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Papal Audience With Pope Francis

5 / 5 total 43 reviews
Duration: 3 hours
Product code: 3404
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. The Papal Audience is not a Mass, but it is definitely a great opportunity to listen to the Pope give a special address in Italian, which will be followed by prayers, a homily, and perhaps some singing.

Thanks to our secured priority admission to the event, we will pick you up in the early morning from your hotel 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 simply 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 in 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.

Highlights
  • Guaranteed public audience with the Holy Father
  • Receive the papal blessing
  • Receive the blessing of the Rosary Beads (Rosary not included)
Good to Know
  • Scheduling Scheduling: Shared Tour
  • Languages offered on the Activity / TourLanguages offered on the Activity / Tour: English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Duration Duration: 3 hours
  • Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted Printed or Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • This activity starts at 7:30 am.This activity starts at 7:30 am.
  •  The Papal Audience starts at 10:00 am approx., according to the Holy Father's schedule. The Papal Audience starts at 10:00 am approx., according to the Holy Father's schedule.
  • The tour can be led in English, Spanish or German.The tour can be led in English, Spanish or German.
  • Children aged 0 - 2 are free charge Children aged 0 - 2 are free charge
  • Accommodation in St. Peter’s Square is not guaranteed: seats cannot be booked, admission tickets to the Papal Audience are free.Accommodation in St. Peter’s Square is not guaranteed: seats cannot be booked, admission tickets to the Papal Audience are free.
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick starts at 6:30 am from centrally-located hotels.
  • 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 1 days before the tour starts. We reserve the option to confirm the tour or not due to availability.
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Admission tickets
Exclusions
  • Blessing of the Rosary Beads (optional)
  • Food or beverages
Meeting Point
Pick up from centrally located hotels. If your hotel or accommodation is not served you must reach the Gray Line-I Love Rome office in Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the Grand Hotel (Metro A Line, Repubblica stop) at least 30 minutes before the tour starts.
Know Before You Go
  • No revealing clothing should be worn and shoulders should be well covered
  • The tour ends at 12:00 pm approx. in St Peter's Square or at one of the Gray Line - I Love Rome Panoramic Bus stops.
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Reviewed by g--l--doo CH   May 13, 2018
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My daughter and I were in Rome and found out that Pope Francis was giving a Papal Audience while we were visiting. The tour we picked included transportation from our hotel, which was so very convenient. The tour guide directed us through the security lines without a hitch and then took us to the seats which were very close to where Pope Francis was speaking. Pope Francis drove through the different areas before he spoke. My daughter and I snapped several very close photos of Pope Francis, much to our amazement the amazement was seeing him so up close. This was a wonderful experience for us and we will remember it for a very long time. I am so glad we took the tour. The tour was organized and so easy getting in and out of the area, even though there were thousands attending, the tour gets you in, more easily than if you were on your own.
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Reviewed by Dianne C GB   March 06, 2018
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We sat three rows behind the barrier that the Popemobile passed by......excellent opportunity to see the Pope!!
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Reviewed by Nicholas T PR   March 04, 2018
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We booked this only a few days before our visit. The Guide was very good. By chance the weather was perfect. The Guide led us to the seating. She said that our trip was the best seats she had done all season. We were on the front row. The Pope drove by about 6 ft away. We could have not done better. It was an amazing experience.
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Reviewed by Anna D RU   March 03, 2018
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This was a wonderful experience and worth the money. Just be aware the Wednesday event is not a mass but a “message to the people”, but still wonderful. You will wait in the auditorium for about an hour before Papa Francesco come down The aisle from the back. Very neat as he shocks hands and kissing babies
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Reviewed by Thomas S IE   March 03, 2018
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We did skip the lines and had a great seat right where the Pope passed. It was an unforgettable experience for my wife as a lifelong Catholic.
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Reviewed by Donald m US   February 24, 2018
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Truly amazing! Our tour guide was awesome. She spoke great English and took care of our group so that we had the best experience possible. She got us seats right next to the aisle, where we were only a few feet from the Pope as he passed by. Great! Great! Great!
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Reviewed by fidelma s GB   February 07, 2018
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We attended the papal audience with the pope on Wednesday. The tour guide was very attentive and extremely informative. He showed us where to sit in order to get the best view of the pope as he passed. Great morning. Would definitely recommend taking the tour
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Reviewed by Ronaldov93 PH   February 04, 2018
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Great job in getting us to our seating area. Amazing experience! Worth the relatively small cost to get escorted to the proper gates, through security and to the seating area.
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Reviewed by Georgio D ES   February 02, 2018
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It was great, the Pope was right next to us.
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Reviewed by Witchia W CA   January 20, 2018
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An absolutely amazing experience! I would recommend this experience to everyone.
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Reviewed by Nathalie L FR   January 09, 2018
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So blesses to see Pope Francis.
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Reviewed by Food-ina-field IE   November 20, 2017
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Had the papal audience on a Wednesday morning. Very well organized. Easy check-in. Avoided all the queues. Our guide knew every trick to get the best possible seats. Learnt some great history on the Vatican, Rome and interesting facts on our current and previous popes. I wouldn’t be the holiest but this trip is enjoyable for anyone, and a highlight to this trip for both myself and my grandmother. Just an arms reach from the man himself. Thank you for a great experience!
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Reviewed by ryanasong KR   October 11, 2017
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We had an amazing guide. we were the 2nd row from pope and team. I could not believe how close we were... worth every penny.
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Reviewed by dgoodwin US   October 04, 2017
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Excellent trip!
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Reviewed by hermes ES   October 02, 2017
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Was a brilliant experience, they have tour guides in English, Italian and Spanish, I had a good seat but not as a reserved seat.
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Reviewed by holohaj IE   September 13, 2017
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This was an amazing event full of expectation and emotions. It was very well organized.
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Reviewed by c1 amonica PH   September 12, 2017
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If you are Catholic and visiting Rome, going to the Papal Audience is a must.
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Reviewed by Rosalie US   September 10, 2017
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Seeing the Pope so close and personal was amazing, emotional and powerful.
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Reviewed by Darron J PH   September 02, 2017
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The papal visit was amazing.
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Reviewed by rod.salvadore AR   August 21, 2017
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Amazing! Our tour guide was amazing and hilarious. He speed us through St. Peters to get to the front of the line as quickly as possible. While in line, he explained the history of the Papal Audience as well as the origins of the Swiss guards. We learned a lot and the historical nuggets are quite valuable. Because it was hot, the Papal Audience was held indoors at the Sala Nervi. Once inside. try to get a seat close to the barriers to the centre aisle, as that is where the Pope will make his entrance and exit. What a blessed experience.
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