Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

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Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

Excursion Overview

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.

Tour Includes

  • Professional guide
  • Papal audience
  • Commentary (legacy of the Vatican presentation)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

Tour Exclusions

  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

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.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that papal audience tickets are freebut 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!
  • Due to passing through security lines, early arrival is highly recommended. Security line may take longer than 15minutes before departure.

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Vatican City

Departure time

7:45am (meet strictly at 7:30am)

Return Details

Concludes in St Peter's Square

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