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Excellent day trip full of history and information regarding the early Roman settlement. A must see if in Rome or the area.
The guide Giogi??? was just wonderful! She was well versed on archaeology and a funny. We really enjoyed her tour last Sunday Sept 13th
Very good tour, it was nice to get out of the city for a bit. The area is huge, definitely not for people who have trouble walking. You really got a sense of how it would have been in ancient times.
You need an escape from the hustle and bustle of Rome. This trip was peaceful, unhurried and interesting.
Our guide Nikolai was a local, had an informative but not overloading style and was a really nice guy.
The cafe on site is good and reasonably priced.
This was an excellent tour with an extremely knowledgeable guide.
Found this tour on Viator and highly recommend it. The guide, Rebecca, was extremely knowledgeable and and she took the time to explain things and answer questions. The tour gave an overview of the daily life in ancient Roman times and was one of the highlights of our trip. As it was a very hot day, Rebecca was also very mindful of the conditions. In all, an informative and fun day.
Mike was an excellent guide who shared insights into historical significance of what we were seeing.
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!!!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
well executed from start to finish. guide was extremely engaging and knowledgeable.
it is evident that she loves what she does.
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.
Gio was an excellent guide! Entertaining and informative visit to Ancient Ostia.
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.
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!