Guided tour

Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

From US$ 84.86 per person

Discover the mysteries of Rome as you enjoy a tour of the city’s ancient landmarks inspired by Dan Brown's bestseller, Angels and Demons. Follow the route taken by the book’s protagonist, Robert Langdon, along the path of the Illuminati.

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Duration 3.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup optional
Hotels located inside the Aurelian Walls.

Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the trail from Dan Brown's best-selling book through Rome
  • Take a guided tour along the path of the Illuminati
  • Enjoy a blend of history and literature with a knowledgeable local guide
Full description

Explore Rome following the trail of Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's best-selling novel, Angels and Demons. The 3.5-hour tour begins at Pantheon, where Robert Langdon, the protagonist of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, arrives having misunderstood a clue. His intended destination was the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and that is the tour's second stop. The church is noted for the Chigi Chapel, where Langdon found the first dead cardinal, branded with the word earth on his chest. Your next stop will be St. Peter's Basilica, the center of Christianity. In the middle of St. Peter’s Square you’ll find an obelisk surrounded by a wind compass rose. On the west ponente oval tile the protagonist found another dead cardinal, branded with the word air.

After this, Langdon enters the Vatican’s secret archives to look for information about the Illuminati. From the Vatican you’ll head to the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, where you’ll see Bernini's sculpture, Estasi di Santa Teresa. It was here that Langdon found the third dead cardinal, who was branded with the word fire. Your guide will take you through the most important places in the ancient city center, including Repubblica Square, and Navona Square, where you’ll see Bernini's stunning Fountain of the 4 Rivers and the obelisk.

According to the book, Langdon finds the last dead cardinal here, branded with the word water. From Navona Square you’ll head to the last stop, Castel Sant’Angelo, a gathering place of the Illuminati, and hear about the passetto, a hidden passage that leads to Vatican City. This shortcut was used by past popes as a way to escape, and in the book it is used as a hideout for the assassin.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (for hotels inside the Aurelian Walls)
  • Small-group tour
  • Admission fee for Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid 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
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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In front of Church Santa Maria della Vittoria, Via Venti Settembre, 17, 00187 Rome.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 195 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    3.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Anestis is an absolutely AMAZING man. I’m not just “saying it” HE IS. So informative and fun. Walked a lot and saw so many places he talks about the book and the movie. He is an absolute pleasure to be with. I even felt sad to leave him. % recommend.

November 20, 2021

Our guide Arnesti had excellent knowledge of the themes and of ancient Roman history. The small group tour of 4 people which was great, was quite long (4 hours). As there was not stop for drinking, one better is be prepared and brings some water along. Due to the services in the Pantheon, the tour had to be changed which made our walk extra long. But we would not have liked to miss the Pantheon.

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October 17, 2021

This was a fantastic tour around Rome! What I will say is you better wear tennis shoes because it’s a walking tour! Anestis was such a wonderful guide, he went into great details not only from the movie but other places around Rome as well while we were walking from place to place! We were in a small tour of 4 people, he did the tour in 2 languages (which was ok with us) the small group made it pretty awesome and we were able to ask questions and get great details! I definitely recommend this tour, but don’t forget the walking shoe!!

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September 29, 2021

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