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Context Rome Tours

Via Santa Maria Maggiore 145 | Int 14, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 9672 7371
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Context Tours have exceptional docents

We took the tours of Villa Borghese and The Vatican with Sistine Chapel and St Peters Cathedral... read more

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kim r
Los Angeles, California
Use another company for a food tour in Rome

I have done a number of Context travel tours in various countries in Europe and have found them to... read more

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Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. Context's Rome walking seminars are an alternative to typical guided tours. With over 50 different walks led by Ph.D. or MA-level scholars, and with the smallest group size available—only six people. Context is much more than a walking tour of Rome.
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Via Santa Maria Maggiore 145 | Int 14, 00185 Rome, Italy
+39 06 9672 7371

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Reviewed yesterday

We took the tours of Villa Borghese and The Vatican with Sistine Chapel and St Peters Cathedral. The docents were both amazing. They are very professional, extremely informative. It was truly a pleasure to have taken these tours. If you book online, be sure to...More

Thank kim r
Reviewed yesterday

I have done a number of Context travel tours in various countries in Europe and have found them to be excellent with only one or two exceptions. So for my recent trip to Rome, I, along with six friends, signed up for a private food...More

Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were a little nervous about the length of this tour, but the time flew by. Our guide Jo was excellent—strong, clear English and a clear presenter of the history and art of the Vatican. She maneuvered us well through the early morning crowds, and...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was an unusual tour. I thought it was going to be a variant on the Catacombs tour but was actually pleasantly surprised. Our guide Livia took my wife and I through some rarely visited areas of Rome that were more archaeological in nature than...More

Thank Rex R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our tour guide Tiziana Sbisa was a polite, engaging and extraordinarily knowledgeable professional who guided us through parts of this incredible collection of art. The Vatican, however, admits far too many visitors to permit a comfortable experience. The crowding in the galleries and especially in...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I booked the Arte Vatican tour. We chose Context based on the recommendation of the friend. The group size was 6. This allowed personal interaction with a knowledgable docent. LIvia was also very enthusiastic about the subject. There is so much to...More

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Paolo was our guide today through a very crowded Vatican museum and yet made it both a tremendous and thoroughly enjoyable, understandable and vibrant learning experience. I am so pleased we booked this tour and that we were fortunate to have a guide so knowledgeable...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our tour guide was very engaging and interesting. We loved the small group environment and the ease of bypassing the lines to see the Vatican. I would highly recommend!

Thank ckiel002
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did both tours on separate days. Both tour guides were engaging and knowledgeable. We skipped the lines and although crowded we were able to see everything. Both tours were 4 hours and the information provided was incredible. We moved at a steady pace but...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did two tours with Context Rome Tours, the Vatican Day and the Catacombs...both were excellent especially the Vatican Day, I can't imagine another tour company offering such genuine interest and expertise as our guide had. We did another tour with another company and immediately...More

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Deb B
16 February 2017|
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Response from TravelPast50 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not Context Travel staff, but yes, the tours are all in English. I've always been pleasantly surprised at how much I learn and how easy the conversation flows. Their docents are great resources for other facets of your... More
Deb B
16 February 2017|
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Response from ContextTravel | Property representative |
Dear Deb B, Thank you for your question. All of our walks, in all of our cities, including Italy, are led in English. Upon request, we can also provide private tours in several other languages, such as Spanish, French... More
24 January 2017|
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Response from Herb S | Reviewed this property |
Try: info@contexttravel Hope that helps. Enjoy Rome. H