Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731POPE

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See the pope and his cardinals deliver their weekly address in Vatican City with a ticket to the papal audience. Follow a local guide through the crowds to a prime position to see the pope, and gain insight into the historical traditions associated with the papacy and the Vatican. Use of an audio headset ensures you hear the guide’s commentary, too. Although the event attracts large numbers of people, this ticket guarantees commentary in a small group of just 20 people.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included
Meet your guide in the morning near St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and receive your audio headset to begin your papal audience experience. A popular event, the weekly papal audience attracts Catholic pilgrims and non-religious observers from across the globe.

With plenty of time to secure a prime position to see the pope as he arrives, you’ll follow your guide through the crowds to take your seat. Once settled, listen as your guide offers insight into the rich history and traditions associated with the papacy.

Learn the origins of the papacy from the time of the first Christians through the Roman era to the present day, and hear of the famous artists — such as Michelangelo — who contributed to Vatican’s aesthetic beauty. Your audio headset ensures you hear your guide over the hubbub of the audience.

Listen as the cardinals preach to the pilgrims in prayer, and watch the pope deliver his blessings and weekly address, which includes prayers, hymns and a homily.

Please note: You must reconfirm immediately after booking, on the phone number provided on your voucher. Our local supplier will ask for your home address, as Vatican City need to submit this information before your visit. Failure to reconfirm this tour may result in it being cancelled. Please also note that seating is limited for this event. Your guide will do everything possible to allocate you a seat but on rare occasions this may not be possible.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Near St Peter's Square, Vatican City
Departure Time:
7:45am (meet strictly at 7:30am)
4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes in St Peter's Square

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Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

  • Professional guide
  • Papal audience
  • Commentary (legacy of the Vatican presentation)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 24 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Cynthia G, February 2016

Fantastic tour! Yes, you can get these tickets for free, but you have to stand in line for several hours the day before to get them. Our guide took us to the seats that were closest to the Pope. She also gave us ia 1 hour presentation without using notes. This tour was the highlight of our trip!

Reviewed by: Sheri S, February 2016

This was a well coordinated tour. The tour leader enabled us to secure a great seat for the papal audience and filled the wait time with informative facts about the vatican and St. Peter's as well as the jubilee year. This certainly saved us alot of time in line.

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Tour code: 3731POPE