Guided tour

Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

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35 reviews

Activity provider: Nicom Tours

Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

Activity provider: Nicom Tours
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From £34.29 per person

Attend a Papal Audience at the Vatican for a truly unique experience, and see the Pope up-close in person. Enjoy an informative and exciting day as your expert guide takes care of all the arrangements on this not-to-be-missed occasion.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • See the Pope in person as he addresses his audience at the Vatican
  • Be enthralled by the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope goes through the crowd
  • Relax as your expert guide organises the whole event for your ease
  • Learn about the significance and history of the event from your guide
Full description
Enjoy a truly special occasion during your trip to Rome with this opportunity to be in the Papal audience at the Vatican. Experience the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope and his Cardinals greet and bless the crowd, and partake in this jubilatory event at the heart of the Catholic world. With an expert guide, enjoy the event from the best viewing point and learn about the significance of what you are about to see. Your guide will organise your tickets and secure a strategic vantage point in the audience to get you as close as possible to the Pope. Relax in the hands of their expertise as they navigate the crowds of thousands of people from around the world to ensure an enjoyable experience for you. Learn about Pope Francis and stories from papal history as you await the beginning of the ceremony, to appreciate the event in its full context. Then, the main event, as the Pope arrives and greets the crowd. Watch and listen as the Holy Father addresses the audience with a themed speech, conducts homilies, songs, and sometimes even blesses babies. Enjoy the atmosphere as the rejoicing crowd celebrates the Pope’s presence with songs and cheers. See the Pope up-close as he passes through the audience, and feel the warmth of the reception around you at this special occasion.
  • Tour guide for 2-hours
  • Headsets
  • Escorted access to vantage point
  • Ticket reservation and collection
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • During the Winter, the Papal Audience moves inside. In this period, the Vatican’s dress code of covering shoulders and knees must be followed. You may be refused entry if you do not comply
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 35 reviews

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Grateful to our guide, guisepe for guiding us to the best area to see the Pope. The tickets for the general audience are free. But having a guide, atleast this guide, was truly a big help. He had perfect timing so we’ll be seated in a good area. There are chairs for the audience. I thought we’d be standing up until the audience was over. Be prepared however for the heat. June in Rome is not a joke. Bring water, hat or an umbrella.

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17 June 2022

If this is your first time attending the papal audience, I highly suggest this tour company. It was great not to have to worry about where to go and to hear some of the fascinating history. Our guide, Giuseppe, also gave us some great tips about the best place to sit. Pro tip: Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect from the sun, bring water, and have your rosary beads or other religions article for the Pope to bless. If you don't have any of your own, they sell them right outside St Peter's Square.

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4 June 2022

Everything was very enjoyable! Thank you very much for a very enjoyable time with The Papal Audience with Pope Francis! Please ask Him to be as near as He Can to send More Loving Prayers and Best Wishes Forever! I hope to see you and Him again and love for you to send Him this message of love too!

28 April 2022

Product ID: 343211