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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
13,049 Reviews (4.74)

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Great tour, highly recommend. Our guide Guido's passion and vast knowledge of the museums and Rome's history made it one of the best guided tours we've ever been on.
First of all, we were very pleased that Context was able to fulfill our wish to have Dimo for this tour -- many thanks for this! He provided us with a "master class" at the Capitoline Museums, and we would like to give him top scores all around. He not only did a deep dive into most of the masterpieces in this museum, he gave us extremely interesting information about things we would never have even looked at had we gone through the museum on our own. Dimo is not only extremely knowledgeable, he shares his knowledge in a very generous, passionate and enjoyable way. He is a pleasure to spend time with, and we loved every minute of this tour. This was our second tour with Dimo during this trip to Rome and both tours have been the absolute highlights of our trip. Many, many thanks to both Context and to Dimo! We look forward to more tours with Context and Dimo in the future!
Fiorella was a spectacular expert for our family. She made our visit to Pompeii come alive with the stories and vision of what it would have looked like prior to its downfall. She was also wonderful with our toddler who was still adjusting to the time change and a little grumpy. Although it was a rainy day she made our visit one to remember for this bucket list item.