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Rome
Private and Small Group Guided Tours

Rome is full of energy, history, and—of course—scooters.
Rome has had many incarnations, from Etruscan enclave to hub of the ancient Roman Empire, to its role as capital of a reunited Italy in the 19th century and through to the present day. Its circuitous, scenic streets are layered with these multiple eras and hidden histories. In a single mile, you can experience everything from the rise of the Roman empire to the crypts of the medieval churches to the artistic techniques of the Renaissance. Yet Rome is constantly changing, with an exciting influx of contemporary art, design, food, and fashion adding a modern vibe to this ancient city. Unearth Rome's layers with Context's private and small group guided tours.

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Introduction to Rome
2 hrs • Rome, Italy

Introduction to Rome

Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza del Popolo, and Palazzo Borghese

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$348 and up
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$77/pp
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Arte Vaticana: Vatican Museums Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets
4 hrs • Rome, Italy

Arte Vaticana: Vatican Museums Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel

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$540 and up
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$127/pp
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Rome custom tours and trip planning starting at $663.
Roma Antica: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets
4 hrs • Rome, Italy

Roma Antica: Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill Tour with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum

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$507 and up
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Borghese Gallery Tour
2.5 hrs • Rome, Italy

Borghese Gallery Tour

Galleria Borghese, The Rape of Proserpina, Apollo and Daphne, and Sacred and Profane Love

(459)
$608 and up
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$94/pp
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Early Entry Vatican Tour
4 hrs • Rome, Italy

Early Entry Vatican Tour

Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel

(106)
$658 and up
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$162/pp
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Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor Priority Access: Includes Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
4 hrs • Rome, Italy

Colosseum Tour with Arena Floor Priority Access: Includes Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, and Colosseum's Arena Floor

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$597 and up
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$149/pp
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Rome in a Day: the Colosseum, with Context
7.5 hrs • Rome, Italy

Rome in a Day: the Colosseum, with Context

Pantheon, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain

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$850 and up
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Rome in a Day: the Vatican, with Context
7.5 hrs • Rome, Italy

Rome in a Day: the Vatican, with Context

Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Sistine Chapel, Historic District, and Piazza del Popolo

(3)
$862 and up
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Popes, Power, and Parties: the Renaissance in Rome
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Popes, Power, and Parties: the Renaissance in Rome

Villa Farnesina, Palazzo Farnese, Campo de' Fiori, Palazzo della Cancelleria, and Via Giulia

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$338 and up
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$99/pp
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Caravaggio in Rome: Portrait of an Artist
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Caravaggio in Rome: Portrait of an Artist

San Luigi dei Francesi, Sant' Agostino, and Santa Maria del Popolo

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Underground Rome Tour
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Underground Rome Tour

San Lorenzo in Lucina and Vicus Caprarius

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$338 and up
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After Hours Vatican Museum Visit
2.5 hrs • Rome, Italy

After Hours Vatican Museum Visit

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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$5,526 and up
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Vatican Tour for Kids
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Vatican Tour for Kids

Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, and Sistine Chapel

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$448 and up
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Rome Night Tour: Evening Passeggiata
2 hrs • Rome, Italy

Rome Night Tour: Evening Passeggiata

Campo dei Fiori, Piazza Navona, Santa Maria della Pace, Chiesa Nuova, and Ponte Sisto

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$348 and up
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$77/pp
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Ancient Rome Tour for Kids: Discovering the Colosseum and Roman Forum
2.5 hrs • Rome, Italy

Ancient Rome Tour for Kids: Discovering the Colosseum and Roman Forum

Colosseum and Roman Forum

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$414 and up
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Ostia Antica Archaeology Excursion
5 hrs • Rome, Italy

Ostia Antica Archaeology Excursion

Ostia Antica Archaeological Site

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$1,028 and up
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$227/pp
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Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Neighborhood Tour
3.5 hrs • Rome, Italy

Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere Neighborhood Tour

Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Santa Maria in Trastevere, and Synagogue and Jewish Museum

