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From Rome: Ostia Antica 4-Hour Guided Tour

4.6 / 5

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From Rome: Ostia Antica 4-Hour Guided Tour

From $216.34 per person

Discover the ancient port of Rome and its ruins on a guided tour of Ostia Antica, just a 20-minute train ride from the city center. Learn the history of the city at the archaeological site, and see stunning frescoes, a well-preserved theater and more.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • See the well-preserved Roman theater of Ostia Antica
  • Learn about Rome’s sinful side, in the local brothel
  • Visit the Capitolium, the Baths of Neptune and the House of Diana
  • Experience the eerie tombs at Ostia’s Necropolis
  • Discover remarkably well-preserved Roman temples
Full description
Journey back in time to the days of the Roman Empire on a half-day tour of Ostia Antica, the ancient harbor city that once served Ancient Rome. Journey by train from the "Eternal City" in less than 20 minutes, accompanied by an expert guide. Then, explore an archaeological site said by many to be more beautiful - and certainly less crowded - than Pompeii. Located at the "mouth" of the River Tiber, Ostia was the gateway (and gate keeper) of Rome in ancient times. Learn the history of the city and its importance to the Roman Republic. Hear how grains from Sicily, marble from Africa, slaves from Asia and wine from Spain were all processed in the port city on their way to Rome. See ancient shops that remain intact, such as a fish shop with its stunning mosaics. Discover one of the best preserved Roman theaters in the world, still used for occasional performances to this day. Marvel at the monuments of the Capitolium at the very heart of public life in the city. Enter the private houses of former citizens, and enjoy the green and pleasant surroundings. A restaurant and cafe is located inside the park for your convenience when you want a break from history!
Includes
  • Admission ticket
  • Train ticket
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Piazzale Ostiense, 5 (near the "M" sign of the metro, facing the train station), Rome.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Comfortable shoes and a hat are strongly recommended
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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I highly recommend this tour with this company while in Rome.

Wonderful tour easily done while in Rome. Our guide was Daniel and he was fantastic. His knowledge of Ostia Antica brought it to life for us. He was very patient with our questions and able to provide us with all the info. Would highly recommend this tour with this company

November 11, 2017

Educated knowledgeable guide. Very small group. Very good indeed. Only thing that could be improved is the meeting spot at Piramide metro. It was a bit dodgy waiting there.

July 3, 2018

Guide unprofessional

She had no signage or identification- difficult to locate. Didn’t know where entrance to trains was. Seemed more interested in her dog( who was not with her). She must have showed us 50 pictures of it. She was total looney and we ended tour early to get away from her and see the ruins in peace. She even made us carry her bag. Won’t use this company again.

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June 14, 2018

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