It was October 1978 when many pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square questioned themselves about the fate of the new Pope, who according to the forecasts attributed to him African nationality, certainly would not have been Italian. And so it was that October 16 was elected the first non-Italian Pope, Karol Wojtyla. The first non-Italian Pope since 1523. Elected a Slavic Pope who succeeded in breaking down communism and the Berlin Wall. Just the same year, a few months after two young entrepreneurs from Lazio took an important decision for the fate of their lives, registering in the form of limited liability company, their dream came alive and Vip Tour was born, their companions in tourist transport .
From there it will soon be V.I.P. Tours along with others will assert themselves as one of the pioneers of the “City Sightseeing” sector in Rome and in Italy. To respond to an increasingly growing demand in the field of the Open bus, establishing itself on the market for service quality and passenger care, not only for open buses. From the Via Farini office, in Rome, a few steps from Termini station.
Another element of attraction was set up in 1998 by the “Concorde” bus – the 50-seat Mercedes Intercar, which the company assigned to the V.I.P. Tour Naples – Pompeii. The peculiarity of this vehicle was that, in addition to having a typical “old style” structure, it was equipped with every comfort by providing audio video tools, able to provide a description of the history, points of interest, customs, traditions and the costumes of tourist sites about to be visited by travelers.
A few years later V.I.P. Tour, the well-established company will introduce a further element of attraction to its offer the Tour: Naples-Pompeii. It will be the bus “Concorde” – Mercedes Intercar 50 seats to accompany travelers pleasantly. The peculiarity of this vehicle was that, in addition to having a typical “old style” structure. But equipped with every comfort as audio video tools able to make a preview of the history, customs, traditions and customs of tourist sites that were about to be visited
In 1997 Green Line Tours purchased ten small 26-seater tram-buses, called “Greeny Bus”, due to the low level of pollution produced. These vehicles were equipped with Iveco 80E18 engines with ecological diesel combustion, introduced the catalytic muffler according to the regulations in force in compliance with the “Euro2” law. They were just called “Greeny”.
While in 2014, Italy won the Oscar with the film by Paolo Sorrentino – La Grande Bellezza. That through the description of the surreal worldly events mixed with his dense and intense dramas of the protagonist Gep Gambardella. It makes us discover Rome, the majestic and exciting capital. An itinerary immersed in the unique atmosphere of Imperial Rome starting from the Rione Celio, where the protagonist’s house is located, which enjoys a marvelous view of the Colosseum. Between the Roman Forum and the Domus Aurea, which combines antiquity and modernity with medieval churches, centuries-old monuments and elegant palaces of the late nineteenth century alternates, in perfect harmony, welcoming rooms with a “Roman” flavor and fashionable meeting places. In fact in imperial times this was one of the most sought after residential areas by noble families and even today its splendor shines through the magnificent ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. It is precisely in these celebrated streets that the “City Sightseeing” route takes place, where on board the Green Line Tours duoble deker offers an Open Bus service against the backdrop of great beauty. In the same year, 2014 Green Line Tours will introduce a new tour in Italy with a visit to Siena on board the 28 seats Granturismo cars in order to guarantee a quality and safety standard always at the highest levels.
At the end of the 90s and the beginning of the 2000 Green Line Tours enter the world of the internet is born www.greenlinetours.com, a real innovation that during the years around 20 revolutionized the whole world and the way to do tourism. Thanks to its website, Glt opens a window and connects with customers from all over the world, this will give greater scope and greater interaction with its customers, building loyalty. From that moment on, the sharing of information and the exchange of interests of customers, Glt changes and renews the commercial proposals offered by Glt. And with today twenty years after a revolution began September 1998 by the witty Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the two very young programmers who created Google Inc, the first search engine on the web. Green Line Tours is present on all the search engines in the world, its website reached the fourth release at the end of 2017, finally introducing the possibility to book tours in real time from all over the world.
In 2018 the rebranding of Green Line tours is under way, the logo changes. The restoration of the image of the company is not just about the intangible, but also the cars are equipped with a new look, new audio reproductions customized for young people and adults and obviously available in multilingual.
Green Line Tour, becomes a company in step with the times able to still compete with its competitors on the market, which during these 40 years have grown, having entered the market also international companies. Glt’s mission does not change to the first place there is the desire to tell Rome and other Italian destinations by making a dream vacation to tourists from all over the world live. Green Line Tours communicates through social networks and through these modern channels shortens the physical distances with its customers.