Ancient Ostia Reviews
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While I was in Rome, I took several guided tours. My tour to Ostia was by far the best. Our guide was not only extremely knowledgeable, but also very fun and friendly. She somehow was able to make the past become the present. She easily kept track of everyone in her group and took her time so no one was left out. I would gladly recommend this tour and especially this guide to anyone visiting Rome.
It was very easy to book this tour. The small group size was perfect., and the pace was comfortable. The tour guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable, and managed her several languages well. Ostia is a great alternative to the congestion of Rome, I highly recommend this tour.
Ostia Antica was well worth the visit, well preserved, so much to see and a real tonic after the tourist-packed centre of Rome. Our guide Tongy was knowledgeable, passionate about his subjects and able to inform and entertain on matters ancient and modern! You get a real sense of the scale of the town and a glimpse of every day life in a thriving commercial centre, different from our modern towns and yet mundanely familiar - check out the takeaway and the public toilets!
Rachael the guide brought the Ostia ruins alive with her extensive knowledge of life in Roman times. This was a terrific day spent discovering everyday Roman life in a busy port town
Loved our tour of Ostia. The ruins are amazing to see what was accomplished centuries ago without the huge machines used nowadays. Our guide Gorgio? was very knowledgeable and pointed out many things we would not have noticed without him. For instance, we did not know that Ostia translated to "Mouth"
Ostia was such a fantastic site and our guide, Tiffany, was great as well. The site is so well preserved and Tiffany knew every detail. It was also great to use the train system instead of a typical tour bus.
Ostia is a very interesting place but we felt the tour was rushed: no time for museum (advertised on website) or for buying guidebooks.
Fantastic tour, very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend this tour, as Ostia is only a 30 minute train ride from Rome.
The tour is fascinating. The Ostia ruins are like a small Pompeii with hardly any people. Our guide was very knowledgeable and very pleasant. The tour covers almost all the ruins and is very enjoyable. The meeting point is easy to fine and everything goes smoothly.
Great trip. Ostia was very cool. Our guide Ashely was awesome.
This was a relaxing tour of Ostia -- and it provided a good contrast to Pompeii. Our guide was knowledgeable and good at answering questions. Just be sure to confirm that the tour will operate, for when we checked a day before we had booked, they said they needed at least 4 more people or it would be cancelled. They got the 4 and more during the day, and called our hotel to confirm the tour would operate and to leave pickup times. Good service, but disconcerting to find that a tour we thought was all confirmed was initially pending.
Thought the Ostia site was well worth the visit although felt more time would have been better. Our Guide was knowledgeable but my son and I found him very boring. I think it would have been good for the guide to advise on what there was to see and then give people some time to look around on their own afterwards,
Only 5 people on this tour so a lot of inner-action with everyone. Great guide and spent a lot of time seeing Ostia at a leisure pace, it was wonderful.
Small tours often provide a greater experience than the standard tours. Our guide Rachel was incredible (and easy on the eyes). Her willingness to provide details about what we were seeing and her overall attitude to being in Ostia aided the tour. She always answered questions and was willing to provide other tour suggestions in the Rome area. Thanks Rachel! You're great, but you still can't have my Guinness hat no matter how Irish you are. ;)
Tour guide was excellent. Ostia was interesting but her knowledge made it even better.