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Castel Sant'Angelo Special Access Guided Tour

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Get a skip-the-line ticket for a small group guided tour of the ancient Castel Sant'Angelo castle and explore spots not open to the public with a professional guide.

Highlights

  • Jump past queues and join a guided small group tour of Castel Sant'Angelo. See portions that are not ordinarily open to the public, including the Olearie, the historical prisons, and the Clemente VII theater.

  • View papal apartments and inner halls of the castle and see some picturesque views of the Tiber River and city, drink in hand, from the terrace, with a ticket upgrade.

  • Visit Hadrian's castle and the surrounding masterpieces from the terrace as you learn about the incredible structures built to serve the Roman emperor.

  • Fun Fact: From the end of the 11th century the Angel at the top of the castle was substituted 6 times.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line ticket to Castel Sant'Angelo

  • Expert English, Spanish, Italian, or French-speaking guide

  • Small group tour

  • Headsets if needed

  • Entrance to terrace (optional)

  • 1 free drink (optional)

Exclusions

  • Hotel transfers

  • Meal inclusions

  • Personal expenses

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

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Guests from United States, United Kingdom, Brazil and over 8 countries have loved this experience
Paula Molari Abdo

Paula

5/5

Feb, 2024

As soon as we arrived, the staff at the Castle itself pointed us to where the guides were. No problems regarding that. The location of the Castle is already special. There is a beautiful bridge over the Tiber. The Castle is huge with many places to visit inside. We took the full guided tour with a drink at the top of the Castle included. Like everything in Rome, the Castle has layers of history, from ancient Rome to recent Popes. Highly recommended.
Kenneth Walicki

Kenneth

5/5

Feb, 2024

Alec was a great guide, knowledgeable and funny. If you can do the tour with Alec, do it. My wife, who had no interest in Castel Sant'Angelo, she was going because I wanted to, loved the tour.
Leland Cheng

Leland

5/5

Jan, 2024

We had Alicia lead our tour of Castel Sant'Angelo, and she was great and the information she conveyed was very interesting. She was very knowledgeable.
Martha McBride

Martha

5/5

Jan, 2024

Great tour.. guide was excellent - really informative and brought the history to life. This has been my favourite place to visit in Rome .
Harriet Frances Telford

Harriet

4/5

Nov, 2023

Alisha was very upbeat despite the downpours and very caring for the group. The tour was more than we expected- really fascinating

Take advantage of your skip-the-line entry ticket for a 2-hour guided tour of the famous Hadrian's Palace, built by the Roman emperor Hadrian as his tomb. Embark on your tour and listen to your guide's instructions to discover the secrets behind the Castel Sant'Angelo. Explore the magnificent architecture and paintings of this historic building used by the Popes as a residence for the Popes, a treasure of the State, a prison, and a place for public executions over the centuries.

Next, your professional guide will take you to the emperor's burial place, where you can learn more about the castle's history and the emperor's life. Halt down for admiring beautiful sculptures of angels as you continue your journey. Finish off your 2 hours guided tour with a picturesque view of the lake and castle from the terrace and enjoy your time clicking memorable pictures.

What to bring

  • If you are visiting with a baby or a toddler, get a carrier.

Accessibility

  • Only some areas of the castle are suitable for the use of prams/strollers and wheelchairs.

Additional information

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals as some of the steps and passageways in the castle can be a little slippery.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Please check your final voucher for the meeting point details and specific instructions.
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