Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Romaetravel

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

Activity provider: Romaetravel

From US$ 78.11 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 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

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. Next, stop outside 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)
Not suitable for
  • 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

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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 237 reviews

Review summary

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

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Luisa was our guide and let me tell you all she is one of the BEST tour guides I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! The tour is not solely Angels & Demons related and I loved it. Luisa was extremely well versed in everything Angels & Demons, but also Roman/Italian history. We walked for almost 3 hours and It passed by way too quickly. I hope she has more tours because she is absolutely incredible!!

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August 17, 2022

Our guide, Louisa, was very knowledgeable and seemed to like what she was doing. Very very personable with extensive knowledge of sculptures, architects and painters. I was fascinated to learn so much in a short amount of time. I will request her again if i am ever back in Rome. The only negative was that I scheduled for pick up and drop off at the hotel. They told me the night before that they do not do that anymore and I was told that only after I enquired about it. They say they will refund that cost but I have not been able to check and see if the refund has been posted.

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August 11, 2022

Anestis was an excellent guide through the streets and landmarks of Rome and the Vatican. Like all great tour guides, his attention to detail and intricate knowledge of the city's history, lore and legends was evident throughout. Whether you've read Angels and Demons or not, this is worthy every dollar you spend. Also good to know - this is a long walking tour, so get your walking shoes on and carry water/refreshments with you.

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December 23, 2021

Product ID: 59571