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This is a walking tour, and we will at sometimes be on rugged terrain and may walk up and down a few stairs.
Getting to Ostia is easy! You can either take a short train ride to the site or we can collect you from your hotel in a private vehicle.
You'll meet your guide either at the train station in Ostia or directly onsite. Upon arrival, your guide will introduce you to the wonders of Ostia Antica!
As you begin your guided tour, you will soon realize why Ostia Antica is considered one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world.
Once the main entrance to the city, you'll learn why this particular door was named "The Roman Gate" as your guide leads you past it and into the heart of the ancient city.
"Decumanus" was used to describe one of the main roads that ran eat-west through many Ancient Roman cities. As you step foot on this main street you will see the city starting to take shape around you.
The center of everyday life in the Ancient Roman world, your private guide will explain the importance of these baths for purposes other than just, well...bathing!
The man known as the right hand of Emperor Augustus and the founder of the great Pantheon, also had his influence in Ostia. You'll visit his glorious theater and learn about the ancient Roman spectacles.
Sit on the steps that Romans once sat on thousands of years ago as you imagine the excitement of the audience before the shows, the laughter and the awe.
Hungry? There may not be any produce on sale, but you'll visit a bakers where they made and sold bread 2,000 years ago!
Like all Roman cities, in the heart of Ostia you'll discover a majestic central square. This is definitely worth charging the camera batteries for.
As you learn more about the people of Ostia, you will be taken to see the small shrine that was dedicated to Lares, otherwise known as the divine protectors of Emperor Augustus. Speaking of VIP…
Not somewhere you thought we'd take you? At Ostia's public toilets, your guide will explain the importance of "privacy" in ancient Roman society and give you a giggle or two. Blushing is permitted.
You will be able to see wall paintings from the 2nd Century AD as you wander inside the ruins of houses in Ostia.
Known as the "road of tombs", on your Ostia Antica tour you will walk through an ancient cemetery with remains dating back to 2nd Century BC. Now that's old!
Just like any major Roman city, Ostia had a well developed system of water supply and draining of excess waters. Learn all about these genius ancient engineers.
Stay and explore Ostia Antica further on your own after the tour! Or if you’re ready to return to the city, your guide will assist you in getting back to the train station or to your private car.
Forget the crowds. This experience extracts you from the teaming masses, keeping it authentic and local so that hoards of tourists do not ruin your day.
Join our highly educated and passionate team of guides, consisting of art historians, phd archeologists, and architects that truly love what they do.
When the tour is over, not only can you stay to explore the site on your own, but you can hop over to nearby town and enjoy time at the beach!
Archaeological site of unrivaled level of preservation waiting to be discovered.
You can tell we love Rome by our name, but The Roman Guy also loves the areas surrounding the Eternal City. That's why he jumped at the chance to show people Ostia Antica - the place they like to call the "Pompeii of Rome".
Ideal for those of you trying to find a perfect opportunity to explore a little area outside of the capital. Only 15 miles away from Rome, but a stark contrast to the hustle and bustle of the big busy city, lies this quiet oasis and what can best be described as an archaeologist’s dream!
Founded at the mouth of the Tiber river, Ostia was Rome’s main harbor for centuries, providing trade and also protecting the city from invasions from the sea. Unsurprisingly, the town became an extremely important center in the Imperial era, and had reached a population of around 100,000 inhabitants by the 3rd Century AD. What's left of the city? A lot actually! And you'll explore the highlights and hidden gems on our Ostia Antica Private Rome Tour.
Whether you choose to arrive at Ostia by public transport or arrange a private transfer through The Roman Guy, our expert guide will accompany you to the archaeological site, introducing you to its history and then taking you on journey through the streets of this harbor city. Evident upon arrival, Ostia has been so carefully preserved that your imagination will really have the chance to run wild when your guide dives right into all the historical facts and stories concerning the area.
You will walk the roads, sit in the piazza’s and forums, visit an old bakers and peek into what were once the public bathrooms of this once flourishing city! It will not be hard for you to relive the ancient days and really imagine the lifestyle of the Ostia people with our expert English-speaking guide.
In preparation for our Ostia Antica tour, a friendly piece of advice would be to pack your camera and make sure it is fully charged. You'll be snapping away throughout the tour to make sure your friends back home actually believe that much of this ancient city is still standing!
If you would like to arrange private round trip transportation by car, select the Add-on to your right that reflects the number of people in your party. This is one of the steps in the booking process. Or, you can just contact us prior to booking and we will give you all the details.
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Don’t want to test yourself with public transportation in Rome? Choose an add-on transfer! A taxi is a less-expensive option, but for a convenient and luxury door-to-door experience, add our private climate controlled transportation from your hotel located in the city center to the meeting point of the tour.
Same as above. -$250.00
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Youth (7-17) [$35.00]
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The Roman Guy offers a 95% refund on cancellations made more than 72 hours prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 72 hours of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
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After spending a couple days in Rome I was already over the busy city lifestyle and was ready for a change of pace so this tour was ideal for me. I haAfter spending a couple days in Rome I was already over the busy city lifestyle and was ready for a change of pace so this tour was ideal for me. I have always been extremely interested in archeology so this was fascinating to me. Thanks to my knowledgable tour guide I left feeling like I really did learn a lot from the tour ! ..more