Roman Forum aerial view at dusk, crowds in Rome

Rome Tours and Experiences Hosted by Local Experts

Context experiences take you behind closed doors to truly experience the history and culture of Rome.

Show up already in-the-know with a pre-trip lecture. Build authentic connections to history and culture as a local expert leads you on a walking tour. And uncover even more local secrets on your own schedule with an audio guide. 

Rome Private Tours and Rome Small Group Tours

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 had an amazing day with Dimo. His knowledge of Roman history and his passion for archeology brought the layers Ancient Rome alive! The day was a great reminder of why Rome is one of my favorite cities.
Absolutely worth every penny spent!
Great tour, highly recommend. Our guide Guido's passion and vast knowledge of the museums and Rome's history made it one of the best guided tours we've ever been on.