Castel Sant'Angelo and St Peter's Square skip-the-line guided tour
Walking tours

Castel Sant'Angelo and St Peter's Square skip-the-line guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , German
Availability: Tuesday-Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 3 hours
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 in St. Peter's Square
  • Learn about Rome history from your expert guide
What to expect

Explore two historic sites of Rome on a three-hour walking tour of the Castel Sant’ Angelo and St. Peter’s Square: learn the history of an ancient fortress, commissioned by Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum, and marvel at Bernini’s colonnades in the Vatican City.

Your experience will begin on Ponte Sant’ Angelo, formerly known as the Aelian Bridge. 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, and experience the fear of former prisoners as you learn about the castle’s time as a prison.

Next, you'll follow in the footsteps of former popes on 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. Once in St. Peter's Square, the last stop of your tour, you'll get to admire Bernini’s massive colonnade and the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica, as you learn about the architects behind its astonishing construction, including Michelangelo, Bernini and Borromini.

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What's included
  • Guided tour with a licensed guide
  • Castel Sant'Angelo skip-the-line ticket
What's not included
  • Visit inside St. Peter's Basilica
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children (6-17): reduced
  • Infants (0-5): free
Where

Ponte Sant'Angelo, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Meeting point:

On Ponte Sant'Angelo, on the side of the river opposite the Castle. Your guide will be at the meeting point with a "Mea Tours" sign.

What to remember
  • Please make sure to be meeting point 15 minutes before the starting time
  • Unfortunatly, this tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This experience has a maximum of 13 people per booking
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When
  • Tuesday-Sunday
  • German tour at 9.30am
  • English, Italian and French tour at 10.00am
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Provider
Mea Tours&Events
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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