5 star rating: Highly Recommended 190 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Ancient Ostia Small Group Day Trip from Rome. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Best tour of the trip. The guide was amazing and super knowledgeable!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Great tour and our guide fun and informative

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

Best archaeological site tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2014

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Excellent tour guide who made the trip, better than Pompeii and you get to see a Pyramid in Italy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

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,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Rebecca was a very well informed, entertaining and interesting guide. The site is equal to Pompeii and my opinion better due to less crowds of sightseers. I would recommend the tour to anyone interested.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Brilliant tour guide very knowledgable!! We learnt so much from our tour and the ruins really are greatly preserved I would definitely recommend this trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Ostia is wonderful and interesting to see the everyday life of Romans so well preserved. Our tour guide, Rebecca was very knowledgeable and excited about the topic so made the tour extra fun. She even checked on us on the train ride back to Rome to see if we had any questions. Once back in Rome, she helped everyone with bus/train connections. Overall, a very nice tour and a must-see if your planning a trip to Rome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

Great excursion, especially for those who have already seen the main sites in Rome. Tour guide was knowledgeable and personable. Enjoyed using the train rather than. Bus. This was our first time using Viator. We will use Viator again

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The place was fantastic! I was also very pleased with our tour guide, Rebecca was fantastic. She was very informed about the history of the place, was interesting to listen to and entertaining. Her English was excellent as a native speaker and she was also very helpful with questions about Rome and tourist information. I would highly recommend it.

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