Papal Audience Experience with Pope Francis including tickets
Excursions & day trips

Papal Audience Experience with Pope Francis including tickets

based on 30 reviews
Free cancellation
Language: English , Spanish , Portuguese
Availability: Wednesday at 7.30am
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Informative presentation on the Popes and the Vatican, including what to expect during the Audience
  • The tour begins early in the morning in order to obtain good seats during the Audience
  • A spiritual experience involving thousands of pilgrims from around the world
  • Your invitation is booked and picked up for you, so all you have to do is show up!
What to expect

Every Wednesday people from all over the world gather to see Pope Francis in Rome. This time is reserved for visitors to listen to the Pope and to receive his apostolic blessing in St. Peter’s Square or in Paul VI’s Hall. This tour is the only escorted service to see the Papal Audience! With limited spots available, it is difficult to see the Pope up close and navigating through the crowd can be overwhelming and stressful. The aim of this tour is to provide you with a visit that gets you as close as possible and is stress-free!

Description

Headsets will be provided with the tour along with an experienced tour guide that will give you an explanation of what to expect before entering for the Papal Audience. Once you book your tour with us your invitation will be requested and brought to you, this tour is in English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish. You will have early access to St. Peter’s Square or Paull IV’s Hall to get the best seat possible! Your guide will stay with you until the Pope begins his address. Then expert staff will take over and manage the rest so you can sit back, relax and enjoy. This is truly a once and a lifetime experience that should not be missed!

This tour unveils the fascinating history of the Papacy and the artists that contributed to the marvel of Vatican City. You will be able to hear your expert guide clearly with the headsets as you are directed through St. Peter’s Square or Paul VI’s Hall (in Italian: Sala di Paolo VI). Once inside, your guide will explain the origin of the Papacy from the first Christians through Constantine’s era and up to the modern wonder of the Holy See. Then your guide will give you a detailed explanation of the events of the Papal Audience prepare you for the gathering with the Pope.

Experience the awe and wonder of what happens at the Papal Audience as Cardinals preach in various languages and reach out to visitors from all over the world. Listen to the Pope’s weekly message as he enters the central stage, sing with the spiritual leaders or relax and take in the experience. The choice is yours!

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Tour as per description
    • English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish speaking guide
    • Escorted visit and presentation
    • Headsets
    • Ticket reservation service and ticket pick-up
    • Confirmed invitation and attendance to Papal Audience with Pope Francis
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Infants (0-3): free
    • Child (4-14): reduced
    Where

    Piazza Pio XII, 10, 00193 Roma RM, Vatican City

    Meeting point:
    The meeting point is Piazza Pio XII. At the end of Via della Conciliazione, facing St. Peters Basilica, our meeting point is located on the left hand side, at the corner, next to the Newspaper stand.
    What to remember
    • Maximum group size: 25 people
    • Unfortunately, it is not possible to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on this tour
    • Depending on the time of year the actual location of the Papal Audience may alternate
    • During the warmer months from approximately Easter week to the end of September, the Papal Audience is held outdoors at St. Peter’s Square whereas during the colder months the Audience takes place in the Sala of Paul VI within the Leonine Walls of Vatican City. The decision regarding the location of the Papal Audience is made by Vatican officials the day before the event. Regardless of its location within Vatican City our tour guarantees entrance tickets
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    When
    • Wednesday
    • Meeting time: 7.30am
    • Departure time: 7.45am
    • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour meeting points 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide
    • Blackout dates are announced as they are given
    • This tour does not run in July and August
    • This service ends around noon at the Papal Audience, the location of the audience may vary
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    Provider
    City Wonders
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.
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