Papal Audience With Hotel Pickup And Tour Escort-Led Papacy Discussion - Vatican City

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Overview

With the election of Pope Francis I, the Papal Audiences have become a lively event in the Vatican State. Experience a live blessing by Pope Francis I while seated among the colonnades of the wonderful St. Peters Square or inside the Nervi Hall. Hotel pickup from selected hotels, admission tickets and tour escort-led papacy discussion enjoyed on the walk to St. Peter's Square are included.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Know More about this tour

After the driver picks you up approximately 30 to 60 minutes prior to departure time, your driver will take you to a designated meeting point located near Vatican City. Upon meeting your tour escort, you will hear some of the most important stories of the Papacy and the Vatican State while on a pleasant and short walk to St. Peter's Square. Your tour escort will assist you to locate the perfect spot to see the Pope and Cardinals who will be giving the blessing in many languages. The total experience will last about 4 hours and will end in St. Peter's Square at completion of the blessing.

Please note: Although Papal Admission tickets are complimentary, they are very difficult to book. Blessings are not guaranteed and can be cancelled at any time due to other commitments, trips or similar circumstances and is strictly based upon availability. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Inclusions for Papal Audience With Hotel Pickup And Tour Escort-Led Papacy Discussion

  • Admission tickets
  • Tour escort
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle (hotel pickup only)

Exclusions for Papal Audience With Hotel Pickup And Tour Escort-Led Papacy Discussion

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements

At time of booking, please indicate if you are requesting hotel pickup in "Special Requirements" field

Tour is not suitable for guests with wheelchairs or with impaired mobility.

It is forbidden to carry backpacks, metal objects and umbrellas

Operated by a multi-lingual guide

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • You definitely want to do this one if you are in Rome on a Wednesday morning But this is the only tour that I was HIGHLY disappointed in the guide. If I had to do it over again I would TELL my guide I am going on to get my seat and not staying at a shop for 15 minutes. I'm here to see the Pope not shop. Seating is NOT assigned so time is of the essence. Tip which our guide should have told us is to sit by the white fence rails. If you can get right by them you will see the pope with in 5 - 10 feet away. He drives around/through the audience through the lanes these rails create. We tried to sit right in the center and would have been better to be off center a little and right up to the rails.

  • Pick up from Hotel was great. Met guide and she walked us to St Peters Square. We asked twice for
    Her to walk more slowly as my husband has difficulties. She didn't . When we got to the square she took us to a souvenier shop then through security and told us to sit up the front. That was the last we saw of her. No information on the square nor on the proceedings, timings nothing. We got more information from the security guards. Very disappointing I would not recommend.

  • This tour was a waste of money. No discussion. We were led from the tour office on a five minute walk to the vatican, once through security the guide told us to sit wherever we wanted and she left. End of tour! Do not fall for this scam. A complete con and waste of money.

  • Did not enjoy this tour. Our guide left us alone with no instructions on where to sit. We were traveling with elderly people and they were so upset they got stuck standing the entire time and they were forced to leave!

  • An amazing once in a lifetime experience. The car picked us up in a timely fashion and we met with the tour guide, received our tickets and ventured to Vatican City.

  • Ok
    Buses on time.

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