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Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation in St. Peter's Square

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Attend the weekly address of the pope with this papal audience ticket. In Vatican City, your guide will lead you through the mass of people to a prime location, where you’ll watch the pope address the crowd, and hear about the historical tradition of the papal audience. With a personal audio headset, you’ll be sure to hear everything the guide says above the noise of the crowd. While the weekly audience with the pope draws very large numbers, this ticket provides guided commentary in a group limited to 20 people.
  • Guaranteed entry to the weekly papal audience, a long-standing tradition
  • Enjoy a prime viewing position right at the front
  • Audio headsets ensure you hear your guide’s in-depth commentary
  • A cap of 20 attendees makes for a personal, intimate experience
What to Expect
The papal audience is a long-standing tradition that’s attended by both pilgrims and people of diverse backgrounds from all over the world. On this tour, you’re guaranteed seamless admission to this extremely popular weekly event. Meet your guide near St. Peter’s Square in the morning and don an audio headset, which allows you to clearly hear his or her commentary throughout the tour. Next, cut through the crowds and find a prime viewing position right at the front of the room. Learn about the history of the papacy and other stories from your guide. When the event begins, be perfectly situated to listen to the Pope’s address, watch the Cardinals lead pilgrims in prayer, and listen to the hymns, prayers, and homilies that are a traditional part of the papal audience. When the event is over, you can explore St. Peter’s Square at your leisure.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza Pio Xii, 8, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
Departure Time
7:45 AM
Return Details
Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
  • Professional guide
  • Commentary (legacy of the Vatican presentation)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Ticket reservation service and ticket pick-up
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Seating not guaranteed
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that papal audience tickets are free but can be difficult to organize. With our service you can cut out the hassle and collect your pre-booked ticket from your guide when you arrive!
  • Due to passing through security lines, early arrival is highly recommended. Security line may take longer than 15minutes before departure.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got front row seats! Gigi was an amazing tour guide! Thank you! It was absolutely worth getting the tickets to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First of all, our Guide Gigi is one seriously smart and devout Catholic man who gave us a 1 hour lesson on faith and the institutional significance of the Church and St Peter’s Basilica. I had doubts about whether the tour would be worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a great experience. The guide had great information while we waited. The crowds were heavy so did not get to see the Vatican museums too much

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rnich1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there early and were able to get really good seats. I could reach out and almost touch the Pope. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank plguthrie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gi gi was our tour guide, he was so passionate about the tour and gave us many insights to what would happen and what to expect! He got us the best seats and we were 1 foot away from the pope. He is such a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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15 September 2019|
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Response from Glasgow2117 | Reviewed this property |
One hour. You will be seated for at least an hour before the Pope arrives. Wear a hat!
15 September 2019|
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Response from kathyglover12 |
I had trouble seeing the Pope, because the two rows in front of me stood on their chairs as the Pope passed. I thought it was very rude. Definitely go through a tour group and make sure you get in the front row. The guides... More
9 August 2019|
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Response from petersZ308UH | Reviewed this property |
Jodie. You’d be fine with knee length shorts & a polo shirt. I took a small backpack with camera etc. All bags go through the scanners on entering St. Peter’s Square anyway. Hope you enjoy the experience. Try to get there... More
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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