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Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City provided by Gray Line - I Love Rome

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Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City

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  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza del Risorgimento
    Piazza del Risorgimento, Roma RM, Italy
    07:15 am Piazza del Risorgimento just at the center of the square at the bar l'Ottagono-look for our staff with our pink logo I love Rome.
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    St. Peter's Basilica
    Stop: 4 hours
    Let us book your entrance and guide you to Pope Francis' Public Audience. You'll have just to get involved in this intense spiritual experience, without any stress in planning your day. To live a very immersive experience in Catholic traditions, see Pope Francis himself and learn the unique history of the Vatican City, be part of our tour to Wednesday Papal Audience. The Audience represents a very intense point of contact between the Pope and the faithful coming from the four corners of the world. Pope Francis and the Cardinals will pass through the crowd reaching their stage, greet and bless people in different languages, with hymns and homilies. To get your reserved pre-booked tickets with no stress and gain the sits available closest to the Pope, be supported by an expert local guide and an audio device, and be perfectly on time in this busy and requested great event, we recommend choosing this tour. The Audience may be celebrated in the majestic venue of St. Peter’s Square or in the dedicated Nervi Hall, according to Vatican schedule. If in St. Peter's Square, you will also walk with us close to the monumental Castel Sant'Angelo and along Via della Conciliazione, in order to reach St. Peter's in the background and pass the security check-points to the Vatican City. Our guide will tell you the story and the secrets of the Vatican, suggest where to sit and make your arrival works smoothly despite crowds. Then, at the end of the Audience (about 11:30/11:45 am), you will meet our guide again in Via della Conciliazione 48, to get refreshed with a complimentary bottle of water and to return the audio device. Remember that Papal Audience tickets are free but very much in demand and that making your own arrival at this event could be very hard. So, book them with us in advance to be sure to take part in this once-in-a-life moment.
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    St. Peter's Square
  • You'll end at
    Via della Conciliazione, 48
    Via della Conciliazione, 48, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
    Tour ends in via della Coincillazione 48
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza del Risorgimento, Roma RM, Italy
Duration
5h
Return Details
Via della Conciliazione, 48, 00193 Roma RM, Italy
Inclusions
  • Assistant coordinator of the event
  • Professional Guide
  • headsets
  • Public Audience of the Holy Father
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel Pick-up
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship and selected museums. No shorts or sleeveless tops allowed. Knees and shoulders MUST be covered for both men and women. You may risk refused entry if you fail to comply with these dress requirements
  • Accommodation in St. Peter's Square is not guaranteed: seats cannot be booked.
  • Near public transportation
  • Admission tickets to the Papal Audience are free but we’d like to highlight that it’s mandatory to reserve tickets at least two months in advance. With our tours you don’t need the reservation: the price includes a booking service to the public audience and a professional guide. Accommodation in St. Peter’s Square is not guaranteed, as seats cannot be booked
  • In case of missing audio devices, an additional charge of 80,00€ net to us will be applied for each missing device
  • The meeting point is at Piazza del Risorgimento, just at the center of the square at the Bar L’Ottagono - Look for our Staff with our pink logo I Love Rome
  • Tour ends after approximately 5 hours in Via della Conciliazione, 48
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nathalie G wrote a review Feb 2020
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Initially I booked this because reviews said that the tour guide would help us navigate to great seats. So that's why I figured why not pay for free tickets. The tour was very disorganized. We weren't one of the first people there and the tour guide had a hard time navigating
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Dear Nathalie, while we're happy you took a tour with us which satisfied you and matched your expectations, we apologize if the Papal Audience wasn't so excellent an experience. It was definitely an uncommon instance because the reputation of this activity is excellent and the feedback of our guests usually very positive. We're taking though your own feedback seriously and will go on with internal audits. Also, we'll reach out to your tour guide on that day and share your opinion. On the other hand, the experience isn't a guided tour per se, so maybe it was a question of setting the right expectations. The tour leader's role is to accompany you to the place where the audience is held while he/she gives brief insights about the happening. We get there very early to ensure you get good spots but sometimes we can't just foresee how many people reach the auditorium (or the square) before we do. We thank you for your patience and we hope you will repeat the experience and give us a second chance because we know it is worth it. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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sunnydays48 wrote a review Feb 2020
west midlands47 contributions51 helpful votes
The best part of our visit to Rome, being in the same room as the pope and having a blessing, not to be missed
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, great to hear that you lived a magical moment here in Rome thanks to our Papal Audience guided tour - it is indeed a must if you’re a believer or a Pope Francis’s supporter. With our tour, access to the audience is guaranteed just like the best seats are because you get there early accompanied by one of our local guides, giving you support and insight. Thanks for leaving this review and best regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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Luciano wrote a review Jan 2020
