Papal Audience Experience Tickets with Expert Guide Included
- Experience the only accompanied Papal audience
- Listen to comprehensive explanations of the Papal audience from your local guide
- Receive fascinating insights for believers and non-believers from all countries and religions
- See Pope Francis up close as he passes by your carefully chosen vantage point and leads the crowd in prayer and song
Your guide will prepare you for the Pope’s entrance by explaining the rich history and traditions behind the Papal Audience, and the Papacy itself. Even as the crowd builds in anticipation of the ceremony, your headset will still let you hear your guide loud and clear.
When his holiness Pope Francis himself arrives, circulating to greet the crowd, find that he passes right by your vantage point. The Pope will take the stage to give a special greeting to the assembled crowd, then he and his Cardinals will perform blessings in multiple languages, sing hymns and perform homilies. With the background provided by your guide, have an even richer appreciation of the ceremony.
Pope Francis has earned a reputation for interacting with his audience more than any previous pope, with crowds encouraged to pray and sing along. Papal Audiences today can be transformative events, and record numbers of people wish to attend. This is your chance to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience without the stress of navigating the booking process or the 100,000-strong crowd.
- Local German, Spanish, French, Portuguese or English-speaking tour guide (depending on option selected)
- Booking and confirmation of participation in the audience
- Headsets to hear your guide (when necessary)
- Hotel pick-up
- Wheelchair users
Prepare for the activity
The meeting point is in Piazza Pio XII, opposite the Basilica. With the Basilica behind you, head to the right-hand corner of the piazza. If you're coming from Ottaviano metro station: • Take the exit for Via Ottaviano and walk until you reach Piazza Risorgimento • Continue walking across the piazza (square) where you will see the walls of the Vatican • Continue until you reach Via di Porta Angelica at the portico. Follow the row of columns to your left, and you'll reach Piazza Pio XII The tour's coordinators at the meeting point will be wearing a blue jacket or blue polo shirt.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• Please dress in appropriate clothing (covered knees, shoulders, and back).
• Unfortunately, customers with wheelchairs or walking disabilities cannot participate. Furthermore, baby carriages or strollers cannot be accommodated.