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Explore NYC Through A Different Lens!

Our private tours feature custom itineraries and professional photos to keep!

*No more bad selfies!*

NYC Tours & Photo Safaris was created by travel blogger and native New Yorker Jessie Festa, aka Jessie on a Journey. After having numerous readers ask for her New York expertise, she decided to get licensed as a sightseeing guide to actually show people what makes NYC so amazing. To up the ante, with her private photo tours she includes professional photos from the day for guests to keep!

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“This was one of the best days that I’ve had in New York City so far! I’m totally serious. I loved this tour!”

AdventurousKate.com, Travel Blogger

Click here to see what others are saying about our photo tours!

Before Your Tour: On your booking form you'll note any must-sees, like the Brooklyn Bridge and Central Park, and any interests you'd like to explore, like food and street art. From there, your guide will create a custom itinerary for you. 


During Your Tour: During your tour your guide will be taking professional photos of your group. Learn some history, hear fun local stories and discover where the locals are really hanging out, with the fun all caught on camera so you can preserve the day's memories. 


After Your Tour: Your photos will be sent via downloadable folder within 48 hours. You'll have the option to have your favorites printed and sent to your home, as well! 

What To Expect

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Say goodbye to bad selfies!

We've all been there. You're exploring by yourself -- or maybe with a relative, friend or significant other -- and you really want a beautiful shot with the Empire State Building in the background.


You wait around until you find someone who looks like they wouldn't mind pausing their day to take your photo (not always easy in NYC!). Unfortunately, the stranger isn't camera savvy, and you get a blurry shot with your head cut out of frame. You then awkwardly pull out your selfie stick, which leads to virtually 100 of the same mediocre trip pictures. 


Not anymore. 


On a custom NYC photo tour, you'll get gorgeous professional vacation photos with a variety of poses, settings and styles to keep. Your guide will direct your tour's photo shoot so you look your best in every shot, though you can feel free to add your own creative spin, too!

Check out this video of a sample tour:

Created by tour guest and blogger, Nikki Vargas of The Pin the Map Project

Are you ready to say goodbye to selfies, and explore NYC through a different lens?  

Two weeks demo of our premium subscription and report analytics.

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