Combine the experience of a papal audience at the Vatican City with the splendour of Rome’s history and architecture.
Notable Roman monuments and squares en-route to Vatican City display the rich architectural splendour of a bygone era. In the Piazza della Republica you will find the particularly noteworthy Fountain of the Naiads, which has four reclining nymphs encircling a bronze statue of Glaucus (Greek sea-God). The Piazza del Popolo has long been popular with visitors. At the heart of the square is the Egyptian obelisk of Ramses II with magnificent fountains around the base.
The papal audience will take place at the heart of the Vatican. The piety, faith and the devotion of the gathering all contribute to the spiritual atmosphere.
You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel and travel by coach to the Vatican. En route you will cross many important landmarks including:
• Piazza della Republica: In the middle of the square is the magnificent Naiadi Fountain featuring four reclining nymphs who represent the spirits of rivers and springs.
• Piazza Barberini: Home of the Triton Fountain
• Piazza del Popolo: In neoclassical style, the piazza has an Egyptian obelisk of Rameses II in its centre.
• Castel Sant’ Angelo: Originally the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian, it was converted into a fortress for the Popes in the 6th century AD.
After you reach the Vatican, The Papal Audience will be held either in St. Peter’s Square, the St. Peter’s Basilica or the Audience Hall (depending on seasonal variations and the number of pilgrims).
After the Papal Audience, you will be dropped at Via G. Amendola 32.
We were traveling as a couple and thoroughly enjoyed the experience... MR B SMITH
This was the finale to 10 days in Rome. As Catholics it was an essential and unforgettable part of our holiday after lots of sightseeing. The weather was great and the huge crowd... Mr Richard F Sims
3 - 4 hours
Start time: 0730h (07:30am)
Duration: 3 - 4 hours
From Cental Rome hotels (within the Aurelian Walls) between 0630h (06:30am) and 0715h (07:15am).
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
If you are not staying in central Rome the tour also starts from Via G. Amendola 32 at 0800h (08:00am).
The tour ends at Via G. Amendola 32.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Hotel pick up available from hotels within the Aurelian Walls.
No drop off at the hotels but stops at: Via Veneto, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Piazza della Repubblica, Termini Station and Terminal GLT
The pope or the Vatican may cancel the papal audience without any prior notice. In the event this happens you will be given the choice to move to another date or a full refund will be offered.
Knees and Shoulders must be covered for the event.
SEATING NOT GUARANTEED.
See the Cancellation policy for this product