Guided tour

Angels and Demons Official Tour - The Path of Illumination

Activity provider:AD Travel
Guided tour

Angels and Demons Official Tour - The Path of Illumination

Activity provider:AD Travel
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From US$ 68.70 per person

Likely to sell out

Decode the riddles of Rome in the heart of the Eternal City on a half-day tour of the locations from the “Angels and Demons” novel and movie. Discover a secret passage unused for many centuries, who the Illuminati were, and much more.

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Explore Rome through the locations that feature in Dan Brown's bestseller "Angels and Demons"
  • Discover the Illuminati and their secrets
  • Stroll through some of the most beautiful piazzas in Rome, such as Piazza Navona
  • Go to the Church of Illumination and view the secret passage connecting the Vatican to the notorious Castel Sant' Angelo
Full description

Experience an incredible journey through Rome, at the end of which you'll discover the secrets of the Illuminati. Join the Angels and Demons walking tour, following the path of illumination, and learn how to solve the many puzzles and enigmas that feature in Dan Brown's bestselling novel and movie.

But this tour is not just for fans of Dan Brown; it also takes you to some of the most beautiful piazzas in Rome, as well as lesser-known sites away from the tourist trail, where pagan symbolism and Christianity collide. 

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 the notorious Castel Sant’Angelo.

Whether you have read the book or not, the tour provides a unique experience that will let you visit the most beautiful locations in Rome as you soak up all of the mystery and intrigue.

  • Tour as per description
  • Admission into Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Coffee break
  • English speaking tour guide
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned bus
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in Piazza del Popolo, on the steps of Santa Maria del Popolo Church. Santa Maria del Popolo is the church located next to the big archway. Your guide will be wearing a blue City Wonders polo shirt or jacket.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Bags

Know before you go

  • Guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs, pushchairs, or strollers cannot be accommodated on this tour
  • To gain entry into some sites, please wear clothes that cover your knees, shoulders, and back
  • Extra measures may be implemented at some venues due to heightened global security. As a result, delays are possible at these venues
  • Extra measures may also restrict the size of bags that can be brought inside. To avoid disruptions or possible denied entry, you are advised to avoid bringing large purses, bags, or backpacks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 395 reviews

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Rob was absolutely outstanding! It was the best tour we ever had all over the world. He took us into the story of Robert Langdon with so much passion. Rob was acting the whole story with details about Rome, the history, fun facts and art. It was an amazing half day trip. Best to start in Rome and get an overview about the city.

March 11, 2023

This tour was excellent. Our guide was super engaging and really knowledgeable. The first section of the tour, you get from place to place in a mini bus and the air conditioning was great! However, even when walking the pace was pretty easy and mostly in the shade. This was a very different look at Rome for us. The links with the book and separating fact from fiction was so interesting and my sister who hasnt read the book or seen the film enjoyed if just as much as I did. Would recommend this to anyone.

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August 7, 2022

10 stars for our tour guide Rob/Robert. He was fun and animated and kept along with the story in the book. Explained so much - wish I would have booked it for the beginning of our trip rather than the end. I give 4 stars because the description is misleading in that you will be transferred to each point by bus-- this is not true. We were only transported to two of the five stops. I would do it again but they should explain that upfront.

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May 22, 2022

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