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Papal audience and skip-the-line Vatican Museums and St Peter's tour

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Availability: Wednesday
Duration: 8 hours
Language: English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Mobile voucher accepted
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SKIP THE LINE
Do this because
  • Receive the Papal Blessing during the weekly audience
  • Enjoy a typical Italian meal in a local restaurant
  • Exclusive skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums as Official Tour Operator Partners
  • Visit the world-famous St. Peter’s Basilica avoiding the long lines at the entrance
What to expect

Get a guaranteed admission at the Papal Audience in either St. Peter's Square or Nervi Hall. Experience seeing Pope Francis and listening him welcome pilgrims, impart his blessing and lead the prayers. Thanks to our secured priority admission to the event, we will pick you up in the early morning from your hotel (or the tour operator office) and transport you to the Vatican City. Live an intense spiritual moment side-by-side with people from around the world. Feel free to pray or simply observe one of the most incredible, long-standing traditions in the Catholic world.

Your experience includes a short panoramic tour of via Nazionale, Piazza Venezia, Corso Vittorio, Corso Rinascimento and the Lungotevere, with drop-off at Piazza dei Tribunali (located about 1 mile/1,6 km from St. Peter’s Basilica). Walk past Castel Sant’Angelo and via della Conciliazione to reach the Basilica.

You will check in with our guaranteed tickets at the square, passing through a metal detector. Our experienced and professional guide will take you to a spot where you will have an excellent view of the ceremony.

After the audience you will be accompanied to a typical Roman restaurant nearby to enjoy a meal before returning to the Vatican, where you will finally discover the masterpieces of Christian Rome, like the world-famous Sistine Chapel and St Peter's Basilica.

You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour. We are here to ensure that you skip the lines and our expert guide will be there to give you an insider's point of view. The afternoon tour is the best option to visit the Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Church without the morning crowd.

The Vatican Museums
No trip to Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums. Home to 54 different galleries including four statue museums: Museo Pio-Clementino, Museo Chiaramonti, Museo Gregoriano Etrusco and the Museo Gregoriano Egiziano. These museums are home to some of the most famous works of art in the world, with artists including: Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Carvaggio, Raphael and Giotto, to name a few. An experience that is sure to inspire the art lover in anyone.

The Sistine Chapel
The 54th gallery of the Vatican Museums is the famed Sistine Chapel. Completed around 1483, the Sistine Chapel is arguably the most famous chapel in the world due to the artwork located within. View many of the most famous frescoes in the world, including the famous ceiling and "The Last Judgement" painted by Michelangelo. Not only does the Sistine Chapel hold some of the world's most precious works of art, but it is still used for religious purposes such as the Papal Conclave, that is the process through which a new Pope is chosen.

St. Peter's Basilica
A popular pilgrimage site, St. Peter's Basilica is also one of the largest in the world and a shining example of Renaissance architecture. You won't regret taking this tour!

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What's included
  • Hotel pick-up (only in selected hotels in central Rome)
  • Transportation
  • Booking and pick-up of the Papal Audience tickets
  • Guaranteed admission to the Audience
  • Lunch
  • Exclusive skip-the-line entrance to the Vatican Museums as Official Tour Operator Partners
  • Professional guide
  • Headsets
What's not included
  • Blessing of the Rosary beads (optional and rosary not included)
  • Optional gratuities
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  • Children (ages 3-8): reduced
Where
Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, 95, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
Meeting point:
  • Hotel pick-up may be as early as 1 hour prior to tour start time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time
  • If you are not staying at a centrally located hotel, you must reach Gray Line/I Love Rome Office (Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, in front of the Grand Hotel – Metro A Line – Repubblica Stop) no later than 07.00am
What to remember
  • Please provide a printed copy of your voucher at check-in
  • Hotel transfers are included with this tour
  • If you are not staying in a listed hotel, you must reach the Gray Line/I Love Rome Office (Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, in front of the Grand Hotel – Metro A Line – Repubblica Stop)
  • You can select this tour in English, Spanish, German, French and Portuguese
  • Please call 24-48 hours ahead of time to receive your pick-up time. Hotel pick-up may be as early as 1 hour prior to tour start time. Please be ready in your hotel lobby 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time
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When
  • Tour only operates on Wednesdays
  • Tour starts at 07.30am
  • Audience starts at 07.30am, according to the Holy Father's schedule
  • Tour ends at 05.30pm approx. in the archaeological area, at one of "I Love Rome" bus stops at your choice
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Provider
Gray Line - I Love Rome
Booking fee
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