We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TripAdvisor
Rome
Post
Inbox
Search

Ostia Antica Ruins and Ostia Beach Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

Save
Share
Select Date and Travellers
From
US$ 372.48
(Price varies by group size)
Date
2 travellers
Options
Select tour language
Overview
Highlights
    What to Expect
    Meet your private air-conditioned vehicle dockside under the gangway exit of your ship and transfer directly to Rome. The driver will wait for you at the pier just outside the ship with a sign with your name on.

    In around 41 hour you’ll reach Ostia Antica, where you’ll tour the Ruins first.

    The driver will help to you to purchase the tickets. Entrance tickets and audio-guide (not included and availables in English, French and German).

    Official Licensed Guides are selected by us and require an extra cost.

    Consider that in high season from April to October you must book the Tour Option with Guide included minimum 30 days before.

    Ostia Antica Ruins:

    Ostia was Ancient Rome's seaport, the ancient Roman city of Ostia was in antiquity situated at the mouth of the river Tiber, some 30 kilometres to the west of Rome. The shoreline moved seawards, due to silting, from the Middle Ages until the 19th century. Therefore Ostia is today still lying next to the Tiber, but at a distance of some three kilometers from the beach. Ostia is Latin for "mouth", the mouth of the Tiber. The river was used as harbour, but in the Imperial period two harbour basins were added to the north, near Leonardo da Vinci airport. The harbour district was called Portus, Latin for "harbour".

    This Tour focuses on some of the archaeological remains of Imperial Ostia and Portus:
    • Apartments buildings, with two or three upper floors
    • The so-called medianum-apartments, the habitations of the commercial middle class
    • Domus, the houses of the upper class
    • Hotels, brothels, bars and hundreds of shops
    • Baths and communal latrines
    • The seats of guilds
    • Workshops, such as bakeries and fulleries
    • Store buildings
    • Public buildings
    • Temples and little shrines, dedicated to traditional and oriental deities
    • Wall-paintings
    • Mosaics
    • Sculpture
    • GraffitiThen you’ll spend some time visiting by yourself the wonderful little medieval neighbourhood near the Ruins, stopping also for lunch (own expense). 

    You will have time to enjoy the modern Sea of Rome: Ostia Beach.

    At the end of the tour, sit back, relax and enjoy your less than 1 hour drive back to your ship.

    The duration of your tour is about 9 hours.
    Show More
    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Meet your permit-holding driver showing your name at the ship arriving next into Civitavecchia Port (Bus Shuttle not necessary).
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Port pickup and drop-off
    • Professional English-Speaking Driver
    • Licensed Guide (if option selected)
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle
    • Transport by Mercedes or other similar private vehicle
    • Door to Door pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
    Exclusions
    • Ostia Antica Ruins entrance tickets (8EUR/person)
    • Audioguides (5EUR/person availables in English, French, German and Spanish)
    • Lunch
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    Show More
    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No need to take Bus Shuttle from ship in Civitavecchia Port since our permits allow us to enter in the Port.
    • The driver will met you next to your ship holding a sign with your name on.
    • Air-conditioned, fully insured and licensed legal vehicle with professional English speaking driver and permissions to enter the historical city centers.
    • The vehicle and driver will be at your complete disposal for the entire duration of the tour and can take you where big buses cannot go, you will walk definitely less and see more!
    • All tours can be modified and/or customized (even while on tour) to meet your complete satisfaction.
    • Our English speaking driver will give a general overview regarding the history of the sites and monuments while in the car before you enter. He will allow all the time you need to visit with NO RUSHING as in group tours. By Italian law he is unable to conduct guiding inside museums, monuments, etc. If you prefer a private Licensed Tour Guide, he/she will narrate from both inside the vehicle and will also enter the sites with you.
    • Official Licensed Guides are selected by us and require an extra cost (consider that in high season from April to October you must book the Tour Option with Guide included minimum 30 days before)
    • The tickets (not included) to enter the Ostia Antica Ruins can be purchased on site. Since there is no long line to skip, you won’t need any reservations, and once you get there you’ll be able to purchase your tickets and get inside in just a few minutes
    • The moment you enter in the Ruins Area, you can rent Audio-Guides to understand more while walking around on your own.
    • The Tour is a Private Tour only for you.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Reviews

    About the operator

    This tour has not yet been reviewed, but you can read what other travellers have to say about this operator.

    By: ItalyBestExcursions
    20 reviews
    Bernadette E
    3024
    Fantastic Week
    Just back since Sunday after 7 nights on ship - boarded in Barcelona 3rd Nov - cannot praise ship - staff - food
    Read more
    Steven T
    30
    Laura's Excellent Italian Vacation
    The American Cemetery and Memorial as as beautiffuly maintained as anywhere. Quiet, somber, and moving. Freedom
    Read more
    Alyson P
    Parys, South Africa
    309
    Norwegian Epic Western Med
    We went on a 7 day cruise to celebrate our 40th anniversary. From embarkation in Barcelona, we were not
    Read more
    G9691NNjeans
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    3811
    Excellent cruise
    Loved every minute on this ship staff work extremely hard forever cleaning very friendly would highly recommended
    Read more
    HonoluluRealtor
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    33
    Excellent Tour with Danila featuring WWII locations and museums
    Danila Bracaglia, our tour guide, is high knowledgeable, having extensively researched the battlegrounds of Anzio
    Read more
    Anna L
    3633
    Best Day of our week of Cruising the Mediterranean!!
    It's very hard to do Rome in a day, but Khan made sure we saw all the highlights (and more)!! He is very friendly,
    Read more
    Rosie C
    1217
    Cruise from Barcelona to Naples to Rome to Florence to Cannes to Isla de Malliorca back to Barcelona. A wonderful time!
    The Cruise is amazing would do it again in a minute. The ´´Free Style is the best. You get to do whatever you
    Read more
    Trinityvictoriousone
    40
    Don’t do it by bus!!
    You spend more time on the bus then you do on an actual tour! You get the briefest Naples tour and Pompeii they
    Read more
    respect-dignity
    Fort McMurray, Canada
    20
    The Best Experience in Europe
    Our Driver, Kevin, was so kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, professional and skilled in his position. Lisa
    Read more
    alicia w
    40
    VERY CONVENIENT
    This was the perfect solution for what we needed to get to see Rome in a VERY short amount of time before we had
    Read more
    Pioneer25594167642
    10
    Excellent
    Our driver was wonderful! Enjoyable to talk with, didn’t mind when we all fell asleep and was great with the
    Read more
    tennisitis
    Houston, Texas
    196
    Outstanding service
    Antonio picked us up in Naples with side trips to Pompeii and a local vineyard for wine tasting and a delicious 4
    Read more
    MRT808
    United Kingdom
    133
    Perfect in every way
    I was travelling with my husband and my sister and brother in law. I booked the trip to Tivoli online, The whole
    Read more
    Margaret S
    121
    too much to enjoy
    Half-day leaves you wanting more time to explore, sit and contemplate or investigate all these destinations have
    Read more
    BEENTHERE1884
    10
    Montecassino, Rapido River and ruins of San Pietro Infine
    Dr. Danila Bracaglia was a first rate tour guide with extensive knowledge of the area and the military operations
    Read more
    Key Details
    Why Book on TripAdvisor?
    • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
    • Low Price Guarantee
    • No Booking Fees
    • Secure Payments
    • 24/7 SupportCall:000-0800-100-6999