Tickets for Audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican

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Tickets for Audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican


Get an audience with the Pope at the Vatican

Tour Rome's major attractions by air-conditioned coach

See the Egyptian Obelisk of Ramses II

Go past the beautiful Villa Borghese Gardens

Visit the majestic Piazza del Popolo

Get glorious views of the Castel Sant'Angelo


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  • Tickets for an Audience with Pope Francis at Vatican City

    Live guide: Spanish, English, French, German

    Duration: 3.5 hours

    Starts at meeting point, pick-up at hotel possible ( More details, Show on map)

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Enjoy an audience with the Pope and get a once-in-a-lifetime experience with guaranteed reservation. The half-day tour also includes sightseeing of Rome’s major attractions before heading to St. Peter’s Square.


To enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience of an audience with the Pope at the Vatican you need to have an appointment, and priority viewing tickets are limited.

On your way to the Papal audience, you will travel by air-conditioned coach through some of Rome's major sightseeing spots, including the Piazza della Repubblica, the historic Aurelian Walls, the well-known Villa Borghese Gardens, and the northern gate of Rome, which leads into majestic Piazza del Popolo.

Here you will have a chance to see the Egyptian Obelisk, dating back to the time of Ramses II. Before arriving at St. Peter's Square, and preparing for your audience with the Pope, you will glimpse the impressive Castel Sant'Angelo and the tomb of Emperor Hadrian.

The Papal audience will be held in either St Peter's Square, St Peter's Basilica, or the Audience Hall, depending on seasonal conditions and the number of visitors taking part in the audience. Before the beginning of the audience, you will be given further information on when and where to meet.

What's Included:

• Hotel pick-up from selected hotels in Rome
• Local guide
• Transportation by air-conditioned coach

What's Not Included:

• Food and drink
• Tips

Good to Know:

• This tour is suitable for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs will be stored in the luggage area of the bus
• A dress code is required to enter the audience. 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.
• On Wednesdays in August the Papal Audience will be given in Castel Gandolfo

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  • Rating: 2 “Not a pleasant relaxing experience.”

    Reviewed by Sue from Leicestershire, United Kingdom on September 26th, 2014 Very poor value for money...not worth it! It would have been far easier to have organised the activity ourselves and far more cost effective. We certainly wouldn't recommend it to others.

  • Rating: 1 “No worth it”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Lincoln, United States on September 8th, 2013 Very expensive bus ride.

  • Rating: 4 “very well-organized”

    Reviewed by Barbara from saalfelden, Austria on August 31st, 2012 professional tour in many different languages, air-conditioned bus (we were in Gandolfo) unfortunately no drinks on the bus….it was really hot out

  • Rating: 4 “We really enjoyed.”

    Reviewed by Johann from Balzhausen, Germany on June 9th, 2012 Very competent guide.

  • Rating: 5 “A super tour, I can only recommend it.”

    Reviewed by Georg from 84056, Germany on April 27th, 2012 Very well organised, from being picked up at the hotel to leaving.
    Was an absolute highlight.

  • Rating: 5 “It'll remain an unforgattable experience”

    Reviewed by Angela from Oberstdorf, Germany on November 25th, 2011 The booking was made at short notice. We were picked up punctually from the hotel.Tour guide and bus driver were friendly and accommodating. We had a wonderful, impressive experience at the audience with Pope Benedict XVI. Many thanks.

  • Rating: 5 “It all went ahead trouble-free.”

    Reviewed by Sabina from Nordenham, Germany on November 4th, 2011 Really pleased.

  • Rating: 3 “convenient but expensive”

    Reviewed by Margaret from Reading, United Kingdom on October 5th, 2011 Trip went very smoothly and we had very good seats, could see the pope very clearly on his drive round. Niggles were being dropped at very expensive gift shop and trip took 5 hours rather than advertised 3-4. :Made meeting up with rest of my party afterwards difficult. If I'd been in Rome longer would have gone independently, but on a short trip I felt the convenience made it worth paying the price for me.

  • Rating: 2 “too expensive”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Herten, Germany on April 27th, 2011 The audience and the services with the Pope are free of charge. One only has to be there early enough to find a good spot The Swiss Guards distribute the free tickets.
    On the tour you only pay the price for the short sightseeing tour that is conducted beforehand.

  • Rating: 2 “Don't shop in the souvenir store, totally overpriced!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Straubing, Germany on April 27th, 2011 Do not shop in the gift shop you pass through before the papal audience. Absolutely over priced. If you do not want a seat, you can skip the tour.

