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Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

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  • Guaranteed entry to the weekly papal audience, a long-standing tradition
  • Enjoy a prime viewing position right at the front
  • Audio headsets ensure you’ll hear your guide’s in-depth commentary
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On this tour, you’re promised an up-close encounter with one of the world’s most significant religious figures. While tickets to the weekly papal audience are free, this tour guarantees you entry and lets you bypass the busy crowds and find a prime viewing position right at the front. Audio headsets ensure you’ll hear your guide’s in-depth commentary, and this intimate tour is capped at only 20 people.

What to Expect

The papal audience is a long-standing tradition that’s attended by both pilgrims and people of diverse backgrounds from all over the world. On this tour, you’re guaranteed seamless admission to this extremely popular weekly event. Meet your guide near St. Peter’s Square in the morning and don an audio headset, which will allow you to clearly hear his or her commentary throughout the tour.

Next, cut through the crowds and find a prime viewing position right at the front of the room. Learn about the history of the papacy and other stories from your guide.

When the event begins, you’ll be perfectly situated to listen to the Pope’s address, watch the cardinals lead pilgrims in prayer, and listen to the hymns, prayers, and homilies that are a traditional part of the papal audience.

When the event is over, you can explore St. Peter’s Square at your leisure.

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Reviewed 6 days ago
Can't go to Rome and NOT see the Pope

One Tip: GO EARLY! I booked the audience with a tour which helps as they get the ticket required from the Swiss guards days in advance. The tour guide will also tell you where you can sit to get a good glimpse. Sit beside the...More

Thank Elsoueidi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the papal audience with Monica Wednesday morning. Very well organized. Easy check in. Avoided all the queues. Monica knew every trick to get the best possible seats. Learnt some great history on the Vatican, Rome and interesting facts on our current and previous popes....More

2  Thank Food_ina_field
Reviewed 5 April 2018
Papal Audience

Whilst this was an amazing experience I did feel a "little bewildered " as tickets were free and I paid good money for this ticket on your site. Happy to hear your explanation before I take this further.More

31  Thank carolinrome2018
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Dear carolinrome2018, Thank you for sharing your tour feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry hear that you did not like our Papal Audience experience. Indeed, the tickets for the Papal Audience are free. Note, however, that they need to be reserved and physically collected at...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Great experience, great guide!

We attended the papal audience with the pope on Wednesday. The tour guides name was Oscar, he was very attentive and extremely informative. He showed us where to sit in order to get the best view of the pope as he passed. Great morning. Would...More

9  Thank fidelma k
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile
Get this tour if you’d like to see Pope Francis up close

We booked this activity for December 20, 2017, a Wednesday. The tour guide directed us where to line up for the security check/bag scanner to get into the enclosed area within St. Peter’s Square and where to sit in the covered hall to be able...More

3  Thank Pinoks
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In our case, we just saw him. We were on the second row of people who were close to the aisle barriers. For those individuals, they had a chance to meet with the Pope and have a quick chat with him if he happened to... More
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