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Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City

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Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Attend a Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican. Tickets may be free but they are extremely hard to come by, so booking in advance is essential. By booking ahead, you're ensuring you won't waste any time trying to get tickets while you're on vacation in the Eternal City. 
  • Papal Audience with Pope Francis I at the Vatican
  • Make a booking to ensure you don't miss this special opportunity
  • Short sightseeing tour with live commentary en route to the Vatican
  • Pickup from centrally located Rome hotels
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panoramic hop on hop off "One Run"
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Food and drinks, unless specified
Seating not guaranteed

Departure Point

Via della Conciliazione, 40, 00193 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

7:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depending on the season and weather conditions and the number of devotees visiting that day, the audience can take place in the Audience Hall, St. Peter's Basilica, or St. Peter's Square. 

Start this unique day with a comfortable coach tour that traverses Rome. As you pass by legendary landmarks, learn about the history of the city from your guide. See the ancient Aurelian Walls, the Villa Borghese, and Piazza del Popolo with its twin Baroque churches and the Egyptian obelisk at the center of the public space. 

Then cross over the Tiber River and pass by the imposing Castel Sant' Angelo, the tomb of Roman Emperor Hadrian, before arriving in Saint Peter's Square. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
St Peter's Square will astound you with its large plaza located in front of the St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City, the Architect Gian Lorenzo BERNINI redesigned this Basilica from 1656 to 1667 under the direction of Pope Alexander VII.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Vaticano Egyptian Obelisk
at the center of the square stands the Egyptian obelisk of red granite 25.5m tall, supported on bronze lions . the obelisk was originally erected at Heliopolis, Egypt by an unknown pharaoh.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There can be a considerable amount of walking on Rome tours, (often on uneven, cobbled surfaces) due to coach regulations. It is possible for clients to remain on the coach, however this means that many of the sights will be missed
  • Tour is suitable for wheelchair users provided passenger is traveling with a companion who can assist them on and off the bus. Wheelchairs will be stored in the luggage area of the bus
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worships and selected museums. 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 refused entry if you fail to comply with requirements
  • Seats are not guarantee at the Vatican during the Papal Audience
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Greenline Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Meet Pope Francis at St Peter square Vatican City.

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  • "He or she can also plan her/his own schedule more easier." See review
  • "If a papl audience is on your bucket list, do not miss this experience!" See review
  • "If you want to see the Pope and experience his readings a tour is the way to go." See review

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Papal Audience
Mary
, Feb 2020
We were picked up on time at our hotel. Driver was very pleasant and courteous. Our tour guide was very interesting and informative. Great experience ... everything went smoothly and efficiently 🙂
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Fabulous Experience
John P
, Nov 2019
I use a wheelchair. The tour guide from Green Tours was more than accommodating. After arriving at Vatican City He directed us to The handicap area where my wife and I were escorted to the side of the main avenue utilized by the pope mobile to get the Basilica. As the Pope passed we were no more than 4 feet away. This was a highlite of our trip to Rome. You should take the opportunity!
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Great tour guide
Ray12342019
, Oct 2019
Tour guide recommended the perfect spot to stand for the papal audience. We ended up just a few feet away from the Pope as he drove by!!! Experience of a lifetime!
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Papal Audience fr HKSAR
VivianC1224
, Apr 2019
Skip the line was really helpful with pre-purchasing on Viator with the Papal Audience ticket. However, I think if the organizer / operator can help to deliver ticket to buyer's hotel before the event, it will be a lot more easier upon checking in the hotel for the buyer. He or she can also plan her/his own schedule more easier.
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Papal audience
rosgfifield
, Mar 2019
This was very well organised and we had no waiting around and seats to sit on. A very moving experience.
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Audience was cancelled
Guide52579711368
, Mar 2019
Our audience with the Pope was cancelled because he went out of town. We were disappointed because this was to be one of the highlights of our trip. Vatican was not easy to get too and very hard to ask questions because English was not spoken.
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Great experience
deanpeck66
, Jun 2018
Very well organised and were given seats very close and got great views of the Pope. Please be aware this is a one way ticket and you will have to make your own way back to your hotel something we was not made aware of.
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I am very fortunate to still have 2...
Maxim B
, Feb 2018
I am very fortunate to still have 2 tickets for the Papal Audience. Although I know you can get tickets by emailing the Vatican, but thats no assurance that I can get tickets. But thanks to Viator. We had a blessed Wednesday morning with Pope Francis in the auditorium.
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This was a fantastic experience...
NicoleVStanch
, Jan 2018
This was a fantastic experience! While tickets for a papal audience are free, going this route made he experience easy and so enjoyable, the short trip to The Vatican included a tour of the city with some terrific facts and great information, the guide was fantastic and once we arrived we were able to get right in and had amazing seats and a spectacular view! If a papl audience is on your bucket list, do not miss this experience! Worth every penny!
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If you want to see the Pope and...
ohteacherteacher
, Jan 2018
If you want to see the Pope and experience his readings a tour is the way to go. Our guide was friendly and helpful. Our tour allowed us to have seating. This is the only way to go if you want to see the Pope.
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