  • Rating: 4 “Good pick up for papal audience”

    Reviewed by Ursula from Heiden, Switzerland on April 26th, 2011 Very comfortable, with pick-up service from the hotel to the Papal Audience. Friendly guide, who took good care of us on our way to the Vatican. On the return trip to the city you can choose your drop off location.

  • Rating: 1 “Absolute rip-off!!!!”

    Reviewed by Bernhar from Fuerth, Germany on April 22nd, 2011 Total rip off this tour. The ticket for the papal audience is normally free. Green light Tours cost 36 Euros per person. You can drive yourself to St. Peter's Cathedral and see the papal audience...withour spending a single Euro for the audience. The 36 Euro are for the bus ride. We were picked up at 6:45 am at the hotel, and the audiencec isn't until 10:30 am. In the meantime we were brought to the Souvenir shop, to spend more money. And then we sat in St. Peter's square for two hours. The guide of the Green Light Tours brought us to a spot the pope didn't even drive by. The return trip did not drop off at the hotel.

  • Rating: 4 “Doable”

    Reviewed by Peter from 48163, Germany on April 22nd, 2011 The pick up at the hotel was a little cumbersome. It contributed to unecessary waiting time. The guide put a lot of effort into the tour and was nice.

  • Rating: 1 “too expensive, no information…”

    Reviewed by Ljiljana from frankfurt, Germany on April 15th, 2011 40.00 Euro for a 15-minute ride, really not that great. I was so disappointed, my parents waited 1hour for the bus and in the end we had the seats all the way in the back.

  • Rating: 2

    Reviewed by Hedwig from Garbsen, Germany on October 14th, 2010 Getting started went well, but the tour through Rome was far too superficial!

  • Rating: 2

    Reviewed by Josef from Augsburg, Germany on October 8th, 2010 The visit of the Papal audience happened on time, but to pay 36 Euros to be supplied with a ticket to get into something that is in and of itself free and a half-hour bus ride is already a lot to swallow. The bus departure from the Via Amendola was unnecessarily early at 8:00 and we had to take the quite expensive Leonardo Express into town from Fiumicino instead of being able to use the week ticket we'd bought for the regional train. Then, in St. Peter's Square, the guide unloaded us into a souvenir shop for half an hour under the guise of giving us a washroom break. (At the edge of St. Peter's Square is a public toilet beside the Vatican post office and you don't need to visit a souvenir shop to use it. For the services rendered, 36 Euros are quite simply a slap in the face.

  • Rating: 2 “wir waren etwas enttäuscht”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Bad Saulgau, Germany on October 1st, 2014 Treffpunkt und Zubringer im klimatisierten Bus zum Petersplatz klappte perfekt. Beinhaltete kleine Stadtrundfahrt mit witzigen Anekdoten. Hatten wohl zu große Erwartungen. Guide brachte uns uns noch durch die Kontrolle und war dann weg. Hätten uns Hilfe bei der Platzsuche gewünscht.
    Rücktransport 20 Minuten nach Segen gut organisiert.

  • Rating: 1 “Pesimo”

    Reviewed by Ana Julia from Zaragoza, El Salvador on September 24th, 2014 No cumplio

  • Rating: 1 “malísima”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Ciudad autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 16th, 2014 El único servicio que recibimos fue un breve paseo por los alrededores del vaticano, dejarnos en una tienda para comprar souvenirs ( que no necesitábamos eso para hacerlo) y señalarnos desde ahí que podíamos sentarnos en lugares de libre disponibilidad.La única observación útil es que nos sentáramos a al borde que es donde pasa el papamóvil.

  • Rating: 2 “Würde es nue mehr buchen”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Leonding, Austria on September 5th, 2014 Der Papst war sehenswert. Jedoch die gratis Karten selbst reservieren und abholen. Hatten Tour auf deutsch gebucht. Alle Erklärungen in italienisch, französisch bzw. englisch. Ließ uns vor dem Petersdom alleine, keine Plätze reserviert etc.

  • Rating: 5 “Der Papstbesuch war ein unbeschreibliches Erlebnis!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Dülmen, Germany on March 22nd, 2014 Es war alles ganz wunderbar und genauso wie in Ihrer Vorabbeschreibung. Unsere nächste Aktivität werden wir, wenn von Ihnen angeboten, auf jeden Fall wieder bei Ihnen buchen. Wir werden Sie auch an Freunde und Bekannte weiter empfehlen.

