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Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio
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Visit the ruins of Ostia Antica on this tour from Rome. Sometimes known as the better Pompeii for the excellent preservation status of its buildings, forums and artwork, Ostia Antica is an archaeological site that was once the port city of Ancient Rome. Youll travel to and from the site by train, and then take a 2.5-hour walking tour of the ruins with a guide. Be wowed by the intact condition of ancient structures such as the amphitheater, Baths of Neptune, taverns and more.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Excellent value for money
- Small group ensures personal service
- All entrance fees included
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Stop At: Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Ostia Antica, Province of Rome, Lazio
Your tour starts at a meeting location in Rome, where youll meet your guide, who provides your round-trip train ticket. Then hop aboard the train for the ride southwest of Rome to Ostia Antica, which lies near the coast.
When you arrive, take a 2.5-hour leisurely walking tour through the ancient ruins, noting their highly preserved state for which this archaeological site is so renowned. Dating as far back as the 4th century BC, the ruins include structures like an amphitheater, the Forum of the Corporations, the Collegiate Temple, taverns and public baths. Once home to more than 100,000 people, Ostia was the port city of Ancient Rome.
Walk along the main road, Decumanus Maximus, while your guide tells you stories about life in town. Admire the intact Roman statues that line the walkways; pass by the Baths of Neptune, crowned by a mosaic that depicts the Roman god of the sea behind a 4-hourse chariot; and take a seat in the amphitheater, which dates back to 12 BC and was built to hold 3,500 spectators. Shops and apartments make up some of the smaller buildings. When your time at the site is up, youll return to Rome by train.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Train ticket to and from Rome
Small group tour (maximum 25 people)
Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Children under the age of 18 might be requested to show their ID card at the entrance of the site, so please bring it with you on the tour.
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
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No crowds, excellent ruins, fantastic informative guide. Did this on my own during a scheduled bus tour. Easy to reach the meet point by metro. Guide was outstanding. Learned a lot. You can stay as long as you want at the ruins and return on your own on the train. A highlight of my trip.Enjoyed as much or more than Pompeii.
Excellent guide and an interesting insight into Roman life. Took the train from Rome and spent a day exploring this ancient seaport.
amazing site (only comparable with pompei and herculaneum but less crowded), exelent guide, perfect weather (can't guaranty for that).
if you are interested in roman urban structures this tour is highly recommended
The tour guide Andrea was very knowledgeable and the tour was a great experience. Loved that you got all of the history and then could stay to explore if you wanted.
a great way to see what an original Roman town looked like and worked.Our guide Rebecah Antica was brilliant. Passionate about her work!
We have been to Rome several times, but have never visited Ostia before. Tours sourced through Viator never disappoint. But this tour was exceptional. The ruins are magnificent at this site. But the reason we enjoyed this excursion as much as we did was our guide. Rebecca filled the morning with so much information about life in the ancient city. Beyond that, she offered tips on navigating our way through the transportation systems in the city. Rebecca actually learned the names and home cities of all the tour members and then pointed out connections or things that she thought would be especially meaningful based on all that she learned about us on the train ride to the site. Rebecca clearly loves what she does and she made the trip delightful for us.
My group of 4 joined a couple others for an enlightening tour of Ostia Antica. The guide answered all of our questions and had a very good presentation.
Ostia Antica is a must see while visiting Roma. Everything is so well preserved and the history is fascinating. The original mosaics are beautiful and the fact that you're able to walk through the ancient buildings is incredible. Our tour guide Rebecca was the best (if you're reading this thank you again). We preferred this tour to the Pompeii tour, so if you're not sure if you have time for Ostia, I would suggest making the time.
This tour was quite interesting and full of lots of information, however, the pace of the tour was a little bit slow for our taste (we're in our late 30s). We understand that tour guides have the tough task of catering to all ages/health but we wish we would have skipped this tour and explored on our own. Far too much time was spent in the "Market Area" behind the theater - time that could have been spent exploring some of the more interesting areas (like the marine port and synagogue). Explanations were often lengthy with the group standing around for several minutes. We prefer tours that "move" a little bit more. But those that prefer a slower style/pace will like this tour.
My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Ostia was a welcome escape from the chaotic bustle of Rome, and because it’s a relatively unspoiled site we were able to get up close and personal to a well preserved Roman town.
Above all our guide, Rebecca, was so helpful and knowledgeable; she went above and beyond to make the tour worthwhile.