With skip-the-line access, visit and explore one of the most powerful trade and commerce sites of the Roman Empire: the Ancient Harbour of Ostia, right on the Mediterranean Sea. Your guide will meet you at Roma-Lido Station where you will take a train to Ostia Antica – just a short ride from Rome’s city center.
With your guide you will discover some of the site’s most impressive features, such as the Baths of Neptune – which house an impressively preserved mosaic of Neptune, the god of the sea. Make your way through the Forum of Corporations, which during the time of Emperor Augustus was the center of commerce and trade in Rome. Continue to the impressive Ostia Antica Amphitheatre, which once held up to 3,500 onlookers.
Your guide will bring the past to life and help you understand how advanced the Empire was in both commerce and engineering, and how it helped shape modern times. Peak into ancient storefronts, and witness how the Roman’s managed to have complex systems bringing both hot and cold water into their buildings.
Ostia Antica Half Day Small Group Tour - Rome's Ancient Harbor City will give you a deeper understanding into the network that helped foster the success of the Roman Empire. With such accelerating growth, this major trade site allowed Rome to feed its ever increasing population and supply goods to its citizens. Ostia Antica is an archaeological wonder that will leave you educated and impressed, and is surely a site that cannot be missed!
Guests of this tour may also stay longer and use their included train tickets to visit the neighboring seaside town of Ostia Lido. Your guide will provide you with information on the train times to return to Rome at your desired time.
ABOUT OUR 6 PEOPLE SMALL GROUP POLICY
When you book a small group tour, you are guaranteed one tour guide per group of 6 people. Please bear in mind though that in order to accommodate traveling families and friends, we do on rare occasion make the exception of adding an additional one to two guests in order not to split groups who are traveling together. On that same note, you may find yourself on tour with less than six people. As we accept bookings in multiples of six, math doesn’t always work in our favor to help accommodate individual travelers and their families when on the same tour, so we hope you understand and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.