Guided tour

Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

Rome: Half-Day Angels and Demons Semi-Private Tour

From $88.26 per person

Discover the mysteries of Rome as you enjoy a tour of the city’s ancient landmarks inspired by Dan Brown's bestseller, Angels and Demons. Follow the route taken by the book’s protagonist, Robert Langdon, along the path of the Illuminati.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3.5 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Italian
Pickup optional
Hotels located inside the Aurelian Walls.

Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the trail from Dan Brown's best-selling book through Rome
  • Take a guided tour along the path of the Illuminati
  • Enjoy a blend of history and literature with a knowledgeable local guide
Full description
Explore Rome following the trail of Robert Langdon in Dan Brown's best-selling novel, Angels and Demons. The 3.5-hour tour begins at Pantheon, where Robert Langdon, the protagonist of Dan Brown's best-selling novel, arrives having misunderstood a clue. His intended destination was the church of Santa Maria del Popolo, and that is the tour's second stop. The church is noted for the Chigi Chapel, where Langdon found the first dead cardinal, branded with the word earth on his chest. Your next stop will be St. Peter's Basilica, the center of Christianity. In the middle of St. Peter’s Square you’ll find an obelisk surrounded by a wind compass rose. On the west ponente oval tile the protagonist found another dead cardinal, branded with the word air. After this, Langdon enters the Vatican’s secret archives to look for information about the Illuminati. From the Vatican you’ll head to the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria, where you’ll see Bernini's sculpture, Estasi di Santa Teresa. It was here that Langdon found the third dead cardinal, who was branded with the word fire. Your guide will take you through the most important places in the ancient city center, including Repubblica Square, and Navona Square, where you’ll see Bernini's stunning Fountain of the 4 Rivers and the obelisk. According to the book, Langdon finds the last dead cardinal here, branded with the word water. From Navona Square you’ll head to the last stop, Castel Sant’Angelo, a gathering place of the Illuminati, and hear about the passetto, a hidden passage that leads to Vatican City. This shortcut was used by past popes as a way to escape, and in the book it is used as a hideout for the assassin.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (for hotels inside the Aurelian Walls)
  • Small-group tour
  • Admission fee for Castel Sant’Angelo
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

In front of Church Santa Maria della Vittoria, Via Venti Settembre, 17, 00187 Rome.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 175 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    3.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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A great tour! Our guide Anestis was very knowledgeable about the history and the facts/fiction of the movie compared to the places we visited. He didn’t just give basic facts but told you what the book said, what the movie showed and what the truth is. He went out his way to answer all our questions. Amazing experience.

September 11, 2021

Amazing tour with a very knowledgeable guide. We followed together the steps of Robert Langton in some of the city’s most prominent monuments and sightseeing’s for almost 4hrs. This tour is highly recommended not only to the Dan brown’s fans but to everybody with an affinity to arts and history!

September 8, 2021

Our guide, Anestis, was great. He was knowledgeable about the movie and Rome but also provided additional historical information as it relates to the book/movie and Italy. He was able to provide a wider perspective. He took the time to answer any questions we had and no question was “stupid”. Highly recommend him and this tour.

September 7, 2021

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