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!
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!
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
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.
This was a very interesting tour .
Our guide Amanda was very knowledgable and made it an enjoyable experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Excellent guide, very knowledgeable. Fantastic site, spent the whole day there. As good as, if not better than, Pompeii!
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