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Papal Audience and Presentation at the Vatican

  • When does it run?
    Wednesday
  • Start time
    7:45am
    (Please make sure you arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time as the group cannot wait)
  • Duration
    4 hours
Inclusions
  • English-speaking guide
  • Escorted Papal Audience visit and presentation
  • Ticket reservation service and ticket pick-up
  • Reservation, confirmation and pick up of invitation to the Papal Audience
  • Guaranteed seating
  • Headsets
Guests
  • Adult (15+)
  • Child (4-14)
  • Infant (0-3)

Key Highlights

  • Savour a personal pilgrimage to see the Pope along with guaranteed tickets and seats
  • Be amazed by the White House, the Washington Monument, and the Capitol
  • Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience as you hear the Pope deliver his weekly message
  • Garner a comprehensive understanding of the origins of the Papal Audience
  • Regale in the magnetic and eventful history of the Papacy and the Vatican with this private tour

Overview

Use this ultra-convenient and exclusive access to enjoy a Papal Audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican City. This one-of-a-kind escorted service not only makes sure that your tickets are reserved but also guarantees you a seat.

The actual location of the Papal Audience varies according to the time of year - the spring and summer audience is held outdoors at St. Peter’s Square while the autumn-winter Audience takes place at the Sala of Paul VI within the Leonine Walls of Vatican City.

Before the Papal Audience begins, you will be treated to a presentation on the legacy of the Vatican which unveils the fascinating history of the Papacy and the artists that contributed to the marvel of this incredible City, right from the origin of the Papacy since the first Christians through Constantine’s era and up to the current wonder of the Holy City. Regale yourself with the history of St. Peter’s Square created by Bernini in the 17th century as you become familiar with the smallest sovereign state in the world.

Once the Papal Audience begins, you will experience awe and wonder as the Cardinals preach in various languages to reach out to pilgrims and visitors from the far reaches of the world. Listen to the Pope’s weekly message as he enters the central stage. Soak up the enchanting audience and sing along with the spiritual leaders of the Church and pray with the Pope – the Head of State of Vatican City - for an enriching experience of this most important Catholic pilgrimage site in the world.

The tour also comes with a convenient hotel pickup which can be added as an upgrade. In case you are interested, 

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wednesday

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    7:45am
    (Please make sure you arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure time as the group cannot wait)

  • Meeting Point

    Meet your guide at 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. A guide will be there waiting for you at the meeting point with a sign so that you can identify.
    Arriving by Metro to Ottaviano Station:
    Take St Peter’s Basilica exit. Once you exit the metro station walk down Via Ottaviano until you reach Piazza Risorgimento. Continue walking straight across the piazza and you will see the Vatican walls – follow Via di Porta Angelica until you arrive at the colonnade. Keeping the colonnade on your right – at the end of the colonnade you will see on the left a large Piazza and a main street (Via della Conciliazione). Facing this street with the Basilica at your back, our meeting point is located to the right side of Via della Conciliazione at the corner, next to the Newspaper stand.

  • Ending Point

    Within the Vatican, the exact location will vary

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • English-speaking guide
  • Escorted Papal Audience visit and presentation
  • Ticket reservation service and ticket pick-up
  • Reservation, confirmation and pick up of invitation to the Papal Audience
  • Guaranteed seating
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Meals

Please note

It is important that you reconfirm this tour after booking or at least 7 Day(s) prior to the Papal Audience, on the phone number provided on your voucher or on +39 068 336 0561. There are new safety rules which have been set in place by the Vatican Prefettura Apostolica which mean you will need to provide the full contact details [home address, email, passport, ID Card and phone number] of each guest for the Papal Audience. If you are not able to provide all the above information you may be denied admission to the Papal Audience.

You must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide.

Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.

Entry to the Papal Audience is governed by a strict dress code. Men and women must have their knees and shoulders covered. No low-cut tops for women. Guests who do not adhere to the dress code will not be permitted entry. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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.Depending on the time of year the actual location of the Papal Audience may vary. 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 this tour guarantees you entrance tickets

Customer Reviews

  • Fantastic experience!!! Worth every penny!!
    MISS JOANIE A EARDLEY, United Kingdom 11/28/2016
  • excellent experience in all aspects :)))very well organised :))
    SYLVANIA AQUILINA, Malta 11/01/2016
  • excellent vatican presentation
    Mrs Pauline M Casey, United Kingdom 11/01/2015
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