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Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport

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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Dive into the Rome of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel on this ‘Angels and Demons’ tour. Inspired by the book, the tour takes you on a journey through the Eternal City as you search for messages from the secret society known as the Illuminati. Along the way, admire Rome’s beautiful art and attractions like St Peter’s Square, Piazza Navona, and Castel Sant’Angelo. This walking tour is limited to 25 people.
  • Rome walking tour based on Dan Brown's novel 'Angels and Demons'
  • Explores sites mentioned in the book, including Bernini's beautiful statues and ancient churches
  • Be entertained and informed by an exceptionally knowledgeable guide
  • Entry to Castel Sant'Angelo included
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Small group tour of up to 25 people
Admission fee to Castel Sant’Angelo
Coffee Break
All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
Expert, English speaking guide
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Piazza del Popolo , Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy

On the steps of the church Santa Maria del Popolo in Piazza del Popolo. (Santa Maria del Popolo is the church located next to the big archway).

9:00 AM
Castel Sant'Angelo, Lazio , 02010 Castel Sant'Angelo, Lazio, Province of Rieti, Italy
A unique and interesting way to go sightseeing in Rome, this ‘Angels and Demons’ tour is inspired by Dan Brown’s novel, but there is no requirement for having it read it or being a fan of Brown’s. It’s a memorable way to explore the city’s lovely squares, fountains, architecture, and churches, made interesting with the twist of visiting lesser-known sites where pagan and Christian symbolism intertwine.

Following your guide, who is knowledgeable about both Roman history and the details of the novel, walk along Rome’s hallowed streets, stopping to discover sights like a hidden passageway that dates back centuries. As you hunt for secrets left around the city by Bernini and Galileo, the two heads of the Illuminati, visit locations mentioned in the book and hear about the Four Altars of Science, which represent the four elements of water, air, fire, and earth.

Sights you’ll see include the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, St. Peter's Square, the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria and Ecstasy of St. Teresa, Piazza Navona, and the Church of Illumination, where you’ll glimpse the secret passageway that links the Vatican to Castel Sant'Angelo.

