Guided tour

Ancient Ostia Guided Walking Tour

Ancient Ostia Guided Walking Tour

From $64.56 per person

Take a guided tour of the well-preserved ruins of Ancient Ostia with a professional guide and learn more about the history of a typical Roman city.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English, Spanish, French
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the ruins with your guide and discover the history of Ostia
  • Visit the theatre, the Forum, the House of Diana, the Thermopolium and the necropolis
  • See how the city has remained completely intact after centuries
  • Enjoy a relaxed walking tour away from the crowds of Rome
Full description
Immerse yourself in Roman history with a guided walking tour of the Ancient Ostia Archaeological Park. Discover more about Ancient Ostia which once served as a major port and trading center during the Republican period. Stroll through the ruins of the city and see many of the principal attractions, which have been remarkably well preserved. See the magnificent theatre, the remains of common apartment blocks known as insulae, and the main baths of the city. Admire the mosaics of the interiors of the houses, some of the best-preserved works from this period. Learn more about the day-to-day life of regular citizens of the Roman Empire. Discover the importance of the port of Ostia to the nearby capital of the empire. Enjoy a more relaxed experience of Roman history away from the more crowded sites of the capital.
Includes
  • Entrance fee
  • Professional guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Pickup service
  • Transportation from/to Rome
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 15 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the timeslot selected to meet your guide. You will meet your guide in front of the ticket office at the Ancient Ostia archaeological area park entrance and start your guided tour. You can reach Ostia from Rome by regional train.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card for children
  • Breathable clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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We booked the tour for a small group, but in the end we were alone with the Guide. Paolo turned out to be not only a very pleasant and kind person, but also a knowledgeable and very engaged guide. We very much enjoyed this 3-hour tour, it was not only interesting but also entertaining by the many little details and anekdotes Paolo shared.

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July 20, 2021

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It was a wonderful walking tour and Alex, our guide, is a knowledgeable, friendly man with tremendous knowledge of Ostia Antica. We would love to do guided tours with him again and again. Many thanks to Alex and best regards Dieter and Bärbel

July 28, 2021

The tour was very extensive and informative. We'd no previously Ostia Antica and are thrilled that we had this opportunity to learn about from such a well-informed guide. Paolo was excellent.

July 6, 2021

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