Boat Cruise on the River Tiber - From Rome Ponte Marconi to Ancient Ostia

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  • Duration: 5 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Roma
  • Product code: RM0020ENG

Embark on an Unforgettable Boat Cruise Along the River Tiber to Ancient Ostia

Discover the Heart of Ancient Rome's Daily Life in Style

Prepare for an enchanting journey back in time as we unveil the hidden treasures of Ancient Ostia, a mesmerizing archaeological site just beyond the bustling streets of Rome. Abandoned and concealed beneath layers of mud after the fall of Rome, Ostia lay dormant, patiently awaiting rediscovery.

A Serene Exploration of the Tiber River
Our adventure begins with a unique voyage along the tranquil waters of the River Tiber, a sacred lifeline of ancient Rome that has borne witness to centuries of history. This leisurely Boat Cruise, spanning approximately 2 hours, offers a serene respite from the city's hustle and bustle. Along the way, the river whispers tales of bygone eras, unveiling ancient ruins and a thriving ecosystem teeming with diverse bird species and other enchanting wildlife. As you immerse yourself in the natural wonders surrounding you, we invite you to savor a delightful coffee break, indulging in Italy's finest pastries and beverages.

Ancient Ostia: Bigger Than Pompeii, Richer in Stories
Our destination, Ancient Ostia, stands as a testament to the vibrant tapestry of life in the Roman Empire. Nestled at the mouth of the River Tiber, it was established as Rome's very first colony in the 6th century BC and remained bustling until the 6th century AD. The city's remains, including buildings, residential blocks, luxurious villas, therapeutic baths, temples representing diverse faiths, charming eateries, and even public lavatories, serve as a captivating canvas that paints the story of ordinary people and their daily routines during the Roman era.

Explore Our Detailed Schedule (Subject to Seasonal Changes)

  • 9:45 AM: Gather at Ponte Marconi Embarkment for a seamless check-in and boarding process.
  • 10:00 AM: Embark on our comfortable covered boat for an immersive 2-hour cruise, accompanied by live commentary. As you immerse yourself in the natural wonders surrounding you, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy some refreshments to enhance your cruise experience.
  • 12:30 PM: Arrive at Ostia Antica with direct access to the Archeological Area (Entrance Ticket NOT included). Short break for a quick lunch/snack (Not included, but available at the local cafeteria) 
  • 13:15 PM: Dive into history with our expert Archaeologist Guide leading your enthralling tour.
  • 3:00 PM: Conclude your tour at the main entrance of Scavi, where you can choose to explore the archaeological site further on your own or return to Rome with ease via a 20-minute Metro ride (ticket priced at 1.50 euros per person, not included).

What's Included in This Unforgettable Experience?

  • A captivating 2-hour Boat Cruise from Rome's Ponte Marconi (Metro Station San Paolo Basilica) to the mesmerizing Ancient Ostia.
  • Live commentary throughout the cruise, ensuring you don't miss any of the riveting historical narratives.
  • Direct access to the Ostia Antica Archaeological Park (please note that the entrance ticket is not included).
  • An enlightening Guided Tour of the Scavi, conducted in English for your convenience.

What's Not Included?

  • Entrance tickets to the Scavi (priced at 18 euros per adult, with free admission for children under 18; tickets can be purchased on-site or online).
  • Lunch arrangements (we recommend bringing a packed lunch for your comfort).
  • Return by Metro train (a quick 20-minute journey with services running every 20 minutes, priced at 1.50 euros per person) not included.

Please be aware that the cost of entrance tickets to the Scavi and the timetable for the return train service may vary and are beyond our control. Prepare to embark on a mesmerizing journey through time as you explore the captivating remnants of Ancient Ostia and the majestic River Tiber, all while enjoying the comforts of a well-planned cruise experience. Join us and let the past come alive as we delve into the heart of ancient Rome's daily life.