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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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Was a fantastic tour. Really enjoyed the afternoon. The kids had a good time and asked a lot of questions. Use of time was very efficient.
Dimo was absolutely incredible. I had let him know in advance that my husband has MS. It being a very hot day, Dimo was so incredibly thoughtful on maximizing our time in the shade, planning spots for us to sit/rest, as well as refill our water. He was not only knowledgeable but interesting as well! We are still talking about the concepts beyond just the history that he taught us. We could have spent days with Dimo - he is someone whom you will not only learn with but enjoy his company, as well.
Our tour with Cecilia was absolutely fantastic! Her knowledge of the way to make the most of our time was precise and thorough. From the first moment we met, everything flowed smoothly. She prepared us prior to each room with interpretation of hidden gems within artwork that would certainly have been missed as the expanse of art would have been overwhelming on our own or in a large group. Cecilia was friendly, answered all of our questions, even ones that might have been trivial or simple. She made excellent use of our time and knew all of spots to stop along the tour to sit and update us on the upcoming rooms. We highly recommend Cecilia to anyone wanting a lovely person with through knowledge to spend half a day with in Vatican City.
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