Ancient Ostia Half-Day Trip From Rome

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Via Giovanni Amendola, 32, 00185 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Follow the sea road to Imperial Rome's historic port at Ostia on a half-day morning tour. After a short 30 minutes ride to Ostia Antica, at the mouth of the Tiber river, you'll reach the wonderfully preserved ruins. Tour through the cultural and social life of this historic settlement with a local guide and gain a tantalizing glimpse into the daily life of ancient Rome.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Led by a local guide

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica, Province of Rome, Lazio

Your visit to Ostia Antica (ancient Ostia) starts at Via Delle Tombe, which leads you to the Porta Romana, one of the city's three gates. This is the beginning of the Decumanus Maximus, the main thoroughfare that crosses the city from north-east to south-west.

You will then arrive at the Terme di Nettuno, where you can admire the beautiful black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Amphitrite, the theatre built by Agrippa, and the Forum which formed the center of the city. Here you will discover the main public buildings, Il Capitolium, the temple of Rome and Augustus, the Basilica and the large thermal baths.

Near the Forum (square) you will also find the House of Diana and the Thermopolium, an ancient Roman bar with a marble counter and a fresco depicting the fruit and foodstuffs that were sold there. At the end of Via dei Dipinti, a museum displays some of the ancient sculptures unearthed at Ostia. 

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Green Line Tours - Day Tours, Rome, Lazio
We wait for the rest of the group at the meeting point, to leave for Umbria.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned coach (maximum 50 people)

Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: This is a Multilingual Tour
  • Departures are guaranteed with a minimum group of 6 participants

Traveler Reviews

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  • 28-Nov-2017

    Well worth half a day. The excavations are very interesting and we were there almost by ourselves the guide spoke perfect English and was more than friendly and helpful. The excavations could fill an entire day but this seem to balance the time available to what you could comfortably see.

  • 16-Jun-2017

    This tour is different as it allows you to get out of Rome and see what life was like outside the city. If your not into walking or cannot do extended walking on non flat surface as this is ancient and paths are dirt at times stone. Bring good walking shoes and don't bring shoes your not afraid to get dirty as the dust from the dirt paths was on shoes and pants. Our guide had a degree in architecture and teaching so information was detailed and interesting. At times the information was hard to retain as you are in ruins which had many layers of cultures living on the site. This dates back to before christ AD. Bring a daypack which has your essentials water bottle, wet-ones, towel or cloth for sweat. Weather in June is hot and this day no exception we did sweat so clothing should be light and absorbent and quick dry. Overall would recommend to anyone this tour who doesn't mind architecture and walking as I clocked 4.5 miles with my Nano.

  • 16-Jun-2017

    This tour was interesting as it was outside of Rome and gave you a sense of life outside the city in ancient times. This tour is not for someone who has challenges with non flat surfaces as it is ancient and is made up of cobblestone or stones placed to make a path. Shoes should be good walking and not shoes your worried to dirty as it is dusty and at times a dirt path. Our tour guide had a degree in architecture and teaching and was very learnard in Greek and Roman history amongst others. Very informative but a lot of information and at one point overwhelming but if you enjoy architecture and can vision this as a working city then you will enjoy immensely. I would recommend this tour for those who don't mind a half day of walking as I clocked on my Nano 4.5 miles of walking. June was hot and if your smart you will bring a day pack with water and other provision such as wet ones or a towel to wipe the sweat as you will. Overall Viator does great thought out tours and this was what they pride themselves on. I would recommend but know it is walking and can be messy as dust was everywhere on my clothes but for me not a problem.

  • 25-Sep-2016

    Fantastic tour, great organisation, saw lots, and the guides were very informative, and enthusiastic,

  • 09-Sep-2016

    Great to get out of Rome for a few hours.The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the site and really made you feel as you were living that era. the site is larger than you think and you could easily spend most of the day there.
    Well worth a visit

  • 11-Aug-2016

    An amazing guide from greenlines georgio old professorlike man with amazing stories bringing back the life of ostia

  • 10-Jul-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 10-Jul-2016

    Although the tour guide was knowledgeable, we were constantly rushed through the tour. Many of us wanted to linger and take photos as it wasn't a tour we would likely go on again. The Neptune mosaic was stunning and well worth the trip to see it.

  • 03-Jun-2016

    Nice trip! Guide fantastic and Ancient Ostia a must when in Rome..

  • 11-May-2016

    Fantastic - what a brilliant site and guide had so much knowledge.

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