Castel Sant'Angelo Rome

Private tour

Castel Sant'Angelo & St. Peter's Basilica with private guide

This fascinating private tour combines a guided tour of Castel Sant'Angelo and the monumental complex of St. Peter's Square.


Every day, except Monday, January 1, May 1, and December 25, and dates with free entrance to Castel Sant'Angelo, not bookable.


Included for groups over 10 people. Not given to children under 6 years.

Voucher by email
Voucher by email

The voucher is sent by email.


Visitor's choice from options provided on the booking form.


Approx. 3 hours

Electronic voucher
Electronic voucher

Electronic voucher, voucher on cell phone accepted.

Special Access
Special Access

Includes skip-the-line ticket for Castel Sant'Angelo

Telephone Assistance
Telephone Assistance

+39 055 5321180
(Mon-Fri 8:30 am -6:30 pm
Sat-Sun 8:30 am -4:30 pm)

Description of your booking

A private tour that combines the guided tour of Castel Sant'Angelo and the monumental complex of San Pietro.
The tour includes the visit to the interiors of Castel San'Angelo, the papal fortress located on the Lungotevere in Rome, and St. Peter's Square (entry into the Basilica is not included).
This tour lasts about 3 hours. The tour itinerary can be personalized according to any visitors’ special request.
Book your visit online. You will receive an email with a copy of your online order and then only later your ticket.
If you order after 6:00 pm in the evening (Rome time), you must wait for the next morning to receive your ticket or our message which will inform you when you will receive the ticket.

The exclusive secret tour of Castle sant'Angelo with the Passetto di Borgo

The Passetto di Borgo at Castel Sant’Angelo
Upon prior request, to be carried out once the reservation is done, you can reach Piazza St. Peter's Square from Castel Sant'Angelo through the Passetto di Borgo.The Passetto di Borgo is a protected walkway built to ensure the safety of the Pope during the transfers from the Vatican buildings to the fortress of Castel Sant'Angelo.
This passage is accessible through a small entrance placed at the Bastione San Marco and extends for a length of about m. 800. Visitors also have access to other areas usually not open to the public: the Historical Prisons, the Olearie and the Stufetta.
There is an extra charge to pay on the tour price that ranges from 200 to 300 euros depending on the number of participants in the tour.
This tour can be made for a number of visitors ranging from 1 to a maximum of 15 people. The extension of the tour to this particular passage is subject to the availability of the Castel Sant'Angelo museum.
For further information please call +39 055/2670402 or write to

What is included

What is included

- Official guide service for 3 hours
- Admission ticket to Castel Sant'Angelo
- Priority entrance to Castel Sant'Angelo
- Guided tour of Castel Sant'Angelo
- Guided tour of St. Peter's Square complex
- Headsets for groups over 10 visitors

What is not included

What is not included

- Access into St. Peter's Basilica
- Guided visit iinside the Basilica


Please arrive on time at the meeting point to meet your guide. Please consider the tour includes quick access to Castel Sant'Angelo at a booked time.
Do not forget to bring a valid identification card or valid passport (one per person).
Handicapped visitors
Disabled People and one accompanying person enter free and pay only the guided service. Documents attesting disability will be asked at the entrance. In this case please contact our customer care assistance to get an estimate.
Italy Travels is not responsible for any partial closure of rooms, itinerary changes, cancellations or delays in entry due to force measure, adverse weather, personnel strikes, or decisions made by the management of the museum or the Superintendency.


The tour price can be calculated on line selecting the date of the tour, number of participants and language.
CHILDREN: children under the age of 4 are allowed on the tour for free and do not need any reservation.
Children from 4 years up to the age of 18 participate in the tour paying a reduced rate. (Identity document required).

Cancellation Policy

From booking to 4 working days before the tour date, the cancellation fee is 30% of the total price of the tour.
For cancellations communicated to Italy Travels 3 or fewer working days prior to the day of the tour, the cancellation penalty applied is the full amount of the tour (100% of the total price), i.e. there is no right to any refund.
This cancellation policy will be applied proportionally for partial cancellations for groups based on the number of participants in a tour.
Changes must always be communicated in writing by email to receive a partial refund when allowed by the cancellation policy as stated below. For the purposes of calculating the cancellation fee, we will use the date of receipt of the client's cancellation request. For these purposes, requests for cancellation received by telephone, without anything in writing, will not be considered valid.


Visitor's choice from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. In Winter time we suggest to start the tour within 4:00 pm.
Every day, except Monday, January 1, May 1, and December 25, and dates with free entrance to Castel Sant'Angelo, not bookable.


Instructions to meet your guide are printed on the voucher that will be sent by email to confirm booking and vary based on the type of booking.
Lungotevere Castello, 50 - Rome

Our guides in Rome

Italy Travels tour guides staff is represented by licensed guides of great experience and high level of professionalism, competence and excellence on their job. All Italy Travels guides are authorized by the provincial administration of Rome and most of them are art historians and teachers in art subjects.
All guided tours organized by Italy Travels always include pre-reserved museum tickets when museum tours are included in the tour itinerary. In this way visitors avoid waisting time waiting in line in front of museums ticket offices.

Tour Itinerary

The tour starts from Castel Sant'Angelo. At first sight you can appreciate the building from the outside: the particular shape of the structure and the importance of the position. The visit then proceeds inside the building, where you will discover the different functions that Castel Sant'Angelo has had over the centuries.
The guide will continue the visit through the various passages and rooms, up to the wonderful terraces. Here you can enjoy a breath-taking view of Rome and the Tiber.
Once the visit to the castle is over, we walk towards St. Peter's Square, via Via della Conciliazione. The journey takes about 20 minutes on foot.
The visit ends in this beautiful square, where the guide will focus on the history of the Basilica built at the behest of Emperor Constantine, and on the imposing structure of the Vatican architectural complex characterized by the Dome by Michelangelo and the majestic Colonnade built by Bernini.
The tour does not include admission to the Basilica, which you can visit individually by queuing or by purchasing a reserved entrance with an audio guide on our website.