Roman Forum aerial view at dusk, crowds in Rome

Rome Tours and Experiences Hosted by Local Experts

Context experiences take you behind closed doors to truly experience the history and culture of Rome.

Show up already in-the-know with a pre-trip lecture. Build authentic connections to history and culture as a local expert leads you on a walking tour. And uncover even more local secrets on your own schedule with an audio guide. 

Rome Private Tours and Rome Small Group Tours

Context tours are for travelers who love to learn. Since 2003, we have offered a wide range of Rome guided tours, including visits to museums, archaeological sites, and food tours—all led by local scholars and specialists. In addition to the main attractions like the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums, our Rome private guides can also show you the sites less traveled.

One of our most popular Rome private tours is our Ostia Antica tour, an excursion to the ancient port of Rome buried by centuries of mud, one of Italy's most compelling archaeological sites. Also popular is our Underground Rome Tour, in which we dig under the surface (literally and figuratively) with a trained Archaeologist or Speleologist to explore sewers, crypts, and buried temples—featured in National Geographic and on the History Channel.

Traveling to Rome with kids? Try our Ancient Rome for Kids Tour and our Vatican for Kids Tour, both of which use interactive activities, scavenger hunts, and games and feature private guides trained in inquiry-based learning to make Rome come alive.

Or are you more eager to take a day trip from Rome? Our team has taken care of planning all the logistics for a perfect Pompeii Full Day Tour from Rome.
What Context Rome Travelers Say
13,053 Reviews (4.74)

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Fiorenza was wonderful! She was very knowledgeable and at the same time very personal and hospitable, giving us a great introduction to Rome.
Dimo was an incredible guide. Clearly a scholar of architecture, art history & archaeology- he made the hours spent with him fly by. He was a terrific storyteller and found ways to connect with our teenage son that enlivened the whole afternoon. And he clearly knew every inch of the museum, finding delightful anecdotes around every corner. We felt so lucky to have met Dimo!
This tour was the perfect amount of time for my family (including a 2-year-old). The Roman Forum was our favorite part and our toddler had the chance to run around and jump in some puddles along the ancient Roman road with our amazing expert Alessandra. This had to be one of our favorite tours on our entire trip. It was a rainy day but Alessandra didn't make us think twice as she told us stories about ancient Rome and the incredible sites we saw on the tour.