Ostia Antica Ruins and Ostia Beach Shore Excursion from Civitavecchia Port

Shore Excursions in Rome

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Spend an fullday exploring the incredible Ostia Antica a large archeological site, the location of the harbour city of ancient Rome, which is approximately 30 kilometres (19 miles) to the northeast.With this private 9-hour tour from Civitavecchia Port you’ll be able also to spend some time visiting by yourself the wonderful little medieval neighbourhood near the Ruins, where you’ll have lunch (not included) and enjoy the modern Sea of Rome: Ostia Beach.Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Civitavecchia Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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.

What’s included

  • 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

What’s not included

  • Ostia Antica Ruins entrance tickets (8EUR/person)
  • Audioguides (5EUR/person availables in English, French, German and Spanish)
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities