Navigating through the masses of people who participate in the event can be overwhelming. Crowds this year are especially large, as Pope Francis is particularly well loved by Catholics and non-Catholics around the globe.
The aim of our Papal Audience with Pope Francis Experience is to provide the most stress-free visit possible. For your Papal Audience experience, we’ll provide headsets, a competent and informed guide, and a thorough explanation of what you will experience during the Papal Audience. We request your invitations, pick them up and bring them to you.[readmore]We get you inside early to ensure the best possible chance of finding good seating, and we’ll stay with you until the Pope begins his address. Our informed staff takes care of all the details so that you can relax and truly enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
The presentation, lead by your expert, English-speaking guide, unveils the fascinating history of the Papacy and the artists that contributed to the marvel of Vatican City. You will be provided with headsets and guided to the location where the Papal Audience will be held: either St. Peter’s Square or the Sala of Paul VI. Once inside, your guide will explain the origin of the Papacy from the first Christians through Constantine’s era and up to the current wonder of the Holy See. Your informed guide will provide a detailed explanation of the events of the Papal Audience and prepare you for your gathering with Pope Francis.
Experience the awe and wonder which occurs at the Papal Audience as Cardinals preach in various languages and reach out to pilgrims and visitors from the far reaches of the world. Listen to the Pope’s weekly message as he enters the central stage. Feel free to sing with the spiritual leaders of the Church and pray with the Pope. You can also choose to just sit back and take in the experience!Read more
Depending on the time of year the actual location of the Papal Audience may alternate
Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure. Guests arriving after departure cannot be accommodated, and missed tours or tickets cannot be refunded
We strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour
We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
Entrance into the Vatican requires a strict dress code. Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women