Guided tour

Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

4.1 / 5

64 reviews

Activity provider: Nicom Tours

Rome: Papal Audience with Pope Francis

Activity provider: Nicom Tours

From US$ 41.50 per person

Attend a Papal Audience at the Vatican for a unique experience. See the Pope up-close and enjoy an informative and exciting day as your guide handles of all the arrangements for this special occasion.

About this activity

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • See the Pope in person as he addresses his audience at the Vatican
  • Be enthralled by the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope goes through the crowd
  • Relax as your expert guide organises the whole event for your ease
  • Learn about the significance and history of the event from your guide
Full description

Experience the celebratory atmosphere as the Pope and his Cardinals greet and bless the crowd at the Vatican. Partake in this jubilatory event at the heart of the Catholic world with a guide that will help you find the best viewing point and understand the occasion's significance. Have your tickets organized for you and secure a strategic vantage point in the audience to get you as close as possible to the Pope. Relax in the hands of your guide as they navigate the crowds of thousands of people from around the world.

Learn about Pope Francis and hear stories from papal history as you await the beginning of the ceremony, to appreciate the event in its full context. Witness the main event, as the Pope arrives and greets the crowd.

Watch and listen as the Holy Father addresses the audience with a themed speech, conducts homilies, songs, and sometimes even blesses babies. Enjoy the atmosphere as the rejoicing crowd celebrates the Pope’s presence with songs and cheers.

See the Pope up-close as he passes through the audience, and feel the warmth of the reception around you at this special occasion.

  • Tour guide for 2-hours
  • Headsets
  • Escorted access to vantage point
  • Ticket reservation and collection
  • Transportation
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Please go to the tour office on Via Germanico 8.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • During the Winter, the Papal Audience moves inside. In this period, the Vatican’s dress code of covering shoulders and knees must be followed. You may be refused entry if you do not comply
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 64 reviews

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This activity was very helpful in gaining great seats to see the Pope pass by and leave quickly before the crowd. The guide was also very informative as he lead us to our seats, and even let us stop to purchase anything we wanted to get blessed during the sermon.

November 30, 2022

The guide who took us to the audience helped us get fabulous seats and talked us through with some interesting facts in the walk to and wait prior to the popes appearance. The experience in itself was unimaginable we were so close to him safe to say when he passed us by the first time i was in shock. Beautiful experience make sure to get a good sleep the night before and have breakfast!

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September 9, 2022

Grateful to our guide, guisepe for guiding us to the best area to see the Pope. The tickets for the general audience are free. But having a guide, atleast this guide, was truly a big help. He had perfect timing so we’ll be seated in a good area. There are chairs for the audience. I thought we’d be standing up until the audience was over. Be prepared however for the heat. June in Rome is not a joke. Bring water, hat or an umbrella.

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June 17, 2022

Product ID: 343211