Tours & activities by Historvius from Viator

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $41.99

View price calendar

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 like Michelangelo who contributed to Vatican’s aesthetic beauty. Your audio headset ensures that you'll 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.

Recent Photos of this Tour

Schedule details

Select a month to view a calendar of availability and departure details.

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

Pricing information

Click the link below to check pricing & availability on your preferred travel date. Our pricing is constantly updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible.

7:45am Ticket
Code: EN0745

Papal audience ticket and presentation, with commentary from an English-speaking guide

USD $41.99
Pricing details

Pricing information

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 as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that papal audience tickets are free but can be difficult to organize. With our service you can cut out the hassle and collect your pre-booked ticket from your guide when you arrive!
Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. What's this?
Local Operator Information:
Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jeffery F, February 2017

The best time ever. We had a chance to see the Papal. Thanks!

Reviewed by: Susan M, February 2017

You might be able to get close on your own, but guide knows exactly what to do and gets you to prime viewing spot!!! Worth it!