Ostia Antica Rome tour offers the opportunity to get a real sense of the life and layout of an ancient Roman town. Perfect for history-lovers. Located 20 miles west of Rome Ostia Antica is a huge archeological site lost in time, just as outstanding as Pompeii but far less touristy and easier to reach. Leave the crowds behind. Sit back, enjoy and travel back through time. You will be in the company of your own dedicated expert guide who reveals you why Ostia Antica is a Pompeii in miniature. Plus, with comfortable, air-conditioned transport throughout, you can relax on the journey. Buried for centuries by sand Ostia Antica ruins give an authentic picture of Roman life. Experience an ancient world extraordinarily preserved over the ages. Archaeologists are still bringing new discoveries to light which bear testimony to a past which never ceases to amaze. Admire famous frescoes and mosaics. See first-hand a real working city with its bars, blocks of flats, launderettes, thermal baths, lavatories, bakeries, shops, markets, temples, fire brigade quarters, a theatre and even a real latrine. Walk along old paved streets just as the Romans did and understand why experts are calling Ostia Antica “The Better Pompeii”. Contact us for an intimate Ostia Antica Rome tour.

* Private Guided Chauffeured Half-Day Tour
* Private Licensed Professional Guide
* Private Licensed Professional Chauffeur
* Private Deluxe Vehicle
* Pickup and Drop-Off from your Hotel in Rome
* Scenic Drive
* Ostia Antica Excavations
* Best Photo Ops

Described as the Pompeii of Rome, the 2000 year old Roman harbor city of Ostia Antica is an archaeologist’s dream. If you do not have time to travel to Pompeii, or if you want to experience something different, this tour should be on your bucket list. Ostia Antica Rome hidden gem is 400 years older than Pompeii. According to legend the city was founded by the fourth king of Rome. Ostia Antica served as both a military camp to prevent invaders from sailing up the Tiber River to reach Rome and was the major commercial port for the city. Unlike Rome Ostia was inhabited only until the Middle Age leaving a well-maintained and extraordinary example of urban Roman life. Ostia Antica Rome best kept secret is a Pompeii in miniature. Its ruins are intact in their structures and offer visitors a comprehensive example of a real city during the Empire. Explore well preserved highlights and hidden gems. Enjoy the history background of your passionate guide who makes the site come alive.

Optional Upgrades to Enhance Your Private Tour

There are no add-ons for this tour.

Ostia Antica archaeological site closes on Mondays and January 1st, May 1st, December 25th.

Baby seats are mandatory for infants, please request at time of booking.

Because we specialize in personalized experiences for our guests comfort we use luxury air-conditioned Mercedes cars and minivans to tour our guests throughout the city. Cars and minivans can get closer to the main points of interest than larger buses. Larger buses/vans are forbidden entry onto many of the city streets. Therefore, this high-quality option gives us access to most cities’ areas without concerns regarding traffic restrictions enabling to get you closer to inner city areas and thus less walking.

Do you combine people to share the tour?

All our tours are private, luxurious, and totally customized to suit your desires, which means that you do not share your tour with anyone else. Our private tours are exclusive to one booking party and we do not combine separate reservations to form groups.

Are your private vehicles insured and licensed?

Yes. All of our vehicles are officially licensed and insured.

Are your private vehicles non-smoking? Air conditioned?

Yes. All of our vehicles are non-smoking and air-conditioned.


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