PAPAL AUDIENCE

Believe your eyes as you receive a blessing from His Holiness Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio). This Pope, the first Argentinian to be elected, welcomes everyone from all religions Believe your eyes as you receive a blessing from His Holiness Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio). This Pope, the first Argentinian to be elected, welcomes everyone from all religionsHighlights- Learn about the history of the Papacy - Excellent seats and views of Pope Francis - Admire the Egyptian obelisk, and the centuries old statues Regardless of your faith, you cannot fail to be fascinated with a visit to the Holy See, in the heart of the Vatican City to this weekly spiritual event which means so much to billions of people. Uncover the fascinating history and traditions of the Papacy with thanks your local guide. According to Catholic doctrine, popes are successors to St Peter and from his time to this very day the Papacy provides perhaps the greatest documented insight to the life and times of the last two thousand years. Navigate the large crowds of St. Peter´s Square to some of the best seats providing excellent views of Pope Francis, where you will be able to see him pass by as he greets the masses of followers from around the globe. Ever since Pope Francis was elected, the Papal Audience has become more popular than ever, with more audience interaction, bringing energy and life to this religious event that attracts crowds of almost 100,000 people. Admire the architecture and beauty of one of the most famous squares. Created by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in the 17th century, designed as 'The motherly arms of the church reaching out to embrace the faithful'. Gaining its name from St Peter, Jesus´ apostle, who is buried in the square and is the only person from biblical times whose grave can be respected. You cannot help but marvel at the statues of the saints, the columns, the fountains and be astonished at the Egyptian obelisk, located in the middle of the square, standing 82ft (25m) tall and over 2000 years old. Whatever your age, race or religion, do not miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity. Redeem informationVoucher type: PrintedPrinted Voucher. Print and bring the voucher to enjoy the activity.LocationStarting point: Pio XII SquarePlease ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.End point: Same as starting pointScheduleOpening dates07:45 - 12:00Duration: 4 HoursGuiding optionsGuiding type: Guide and audioguideAudioguide fee: IncludedGroup type: PrivateGroup size: 20 PeopleRequirementsIt is mandatory provide full contact details (address, email and phone number) of each passenger booked on the Papal Audience tour. One person at the Vatican will then cross check every single address of every single lead traveller. This tour can be cancelled due to Papa's agenda.

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