Guided tour

Vatican: Papal Audience Ticket and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

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Vatican: Papal Audience Ticket and St. Peter's Basilica Tour

From US$ 28.36 per person

Attend the Papal Audience in the Vatican City and get blessed by the Pope then enjoy a guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible


  • See the Pope inside the Vatican City and receive his blessing
  • Marvel at the most important church in the Catholic faith
  • Admire Michelangelo's famous Pietà
  • Enjoy a guided tour of St Peter's Basilica with an official guide
Full description

See the Pope himself on a special early-access visit to the Papal Audience ceremony and guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

Receive your ticket for the Papal Audience from the staff at Piazza del Sant'Uffizio, just in front of St Peter's Square. Then watch the Pope make his way to the stage and join the weekly gathering which includes prayers, blessings, and a homily. After the audience, enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Basilica of St. Peter. As you tour the Renaissance-style church, with its famous dome and unrivaled architecture, see masterpieces like Michelangelo's Pietà and Bernini's Baldacchino.

  • Papal audience invitation (not skip-the-line)
  • Guided tour of St. Peter's Basilica (not skip-the-line)
  • Assistance at the meeting point
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Guided tour during Papal Audience
  • Entrance and guided tour of St Peter's Dome
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are 12 years and older who are visiting a site in White or Yellow Zones must present a Basic Green Pass, while those in Orange or Red Zones must present a Reinforced Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Basic Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps. Reinforced Green Passes can only be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months

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Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• Meet Touristation staff next to the security check entrance (Piazza del Sant'Uffizio) • Touristation staff carry an orange umbrella Show your voucher to the Touristation staff carrying an orange umbrella next to the security check entrance in Piazza del Sant'Uffizio. You'll receive your invitation to the Papal Audience After the audience, meet your guide at the end of the left colonnade of St. Peter's Square, near the metal detectors, at the intersection of via Paolo VI and Piazza del Sant'Uffizio

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Glass objects

Know before you go

  • All visitors must pass through airport-style security
  • This tour does not include skip-the-line access to any locations visited
  • Shoulders and knees must be covered inside the Vatican City
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Information about the meeting point for the audience is not clear. No notice when booking that queuing is required. Guided tour through St. Peter's Basilica very detailed and competent - very good. The meeting point was better described here. . The meeting point is better described here.

November 24, 2021

The most amazing experience that I have ever seen. Enjoyed it so much

November 25, 2021

Great experience, a general audience with just a few clicks. Very interesting and vivid tour of St. Peter's Basilica.

November 4, 2021

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