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Address: Via Santa Maria Maggiore 145 | Int 14, 00185 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: +39 06 9672 7371
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Description: 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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There's no better way of touring the Vatican

We splurged and booked a private tour of the Vatican with Context tours. We concluded that this was the only way to tour the Vatican, effectively and meaningfully. Our guide was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We splurged and booked a private tour of the Vatican with Context tours. We concluded that this was the only way to tour the Vatican, effectively and meaningfully. Our guide was knowledgeable and insightful, and figured out fairly quickly what our interests were and what our prior level of knowledge was. There was so much to see and so much... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We recently returned from a trip to Italy. During our time in Rome we booked a tour with Context Travel for the Vatican. The tour was everything we hoped for, a small group, and a very knowledgeable and personable guide. The price was reasonable and the content of the tour provided a great overview of the history of the Vatican... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Our tour guide on the 'Jewish Ghetto and Trastevere,' (a most interesting and obscure aspect of Roman history) was Richard Bowen. Richard was a genuine find! At first meeting he was extremely likable. He gave us a birds eye view of not only the area, but also, the conditions of the Jewish Ghetto at various periods in Roman history. It... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We took 3 tours in May 2015 with Context (Roma Antica, Underground Rome, and Arte Vaticana). Each tour had a different docent with at least a Master's Degree in Archaeology or Art History. Each tour was exceptional because the docents encouraged participation and questions so that it felt like you were getting a personalized guided experience. The guides were also... More 

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Vancouver, BC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We did two tours with Context in Rome: Arte Vaticana and Roma Antica Arte Vaticana: This was a wonderful tour, the instructions on where to meet the docent was very clear and she promptly met us at 8 am to lead us into the Vatican. She was very knowledgable and sometimes it can get a bit too in depth of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had two different tours and docents in Rome - Ostia Antica with Janet and the Vatican with Fiorenzia. Both very professional, knowledgeable and informative and a delight to spend time with. Best guided tours we have done.

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Context is a cut above other tour groups. We met Fiorenzia, our beautiful guide, at the designated location across from the Vatican promptly at 8 am. We were one of only two couples, so it was basically a private tour. How fortunate for us! Fiorenzia was a knowledgeable, well-spoken, and classy guide who filled us with insightful details before we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I find the informative and enlightening private tour by Giovanna to be a highlight of our first Roman holiday. She was marvelous and knowledgeable and made the tour of the Vatican City much more illustrative. Thank you Context Tours. Pam and Michael Serisawa

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was our first trip to Rome and we didn't want to miss seeing the Vatican and Sistine Chapel. We wanted to avoid the long lines and we don't like large group tours. Context Rome Tours was perfect for our needs. We had 6 people in the tour group (my husband and myself and 4 strangers, all from US). Gregory,... More 

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Nebraska City, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I confess up front that my better half and I are huge Context tour fans. Over the course of two weeks in Italy, we completed approximately fifteen tours with them in Rome, Florence and Venice in a combination of group and private tours. I also admit to a newly discovered fascination with Caravaggio. I knew absolutely nothing about him, nor... More 

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