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Rome Tours and Experiences Hosted by Local Experts

Experience the magic of Rome through perspective-shifting walking tours led by historians, art curators, archaeologists, and more.
Join a small group walking tour to see Rome through the eyes of an expert with 10 or fewer travelers, or choose a private tour and discover the top sites in the city side-by-side with a private guide. 

Gain Context on Rome and make the most of your trip while creating unforgettable memories.

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
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Olivia was a great, knowledgeable guide that really enhanced our tour experience! She provided historical context, background stories and a sense of humor. We definitely recommend this tour!
Our tour a Capitoline Museum was the highlight of our trip! First off this museum has a complicated layout. It would have been extremely difficult to find our way around by ourselves. Our guide really gave us an excellent history lesson on the formation of Rome. This really put everything we saw in the museum into perspective. The quality of the tour is excellent. As for the museum, I loved it. Excellent collection of marble statues mostly Roman, reproductions of Greek originals. Gorgeous chandeliers in some rooms. Wonderful frescoes. And the most spectacular view of the Roman forum. We enjoyed eating at the restaurant there at the end.
This was fabulous! We had previously enjoyed a similar walking tour in Napoli. We wish you had these in the States!!