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Meet The Pope: Exclusive Guided Tour of Papal Audience and St. Peter’s Basilica

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
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4 Hours 15 Minutes

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

20 people

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Availability: Wednesday only
Meeting Time: 20 minutes before the tour start time
Meeting Place: Viale Vaticano, 100, 00192 Roma RM
Start Time: 7:45 AM


This is a “dream come true” place where history, faith, and art all come together in a special combination of magnificence and majesty. You will be truly amazed after experiencing the centuries-old history of the place. Be a part of a crowd that will be addressed by the Pope, also hear about the history and classic traditions of the Papal audience from your expert guide.

Visit chapels, museums and other sights, where great artists such as Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini and many more have expressed their artistry and capabilities in the best possible way. Grab this rare opportunity to attend the Papal Audience at St Peter’s Square.


  • This will be a Vatican day you will never forget! - A combination tour of the St. Peter´s Basilica and the Papal Audience that is held on Wednesdays.
  • Listen to your professional guide and have an in-depth understanding of the history behind the papacy
  • Enjoy fast-access entry to St. Peter’s Basilica and keep exploring at your own pace
  • We'll reserve your ticket and will make sure you get the best viewpoints and fully admire this exclusive ceremony
  • Wander around the art and architectural masterpieces by Bernini, Michelangelo and more


  • Skip the line entrance to the St. Peter´s Basilica
  • Tour guide
  • Tickets for the Papal Audience
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Optional gratuities
  • Seating not guaranteed

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Vatican Museums, Viale Vaticano, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women to enter the venues
You are not allowed to carry a big bag/luggage during the tour
The sites are not wheelchair accessible
You are requested to arrive at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour starting time. Tours are time-sensitive and we cannot accommodate late arrivals
Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult
In order to qualify for the Student Discount: You must be under 26 years and you will be required to show a valid Student ID during the time of entrance
The Basilica is an active place of worship and may be closed without prior notice for religious events.
On Wednesday the St. Peter´s Basilica can only be visited from 13.30h because of the Papal Audience in the morning
Reservations neither can be modified nor can be cancelled once confirmed.


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Great experience!

Did a great blending tour of the St. Peter's Basilica and the Papal Audience. I can't express in words exactly how satisfied I was after doing this tour. Truly, it was an ambitious beginning, We didn't have to wait in the queue. St.peter's Basilica was a wonder of the art and architectural masterpieces. We got us up close to where Papa Francesco passed by. A little one in our group ended up getting a kiss and blessing from his grace as he passed by. Our guide was incredibly proficient. It appeared like her entire concern was to ensure we got the best seats. She had a great deal of the history of the papacy. My experience would not have been similar without a tour guide. We will never forget this marvelous St. peters and papal audience experience!
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Papal Audience Experience is Mesmerizing!

I thought it would be a more personal tour with the pope but there were a huge number of individuals in participation from all over the world on that pilgrimage. It was extremely cool and was a unique morning. We were far into the piazza and standing to see the pope. If you are in Rome on a Wednesday and on a journey, it is justifying attending the Papal Audience.
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Couldn’t believe my eyes!

Traveling to Rome on Wednesdays was such a great experience. Well worth the wait to see him up close and intimate. It was amazing, emotional, and powerful. It's a blessing and unquestionably worth it. Besides St. Peter's Basilica was such a gigantic church with stunning portraits all over the ceilings. A real spiritual and peaceful experience.
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Great service!

Going to the Papal Audience is a must if you are Catholic and touring Rome on Wednesday. An amazing event was full of history and emotions. No doubt St. Peter’s Basilica was a fascinating place to wander around to see some great painting and mosaic. Compared with other tour agents we booked this tour with Rome tour tickets. It was very well arranged with no deficiency and helpful hostesses. Rome tour tickets guides are always extremely conscious which made everything much more pleasant.
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It was for my parents :-)

Amazing and holiest Rome experience with my parents. My parents were so excited thinking about the time when we are so close to the Pope. Our guide was the best and was so helpful. My parents are aged people and our guide especially cares for them. She continually checked on her group. She explained a lot about Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini’s artwork, and was able to express the artistry of those masterpieces by her explanation. I would recommend booking this tour to explore St. Peter's Basilica and seeing the Pope from so close. My parents were so happy as they got the best seats to see the Pope clearly.
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Spiritual Experience!

It was an astounding encounter and an amazing event, thousands and thousands of people seated in St. Peters square. We booked this only a couple of days before our visit. The weather was perfect. The Guide drove us to the seating. She had prepared our seat in the best place. We were in the right column. The Pope drove by around 6 ft away. Our guide worked superbly to clarify St. Peter's Basilica history, history of the Pope, and so forth. Nothing to complain all went well!
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Priceless moments!

We were very much excited from the beginning to the ending. The guide was superb. She was able to meet our expectations. We were able to see the pope as he came to the stage and blessed us all. I still get chills imagining how extraordinary this experience was and how marvelous it was to see him walk right by us. Great memory indeed!
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