Ostia Antica: The Lesser-Known Roman Town

5 hr

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Private Tour

This tour is perfect for those seeking to explore ancient Roman ruins without all the hustle and bustle of  visiting Rome's ancient sites. Do not be fooled by a relatively unknown reputation. Ostia is very large, fantastically well preserved and rich in archaeological sites - it spans an area of 10,000 acres and its main street is over a mile long.

  • Perfect for those in search of less travelled Roman ruins!
  • Conveniently greet your...
This tour is perfect for those seeking to explore ancient Roman ruins without all the hustle and bustle of  visiting Rome's ancient sites. Do not be fooled by a relatively unknown reputation. Ostia is very large, fantastically well preserved and rich in archaeological sites - it spans an area of 10,000 acres and its main street is over a mile long.

  • Perfect for those in search of less travelled Roman ruins!
  • Conveniently greet your friendly guide at your hotel.
  • Enjoy a private vehicle roundtrip from your hotel
  • Explore the fabulous, expansive site with an expert in the field.
  • Enter ancient homes, shops, amphitheatres, markets, temples, a prison, roads.
  • Visit the Museum: see artworks & family possessions recovered from the site.
Located near the ancient sea port of Ostia, the site is still being excavated by archaeologists and it is easy to paint a picture of bustling streets, farmers' markets and Roman society in full swing. Enter homes, shops, taverns, places of worship and transport yourself back to a lost time when people slept, ate and lived here.  A personal, expert guide gives you the perfect insight and perspective to truly understand the ruins and helps you to fully enjoy its fascinating history and hidden points of interest.


Tour duration
5 hours

Type of tour
Driver tour - you will have your own luxury private vehicle accompanying you throughout the tour.

Tickets included
Entrance tickets to Ostia are not included as they must be bought on the day with your guide. 


Other inclusions
Gratuities optional
Customisable - simply ask us

Suitable for
Family, Friends, History Buffs, Culture Vulture

Attractions along this route:

Ostia Antica
This well preserved port town allows a real glimpse at day-to-day existence in the ancient Roman Empire.

Porta Romana
Inscriptions at one of three main gates, framed by the 1st century BC walls of Sulla.

Baths of Neptune
Ancient public baths coated in beautiful mosaics and designs, which have survived astoundingly intact.

Thermopolium
Precursor to the snack-bars and cafés of modern Rome, which was used by common people who had no kitchens.

Ostia Antica Museum
Housed on the ground floor of a building dating back to the 15th century. Contains artwork, statues and family possessions recovered from the site.
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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 48 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 48 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.