Vatican City Papal Audience Tickets and Presentation

Cultural & Theme Tours in Italy

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See the pope and his cardinals deliver their weekly address in Vatican City with a ticket to the papal audience. Follow a local guide through the crowds to a prime position to see the pope, and gain insight into the historical traditions associated with the papacy and the Vatican. Use of an audio headset ensures you hear the guide’s commentary, too. Although the event attracts large numbers of people, this ticket guarantees commentary in a small group of just 20 people.
Meet your guide in the morning near St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, and receive your audio headset to begin your papal audience experience. A popular event, the weekly papal audience attracts Catholic pilgrims and non-religious observers from across the globe.With plenty of time to secure a prime position to see the pope as he arrives, you’ll follow your guide through the crowds to take your seat. Once settled, listen as your guide offers insight into the rich history and traditions associated with the papacy.Learn the origins of the papacy from the time of the first Christians through the Roman era to the present day, and hear of the famous artists like Michelangelo who contributed to Vatican’s aesthetic beauty. Your audio headset ensures that you'll hear your guide over the hubbub of the audience.Listen as the cardinals preach to the pilgrims in prayer, and watch the pope deliver his blessings and weekly address, which includes prayers, hymns and a homily.Please note: You must reconfirm immediately after booking, on the phone number provided on your voucher. Our local supplier will ask for your home address, as Vatican City need to submit this information before your visit. Failure to reconfirm this tour may result in it being cancelled. Please also note that seating is limited for this event. Your guide will do everything possible to allocate you a seat but on rare occasions this may not be possible.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Papal audience
  • Commentary (legacy of the Vatican presentation)
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly

What’s not included

  • Optional gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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