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Ostia Antica Guided Tour with Local Archaeologist

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events

Ostia Antica Guided Tour with Local Archaeologist

Activity provider: Raphael Tours & Events

From US$ 238.11 per person

Want to visit a real ancient town in Rome and see how cities were built during the Roman Empire? Don’t miss this 3-hour tour of Ostia Antica, an archeological site in Rome where you can learn about ancient Rome and see the ruins that remain.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Private group


  • Visit the Ostia Antica archeological site
  • Marvel at the impressive mosaics, frescoes and ancient buildings
  • Learn the history of the ancient city
Full description
Meet your knowledgeable English-speaking guide at the Ostia Antica ticket office where you will skip-the-line and begin the tour of Rome's antiquated port. Over time the coastline has moved inland and Ostia, (‘Os’ comes from the latin word mouth) was once the mouth of the river Tiber. As you walk through ancient Ostia, admire the labyrinth like streets, which lead you to see some of the main sights in this archeological park: the magnificent amphitheater, fountains, factories, the Square of the Guilds, the main city square - the Capitolium, the Baths of Neptune, the Forum, private homes and more. Discover the historical importance of the port city and hear detailed explanations from your professional guide, who will enlighten you about what life was like when Ostia was once a thriving port.
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets
  • Semi-private Tour
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide at the Ostia Antica ticket office. They will have a sign with your name on it.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Wow, Maria Rita gave us an excellent tour of Ostia Antica! She met us outside the ticket office and proceeded to give the four of us a thoroughly fascinating experience. Maria had pictures to show us as we toured to give even more perspective and history. This site was not crowded, so we were able to find private spots to hear her explanations, take plenty of pictures, and imagine what life was like when this city was a thriving port. So much better than overcrowded Pompeii. Maria is an engaging, knowledgeable archeologist who imparted her enthusiasm for Ostia Antica during this wonderful tour.

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February 4, 2020

Maria did an excellent job of explaining the history and architecture of Ostia Antica as we walked through the ruins. She used visual aids to help us imagine how it looked centuries ago and to increase our understanding. She is not only very knowledgeable about Ostica Antica having worked on the site as an archaeologist but also an excellent communicator and teacher to someone who knows nothing about archaeology or Ostica Antica. We highly recommend this tour.

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February 2, 2020

Maria Rita was an amazing guide. She brought the large Ostia Antica antiquity site into a manageable tour. Not only is she a trained archaeologist, but she has knowledge about history and the arts. I booked a small group tour but was lucky enough to have a private tour with her. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know her and learning more about Italy. I wish I had turn this on the beginning of my trip instead of the end because I could have used the knowledge when visiting other places. Maria Rita is a delightful person who is very passionate about her job.

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October 30, 2019

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