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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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Vatican Collections Tour - stunning

You know when you're taking a tour and comparing how much you're really learning, compared to how... read more

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Vatican Collections Tour

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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 1 week ago

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

Thank CharlesN99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank texas5048
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Vicki B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Toni M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank John N Leianne S
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Antonella, our archeologist guide, provided a tour of the Colosseum that was a highlight of our trip to Italy. Her tour was a mini liberal arts education. We learned about the people who built this timeless building, how they built it, why it was built...More

Thank sharoncC7138KQ
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I can't even imagine seeing the Vatican in any way except with Context Tours. This is our second time with Context at the Vatican and it was wonderful. This time Valeria was our docent. She was informative, engaging and answered all the questions we had....More

Thank VAWrights
Reviewed 30 October 2017

My husband and I don't usually take guided tours, instead using my collection of detailed books like the Blue Guide. Context Travel is our exception; we have taken a number of tours with Context Travel, in Rome and Venice, and have found each of them...More

Thank Lexma90
Reviewed 29 October 2017

There were five of us, the maximum, in our tour of Galleria Borghese. Our docent was a passionate art historian who conveyed a lot of information engagingly and entertainingly. Entrance to the Galleria is limited to two hours and it would be impossible to see...More

Thank MParkyn
Reviewed 25 October 2017

My take is these PhD tour guides can go deep in certain areas, but often they aren't good "tour guides"...can't hear them speak if group is larger than 2...and they miss some fundamentals you would get with regular tour guides. Not sure it's worth the...More

2  Thank Stephen P
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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
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
24 January 2017|
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Response from Herb S | Reviewed this property |
Try: info@contexttravel Hope that helps. Enjoy Rome. H