Exclusive | Castel Sant Angelo – Tomb of Hadrian Private Guided Tour

Rome, Italy

Experience Rating
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 6 more

The Castel Sant'Angelo, otherwise known as the Mausoleum of Hadrian, boasts a rich Roman history dating back to the 2nd century—but the entrance queues are often long. On this tour, enjoy skip-the-line entry and follow your guide on a comprehensive visit of the site. Discover beautiful frescoes by Raphael, learn about powerful emperors and popes, and enjoy panoramic Rome views from the high terraces.
  • Beat the queues for the Castel Sant'Angelo with your skip-the-line ticket
  • Guided visit brings ancient Rome’s history to life
  • Uninterrupted views over the rooftops of Rome from the castle terraces
  • Includes entry fees and headsets to hear your guide clearly

Headsets to hear the guide clearly (over the 8 people)
Professional art historian guide
Skip-the-line access
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point

Lungotevere Castello, Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
After discovering the history of the bridge and its many beautiful statues, with your private guide you will enter without queuing to Castel Sant'Angelo and you will admire the historical development of this important place which has been first a Roman tomb, then a papal residence, fortress, prison, and execution ground, and currently a museum offering one of the most amazing views over the city, its roofs and Domes. The fortress was originally commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a burial chamber for his family and for himself. During the tour, you’ll visit several rooms used by the popes, including Pope Paul III private rooms. But beyond the amazing decorations, golden stuccos, sparkling marble floors, the castle hides a dark heart: the dreadful prisons, the most terrible one was inserted in a vent over the elicoidal ramp of Hadrian’s Mausoleum, a small room accessible just from a trapdoor, and another one in the floor was used to get rid of corpses. The Castel Sant’Angelo has also inspired several writers and directors, for example, Dan Brown mentions the Castle in his best seller “Angels and Demons” You’ll climb to the top of the building to the terrace, where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Rome and a great place for selfies.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Private guided tour
  • Privileged access
  • Language: English/Spanish
  • Inside the castle there is a little chapel that can be visited; the entrance required that shoulders and knees must be covered
  • Group size: min 2 - max 10 people
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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