Journey to Ostia Antica by train
- Most areas at Ancient Ostia are not off limits and you can walk, enter, touch, climb and play "inside" the ruins!
- Ostia Antica offers a taste of an Ancient Roman town that's just as good as Pompeii, if not better.
- Even the ride to and from Ancient Ostia is fun! We will get there by train, making this one of the most affordable Ancient Ostia tours available.
Sunday and Wednesday
Near Piramide Train Station
The tour ends at the same spot as the meeting point.
The service concludes in Rome at the Metro stop "Piramide" between 1:00PM and 1:30PM.
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Visit Ostia Antica, once a lively harbor town founded in the 4 century BC, commonly referred to as “The Better Pompeii” due to the astonishing preservation of its buildings.
You will stroll through ancienttaverns, baths, apartments, groceries and theatres – and their present condition so strikingly exceeds that of the Roman Forum, Imperial Forum and Pompeii, that it seems a misnomer to call them ‘ruins’.
Here it’s easy to let your imagination fly and feel like you’ve been transported back in time -- in this once bustling Roman harbor town the isolated ruins reveal no sign of the modern world so you’ll have a truly authentic experience!
- Small groups of no more than 25 persons
- Train ticket to and from Rome
- Ancient Ostia entrance ticket
- English speaking tour guide
- Sites visited
Mosaic of Neptune
Forum of the Corporations
Roman laundry shop
Roman public baths
- Hotel pick-up /drop off
This unique tour of Ancient Ostia departs Rome by local train and you will be whisked on a brisk 30 minute ride through
the western Roman countryside.Once you arrive in Ostia Antica your enthusiastic English speaking guide will reveal the
extraordinary and eccentric past of this beautiful ancient town.
You will walk the main street, the Decumanus Maximus, while your tour guide regales you with fascinating stories of the past. The Roman statues lining the walkways are in such perfect condition you’ll feel as though you are walking amongst the ancient Romans themselves! You’ll even be enticed to take a dip in the Baths of Neptune, which are crowned by an impressively intact mosaic of the sea god being drawn by a four horse chariot. And if you are a theatre fan, you will be astounded by Ancient Ostia’s amphitheatre –take your place in the stands as 3,500 ancient Roman spectators once did back in 12 BC when it was first constructed…and as residents still do in warm Summer nights!
At the end of the tour clients will have the option to remain at Ancient Ostia, explore the city of Ostia or even explore the nearby beach. The tour includes the train ticket back to Rome and clients can choose to return with the guide at the conclusion of the tour or head back on their own.
Don’t miss the chance to experience the
“Better Pompeii” on our tour of Ancient Ostia Train Trip from Rome.
We recommend bringing
beachwear along for clients interested in visiting the beach of Ostia
unaccompanied after the tour.
Sneakers and socks are
recommended, as the terrain can be rough at times and the tour involves a fair
amount of walking.
We cannot accommodate guests with walking
disabilities or guests with wheelchairs.
- Prices are listed as a guide only. For an exact price quote, select your travel date.
- Prices are per person.
- Currency is set to EURO.
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We regret to inform you that we are unable to accommodate wheelchair or mobility impairments on this tour.
In case of a transport strike or other unforeseeable problems with the public transport system, a minibus will be provided at no extra cost to transport the clients to and from
Ancient Ostia. The meeting point will remain invariable.
Tour goes rain or shine.
Please contact local operator to confirm the meeting point.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time and present voucher to your guide.
There is a strict 72 hours cancellation policy.
Full refund for cancellations done 3 days prior to time of scheduled departure or commencement time.
Cancellations done less than 3 days prior to time of scheduled departure or commencement time are non-refundable in all circumstances.
Late arrivals and no shows, for any reasons, will not be accepted and absolutely cannot be refunded.
Local Operator Information:
Local operator’s contact details and phone numbers at the destination are included in the confirmation voucher.
Please contact local operator to confirm departure time or ask any logistical questions you may have.