Papal Audience With Pope Francis In Vatican City - Rome

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Overview

Experience an emotional and intense moment with this once-in-a-lifetime chance to join Pope Francis during his papal audience in the Vatican City.
You will experience great emotions and reflections with people from all around the world. At the Pontifical States discretion, the papal audience will be celebrated either in the glorious surroundings of the Piazza San Pietro, or in the beautiful Nervi Hall, decorated by a massive wood sculpture.

Highlights

  • Hotel pickup included
  • Includes free admission to top local attractions
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

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Begin with a comfortable transport from your selected hotel in Rome city center to the venue. Meet your kind and professional group coordinator and be provided with headsets. Access the beautiful Nervi Hall or the stunning St peter's Square and witness the audience at Vatican City. You will assist Cardinals reading in various languages and pilgrims from all over the world sharing the emotional atmosphere of the Audience. Then hear the Pope's weekly message as he enters the central stage.

Important notice: This tour is taken according to Holy Father's stay in Rome, Vatican. Admission tickets to the Papal audience are free, but can be difficult to book, with this tour you will receive transportation and the organization to assist attending the event.

Please note: the Papal Audience is a popular event in Rome, and occasionally seating is limited. Your guide will do everything possible to allocate your seat, but on rare occasions, this may not be possible.

Inclusions for Papal Audience With Pope Francis In Vatican City

  • Pickups from hotels in Rome city center
  • Assistant coordinator of the event
  • booking service and tickets delivery to assist the audience

Exclusions for Papal Audience With Pope Francis In Vatican City

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

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

Not wheelchair accessible

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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  • This tour included a hotel pickup IF you were staying at a central Rome hotel. The Hotel Napoleon was our hotel they considered themselves centrally located but we weren't able to get a pickup because I called too late. We arrived Rome 10/16, our Papal Audience tour was for Wed, 10/18. I wasn't able to call until the late afternoon of 10/17. So we hopped into a taxi at 6:30am to be dropped off at the tour's office. That's where some confusion lay. From the office, we all about 40-60 people were escorted down to a bus pickup point. We had to ask several times Which bus? One guide said to follow him, so we did, only to find out that the bus was for Spanish-speaking only folks. Then another guide said the English-speaking bus had not arrived yet. After we finally got the correct bus, the bus tour guide, I believe his name was Roberto, gave us an excellent commentary while driving to the Vatican. Excellent speaker, and always made sure the group was together from start to finish. We were given coupons for free water/gelato for after the Papal Audience. I would say by the time we got to the Vatican, most of the seats by the barricades were taken. Roberto gave directions as to where to sit my wife and I were lucky enough to score two chairs near the barricade, which was great, because the PopeMobile passed within 5 feet of us and we were lucky enough to see Pope Francis' smiling face up front! THAT made the fast-paced walk from the but to the Vatican worthwhile. Those of you who have had walking guided tours know that guides do not shuffle. They are speedwalkers! My wife has a walking disability so we were always one of the last in the group, but our guide stopped occasionally to insure we were still with the group. This tour was a one-way bus trip to St Peter's Square. And since Rome has a heavy presence of Italian Army at numerous checkpoints on major thoroughfares, getting around was a bit slow. But it all worked out for us. I'd recommend the tour. Gave only 4 stars because we never got the free bus pickup at our 4-star hotel. So if you do purchase this tour, call immediately to see if your hotel is in their perimeter of pickups.

  • 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.

  • Highly recommended to get a tour for this as it is completely hassle free. Or else you would have to pick up the tickets yourself and make your way to a packed St. Peter's Square. This tour guaranteed us a seat at the audience. However, our tour guide wasn't very coordinated in telling us where to wait or sit once we made it past security.

  • This tour was worth doing as the guide brings you to the square from where you choose your own seats, and you don't have to wait for the tickets. The free pick up is not organised for B and B guests so we needed to find our own way to the meeting point and wait a while on the bus for everyone else.

  • We was staying 2 blocks from the Vatican and they picked us up and took us far away to change busses and then gave us our tickets, dropped us off to stand in a long line to get in and then told us to go sit down anywhere. I could have done that!!!!! The tickets are free anyhow. I thought they had a certain area to seat us to see the Pope better. If I would have known this I would have done it myself.
    I even emailed them to see if we could just meet them there but they wouldn't do it. Bad tour!!!!

  • This tour was not the greatest - in fact, while it was a thrill to see the Pope, I would not recommend this tour to anyone. You can get free tickets online to see the Pope if you book ahead of time. Viator should offer these tickets for a price. The transportation was horrible to this event - I tried calling numerous times the day before but no one picked up the phone. They came for us at 7 am, which is super early and then took us to another bus where we waited for other groups to fill the bus. Once at the bus, they took us to Castle St. Angelo where we had to walk to the Vatican. Some of the older folks and one woman couldn't make the walk. In retrospect, I could have spent 10 Euro to get a cab and walk a block in. They took us up to the metal detectors and left us to find seats on our own. Because they picked us up so early, we had to sit in the hot sun for over 2 hours waiting for the Pope. Seeing him up close was great and getting the blessing very special but I wouldn't recommend this particular tour.

  • We arrived early enough and got seats which was very nice. However the guide could have informed us of preferred places to sit as there were a many free seats : sit closer to the railings as Pope is driven around the square!. I was also surprised that we were not brought back to our hotels/tour office. Fortunately it was east to find cabs. However, it was an awe-some experience. DK Singapore

  • Was nice not to have to worry about obtaining a ticket on own and tour guide made it effortless getting to destination and finding good seat.

  • 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 seating which was 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.

  • Great! We were picked up on time and provided a tour and information on the way to the Vatican. Once there our tour guide took us a nice location where we would have a good view. The tour guide also provided us with some information for after the audience. Wonderful experience.

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