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Papal Audience and St. Peter's Basilica Guided Tour

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During this guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica, marvel at the beautiful intricacies and be a part of the Papal Audience, where you will view the Pope up close!

Highlights

  • Get the chance to witness the Pope up close on a unique early-access visit to the Papal Audience ceremony and guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

  • Get your ticket for the Papal Audience in the Piazza del Sant'Uffizio and stand in the Piazza del Sant'Uffizio to witness the Pope go to the stage.

  • Join the weekly assembly for prayers, blessings, and a homily. Explore St. Peter's Basilica with a guided tour, an iconic experience.

  • As you visit the Renaissance-style cathedral with its famous dome and outstanding architecture, marvel at works like Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldacchino.

  • Fun fact: The iconic dome, designed by Michelangelo, stands 136 meters (448 feet) tall and is one of the largest domes in the world.

Inclusions

  • Papal audience invitation

  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica

  • Assistance at the meeting point

Exclusions

  • Guided tour during Papal Audience

  • Entrance and guided tour of St Peter's Dome

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, Colombia, United Kingdom and over 17 countries have loved this experience
Lisamarie Avallone-Groetzner

Lisamarie

5/5

Jun, 2024

Aside from the crowds, and having to go out after the papal audience to meet the guide for the tour and go through security & queueing again, it was wonderful! Our guide was fantastic & very knowledgeable. The Basilica is truly a site to behold! So very thankful my son & I were able to go!
Florian Ocker

Florian

5/5

May, 2024

The ticket for the papal audience worked really well. The guided tour of the basilica in English was also really interesting!
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ADOTE Kpakpovi Marc

Adote

5/5

Apr, 2024

The fact that a well-informed guide directed us and explained the different parts we visited was the strongest point for us. Except that we should reconsider the possibility of giving priority to those who have paid so as not to remain in the crowd for long. It makes you tired before going on the tour. Thank you
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Robert Germany

Robert

5/5

Apr, 2024

Everything was very efficient and worked to plan. Our guide for the tour was superb. Her information was interesting and insightful. Her delivery was enthusiastic and engaged one's interest. She spoke very natural and excellent English. The tour was just the right length so you did not become overwhelmed by the experience. Thank you!
JEAN Christophe

Jean

4/5

Jun, 2024

Nothing to say, everything was great, thanks again for everything. Contact person who listens
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Get the Pope's blessing

During this guided tour of St. Peter Basilica, get a unique early-access visit to the Papal Audience ceremony. Get your ticket for the Papal Audience from the employees at Piazza del Sant'Uffizio, which is right across from St Peter's Square. Meet the staff with an orange umbrella at the meeting point: the staff who will help you with your reservation. Join the Papal Audience (free entrance) after the security check. Then watch the Pope make his way to the stage and join the weekly gathering which includes prayers, blessings, and a homily.

Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

Following the audience, have a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica. Inside the basilica, see the grand baldacchino, a pavilion-like structure, created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, which stands above the papal altar. See treasures like Bernini's Baldacchino as you visit the Renaissance-style cathedral with its iconic dome and unparalleled architecture. One of Michelangelo's masterpieces, the sculpture "Pieta," depicting the Virgin Mary holding the body of Jesus after the Crucifixion, is housed inside the basilica.

Important Information

  • Please note that the Basilica may have long waiting periods, of up to 1 hour, at the entrance.

  • The chosen time slot must be respected and latecomers will not be accommodated.

Restrictions

  • Strict Dress Code: Please cover your shoulders and knees inside the Vatican City.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Piazza del Sant'uffizio.

  • Address: 00193 Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy.

  • Landmark: Meet the staff with an orange umbrella.

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