Guided tour

Pope Francis Audience and Rome Coach Tour with Local Guide

3.2 / 5

89 reviews

Pope Francis Audience and Rome Coach Tour with Local Guide

From US$ 36.22 per person

Enjoy an audience with the Pope and get a once-in-a-lifetime experience with guaranteed reservation. The half-day tour also includes sightseeing of Rome’s major attractions before heading to St. Peter’s Square.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Get an audience with the Pope at the Vatican
  • Tour Rome's major attractions by air-conditioned coach
  • See the Egyptian Obelisk of Ramses II
  • Go past the beautiful Villa Borghese Gardens
  • Visit the majestic Piazza del Popolo
  • Get glorious views of the Castel Sant'Angelo
Full description
To enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of an audience with the Pope at the Vatican you need to have an appointment, and priority viewing tickets are limited. On your way to the Papal audience, you will travel by air-conditioned coach through some of Rome's major sightseeing spots, including the Piazza della Repubblica, the historic Aurelian Walls, the well-known Villa Borghese Gardens, and the northern gate of Rome, which leads into majestic Piazza del Popolo. Here you will have a chance to see the Egyptian Obelisk, dating back to the time of Ramses II. Before arriving at St. Peter's Square, and preparing for your audience with the Pope, you will glimpse the impressive Castel Sant'Angelo and the tomb of Emperor Hadrian. The Papal audience will be held in either St Peter's Square, St Peter's Basilica, or the Audience Hall, depending on seasonal conditions and the number of visitors taking part in the audience. Before the beginning of the audience, you will be given further information on when and where to meet.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up from selected hotels in Rome
  • Local guide
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
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
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • 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
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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Meeting point

• Meet at Via della Conciliazione 40, (Caffè San Pietro) • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is suitable for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs will be stored in the luggage area of the bus
  • A dress code is required to enter the audience. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will risk being refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements
  • On Wednesdays in August the Papal Audience will be given in Castel Gandolfo
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.2 /5

based on 89 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    2.8/5
  • Safety
    3.6/5

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We were within 10 feet of the Pope!

We got to the Vatican with good timing. Directions were clear and easy to follow. We sat at the back of a roped off section after going through normal security. Within 15 minutes of being seated, the Pope came out to the audience in the "Pop-Mobile." We were so close we could easily video but not close enough to touch. It was a life experience I'll never forget.

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October 13, 2017

The guide assigned with very good knowledge on the subject is of dest

excellent in a whole, except for an excess of people on the routes that ends up appreciating something so beautiful with so little time, in my opinion it should be done with less people in places where all the knowledge about art and religion is, because It seems an artistic trot and you lose the beauty of each thing.

September 22, 2016

You should arrive earlier to improve seats. Acceptable

March 22, 2019

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