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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 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
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Francesca was fantastic! She was flexible and knowledgeable. This wasn't my first Context Tour but it was for my friends. They loved the flexibility and information she was able to provide. We got to see the tapestries TWICE! We will be raving about this tour/trip for the rest of our lives.
Priscilla is an absolutely outstanding guide. She guided us effortlessly through the Vatican museum and St. Peter’s Basilica with amazing knowledge of the art, the symbolism, the history, and the essential pieces that were helpful and comforting, such as where to stand and where to have a quick break. She is a wonderful expert on every element while also a good conversationalist and injects good humor to make you feel at ease. Her knowledge of the subtleties, such as the scale of Bernini’s working models for the angels in St. Peter’s and symbols of different papal reigns, were among my favorite aspects. I had been to the Vatican several times as a student, and I learned more on my tour with Priscilla than I had ever learned before. In addition, the skip-the-line tour is so worth the money. She knows these buildings like the back of her hand, so we glide through and four hours felt like one hour. I will never go back to these sites without a Context tour guide, and if I do go back, it might only be with Priscilla.
We completely enjoyed our tour with Liz, she is knowledgeable and intelligent and tailored the tour well to our interests