Guided tour

Papal Audience + Guided Tour for St. Peter's Basilica

4.6 / 5

11 reviews

Papal Audience + Guided Tour for St. Peter's Basilica

From US$ 28.29 per person

See the Pope himself, plus join a guided-tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • See Pope inside the Vatican City State and receive his blessing
  • Nourish yourself with the magical atmosphere that reigns among the people waiting for Pope
  • See the most important church of the Catholic faith
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's famous Pietà
  • Enjoy the St Peter's Basilica guided tour with your official guide
Full description
Make it your mission to see the Pope himself. Join this special visit for early access to the Papal audience ceremony and witness the Pope in action! It's not every day you get to see a figure of such importance up close. Although Papal audience tickets are free, organizing it all yourself can take precious time out of your trip to Rome. Receive your invitation for papal audience from the staff at piazza del Sant'Uffizio, just in front St Peter's Square. A great place to watch the Pope make his way to the stage and join the weekly gathering which includes prayers, blessings and a homily. After the audience, you'll have a guided tour of the iconic Basilica of St. Peter. As you tour the Renaissance-style church, with its famous dome (added by Michelangelo) and unrivalled architecture that Raphael also played a part in, you'll see masterpieces like Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldacchino .
  • Papal audience invitation (please note no skip the line)
  • Guided tour of the St. Peter's Basilica (please note no skip the line)
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Food & drinks
  • Guided tour during Papal Audience
  • Entrance and guided tour for St Peter's Dome
Covid-19 precautions
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
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps

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Meeting point

Show your voucher to the Touristation staff carrying an orange umbrella next to the security check entrance in Piazza del Sant'Uffizio. You'll receive your invitation to the Papal Audience After the audience, meet your guide at the end of the left colonnade of St. Peter's Square, near the metal detectors, at the intersection of via Paolo VI and Piazza del Sant'Uffizio

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  •  All visitors must pass through airport-style security.
  •  Papal audience is a very ambitious event: please note this is not a skip-the-line invitation.
  •  Dress code: shoulders and knees have to be covered.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 11 reviews

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The most amazing experience that I have ever seen. Enjoyed it so much

November 25, 2021

Great experience, a general audience with just a few clicks. Very interesting and vivid tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

November 4, 2021

Good information on tour.

November 4, 2021

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