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Skip-the-lines Castel Sant'Angelo and Pope Paul III Apartments Tour

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Skip-the-lines Castel Sant'Angelo and Pope Paul III Apartments Tour

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Castel Sant’Angelo is one of Rome’s most striking landmarks and this 90-minute guided tour will ensure you make the most of your visit. Enjoy skip-the-line access, visit the Pope Paul III Apartments, see Hadrian’s tomb, and take in the views from the terrace.
  • 1.5-hour guided walking tour of Castel Sant’Angelo in Rome
  • Explore the historic castle, including the papal apartments and the tomb of Emperor Hadrian
  • Enjoy magnificent views over Rome from the terrace
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 people ensures a personalized experience
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Local guide
Small group tour (no more than 10 people)
Amazing view over the city of Rome
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Ponte Sant'Angelo, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Point: Outside the main gate of Castel Sant'Angelo (attention: not inside ticket office) Address: Lungotevere Castello, 50 Directions: Take the bridge of Angels until you reach the gate of the castle Return point: Concludes at the castle

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide and small group of up to 15 people outside Castel Sant’Angelo in time for a 3pm departure. Then, set out to discover the mighty fortress of Castel Sant' Angelo, built in 139AD to house the tomb of Emperor Hadrian 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 as you visit the papal apartments. With your convenient skip-the-line tickets, jump the queue and head straight into the star attraction – the grand mausoleum of Emperor Hadrian. Finally, enjoy a spectacular view over Rome from the castle terrace.
Stop At:  
Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo
After meeting at the gate, your guide will lead you into Castel Sant’Angelo with your skip-the-line tickets. The castle was the tomb of Emperor Hadrian and many of his successors were buried there. The castle was also used by popes as the State Treasury,  a prison and  location for public executions. On your tour, you will see magnificent art, the emperor’s burial place, the courtyard of executions, the Papal Apartments, the treasury room, and much more. You will even step out onto the terrace for a breathtaking view over Rome. You will enjoy the pleasure and privilege of a semi-private tour, in a group that does not exceed 10 participants
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Raphael Tours in Rome
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The guide speaks fluent English
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes
  • Photography is allowed and you can take great panoramic pictures from the terrace of the castle
  • Minimum numbers do apply: there is a possibility of cancelation after confirmation if there are not enough participants to meet the requirements. In such an event, you will be offered an alternative
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Raphael Tours & Events
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-lines Castel Sant'Angelo and Pope Paul III Apartments Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-lines Castel Sant'Angelo and Pope Paul III Apartments Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Very good tour
, Dec 2019
I enjoyed this very complete and informative tour. Guide was very knowledgeable and answered all questions.
Castel Sant'Angelo Tour
, Nov 2019
We appreciated being able to skip the line and just get started on our tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and added so much more to our tour, She shared details and facts that made our tour much more enjoyable.
Castel Tour
, Sep 2019
We had a fabulous tour with Virginia! We felt very VIP spoiled as we were the only people on the tour in Sunday. She very knowledgeable, she spoke wonderful English and really took the time to give excellent pointers on the location. Loved the Pope escape passage and all the explanations on the different Popes and timelines of the place. Also was very surprised to see an Bvlgari Jewelry exhibit inside with priceless jewels from their Hollywood movie classic collection. Rate 10+
Great Small Tour
, Jun 2019
Really loved our tour guide - so smart and knowledgeable. We had just 4 in our group so attention to questions and interest were super!! Not only was this informative but entertaining. I would highly recommend to others. Viator has always been our choice every time we visit!
Nice Tour but Expensive
, May 2019
We enjoyed our time with Claudia who was lovely and knowledgeable and did a very nice job. However at $195 for the two of us, this was the most expensive tour we took, including tours of Pompeii and the Vatican at night. Although it was enjoyable, it was overpriced.
, May 2019
Our guide was on time and his knowledge of the tour was fantastic he was able to answer any of our questions was not in a hurry to finish, really was a great tour
This tour was excellent. Claudia...
Jennifer T
, Jun 2018
This tour was excellent. Claudia was awesome, very knowledgeable and really made this tour special. The views from the top of the castle were amazing and Claudia was kind enough to take pictures of my husband and I in various places. Told me everything we wanted to know about the castle and learned amazing things while going through the entire castle.
Well informed and friendly guide...
, May 2018
Well informed and friendly guide. Castel Sant' Angelo isn't very grand on the inside, but it is worth visiting once for the beautiful views on the terrace and the layers of history around it. The guided tour definitely helped us understand the monument better.
Our guide Marco was very...
, Mar 2018
Our guide Marco was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating, made sure we skipped the line at the entrance, gave us a lot of useful information as we walked through the castle and really interacted with us, picking up on our specific interests and questions. He was genuinely dedicated and interested but at the same time relaxed and friendly, did a great job, we highly recommend him!
Claudia, our tour guide, is fantastic...
, Mar 2018
Claudia, our tour guide, is fantastic! Energetic, knowledgeable and friendly!

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