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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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Worth the $ to get the best tour company, and Context is it!

Context never disappoints, and in fact, time and again, exceeds expectations. The guides are PhD's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
doodle1957
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Buried Under Rome

If you are interested in what is below ground in Rome and there is a lot, this is a great tour... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
cwalts
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Arizona
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Context never disappoints, and in fact, time and again, exceeds expectations. The guides are PhD's in many cases, but everyone one of them has extensive experience in teaching/guiding and deep knowledge. Priscilla was our guide for the Antica tour, and even though it was 4...More

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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear doodle1957, Thank you for taking time to write a review of your Roma Antica walk with Priscilla! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience, again, with Context. We will look forward to your 5th Context walk some time soon! Warmly, Megan

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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in what is below ground in Rome and there is a lot, this is a great tour. The docent was very knowledgeable and took me to areas that are not easily accessed. Two Mithra sites. The Mithra are an ancient cult...More

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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear cwalts, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent Buried Under Rome walk with Context. We are fascinated, too, but all that lies below the surface in Rome. On your next visit you might enjoy our Underground Rome walk...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

On New Year’s Eve day, Chiara Sulli led us through the markets, cafes, restaurants, history and Christmas traditions of the Trastevere neighbourhood, which includes the old Jewish ghetto. It was instantly clear that she knows everyone there and puts that knowledge to great use giving...More

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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Bob R., Thank you for taking the time for taking the time to write this review. We are delighted that you had such a great experience and we are always happy to read such lovely feedback! Rome at Christmas is a magical place, we...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

I unfortunately cannot recommend Context Tours. We recently used them for 5 different private tours on our trip to Italy (Rome, Florence, and Venice), spending 3-7 hours with each guide. The tours were not cheap: approximately EUR 150 per hour plus tickets. We took several...More

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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback about your experience with Context in Italy. Though it's always more pleasant to receive rave reviews, it's comments like yours that help us maintain our high standards and keep our amazing reputation as a company offering...More

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Reviewed 20 December 2017

A private tour of the Catacombs Underground Rome was booked on a day they were closed without advising us.More

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ContextTravel, Manager at Context Rome Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for taking time to write a review on Trip Advisor. We regret that you had such an unfortunate experience on your recent Underground Rome: The Hidden City walk. The Exedra excavation at the Crypta Balbi museum is a very popular site and only...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

You know when you're taking a tour and comparing how much you're really learning, compared to how little you would have got out of the experience if you'd just wandered around on your own? That's what this tour was like, our docent was clearly very...More

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Reviewed 29 November 2017

I had a Vatican Collections tour with Gregory. He was fantastic and obviously a very knowledgeable guide. He provided a wealth of information about each piece of work including why it was important but also placing the work within the larger context of the Vatican's...More

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Context was the best. We did 3 with Context and all of them were excellent. If you really want to learn and understand the history of what happened in Rome, the art, the archaeology, and how the people lived you can't beat this company. Groups...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We were impressed with our guide's knowledge and his ability to deftly lead our small group through the vast crowds. The Vatican Museum is overwhelming and unless you have days to explore its collections, a good guide is essential. This tour was particularly heavy on...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We loved the Vatican Tour! Rich our guide did a fabulous job pulling the museum, Sistine Chapel and the Basilica together! The information and history is overwhelming and the tour helped tell the story and point out important points and interesting facts that would have...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
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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
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