Mary Garitone

Tacoma, WA

Customized Travel Your Way

Tranquil Calabria Italy
Tranquil Calabria Italy

Though I began with Travel Leaders – Travel Center when it was still Carlson-Wagonlit (almost 20 years ago), my love of travel began while I was studying abroad in Southern France. Not only did I leap at the opportunity to revel in the enchanting beauty that is Provence and sample many fine wines, I also visited much of Western Europe, with Italy quickly becoming my favorite destination. I am immensely proud of my Italian heritage and, needless to say, I have been back many times since that first fateful trip. My travel specialties center around places with rich history and vibrant cultures, where learning local customs and culinary dishes become experiences my clients savor forever. If your dream itinerary contains guided tours of World Heritage Sites, centers of arts and theater, and cooking classes where meals are authentically prepared in the traditional style, I look forward to planning the perfect luxury vacation with you very soon!

My Travel Albums

Istanbul, Turkey
Library at Ephesus

My Travel Stories

Travel Bucketlist

Among the places I have been fortunate enough to check off my bucketlist are: Dubai Australia Maui with extensive cruising in: Alaska Caribbean Greece TurkeyRead more.

Customer Testimonials

Booked four cruises with Mary in the last 6 years

Mary Garitone provides excellent service to our family. She took care of all the details and assisted when changes were needed. Mom has mobility issues, and she arranged accessible accommodations and wheelchair service at airports, even with connections. Just enjoyed our sixth Holland America cruise taking advantage of great pricing even in high season for the Eastern Caribbean. Our previous trip was a repositioning cruise May 2015 from Fort Lauderdale to Seattle through the Panama Canal for 19 days.
Kathleen O. Tacoma, WA

My Reviews

96 of 173 people found this review helpful
Trip Plan and origination.
Mary is very patient and knowledgeable. We were arranging a group trip accommodating thirty people. She did an amazing job listening to what the group wanted. When some problems did arise, she stayed steadfast and calm. She somehow managed a positive result so that we could provide the group with a fun and educational trip. We are looking forward to the trip. We thank you Mary for your wonderful help. We thank you for your perseverance and understanding. We thank you for being a really good travel agent. Diana Folino Stewart and Kathy Harris.
By  Diana and Kathy  from  Tacoma Washington.
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Mary Garitone responded:
Thanks so much Kathy & Diana. I am enjoying working with you and your group. It is a great group of people. I am here every step of the way for you.

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80 of 147 people found this review helpful
The best trip ever!
Mary was wonderful . Everything she put together for our trip turned out perfect from hotels, sight seeing tours , train tickets and flights . She is a special lady who listens to our requests and goes above and beyond to make the trip memorable. Thank you Mary for everything!
By  John and Linda  from  University Place, Wa
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Mary Garitone responded:
John and Linda, I am pleased that your trip went smoothly and that you enjoyed it. You were great to work with and it was my pleasure to assist you with this special trip. Grazie, Mary

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77 of 146 people found this review helpful
The absolute best trip of our lives.
WOW!!!! Mary is the absolute best!!!! 5 weeks in Italy and Sicily. She took care of every detail regarding our trip. We departed on this trip within 30 days of booking it! Upgraded airfare, Travel Insurance (as we brought along our 85 year old father), Car rental, rental of Air BnB houses, every single detail!!! We did not stay in Hotels in large cities. We stayed in 16th century villas in small villages. We had the trip of our lifetime....and now have a lasting memory with our father that nobody can ever take away. Thank you Mary. We whole-heartily recommend Mary and TravelLeaders. We heard from friends that Mary knows Italy and she does!!!! THANK YOU!
By  Mike and Annie  from  Tacoma, WA
Traveled to  Italy ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Mary Garitone responded:
Thank you Mike and Annie. It was a pleasure to work with you and help you put the trip together. I am so glad it all went well! Grazie! Mary

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55 of 104 people found this review helpful
Trip to visit family and friends
Very nice working with her and defiantly not the last time. Everything worked out good with our flights.
By  Poochka  from  WA
Traveled to  Germany ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Mary Garitone responded:
It is my pleasure to assist you with your travels and I look forward to continue working with you. Mary

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8 of 11 people found this review helpful
Help in trouble times
Mary went out of her way to help me during a very stressful travel time and her help may my trip so much easier
By  Suz  from  Puyallup
Traveled to  Denmark ~ Europe
I would recommend this agent to my family and friends

Mary Garitone responded:
Suzan, it was my pleasure to help make your travel planning less stressful. I am so glad you were able to get to Copenhagen in time. Stay well. Mary

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Destination Expert:

  • Italy
  • France
  • England
  • Scotland
  • Europe

Travel Specialist:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Heritage
  • Golf
  • Villas
  • Theatre & Music

Top Travel Partners:

  • Azamara
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Viking
  • Windstar Cruises
  • Globus

Certifications/Awards:

  • CTC
  • CTC

Languages I Speak:

  • English
  • Italian

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