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Papal Audience at Vatican City

Enjoy a scenic coach journey through Rome taking in some of the city's most famous sites before joining a Papal audience in St Peter’s Square. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and bookings are essential as you must have a confirmed reservation to attend.

With the election of Pope Francis 1, the Papal Audience has become a lively event but don't worry... you're in safe hands on this tour.

First of all, meet your local English-speaking guide will escort you to St. Peter's Square via some fantastic Roman sights including the Piazza della Republica, the Piazza Barberini, the ancient Aurelian Walls and the famous Villa Borghese gardens.

When you arrive at Vatican City your guide will help you find a good spot for when the Pope takes to the stage to give his multi-language blessing.

Afterwards, you can decide to stay in Vatican city or get the transfer bus to main central points of the city (Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica and Termini Rail Station).

Experience Includes

  • Papal Audience in Vatican City
  • Pick up from most centrally located hotels in Rome
  • Group size limited to 20 people for a personal experience
  • Air-conditioned coach transportation
  • Services of a multi-lingual guide

Experience Excludes

  • Hotel drop off - tour ends in St. Peter's Square
  • Refreshments


Wednesdays, year round (subject to the Vatican Schedule).

Departure location

Pick-ups commence at 7.00am-7.45am (Winter) - 6.30am-7.15am (Summer).


Around 4 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • On occasion, due to reasons out of our control, the Pope may not appear when scheduled. While we will endeavour to let you know beforehand if this is the case, this cannot be 100% guaranteed.
  • Due to high demand of participants, seats for the Papal Audience are limited and cannot be guaranteed.
  • Please note - Papal Auduence tickets are free. The cost of your tour covers the guide, reservation and ticket collection process and transport if option selected.