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Ostia Antica

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Get a true taste of ancient Roman life on this tour of Ostia Antica. Walk through the ruins of this ancient city and experience what life was really like for the people of ancient Rome, while enjoying the sightseeing experience of a lifetime.

the Ruins of Ostia Antica

If you really want to learn about life in ancient Rome, you have to get out of the city and see the ruins of Ostia Antica. Tour the remains of this ancient city and experience what life was truly like for the citizens of Rome long ago. Travel just outside of Rome and you'll be transported back in time for an unforgettable journey.

Departing from Rome, your tour bus will take you to Ostia Antica in just 30 short minutes. This Imperial Age city is now a very large archeological site, home to the mysteries and stories of ancient Rome. Situated on the water, this port town of Rome was named for its position at the "mouth" of the Tiber River. Due to silting, Ostia Antica now sits far from the water. The remains of the city date back to the 4th century BC, and it is believed that the city was inhabited until the 9th century AD, after several attacks and sackings. In the 1930s, excavations started on the ancient city, and it is now thought that about two-thirds of the city has been uncovered. Roam Ostia Antica with your guide and see the impressive structures, frescoes, pottery, and signs of the lives of the ancient Roman people that inhabited the town.

Step away from the city and experience ancient Rome in Ostia Antica. Tour the grounds of this amazing archeological site and learn about the Roman people on this Rome cruise trip. If you are staying in Rome, you can't miss the opportunity to marvel at the archeological artifacts, impressive structures, and beautiful art of this ancient Roman city.

Please Note: This tour takes place in Rome. Guests on ships docking in Civitavecchia will need to make their own way to Rome from Civitavecchia (approximately 50 miles away) at their own expense. There is train service from nearby train stations, and the average trip takes approximately 90 minutes each way. Your cruise ship may offer a shuttle to a nearby station.

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from $100.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
A taxi or shuttle (not included) is required to reach your departure location
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.