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
12,884 Reviews (4.74)

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Patrizia was informed, knowledgeable, kind and a superb guide and host to Rome. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Dony was so knowledgeable, so engaging and enthusiastic, a PhD! It felt like he was having a blast teaching us, like having a local friend give us a tour! Highly recommend
This was the most informative tour that we have ever had. Patrizia was incredibly knowledgeable about the antiquities and had so many interesting stories to tell. Her command of the derivation of certain latin words helped What was most impressive is that she wasn't rehearsed, the information flowed freely and based on her clients interests. and she could give good historical perspective but also provided context on impact