Guided tour

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

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL

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

Activity provider: TICKETSTATION SRL
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From US$ 29.38 per person

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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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish, French, Italian
Optional audio guide
English, Spanish, German

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 during the papal audience ceremony and enjoy a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

Meet the staff with an orange umbrella at the meeting point: the staff which will help you with your reservation. Join the Papal Audience (free entrance) after the security check. 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. To get a complete experience, select the option with the Vatican Gardens and enjoy insightful commentary on an open bus.

Includes
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica (no 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
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Participants

Date

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

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

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

Know before you go

  • For security reasons the tour of St. Peter's Basilica will start not before 12:00 PM
  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • This tour does not include skip-the-line access to any locations visited
  • Shoulders, knees, cleavage, and upper arms must be covered inside the Vatican City
  • The guided tour into St. Peter's Basilica will take place after the Papal Audience.: the time slots available are 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:30 PM, 4:30 PM
  • The staff will book the first available on the date of the audience
  • Please contact the activity provider in case you need a specific time slot
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 124 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5

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We had visited St Peters a few years ago and wanted to return this time and to include an Audience with the Pope on the Wednesday. Unfortunately we had a clash with our checking out times and flight times as we were flying home the same day. Sadly we unable to make the visit, However the staff , via texting us, were really helpful but understood, next time maybe and not on a return flight day. Thanks again Rob

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October 26, 2022

For the Papal Audience you don't need a ticket, but at the meeting point they give some important information about the Tour that was scheduled for the afternoon of the same day. During the tour the guide was very friendly and funny and presented the Basilica with a lot of information in a clear way. I really liked.

August 27, 2022

Seeing and hearing the Pope is a unique experience! However, the company could provide more information about the activities, we arrived at 08:00 and were looking for the guides, finally we found, after a lot of searching, a very unwell and rude woman with foreigners… and then we went to the audience, ok, it ended at 10:00: 30h and only at 12:30h we went to St. Peter's Basilica… we walked around the Vatican on our own… The deal when buying the ticket was to start at 08h and last 4h, but that's not what happened! They need to improve this!

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August 17, 2022

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