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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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Ranked #73 of 746 Activities in Rome
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Context provides an in-depth alternative to traditional tours. Context's Rome walking seminars are an alternative to typical guided tours. With over... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Scarsdale, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Gregory, a native of R.I. who was getting his Master's degree in theology in Rome was our docent. He was friendly, professional, and offered a wealth of information about the Vatican and the art inside St. Peter's. We learned an awful lot from the tour and recommend it highly!

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We signed up for 2 tours because we liked the fact that there is a maximum of 6 people in a group and the guides are specialists in their fields. It is expensive but in our opinion, it is well worth the money and makes the whole experience memorable. Our first tour was the Vatican Tour with our guide, Felix.... More

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Villa Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We signed up for two tours because we liked the use of Docent approach that they have. Its a little more expensive but the groups are much smaller and the guides are much more informative. It started with a sent PDF showing the area, layout, the history, and recommended literature and even nearby recommendations for food. We started on the... More

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Tuxedo Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We did three Context tours (Colosseum, Vatican museum, and general walking of Rome). In all cases, the guide enhanced the experience dramatically with historical perspective, personal observations, and unique insights. Exhibits became alive as they described and compared details of various paintings. Since the largest group was 5 people, we had the opportunity to ask all of our questions and... More

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Hilary did an outstanding job on our private tour of the Borghese Gallery. We managed to have some of Bernini's greats to ourselves. She was an excellent teacher but was also a font of fascinating stories about the people behind the art. She has a naturally charismatic presence that the kids enjoyed. Grazie mille!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We took the mythology tour with our children ages 10, 8, and 5. Lauren was our guide. She was very knowledgeable and engaging and was excellent with the children. Our daughters know quite a bit about mythology but our son (the youngest) does not, and he started to feel left out. Lauren adeptly pulled him back in by directly asking... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We booked the Colosseum tour with four adults and two kids (8 and 6 yrs old) and absolutely loved our guide, Linda. Linda was great engaging the kids just as much as the adults and ensuring there was a rest half way through with a colouring in activity while she continued explaining the history. The three hours went very quickly... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Best advanced planning we did! Tours are easy to find and punctual. Groups are small (6 in each). Guides (Bene & Patriczia) were fantastic. Both had backgrounds in history and archeology, and I mean have actually worked in the field. Both seemed to give enough information without overwhelming the group. You won't be sorry. Kinda wish we had booked an... More

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We were challenged to identify the mythological gods/goddesses represented with the cards Liz provided as part of the tour. My kids have had some instruction through school about the Roman Gods so it was good to see them using what they know. The cost was reasonable given the length and the quality of the tour... More

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sonoma, california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This was our third Context Tour. We have loved them all. We had a Vatican Tour many years ago. This was our first experience with Context. It was so positive that when we traveled to Pompeii a few years later, we arranged another tour with Context. Again, we had an excellent tour and docent. This year, we took our 13... More

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