Angels and Demons Half-Day Guided Tour with Private Transport

Roma, Italy

From $69.66

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Dive into the Rome of Dan Brown’s bestselling novel on this ‘Angels and Demons’ tour. Inspired by the book, the tour takes you on a journey through the Eternal City as you search for messages from the secret society known as the Illuminati. Along the way, admire Rome’s beautiful art and attractions like St Peter’s Square, Piazza Navona, and Castel Sant’Angelo. This walking tour is limited to 25 people.
  • Rome walking tour based on Dan Brown's novel 'Angels and Demons'
  • Explores sites mentioned in the book, including Bernini's beautiful statues and ancient churches
  • Be entertained and informed by an exceptionally knowledgeable guide
  • Entry to Castel Sant'Angelo included

What's Included

  • Small group tour of up to 25 people
  • Admission fee to Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Coffee Break
  • All transfers in an air-conditioned coach
  • Expert, English speaking guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Piazza del Popolo
    Piazza del Popolo, Roma RM, Italy

    On the steps of the church Santa Maria del Popolo in Piazza del Popolo. (Santa Maria del Popolo is the church located next to the big archway).

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

  • Castel Sant'Angelo
    02010 Castel Sant'Angelo, Province of Rieti, Italy

What To Expect

A unique and interesting way to go sightseeing in Rome, this ‘Angels and Demons’ tour is inspired by Dan Brown’s novel, but there is no requirement for having it read it or being a fan of Brown’s. It’s a memorable way to explore the city’s lovely squares, fountains, architecture, and churches, made interesting with the twist of visiting lesser-known sites where pagan and Christian symbolism intertwine.

Following your guide, who is knowledgeable about both Roman history and the details of the novel, walk along Rome’s hallowed streets, stopping to discover sights like a hidden passageway that dates back centuries. As you hunt for secrets left around the city by Bernini and Galileo, the two heads of the Illuminati, visit locations mentioned in the book and hear about the Four Altars of Science, which represent the four elements of water, air, fire, and earth.

Sights you’ll see include the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, St. Peter's Square, the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria and Ecstasy of St. Teresa, Piazza Navona, and the Church of Illumination, where you’ll glimpse the secret passageway that links the Vatican to Castel Sant'Angelo.

By the time the tour ends, you’ll have a new appreciation for Rome’s air of intrigue.

Angels & Demons Tour

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

St. Peter's Square

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Santa Maria della Vittoria

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Operated by City Wonders Ltd

