Roman Forum aerial view at dusk, crowds in Rome

Rome Tours and Experiences Hosted by Local Experts

Connect deeply with Rome on our expert led walking tours, pre-trip online lectures, and engaging audio guides. Context experiences are all hosted by our local team of historians, art curators, archaeologists, and other specialized experts.

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
12,897 Reviews (4.74)

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Carlo was a wonderful docent. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The 4 hours went by quickly. Despite the large crowds he always found places were we could discuss the topic. We had lots of questions and he fielded them all well. Sharon and I have been Context travel clients since 2005 and will continue to seek out your walking tours when available. Well done Carlo. John Rorquist
She was knowledgeable, great historian, theatrical, passionate and time oriented. Superior tour!
Wonderful experience. The small group makes all the diff