ANCIENT OSTIA - Exclusive Archaeological Walking Tour, a great alternative to Pompei (4 hours) - Admission tickets included!

 (8)

Tour Number

Activity Level

46876


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Recommended to those who want to experience a daily life of the ancient romans with a private guide!


If you want to understand the daily life in the Roman Empire and you have not enough time for getting Pompei, this tour is what you are looking for and Ancient Ostia (easily accessible from Rome) makes an excellent alternative! Ostia is one of the Italy's most interesting and best-preserved archaeological site at only 20 miles (30 km) from Rome in the meadows between the Tiber river and the Tyrrhenian sea.

This itinerary offer you the opportunity to discover the enchanting ruins of the ancient flourishing commercial centre inhabited by upwards of approx. 70, 00 people and allow you to experience the ancient roman city life wandering around apartment buildings, warehouses, bars, bakeries, baths, temples, shop stalls, theater and laundries.

Bring to life the history of the ancient Rome's seaport is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience!!

Itinerary

Trip to Ancient Ostia by train (30 minutes)

3 hours of walking tour

- Necropolis
- Neptune's thermal baths with the marvellous black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Amphitrite.
- Theater (still in use today!)
- Forum (public buildings), .
- House of Diana (the "insulae", ancient apartment building)
- Thermopolium (ancient roman bar with a marble counter and a fresco depicting the fruit and foodstuffs that were sold there)
- Forica: public bathrooms

Trip to Rome (30 minutes)

IMPORTANT: The excavations are closed on Mondays, as well as January 1st, May 1st, and Christmas Day.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

THIS IS A WALKING TOUR

If requested, I can offer VIP tour with transportation with Mercedes van/professional driver - (pick up/drop off to your hotel/cruise ship)

** IMPORTANT **

I can accommodate various groups of travelers. If you have specific transportation requirements, pricing inquiries or if your preferred start time isn't listed, please send me an email by clicking on the 'MESSAGE GUIDE' button that's listed on my tour page and profile. I will reply to you promptly. Thanks!

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Admission Tickets

Other: - (upon request) pick up at your accomodation and together we can take a taxi to "Piramide" station or directly to Ostia

- My assistance during the trip by train

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 Eur - We can reach Ostia with a quick train ride from Rome that leaves the "Piramide" station to "Ostia Antica" stop (approx 30 minute train ride from Rome).
Ticket's cost (public transportation): € 1,50
Taxi ride from the city center: approx. 50/60 €

UPON REQUEST I CAN ACCOMODATE A PRIVATE CUSTOM TOUR WITH PICK UP/DROP OFF AT YOUR ACCOMODATION WITH A PROFESSIONAL DRIVER

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Transportation:
- by train - ticket's cost is 1.50 € per person) - the use of the train may cause delays at our tour
- by taxi - taxi ride from the city center - approx 50 € (maximum seating capacity for a taxi is 5 people)

NOTE:
Ancient Ostia is closely linked to Rome (30 minutes by train ride). We can meet at the Piramide Station, in Rome, and get together Ancient Ostia. If requested, I can accomodate a custom private tour by adding a transportation with a luxury and air-conditioned Mercedes van/car driven by a professional driver (max 6 + the tourist guide).

A Recent Review of this tour

We have spent time with Dino on 2 separate visits to Rome, and we are amazed at the depth of his knowledge-AND his ability to present it in a way that holds our interest. Based on the rainy weather, we decided with Dino that it might be better to make a substitution-walking on slippery ruins in Ostia was probably not a good idea. But Dino was able to easily substitute some fabulous churches and museums, and we had another wonderful day!
Marjorie Stanford

Read More Reviews For This Tour
  • Book this tour

    Currency
    Tour Price

    (for up to 6 people) (duration: 4 hours) deposit ? View pricing details

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    46876


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 6

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

  • Share This Tour
Private tour guide Dino

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Dino M.

Web address (URL) of this page: http://www.toursbylocals.com/ancient-ostia-privatetour

Tours by Dino M.

See more of the tours offered by this guide.