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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.
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!
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!!
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
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.
Well worth a visit. I was impressed with how intact many of the buildings were. Rebecca was a fantastic guide both in her knowledge and inter-personal skills. Even for just the short time of the tour, she did her best to learn everyone's name, and to give extra information for things to see and do.
Amazing tour with Rebecca as a guide.This tour should be on all trips to Rome! Thanks to Rebecca for pointing out St. Paul's Basilica.This was a very moving site.
Rebecca had a very good knowledge of her history of Ostia. She even helped us get the correct train home and pointed out other sites worth visiting. Ostia was huge and you could easily continue by yourself when the tour was over. It was easy to get there and home again.
Wonderful tour of the ancient city with a knowledgable guide. An excellent visit to a working class Roman city with great excavations and mosaics. Much easier to get to and enjoy from Rome than Pompeii.
This was a great, informative and very interesting tour. Rebecca was a great expert guide. Though the site is huge and we didn't get to see everything. We were shown all the relevant sites and told fantastic stories and information about every aspect of the site. And for me, who was staying after the tour entered, she was more than happy to provide me with additional information on the site and highlights and must-sees. This was a great tour of Ancient Rome and I would highly recommend it to everyone visiting Rome.
Outstanding guide who provided a comprehensive tour, bringing ancient Ostia to life.
The tour guide was OUTSTANDING!!! She gave us so much information, she was extraordinarily knowledgeable and I have never met a guide with so much passion for what she was doing!! She was awesome. She finished up with showing us all how to get to our next place whatever that might have been. She was one in a million
Gio was our tour guide and she was absolutely brilliant. She was informative, witty and fun, and we all learned a lot from her. Our two children aged 9 and 11 years really enjoyed Ostia and particularly Gio's style which made it all come to life. It is certainly a fabulous site and well worth a visit. Several people on this tour said it was a far better experience than Pompeii. The ruins are fascinating and really give you a look into ancient Roman life. Thumbs up and highly recommeded.
Excellent day trip from Rome, the tour guide was informative and the pace through the site was good, was very surprised to learn and experience ancient Roman life.
This was an AMAZING tour...made even more amazing by the BEST guide we had of our all tours in Italy. Her name was Rebecca (gorgeous woman with red hair) who took us back 2,000+ years to make us feel like we were living here at the time. IT's fun to take a local commuter train out to the site, but honestly, you must request Rebecca.
Best tour of the trip. The guide was amazing and super knowledgeable!
AMAZING! I didn't know a lot about Ostia, but this tour was super fabulous and informing. The woman leading it was a lot of fun and soooo well educated!
An absolutely outstanding experience. We went on 4 tours with 'City Wonders' and all of their guides are extremely knowledgeable. They all seem to be studying or have graduated from art history, history or archaeology and are so passionate about their subject. Ostia truly is the 'better Pompeii', although I worry that they let you get too close to the history and it may suffer damage from too many tourists. The scale of the place is amazing and the commentary from Sara, the guide, helped to immerse you in the history and really feel it.
Excellent tour guide who made the trip, better than Pompeii and you get to see a Pyramid in Italy
A very good tour and very well hosted by Gia. She was knowledgeable and obviously loved talking and showing people Ostia Antica. I'm glad I took this tour and learnt so much about this ancient civilisation,