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Our Experts We call them experts because they’re so much more than tour guides

When you book an experience with Context, you’ll stand side-by-side with the most renowned experts in their fields at the world’s most iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Armed with years of experience, Context historians, curators, and connoisseurs of the world are what make our experiences unique.

Explore the ruins of Pompeii with an archaeologist who has completed research onsite. Claim the keys to the Vatican Museums on an after-hours exploration of the Sistine Chapel. Open the doors to workshops of Murano glassblowers in Venice, then enjoy an apero with a sommelier. The possibilities are endless.

Twenty years ago, Context was founded at the crossroads of local expertise and educational, luxury travel. Our team of global experts are at the core of all we do.

With a network of more than 300 experts based in cities around the world, we’re proud to deliver one-of-a-kind experiences that connect travelers to the heart of communities and world-class venues. Context delivers tours and excursions that maximize your time and empower you to travel the city like a local. From the moment you meet your Context Expert, you’re granted access to an exclusive experience in your city of choice.

How We Choose Our Experts

Actually, they usually choose us. They love giving tours on topics they really care about and meeting travelers who are genuinely interested. Here's what all of our experts have in common:

Deep Expertise in their Field

PhD or MA level study in academic fields and/or impressive experience in artistic fields.

Consummate Hosts

Locals who welcome travelers to their cities and make them feel comfortable with a mixture of conversation, generosity, and humility.

Passionate Teachers & Storytellers

Master educators who can share concepts in a captivating way and bring non-experts on an intellectual journey.

Flexible to Different Learning Styles

Attentive experts who tailor tours to be accessible to all types of learners, while staying fresh and engaging.

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