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What is Context?

About Context Travel

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cultural capitals amazing.

Walking Seminars not Tours

Our seminar approach means that our walks are narrative participatory experiences.

Semi-Private Tours

With no more than six other people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience.

No Tour Guides

Our "docents" are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in their fields of study. To learn more about why we call our guides docents, check out this blog post.

Social Responsibility

Context adheres to the precepts of sustainable travel. We invest in programs that mitigate the effect of tourism. Learn about the Context Foundation for Sustainable Travel. Context is also a certified B Corporation. B Corporations are a new kind of company which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Learn more about B Corporations.

Critically Acclaimed

Context is consistently lauded in travel publications, guide books, and by our customers for our innovative approach to travel. Read some of our recent press mentions.