Guided tour

Rome: Small Group Guided Tour of Castel Sant'Angelo

4.9 / 5

26 reviews

Activity provider: City Walkers Tours
Guided tour

Rome: Small Group Guided Tour of Castel Sant'Angelo

Activity provider: City Walkers Tours

From US$ 65.07 per person

Visit the unique monument of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome. Learn the complex history and enjoy a guided tour of the premises without standing in line.

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Duration 2 hours
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French, Italian, Spanish, English


  • Skip the line with your guide
  • Explore the Castle
  • Admire the extraordinary view from the terrace
  • Learn the complex history
  • View perfectly preserved frescoes from the Renaissance period
Full description

Skip the line and enter Emperor Hadrian's Tomb. Walk through its fortified corridors and learn the mysterious and multi-faceted history. Explore the five floors of the castle and learn of those who were once incarcerated there. Take memorable photos of the city once you reach the terrace.

Meet your guide in front of the entrance and enter the castle. Prepare to hear the troubled and one of a kind history and learn why it is considered a monument, museum, and archaeological site all at once.

Walk the spiral ramp to reach each of the five floors and discover the fortified corridor, Passetto di Borgo, built to connect to the Vatican City so the Pope could escape should he be in danger. Find the chamber of ashes and the cells which imprisoned many historical figures.

Make your way to the upper parts of the castle and find different rooms that served as a Papal residence. Observe the perfectly preserved frescoes from the Reneaissance period, and the extensive collection of weaponry. View the city from the top terrace and take beautiful photos of the skyline.

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Castel Sant'Angelo
  • 2-hour guided walking tour
  • Guide
  • Headsets if needed
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you with a City Walkers sign in front of the entrance

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 26 reviews

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My friend and I were the only people who booked our time slot so it basically turned into a private tour! Miss Sylvia was our guide and she was a lovely lil' lady. She had so much knowledge of the castle and you can tell she enjoys her job. She even invited us to visit the little town where she lives if we ever came back to visit Rome. The castle has so much history. If you're a history buff, Sylvia is the tour guide for you!

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November 22, 2022

We had such a kindly guide!! His name is Lorenzo! We could laugh a lot and making jokes. Lorenzo told us many interessting things about the „castello d‘angelo“ and he also know so many other things about rome. It was a great tour! Thank you so much, Lorenzo! :) Ricarda&Matthias

January 1, 2023

La nostra guida Alessandra è stata speciale ci ha coinvolto nella storia veramente complessa e articolata di castel s Angelo e lo ha fatto con entusiamo, competenza utilizzando anche disegni e foto che aveva portato con se. Una bellissima esperienza che ci ha fatto apprezzare una meraviglia di Roma forse meno pubblicizzata di altre. Serve però una guida e Alessandra vi può aiutare senz altro

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December 18, 2022

Product ID: 405913