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Tour code: 3731ANGELS
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.


  • 4-hour 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
  • Receive a map of the Illuminati
  • Entry to Castel Sant'Angelo

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What You Can Expect

Rome Angels and Demons Half-Day Tour

Ecstasy of Santa Teresa - Santa Maria Della Vittoria

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 (although it may help!). 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.

Customer Reviews

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Our guide Robert was amazing. His passion for the subject matter was obvious. He was able to close his eyes and quote sections from the book in a lively dynamic way that made the tour fun for everyone. He was able to separate fact from fiction. This tour was probably one of the best I have ever taken and without doubt Robert was the best tour guide my wife and I have encountered.

John D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

We both enjoyed every minute of this experience. So informative.

Barbara R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Small group with excellent guide. Her knowledge astounded us, and she was very kind and helpful to those in the group who needed more time or rest. This tour involves a great deal of walking plus some pretty steep staircases but is worth every minute.It was totally fascinating and beyond first class.

Richard W E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Excellent tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was the best part of our trip to Rome. Our guide, Angela, was knowledgeable not only about the film and the book but also the sites in Rome. She was welcoming, enthusiastic and funny. The minibus that took us between sites was very welcomed by our tired legs and the complimentary drink at a café on route a very thoughtful aspect of the tour. Angela really brought the book to life so much so that my husband is reading it again. We will definitely recommend this tour to our friends.

Mary W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Our guide Michael was great. At every stop he related book plot, Roman history, and church history.

Claire L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Brilliant, would highly recommend this tour, we learnt so much from our guide Roberto who has pure talent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We really enjoyed our tour, seeing the places referred to in the book and movie. Our guide spoke English clearly and knew his stuff!

Brian A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

My wife and I had read the book and saw the Angels and Demons movie before coming to Rome and were so happy with this wonderful tour of churches, statues, fountains, bridges, castles, and other sites in the Eternal City. Our tour guide Michael provided a thorough overview of the book pointing all of the historical inaccuracies due to artistic license taken by Dan Brown and Hollywood in presenting the story. Michaels extensive knowledge of Italian art history and his sense of humor provided an enjoyable experience. A visit to the magnificent Castel Sant'Angelo with one of the most spectacular views of Rome and the Vatican was an excellent way of concluding the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide was amazing. He was perfectly fluent in both English and Italian and sorry but that was a MASSIVE help. Most locals in Rome can't speak English this clearly so it was so nice to have someone actually fluent in both. He knew the book like the back of his hand and all of the history of Rome to go with it. Very highly recommended.

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