  • Rating: 3 “Erwartungen nicht erfüllt”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Bamberg, Germany on February 28th, 2014 Hatte deutsche Tour gebucht,wurde aber alles auch auf englisch erzählt, Die Fahrt durch die Stadt war nur sehr kurz,Lange Zeit damit verbracht,auf den Parkplatz für den Bus zu warten,Tour endete vor einem Geschäft ,wo man vor der Audienz noch was kaufen könne. Nach meiner Rückkehr ca 10 Min waren Reiseleiter und Gruppe nicht mehr da. Meinen Platz m habe ich mir dann selbst gesucht. Eine Busfahrt von Rom Termini zum Petersplatz für 37 € .

  • Rating: 5 “danke für den tollen Tag,”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Rust/See, Austria on November 9th, 2013 es war alles sehr gut organisiert, die Abholung vom Hotel, und die Audienz. danke, danke, danke-

  • Rating: 1 “nicht zufriedenstellend”

    Reviewed by Stefan from Kötschach Mauthen, Austria on November 8th, 2013 Wurde nicht wie angeboten beim Hotel abgeholt, beim Anruf wurde ich unfreundliche abgefertigt. Habe diese Dienstleistung nicht in Anspruch genommen, auch die Karten habe ich auf Anfrage nicht erhalten

  • Rating: 5 “Wahnsinniges Erlebnis , super organisiert. Ohne Warten”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Rodgau, Germany on October 18th, 2013 Es war ein so tolles Erleben, die Atmosphäre auf dem Petersplatz.
    Wir hatten einen netten und angenehmen Transfer. Vorbei an allen Schlangen. Hatten durch die frühe Abholung super Plätze.

    Super Ausflug

  • Rating: 1 “Muss nicht unbedingt gebucht werden.”

    Reviewed by Horst from Gaggenau, Germany on June 10th, 2013 Die Buchung ist unnötig. Das Geld ist nur für Bus und einen Führer. Der Eintritt zur Audienz ist kostenfrei und Sitzplätze gab es keine. Dafür wurden wir in einen Laden geführt, um noch Rosenkranz oder ähnliches zu kaufen. Fand ich gar nicht gut. Das Geld war echt unnötig. Für 1,50 Euro pro Person mit der Metro wäre günstiger gewesen.

  • Rating: 5 “Pick-up Service Top! Klasse Guide! Ein grandioses Erlebnis.”

    Reviewed by Nadine from München, Germany on June 9th, 2013 Der Pick-up Service vom Hotel zum Treffpunkt war super pünktlich. Der Reisebus war klimatisiert und neu. Unser Guide hat auf dem Weg zum Vatikan die Highlights der Stadt vorgestellt - dreisprachig und mit Witz.

    Am Petersplatz selbst hatten wir keine Wartezeiten, da wir die Tickets schon im Bus erhalten haben.
    Dass der Papst drei Mal im Papamobil an uns vorbeigefahren ist, war zwar nicht organisiert, spricht aber für den gewählten Eingang.

    Einziges kleines Minus: Die Toilettenpause vor der Tour ist zwar sehr sinnvoll, da
    man danach gut 2 Stunden in der Menge steht oder den Petersplatz verlassen muss. Aber warum ausgerechnet in einem (hochpreisigen) Souvenierladen?

  • Rating: 5 “sehr guter Service, nettes Team sehr hilfsbereit und tegut erreichnbar”

    Reviewed by Dr. Bruno from Neustadt, Germany on April 5th, 2013 sehr gut AAAAA

  • Rating: 4 “Können wir nur bestens weiterempfehlen.”

    Reviewed by Sabine from Bruck an der Leitha, Austria on April 1st, 2013 Wir waren in der zweiten Reihe nach der Absprrung, wo der Papst vorbeifuhr.Hervorragende Sicht und somit unvergessliche Eindrücke hautnah. Wir würden diese Agentur wieder buchen.

  • Rating: 1 “Unnötig”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer on March 7th, 2013 Wenn ich schon Geld für eine kostenlose Audienz bezahle, erwarte ich eindeutig mehr.
    Ich erwarte eine Führung, die informativ ist. Ich erwarte, dass man mich nicht einfach am Petersplatz absetzt und dann einfach verschwindet. Ich erwarte, dass man mir Plätze reserviert.
    Empfehle niemanden, diese Tour zu machen.

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  • 1 star 8
  • “A super tour, I can only recommend it.”

    “Very well organised, from being picked up at the hotel to leaving.
    Was an absolute highlight.”

    Georg from 84056, Germany

  • “It all went ahead trouble-free.”

    “Really pleased.”

    Sabina from Nordenham, Germany

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