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Fascinated by the ancient shopping precinct and the ancient restaurant - so similar in layout to current pubs. Great to be able to continue to explore at own rate and return to Rome when you are ready rather than be rushed through the tour.
Our guide, whose name I unfortunately have forgotten, was wonderful. He was on time to meet us and the tour was really informative. We liked the small group--there were 6 of us--and the flexibility of having our return train ticket so we could return to Rome whenever we chose, not necessarily at the end of the tour. Ostia was not overrun with other tourists, so it allowed us to explore and look without fighting the crowds that we encountered on tours in Rome. I really recommend a camera and comfortable shoes. The surfaces are very uneven and because we were there after a rainy night, there were lots of puddles to get around. I highly recommend this tour!
Wonderful tour! Our guide, Mike, was very professional, he gave us a lot of informations, and also told us very good jokes. It was a very pleasant morning.
In the afternoon we went to the see! Very nice and quiet...in October near the sea.
Worth a visit!!
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We had a wonderful visit to Ostia Antica with Ahmed. He was very knowledgeable and interesting. Really felt that we got so much more out of the trip with him. The tour was well organized and paced perfectly. Ahmed was very accommodating and helpful to all in the group. The visit was like a stroll with a professor. Recommend Ahmed and this tour highly.
Excellent Trip. Our guide was very informative and the trip itself was relaxing and we learned a lot. Ostia is a small Pompeii and did not have the crowds which made it lovely.
excellent trip,great guide.very interesting site.early morning trip,the site was lovely and quiet.as good as pompei,another insight into the outstanding roman empire!
Great tour guide. Better than Pompeii. Thank you for an awesome day!
I really enjoyed visiting this lesser known ancient town. Our guide was Rebecca and she was very friendly and answered all our questions, and you could tell she enjoyed interacting with us and having a conversation not just repeating facts. She really made the tour special. The tour covers the best of the bulk of the town, and Rebecca had good advice on what we could see if we stayed after the tour. It is also a nice touch that this tour meets you in Rome and gets you on and off the right train at the right stops. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Excellent trip , very well preserved situs , interesting and usefull information from the guide,
Mike , an american living in Italy , so native english speaker .
The tour was fantastic.Amanda was knowledgable and enthusiastic,her passion for Ostia showing.
A tour not to be missed.
Excellent guide with an extensive knowledge of the site. She was able to impart information in clear and friendly manner.
A fantastic half day tour of the ruins in Ostia with a very knowledgeable and passionate guide. If you have the time to explore the ruins further I would recommend it as the level of preservation is very high and the site is quite extensive. The milder weather in this location and an abundance of shade trees made it an enjoyable experience.
This tour was excellent, our guide Ahmed was knowledgeable and engaging. The site itself is huge, and so well preserved, it rivals better known sites such as Pompeii but with no crowds! It is a huge site, it would be difficult to navigate around by yourself, but after the tour your train ticket back to Rome is valid all day so we stayed after the tour and wandered around with a map for a while. The nearby village and medieval borgo is worth a look too.
Fantastic trip. Great guide- Rebecca- povided by City Wonders. Would recommend to anyone.
Ahmet was superb. We had a wonderful and enlightening tour, with just a few people in our group. Ahmet was exceedingly knowledgeable, and brought the secrets of Ostia Antica to life with his vivid stories. This was a thoroughly enjoyable tour, and we would recommend this to anyone visiting Rome.
One of the best kept secrets in Italy was brought to life by our outstanding guide Rebecca. She was very knowledgeable, attentive to our needs and made the trip both interesting and educational. In some ways, we thought Ostia matched or surpassed Pompeii.
We signed up at the last minute and could not have been more pleased. Amit was a fantastic guide
Rebecca was our top-notch tour guide for this morning excursion a bit outside of Rome. A lovely, articulate, and congenial guide who, as a native to eastern USA has lived in Rome for some years after studying in Spain. Her multi-lingual skills, bright, and yet down-to-earth presentation related well to the diverse personalities of our group. Rebecca's special insights to history, human nature, and art, brought Ostia Antica to life while we walked through that historic site.Grateful, too, for her fine suggestion for a stop at St. Paolo's Basilica on our way back to Rome. If there's a next time for us in Rome, we'll ask for Rebecca!! Good job... thanks Viator, and City Wonders. You picked a winner!
As usual the guide provided by Citywonders, Ahmed, was excellent.
All English speaking guides spoke very clearly.
Tracy R New Zealand
Loved this tour. Our tour guide was very informative. Lots to see. Worth the money, great date out.
Great tour of a wonderfully preserved Roman Colony! No crowds and amazing sights. A must if you have finished seeing the sights in Rome!
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