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Angels and Demons Official Tour - The Path of Illumination

Angels and Demons Official Tour - The Path of Illumination

From US$ 72.45 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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  • 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 will 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are 12 years and older must present a Green Pass that is valid in the EU and has a verifiable QR code. Valid Green Passes can be obtained by uploading either proof of vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts to the Green Pass or Covid Certificate apps
  • All participants must also bring a valid government-issued photo ID (e.g. passport, driver's license, etc)

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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

Know before you go

  • The tour ends at Castel Sant’Angelo.
  • It is the individual responsibility of all visitors to arrive at the tour departure points
  • Entrance into some churches may require a dress code. The local supplier cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to improper dress
  • This tour involves a fair amount of walking. Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • 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.
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Excellent guide! Really good English and she was so knowledgeable. The tour contained so much - both history about the catholic church, illuminate, painters of the time all relating back to parts of the book. We visit 5 different places all across Rome. She also added in facts about contemporary church and the romans.

August 23, 2019

The best thing we’ve done in Rome so far! Roberto was our guide and he did everything with such a passion and excitement that made us feel like we were both in the Angels&Demons movie but also back in ancient Rome! The best thing was the compare&contrast between the Browns fiction and the facts. Last but not least, the tezoro Antonio our busdriver was great. Grande grazie!!

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August 16, 2019

Fantastic way to spend a day learning about the art work of Bernini in Rome through the story of the Dan Brown book. The guide Robert was outstanding, entertaining and really knowledgeable. He was fantastic and knew so much about Rome. We did 3 guided tours in Rome, this was the best.

August 14, 2019

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