“The Unusual Tourist helped us organise everything from sight-seeing and food tours to classic car rentals and pizza making for kids. They work with exceptional guides, chefs and locals who really bring the activities to life. Highly recommend them for all types of travellers looking for traditional to ‘unusual’ tours and activities.”
Mikele Ugarte, UAE
I am an avid traveler and have been a travel agent since 2001. My specialty is European travel. I am VERY particular about the tours/guides I use for my FIT (Foreign Independent Travel) clients. The personalized attention I received from The Unusual Tourist while planning my clients’ trips and the quality of tours and guides arranged for my clients while in Italy was outstanding. It was reassuring to have someone “on the ground” in Italy who could handle any needs and/or answer any questions that my clients had while traveling. I now have a new “go to” tour company for my clients who want to truly experience Italy.
Carol Ann Gafford, Owner/Agent TRAVEL EURWAY, DeSoto, TX USA
“We were a large group of 14, we booked our tours very late and in the middle of the Christmas holiday season, but Unusual Tourist delivered. They really went the extra mile for us, and gave us the best deals. Their professionalism is very impressive. The service was excellent, the guide was brilliant, and the tours they planned for us were truly memorable. What sets them apart is that they really care about their clients and go about their work with so much passion. I will book with them, and only them, each time I plan a trip to Italy.”
Dr. Nathalie Africa-Verceles, Professor, University of the Philippines, Manila
“We had such an amazing few days – you provided us with so much entertainment, variety, fun and just memorable time – your knowledge is vast and there appeared to be nothing you didn’t know or able to teach us and all with humour and understanding of our group. Thank you both so very much – you make a brilliant team!!”
Sara Mackintosh, UK
“The Unusual Tourist packaged a tour for us on the last days of 2019- an unusual time of the year to travel. Just off the toe of Italy’s boot – Sicily. The Company’s personal approach and attention to details paired with service and professionalism customised an easy journey for us ; The Tour Agency have outdone themselves. The company truly impressed our keen expectations. They are e-mail responsive. To the black MB Vans and carefully curated spots and timing to take it all in, and the introduction to hidden gem of hotels, we truly immersed ourselves with the rich history of Sicily and its people. One of the qualities of a good host is the love for their city, the Unusual Tourist guides displayed passion when they talk and the knowledge of history to back it up. There is no photo that could nearly capture this experience in its entirely but I remember a moment of clarity on how 2020 felt like, one morning in Taormina, Sicily.”
Jake Macapagal, Actor, Lead in “Metro Manila” BAFTA (British Academy of Film & Televiso Arts) and Sundance Film festival winner
“I thank my lucky stars that I got to celebrate my 40th Birthday in Italy, one of the most beautiful places in the world. My dilemma was trying to choose what to do? Unusual Tourist assisted me on not just sightseeing tours but experiencing Italy like a local. Thank God I didn’t make a mistake of going to the Uffizi Gallery without one of their excellent guides! I learned so much about art, the artists and their masterpieces.
The walking tour of the city also gave me a lot of insight on all the beautiful sights around me. They also recommended doing a sculpting class in a studio where I tried to tap into my creativity while sipping a glass of prosseco! I got to bring my own self-made souvenir back home too! It now stands at a special corner in my flat as reminder of the great time I had in Florence.The highlight of my trip was the Amalfi coast, my dream vacation place! On the way down with the train, I stopped in Pompeii and did a fascinating tour with another one of their great guides. They made all arrangements for me to easily see amazing Positano, Amalfi, Capri and Sorrento and their spectacular sunsets…Thank you Unusual Tourist for making my 40th indeed unforgettable, until my next adventure!”
Rhia Bello, L.A., California, USA
On behalf of …. I would like to thank you for your valuable support and assistance during our retreat in Napoli over the period…
The activities planned for the retreat were of exceptional standard. The visit to Pompei and treasure hunt based on communication, team building and recognition created a professional collaborated environment for our various discussions as evident through positive feedback received from the participants.
We certainly appreciated your time and effort in responding to our various needs and would recommend your services for our colleagues.
E.P., Chief Aviation Service, Rome, Italy
“I planned a mother-daughter quality time get away to Italy, just my teenager and I, which was a fantastic idea, but let’s face it, teenage moods may swing hard! Oh yes they can! Choosing the right Tour Guide was essential to keep a teenager mood swing to a minimum, lol! Lucky enough, booking with Unusual Tourist made my life easier and happier. My contact person, Celeste, was very pleasant, accommodating, and had great knowledge and ideas of interesting places for me and my daughter to go to and see. She even got out of her way to meet us and enjoy a nice Italian afternoon summer drinks at a decent Florence hotel roof top! Amazing view of the city, fine wine, great company!
On a separate date of our scheduled tour of Florence, we had our tour guide Elisabetta, meet us at The Dome. She was prompt, very friendly, enthusiastic, and explained things well. She was excellent, well informed, fantastic knowledge of great things about Florence. She kept my daughter and I interested, and wanting to know more. She made our walking tour enjoyable, and that we weren’t rushed. We ended the tour on a sweet note, having delicious gelato from a well recommended gelato shop. Our Vatican tour was just as well! As per Ms Celeste, we took her advice to take a smaller tour group as it’s easier to hear the guide, keep ourselves well informed of so much amazing details about the Vatican and more. Again, we weren’t rushed, had ample time to truly see and appreciate, absorb and immerse ourselves with the history of this holy, iconic place! It was overall a great, amazing, enjoyable experience! Best of all, my fear of a teenager “meltdown”, all washed away. Unusual Tourist opened her eyes, kept her at awed and interested with these great cities of Italy! Thanks to You and I highly recommend Unusual Tourist!”
Jessica Villacorta, New York, USA
“I took a mother and son trip throughout Europe. We went to Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Rome, Venice, and Florence and without a doubt some of the most amazing experiences I’ve had was with the Unusual tourist group. They took us to through Florence and gave us a lens that was so truly Italian I can’t begin to picture anything different. We went to farms, wine tours, amazing country side, restaurants, bars, markets and I was completely blown away. I love traveling but I personally hate being a tourist. I love seeing sights but I don’t enjoy the general touristic experience. I much rather be able to live a day in the life of the locals while seeing and experiencing life as they do. Not only did I get that from The Unusual Tourist but I also learned so much from them. I had visited sights that I had studied before as well as certain places I had read about but to get the visceral experience and in depth education while standing is breath taking and historical sights, it completely changed my perspective and enriched my appreciation for Italy, art, culture, and life in general. I could not recommend them more and I absolutely CANNOT wait to go back and have more adventures with them!”
Satuye Collins Lambey, Manila, Phils.