Rome, Italy2 contributions
Marvelous morning! Our guide Laura was great, a real expert! She shared interesting information about the Pope, Vatican City and St. Peter's Basilica and she took us safely to the audience hall. After the audience, she waited for us near St. Peter's Square and offered us a
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
Responded 30 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, thanks for booking the Papal Audience with us and for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We're pleased Laura P., your guide, met your expectations and perhaps even exceeded them. She'll be glad to know she earned praise for her performance. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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DREW R wrote a review Jan 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom264 contributions75 helpful votes
I booked this for my wife and I just about a week or so in advance. Although I knew tickets could be obtained for free I felt that around £29 each was worth it to save having to arrange ticket collection the day before and also avoid the disappointment of perhaps not being able
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, thank you very much for the time spent writing this post on the Papal Audience which is a great contribution. We actually investigated this issue (content inaccuracy about pickup not being included anymore in this activity) to avoid the repeated occurrence of such misunderstandings on transport in the future, and you may rest assured that Civitatis successfully completed the update of their product page as of today. For the rest, we're glad to hear that the Audience was a marvelous experience for you and we hope that the guidance of your tour guide was a plus - we actually bet it was. Thanks and regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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JONATHAN S wrote a review Nov 2019
13 contributions3 helpful votes
This was exactly what I hoped for. The process of getting free tickets to the Wednesday papal audience from the Vatican itself seemed long and inefficient. Definitely worth paying this small amount to have it all set up by the company. The tour itself was also nice.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from G L, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Papal Audience with Pope Francis in Vatican City
Responded 11 Nov 2019
Dear Jonathan, we're so glad you enjoyed your morning with us and Davide in St. Peter's Square in occasion of the Papal Audience, thanks for sharing your experience and writing a very useful review for all who read us. Kind regards, the Gray Line I Love Rome Team
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No queues for us on this great tour round the Vatican and to St Peters. Danieli V took us with another couple on a
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I had a Tour person and she was very Loyal, knowledgeable well Introduced for the Museum of Rome. I Admired Rafael
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Roma - Hop on Hop off
I travel extensively and find the hop on hop off buses are a day one must for me in each new adventure. They give
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Elisa was fantastic!!
We had a walking tour for four of us with Elisa D. She was fantastic and made the tour extremely enjoyable. She too
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Great experience
We’ve had a really good and interesting tour through the colosseum, roman Forum and palatine hill. We really enjoye
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kix2mix2
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I would change the order of the tour, so people can spend more time in the vatican museums
It was a nice tour, the guide was really skilled & knowledgable. The issue was that there were some tourists joinin
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Julia S
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Excellent!
We had an excellent private tour of the Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with Alessio,
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Trek555952
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Amazing
Fabulous tour of the Vatican museums, Sistine Chapel and St. Peters Basilica with Rita our wonderful tour guide. Th
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dervlac
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Very informative but a little long...
Travelled to Rome in September (post COVID) so we saw the eternal city without 100,000 tourists. Opted for this tou
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michaelmL4504EC
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Rome
It was good. We wish we could have heard our guide but she was very soft spoken. Good tour though.we did enjoy t
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Jamie A
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Pompeii and Napoli
Communication was amazing spoke with the company the day before and they arranged pick up from the hotel, once we m
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Puss100
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Fabulous
Our tour of this iconic place was fabulous, and Rita our guide made the experience even better. The history and art
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Great tour through the ancient Rome
We had an awesome tour through the colosseum, palatin and forum romano. Our guide was Fabio Lorenzini wo gave us gr
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Amazing experience
It was such a beautiful and informative tour. Matej our guide was knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting inf
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Luke B
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Amazing Experience all-round
Extremely interesting tour of the beautiful Vatican City. Our guide Rita was very knowledgeable and open to questio
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