Private tour

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Skip the Line Private Tour

4.9 / 5

28 reviews

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Skip the Line Private Tour

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events

From US$ 194.55 per person

On this 2-hour guided tour, discover the castle and its changes throughout the centuries. Admire the paintings, ancient fortified walls, statues, the treasure room and take in breathtaking views of the city.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
Private group


  • See the tomb of Emperor Hadrian
  • Visit Pope Paul III's apartment and its amazing frescos
  • Enjoy the breathtaking city view from the top terrace
Full description
The Castel Sant'Angelo was erected by Emperor Hadrian to be his tomb and many of his successors are buried there. The castle was also used by popes as their private residence, the state treasury, a prison and as a location for public executions throughout its history. On your tour, you will be able to explore the rich history of the castle. See samples of magnificent art either in architecture or paintings. Enter the emperor’s burial place, the papal apartments, the treasury room, and much more. You will also enjoy one of the best breathtaking views of Rome. Take fantastic panoramic photos of the castle and of the city from the terrace.
  • Entrance tickets
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Walking tour
  • Amazing view over the city of Rome
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

The guide will meet you in the square at the end of the bridge, outside the main entrance.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • You will have to climb a series of stairs to reach the panoramic terrace
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 28 reviews

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Our guide Veronica was stunning. She brings all the information across with so much enthusiasm. The tour was incredibly interesting, full of good humor. Her knowledge is sensational and she always answered my questions immediately and had all the right answers. A visit to the engelsburg is definitely worth it with a guide and this tour with Veronica is highly recommended and worth every penny.

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March 2, 2022

Absolutely great!

One of the highlights of our trip to Rome! The Castel Sant'Angelo is a very interesting building. Not too crowded in the low season, but the small group tour is still worth it. We were lucky and even had the guide to ourselves (3 people + guide). The guide spoke

September 18, 2019

Very competent guide. However, the price seems much too high to me, because you don't see anything different than everyone else...

November 4, 2019

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