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Witness the Pope: Special Papal Audience Tour with Professional Guide and Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

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

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

20 people

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Availability: Wednesday only
Start Time: 7:45 AM
With Pickup Option: We pick up from centrally located hotels or ‘bed and breakfast’ in Rome
Without Pickup Option: At a central location near the Vatican (Details will be sent after confirmation)
Hotel Pick up: 06:30 – 07:00 AM (If selected)


Our Papal Audience tour is designed to ensure that you are only a few feet away from Pope Francis. When you pre-book the tickets, we will reserve a good spot to see the Pope from a very close distance. Get picked up at your hotel and travel to the Vatican City to meet your tour guide.

The expert guide will get you ready for the Pope’s entrance by explaining to you the prosperous history and traditions of a Papal audience and the Papacy as well. As the crowd enlarges in anticipation, your headsets will assure you can hear your guide crystal clear. You can cruise through the walls of the world’s smallest sovereign state after you have received blessings from the Pope.


  • Experience a stress-free process – reserving and picking up the tickets, all are taken care of for you
  • An expert English-speaking guide will be with you to lead through the huge crowds
  • Our expert guide will get you indulged into the history and traditions of the Papacy before the Papal Audience starts
  • See the Pope give praise in St. Peter’s Square while avoiding the stress of navigating the event on your own
  • You get the very best viewpoint to appreciate this admiring ceremony.
  • You can add an optional transportation service for a round trip from your hotel to Vatican City.


  • Breakfast
  • Ticket reservation service and ticket pick-up
  • Confirmed invitation and attendance to Papal Audience with Pope Francis
  • English-speaking guide
  • Commentary (legacy of the Vatican presentation)
  • Audio headsets so you can always hear your guide
  • Small groups of 20 people or less
  • Pick Up and Drop Off (If Selected)
  • Seats guaranteed
  • Gratuities

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
Check-in is 20 minutes before the booked start time. This tour is time sensitive and we cannot accommodate late arrivals
Children aged 3 or less will get complimentary entry
Discounted Ticket Price is valid for children aged between 4 to 14
Reservations neither can be modified nor can be cancelled once confirmed.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
There will be a security check before you enter St. Peter's Basilica; please leave liquids and sharp items at home/hotel and carry your possessions in a lightweight bag (you can be refused from entering St. Peter's Basilica if you do not follow this).


Based on 5 reviews
Very Good
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Denver Davis


It’s a one-of-a-kind experience!

It was an extremely spiritual experience to see the holy father and papal audience on Wednesday. We selected our tour with hotel pick up and pick drop facilities. They picked us at 6:30 am from centrally located hotels. We met the guide at 7:20 am and at 7.45 am our tour started. We were seated in the front area which was excellent as the Pope passed within inches of us. We were so happy as we were able to find seats that let us see the Pope from so close distance. Great time has passed on this tour!
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Papal audience tour with Rome Tour Tickets was surely a blast!

It was a thrilling event to meet with the pope and also was an astounding history lesson. Our guide was very helpful, notifying us about everything. We were seated in the front of the section. That time was so exciting Pope Francis passed by. The atmosphere was marvelous. This visit was one of the most exciting experiences of our trip to Rome.
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Merrick Neher


Must-do in the Vatican city

Incredible visit and an extraordinary encounter. Our tour started very early in the morning and met our tour guide. The guide was awesome. I am also delighted in the way that people from all around the world can meet up and grin and sing together. Our guide got us incredible seats to see the Pope very close when he drove by. She was entirely educated. Getting all the extra info from her and a seat near the front row made the tour experience extraordinary.
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Unforgettable Experience

The history of the Vatican and the Popes along with our guide's obvious love, enthusiasm, and adoration was overwhelming. I couldn’t have ever expected or even thought to get a chance to meet with the pope from so close distance. We were seated within the feet of the Pope. Hotel pick up and pick drop options were worthing the money. Our tour group size was less than 20 people and that was an extra benefit to hear the guide crystal clear. Our group got the very best viewpoint to enjoy that admiring convention as we were seated in the front line. In this tour breakfast facilities also included so we didn't have to worry about it. All in all, on a scale of 1-10, I will give 10 out of 10 of this tour.
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Seeing and listening to the Pope was a great experience

Booked a last minute Papal audience tour with Rome tour tickets. I'm really pleased we chose Rome tour tickets to organize this tour for us. Otherwise, It was and seemed impossible to do it in the right way. This was one of my best tour purchases during my time in Rome. We were within a few meters of Pope Francis. The Holy Father was right in front of us and we were receiving Papal blessing. That was an amazing feeling that I can’t express by any words. Early start tour so that we got a good seat for the audience with the Pope. Listening to the children chanting papa Francesco as he passed was so impelling.
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