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Papal Audience with Pope Francis

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WHY YOU SHOULD GO

Let us be your guide for this very special papal audience with Pope Francis

Highlights

  • Guaranteed public audience with the Holy Father
  • Receive the papal blessing
  • Receive the blessing of the Rosary Beads (Rosary not included)

Inclusions

  • Professional guide (English, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese speaking guides)
  • Admission tickets
  • Wireless audio headset so you can always hear your guide

Exclusions

  • Blessing of the Rosary Beads (optional)
  • Food and beverages
  • Transport

Please Note

Languages: English, Spanish, German, French, and Portuguese Admission charges: While admission tickets to the Papal Audience are Free, they need to be reserved at least two months in advance. Your tour price includes the reservation of these limited tickets and your professional guide. Seating: No seating assignments, your guide will make sure you get the best seats. Cancellation policy: Free cancellation until 24 hours before your tour date. After that, a 100% penalty fee applies. No refunds for no-shows.

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Jun 14 2019
Honestly, whoever led my tour should get a raise. Love him!
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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Tour duration: 5 hours.

This tour starts at 7:30 AM, with the Papal Audience starting at around 10:00 AM, depending on the Pope’s schedule.

This tour takes the stress out of planning, and your guide will share the unique history of the Vatican City, while making your visit as smooth as possible, despite the crowds.

Pope Francis and the Cardinals will pass through the crowd reaching the stage, greeting and blessing people in different languages, with hymns and homilies.

The Audience may be celebrated in St Peter’s Square or in Nervi Hall, depending on the Vatican schedule.

If the audience is held in St Peter's Square, your guide will escort you past the Castel Sant' Angelo and along Via della Conciliazione.

At the end of the Audience (11:30-11:45 AM), meet your guide at Via della Conciliazione 48 to return the audio device and refresh with a complimentary bottle of water.

You can combine this tour with an afternoon visit to the Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums or the Colosseum.

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. You could also choose if combine this special morning with an afternoon visit of the nearby charming Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums, or of the other icon of Rome: the Colosseum.

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Pickup Info

Start time: 7:30 AM.

Meeting point: Bar Caffetteria L’Ottagono, Piazza del Risorgimento (400m from Metro A Line, Ottaviano stop) 15 minutes before the start of your tour (please look for the pink flag with the I Love Rome logo carried by our staff).

Gray Line - I Love Rome office
via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 95, opposite the St Regis Hotel
[email protected]
39 06 474 2501 (6:30 AM -8:00 PM - 365 days)

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