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Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Overview

Make your visit to Vatican City truly unforgettable with this once-in-a-lifetime papal audience ticket. Join Pope Francis either outdoors in in St Peter's Square or in the nearby Nervi Hall, depending on the weather, during his papal audience in Vatican City.
  • Half-day papal audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
  • Get assistance from a host, including with help locating your seats
  • Hear Cardinals and pilgrims reading from the stage in various languages through a provided headset
  • Meet your guide at a central Vatican location
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Assistant coordinator of the event
Professional Guide
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Public Audience of the Holy Father
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel drop-off
Hotel Pick-up

Departure Point

Piazza del Risorgimento, Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Via della Conciliazione, 48, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Accommodation in St. Peter's Square is not guaranteed: seats cannot be booked.
  • Near public transportation
  • Admission tickets to the Papal Audience are free but we’d like to highlight that it’s mandatory to reserve tickets at least two months in advance. With our tours you don’t need the reservation: the price includes a booking service to the public audience and a professional guide. Accommodation in St. Peter’s Square is not guaranteed, as seats cannot be booked
  • In case of missing audio devices, an additional charge of 80,00€ net to us will be applied for each missing device
  • The meeting point is at Piazza del Risorgimento, just at the center of the square at the Bar L’Ottagono - Look for our Staff with our pink logo I Love Rome
  • Tour ends after approximately 5 hours in Via della Conciliazione, 48
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Gray Line I Love Rome by Carrani Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City.

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Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
kathm0
, Nov 2019
We are so glad we booked this tour as we were 3rd row from the front and had a brilliant view of Pope Francis as he passed in His car.
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star-5
Viist with the Pope
jpgeorgeoff
, Sep 2019
We had a great tour guide. David found us great seating for the Popes weekly visit with the people. We were able to see the Pope when he came in as well as up on the stage. Our guide was very knowledgeable about Catholic history and faith. Great tour.
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star-5
best tour
Go61410002849
, Jun 2019
David, our tour leader did a good job in making sure we have good seats. He was good and fun. We were seated in front where we can see the Pope.
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star-5
An absolute amazing experience! I...
wichita v
, Jan 2018
An absolute amazing experience! I would recommend this experience to everyone.
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The tour was ok, We were picked up...
Eveline O
, Dec 2017
The tour was ok, We were picked up from our hotel right on time and they take us to the Vatican. But that’s it. The tour guide only lead us to the room where the Pappal audience was. No explanation or suggestions about where to seat or the best spot to see the Pope more closely.
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star-5
Amazing experience. Get there early ad...
Doug
, Nov 2017
Amazing experience. Get there early ad grab a seat closest to the center aisle!
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This tour included a hotel pickup IF...
Norman R
, Oct 2017
This tour included a hotel pickup IF you were staying at a central Rome hotel. The Hotel Napoleon was our hotel they considered themselves centrally located but we weren't able to get a pickup because I called too late. We arrived Rome 10/16, our Papal Audience tour was for Wed, 10/18. I wasn't able to call until the late afternoon of 10/17. So we hopped into a taxi at 6:30am to be dropped off at the tour's office. That's where some confusion lay. From the office, we all about 40-60 people were escorted down to a bus pickup point. We had to ask several times Which bus? One guide said to follow him, so we did, only to find out that the bus was for Spanish-speaking only folks. Then another guide said the English-speaking bus had not arrived yet. After we finally got the correct bus, the bus tour guide, I believe his name was Roberto, gave us an excellent commentary while driving to the Vatican. Excellent speaker, and always made sure the group was together from start to finish. We were given coupons for free water/gelato for after the Papal Audience. I would say by the time we got to the Vatican, most of the seats by the barricades were taken. Roberto gave directions as to where to sit my wife and I were lucky enough to score two chairs near the barricade, which was great, because the PopeMobile passed within 5 feet of us and we were lucky enough to see Pope Francis' smiling face up front! THAT made the fast-paced walk from the but to the Vatican worthwhile. Those of you who have had walking guided tours know that guides do not shuffle. They are speedwalkers! My wife has a walking disability so we were always one of the last in the group, but our guide stopped occasionally to insure we were still with the group. This tour was a one-way bus trip to St Peter's Square. And since Rome has a heavy presence of Italian Army at numerous checkpoints on major thoroughfares, getting around was a bit slow. But it all worked out for us. I'd recommend the tour. Gave only 4 stars because we never got the free bus pickup at our 4-star hotel. So if you do purchase this tour, call immediately to see if your hotel is in their perimeter of pickups.
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Great job in getting us to our...
ronaldv39
, Oct 2017
Great job in getting us to our seating area. Amazing experience! Worth the relatively small cost to get escorted to the proper gates, through security and to the seating area.
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star-4
Highly recommended to get a tour for...
Christine Y
, Sep 2017
Highly recommended to get a tour for this as it is completely hassle free. Or else you would have to pick up the tickets yourself and make your way to a packed St. Peter's Square. This tour guaranteed us a seat at the audience. However, our tour guide wasn't very coordinated in telling us where to wait or sit once we made it past security.
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star-3
This tour was worth doing as the...
margit
, Sep 2017
This tour was worth doing as the guide brings you to the square from where you choose your own seats, and you don't have to wait for the tickets. The free pick up is not organised for B and B guests so we needed to find our own way to the meeting point and wait a while on the bus for everyone else.
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