Papal Audience (including hotel pick-up)

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of a papal audience with Pope Francis I with the added convenience of hotel pickup. Sit either in the famous St Peter's Square or in Nervi Hall for a live blessing of the crowd by the pope. Get picked up from one of a select group of hotels and enjoy a papacy discussion with your tour escort as part of the experience.
  • Papal audience and blessing experience in Vatican City with hotel pickup in Rome
  • Enjoy transportation from your hotel to Vatican City
  • Take part in a discussion with the tour escort about the papacy and the Vatican
  • Experience the live blessing by the pope and cardinals in multiple languages

Blessing by Pope Francis
Multilingual tour escort
Hotel pick-up (from centrally located hotels only - not available from hostels, B&Bs or AirBnbs)
Hotel drop-off

Departure Point

Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo, 21, 00192 Roma RM, Italy

Traveler pickup is offered
Please note that the pick-up service is provided only from centrally located hotels with 24h reception (no hostels, guesthouses or AirBnbs).
Should your accommodation not be served, you are requested to reach the meeting point – located in Viale dei Bastioni di Michelangelo 21 – at least 15 minutes before scheduled departure time, that is within 7.15 am.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Get picked up at your hotel and travel to Vatican City to meet the tour escort. Learn about the papacy and the Vatican through stories as you make your way to St Peter's Square.

Find the perfect place (with help from the escort) from which to see the pope and cardinals give blessings in multiple languages. Enjoy the rare experience of a papal blessing with guidance and transportation taken care of.

Please note: Papal audience tickets are free, but they can be difficult to arrange. Blessings are not guaranteed. These audiences are based solely upon availability, and can be canceled at any point due to other commitments, trips or other circumstances. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Admire one of the biggest square in Rome designed by the genius of the Italian GianLorenzo Bernini while attending the Papal Audience
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A dress code is required to enter places of worship. 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.
  • It is forbidden to carry metal objects.
  • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation in case of latest communications by the Vatican State. In the event of this occurring, an alternative tour or a full refund will be offered.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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