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.
Jeanette C United States of ...
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
A dream come true . What else s there to say . Grazie
Our guide was amazing! She got our group VERY close to Pope Francis and gave a great presentation prior to the audience.
Great, well worth booking, Gigi very knowledgeable and helpful.
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.
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.
excellent!! I would highly recommend any tour that is run by City Wonders they did an amazing job with all the tours I attended with them. I attended many tours by many different companies and can say City Wonders was by far the best organized and the best about keeping the groups smaller in size and one language per group. The only thing I would say about this is wait until the very end of the service we were advised it is best to leave when your language is done but it can be confusing as to when the service is completely over because the service continues and is done in all languages throughout and so when are you sure it is completed for your language? you really don't want to miss anything. Huge crowds but you get EXCELLENT seats for the audience with the tour as well as wonderful background information waiting for the service.
We had a very smart guide who waited til the second section open up and so we dashed in and found the best seats. During our waiting time she informed us regarding the Vatican state and other interesting info. If you want to see the Pope up close and in comfort highly recommend it.
The guide , Gigi, was very knowledgeable, location was absolutely great. Very happy
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.
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