Guided tour

Vatican: Papal Audience and St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
Guided tour

Vatican: Papal Audience and St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
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From US$ 30.36 per person

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Attend the Papal Audience in the Vatican City and take a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica. Enrich your experience with an open bus tour of the Vatican Gardens with audio guides (if selected).

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Optional audio guide
English, Spanish


  • See the Pope inside the Vatican City and receive his blessing
  • Marvel at the most important church in the Catholic faith
  • Admire Michelangelo's famous Pietà
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica with an official guide
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See the Pope himself during the papal audience ceremony and enjoy a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

Meet the staff with an orange umbrella at the meeting point: the staff which will help you with your reservation. Join the Papal Audience (free entrance) after the security check. Then watch the Pope make his way to the stage and join the weekly gathering which includes prayers, blessings, and a homily. After the audience, at 11:30 AM, enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Basilica of St. Peter. As you tour the Renaissance-style church, with its famous dome and unrivaled architecture, see masterpieces like Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldacchino. To get a complete experience, select the option with the Vatican Gardens and enjoy insightful commentary on an open bus.

  • Papal Audience at 7:30 AM
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica at 11:30 AM (no skip-the-line)
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Vatican Gardens by open bus (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour during Papal Audience
  • Entrance and guided tour of St Peter's Dome

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Meeting point

Meet the Touristation staff next to the security check entrance (Piazza del Sant'Uffizio). The staff will be carrying an orange umbrella. Show your voucher to the staff. 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 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

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

Know before you go

  • Keep in mind the tour of St. Peter's Basilica begins at 11:30 AM
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • This tour does not include skip-the-line access to any locations visited
  • Shoulders, knees, cleavage, and upper arms must be covered inside the Vatican City
  • Please contact the activity provider in case you need a specific time slot
Customer reviews

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based on 134 reviews

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We had visited St Peters a few years ago and wanted to return this time and to include an Audience with the Pope on the Wednesday. Unfortunately we had a clash with our checking out times and flight times as we were flying home the same day. Sadly we unable to make the visit, However the staff , via texting us, were really helpful but understood, next time maybe and not on a return flight day. Thanks again Rob

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March 29, 2023

We missed the papal audience so I can't comment on that. They gave us a call afterwards to offer to join the afternoon tour (st. Peters). The guide (Maria) was very passionate and we learned a lot about little historic details that you probably won't find in a tour guide book.

March 29, 2023

Super! Le rendez-vous a été simple à trouver. L’audience papale a été un moment d’exception. La basilique St Pierre est magnifique. Biensur vous pouvez faire le choix d’assister à l’audience papale gratuitement et visiter la basilique par vous même. Mais ça simplifie vraiment les choses de passer par un organisme quitte à payer 25€. Vous êtes ainsi sûre d’avoir vos billets et de faire votre activité.

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March 29, 2023

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