visitor max num
4 hrs
meeting time
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Week days
Piramide Metro Station, Line B
meeting point

Ostia Antica Tour From Rome

Explore the “Better Pompeii” 25 minutes away from Rome by train. Join us to experience life in the first Roman colony and travel back in time as you walk the streets of this ancient port-town of Ostia Antica. Escape the noise of Rome and enjoy this vast archaeological site that can rival the ruins of Pompeii with an expert guide and a small group (9 people or less).

What you can expect on Ostia Antica Tour From Rome

Ostia Antica is one of the best preserved archaeological sites in the world. It offers a priceless insight into the life in ancient Rome. Built over 2000 years ago, Ostia served as a river port, a gateway to the Roman empire. Here, at Ostia, life revolved around the import of grain. The grain would come from as far as Egypt. Ostia was a thriving city with a large population, you will be amazed by how well-developed the city was. Not only the infrastructure of this ancient harbor is impressive, but the shops, baths, temples, schools, apartment buildings, and markets will strike you with their amazingly modern design. Join us on this tour if you wish to see what ancient Roman world was like.

The meeting place for this tour is at a very convenient point, near major train and subway/metro station. We use headsets for groups larger than 5 people so you will always hear your guide clearly. The maximum size of your group will be 9 people. We offer skip-the-line access to the site so you will not have to wait in long queues. Round-trip train tickets are provided by the guide. Ostia Antica site is near the beach and some of the best restaurants, you can stay inside the site or travel to the shore after the tour. We use the train to get to and from the site, so you will never get stuck in Roman traffic. The tickets to the venue are included in the price of the tour.

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Step 1

Meeting time: 8:45AM

Step 2

Piramide metro Station , Metro B

Step 3

Board the train at 9 AM

Step 4

Arrival to the archaeological site at 9:15AM

Step 5

Beginning of the tour at 9:30AM

Step 6

Breakfast break at 10:45AM

Step 7

Second Half of the tour 11:00AM

Step 8

End of the tour 12:30PM

  • English-speaking, expert guide
  • Skip the line access
  • Small Group (9 people or less)
  • Tickets
  • Headsets
  • Transportation
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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 25 reviews
February 6, 2020

Huge archeological park provides a vivid picture of life for ordinary folks (from wealthy merchants to tradesmen, sailors and slaves) during the height of the Roman Empire. Site is a 30 min train ride from Pirimide Train Station in Rome. Site is so large and so little-visited that it felt like we had it all to ourselves. We’d give our guide Dimitri a 6 if we could – instructions for meeting at train station were clear; he was very personable, a wealth of knowledge, and clearly had a passion for sharing the story of the site and the times. Site includes a nice cafe for a coffee break or lunch; lots of cobblestone and earthen paths so be sure to wear good walking shoes.

February 6, 2020

This was exceptional as I did not realise how interesting Ostia could be. Dmitri our guide was most informative and friendly and I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone. Which I have already done. Ostia is in wonderful condition considering how old it is. My granddaughter said how interesting she found it and how the guide was able to make Ostia come alive..

June 19, 2019

We had an amazing time with an amazing guide. Sean was very personable, friendly, helpful and extremely knowledgeable. The archaeological site is vast, and very well preserved, it’s like traveling back in time to the ancient Rome. Ask for Sean when you book this tour, highly recommend!

May 27, 2019

Dmitri was an amazing guide! He brought Ostia Antica to life for my family – including 3 teens. This was the favorite day of the whole trip for my husband. I’m so glad we booked this instead of Pompeii. It was the perfect day trip. We never could have learned so much with trying to do this on our own with a guide book.

December 4, 2018

This is exactly what I wanted to see! Ostia is really off the beaten track, even though is very close to Rome. We spent a little over 4 hours at the site, had a breakfast stop and the restroom stop, had enough time to take great shots and to have a very interesting conversation with the guide, Emiliano, and all this time we saw only about 10 other people, no groups, no noise. It was my dream to visit Ostia and MOR made it happen.

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