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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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Our tour of the Vatican was the highlight of our trip to Rome. Federico's intelligence and depth of knowledge were immediately apparent as he expertly navigated us through the rich history and intricate details of the Vatican. Federico was engaging and entertaining. He had an incredible ability to bring historical facts to life, making them both interesting and relatable. Federico's sense of humor was the highlight of the tour; he kept us laughing throughout, which made the 4 hours fly by. His passion for the subject matter was contagious, and his engaging storytelling kept us interested from start to finish. We loved every minute of the tour and felt like we gained a deeper appreciation for the Vatican's treasures. Highly recommended!
There is no way that we could have seen as much of the Vatican Museums as we did or understood the Sistine Chapel as well as we did without our guide. Andrea was so fun, smart and thoughtful, helping to find things of interest for all of us throughout the day. We all have so much more appreciation for Raphael now! It was a great visit.
Our small group tour with Alessia was so enjoyable! We were surprised by the expansive galleries and, of course, the Sistine Chapel. Alessia is a true professional sharing interesting information related to the works and their origins. She got us around quickly and calmly. Her kindness and ease was appreciated.
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