By the time the tour ends, you’ll have a new appreciation for Rome’s air of intrigue.
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Angels & Demons Tour
A unique and interesting way to go sightseeing in Rome, this ‘Angels and Demons’ tour is inspired by Dan Brown’s novel, but there is no requirement for having it read it or being a fan of Brown’s (although it may help!). It’s a memorable way to explore the city’s lovely squares, fountains, architecture and churches, made interesting with the twist of visiting lesser-known sites where pagan and Christian symbolism intertwine.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo
Your experience visiting the real-life locations that inspired the novel begins at Piazza del Popolo in the incredible Santa Maria del Popolo church. Here, your English-speaking guide will set the scene for your race against the clock through the eternal city. You’ll be invited to unlock centuries-old clues hidden in plain sight as you learn about Rome’s favorite sculptor: the inimitable Bernini. Your guide will play a key role in making your tour an unforgettable experience as you are led on a quest to separate fact from fiction and history from stories in the novel.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
You will be escorted through the city by a comfortable air-conditioned coach. You'll head past the famous St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, the epicenter of the action in the novel.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santa Maria Sopra Minerva
Next on, is the Basilica of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, famed for its Renaissance masterpieces and for Galileo Galilei's abjuration. Our guide will be happy to guide you in discovering Piazza della Minerva, where Bernini’s famed Elephant and Obelisk statue are located. Your guide is an expert storyteller that will bring the novel to life for you, and will further enrich your experience by sharing the fascinating history behind each of the sites you will visit.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pantheon
Half way through the tour you will be offered a gelato or a coffee at one of Rome’s best café’s, Bar di Rienzo, located in front of the famous Pantheon, a welcome break as you continue to cover the city end to end in search of clues. (Please note: Admission to Pantheon is not included)
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
Your search for the secret meeting place of the Illuminati and the novels’ finale will culminate on the terrace of Castel Sant’Angelo. Originally built as a mausoleum for the emperor Hadrian, this impressive fortress served for many years as a safe-haven for Popes and is connected directly to the Vatican by a hidden passageway called “il passetto”, which you’ll be able to see from outside. Be enthralled as you listen to your guide expertly recount the dramatic climax of the novel as you admire the equally dramatic view of the city center as seen from Castel Sant’Angelo’s roof.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport ?
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  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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star-4
Good to see the city in a different way.
Dennis_R
, Jul 2022
This was a great way to see Rome and experience what the book or movie portrayed in its adventure. Our guide was new to this tour but told the story with the help of some pictures from his phone and the ones he was given by the tour owner.
star-5
Angels and Demons
Joanne_M
, Jun 2022
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the story very interesting even if you have seen the movie or read the book. The highlight of the tour for us was Castel Sant’Angelo. This tour
star-5
MUST DO! Highly recommended!
Yarissa_M
, Jun 2022
This is a MUST!! Rob was our host and he did a Fantastic job, he was not only a tour guide, but an incredible story teller. I have not read the book and by the end of the tour I was ready to read it. This was really the BEST tour we had while in Rome, Rob was absolutely fantastic!
star-5
The perfect tour for Dan Brown fans!
Amina_P
, Jun 2022
Roberto was a fantastic guide. Knowledgable about the book and passionate about the history! A very friendly person. We really enjoyed the tour with him! Thank you Rob!!!
star-5
Highly recommended experience irrespective of familiarity with book/ movie
rajesh_t
, May 2022
Our guide Rob has got to be the most memorable part of the trip- supremely knowledgeable & readily indulged in theatrics- made the whole experience amazing. Also the actual settings were awesome too.
star-5
Was not disappointed!
Meryl_L
, May 2022
Great tour…our guide Roberto was so engaging! It was like he was playing the part of the narrator of the book👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻.Well organised and full of detail. Nice stop for ice cream at the Pantheon 🍦😊 thank you City Wonders.
star-5
Highly recommend
Jake_C
, Apr 2022
This is the second time I have done this tour. The first time was 13 years ago and I was so impressed I booked it again but this time with my partner. Whether you have read the book or seen the film it’s a fantastic tour and Angela was really good at taking us around the sites and explaining all the details. There was a little bit of confusion over the start time but that’s a minor problem. A shoutout to Luca the our driver for somehow navigating his sprinter van through the tight winding streets of Rome 😂
star-5
Excellent guide
justynastyle
, Nov 2019
I really enjoyed the trip and guide. I learnt a lot. Thank you very much for this experience and so much interesting information.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Pop
valliers56
, Oct 2019
The guides were excellent, funny and informative, and very professional even though we had trouble with the traffic and the bar we were due to have refreshments at was closed the day before! Just felt that at the end of the tour we were left a little abandon at the top of the Castel Sant Angelo, with no directions as how to get back to where we wanted to go.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Magnificent arts!
snovakov79
, Oct 2019
It is an indescribable feeling as you walk through these beautiful buildings of ancient Roman art and architecture, culture and sculpture, so it is really extremely difficult to picture it, let alone in words ... Impossible. I wish you all to experience this. To feel this peace and serenity as you soak up the magnificence of the Vatican. As you walk along the Illumination path around Rome and tour the 'Altars of Science' according to the book 'Angels and Deamons' with a professional guide who presents you with the complete Roman history. Ok, that's impossible for life, but as long as it gets in 4 hours. ROB, YOU ARE REALLY THE BEST, thank you from the bottom of my heart !!!!
star-5
Very interesting
lottetwisttmann
, Sep 2019
The tour was so interesting, and the guide did a very good job. He told the story very lively and is was impossibly not to listen.
star-5
Roberto was awesome
Fenton2018
, Aug 2019
Roberto lead us along the path of illumination with loads of enthusiasm & energy. We very much enjoyed our Angels & Demons tour. We've since done a few more tours while we've been in Rome & this one was the best. If you only have time for one tour while in Rome, do this one :-)
star-5
Amazing Tour
Jackie_S
, Aug 2019
One of the best tours I have been on. Roberto brought the tour to life. Anyone fortunate to be in his group are very lucky he made the tour with his unique representation of the novel whilst incorporating the factual historic element.
star-5
A great way to see another side of Rome.
Passport46101300422
, Apr 2019
Our guide Roberto was fantastic - delivering history along with the aspects of the book. The sights were good and walking was not too much at all. Glad we did this on our last day in Rome to see another aspect of the city. Learned a lot and kept both of our attentions the entire tour. Would strongly recommend.
star-5
angels and Deamon's
Peter_D
, Apr 2019
It was amazing,better than expected thanks to Mike our guide and his humour .thanks. Just note: that like in a movie, indolent end where it starts,
star-5
Rome Angels and Demons Tour
Julianna V
, Sep 2018
Inti did a fabulous job setting the stage before, during and after each stop to bring us closer to the story and the theories. My husband hadn’t read the book and was equally enthralled with the tour.It was certainly a different approach to Rome and not something we’d likely tour on our own, let alone get out as much as we did form doing so.
star-5
Excellent Tour
Lisa A
, Sep 2018
I really enjoyed the novel Angels and Demons. And the movie was entertaining. But this tour really made the story seem to come to life. I enjoyed that our tour guide pointed out the fictional liberties that Dan Brown took with the actual sites as described in the novel. Our tour guide was really great at narrating the tour from the aspect of the novel as well as explaining the cultural significance of the different works of art that we experienced. I would recommend this tour to any fan of the novel.
star-5
So much more than we expected
W3841ZLpaulb
, Aug 2018
Angela is so knowledgeable about Roman history, art, culture, Catholic religion. She did excellent job weaving this into story line. Loved all the back stories about historical figures. I learned so much!
star-5
Angela, our guide was exceptionally...
Neil M
, Aug 2018
Angela, our guide was exceptionally good. She had a background in history and so, in addition to having a very detailed knowledge of the Angels and Demons book, she was able to give us a history lesson on other Roman matters as we journeyed around Rome in the air conditioned coach. We really enjoyed the tour and would certainly recommend it.
star-5
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HILDA_J
, Jul 2018
It was a great and fun experience. Our guides were outstanding they make sure we had enough time to take pictures of each site and provided a healthy refreshment at the en of our tuor.

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