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Papal Audience & Vatican Group Tour

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Duration: 8 hours
Product code: 3431
Overview

Get a guaranteed admission at the Papal Audience in either St. Peter's Square or Nervi Hall. Experience seeing Pope Francis and listening to him welcome pilgrims, impart his blessing and lead the prayers. Thanks to our secured priority admission to the event, we will pick you up in the early morning from your hotel (or Gray Line Rome Office) and transport you to the Vatican. Live an intensely spiritual moment side-by-side with people from around the world. Feel free to pray or merely observe one of the most incredible, long-standing traditions in the Catholic world.

Your experience includes a short panoramic tour of via Nazionale, Piazza Venezia, Corso Vittorio, Corso Rinascimento and the Lungotevere, with drop-off at Piazza dei Tribunali (located about 1 mile/1,6 km from St. Peter’s Basilica).

To reach the Basilica, your group will walk past Castel Sant’Angelo and via Della Conciliazione. You will check in with our guaranteed tickets at the square, passing through a metal detector. Our experienced and professional guide will take you to a spot where you will have an excellent view of the ceremony.

After the audience, you will be accompanied to a typical Roman restaurant nearby to enjoy a meal before returning to the Vatican, where you will finally discover the masterpieces of Christian Rome, like the famed Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica.

You won't have to worry about waiting in long lines on this tour. We are here to ensure that you skip the lines and our expert guide will be there to give you an insider's point of view.

The afternoon tour is the best option to visit the Museums and St. Peter's Church without the morning crowd.

Highlights
  • Have guaranteed Public Audience with the Holy Father
  • Receive the Papal Blessing
  • Receive the Blessing of the Rosary beads (Rosary not included)
  • Enjoy a typical Italian meal in a local restaurant
  • Exclusive Skip the Line Entrance to the Vatican Museums as Official Tour Operator Partners
  • Pigna Courtyard and Pius Clementino Museum
  • See Chandelier’s Gallery and the Tapestries Gallery
  • Explore the Sistine Chapel: Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, Creation of Adam Fresco and St. Peter’s Basilica (visit inside, skipping long lines)
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 8 hours
  • Skip the Line Skip the Line
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Tour ends at 17:30 PM approx. in the Vatican AreaTour ends at 17:30 PM approx. in the Vatican Area
  • The audience starts at 7:30 AM, according to the Holy Father's scheduleThe audience starts at 7:30 AM, according to the Holy Father's schedule
  • Tour only operates on WednesdaysTour only operates on Wednesdays
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pickup from centrally located hotels
  • Disability Services Disability Services
    Not wheelchair accessible.
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Cut-off TimeCut-off Time
    Available to be booked until 8 hours before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up (only in listed hotels in central Rome)
  • Transportation
  • Booking and pick-up of the Papal Audience tickets
  • Guaranteed admission to the Audience
  • Lunch
  • Exclusive Skip the Line Entrance to the Vatican Museums as Official Tour Operator Partners
  • Professional Guide
  • Headsets
Exclusions
  • Blessing of the Rosary beads (optional and rosary not included)
  • Optional Gratuities
Meeting Point
Pick up from listed hotels in central Rome. If you are not staying in a listed hotel, we ask you to meet the group at the reach Gray Line/I Love Rome Office (Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, in front of the Grand Hotel – Metro A Line – Repubblica Stop)
Know Before You Go
  • If you have a metal coated pacemakers, all relevant paperwork/ID cards should be carried for security checks
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 It is forbidden to bring strollers, have bulky bags and carry umbrellas on your person
  • This tour visits religious sites, and there is a dress code to be observed. Visitors must be dressed appropriately: no sleeveless blouses, no miniskirts, no shorts, and no hats are allowed.
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Reviewed by MarieC US   September 07, 2018
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Such an amazing experience, so happy we chose to book with Privatetour.com! Customer service with you guys was amazing - Thanks to Gwen who kept in touch from booking till the day before we took part. An amazing day had by all our group. Highly recommended!
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