Day Tour

Ancient Rome for Families (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Context Travel

Rome, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 06 Aug 2019

Ancient Rome for Families (2 Hours 30 Minutes)

Rome, Italy

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing

Meals

None

Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level

Moderate

Description

The Louvre museum contains thousands of works of art which tell endless intriguing stories. What are Hercules or goddess Diana chasing? What do tombs tell us about pharaohs? What were the symbols of Louis XIV and Napoleon? Our 2.5 hour interactive Louvre walk, led by specially trained family friendly art historians, provides an interactive learning experience of art for children.

We’ll begin each walk by learning a bit about the history of the museum and the stories surrounding the building of the palace and its evolution. We will have to look carefully… there might be some secrets for us to discover in the palace’s old moat. Then, we might journey off to ancient Egypt to investigate the pharaonic legends told through their hieroglyphs. We’ll certainly venture to ancient Greece, perhaps first through the famous Venus de Milos... why doesn’t she have arms? What else can we learn from her pose? We will also see how the Renaissance French royals repurposed greek symbolism for their own identity.

Traveling through the painting wings, we could see the curious smile of the heroine Mona Lisa or debate who is more heroic: Napoleon or the brothers in the Oath of the Horatii. At each stop, our docent, will engage the young adventurers with inquisitive questions and activities in addition to putting the works into their art historical context. By the end of the tour, participants will not only have discovered numerous fascinating characters and stories, but also have attained a grasp of the evolution of art history and hopefully in consequence change the way the children will experience museums.

About Us

The Context vision is to create an atmosphere—a context, if you will—for curious travelers to engage with local experts; to give them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of sight to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and heritage that make these cultural capitals amazing. With no more than six people, you'll participate in an intimate, hands-on, conversational experience. No Tour Guides - Our docents are first and foremost scholars or specialists, with MAs, Ph.D.s, or other terminal degrees in their fields of study.

Insider Tip

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Terms & Conditions

Context walks can be cancelled up to 48 hours prior to the walk with an 85% refund. Within 48 hours all reservations are final and cannot be refunded. Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather. If you are running late for your meeting with our docent, we ask that you call to alert us so that we can relay the message to the docent. No shows are treated as last-minute cancellations and are non-refundable. Cancellations within three business days need to be made by phone to the emergency number provided in your confirmation email. Cancellations within three business days made via email or by calling our U.S. 800 number may not be honored. Other terms and conditions may apply.



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By: Joe C


Reviewed on: 27 Jun 2018

Without question they did a superb job.
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"The Great European Tour"

By: MJ


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

The trip was our first experience with Context and it was amazing!
Travel Advisor:  Donna Peacock
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By: Shari


Reviewed on: 17 Nov 2018

The 6 person maximum of Context tours really made for an intimate learning experience. The docents they get to lead the groups were top notch!
Travel Advisor:  Kelly Millington