Guided tour

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

4.8 / 5

50 reviews

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Tour with Fast-Track Access

From $57.46 per person

Discover the historical castle and learn the history of its ancient fortress from your expert guide. Admire the painting and ancient fortified walls and statues before taking in breathtaking views of the city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Save time with skip-the-line access to the Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Learn the history of the castle from your expert guide
  • Enjoy the breathtaking city view from the top of the castle's terrace
Full description
As part of a small group led by a professional local guide, skip the lines at the Castel Sant'Angelo to set off on a 2-hour tour. Start the adventure of the famous castle that was erected by Emperor Hadrian to be his tomb. The building has also been used by popes as their private residence, the state treasury, a prison, and as a location for public executions throughout its history. In just 2 hours you’ll have the chance to discover the rich history of the castle and its magnificent architecture and paintings. You’ll be introduced to the emperor's burial place, the papal apartment, and treasury room. Admire the beautiful angel sculptures along the Ponte Sant'Angelo bridge, also known as the Bridge of Angels. Finish off the incredible experience with a panoramic view from the castle's terrace and take stunning photos of the city.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Small group tour (maximum 20 person)
  • Panoramic view from the terrace
  • Professional local guide
  • Walking tour
  • Headsets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
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 over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Castel Sant'Angelo, Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy. Your guide will be holding a "Loving Rome" sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You will have to climb a series of stairs to reach the panoramic terrace
  • Guests arriving after departure time cannot be accommodated and tickets cannot be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 50 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5

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After some initial confusion About the Meeting Point we had a very enjoyable and interesting tour with our guide Mattia. He showed to be very knowledgeable and shared all the information (and it was really a lot of information) in a pleasant and entertaining way. With his open and kind personality he made it a great experience for us.

September 26, 2020

Yesterday (7th November) at 10am Irene was our tour guide to visit Castel Saint Angelo. She was FANTASTIC so knowledgeable and kind. We would like to say thank you again for such a brilliant morning at the Castle and learned so much from her. We would recommend her to everyone. THANK YOU AGAIN IRENE from Peter and Diane

November 8, 2019

Giorgio hat die Führung sehr informativ und kundenorientiert gestaltet. Er ist auf alle Fragen eingegangen und konnte sie beantworten. Der Einlass war rasch & unkompliziert. Ein freundlicher & kompetenter Reiseleiter, sehr zu empfehlen! — Die Engelsburg selbst bietet auf engster Fläche einen Überblick über große Teile Roms: von den Römern über die verschiedenen Päpste bis zur Einigung des Landes. Die knapp zwei Stunden Besichtigung waren gut gefüllt!

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September 2, 2021

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