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Context Rome Tours

#37 of 756 Tours in Rome
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Address: Via Santa Maria Maggiore 145 | Int 14, 00185 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 9672 7371
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00

Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. Context's...

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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Engaging and in-depth tour

We were a study abroad group from America. I've been on many tours with students over the years, and this was the most engaging. The docents really knew their subject matter and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Hamilton, Ohio

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a study abroad group from America. I've been on many tours with students over the years, and this was the most engaging. The docents really knew their subject matter and took extra care to tailor the tour to our academic needs. I recommend for any traveler who wants a thoughtful and intellectual experience. I'm planning some personal travel... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were traveling independently but still wanted the expertise of a professional tour guide for the "special" places. We used Context Tours in Rome and Florence and were so pleased with the service. We felt like we were getting the "inside" stories on all the places we hired them for.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting and educational tour with behind-the-scenes and cut the line access. I've been on six Context Rome Tours... Intro to Rome, Ancient Forum/Palatine Hill and Colosseum, and the Arte Vatican and Sistine Chapel over 3 different trips to Rome. Each one has been excellent... very small so you get to know the tour guide and they adjust the tour... More 

Thank Eaginse
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A remarkable experience that surpassed my expectations. If you have a passion for art and the renaissance doing this tour is a must. Our guide (our group was just 5) was Cecelia. Her knowledge is clearly huge and her passion is infectious. It was a very personal experience. The booking online not a simple as it might be but I... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very convenient and very informative. Our tour leader gave just the right amount of info, i.e. not too much and not too little. She is an art history professor and one of the authors of the latest tour books about Rome. Price competitive with other companies.

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Larchmont, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i hired context for two tours -- a vatican tour with Alessandra Poli (vatican museum, sistine chapel, st peters) and Philip Ditchfield (underground rome) -- my only regret is that i didn't hire them both for more time ... Alessandra clear and wonderful explanations of the artworks, the history and the political scene during the time were wonderful -- My... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Huge thanks to Dimos whose knowledge and passion for Ancient Rome absolutely made our trip. It was such a treat to visit the Colleseum, Pallantine Hill and the Roman Forum with someone who not only knew the history but could also talk knowledgeably about the current hypothesis and insights gained from the archeological digs ongoing having been part of them.... More 

Thank Fussy0nes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

It is impossible to overpraise my small group's experience with Context. We toured the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter's Basilica with the witty, deeply informed Livia, and her expertise opened these rich sites to us in a way we could never have managed on our own. Livia curated these rich sites for us, helping us to note points we surely... More 

Thank Erin M
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We did three Rome tours with Context, all private family tours: Underground Rome (with Linda Nolan), Ancient Rome Discovery (with Valeria Pugiotto), and Vatican (with Agnes Crawford). There where four people in our group, two adults, and two children (ages 10 and 12) and each tour was informative and interesting for everyone in our group. The guides where interactive, entertaining,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Liz Brewster was a wonder docent. Informed, passionate and pleasant. Encouraged us to ask questions and she always seemed to have the answers. Just a wonderful, special experience. Worth every penny.

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