Eyes of Rome
Eyes of Rome

Ancient Ostia Private Tour

Discover habits and customs during the Ancient Ostia Private Tour: A detailed visit to the Ancient Seaport.


  • Archeology
  • History

What makes this tour Special

Discover one of the most impressive and large ancient Roman sites ever found, worth comparing to the famous ruins of Pompeii

Booking Ancient Ostia Private Tour will let you experience daily life in ancient Rome thanks to a greatly preserved ancient environment

Enjoy a relaxed day tour just outside Rome with your private driver and guide

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


5 hours




Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue badge certified private tour guide
  • Skip the line access
  • Reservation fees
  • Meet & greet your private guide at your hotel or accommodation
  • Private driver included throughout the tour
Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Meals
  • Extras

Sites you’ll visit

  • Ancient Ostia
  • Ostia Antica was originally located on the Mediterranean coast at the mouth of the Tiber River and was indeed a port of republican Rome as well as a commercial centre under the empire (after 27 b.C.). Baths, temples, and warehouses were built to support a thriving community of approximately 50,000 inhabitants. Its ruins are today compared to the world-famous Pompeii archeological area.

Tour description

Be stunned by the incredibly well-preserved ruins of Ancient Ostia dating back to the 4th century BC. Ostia was once one of the main Roman cities – inhabited by over 100,000 people – thanks to its position and the presence its harbor.

Ostia was a port of republican Rome and a commercial centre under the empire (after 27 bce). The Romans considered Ostia their first colony and attributed its founding (for the purpose of salt production) to their fourth king. At the height of Ostia’s prosperity in the early 2nd century ce, its population was approximately 50,000. The growing population was accommodated by means of tall brick apartment buildings of three, four, and five stories. During the Ancient Ostia Private Tour you will discover the floors paved with mosaic, and the walls elaborately painted.

The Roman ruins were quarried for building materials in the Middle Ages and for sculptors’ marble in the Renaissance. Archaeological excavation was begun in the 19th century under papal authority and was sharply accelerated between 1939 and 1942 under Benito Mussolini, until about two-thirds of the Roman town was uncovered. Today, this archeological area is one of the most impressive ancient Roman sites ever found and compares in many ways to the more well-known ruins of Pompeii.

Follow the lead of your tour guide and discover how Rome’s inhabitants lived nearly 2,000 years ago. During the Ancient Ostia Private Tour you will walk down the main street, the Decumanus Maximus, you will see ancient houses, taverns, baths, grocers and apartments. Marvel at still-intact mosaics and enjoy the view of the amphitheater.

Useful information

  • During the summer season we recommend bringing water with you.
  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended
  • The tour is not recommended to wheelchair users

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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