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Papal Audience with Pope Francis with Short City Tour
Availability: Wednesdays
Duration: 4 hours
Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
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Do this because
  • Public audience with the Holy Father to receive the blessing
  • Let fine art surround you as you walk in the Vatican
  • See Castel Sant’Angelo on the way to St Peter's Square
  • A short, panoramic tour of the city
What to expect

We will pick you up in the early morning from Gray Line Rome office and transport you to the Vatican, where you will have access tickets to attend the weekly General Audience that Pope Francis I presides every Wednesday in either St. Peter's Square or Nervi Hall in the Vatican City.

The Audience consists of small teachings and readings in Italian and other languages (depending on the groups visiting). The Pope greets the pilgrims and groups in each language. The ceremony ends with the Pope and visitors praying together "Our Father" in Latin (printed on the back of the Papal Audience ticket). The Pope will then impart his Apostolic Blessing upon the crowd and the world and bless any religious articles that visitors bring for this special purpose (such as rosary beads).

Experience an intense, spiritual moment of emotion and reflection, along with thousands of people from all the world. Feel free to pray or simply observe one of the most incredible, long-standing traditions in the world.

Your experience includes a short, panoramic city tour of Via Nazionale, Piazza Venezia, Corso Vittorio, Corso Rinascimento, and Lungotevere, with drop-off at Piazza dei Tribunali (located about 1 km from St. Peter’s Basilica). We will walk to reach St Peter's Basilica, passing through Castel Sant’Angelo and Via della Conciliazione. When we arrive in the square, we will check-in with our reserved tickets and pass a metal detector security control. Your experienced guide will then take you to a spot with an excellent view of the ceremony.

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What's included
  • Admission tickets
  • Professional tour guide
What's not included
  • Food and beverages
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Everything not mentioned in the Included field
Where
Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 93, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Meeting point:

Gray Line Rome/I Love Rome Office, via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95 (nearest Metro Stop: Line A - Repubblica).
Please make your way to the departure point 20 minutes prior to the tour start time.

What to remember

Tour ends at 11:00 AM in St Peter's Square.

Mass starts at 7:30 AM, according to the Holy Father's schedule.

Please note that the language options that you can select in the calendar are subject to availability, please call the Tour Operator to confirm.

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When

Wednesdays at 07:30 AM.

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Provider
Gray Line - I Love Rome
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

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