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Buongiorno! A very warm welcome from me, Marco Pontuali.
As Tour Operator and official Tour Guide I can provide customized private, exclusive, informative, and above all, fun tours of Rome, Vatican and Italy hidden gems for the value conscious travelers with an appreciation for history, art, culture and cuisine.
I grew up in Rome, Italy, where I also studied and degreed in Tourism, Art and Languages. But my real education came around the world where I spent one third of my adult life living out of a suitcase to purchase knowledge and competence in Top Qualilty Tourism working as Travel Consultant, Cultural Representative, Cruise Entertainer and Shore Excursion Escort, Cruise Director, Tour Manager ,Tour Guide and, behind the scenes, as Tour Organizer.
This has shaped my thinking and, so after over 20 years of experience among the top names in travel that represent the entire spectrum of vacation packages and tours available today (WaltDisneyWorld Co.,Costa Cruises, OAT, GCT, EF, Explorica, Vantage, Holland America lines, MSC, Nouvelles Frontieres, Boscolo Tours, NT, Voyage Internacionaux, Ventaglio, Aloschi, etc), I felt the necessity of proposing a different way of travelling, making my tours very experiential and exclusive.
So I specialized in providing exclusive tours of Rome and Italy which will greatly enhance the understanding, discovering and learning of Families, Groups, Individuals, Travel or Events Agencies who need an expert in cultural, experiential and adventure travel and exclusive activities packed with in-depth discoveries that reveal the essence of Italy .
My focus is to provide high-end personalized travel services with attention to details, enabling quality time at quality venues, and which translates into a safe, intimate experience allowing guests to participate in a wide range of unique, authentic activities to fully experience ,understand and connect with the local culture.
I aim to help make your visit interesting and exclusive, through my skills of organizing, entertaining and guiding to make any tour very enjoyable and educational. I can suggest tours or help you plan that unique, individual and personal itinerary which is exactly dedicated to your interests, informative, and above all, fun.
I advises leisure and business travelers, individuals, families with kids and groups with the finest, most comprehensive tailor-made private itineraries carefully researched, designed and managed.
My tours include what's world famous but also what's less known. A less invasive type of tourism, with slowly paced tours, less crowded places – off the beaten path- whenever possible and special stops, making of a travel a personal experience to last a life-time.
For a true glimpse of Italy and Rome and to enjoy a more intimate, personal, and authentic discovery, tours can be enriched by experiential activities like cooking classes, hiking, biking, horse-back-riding tours in natural-archeological Reserves, home hosted-lunch, Kids tours, “time-joourneys”, photography tours, treasure hunts, musical aperitives, culinary tours, wildlife expeditions, didactic and educational activities, theme travel with special focus, vespa-scooter tours, horse-charriots tours, golf-cart city-tours,and so on.
A once-in-a-lifetime learning experience that's simply unparalleled.
I invite you to peruse my tours and services promising a personal Italian experience that you won't find anywhere else.
Should you not find the activity or tour you are interested in, do not hesitate to contact me: I am continuously working on new proposals and, even if the wished itinerary has not been not published yet, I could sometimes satisfy your request
When you travel with Marco, you are sure to Come Back Different! But, don’t take my word on it, be sure to check out my client testimonials.
On which destinations & travel topics can you advise members especially well?
Rome, Latium, Italy
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