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Rome: Papal Audience Experience with Pope Francis

1. Rome: Papal Audience Experience with Pope Francis

Go beyond just visiting the buildings of the Vatican City by attending an unforgettable Papal Audience. Not only see the Pope but listen to his words of wisdom, hymns, and prayers at this weekly event. Remove the hassle by having your tickets reserved and picked up for you. You'll have a prime spot in the audience, and can explore St. Peter's Square independently after. Our expert guide will provide insight into the history and traditions of the Papacy before Papel Audience begins. Altough Papel Audience tickets are freee, we take care of reserving and picking up the tickets for you, making the whole process stress free. We arrive early to ensure you to get a good spot to see the Pope as he circulates to greet the crowd .

Rome: Audience Pope Francis with Tour Guide

2. Rome: Audience Pope Francis with Tour Guide

After meeting your guide, listen as he illustrates the history of the Holy See and of Rome's popes. Learn about the important details of the magnificent and iconic St. Peter's Square and Basilica. Follow your guide as he escorts you to your seat for the event. Sit back and relax as you enjoy a spiritual experience with Pope Francis. Once the event ends, meet your guide so he can give you some more information on your stay in Rome before you head out for the night.

Vatican City: Papal Audience, Sistine Chapel, & Museum Tour

3. Vatican City: Papal Audience, Sistine Chapel, & Museum Tour

Experience the Papal Audience, Sistine Chapel, and Vatican Museums on a skip-the-line tour with entry tickets included. Step back in time to the Renaissance while exploring historic paintings and frescoes. Get the most out of your trip with a licensed guide leading the way. After meeting your guide, start your tour by participating in Pope Francis' audience, an event that takes place every Wednesday, either in St. Peter's Square or at Nervi Hall inside the Vatican State. Then, venture through the walls of the smallest sovereign state in the world, Vatican City. Learn the history of St. Peter's Square and discover the reason why it's so important for catholic people all over the world. With your skip-the-line tickets, quickly enter the Vatican Museum, a place enriched by rare and unique treasures. See the masterpieces of famous Renaissance artists such as Raphael, Leonardo, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. The marvelous Renaissance paintings and frescoes are not the only works you'll see. Your guide will lead you to Pigna's gardens and the octagonal courtyards, where you can see the ancient Roman sculpture of the Laocoon. Before the end of the tour, visit the Sistine Chapel. You can then choose either to spend more time in the Museums or to exit along with your guide.

Rome: Papal Audience Experience with Licensed Guide

4. Rome: Papal Audience Experience with Licensed Guide

Join the Papal Audience with a licensed guide for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Rome. Pass by some of the city's most iconic sights as you stroll through St. Peter's Square to see the Pope himself. Every Wednesday morning the Pope will cross St. Peter's Square on his popemobile, passing by the faithful on his way to the podium in front of St. Peter's Basilica from where he delivers his message and gives the Papal Blessing. Admire St. Peter's Square, Bernini's double colonnade, and other highlights as you follow your guide to St. Peter's Basilica to see the Pope.

Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour with Tickets

5. Rome: Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Tour with Tickets

Experience all the wonders and history the Vatican has to offer on this guided tour. See stunning art in the Vatican Museums, discover the Sistine Chapel, and admire the stunning St. Peter's Basilica. Meet your guide and step inside the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with skip-the-line entry. Once inside, see the best of the Pinecone Courtyard and Gallery of Tapestries. Marvel at Michelangelo’s most famous masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel, and learn all about its history from your guide. Return to St. Peter’s Square to admire Bernini’s clever optical illusion and St. Peter's Basilica's heavenly facade.

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

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

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.

Rome: Papal Audience with Host and Pickup

7. Rome: Papal Audience with Host and Pickup

See Pope Francis on St. Peter's Square and attend his weekly public prayer service. Join the thousands of pilgrims who make their way to the Vatican City to receive an Apostolic Blessing every Wednesday. Benefit from the services of a host who will escort you from your hotel to St. Peter's Square in the Vatican City. Take a seat outside St. Peter's Basilica to enjoy a truly spiritual experience in an amazing atmosphere. Listen enraptured as Pope Francis offers readings in several languages, and then join him in prayer before he imparts his Apostolic Blessing upon the adoring crowd.

Vatican City: Papal Audience Guided Tour

8. Vatican City: Papal Audience Guided Tour

An unusual tour combining art, culture and devotion, accompanied by a specialized guide accredited by the Vatican City. The wonder of discovering, every Wednesday, from spring to autumn, a sleepy and quiet St. Peter’s Square disclosing its treasures before your very eyes. Your guide will entertain you with stories from great history and everyday life, anecdotes and explanations of historical, artistic and archaeological nature related to the square and the Basilica. At the end of the description, you will take place in your exclusive and reserved seat, to attend the Papal Audience. This is not a religious celebration, but a meeting occasion dedicated to devotees and pilgrims, who can meet Pope Francis and receive his blessing. Aboard the Popemobile, the Pope will tour the square departing from the Arch of the Bells; along the path, he will make several stops to greet and embrace the attendees.

Pope Francis Audience and Rome Coach Tour with Local Guide

9. Pope Francis Audience and Rome Coach Tour with Local Guide

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. 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.

Vatican: Papal Audience and Gardens of Vatican City Bus Tour

10. Vatican: Papal Audience and Gardens of Vatican City Bus Tour

See the Pope on a special early-access visit to the Papal Audience ceremony. Explore the spectacular Gardens of Vatican City and learn about Papal history on a bus tour. Depending on the option chosen, take a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica and marvel at its Renaissance architecture. Meet your greeter to collect your ticket just in front of St. Peter's Square. Pass security and join the weekly gathering. Then, watch the Pope make his way to the stage. Hear his greeting, prayers, and sermon. Pray together with the Pope before he imparts his blessing upon the crowd. After the Papal Audience, embark on a tour into the green heart of the world's smallest state on an open bus. Listen to the audio guide to learn about the gardens' 13th-century origins and how different pontiffs have influenced their design. Discover centuries of Papal history. Marvel at how nature, art, and the Christian faith blend together. Spot artworks and venerated images of the Blessed Virgin Mary enshrined at the Vatican Gardens. Depending on the option chosen, you can add to your experience with a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica before your bus tour. Marvel at the most important church in the Catholic faith. Admire its stunning Renaissance architecture and famous artworks, including Michelangelo's Pietà.

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3.8 / 5

based on 161 reviews

Easy location to find tour. Guide was great. Got right into all sights before the crowds. Tour did not include St. Peter’s Basilica as advertised.

Excellent Tour - Sarah is the BEST! Very thorough, answering all questions and very kind, patient and caring throughout the tour.

Great tour, it was a lot to try and fit into 3 hours. Also came during holidays so pretty busy, but that was expected.

You need to move to the edge immediately if you want to see the Pope up close

Our guide was excellent. He was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic