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trojan8490

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2016

Great tour of a wonderfully preserved Roman Colony! No crowds and amazing sights. A must if you have finished seeing the sights in Rome!

Vickie T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

great day !

Angela R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Our amazing tour guide, Rebecca, gave such great information and answered all of our questions. She is truly one of the best guides we had, and we had several. I highly recommend that you take this tour with a guide because there is not a lot of signage and you'll end up just wandering around wondering what you're looking at. Ostia itself is very well preserved, and a tranquil, beautiful trip right outside of Rome much closer than Pompeii, and in our opinion, better!

Jorge C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

I would recommend the tour. Wonderful guide she was very friendly and keen to help or advise. The tour was a great mix of history and fun

Jorge

Tina

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Amanda was our tour guide and she did an amazing job bringing Ostia to life for us. I hope more people go to see this site and learn about the business end of Ancient Rome.

Alistair M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This was a very interesting tour .
Our guide Amanda was very knowledgable and made it an enjoyable experience.
Highly recommended.

Roger W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This tour was excellent. The guide was a British archeologist, who spends most of the year in Rome. She was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and explained things very well. Ostia Antica archeological site gives a fascinating glimpse into the past. Even if you are only a short time in Rome, this place is worth a visit, as it is an easy local train journey. It was one of the highlights of our second holiday in Rome.

Jeremy T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

I absolutely loved the tour to Ostia. The ruins are incredible, and our guide did a fantastic job bringing them to life thanks to her knowledge and passion for the area. My favorite aspect of the tour was that it had a very relaxed feel despite also covering a lot of ground and seeing lots of ruins over just a few short hours. I think the location of the ruins outside the city had a lot to do with that. Make sure you have a camera, because there's lots of great picture opportunities here.

Myki S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

The tour was wonderful. So many amazing sites, which were brought to life by our fabulous tour guide, Amanda. She really took us back in time, to give us an understanding of Roman life in this ancient city. It was definitely a highlight of our time in Rome.

James S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

This tour was a delight. The guide was superb and escorted us from Rome to the site by train. Then he guided us around the site with great descriptions and a good sense and feel for the importance of this place. The small group makes it intimate and the guide is describing Rome and Ostia from the time you meet, on the train and at the site. He left us to make our own way back on the train using tickets he provided. You can stay at the site for as long as you want and this contributes to a stress free and relaxed atmosphere. If you can't get to Pompeii, do this tour and like me, you'll enjoy it more because this site is much quieter because it less well known. Again City Wonders did a great job.

Lumar

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

One of our favourites. So much still unexplored here. We stayed with our guide to the end, but as your train ticket lets you return when you want we took full advantage of being here. We explored Ostia on our own and saw even more amazing artifacts and ruins. Then we went into Antica and explored the modern city and castle fortress there. Then the beach and home. It's worth it.

Marsha M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

If you enjoy ancient Roman ruins, this is really interesting and a rival of Pompeii. And it is less than an hour ride from Rome. Our guide was an American living in Europe for many years, very knowledgeable, organized, and more than willing to answer our many questions about Roman history and other sites we might want to see during our stay in Rome.

Bibledoc

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2016

Mike was an excellent guide, and we, my students and I, enjoyed his humor as well as his very great knowledge about and appreciation of ancient Ostia and the Roman empire. I just wish the tour had been longer, as there were many parts of the site we did not get to visit under his guidance.

Christopher B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

Excellent guide, very knowledgeable. Fantastic site, spent the whole day there. As good as, if not better than, Pompeii!

tcm_3

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

This was a very interesting place. Lots of hard walking, but really loved it!

Jean G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2016

This was though City Wonders. The guide, Rebecca, was wonderful. She knew and was interested in the subject. As an American, she was easy to understand and best of all, she made it a point to learn our names and something about each of us. Best guide ever!

Frances W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This was an exceptional tour. Great guide, Rebecca. She was very knowledgable and had a great way of telling the stories. She was passionate about Ostia and we benefitted from that passion. Would go on other tours with her again. The small group was nice also. Well done. Thankyou

Daniel S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

The tour was very smooth. All transfers worked out fine. The tour guide Emilio was very knowledgable and gave a great tour. He was an excellent guide and I learned so much from him. The tour was well planned out and I am glad my agent recommended viator. I recommend Emilio highly.

Frances W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2016

This is well worth the trip. The guide was superb, very knowledgable and passionate about her work. We learnt heaps about this site and would do this tour again. It was early in the season so there were very few others there. I liked the small group experience.

JOSEPH C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

Red-haired Rebecca was superb!!

Michael C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2015

This was probably one of the best days we spent in Rome! Our guide, Rebecca 'Antica', was very knowledgeable and made the experience that much more enjoyable. The tour was well organized and went off with out a hitch. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour, especially if Rebecca is your guide.

degobear

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Rebecca, our guide was FANTASTIC! She was a true pro and herded our group with care and energy from start to finish. This tour is one of the best I have been on in years and well worth the time to experience the best ruins of Roman history.

Paul G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Fantastic trip by train out to the ancient port of Rome. We made our own way back, easy enough and ended up spending the whole day at the site. It is huge! The guide was excellent and showed us the best of the site, but we wanted to wander around on our own at the end. I would say that if you are into History, this is a don't miss trip.

Alexandra N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

This tour was excellent - the guide was very knowledgable and informative and Ostia itself is stunning and parts of it were incredibly well preserved. A must-see when visiting Rome.

JeJoria

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2015

Our wonderful guide, Rebecca, met us at the train station and led our group out to Ostia. When there she gave us an incredible tour. It was almost as if she lived there at one time! Ostia is a fascinating place, an ancient seaport of Rome, as large as Pompei and better preserved. Rebecca was the perfect guide for this tour, and while there were over two dozen people in our group, you felt that it was a personal tour, given by a close friend who just might happened to be a college professor. This was an incredible tour and easily worth a half day to see. The fact that it is only a half-hour by train from central Rome makes it all the easier to get to. If you are interested in ancient Rome, this is a must do. And if you have Rebecca as a guide, all the better.

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