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GUIDED TOUR OF ANCIENT OSTIA 

   

Guided tours of Rome and Italy on the footsteps of the Grand Tour Travellers

Educational and Cultural Touring: guided tours, excursions, private tours, tickets reservation.

 
 
Guided Tours of Ancient Ostia - Ostia Antica

Guided Boat Cruise on Tiber River & Guided Tour of the Scavi of Ancient Ostia
 

The Grand Tour by Alliance Travel Service offers Classic of Guided Tours and Walks of Ancient Rome. This itineraries are designed to offer you the best way to visit and understand Ancient Rome monuments: the way they were build, the way the were used including also stories and facts that will enrich the visit.

Standard Half Day Tours duration is 3 hours, and all the itineraries are designed in order to give you time to enjoy what you are visiting.

These tours run only privately, which means that the Guide will be at your complete disposal, there will be time for asking questions, taking pictures and shop, you can make little changes according to the bookings. All the tours include the booking to skip any line, you won't waste time on eternal queues or get ripped off by street agent which work on commission and make you skipping the line paying.

This is the unique experience of “The Grand Tour”, a lived experience of art and culture: prepare yourself for a relaxed, educational, and exciting discovering of Rome with our Official Guides.

Feel free to enquire for a tailored itinerary or send just a list of things you'd love to see, we will design the best itinerary for a tour of Rome that can maximize your time without being tiring.

Our tours are designed for a culturally curious traveler, not necessary highly educated, but for sure interested in a deeper understanding. At the same time they are easy and not exhausting, which makes them the perfect choice for families, aged travelers and people with special needs. Finally our tours are not for the rush-here-rush-there tourist, but for travelers which ask for a bit more from their experience of Rome.

The Ancient Rome Tours below are run only upon request, for individuals and groups, if you are looking for a tour group in the Rome Guided Tours page you’ll find the list of our upcoming tours and activities for the next few weeks, to check tours available the next months please browse by using the Calendar on the right top of this page.

All the tours must be booked in advance we  require pre-payment of at least 50% ofthe total cost, for further information and assistance please do not hesitate to write us at info@thegrandtour.it or call at 06 45493814.

All the tours are in English, some are also available in other languages, the participation fee normally includes all entrances and expenses, children under 6 do not pay any fee.

Please contact us and one of our guides will reply you with all the information. We can also provide tickets booking, transport, and all you may need during your stay in Rome.

 
 

Guided Tour of the Scavi of Ancient Ostia - Walking Tour

 

   
Bigger than Pompeii, the Harbour city  of Ancient Ostia lies at the mouth of the river Tiber. It was founded as the very first colony of Rome in the 6th century BC and was completely abandoned in the 6th century AD. Its buildings, blocks, villas, thermal baths, temples of all religions, restaurants, public toilets told us the story of common people day-life in roman age. The tour of the Scavi may take from a minimum of 2 hours for a general sightseeing of the most important public buildings as the Forum, the Thermal Baths, the Horrea and the Bakeries of 2nd century AD, from an entire day. Some of the highlights are the Mithreum of the Thermae, an underground temple for mysteric rituals, the domus, roman villas of the rich families, and the insulae, the mid-classes people homes, very well preserved. You will enjoy the quiet and the superb atmosphere of one of the largest archeological areas you may found in Italy.

Our tour starts from the Via Ostiense, the original 13 miles paved roman road going from Rome to Ostia, along the last few hundred feet of the Via Ostiense there are several burial monuments, called colombaria, family chapels and other tombs from the I century BC to the IV AD. We'll enter the city form the Porta Romana, partially preserved, and walking along the Decumano our guide will illustrate some of the apsects connected with the roman day life, as thermal baths, which were also used for sports, like boxing and swimming, personal care as waxing and massage, and of course for the baths inlcuding sauna. We'll aslo include a stop in a roman "bar" called caupona where wine and snaks were offered to guests, or the thermopolium or popina, where the romans could buy a meal and eat it standing at the bar or seating outside on some benches. The bakeries including the well preseved mills and the oven are always an highlight of the trip and after visiting the Forum, the central square where all the main religious services and the political ceremonies took place, we will stop by the original "restrooms" of roman times. A visit t Ancient Ostia may not be complete without a stop in the Roman Theatre, build in I century BC, one of Ancient Rome's best preserved theatre still in use today.
 
Duration: 3 hours
Meeting Point: at the Entrance of the Scavi, or at Metro Station "Ostia Antica"
Private Tour Guide Price (per group up to 10 people): EUROS 210,oo
Entrance Tickets (per Person): EUROS 6,5o
Trasportation: not included, pick up/drop off service from the Hotel available upon request.
 
 
   
Guided Boat Cruise on Tiber River & Guided Tour of the Scavi of Ancient Ostia - Full Day Excursion
 
A unique tour discovering the River Tiber outside the city walls, the Boat Cruise along the river is an extreme pleasant and relaxing way to discover Rome's sacred River: the Tiber. Along its way to the open sea the River reveals the ruins of the past, a rich and vivid variety of birds and other animals living in this macig natural environmet.
The Cruise take about 2 hours and along the trip a small coffee break will be offered to our guests.
On the arrival at the Scavi of Ancient Ostia there will be a 40 minutes break at the local caffeteria befor the guided tour starts.

Entering straight in the middle of the old roman town is an unique emotion, and thanks to our guide the city will reaveal its secrets and its beauty: its buildings, blocks, villas, thermal baths, temples of all religions, restaurants, public toilets told us the story of common people day-life in Ancient Rome age.
The tour lasts about 2 hours, ending up a the metro station, the ride back to central Rome is about 40 minutes.
 
 
Starts: 9,45 AM every day from March to October, not availble Mondays.
Duration: 6 hours
Meeting Point: at "Ponte Marconi" Embarkment - Metro San Paolo Basilica
Price (per person minimum 30 people): EUROS 25,oo
Entrance Tickets (per Person): EUROS 6,5o
Trasportation: not included, pick up/drop off service from the Hotel available upon request.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The itineraies of our guided tours of Rome and the private visits to the city monuments and museums:

 
Ancient Rome
 Medioeval Rome
Renaissance Rome
Baroque Rome
Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel  and  Saint Peter Basilica
Christian Rome
 Rome One Day Sightseeing

Underground Rome

Hidden Rome
Ancient Ostia Tour
Museums of  Rome
Rome Surroundings
Tivoli
Roman Castles

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The itineraries of our guided tours of Italy:
Veneto
Venice
Tuscany
Florence
Siena
Umbria
Latium
Viterbo
Campania
Naples
Pompeii & Hercolaneum
Sicily
 
THE GRAND TOUR
by Alliance Travel Service
 
 
Tour  Operator & Travel Agency
 
Info & Bookings
(+39) 06 45493814
 
Emergency number
(+39)3207030924
Email
info@thegrandtour.it
 
 
 
 
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