Guided tour

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

4.9 / 5

94 reviews

Activity provider: Loving Rome

Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo Fast-Track Ticket and Express Tour

Activity provider: Loving Rome

From US$ 36.84 per person

Discover the iconic Castel Sant'Angelo with fast-track entrance and retrace the history of the ancient fortress. Enjoy panoramic views of the Eternal City and its landmarks from the castle's terrace.

About this activity

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Duration 1 hour
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Access the Castel Sant'Angelo with skip-the-line entrance
  • Discover the castle and fortress built to serve the Roman emperor Hadrian
  • Admire the extraordinary masterpieces surrounding the castle from the terrace
  • Explore the castle at your own pace following a panoramic express tour
Full description

Join an express guided walking tour of the Castel Sant'Angelo’s terrace with skip-the-line tickets. Cruise past the long lines and enter the castle with your guide. Experience the magnificent terrace with one of the best views of Rome. After the tour, explore the rest of the castle at your own pace. The terrace view opens 360 degrees towards the city center from the grounds of the castle and beyond the River Tiber. Admire the St. Angelo Bridge, one of the most scenic masterpieces of Roman Baroque design, adorned with 10 angel statues symbolizing love and passion.

See the many iconic sights surrounding the castle such as the Palace of Justice, Villa Borghese, Quirinal Palace, Pantheon, Capitoline Hill, Aventine Hill, and Janiculum. Look towards St. Peter's Basilica to spot the Passetto di Borgo, a passageway connecting Castel Sant'Angelo to Vatican City. After this experience, you are free to visit the remaining levels of the castle at your own pace. Admire the other parts of the castle that was founded by the Roman emperor Hadrian and built to be his monumental tomb.

Throughout the years, the building has also been used as the private residence of the pope, a treasury of the state, a prison, and a place of public executions.

Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Guided visit of the castle's terrace
  • Headsets if needed
  • Host
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet in front of the main entrance of the Lungotevere Castello. Your guide will be holding a LOVING ROME sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This is a small group tour with no more than 20 participants
  • The express tour included in the ticket price is a 1-hour guided visit of the castle's terrace
  • You will have to climb a series of stairs to reach the panoramic terrace
  • Tips are not included
  • Guests arriving after the departure time cannot be accommodated and tickets cannot be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 94 reviews

Review summary

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  • Value for money
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We were going to leave this off the itinerary, but timewise it worked out and very glad it did. The tour was extended by one hour (no problem with that, usually the opposite) and our tour guide (sorry, forgot her name) was excellent. The pace was not too fast, not too slow, but the information was great. There was a mix of history related to the castle and the items we were seeing and experiencing. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire visit.

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July 21, 2022

Unfortunately, my tour had to be postponed, but communication was very good. The meeting point was easy to find and the guide also adapted to the bad weather situation. Unfortunately, I didn't know, and it wasn't clear from my documents either, that the tour was in English. Then I would probably have gotten an audio guide. My English isn't that bad, but I still missed some information. Too bad. But all in all it was a nice experience.

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April 4, 2022

On arriving at Castel Sant'Angelo a few minutes late we managed to find the guide, who was actually looking for us. The tour covered all the main attactions of the monument, starting from the bottom up. We were taught the key elements of every room and we left the place just a bit more knowledgeable, which has to count as something. Apart from the educational aspect of the tour, we were also led to several breathtaking points through the structure and we had the chance to take pictures. The view from the top was amazing. We definitely recommend it.

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November 21, 2021

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