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$354 and up
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$104/pp
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Savoring Rome Food Tour
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Savoring Rome Food Tour

Artisanal Food Shops, Campo de' Fiori, and Jewish Ghetto Neighborhood

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$338 and up
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$99/pp
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Evening Vatican Tour
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Evening Vatican Tour

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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$370 and up
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$108/pp
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Caesar and Empire
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Caesar and Empire

Pantheon, Portico D'ottavia, Largo di Torre Argentina, Mausoleo di Augusto, and Teatro di Marcello

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$338 and up
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Underground Rome Tour for Kids
2.5 hrs • Rome, Italy

Underground Rome Tour for Kids

Case Romane del Celio Archaeological Site, SS Giovanni e Paolo, and San Clemente Basilica

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$359 and up
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Vatican Highlights Tour: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums with Skip-the-Line Tickets
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Vatican Highlights Tour: Sistine Chapel and Vatican Museums with Skip-the-Line Tickets

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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$370 and up
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$108/pp
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Fall and Rise of Rome
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Fall and Rise of Rome

Case Romane del Celio Archaeological Site, Monastery of the Santi Quattro Coronati, and San Clemente Basilica

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$353 and up
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Pompeii Full Day Excursion (from Rome)
8 hrs • Rome, Italy

Pompeii Full Day Excursion (from Rome)

Naples Archaeological Museum and Pompeii Archaeological Site

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$1,652 and up
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St. Peter's Tour
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

St. Peter's Tour

St. Peter's Basilica and Treasury Museum

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$338 and up
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$99/pp
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Tivoli
7 hrs • Rome, Italy

Tivoli

Villa d'Este and Hadrian's Villa

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$1,442 and up
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$346/pp
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Custom & Multi-Day Tour of Rome
From 1 Day to 6+ Days • Rome, Italy

Custom & Multi-Day Tour of Rome

Your choice of sites

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$663 and up
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Bernini & Borromini, Battle in Baroque
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Bernini & Borromini, Battle in Baroque

Santa Maria della Vittoria, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, and Sant'Andrea al Quirinale

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$338 and up
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Daily Life in Ancient Rome Tour
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Daily Life in Ancient Rome Tour

San Nicola in Carcere, Temple of Portunus, Temple of Hercules Victor, and Circus Maximus

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$332 and up
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Rome Literary Tour: British Romantic Poets and the Grand Tour
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Rome Literary Tour: British Romantic Poets and the Grand Tour

Keats-Shelley House, Non-catholic cemetery, and Pincio Terrace

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$358 and up
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The Appian Way: From the Baths of Caracalla to The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella
4 hrs • Rome, Italy

The Appian Way: From the Baths of Caracalla to The Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella

Baths of Caracalla, Mausoleum of Cecilia Metella, and Circus and Villa of Maxentius

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Gazing at Greatness: Treasures of the Capitoline Museums
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Gazing at Greatness: Treasures of the Capitoline Museums

Capitoline Museums, The Fortune Teller, Romulus and Remus, and The Burial of St. Petronilla

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Rome Briefing: Coffee and Stroll with a Local Expert
2 hrs • Rome, Italy

Rome Briefing: Coffee and Stroll with a Local Expert

Your Neighborhood

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$330 and up
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Mussolini's Imperial Ambitions:  An Architectural Walking Tour of EUR
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Mussolini's Imperial Ambitions: An Architectural Walking Tour of EUR

Testaccio Neighborhood and EUR Neighborhood

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$332 and up
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Borghese Gallery Tour for Kids
2.5 hrs • Rome, Italy

Borghese Gallery Tour for Kids

Galleria Borghese, The Rape of Proserpina, Apollo and Daphne, and Sacred and Profane Love

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$608 and up
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Myths for Families: Raphael and Trastevere
2 hrs • Rome, Italy

Myths for Families: Raphael and Trastevere

Villa Farnesina, Campo de' Fiori, Ponte Sisto, Trastevere Neighborhood, and The Loggia of Cupid and Psyche

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Full-Day Tour from Cruise Ship (Rome)
6 hrs • Rome, Italy