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Don’t get too excited
Zahra_T, May 2023
In the beginning I was so excited about this tour, unfortunately it didn’t meet my expectations. Basically you have 5-10 minutes in each church for visiting (2 churches) and St Peter square , then free time in St Angelo Castle. Visiting castle was spectacular. Angela our guide was amazing, very educated, driver Omberto was so professional, and we had one free drink as well. I was expecting to see some hidden ways and passages, or underground, we saw only few clues, I might be wrong. Anyway, if you have extra time and money do this tour, sorry
Great tour!
Bea_O, May 2023
It was an interesting tour, with a very knowledgable guide. Having a bus transporting the group between the sights was an excellent idea. We liked the fact that it was a small group. The only disappointment was the fact that we could not get into the Castel Sant'Angelo. The only other problem was finding our guide at the beginning, as it was not in quite the place we were told, and he was a bit late.
Great Guide
Mark_J, May 2023
Our guide, Inti, was great. Very knowledgeable and had great vocabulary explaining the story and the sites in Rome that were connected to it. Thank you Inti!
Fun and Unique Way to Explore Rome
Carla_C, May 2023
I booked this tour because I'm a fan of Dan Brown's thrillers and because of the unique itinerary. Over the course of four hours, we crisscrossed the city and visited a lot of great sites, like St. Peter's Square and the Castel Sant'Angelo. It was one of my favorite experiences in Rome, partly because our guide brought the story to life and had a great sense of humor.
Better than the Book, Better than the Movie.
Larry_H, May 2023
When my wife and I first read Angels and Demons (before the movie) we both thought it was an excellent travelogue. And it serves as a great road map for a real life travel adventure in Rome. You see amazing artwork that most folks overlook, done by the true masters of the Renaissance and Baroque. With a knowledgeable and fun guide.
Super cool tour
Darius_B, Apr 2023
The tour was wonderful and eye opening. This is based on the book and movie, angels and demons. Would highly recommend reading or watching the movie before going for the tour to get a better understanding. My tour guide Rob was one of THE BEST tour guides I’ve ever had. He was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic with explaining the details and stories behind the tour. 100% recommended! 👍
Great Fun
Adele_U, Apr 2023
Alexandra, our guide she was brilliant ,, she made the whole event fun and very interesting with good knowledge of the Dan brown book and the chapel or piazza. I had a great time I would highly this tour recommend this tour ,well worth the spend 😃 one happy customer. Thanks Alexandra
Great time!
Rosalind_S, Oct 2022
How the tour person portrayed the angel and demons story, to make it vivid as if we were right there, when it happened.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an amazing review on Viator! It means a lot to us. Our entire team is thrilled to hear that you loved your tour as well as your tour guide. We all thank you for the kind words and for choosing City Wonders. We hope to see you again on any of our other unique tours in the future. Kindest regards, Edgar J. City Wonders
Good tour thanks to good tour guide Angela
WendyAnne_L, Oct 2022
Our tour guide Angela was really good. We enjoyed the tour very much, thanks to her knowledge sharing, albeit the mix up in ticketing for the museum entry by the office.
Must Do Again
Sarah_B, Oct 2022
Roberto, our guide, was fantastic! He was a wonderful storyteller and kept us engaged throughout this excursion. This was the best tour we had while in Rome, filled with history and a retelling of the book, “Angels and Demons” as we traveled the city. One member of our group has read the book, the others have only seen the movie. We could still follow along, but now we all want to read the book as Roberto brought it to life and left some cliffhangers for us. Dan Brown would be proud of Roberto for the way he handled discrepancies between fact and fiction. He also did frequent headcounts and checked on us to see how we were all doing as we progressed through the tour. Antonio, our driver, navigated Rome like the pro he is and delivered us safely to each destination. The bus was one of the nicest and cleanest we have ever been on as well.
Great Rome advernture
Dinta_M, Oct 2022
The tour was really good def worth reading the book or watching the film beforehand else you will Be totally lost. Angels was very good and made our experience fun and full of facts and fiction. I only saw the film so she very generously explained the difference but the tour was based more on the book which was interesting and now I will go back and def read the book. She also gave us a lot of other facts along the way and made our first day in Rome a lovely experience. Highly recommend this tour which had a bit of drama as well as history.
Fun Tour
Marilou_R, Oct 2022
The guide was was very informative and for those of us who watched the movie more recently than having read the book her commentary on the differences were very interesting.
Fun for everyone! A must!
Paulette_B, Oct 2022
A fantastic tour! Roberto did a great job telling the story while separating fiction from history. He was very charismatic. The bus and the drink was great. I highly recommend this tour even if you haven’t read the book. It’s like being “in” a real life book.
The best tour ever
Katelyn_N, Sep 2022
Amazing! Really fun way to do a tour, a good mix of fun fiction chasing the plotline around and Rob was very knowledgeable providing the historical facts. We couldn't enter the church because they closed without notifying the tour company, but Rob was sure to entertain and educate us. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Definitely worth going on this tour with Roberto
Joanne_D, Sep 2022
Roberto was a fantastic story teller. He was knowledgeable with Rome and of course the book and author Angels and Demons…Illuminati 🙌
Great tour esp if you read the book or liked the movie
Kazuya_I, Aug 2022
Very enjoyable experience which follows the book and takes you to the main sites chronicled in it. Even if you haven’t read the book and just saw the movie, they go through the summary so you won’t miss out. Our guide Roberto was a great guide - funny and enthusiastic, and brought the whole tour to life. The refreshment mixed in mid tour was a nice place to catch breath. There is some walking involved so try to wear comfy shoes. Overall excellent.
The search for Vittoria
Rebecca_A, Aug 2022
Rob is a fantastic guide!! I would highly recommend this tour for anyone who loved the story. It was a highlight of our trip. Rob’s storytelling was engaging and enjoyable for not only myself but my 21 year old daughter and my 78 year old dad. I was looking forward to our next tour with Rob later in the day which we ended up missing unfortunately because of a mixup on the metro. We are super grateful for the experience.
Great Tour
Michelle_H, Jul 2022
Roberto our tour guide definitely made this a great experience. He was full of knowledge & extremely funny the full tour. Having only seen the film & not reading the book I still thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
Best tour I’ve taken in Rome
5vvndbzs8w, Jul 2022
Best tour I’ve taken. Our guide, Rob, was a fantastic storyteller and really got into the narrative of the book. The tour does a great job of explaining the differences between the story and history. Loved it.
Good to see the city in a different way.
Dennis_R, Jul 2022
This was a great way to see Rome and experience what the book or movie portrayed in its adventure. Our guide was new to this tour but told the story with the help of some pictures from his phone and the ones he was given by the tour owner.

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