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Papal Audience and Vatican Museums Tour
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Papal Audience and Vatican Museums Tour

226 reviews | 2,707 travellers
The guide Ignacio, was exceptional, very professional and with an attitude and a way of explaining things, simple and very instructive. We were given both activities and we really enjoyed it. We would have loved that the activity had started at 720hs as indicated to us (they arrived 10-15 mins later), in order to have taken a better place for the Audience. We would repeat without a doubt. It has been the best activity of all that we have contracted in Rome (with other providers).
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
from US$ 92.50
US$ 79.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Enjoy this unique experience of the Holy See with this combination tour which includes entrance to an audience with Pope Francis and a guided tour of the Vatican Museums.

Papal Audience
Pope Francis
The Bramante Staircase in the Vatican Museums
The magnificent Sistine Chapel
Laocoön and His Sons
The School of Athens
Vatican City colonnade

Papal Audience and Vatican Museums Tour

After meeting at Via della Conciliazione at 7:20 am, we'll head to St. Peter's Square, the central hub of the Vatican.

As we walk towards the Vatican City, the guide will keep you informed and entertained with interesting facts about the history, architecture and the different popes of the Holy See. We'll then arrive at our seat in St. Peter's Square a little before 9 am to follow Pope Francis' traditional Wednesday homily. This moving and evocative event will allow us to follow the pontiff's sermons and advice at close quarters for around 2 hours 30 minutes.

Once the mass has finished at around 11:30 am, we'll rejoin our guide, who'll help us learn everything we need to know about the Vatican. After some free time spent exploring the Vatican, we'll reconvene with the guide at 1:30 pm.

We'll then begin a guided tour of the Vatican Museums. On this tour, lasting around 3 hours 30 minutes, you'll be able to explore some of the treaures in the History of Art. You'll admire unforgettable pieces such as Laocoön and His Sons and Raphael's masterpiece, The School of Athens.

This visit to the Vatican Museums also includes access to the Sistine Chapel. We'll visit this room, in which popes are selected, and marvel at its world-famous paintings, including Michelangelo's "The Final Judgement". In addition to this extraordinary work of art, you'll observe other details worth knowing about this famous chapel.

Once our tour of the Vatican Museums has finished, we'll return to St. Peter's Square.

Itinerary Changes

To guarantee safety regarding Covid-19, access to St. Peter's Basilica from the Sistine Chapel will be temporarily closed, therefore we won't visit the Basilica during the tour. Entrance, however, is free, and you can access it from St. Peter's Square before or after the tour.

Hotel Pick up

When making your booking, you can choose to be picked up from your accommodation in Rome if it is located within a radius of 5 miles (8 kilometres) from the meeting point. We'll pick you up from your hotel at 6:20 am to head to St. Peter's Square for the Papal Audience, and then visit the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. The tour ends at the Vatican.

Important information

  • The Papal Audience only takes place on Wednesdays. If you'd prefer to visit the Vatican City on another day, we recommend our Guided Vatican Museums Tour.
  • This combined tour includes reserved tickets: you'll have priority entrance to the monuments and skip the ticket office line.
  • This activity is not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs. 
  • People with a disability of over 74% can bring a document proving their disability, which will be checked at the ticket office on the day of the activity. If free admission is granted, the entrance fee will be refunded.

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Price

Adults Children between 6 and 12 years old Children under 6 years old
Papal Audience + Vatican Museums
US$ 92.50 US$ 79.80
US$ 54.40 US$ 48.60
Free
Papal Audience + Vatican Museums with pick up
US$ 106.40 US$ 91.40
US$ 63.60 US$ 60.10
Free

Papal Audience + Vatican Museums

  • Adults

    US$ 92.50 US$ 79.80
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 54.40 US$ 48.60
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

Papal Audience + Vatican Museums with pick up

  • Adults

    US$ 106.40 US$ 91.40
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old

    US$ 63.60 US$ 60.10
  • Children under 6 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

It is compulsory to display a Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test performed up to 48 hours before the activity. Vaccines and tests must be authorised and recognised in the country of the activity. Show more

The use of masks is obligatory. Masks will be given to those clients who do not have their own.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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Duration

9 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Reserved ticket for papal audience.

Reserved skip the line ticket for Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.

Use of headphones to follow explanations.

Hotel pick up (optional)

14% discount on the official ticket price.

When to book?

You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Is access to St. Peter's Basilica included?

    A - Due to COVID-19 restrictions, entry to St. Peter's Basilica is not included. However, you'll be able to enter on your own at the end of the tour.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

from US$ 92.50
US$ 79.80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Via della Conciliazione, 48. In front of the Domus Artis shop.