Your English-speaking chauffeur/guide will welcome you at the dock beside your ship in Civitavecchia at 8:00am (suggested time). Once arrived in Rome, you are going to meet your expert, authorized English-speaking guide for your private Angels & Demons tour.
This special tour is based on themes from Dan Brown’s novel Angels and Demons. It follows a path laid by the schemes, scandals and deceits of some of the greatest artists and most powerful popes of the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Once arrived in Rome you will begin this tour in the footsteps of Dan Brown’s characters, Robert Langdon and Vittoria Vetra, as they make their quest across Rome in pursuit of the elusive “Illuminati“, the secret society of legend, long thought to be extinct.
Your itinerary will visit some of the major settings of Dan Brown’s novel, including the splendid Chigi Chapel in the Santa Maria del Popolo Church (Path of Illumination/Earth;) here you will see the sculpture of Habakkuk and the Angel. Bernini’s controversial statue of the Ecstasy of St. Theresa is in the Santa Maria Della Vittoria Church (Path of Illumination/Fire.)
You will visit the tomb of the painter Raphael, in the Pantheon and see the Piazza Navona and Bernini’s Fountain of Four Rivers (Path of Illumination/water.) Your final stop is an outside visit to the Castel Sant’Angelo, the papal hideout and fortress on the Tiber River, which was thought to be the meeting place of the Illuminati. From the outside, you will be able to see the castle, the Bridge of Angels, and the Passetto.
In the afternoon you may wish to visit St. Peter’s Square (Path of Illumination/air) and its West Ponente, a medallion of the west wind and the square’s renown monument.
This tour length is approximately 9 hours in total and is conducted by a highly trained English-speaking chauffeur/guide and a official, expert English-speaking guide for the private Angels & Demons tour.
• Pick up/drop off directly at your ship gangway
• A fun and informative private English speaking driver & guide to lead you through the day
• Private transportation by air-conditioned and fully equipped luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle
• Free wi-fi and fresh bottled water on board
• Parking, city passes, fuel & tolls
Meals & entrance fees (unless specified on your confirmation voucher)
Gratuities (entirely at the client’s discretion)