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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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Jeanette was terrific and, as hoped, engaged the children as well as the adults. Would definitely want her as a guide again on a next visit to Rome.
Our family tour/ Colosseum, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum was phenomenal with Alessandra! She is a true professional and provided interesting information as we toured these archaeological sites that we did not know. She provided perspective with pictures of how Rome/these sites woukd have looked in Roman times. Her patience and warmth were also appreciated.
Context really delivered the goods today, taking us on a deep dive into the history of the Villa Borghese through the expert lens of an Italian art historian. Imagine having a private guide to tour you through a private art collection including Bernini sculptures and Caravaggio paintings. That’s what we had today, courtesy of CT and our guide Sandro. Fantastic on its own merits, and far better than we expected.
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