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Expert-led Private Orientation Tour of Rome (2 Hours)

Context Travel

Rome, Italy

Valid for Travel Now Through: 23 Mar 2019

Expert-led Private Orientation Tour of Rome (2 Hours )

Rome, Italy

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

12 and Above

Activity Level



Rome is a vibrant city full of energy, history and of course scooters. It can be intimidating to know where to go, what to do, and how to find anything that's not already listed in a guidebook. In this two-hour experience, we want to share our city with you: what makes it different and special, and how to feel like a local while you are there. Ideal for your day of arrival, or very beginning of your trip, whether it's your first visit or your fifth, our Welcome To series is designed to orient you to the neighborhood you are staying in, as well as the city itself.

Our Context docent will meet you in the lobby of your hotel or in front of your apartment, armed with maps, guidebooks and other materials. The first hour will be spent in a nearby cafe, using these materials to acclimate you to the neighborhood and to help you understand where you are staying in relation to the layout of the city. If you have booked additional walks with us, our docent will bring your itinerary with them, in order to answer any questions you might have about transportation (e.g. metro vs bus), location and directions. Do you want to know the ideal time of day to visit certain museums or the best hole-in-the-wall restaurant to eat authentic cacio e pepe? We will provide you with plenty of recommendations and insider's tips to fill your time in Rome.

Next we will head out into the neighborhood, popping our heads into any places that pique our interest, from the bar where you can get the best cappuccino in the morning, to a nearby church which will undoubtedly have an interior worth noting, showing you what makes your neighborhood special and so authentically Roman. We will explain local customs (How do you buy produce in the local market? What's the correct word for that breakfast pastry glistening with sugar? What is the local aperitivo of choice?) and share with you a bit of the area's history.

During these two hours together you will have the unique opportunity to take from our docent's knowledge, expertise and love for their city, all you need to shape your stay. In order to get the best out of our time together, we recommend you let us know what it is that you would like to learn/experience whilst in Rome. We want you to love the city as much as we do!

This experience is part of our Welcome To series which aims to orient visitors to Context cities.

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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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