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Roman Forum aerial view at dusk, crowds in Rome

Rome Private Tours and Experiences Hosted by Local Experts

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 great. She is very knowledgeable and patient as we asked questions, I sure she has answered a million times before.
We had a fabulous tour with Cecilia. Engaging for both adults and kids which wasn't an easy task with a family who was a little jet lagged. We all learned a lot and appreciated her showing us and explaining to us what we were about to see before we entered the museum. It was so nice to get right in with our guide as we saw others waiting on a very long line. Would definitely recommend to others especially with kids. Thank you for a great tour.
Our Vatican tour was so fantastic, our tour guide, Simona, was the absolute best! She was so well informed about the history of the church and the historical significance of the pieces we were looking at. She knew special details that would not have been found in a guidebook and knew exactly what order to show us things. She was able to navigate through the large crowds successfully, always making sure we had the best viewing spots for picture taking and close inspection. Our tour was worth every penny, we are so delighted with the way everything turned out!
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