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,
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.