Relive The Ancient Ostia: Half-Day Tour From Rome

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Relive the glory of Ancient Rome with us on a guided visit to Ostia Antica! Visit this once lively harbor town founded in the 4th century BC. Ancient Ostia is commonly referred to as The Better Pompeii due to the astonishing preservation of its buildings. You will stroll through ancient taverns, baths, apartments, groceries and theatres and their present condition so strikingly exceeds that of the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum and Pompeii, that it seems a misnomer to call them ruins.

Highlights

  • Skip the line
  • Small-group tour

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Ancient Ostia is commonly referred to as “The Better Pompeii” due to the astonishing preservation of its buildings. You will stroll through ancient taverns, baths, apartments, groceries and theatres and their present condition so strikingly exceeds that of the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum and Pompeii, that it seems a misnomer to call them ‘ruins’.

Here it’s easy to let your imagination fly and feel like you’ve been transported back in time in this once bustling Roman harbor town the isolated ruins reveal no sign of the modern world so you’ll have a truly authentic experience! Walk the main street, the Decumanus Maximus, while your tour guide regales you with fascinating stories of the past. The Roman statues lining the walkways are in such perfect condition you’ll feel as though you are walking amongst the ancient Romans themselves! You’ll even be enticed to take a dip in the Baths of Neptune, which are crowned by an impressively intact mosaic of the sea god being drawn by a four horse chariot.

And if you are a theatre fan, you will be astounded by Ancient Ostia’s amphitheatre take your place in the stands as 3,500 ancient Roman spectators once did back in 12 BC when it was first constructed. Then feel free to relax for a moment with a friend on the communal forica or toilettes just as the Romans did! Don’t miss the chance to experience the “Better Pompeii”, the tour of Ancient Ostia, a Roman experience.

Inclusions for Relive The Ancient Ostia: Half-Day Tour From Rome

  • Visit to the archaeological site of Ancient Ostia
  • Admission ticket Ancient Ostia
  • 3 hours professional local guide
  • Small group tour max 12 people
  • Transportation in a minivan with air-conditioned

Exclusions for Relive The Ancient Ostia: Half-Day Tour From Rome

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Dress code is smart casual

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This was an excellent tour! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the various points in history that Ostia played. The mosaics are amazing! Really liked having the hotel pick-up/return feature of this tour -made it very easy!

  • Our guide was well versed in the history of the city and being in a small group was great. The drive was pleasant and gave you a chance to see the area outside of Rome proper. Fascinating to see how well the Romans laid out the city and to see the extensive tile works in one of the baths was marvelous. Nice break from the hustle and bustle of Rome.

  • Perfect way to see Ostia, there were four on the tour, very smooth in to see the city after a short ride in a van. We were met at the gate by our guide, who took us to see the city at our own pace. We never felt rushed, and were able to see the most important parts of the city. I recommend this trip to anybody, we almost overlooked this tour, and I am so happy we found it

  • Our guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. The small size enabled the guide to answer all our questions and the pace was set by us. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

  • Amazing tour, our guide Emiliano Grasso was excellent. He provided a great commentary on all the buildings and sites we visited. The city was not crowded and is a short ride from Rome. We really enjoyed hearing the history and seeing the buildings, the baths and the mosaics. If you like getting up close and personal to history then this tour is for you. There is a place to buy gifts as well as a food cafe and a museum.

  • A absolutely fantastic experience. So much to see and take in our guide, Emiliano was personable and knowledgeable. He also gave us time on our own whenever we wanted or needed it. Very customer focused. Dropped us of at Saint Clements at our request instead of back at our hotel, this saved us time and effort. Much appreciated. Well done Emiliano, thanks from Gerard and Sylvia.

  • Very interesting well worth the trip out there from Rome. Donald was most accomadating to all of us even our handicap 3. He took his time answered questions. Was a good time.

  • Our tour guide, Emilio, was very well-versed and passionate about the history of Ostia Antica. His friendly demeanor and fluent English made this in-depth tour very enjoyable, grazie Emilio!

  • Ended up being a private trip for our group of 6 in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Emilio, our tour guide, took cues from the group as to our pace and interests. He was pleasant and professional as he shared the history of ancient Ostia and took time to answer individual questions. Took a break at the cafeteria and gave us time for snacks with no pressure to be at the bus by X time. Relaxed and friendly. By far, one of the best tours I've ever taken.

  • Very nice tour with a comprehensive look at an ancient city, different than Rome because nothing has been built over the top of it. Our guide back to ancient Ostia was Donald, who did a terrific job infusing us with his passion for the cite. We have been quite satisfied with all the tours we booked with Viator as well as their service: website, communications, changes, confirmations, etc. everything went smoothly making our trip that much more enjoyable.

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