Small-Group Castel Sant Angelo and St Peter Square Tour from Rome

Roma, Italy

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Overview

Tick off two of Rome’s historic gems on this 3-hour walking tour of Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Square. Marvel over the ancient fortress, take in the views from Ponte Sant’ Angelo and enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian. Then, stroll over to nearby St. Peter's Square and admire the magnificent monuments of Vatican City, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums.This small-group tour is limited to 13 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • 3-hour walking tour of underground Rome
  • Visit the mighty fortress of Castel Sant’ Angelo and Ponte Sant’ Angelo
  • Enjoy skip-the-line access to the mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian
  • See St. Peter's Square, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums in Vatican City
  • Learn more about Rome’s ancient history and empire from a knowledgeable guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 13 people ensures a personalised experience

Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Professional guide
Entrance fees (18EUR/person over 18 years, 11EUR/person with student ID, 3EUR/person under 18)
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Gratuities

Departure Point

St. Angelo Bridge, Ponte Sant'Angelo, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Return Details

Saint Peter's Square, Forum Sancti Petri, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City
Meet your guide in central Rome and set out across the Ponte Sant’ Angelo, an ancient bridge that spans the River Tiber and was built in 134 AD by Emperor Hadrian. Continue to the mighty fortress of Castel Sant' Angelo, built to house Hadrian’s tomb and later converted to a castle in the 14th century.

Learn about its fascinating history as a castle, refuge and prison from your guide as you explore the ruins, admire sculptures by Bernini, Raggi and Morelli, and walk in the footsteps of former Popes along the Passetto di Borgo. With your convenient skip-the-line tickets, jump the queue and head straight into the star attraction – the grand mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian.

After leaving the castle, take a short walk to Vatican City and immerse yourself in Rome’s spiritual center. Your tour ends in St. Peter's Square, where your guide will point out the striking façade of St. Peter’s Basilica, the monumental fountains and the immense Vatican Museums.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ponte Sant'Angelo
After meeting your guide on Ponte Sant'Angelo, learn more about this historic bridge. It was once 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, Castel Sant'Angelo. Admire sculptures of angels by Bernini, Raggi and Morelli, before skipping the lines to see Hadrian’s tomb.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
Feast your eyes on the frescoes, Papal apartments, and magnificent corridors of the castle. Immerse yourself in the lives of former prisoners as you learn about the castle’s time as a prison.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Passetto di Borgo
Follow in the footsteps of former Popes as you walk the Passetto di Borgo. Learn how they would escape death threats from their opponents using this secret tunnel. The guide will explain the dark connections between the castle and Vatican State.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Square
Upon your 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. The tour ends in St. Peter's Square.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A maximum of 13 people per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

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