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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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We were a group of students studying restoration and preservation. Dimosthenis was perfect. Very knowledgeable and informative, an archeologist working in the Forum. We couldn’t have asked for more!
Brenda was a fantastic guide - very knowledgeable, full of stories and anecdotes, and patient and good natured with our tween and teen, especially as we had booked an afternoon (very crowded) start time. The tour was lengthy but time flew by and I still had questions at the end of the tour! Highly recommend!!
We immensely enjoyed our walking and food sampling tour with Massimo. It was just the right combination of a walking tour of the sights of Rome with the intimate knowledge of local food delicacies. We experienced Rome like a true native on this tour.
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