110 reviews of Ancient Ostia Small Group Day Trip from Rome
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Reviewed by Wendy W, May 2013
Rachael, the guide, brought this tour to life for us. We really got a feeling for what life was like in a city like Ostia back then. Only 15 people were on the tour. Also, it was good to escape the hustle and bustle of Rome for awhile.
Reviewed by naythen82, May 2013
It was a brilliant experience.If you are planning to travel with a toddler please take a light weight stroller. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Reviewed by Cathy M, March 2013
Ostia was the highlight of our trip for my daugher and Massimo (our guide from Dark Rome tours) made it special. He was extremely knowledgeable and made Ostia accessible for us in way it would not have been had we visited on our own because there is such limited signage. Our knowledge of ancient Rome was much enhanced by this tour.
Reviewed by Sian, November 2012
Our guide Massimo was entertaining as well as well-informed. We learned a lot on this tour. Ostia is very large and quite well preserved, a real insight into Ancient Rome and its economy.
Reviewed by Marcia S, November 2012
This was just amazing. Massimo was so personable and knowledgeable and there
were only four of us on the tour, so it could not have been better. I had no idea that
Ostia Antica was such a huge area...very impressive and we loved taking the train.
Reviewed by John V, United Kingdom, November 2012
We really enjoyed this tour.
Massimo's presentation were very interesting. We have visited Pompeii on a number of occasions, but Ostia presents a very different picture. It benefits from the reduced popularity/notoriety as there is so much space to walk around without being bothered by crowds.
Reviewed by Nick P, November 2012
This was a great trip. Our guide Maximus was very good. We stayed after the tour to explore further and then travelled back on our own using the train tickets the guide had given us.
Reviewed by David S, October 2012
Great site. Great tour. The train was an excellent way to get there. The site is really interesting. Massimo, our tour guide was excellent. Good humoured, very good information and discreetly looked after us as we walked everywhere. Best experience on a guided site visit for years.
Reviewed by LINDA M, October 2012
we were thinking of doing this trip on our own, via train and bus, but we were glad we took the trip. The site was amazing and covers a large area. Had we been on our own I think we would have wandered about for some time and missed the highlights. our guide knew exactly where to go and timed the 'tea break' exactly
Reviewed by Michael S, September 2012
This was a pretty cool tour. I was very bad at navigating that day so I arrived late and by calling back and forth to Dark Rome tours, I was able to still have the tour. Jo, the tour guide walked from where she was doing the tour to greet me at the front gate and even give me a tour on the way back to the group. This was extremely nice of her since it was my fault we were late. I can only say good things about our experience with the 2 Dark Rome based tours we went on (booked through Viator)
Reviewed by Leanne P, Australia, September 2012
The tour was excellent, despite the rainy weather. Our guide was charming, very knowledgable and a gift for story telling which made the place come alive. We were lucky to have a small group of 10, all in all we had a great morning. LP
Reviewed by Laqueeda H, August 2012
Gio the tour guide was amazing! Very friendly extremely knowledgeable. You can tell this is her passion. Ostia was beautiful definitely should see it. I would suggest NEVER come to Rome in July/August it's just too hot. If you can avoid those months the experience will be even better.
Reviewed by Gary A, August 2012
This was our favourite tour of the holiday. The guide was very engaging and knew alot about the history of Ostia. We were fascinated by the city and would definitely recommend booking a guided tour as if we had walked around on our own we would not have got as much out of it. The sights are fantastic, lots of photo opportunities and it really gives a sense of ancient Rome, much more so than the Roman Forum. There is a cafe where we stopped half way through the tour to refuel. There is a lot of walking involved, but it is broken up as we stopped (in the shade) to listen to information being given by the guide. A thoroughly enjoyable day, would definitely recommend.