Full-Day Tour from Cruise Ship (Rome)

Your choice of sites

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$1,934 and up
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Taste of Rome: A Holiday Stroll
2 hrs • Rome, Italy

Taste of Rome: A Holiday Stroll

Historic District and Artisanal Food Shops

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$263 and up
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$77/pp
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Cucina Povera, a Curated Meal
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Cucina Povera, a Curated Meal

Typical Local Restaurant

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$372 and up
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Capitoline Museums Tour for Kids
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Capitoline Museums Tour for Kids

Capitoline Museums, The Fortune Teller, Romulus and Remus, and The Burial of St. Petronilla

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Rome Holiday Walk: The Tradition of Italian Nativities
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Rome Holiday Walk: The Tradition of Italian Nativities

Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, Monti Neighborhood, and Santi Cosma e Damiano

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$338 and up
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Full-Day Vatican and Colosseum Tour
8 hrs • Rome, Italy

Full-Day Vatican and Colosseum Tour

Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, and Sistine Chapel

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$938 and up
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Wines of Italy:  An Exploration
3 hrs • Rome, Italy

Wines of Italy: An Exploration

Al Vino Al Vino and La Barrique

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$335 and up
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Breakfast with an Expert Vatican Tour, with priority access to the Sistine Chapel
4 hrs • Rome, Italy

Breakfast with an Expert Vatican Tour, with priority access to the Sistine Chapel

Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, and Buffet Breakfast in the museum café

$801 and up
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Rome with Dimo, Archaeologist
8 hrs • Rome, Italy

Rome with Dimo, Archaeologist

Capitoline Museums, Colosseum, Baths of Caracalla, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Mithraeum of Circus Maximus, Palazzo Massimo, and National Museum at the Baths of Diocletian

$1,271 and up
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Rome with Cecilia, Art Historian
8 hrs • Rome, Italy

Rome with Cecilia, Art Historian

Vatican Museums, Galleria Borghese, San Clemente Basilica, Villa Farnesina, Galleria Doria Pamphilij, and Palazzo Colonna

$1,271 and up
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Rome with Livia, Archaeologist
8 hrs • Rome, Italy

Rome with Livia, Archaeologist

Trajan's Markets, Colosseum, Roman Forum, Ostia Antica Archaeological Site, Palazzo Massimo, and National Museum at the Baths of Diocletian

$1,271 and up
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Context Journeys: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome
5 days, 5 nights • Rome, Italy

Context Journeys: Art and Archaeology of Ancient Rome

Colosseum, Palatine Hill, Roman Forum, Ostia Antica Archaeological Site, and Pompeii Archaeological Site

$0 and up
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$4,857/pp
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Rome Private and Guided Tours

We offer a wide range of private and small group guided tours in Rome, including visits to museums, archaeological sites, and food tours—all led by local experts. One of our most popular private tours is our Ostia Antica tour, during which we trek out to Ostia, the ancient port of Rome buried by centuries of mud, one of the nation's most compelling archaeological sites. Traveling to Rome with kids? Try our tours for kids in Rome, including our Ancient Rome for Kids Tour and our Vatican for Kids Tour, both of which use interactive activities, scavenger hunts, and games and feature guides trained in inquiry-based learning to make Rome come alive. Also popular is our Underground Rome Tour, in which we dig under the surface (literally and figuratively) with an archaeologist or speleologist to explore sewers, crypts, and buried temples—featured in National Geographic and on the History Channel.
What Context Rome Travelers Say
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Having such a wonderful guide turned what could have been a trying visit through crowds of tourists into an unforgettable experience. Thank you Simonetta for sharing your obvious passion for Rome and it’s amazing history and art!
Liz was great! She was so generous with her time and extensive knowledge. I was left with a much greater appreciation for Roman history and culture. Thank you, Liz!
We all enjoyed our tour with Dimo - his tour was both informative and entertaining and we appreciated hearing about his personal experiences as an archaeologist and scholar. We all learned something new and saw Rome upclose in a new way on the tour. Thank you!