You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
This is a walking tour, and we will at sometimes be on rugged terrain and may walk up and down a few stairs.
This Rome Day Tour is a lot of fun, and 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 English-speaking 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 east-west through many Ancient Roman cities. As you set foot on this main street you will see the city start taking 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 Emperor Augustus’s the right-hand and the founder of the great Pantheon, also had an 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 bakery 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.
Here's 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 on this Adventure
Includes a Private English-Speaking Guide
Stay and Explore on Your Own After the Tour Ends
One of the Best-Preserved Archaeological Sites in the World
Do you want to spend a day exploring Ancient Rome beyond the city’s borders? Perhaps you have already been to Pompeii and looking for new things to do outside of Rome? If so, this is one of the best Rome tours for you, taking you just out of the city to a very special place where you can spend the day discovering more of Ancient Rome!
You can tell that we love Rome just by our name, but The Roman Guy also loves exploring the areas surrounding the Eternal City. That's why we jumped at the chance to show you Ostia Antica - the place they like to call the "Pompeii of Rome”.
This tour is ideal for those of you trying to find a perfect opportunity to explore a little (and very ancient) 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!
Doing a Private Tour of Rome like this one, you get your very own personal expert guide! Your private English-speaking tour guide will take you on a journey, bringing the ancient Ostia Antica to life for you. Having your very own expert guide will give you the chance to ask as many questions as you like so that you can get the most out of the parts of Ostia Antica that you find most interesting. Get ready for a wonderful ancient journey!
Ostia Antica is considered one of the best preserved ancient sites in the world.
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.
You’ll start by entering the Ancient city’s main gate “Porta Romana”, as your guide leads you past it and into the heart of the ancient city. From there you’ll explore many parts of this well-preserved site! The Ostia Antica Private Rome Tour you’ll get to explore the highlights and hidden gems of this Ancient City. Be prepared for a day of discovery!
You will walk its ancient roads, sit in the piazzas and forums, visit an old bakery 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.
Whether you choose to arrive at Ostia by public transport or arrange a private transfer through The Roman Guy, your expert guide will accompany you on this guided tour to the archaeological site. Your private expert guide will introduce you to its history, taking you on a 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.
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. This is one of the best guided tours in Rome for good reason, and you find yourself snapping away throughout the experience to make sure your friends back home actually believe that much of this ancient city is still standing!
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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.
At the Ostia Antica train station or at your hotel (if you reserve private transportation through us).
Where to Meet
What to Bring
€226 BASE PRICE
Child (6 or under)
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Group Tour 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.
The Roman Guy offers a full refund on Private Tour cancellations made more than 7 days prior to your tour taking place. Cancellations made within 7 days of your tour taking place cannot be refunded but we will do our best to accommodate you on another tour or date, pending availability.
Be prepared to be walking or on your feet for the duration of the tour. If that makes you nervous due to a physical condition, contact us for more information or go with a private tour that will move at your pace. Thanks!
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We took the train from Rome to Ostia Antica where we met our guide Ferdinando. The trip down was simple and our guide was fabulous. He is an archeologWe took the train from Rome to Ostia Antica where we met our guide Ferdinando. The trip down was simple and our guide was fabulous. He is an archeologist and incredibly knowledgeable and personable. Highly recommend! You should know that this site is not for someone with any walking disabilities. There are lots of stairs and uneven terrain. We are all seniors in our group, but with no mobility issues, and all had a great time. Having a great guide was the key!..more
We just came back from Italy and did 3 tours with The Roman Guy. All were fabulous. For our city tour we had Tina who was very knowledgeable and showeWe just came back from Italy and did 3 tours with The Roman Guy. All were fabulous. For our city tour we had Tina who was very knowledgeable and showed us all the must see spots around Rome. She was very accommodating for my dad who does not walk well. We did an amazing Vatican tour with Raffa who knew every little details about the whole place! Incredible! We also did a great Ostia half day tour with Vivi who was also so knowledgable and a lot of fun! I would highly recommend this company to anyone!..more
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