Rome private tours and small group tours

Rome Private and Small Group Walking Tours

Secrets of the Eternal City revealed by Context's leading local experts
With Context, you can explore Rome’s must-see landmarks and go below ground to discover the Ancient Secrets of the Empire. Follow in the footsteps of Roman Emperors as you explore the Forums of Ancient Rome with an archaeologist who has worked onsite for years. Revel in the hush of the Vatican Museums as you engage with an art historian during our early-morning or late-night Vatican 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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Roberta was a brilliant guide, very knowledgeable with a passion for Rome and its history. Timing was fortunately perfect as the city and sites visited weren't too busy with fellow tourists. I'd highly recommend this private tour to anybody who hasn't been to Rome before.
We had the most amazing and interesting tour with Liz on our Underground Rome Tour. Liz was so knowledgeable and was able to answer all of our questions as well as basically give us a history lesson of the things we really should have already known! The highlight was walking into a beautiful yet unassuming church, being met by the priest and being taken down back corridors to an absolutely amazing underground world all of our own. It was so special and Liz made it a truly enjoyable experience.
This tour was exactly what we were hoping for. The ancient Rome of the late Republic was brought to life. Olivia is very knowledgeable and personable, and related the narrative in a compelling way. It was a memorable day.