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Papal Audience Experience with Pope Francis

(479 Reviews)
3h 30min

  • Hear insight into the history and traditions of the Papacy from your expert guide
  • Embrace a stress-free experience as we reserve and bring your tickets to the meeting point
  • Watch the Pope from the perfect spot as he circulates to greet the crowd
  • Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the Pope himself

Tour Description

What's Included

  • English-speaking guide
  • Escorted visit and presentation
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Ticket reservation service and ticket pick-up (Tickets are free of charge)
  • Confirmed invitation and attendance to Papal Audience with Pope Francis
  • Gratuities

Sites Visited

  • St. Peter's Square for the Papal Audience

The Vatican is a must-see on any visit to Rome, but now we're providing the opportunity to see the Pope in the flesh. On this tour, you'll have an expert, English-speaking guide on hand to lead you through the huge crowds directly to St. Peter's Square. Every visitor will have an audio headset so you can hear your guide over the roar of the crowd. Once settled, your guide will provide an in-depth insight into the history and traditions of the Papacy and Papal Audience ceremony so you're fully prepared for the moment when Pope Francis takes the stage along with his Cardinals. Understanding the rich traditions of the Papacy and background of the event itself will make this an unforgettable experience.

Meet The Pope

We know exactly where to sit so that the Pope passes by you when he enters! Pope Francis will give a special greeting and with the help of his Cardinals, he will perform blessings in many languages, sing hymns and give homilies.

Find yourself only feet away from Pope Francis on our guided Papal Audience Service, where we secure your pre-booked tickets and ensure that you arrive in time to find a good spot to see him as he passes you, greeting followers and priests from around the world. This Papal Audience experience is a perfect complement to our Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museums, and St. Peter's Basilica Tour, which we offer 6 days per week, multiple times per day.

Get Involved with The Pope

Since the election of Pope Francis, the number of people traveling from around the world to attend the Papal Audience has been rising significantly, sometimes to crowds of up to 100,000. Pope Francis has already earned a reputation for interacting with his audience more than any Pope before him. Papal Audiences have become a spirited event – with gathered crowds encouraged to pray and sing along. Attending this energetic display of faith is a once-in-a-lifetime event not to be missed by any visitor to Rome.

Although Papal Audience tickets are free, organizing your own can be a difficult process. We cut out the hassle by reserving your invitation for you, picking it up and bringing it to the meeting point. Then we lead you inside with plenty of time to secure a good place to see the Pope as he makes his way to the stage.

Don’t be Left Out

Due to the tremendous popularity of Pope Francis, record numbers of people attend the weekly Papal Audience. Book early to make sure you do not miss this incredible event!

Important Notes

  • Tickets are free and spots are available, but they are extremely hard to come by, so booking in advance is essential because not everyone can participate.
  • Unfortunately we are no longer able to accommodate wheelchairs on this service and will be unable to wait for guests arriving late to the meeting point. Guests should arrive 15 minutes ahead of their scheduled departure time.

Cancelation Policy

This tour is subject to a 24-hour cancelation policy. If you wish to cancel or amend your booking, you can do so without charge by contacting us up to 24 hours in advance of your expected departure time.

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