Papal Audience and Vatican Museums Tour

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.

Itinerary

After meeting the tour, you'll head towards St. Peter's Square, the heart of Vatican City.

Your guide will keep you informed and entertained with interesting facts about the history, architecture and the different popes of the Holy See. Once past security checks at St. Peter's Square, you'll experience one of the most popular and stunning traditions in the world: the weekly audience with Pope Francis. Join people from all over the world in sharing this unmissable spiritual moment.

Following the papal audience, which will end around midday, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant next to St. Peter's Basilica.

With energy restored, you'll begin your relaxing afternoon guided visit of the Vatican Museums. On this tour, lasting around three hours, you'll be able to explore one of the world's most important art collections. Admire unforgettable pieces such as Laocoön and His Sons and Raphael's masterpiece The School of Athens.

Your Vatican Museum tour also includes skip the line access to the Sistine Chapel. Visit the papal conclave, the room in which popes are selected, and marvel at the building's world-famous paintings, including Michelangelo's breathtaking The Final Judgement. As well as this extraordinary work of art, you'll appreciate the chapel's other wonders and its incredible history.

The tour will end in the Vatican area.

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.
  • Very rarely, the Holy See may decide to close St. Peter's Basilica to visitors without prior warning. If this were to happen during your tour, you would spend more time in the Vatican Museums and in the Sistine Chapel.
  • In Rome, especially in places of worship and inside the Vatican Museums, it is strictly forbidden to bring strollers, bulky bags or umbrellas, or to wear low-cut clothing. Shoulders should be covered as well.
  • This combined tour includes reserved tickets: you'll have priority entrance to the monuments and skip the ticket office line.
  • Children under 3 years old go free on this tour.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 13 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
  • Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
  • 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.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 40% of their maximum capacity.
  • At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 30% of the total maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children between 3 and 7 years old
Papal Audience + Vatican Museums
US$ 152.70
US$ 122.10

Papal Audience + Vatican Museums

  • Adults

    US$ 152.70
  • Children between 3 and 7 years old

    US$ 122.10

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Duration

9 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that simultaneously speaks in English and other languages.

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.

Lunch.

Not included

Ticket to climb towers of St. Peter's Basilica.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility or pushchairs/strollers).

Do you have any questions?

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US$ 152.70
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

Piazza Del Risorgimento