Ostia and Cerveteri with Driver – Private Tour from your Accommodation in Rome

Rome, Italy

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Not too far from the Eternal City midst,the countryside of Rome lay the last vestiges of Ancient Rome’s and Etruria’s greatness: Ostia Antica and the Banditaccia Necropolis in Cerveteri.
On our Ostia Antica and Cerveteri tour you will spend the first half of the day exploring the beautifully preserved 2nd century ruins of the once-thriving Ancient Roman city of Ostia Antica,and afterwards, walk among the sacred tombs of the mysterious Etruscans who ruled central Italy for centuries as the most advanced civilization west of the Mediterranean until overtaken by the invincible Romans. And with so many stunning medieval towns crowning Lazio’s hilltops as well, it is only fitting that we visit one for lunch!

This is as Tour By Car with only an English Speaking Driver, it does NOT include Tour Guides or Walking Tours
Italian laws permits only licensed tour guides to accompany guests on foot to sightsee away from the vehicle. Drivers are obliged to remain with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR

Deluxe Mercedes Benz Vehicle
Private transportation
Air-conditioned vehicle
English Speaking Professional Driver
Bottled water
Parking Fees
Fuel surcharge
Gratuities
Lunch
Admission fees and Entry Tickets

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your English speaking driver will pick you up in front of your accommodation in Rome at 9:00 AM.

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1 to 3 passengers
7/17/2019 - 5/3/2021
Tuesday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
7 to 8 passengers
7/17/2019 - 5/3/2021
Tuesday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
4 to 6 passengers
7/17/2019 - 5/3/2021
Tuesday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica
Ostia Antica often referred to as the "Pompeii near Rome", was originally located at the mouth of the Tiber River between 1400 to 400BC. Today, due to silting, it is situated further inland by 3 kilometers within a lush park-like setting that nature lovers are sure to enjoy. As your feet settle on the timeworn cobblestones following the footsteps of ancient Ostians, a distant echo of the hustle and bustle of daily life in this once prosperous city magically transports you to the ancient days of Rome as you wander through the remnants Ostia’s apartment buildings, cemetery, bars, bakeries, commercial storefronts, outdoor theater, a forum, pagan temples, communal baths and latrines, sculptures, mosaics and more. Price of admission at Ostia Antica archaeological park is currently 10 Euros per person. Tickets can be purchased at the site before entering.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Borgo di Ceri
Ceri is a 13th-century town with fortified walls that gives it the appearance of a medieval fortress isolated on top of a steep hill of tufa, a type of limestone that is very common in Italy. Its medieval past dominating the present becomes apparent the moment we arrive at the bottom of the hill. The only street that passes through the fortified wall and leads you into town is wide enough for just a single vehicle to pass through at a time. This rare traffic problem was resolved by installing two traffic lights: one at the entrance into the town, and one where the street ends in the main square. Enjoy a nice homemade lunch in one of the family-owned restaurants for a great taste of the real Italian Cusine.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Santuario Madonna Di Ceri
This Sanctuary is a very special place for the locals. The Virgin Mary for whom this Sanctuary is named is known for her intercession and helping people who are experiencing difficulties.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Necropoli della Banditaccia
The Banditaccia Necropolis is significant not only because it is the largest ancient necropolis in the Mediterranean area, but also because it contains some of the only examples of Etruscan residential architecture surviving to this day. Although none of the Etruscan homes survived to this day, you can see the types of homes Etruscans lived in just by walking into their tombs! Considered permanent homes for the dead, the tombs were carved to resemble the interior of residential homes, lavishly designed with a gabled roof, crossbeam, stone couches, chairs, and other architectural details. Entry admission to Cerveteri Baditaccia Etruscan Necropolis is currently €10 per person and is purchased on site.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Walking on uneven terrain is required in some areas
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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