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Rome: Ostia Antica Private Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line

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Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

Rome: Ostia Antica Private Walking Tour with Skip-the-Line

Activity provider: Askos S.r.l.

From US$ 220.09 per person

Take a private walking tour in the ancient city of Ostia with skip-the-line tickets included. Find out about the site's history with an experienced guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • See Neptune's Thermal Baths with black and white mosaics representing Neptune and Amphitrite
  • Tour the ancient city of Ostia with skip-the-line tickets
  • Walk through the ruins in the old town and learn its history
  • Visit the theatre, forum, House of Diana, Thermopolium and Forica
Full description

Have a walk through the Roman ruins in the old town of Ostia Antica, a small Pompeii just a few kilometers away from Rome. Discover the history of a settlement that can be traced back to the beginning of the 4th century B.C., which served as a military outpost to control not only access to the Tiber but also its lower course and nearby areas, in order to defend Rome. After meeting your guide, skip the entrance lines to explore Ostia, the first Roman colony. Hear about its role as a river port that acquired a commercial function to supply Rome with foodstuffs, particularly wheat, even if its strategic military function as a naval base certainly prevailed. 

Learn about how the city was later surrounded by a new circle of walls that circumscribed an urban area of about 50 hectares, divided into five regions or neighborhoods. While there, see Neptune's Thermal Baths, the theatre, the forum, the House of Diana, and more.

  • Experienced guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meet at the entrance of the ruins (Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica).

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  • The activity level is medium
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Good and varied leadership

Good and varied tour with a knowledgeable guide, with good but not very good knowledge of German.

October 19, 2019

Very beautiful site that Alessandro knew how to make us very interesting throughout the course

December 30, 2019

Absolutely the best way to see Ostia Antica!! Our guide, Paolo Gardelli, was incredibly knowledgeable and his enthusiasm for the history of the area was infectious. Highly highly recommended!!!

September 24, 2022

Product ID: 129234