- City: Rome
- Duration: 4hrs
- Start Time: Flexible (9:00AM - 12:30PM)
Travel back in time to Rome as it was 1,800 years ago on our private, half-day Ostia Antica tours.
Known as "the better Pompeii", Ostia Antica offers a fascinating insight into life in the Roman empire.
- Our Ostia Antica tours from Rome include round-trip transport, entrance tickets & a private guide.
EXTENDED TOUR DESCRIPTION
TRAVEL BACK IN TIME TO “THE BETTER POMPEII”.
On our private Ostia Antica tours, you’ll travel back to the year 200 A.D. and walk the streets of a busy Ancient Roman port town, visiting its most important and interesting sights.
Once on the spot where the Tiber River and sea intersected, Ostia Antica served as Rome’s main port. Toga-clad Romans would have been bustling through the streets you see today, working to protect the main city or to receive the olive oil, wine, grain, and other treasures from the far-flung points of the Empire. Many others, though, were simply here holidaying. In fact, the same characteristics that tempted ancient Romans to vacation in Ostia still apply, from the cool sea breezes to the tranquility, making Ostia Antica the perfect escape from Rome even today!
SEE THE TOWN COME TO LIFE WITH TALES AND ANECDOTES FROM YOUR GUIDE.
Traveling with an expert guide, you’ll visit all the best sites and learn to identify them for what they once were, making sense of mosaics, strange pots and structures. We’ve spent years building our team of experts – passionate and knowledgeable guides with fluent English – to ensure that you’re getting the best from every minute of your Ostia Antica tour from Rome.
Take in the fresh air, and feel the city come alive, as you discover everything from Ostia’s ancient amphitheater to bathhouse. And, lest you think we’ve changed all that much in 2,000 years, you’ll even see the tavern, complete with marble bar; the restaurant, with frescoes showing you what kind of food you could order; a hotel where you can climb up to the second story; and public toilets you can actually sit on. Just don’t blame us if, by the end of the tour, you suddenly start speaking in Latin and wishing you hadn’t forgotten your toga!
SIT BACK, RELAX AND ENJOY. WE TAKE CARE OF ALL THE DETAILS.
Our Ostia Antica tour includes the round-trip train tickets from Rome. You’ll simply follow your guide onboard a train for a short 45-minute journey. Ostia Antica entrance tickets are also included in the price of your tour and your guide will accompany you back to Rome on the train too (unless you’d rather hang out for longer or travel to the nearby beach), so you don’t need to worry about any of the details.
If you’re interested in Ancient Rome and archaeology but don’t have time to travel all the way to Pompeii; or if you’d simply like to escape the city for a few hours and see something (wildly) different, our Ostia Antica tours from Rome are the perfect respite.
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