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Angels and Demons Official Tour - The Path of Illumination

Activity provider: AD Travel

Angels and Demons Official Tour - The Path of Illumination

Activity provider: AD Travel

From US$ 69.58 per person

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
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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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.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Bags

Know before you go

  • Entrance into some churches may require a dress code. The local supplier cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress
  • 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 on your tour
  • Government-imposed COVID restrictions for entering countries and venues (e.g. booster shot, negative COVID test, vaccine certificate with a QR code) may change at short notice
  • It is the responsibility of all visitors to ensure they check the official travel advice on the government websites and comply with local requirements. The local partner will not be held responsible for refused access to museums and tourist attractions and no refund will be due
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 339 reviews

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The tour is based on the book and sections of it are read out over and over again. It provides a good first overview of Rome. The guides have a great deal of knowledge, which goes beyond the book. Larger distances are covered by bus, but you should still be able to walk well. All in all I can recommend the tour for both fans and non-fans.

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October 31, 2022

A very good tour with a very friendly tour guide (Angela). Unfortunately, this tour seems to be discontinued. Roberto, our bus driver, also deserves a special mention. Driving a big coach through there is only a hat off. The tour is mainly about the book, even if the film is of course based on it in broad terms

October 26, 2022

The tour is a mix between the history of Dan Brown, and an immersion in the history of Rome and the arts. The guide Roberto makes it all worthwhile in the way he conducts the experience and, believe me, there was no better way to end it. Would do it again!

October 1, 2022

Product ID: 6131