5 star rating: Highly Recommended 228 Reviews

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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:4 to 4.5 hours

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Rebecca was by far the best tour guide, and Ostia is AMAZING!!! We also took the train to the beach for the second half of the day...this was our favorite for Rome!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Great tour. this place gives a good window as to life during the Roman Empire as it has not been destroyed like most Roman artifacts.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

An excellent tour. Our guide Rebecca was outstanding. She was very well informed about Ostia and seemed genuinely interested in sharing her knowledge with us. The audio headsets worked very well and enabled everyone to hear what she was saying.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

I highly recommend this tour. Almost as good as Pompeii the only difference is that Pompeii had such a tragic story to tell and that is the only difference! The tour guide was absolutely wonderful. Very knowledgeable and gave us lots of interesting information. Fascinating and amazing to see mosaic tiles designating the type of trade. Also saw an original bar used in a tavern. You shouldn't miss this tour while in Rome!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2015

Excellent four hour tour of ostia antica. Our guide was professional, knowledgeable and polite. An excellent place to visit with amazing history and ruins, without the hordes of tourists normally associated with Rome's tourist sites.

Paul S
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

I thoroughly recommend this trip, it is not far from Rome and gives you a great insight as to how the Roman ancient civilisation went about their everyday business. Our guide Rebecca was so informative and passionate and made sure that this was an experience we would not forget. Not even a train strike stopped Rebecca and the company from organising an air conditioned coach back to our drop off point. Well done all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Great guides. Definitely worth doing.

Brian C
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Our guide Rebecca was enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable. She was able to answer questions from the historians and keep the youngsters fully engaged. It is an amazing site, with a small museum, a book shop, good restaurant and lots to see. A great addition to a holiday in Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Of all the sites we visited in Rome this was one of the best ones with Rebeccas enthusiasm and knowledge of ancient Rome. If you want to visit Ostia I would highly recommend this tour otherwise you would think ahh another ruin, but with Rebeccas knowledge she really brings it to life.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

This is a great tour! Getting out of Rome is nice for a day and the crowds at Ostia are small. I liked Ostia as much as Pompeii which we saw a few years ago. It's great to see ruins that are mostly together - that haven't had 2,000 years of other buildings going over them, like you see primarily in Rome itself. Our guide, Rebecca, was great. I would highly recommend this trip. We went out to the beach at Ostia after the tour which was a really nice way to spend one of our days in Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

well executed from start to finish. guide was extremely engaging and knowledgeable.
it is evident that she loves what she does.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Gio was a fantastic guide. She gave us excellent information. Did not rush us and it was very enjoyable.
You need to be able to walk on rough ground but it is well worth it so wear good shoes! Also good to go before it is too hot in the day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

Gio was an excellent guide! Entertaining and informative visit to Ancient Ostia.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

We very much enjoyed this trip. Our guide Rebecca was exceptional. A lively, warm and welcoming lady who really knew her stuff. She guided us around a good area of this amazing ancient town, explaining many things and she was an enhancement to the trip. I would highly recommend this trip if you have any interest in history and particularly the history of Rome. Many thanks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

excellent tour. Rebecca was professional, attentive to her guests and very well informed. She was able to answer even the most obscure questions. Easily negotiated the large groups of school children that were at Ostia that day. Great job!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

An absolutely fantastic tour! I knew little about Ostia, outside of it being an archaeological site,but after completing this tour I was left with a great deal of new knowledge and understanding for the history and culture it represents. The ruins were incredibly fascinating as they provided us with a clear idea of what this town looked like at its prime in addition to providing an insight into the everyday lives of Ancient Ostia's inhabitants. Our guide, Rebecca, was brilliant as she shared her vast knowledge of Ancient Ostia with us her passion was infectious. Thank you Rebecca for a wonderful tour, definitely worth checking out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

An absolutely fantastic tour! I knew little about Ostia, outside of it being an archaeological site,but after completing this tour I was left with a great deal of new knowledge and understanding for the history and culture it represents. The ruins were incredibly fascinating as they provided us with a clear idea of what this town looked like at its prime in addition to providing an insight into the everyday lives of Ancient Ostia's inhabitants. Our guide, Rebecca, was brilliant as she shared her vast knowledge of Ancient Ostia with us her passion was infectious. Thank you Rebecca for a wonderful tour, definitely worth checking out!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Really enjoyed Ostia. We also went to Pompeii and Ostia was much better. Closer to Rome, better preserved, and just an all around better tour. Highly recommend it. If you only have time for one tour, this is the one I would recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

This site is incredible! We were disappointed that we would not be able to see Pompeii, but we think we had a better experience in Ostia. We met our guide at the train station and after 30 minutes found ourselves in this ancient city of amazing structures. This was an entire community with a port, stores, temples, baths, a theater, and other public buildings. Everything was there to help us imagine the scope of this place. The added bonus was that most tourists haven't discovered it yet and it wasn't crowded. Our guide Gio helped bring Ostia to life. And we were back in Rome for lunch.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Wow!! What an amazing tour. Our guide Rebecca was FANTASTIC! Her knowledge was outstanding and her passion was infectious. By the time we all left we had a love for Ostia and Roman history.Thank you Rebecca for making our tour so special.Would definitely recommend this tour and ask for Rebecca!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2015

Tour Guide Rebecca was wonderful! Loves her job and very enthusiastic! Had a great morning with her.
If you can't make it to Pompeii, definitely see Ostia!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

Rebecca our tour guide was brilliant. She was so informative and so enthusiastic about Ostia. She brought the city to life. This trip is well worth the money and when Rebecca ended the tour we were able to stay at Ostia for the rest of the day. This place is stunning and will enhance your visit. Fab

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

Rebecca was great. She was extremely knowledgeable on the site as well as many other things about Rome and the history. It was a very entertaining and educational tour. The site was amazing, well worth doing. Especially nice to have a smaller group and take the train. Enjoyed that we could stay after the tour and contInue wandering the site.

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