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Ancient Ostia Day Trip from Rome by Train - Group of 12 max

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Lazio, Italy

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Visit the ruins of Ostia Antica on this tour from Rome. Sometimes known as ‘the better Pompeii’ for the excellent preservation status of its buildings, forums and artwork, Ostia Antica is an archaeological site that was once the port city of Ancient Rome. Travel to and from the site by train, and then take a walking tour of the ruins with a guide. Be wowed by the intact condition of ancient structures such as the amphitheater, Baths of Neptune, taverns and more.
  • Half-day Ostia Antica tour from Rome
  • See Ostia's Amphitheatre, Forum of the Corporations, Collegiate Temple and public baths
  • Small group tour with a professional guide
  • Train tickets included
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Professional guide
Train ticket to and from Rome
Semi Private group of 12 people max
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour starts at a meeting location in Rome, where you’ll meet your guide, who provides your round-trip train ticket. Then hop aboard the train for the ride southwest of Rome to Ostia Antica, which lies near the coast.

When you arrive, take a leisurely walking tour through the ancient ruins, noting their highly preserved state for which this archaeological site is so renowned. Dating as far back as the 4th century BC, the ruins include structures like an amphitheater, the Forum of the Corporations, the Collegiate Temple, taverns and public baths. Once home to more than 100,000 people, Ostia was the port city of Ancient Rome.

Walk along the main road, Decumanus Maximus, while your guide tells you stories about life in town. Admire the intact Roman statues that line the walkways; pass by the Baths of Neptune, crowned by a mosaic that depicts the Roman god of the sea behind a 4-hourse chariot; and take a seat in the amphitheater, which dates back to 12 BC and was built to hold 3,500 spectators. Shops and apartments make up some of the smaller buildings.

When your time at the site is up, you’ll return to Rome by train.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Rome
Meeting place prior to start the tour
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Your tour starts at a meeting location in Rome, where you’ll meet your guide, who provides your round-trip train ticket. Then hop aboard the train for the ride southwest of Rome to Ostia Antica, which lies near the coast. When you arrive, take a 2.5-hour leisurely walking tour through the ancient ruins, noting their highly preserved state for which this archaeological site is so renowned. Dating as far back as the 4th century BC, the ruins include structures like an amphitheater, the Forum of the Corporations, the Collegiate Temple, taverns and public baths. Once home to more than 100,000 people, Ostia was the port city of Ancient Rome. Walk along the main road, Decumanus Maximus, while your guide tells you stories about life in town. Admire the intact Roman statues that line the walkways; pass by the Baths of Neptune, crowned by a mosaic that depicts the Roman god of the sea behind a 4-hourse chariot; and take a seat in the amphitheater, which dates back to 12 BC and was built to hold 3,500 spectators. Shops and apartments make up some of the smaller buildings. When your time at the site is up, you’ll return to Rome by train.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under the age of 18 might be requested to show their ID card at the entrance of the site, so please bring it with you on the tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY City Wonders Ltd

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Ancient Ostia Day Trip from Rome by Train - Group of 12 max?
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This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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  • "There's a lot of walking, but it is worth it." See review
  • "if you are interested in roman urban structures this tour is highly recommended" See review
  • "We preferred this tour to the Pompeii tour, so if you're not sure if you have time for Ostia, I would suggest making the time." See review

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Hidden Jem just outside Rome
KAHIRA2019
, Nov 2019
No crowds, excellent ruins, fantastic informative guide. Did this on my own during a scheduled bus tour. Easy to reach the meet point by metro. Guide was outstanding. Learned a lot. You can stay as long as you want at the ruins and return on your own on the train. A highlight of my trip.Enjoyed as much or more than Pompeii.
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A Day in Ostia Antica
gwilsonphs
, Nov 2019
Excellent guide and an interesting insight into Roman life. Took the train from Rome and spent a day exploring this ancient seaport.
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great
thomasemile
, Nov 2019
an amazing site (best to get an idea of a roman city beside pompei and herculaneum), exelent guide, perfect weather
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Great guide
Sightseer51910207058
, Nov 2019
Our guide, Silvia, was wonderful. I like it that you had the option of staying after the tour was over to explore more before taking the train home. Super interesting site - I’m really glad I went.
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great
thomasemile
, Nov 2019
amazing site (only comparable with pompei and herculaneum but less crowded), exelent guide, perfect weather (can't guaranty for that). if you are interested in roman urban structures this tour is highly recommended
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Great experience
Jennifer L
, Jul 2019
The tour guide Andrea was very knowledgeable and the tour was a great experience. Loved that you got all of the history and then could stay to explore if you wanted.
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Very informative guide
Explore14491646249
, May 2019
My group of 4 joined a couple others for an enlightening tour of Ostia Antica. The guide answered all of our questions and had a very good presentation.
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This tour is incredible!
LWSCSC
, May 2019
We have been to Rome several times, but have never visited Ostia before. Tours sourced through Viator never disappoint. But this tour was exceptional. The ruins are magnificent at this site. But the reason we enjoyed this excursion as much as we did was our guide. Rebecca filled the morning with so much information about life in the ancient city. Beyond that, she offered tips on navigating our way through the transportation systems in the city. Rebecca actually learned the names and home cities of all the tour members and then pointed out connections or things that she thought would be especially meaningful based on all that she learned about us on the train ride to the site. Rebecca clearly loves what she does and she made the trip delightful for us.
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Must see
Travel38112915740
, May 2019
Ostia Antica is a must see while visiting Roma. Everything is so well preserved and the history is fascinating. The original mosaics are beautiful and the fact that you're able to walk through the ancient buildings is incredible. Our tour guide Rebecca was the best (if you're reading this thank you again). We preferred this tour to the Pompeii tour, so if you're not sure if you have time for Ostia, I would suggest making the time.
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absolutely superb!
robert c
, May 2019
a great way to see what an original Roman town looked like and worked.Our guide Rebecah Antica was brilliant. Passionate about her work!
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