• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 137.06 View price calendar

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Feel like you’ve traveled back in time at the remarkably well-preserved ruins of the Ancient Ostia. Sometimes referred to as ‘The Better Pompeii,’ this archaeological complex features remains of a once-glorious Roman city including baths, taverns, homes marketplaces and a striking amphitheater. On this half-day tour, travel in an air-conditioned minivan with a small group and learn about the Ostia’s fascinating history on a guided tour.

Highlights

  • Half-day tour from Rome to the Ancient Ostia
  • Relive the glory of ancient Rome at the well-preserved archaeological site
  • Learn about life in the ancient empire as you stroll among the remains of bathhouses, apartments, marketplaces and theaters
  • See why the Ostia is referred to as 'The Better Pompeii'
  • Tour size is limited for a more personalized small-group experience
  • Travel in an air-conditioned minivan

What You Can Expect

Relive the Ancient Ostia: Half-Day Tour from Rome

Ancient Ostia

Customer Reviews

Lynn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

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!

r.siener83

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

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.

nsackett

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

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

chandria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

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.

frankd United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

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.

gerard b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

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.

rnllc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

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.

Donald V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

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!

Jill S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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.

Marla P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

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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