Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: Italy, Lazio, Rome

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  • 4 hours
  • Rome
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Attend the weekly address of the pope with this papal audience ticket. In Vatican City, your guide will lead you through the mass of people to a prime location, where you’ll watch the pope address the crowd, and hear about the historical tradition of the papal audience. With a personal audio headset, you’ll be sure to hear everything the guide says above the noise of the crowd. While the weekly audience with the pope draws very large numbers, this ticket provides guided commentary in a group limited to 20 people.


  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Peter's Square (Piazza San Pietro), Vatican City, Lazio

After meeting your guide near St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, put on your provided headset to start your papal audience experience. While the address is a Catholic custom, the event draws people of all beliefs from around the world each week.
Following your guide, navigate the crowd to reach your seat, where you’ll have views of the pope when he arrives. While you wait, learn a bit about the history of the papacy in Rome and hear about Renaissance artists like Michelangelo who left such a beautiful mark on the Vatican. With your audio headset, you don’t have to worry about not being able to hear your guide over the throngs of people.
As the address starts, listen to the cardinals leading pilgrims in prayer, and watch the pope deliver his blessings for the week. The service includes hymns, prayers and a homily. When the address is over, you'll be ready to explore St Peter’s Square on your own.
Note: Immediately after booking, you must reconfirm your ticket using the phone number provided on your confirmation voucher. The local tour operator will ask for your home address, as this is required by Vatican City. Failure to reconfirm your ticket may result in it being canceled.
Please also note that seating for the papal audience is limited. Your guide will do everything possible to secure you a seat, but on rare occasions, this may not be possible.

Duration: 4 hours

  • Professional guide
  • Commentary (legacy of the Vatican presentation)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Ticket reservation service and ticket pick-up

  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Seating not guaranteed
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note that papal audience tickets are free but can be difficult to organize. With our service you can cut out the hassle and collect your pre-booked ticket from your guide when you arrive!
  • Due to passing through security lines, early arrival is highly recommended. Security line may take longer than 15minutes before departure.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Departure Point

Piazza Pio Xii, 8

Departure Time

7:45 AM

Return Details

Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

Image - 02 May 2019 -

Barbara M

This was the 1st time we had ever used La Vacanza Travel. My brother and I were planning an extended stay in Italy and there were so many things we wanted to do. One of them, was to attend a Papal Audience. I cannot tell you want a wonderful experience it was! The ordering of excursions was so very simple, the descriptions were detailed and super easy to use th website. We followed our instructions on our confirmation and we meet our guide as instructed. She brought us to our chairs where she assured us that we would have a clear view of the Pope....AND WE DID!!! It was a thrill of a lifetime. Don’t hesitate to book thru La Vacanza Travel. You will not be disappointed.

Image - 19 Apr 2019 -

James M W

Surrounded by the magnificent St. Peter's Square as well as thousands of admirers, we were close to the podium from which The Pontiff delivered the Wednesday address prior to Easter Sunday. Our guide through security and to our advantageous seats for the event was Gigi and his helpfulness and explanation were very much appreciated.

Image - 08 Mar 2019 -

Trevor P

The papal audience was the highlight of our trip. We found our tour guide very easily. The lines were short and our tour guide was very kno. She positioned our group in a location which allowed us to see the Pope close up as he drove by in his pope mobile. We got great photos of the pope and the square.
La Vacanza Travel turned out to be a first class operation

Image - 22 Jan 2019 -

Dieter K

Interesting event. This was my 4th Papal audience I have attended and definitely the tour guide added to the experience with her historical incites.

Image - 02 Oct 2018 -


I was taking my elderly mother to Rome and tried for over 2 months to secure the free tickets, with no success. Finally, I just booked via this tour and it was the best decision I made! Sure, you have to get up very early, but the experience is worth it! Our guide managed to seat us near a barrier wall where the Pope passed by twice! We made many friends with the international crowd around us, and it turned out to be the highlight of our trip! If you are even considering seeing the Papa when in Rome - do yourself a favor and book this tour!

User's Picture Gallery


The Pope

This is how close you get.


Papal Audience with Pope Benedict XXVI

I took this at the end when everybody had left. If you're patient, you're going to be able to be this close. Photo taken WITHOUT zoom.



The Swiss Guards


Front row


Our guide







Just next to the Pope




Pope Frances pauses as he passed us to kiss the child.


My partner in front of me, waving as Pope Frances drove by.







The Pope as he addresses the crowd.


After the Audience Presentation the Pope walked almost right past us.


Preparing for the Pope with the greatest seats ever.


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