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Papal Audience at the Vatican with Hotel Pick-up

  • When does it run?
    Wednesday (No operation between 01st Jul - 31 Aug)
  • Start time
    7:30am
  • Duration
    3 - 4 hours
Inclusions
  • Complimentary Hotel pick up
  • Transportation in a coach
  • Papal Audience Tickets
  • Guide (English, Spanish, French or German speaking)
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Key Highlights

  • Participate in the papal gathering in the heart of Vatican
  • Admire the architectural splendor of the most iconic sites of the Vatican City en route to the papal gathering
  • Marvel at the exquisite bronze statue of the Greek sea-God at the Piazza della Republica
  • Includes hotel pick-up and transportation in a comfortable coach
  • A multilingual guide will accompany you

Overview

Combine the experience of a papal audience at the Vatican City with the splendour of Rome’s history and architecture.

Notable Roman monuments and squares en-route to Vatican City display the rich architectural splendour of a bygone era. In the Piazza della Republica you will find the particularly noteworthy Fountain of the Naiads, which has four reclining nymphs encircling a bronze statue of Glaucus (Greek sea-God). The Piazza del Popolo has long been popular with visitors. At the heart of the square is the Egyptian obelisk of Ramses II with magnificent fountains around the base.

The papal audience will take place at the heart of the Vatican. The piety, faith and the devotion of the gathering all contribute to the spiritual atmosphere.


Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wednesday (No operation between 01st Jul - 31 Aug)

  • Duration

    3 - 4 hours

  • Start time

    7:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Good news! You can get picked up from selected hotels in Central Rome between 6:30am and 7:15am, just give us the details at the time of booking. Don’t worry if you have not booked your hotel yet, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details.
    If you are not staying in central Rome the tour also starts from Via G. Amendola 32 at 8am.

  • Ending Point

    Via G. Amendola 32 or hotel

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel and travel by coach to the Vatican. En route you will cross many important landmarks including:

    Piazza della Republica: In the middle of the square is the magnificent Naiadi Fountain featuring four reclining nymphs who represent the spirits of rivers and springs.

    Piazza Barberini: Home of the Triton Fountain

    Piazza del Popolo: In neoclassical style, the piazza has an Egyptian obelisk of Rameses II in its centre.

    Castel Sant’ Angelo: Originally the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, it was converted into a fortress for the Popes in the 6th century AD.

    After you reach the Vatican, The Papal Audience will be held either in St. Peter’s Square, the St. Peter’s Basilica or the Audience Hall (depending on seasonal variations and the number of pilgrims).

    After the Papal Audience, you will be dropped at Via G. Amendola 32.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Complimentary Hotel pick up
  • Transportation in a coach
  • Papal Audience Tickets
  • Guide (English, Spanish, French or German speaking)
  • Hotel drop off
  • Meals & drinks

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Hotel pick up available from hotels within the Aurelian Walls.

St. Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel are holy places and thus, the attire must be appropriate for the visit. Both men and women are asked to wear clothing that covers at least the shoulders and knees. isango! cannot be held responsible for denied entry due to improper dress.

No drop off at the hotels but stops at: Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica, Termini Station and Terminal GLT

The pope or the Vatican may cancel the papal audience without any prior notice. In the event this happens you will be given the choice to move to another date or a full refund will be offered.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Papal Audience
    Jamelda Jinkins, India 12/31/2017
  • Amado Arroyave, Canada 12/04/2016
  • A most moving experience for both of us
    MR B SMITH, United Kingdom 12/02/2013
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