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Ancient Ostia Small-Group Day Trip from Rome by Train

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If you want to see ancient Roman ruins, but don’t want to go as far as Pompeii, check out the ruins of Ostia Antica. Just a short distance from Rome, the coastal town rivals Pompeii for a collection of well-preserved ruins that hark back to its glory days as a thriving Roman seaport. Round-trip train transport from Rome is included, and you explore the ancient site with a guide.
  • See Ostia’s impressive ancient Roman ruins without traveling far from Rome
  • Waste no time with train tickets and Ostia entry tickets organized in advance
  • Discover Roman baths and the amphitheater with just 25 people per group
  • Bring beachwear to visit Ostia’s beach during free time after the guided tour
What to Expect
From the central Rome meeting point, travel by train to the ancient Roman seaport of Ostia Antica. Hop off when you hit the coast and discover the town’s well-preserved ruins on a walking tour of the site. With your guide, see a medley of ruined monuments and temples, some of which date back to the fourth century. Pose for photos against sights, such as the Collegiate Temple and Ostia’s amphitheater, which would have once been the entertainment hot spot for thousands of Ostia residents. Stroll down the central Boulevard of Decumanus Maximus with tales of ancient Ostia ringing in your ears. Amble past statues and the mosaicked Roman baths and then visit the amphitheater itself as you learn about the events that typically took place there. After your tour, return to central Rome by train.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Province of Rome, Province of Rome, Lazio
Departure Time
8:40 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Train ticket to and from Rome
  • Small group tour (maximum 25 people)
  • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under the age of 18 might be requested to show their ID card at the entrance of the site, so please bring it with you on the tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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This was such an excellent tour! Our guide Laura was so informative, and incredibly interesting. Ostia Antica is such an important archaeological site, and if you're in to ruins, this is the place! I learned so much, in such a short period of time. One of the best guides we had,
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This tour was as great break from Rome and allowed us to explore ruins up close. Our tour-guide, Roberto, was great and we gained a better understanding of ancient Roman culture and their day-to-day lives.
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We were 9 people, which meant no “whispers” had to be used — a rare treat. Angela, our guide, was extremely well informed and had a nice sense of humor. At three hours, the timing is good, and I enjoyed the opportunity to return to Rome separately so anyone who wanted to
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If you're looking for a day away from the Rome crowds, get up close and personal with ruins you may not see anywhere else. It's a short train ride from Rome, so most of the morning seeing how the ancient people lived. Barbara was a wonderful, well informed guide.
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I absolutely recommend this tour. Our guide Angela was great! She was interesting and painted a clear picture of what Ostia was like when it was thriving. Plus, there were not tons of people in Ostia, so you get a needed break from the crowds in Rome.
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