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Vatican: Papal Audience Ticket and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Vatican: Papal Audience Ticket and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

From US$ 27.86 per person

Attend the Papal Audience in the Vatican City and take a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica. Enrich your experience with an open bus tour of the Vatican Gardens with audio guides (if selected).

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian
Optional audio guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian


  • See the Pope inside the Vatican City and receive his blessing
  • Marvel at the most important church in the Catholic faith
  • Admire Michelangelo's famous Pietà
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica with an official guide
Full description

See the Pope himself on a special early-access visit to the Papal Audience ceremony and guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

Receive your ticket for the Papal Audience from the staff at Piazza del Sant'Uffizio, just in front of St Peter's Square. Then watch the Pope make his way to the stage and join the weekly gathering which includes prayers, blessings, and a homily. After the audience, enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Basilica of St. Peter. As you tour the Renaissance-style church, with its famous dome and unrivaled architecture, see masterpieces like Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldacchino.

Choose an audio-guided tour of the Vatican Gardens and enjoy insightful commentary on an open bus.

  • Papal audience invitation (not skip-the-line)
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica (not skip-the-line)
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Vatican gardens by open bus (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour during Papal Audience
  • Entrance and guided tour of St Peter's Dome
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months to either the Green Pass or Covid Certificate app
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Show your voucher to the Touristation staff carrying an orange umbrella next to the security check entrance in Piazza del Sant'Uffizio. You'll receive your invitation to the Papal Audience After the audience, meet your guide at the end of the left colonnade of St. Peter's Square, near the metal detectors, at the intersection of via Paolo VI and Piazza del Sant'Uffizio

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Glass objects
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • This tour does not include skip-the-line access to any locations visited
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the Vatican City
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 22 reviews

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Super! Le rendez-vous a été simple à trouver. L’audience papale a été un moment d’exception. La basilique St Pierre est magnifique. Biensur vous pouvez faire le choix d’assister à l’audience papale gratuitement et visiter la basilique par vous même. Mais ça simplifie vraiment les choses de passer par un organisme quitte à payer 25€. Vous êtes ainsi sûre d’avoir vos billets et de faire votre activité.

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January 20, 2022

We met the pope! Small winter Papal audience so we were able to receive a personal blessing. since we were patient at the audience we missed the audio guide tour which was what we “paid for” because papal audience tickets are free. However it was great to be handed invitations to the papal audience without hassle.

January 13, 2022

We just got our tickets for the papal audience at the entrance to the Vatican but no one showed us to a great seat, luckily we got there early we were able to be well seated and see the Pope up close. ! The following guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica was very nice! I recommend this activity to you!

December 26, 2021

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