Private Ostia Antica Tour

2 hrs 30 mins
Ostia Antica
Refundable booking
private ostia antica tour

LivTours Ostia Antica Private Tour explores one of the most well preserved ancient Roman cities in the world in the company of your private guide. Started as a military posting, Ostia Antica became a thriving metropolis and blossomed into a very important trading city feeding into and out of Rome. This 3-hrs tour is ideal for visitors interested in seeing intact archaeological sites, giving them an insight into ancient life.

This private tour gives you the luxury of exploring what interests you the most. Your private tour guide will base the tour of Ostia Antica around your curiosities and interests.

Come take a walk back in time with LivTours on this half-day private tour!


  • Explore the well preserved Ancient Roman Ostia Antica on a half day private tour
  • Enjoy LivTours priority access to the Ostia Antica ruins and avoid the lines
  • Discover the highlights of Ostia Antica such as Amphitheater & Baths of Neptune
  • Admire the stunning & still intact mosaics of the Romans, dating back 2000 years
  • Get a personalized tour with a 5-star expert guide to navigate you throughout

Exclusive private Tours and Experiences. Also offered in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian

Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)

Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English

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Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions

Your LivTours Private Ostia Antica Tour starts in Ostia Antica, where you will be met by your local private guide who will begin getting to know your interests, in order to properly personalize your tour. Once inside the ruins, take time to marvel at the impeccable surroundings as your private guide helps you understand why these ruins are referred to as the “better Pompeii”. You will visit the commercial hub of this vibrant trading city in the 2nd Century BC. Once the financial pulse of the Roman Empire thanks to the commercial importance and control of the grain supply, which could feed over a million Roman citizens.

No visit is complete without visiting the Baths of Neptune with its breathtaking, completely intact mosaic floors and opulent decoration of public bathrooms in ancient Roman times. The brilliance of Roman art and engineering, from over 2,000 years ago, is evident throughout the ruins, which hosted a complex system of both hot and cold running water! Your Private Ostia Antica Tour also includes a visit to the Amphitheater. Still, in exceptional condition, this entertainment arena once sat up to 3,500 spectators.

Ostia Antica, a wonder of the Roman Empire, is best visited in the company of a private expert guide who can unveil the secrets and history behind the ruins. This tour is ideal for history buffs, families, and friends who want to enjoy a stress-free day of history and anecdotes.

Stay in Ostia Antica or Explore the Nearby Seaside
If you choose to travel by train, you have the option of continuing your exploration of the ancient ruins on your own once your tour is completed. You may also want to explore the nearby Ostia Lido beach which is just a few train stops away. If interested, your guide will give you information on how to reach the seaside and timetable information.


  • Entrance tickets for Ostia Antica
  • Fully guided experience
  • Ostia necropolis
  • Piazza della minerva
  • Baths of Neptune
  • Ancient theatre of Ostia
  • Square of the corporations
  • The ancient bakery
  • Ostia forum
  • Ancient latrines

  • Offered in: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Please specify under “Additional notes” if you wish to book the tour in a language other than English. 

LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry.  LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism  and how LivTours is contributing, click here.


When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.


Make your experience even more unique by upgrading your LivTours experience. Please note: add-ons are non refundable.

One Way Pick-up Transfer
With the one way pick up service, your driver will pick you up directly from your accommodation and drive you to the meeting point where you will be greeted by your tour guide. Guarantee stress-free. One way only.
starting from 180 €
Round-trip Transfer
Round trip luxury transfer service. Get picked-up from your Rome accommodation and driven to the meeting point. At the end of your tour you will find your chauffeur waiting for you and be driven back to your accommodation. While on tour, your car will wait for you, so you may leave any extra bags in the car, if you so wish.
starting from 400 €
Accompanied Round-trip Train Transfer
Meet your guide in Roma Termini train station and ride with him/her to Ostia. At the end of your tour, you and your guide will ride back together, ensuring the trip goes smoothly. All train fares are included.
starting from 300 €

  • Relatively unknown but definitely worth a visit

    Ostia Antica is a relatively unknown part of ancient Rome history but definitely worth a visit! We booked the private tour which included transport from our hotel. If you are interested in ancient roman history this place is a must. We were fortunate that there were no crowds on the day we went and we had an amazing guide - Guilia - who was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the history of the site and the Romans in general. If you have the time, take a trip with LivItaly out to Ostia Antica!

    - Louise
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By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.