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Rome private tours and small group tours

Rome Private and Small Group Guided Tours

Rome is full of energy, history, and—of course—scooters.
Rome has had many incarnations, from Etruscan enclave, to hub of the ancient Roman Empire, to capital of a reunited Italy in the 19th century through present day. Evidence of its multiple eras and hidden histories are layered beneath its circuitous, scenic streets. Experience everything from the rise of the Roman empire to the crypts of the medieval churches to the artistic techniques of the Renaissance on our Rome guided tours, in the company of archaeologists, historians, artists, and other specialists. La Città Eterna is constantly changing—unearth all of its layers with Context's Rome private tours and small group tours.
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Rome custom tours starting at $1,348.

Rome Private Tours and Rome Small Group Tours

We offer 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, 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 the nation's most compelling archaeological sites. 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. Also popular is our Underground Rome Tour, in which we dig under the surface (literally and figuratively) with an archaeologist or speleologist to explore sewers, crypts, and buried temples—featured in National Geographic and on the History Channel.
What Context Rome Travelers Say
10,314 Reviews (4.77)

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Everything about the experience was wonderful. Theresa was excellent and the entire tour went off almost without hitch. I particularly love that we get a little biography about the tour guides and their authority to be giving the tour. It makes the entire experience particularly rewarding. The only reason I didn't give Theresa a five, is because just the day before this tour my wife and I had the pleasure of being toured around the Colosseum by Dony. Frankly, Dony is the gold standard all of your tour guides should strive to be like. I probably would have given Theresa a 5 were it not for having had Dony the day before. All in all this was a wonderful experience. It just lacked a little something that I can't put into words.
My wife and I have been to every major city in France, Spain, and Italy now. This was my second time touring all the hot-spots of Italy. We've also been to Africa and Mexico. Without a doubt, Dony is the best tour guide we both have ever had. Period. His knowledge base is so vast that he was able to answer any question with significant ease, but perhaps most importantly, he made the experience incredibly enjoyable and even took time to take photos of my wife and I. Photography is a hobby of mine so I like to take the time to take photos of things I'm mesmerized by. But during the tour with Dony, I was so enthralled by his passion and his teaching and the information he was giving us, I actually forgot to take photos of my own. I literally hung on his every word. It was a such a marvelous experience. And finally, just as icing on the cake, my wife needed a few minutes to get something she'd lost right at the beginning of the tour and he was gracious enough to pause the tour to let us go look for it. All in all, phenomenal.
Stella was absolutely fantastic- so knowledgeable and extremely well- prepared (also understanding as we were disorganized at the start - left one vaccine card at hotel as my wife thought she shouldn’t bring her purse)