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You will be present at the Wednesday general audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Access and guided service included. 
We know exactly where to sit so that, as the Pope enters, he’ll pass close by you!

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A dream for many travellers & pilgrims visiting Rome is to have the pleasure of seeing Pope Francis live. It is possible indeed, but you need to plan ahead and check availability of papal audiences dates. We guarantee it’s an experience you will never forget. Attending personaly to a Papal Audience at the Vatican requires prior reservation, and the process can be tricky if you have little time in the city or want to ensure 100% your presence.

Find yourself only meters away from Pope Francis I on our guided Papal Audience Service! Our Papal Audience tickets service secures not only your pre-booked tickets, but ensures that you arrive in time to ensure a good spot from where you can see the Pope as he passes you, greeting pilgrims and priests from around the world.


Experience a spiritually intense moment

Experience a spiritually intense moment with this once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Pope Francis during his papal audience in the Vatican City.

The Papal Audience takes place in St. Peter’s Square in St. Peter’s Basilica or the Audience Hall (Paul VI Hall or Sala Nervi), depending on seasonal conditions and the number of visitors participating in the meeting.  Your guide will take care of all the details so you can enjoy a relaxed audience. The tour gives you the tickets and ensure you have one of the best seats and arrive on time.


What’s Included:

­- Papal audience tickets
– Guide


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Admission to general audiences is free but can be difficult to obtain. With us, you´ll get rid of paperwork and enjoy a guided service in tSt Peter´s Square.

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Is an Audience the same as a Papal Mass?  

No. Papal Masses are liturgical celebrations in the form of a mass. The best known are the ones at Easter and Christmas. They may also be held for solemn occasions such as the canonisation of a saint. They are usually held in St. Peter’s Basilica although they can also be held in other Roman basilicas.

The Pope doesn’t usually give Sunday masses in the Vatican in person. On Sundays he addresses worshipers at 12 o’clock for the Angelus. The many masses that are held on Sundays are given by Vatican priests.

The programme of masses is officially published on the Vatican website.


How can you take part in a Papal Mass?

Tickets are needed to attend one of these masses. They’re free but hard to get hold of, especially for significant dates of the year such as Easter or Midnight Mass. The process is to visit the Prefecture of the Papal Household’s website and download the form, which must be filled in and sent by fax.

They can also be requested from the Swiss Guard at the Bronze doors to the right of St. Peter’s Basilica, but they only have tickets for masses on subsequent days and it’s almost impossible to get them for the most significant dates.


Tips for the Wednesday Papal Audiences

From experience, the queues start to form as of around 6am. The doors open at about 7.45am, so what time should we get there? We recommend arriving before 7am to be able to choose a good front row spot. Before entering the Audience precinct there’s a security check similar to those at airports.

The precinct is organised with barriers, with open spaces between them, which are usually in the most demand. We recommend you find a seat opposite one of the gaps in the barriers. The spot doesn’t really matter as the Pope does almost the entire round.

The Pope arrives at about 9.30am and begins the round of greeting and blessing of worshipers. This tour takes His Holiness close to the worshipers and allows them to photograph him or even interact with him if they’re lucky. They are moments of madness, many people even stand on their chairs to get a better view of the Pope.

The Mass begins at about 10.30am and lasts a little over an hour. During the mass, calm returns and everybody sits down.

If you can’t get there early, we recommend arriving at least for 9.30am to see the Pope arrive. There will always be empty seats, just not in the best places. If you arrive at 10.30am you’ll be able to join the mass but will not see the joyful arrival of the Pope.



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