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Castel Sant'Angelo and St Peter's Square: skip-the-line guided tour for small groups

Availability: Tuesday-Sunday
Duration: 3 hours
Language: English, Italian, French, German
Mobile voucher accepted
INSTANT CONFIRMATION
SKIP THE LINE
Do this because
  • Learn the history of Ponte Sant' Angelo and its statues of angels
  • See Hadrian's tomb and the Papal corridors of the Castel Sant' Angelo
  • Follow in the footsteps of popes to St. Peter's Square
  • Learn about Rome history from your expert guide
What to expect

Explore 2 historic sites of Rome on a 3-hour walking tour of the Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Square, connected by the Passetto di Borgo. Learn the history of an ancient fortress, commissioned by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum. Marvel at Bernini’s colonnades in the Vatican City.

Meet your guide on Ponte Sant’ Angelo, formerly known as the “Aelian Bridge” or “Pons Aelius.” Built in 134 AD by Emperor Hadrian, the bridge spans the River Tiber from the city center to his mausoleum in the Castel Sant'Angelo.

Admire sculptures of angels by Bernini, Raggi and Morelli, before skipping the lines to see Hadrian’s tomb. Feast your eyes on the frescoes, Papal apartments, and magnificent corridors of the castle. Experience the fear of former prisoners as you learn about the castle’s time as a prison.

Follow in the footsteps of former popes as you walk the Passetto di Borgo, and learn how they would escape death threats from their opponents. Your guide will explain the dark connections between the castle and Vatican State. Upon arrival in St. Peter's Square, admire Bernini’s massive colonnade. Look at the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica, and learn about the architects behind its astonishing construction, including Michelangelo, Bernini and Borromini.

See the lovely fountains and red granite obelisk, originally erected at Heliopolis and moved to the Vatican in 1586.

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What's included
  • 3-hour guided tour with a licensed and profesional guide
  • Small group Tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entrance fees to enter the Castle
What's not included
  • Visit inside St. Peter's Basilica
  • Hotel Pick-up and drop-off
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  • Students (up to 25 years old)
  • Children (0-18)
Where

Ponte Sant'Angelo, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

Meet on the Ponte Sant'Angelo, opposite site of the Castle. Your guide will be at the meeting point with "Mea Tours" sign.

What to remember
  • It is important that you are at the meeting point 15 minutes prior tour departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 13 people per booking
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When

Tour time departures:

  • German Language at 9:30am
  • English Language at 10am
  • French Language at 10am
  • Italian Language at 10am
  • It is important that you are at the meeting point 15 minutes prior tour departure
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Provider
Mea Tours&Events
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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