Matt Balsamo

East Greenwich, RI
Italy, Europe and Cruise Specialist

"La Dolce Vita " or "The Sweet Life". To me that describes what traveling is all about. My career began right after graduating from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in Travel-Tourism Management. After 16 years in this industry my desire ...
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Luxury Travel Advisor and Cruise Specialist

Experiencing Machu Picchu With The Family
Experiencing Machu Picchu With The Family
Let me help you plan an unparalleled experience.  I have been crafting customized luxury vacations for Rhode Island residents and beyond for over 20 years.  For me it is a passion. 

 

Born into a 100% Italian American family my love of Italy in particular has always been constant.  It only grew stronger when 7 years ago I connected with some extended family on my maternal side in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.   Prior to this connection,  my trips to Italy where always wonderful but now having this connection and traveling into places off the beaten path within the country really make my experiences there special. 

 

These are the kinds of experiences I want my clients to have when they travel.  I enjoy planning these kinds of vacations in Italy, France, Spain, Greece and other countries all over the world.  Whether its experiencing the destination by land or by ship I can customize and design an inspiring journey that best fits your desires and needs, working with some of our outstanding travel partners. 

 

Recently I ventured for the first time into South America on a family trip with my sister and her family. I used one of our in country partners to plan a customized independent private tour in Peru.  We traveled to the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lake Titicaca and ended the trip in Lima.  It was a wonderful experience.  The tour guides, transportation and accommodations where fantastic, particularly the suite my nephew and I had at the 5 star Inkaterra Pueblo Macchu Picchu Lodge.

 

Traveling is always an educational and mind opening experience especially when its to a new destination.  It would be my pleasure to make your travel dreams a reality.  There is so much world to see! 

 

 

My Reviews

25 of 41 people found this review helpful
Trip of a Lifetime!
From the moment I spoke with Matt it was obvious how knowledgeable his is and how helpful he would be to help me plan my trip to Italy. He is insightful, patient, personable and friendly. He always responded quickly and I always felt that I had his undivided attention. He helped me with every detail and it was the trip of my dreams!
By  Lisa   from  Cheshire, CT
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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25 of 44 people found this review helpful
This trip was amazing, more than we could have ima
A year ago when we started to think of a family trip to celebrate our 50th anniversary, of course we thought of Matt as our travel agent.
We wanted an experience that would accommodate or family of 17, 8 adults and 9 kids.
We were thinking of an all inclusive but were not sure not sure that was right or affordable for our family.
Matt guided us to a Villa experience in Jamaica.
We knew after some research this was the way to go for us.
Matt’s patient ways was amazing, there was not a question he would not check out for us.
I would never trust anyone else with my travel plans. Matt B is our man!
By  Nanny and Poppy Hogan  from  Warwick, RI
Traveled to  Montego Bay ~ Jamaica ~ Caribbean
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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27 of 49 people found this review helpful
Exceptional
Working with Matt has been a great experience over the years. My wife and I have worked with Matt several times and he has always provided exceptional service and has been both professional and friendly. We always enjoy our meetings with Matt and our vacations have always exceeded our expectations. Highly recommended!!
By  Larry  from  Warwick, ri
Traveled to  Costa Rica ~ Central America
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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23 of 44 people found this review helpful
Awesome Family Adventures
Matt is a crackerjack travel agent. So thorough, knowledgeable and efficient in his delivery of proposal ideas. Travel documentation/itinerary always clearly identified and presented for a seamless travel experience.
By  Liz  from  Cranston, Rhode Island
Traveled to  Lisbon ~ Portugal ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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21 of 46 people found this review helpful
Thanks to Matt, this trip was a 10 out of 10.
Nothing but exceptional from the very first time I spoke to Matt.
By  Bob  from  East Greenwich, RI
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends
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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • Mediterranean
  • France
  • Greece
  • Spain

Travel Specialist:

  • Luxury
  • Luxury Cruises
  • River Cruises
  • LGBT Honeymoons & Destination Weddings
  • Family Vacations

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