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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 #70 of 743 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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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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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited the Vatican with Francesca Barbarini and were thoroughly impressed with her knowledge of and passion for the art and it's political significance at the time it was painted. Francesca is lovely and did a great job of helping us navigate the oceans of visitors that were enjoying the Vatican with us! We met her at a café across... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Based on a family recommendation, my wife booked a private walking tour with Context called "Mythology Workshop" that was part of the "Rome Kids" program and seemed like a wonderful introductory tour to take with our teenage children. Our docent Jose was everything promised in the marketing material--a retired professor who was not only quite knowledgeable but had a gift... More

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austin,tx
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and I chose to do the Arte Vaticana tour based on reviews, early entrance, and expected expert docents. The day of the tour we show up at the Vatican entrance 30 minutes early and attempt to locate the docent. Context Travel was no where to be found. Other groups guides were very helpful. I was eventually able to... More

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Paul B, Manager at Context Rome Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, your comments are extremely important to us, it allows us to improve, learn about our weaknesses and become better. When you add a walk to our calendar that is tentative, it means that it is still pending as we have not yet received the minimum number of reservations to run... More

Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My husband and I reserved two tours with this company - Vatican and the Coliseum. Both docents were truly experts not only on the sites but the history of Rome and the Roman Empire. We had Agnes for the Coliseum and Livia for the Vatican. They were both not only knowledgeable, but very nice people as well. Livia, specially was... More

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Hudson, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We spent an afternoon touring the Coliseum and Imperial Rome with Phil D. It could not have been more interesting. His knowledge of history and archeology made the 5 person tour fascinating and taught us much that we did not know. The following day we participated in a Group walk with Livia G. We toured the Vatican including the Sistine... More

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sydney
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We've used Context Tours many times now and they continue to provide fantastic, personable guides who really make sense of difficult to navigate sites such as the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the Roman forum. This trip four of us met up with Livia, an archaeologist who is absolutely passionate about her work and her city. Over the four hours we... More

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