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The Official Angels and Demons Tour, Rome

  • When does it run?
    01 Apr  - 18 Nov : Tuesday & Friday
    19 Nov - 31 Mar : Friday
  • Start time
    9:00am
  • Duration
    4 hours
Inclusions
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Map of the Illuminati
  • Coffee break

Key Highlights

  • Tour is led by an English speaking guide
  • Delve deeper into the mysteries uncovered by Dan Brown in the best selling novel
  • Entrance to Castel Sant Angelo where the story reaches its climax
  • You will be given a souvenir illuminati map to take away
  • Book in confidence – our local partners are highly rated by users of Trip Advisor
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

Experience an incredible journey, at the end of which you will discover the Illuminati and their secrets. By joining on the Angels and Demons tour based on Dan Brown’s famous novel, you will follow the Path of Illumination and understand how to solve the many puzzles and enigmas that await. Discover the Altars of Science and decode the secret messages hidden in Bernini sculptures and Galileo texts.

Enter the Church of Illumination for a glimpse of ‘il Passetto’, the secret passage connecting the Vatican to notorious Castel Sant’Angelo. A unique experience that will let you visit the most beautiful piazzas in Rome as well as the unexplored sites where pagan symbolism and Christianity intermix to reveal a disturbing ancient truth.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Apr  - 18 Nov : Tuesday & Friday
    19 Nov - 31 Mar : Friday

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    9:00am

  • Meeting Point

    The tour starts from Piazza del Popolo, on the steps of Santa Maria del Popolo church located next to the big archway in the city of Rome.
    Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time. This is mandatory to allow time for pre-departure briefing.

  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at Castel Sant’Angelo

Itinerary

  • The tour starts from Piazza del Popolo, on the steps of Santa Maria del Popolo church located next to the big archway in the city of Rome. You will be picked up from here in an air-conditioned coach and accompanied by an English-speaking guide taken on an ‘Angels and Demons’ tour based on the book by Dan Brown. The story of Angels and Demons involves a conflict between an ancient group, the ‘Illuminati’ and the Roman Catholic Church. Take this treasure-hunt like romp through the Eternal City of Rome, follows the path of the ‘Illuminati’, a secret brotherhood which acts as a shadowy power behind the throne. Visit Santa Maria del Popolo church, Piazza del Popolo, St. Peter’s Square, Santa Maria della Vittoria church, Pantheon, Piazza della Minerva, Piazza Navona and Castel Sant’Angelo. Explore Castel Sant’Angelo from the inside. It is a towering cylindrical building initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family. The popes converted the structure into a castle in the 14th century. In Dan Brown’s novel, the location was the secret lair for the Hassassin (the killer) and the last existing church of the Illuminati. After exploring the castle and learning about Hassassin’s plan to blow up the Vatican City and other secrets, the tour ends at Castel Sant’Angelo.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Map of the Illuminati
  • Coffee break
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Lunch

Please note

Knees and shoulders must be covered for both men and women. This dress code is strictly enforced and you will be refused entry if you fail to comply with dress code requirements.

Clients must arrive at the designated meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour time and present their tour voucher to the tour coordinator/guide. Late arrivals will not be able to catch up with the group and no refunds will be given for those who arrive after departure time.

Proof of age required on the day of the tour for those paying child rates.

We regret that we are unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or mobility impairments on this tour.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, we may experience delays in getting through mandatory security checks when entering these venues. Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, we strongly suggest that you avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks on your tour.

Additional info

The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

Customer Reviews

  • Brilliant tour and Tour gyuide
    JA Roos, South Africa 10/16/2015
  • It's a MUST and you will really enjoy every minite of it!
    Olga Passec, The Republic Of Moldova 03/20/2014
  • Official Review of Angels and Demons Dec. 7, 2012
    Susan Kotora, United States 12/19/2012

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