with someone, paired off 2 persons to each row so that each of us could be right next to the barrier wall. We had to arrive early and this was November so it was cold I wish I had worn another sweater also, plan on sitting/waiting for a few hours because of your early arrival but it will be well worth it.
My partner and I were 8-10 feet from Pope Frances when he drove by see pic. He stopped just as he passed us and a baby was handed to him where he kissed the forehead big screens are in front so that through his entire path where he circled around, you could see where he was and what he was doing. This was one of the bigger highlights of our trip November 22, 2017. You can google the times the Pope will be doing the mass and plan your trip to Rome on that as we did. Many thanks to the guide, Monica, who we also had on our tour to the Colosseum-she was friendly, fun, informative, and helped make these tours memorable for us with the wealth of information provided. Would definitely recommend this if you get the chance to do.
This tour group was a very nice touch to my first time in Rome. The meet-up spot was very specific and we were able to check in and receive our handset before individuals starting lining up for security. Monica, our guide, was very knowledgeable and led us to the seats that we could best see the Pope when he came out for his address. She stayed awhile and left before the audience started. We were able to see the close up close as well as listen to his audience. Overall, very interesting activity and well organized.
Really great tour and no better way to get up close and personal with the Pope! Worth the wait to get that close and see this wonderful event. Highly recommend it.
Worth every cent! Our tour guide knew exactly where to seat us for the BEST up close view of the Pope. It was a once in a lifetime experience and recommend it to anyone wanting to see the Pope!
It's was amazing The skip the line tickets were well worth it. Very moving?
This tour was the highlight of our trip. The guide worked with us to ensure we were seated in the area that gave us the best view of the Pope as he rode by. He definitely delivered. We almost missed this tour because we miscalculated the time it took to get there using the Metro as we were staying in a hotel further out in Rome. I recommend future attendees allow for extra time to ensure they don't miss this amazing tour.
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